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Bitfinex customers to lose 36pc of assets

Crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, which lost $72 million to hackers last week, told customers on Sunday they would lose just over 36 percent of the assets they had on the platform but would be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.

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Bitcoin worth $72m stolen from HK exchange

Nearly 120,000 units of digital currency bitcoin worth about $72 million was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong, making it the second-biggest security breach ever of such an exchange. Bitfinex is one of the la

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Australian confirms he is bitcoin creator

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC on Monday he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. The

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Australian confirms he is bitcoin creator

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC on Monday he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. The

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Group formed to help with US digital currency probes

Some of the biggest names in the bitcoin community have formed an organisation to help counter criminal activity involving digital currencies and their underlying technology.   Called Blockchain Alliance, the gro

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Bitcoin is latest victim of disinflation

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. Bitcoin is proving a big disappointment. The would-be currency is down 33 per cent against the dollar so far in 2015, and 71 per cent in

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Durise starts accepting payment in Bitcoin

Durise, a crowdfunding real estate company in the UAE, has announced that it is now accepting payment from investors in Bitcoin via its portal durise.com. Durise founder and CEO Waleed Esbaitah said: “Although Bitcoin may se

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Durise starts accepting payment in Bitcoin

Durise, a crowdfunding real estate company in the UAE, has announced that it is now accepting payment from investors in Bitcoin via its portal durise.com. Durise founder and CEO Waleed Esbaitah said: “Although Bitcoin may se

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Cyber threats increase by one billion in 2014

A total of 6.2 billon malicious attacks on user computers and mobile devices were blocked by Kaspersky Lab antivirus products in 2014, one billion more than in 2013, the vendor of endpoint protection solutions reported. In 2014 Ka

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Digital currency in focus at Bitcoin event in Dubai

Local and international leaders in the rapidly expanding digital currency space are set convene at a conference in Dubai, UAE, this week. The Dubai Bitcoin Conference will take place on December 12 and 13 at the Dubai Internationa

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