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Dubai plans workshop to probe Bitcoin framework

The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has announced that it will discuss the present and future of the legislative and legal frameworks related to cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin during an upcoming workshop.

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Bitcoin is money, says US judge

Bitcoin qualifies as money, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JPMorgan Chase & Co and other companies. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan rejected

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Cyber threat grows for bitcoin exchanges

When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cyber theft -- the second largest by an exchange sinc

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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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