03/07/14 09:15 AM
LONDON (AP) — The euro has struck its highest level against the dollar for nearly two and a half years in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision not to cut interest rates further. At one point Friday, the currency, which is used by 18 European Union countries, rose to $1.3917, its...
By Satish Cheney | 03/06/14 07:52 AM
A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of "foul play" in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder. The spokesman said police found 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, an American, lying motionless near the apartment tower where she...
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 08:40 AM
The Bitcoin Foundation, an advocacy group for the nascent digital currency, provided information to federal prosecutors this week that aided a probe into Mt. Gox, a shuttered exchange in Tokyo. “The Bitcoin Foundation proactively reached out to the Southern District of New York to offer...
By Ashe Schow | 02/26/14 03:35 PM
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., doesn't understand Bitcoin, and because of that, he wants to ban it, calling the popular cryptocurrency “highly unstable and disruptive to our economy.”
02/25/14 04:16 PM
TOKYO (AP) — One of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy. A coalition of virtual currency companies said Tuesday that Tokyo-based Mt. Gox went under after secretly racking up...
02/25/14 02:15 PM
LONDON (AP) — Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that the world's biggest experiment in electronic cash could soon be strangled by fraud or regulation. Here's an...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/25/14 01:06 PM
A Tokyo-based exchange called Mt. Gox suspended trading and went offline Monday as evidence appeared to suggest that it was insolvent and unable to repay customers with accounts worth in the hundreds of millions.
02/25/14 12:31 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's currency has tumbled to an all-time low against the dollar amid uncertainty over the country's political and financial future. The hryvnia was down 7 percent at one point Tuesday, to 9.8 hryvnia per dollar, according to financial data provider FactSet. By late...
By Raphael Satter | 02/25/14 09:20 AM
A major bitcoin exchange has gone bust after secretly racking up catastrophic losses, other virtual currency companies said Tuesday — a potentially fatal blow for the exotic new form of money.
By Ashe Schow | 02/07/14 05:23 PM
Billy Markus, one of the original founders of Dogecoin, marked the two-month anniversary of the cryptocurrency by thanking supporters for making it so popular and urging them to remain a positive community. “The moment that people stop trying to participate in making positive things happen...
02/05/14 08:55 AM
What last week’s arrest of Charlie Shrem means for the virtual currency.
By Joseph Lawler | 01/27/14 01:03 PM
Officials arrested the CEO of a Bitcoin exchange at New York City's JFK Airport on Sunday on charges of laundering more than $1 million in Bitcoins through the dark-web drug marketplace known as the Silk Road, prosecutors announced Monday. The announcement comes one day before New York's...
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