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The Explainer: Why are you hearing so much about cryptocurrency?
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The Explainer: Why are you hearing so much about cryptocurrency?

May 27th 2021, 6:32 PM 10,682 Views 20 Comments

Alpha Wealth’s Nick Charalambous and our own Ian Curran explain the highs and lows of crypto.

Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies
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Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies

May 20th 2021, 9:02 AM 23,071 Views 74 Comments

People are being conned out of up to €50k.

Dublin man (21) jailed for role in online theft of more than $2 million worth of Bitcoin
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Dublin man (21) jailed for role in online theft of more than $2 million worth of Bitcoin

Nov 17th 2020, 6:48 PM 37,981 Views 30 Comments

Conor Freeman was jailed for just under three years today.

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts
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Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Jul 18th 2020, 3:33 PM 19,918 Views 17 Comments

More than $100,000 (€87,000) worth of the virtual currency was sent to email addresses mentioned in the tweets

'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack
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'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack

Jul 16th 2020, 10:37 AM 15,488 Views 15 Comments

High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.

Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack
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Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack

Jul 15th 2020, 10:49 PM 42,158 Views 25 Comments

The hack appears to suggest that those who donate bitcoins will have their donation doubled and returned.

Irishman facing more than 100 years in US prison over alleged Bitcoin hacking theft
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Irishman facing more than 100 years in US prison over alleged Bitcoin hacking theft

May 10th 2019, 1:19 PM 34,603 Views 0 Comments

Conor Freeman now faces extradition to the US over the alleged offences.

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack
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At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack

Updated Jan 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 42,578 Views 52 Comments

The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.

Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'
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Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:55 PM 31,915 Views 24 Comments

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes
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South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes

Aug 19th 2018, 4:55 PM 41,957 Views 37 Comments

Once the transaction was completed in a hotel in the city of Nice, the South Korean realised the 500-euro notes he had been handed were photocopied fakes.

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland
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Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:05 AM 24,959 Views 18 Comments

Icelandic police arrested 11 people.

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says
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Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says

Feb 12th 2018, 4:20 PM 15,741 Views 23 Comments

It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.

Irish banks monitoring bitcoin buys on credit cards after UK bank brings in ban
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Irish banks monitoring bitcoin buys on credit cards after UK bank brings in ban

Feb 10th 2018, 10:00 PM 41,262 Views 118 Comments

The cryptocurrency has surged in value recently, but there are fears it’s on the verge of plummeting.

Bitcoin brain teaser: This cryptic painting just earned someone €40,000
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Bitcoin brain teaser: This cryptic painting just earned someone €40,000

Feb 5th 2018, 9:16 PM 23,017 Views 16 Comments

The puzzle was created by crypto artists @coin_artist and Rob Myers in early 2015.

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins
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This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Jan 12th 2018, 1:04 PM 18,838 Views 34 Comments

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic
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European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic

Dec 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 43,215 Views 63 Comments

A Bitcoin ‘mine’ was discovered in a raid on the cartel last month.

Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again)
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Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again)

Dec 1st 2017, 8:06 AM 13,423 Views 55 Comments

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase has called bitcoin a “fraud”.

Online currency Bitcoin surges past the $10,000 mark for the first time
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Online currency Bitcoin surges past the $10,000 mark for the first time

Nov 29th 2017, 8:40 AM 15,181 Views 83 Comments

The unprecedented surge has worried analysts that the growth is a bubble.

Bitcoin's future: 'Remember many people saw the early internet as a toy that would never take off'
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Bitcoin's future: 'Remember many people saw the early internet as a toy that would never take off'

Aug 20th 2017, 3:30 PM 13,296 Views 50 Comments

Some of the most talented software developers in the world are working on Bitcoin, writes John Gleeson.

'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets
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'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets

Jul 21st 2017, 7:16 AM 18,151 Views 24 Comments

Underground websites AlphaBay and Hansa Market had tens of thousands of sellers.

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?
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Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Jul 15th 2017, 9:45 AM 23,548 Views 27 Comments

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

'This was an international attack': NHS plunged into chaos in large-scale cyber hack
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'This was an international attack': NHS plunged into chaos in large-scale cyber hack

May 12th 2017, 8:36 PM 39,361 Views 78 Comments

Theresa May has said the cyber attack wasn’t specifically targeting the NHS.

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams
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How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 75,105 Views 34 Comments

“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”

Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack
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Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack

Aug 3rd 2016, 12:20 PM 19,506 Views 27 Comments

The volatile cryptocurrency lost more than 20% of its value after the breach.

Now could be a good time to keep an eye on bitcoin again
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Now could be a good time to keep an eye on bitcoin again

May 30th 2016, 4:55 PM 16,533 Views 21 Comments

The currency is now valued at €477 per coin, matching the valuation it had back in August 2014.

Bitcoin's alleged inventor says he doesn't have 'the courage' to prove his claims
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Bitcoin's alleged inventor says he doesn't have 'the courage' to prove his claims

May 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 12,364 Views 8 Comments

Craig Wright said he would offer “extraordinary proof” to support his claims, but said he’s “not strong enough for this”.

An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin
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An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin

May 2nd 2016, 11:42 AM 26,952 Views 19 Comments

But Craig Wright says he doesn’t want fame or fortune – he just wants to be left alone.

Police raid home of possible bitcoin founder
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Police raid home of possible bitcoin founder

Dec 9th 2015, 9:25 AM 18,307 Views 25 Comments

The property was searched just hours after reports identified the possible founder of the controversial cryptocurrency.

Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin
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Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin

Mar 30th 2015, 7:11 PM 14,278 Views 17 Comments

Two agents have been charged with stealing the online currency after Silk Road was seized by the FBI.

The man behind the Silk Road drug website could spend the rest of his life in prison
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The man behind the Silk Road drug website could spend the rest of his life in prison

Feb 5th 2015, 11:09 AM 14,816 Views 17 Comments

He adopted the name Dread Pirate Roberts and was accused of brokering over $200 million in drug deals.

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem
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These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

Feb 3rd 2015, 11:39 AM 16,508 Views 51 Comments

Critics say that the digital currency lacks transparency – and a group of students have been trying to fix that.

The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple
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The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple

Dec 11th 2014, 12:38 PM 6,762 Views 23 Comments

Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.

Worldwide crackdown on 'dark net' leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland)
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Worldwide crackdown on 'dark net' leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland)

Nov 7th 2014, 4:51 PM 17,079 Views 24 Comments

An investigation coordinated by Europol covered the United States and 16 countries in Europe.

PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments
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PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments

Sep 24th 2014, 2:41 PM 289 Views 1 Comment

The company has teamed up with three bitcoin payment processors, allowing sellers to accept bitcoin as payment for digital goods.

Explainer: Why the new challenger to Bitcoin is worth keeping an eye on
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Explainer: Why the new challenger to Bitcoin is worth keeping an eye on

Aug 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 16,685 Views 9 Comments

The new currency has been backed by Stripe, founded by the Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, but is it worth taking note of?

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin
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Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin

Jul 21st 2014, 11:10 AM 5,143 Views 17 Comments

The computer giant’s CEO Michael Dell made the announcement on Twitter.

Central Bank urges Bitcoin to learn from the mistakes of the last financial crisis
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Central Bank urges Bitcoin to learn from the mistakes of the last financial crisis

Jul 3rd 2014, 5:24 PM 5,630 Views 11 Comments

The Director of Markets Supervision, Gareth Murphy, urged the virtual currency industry to work with financial institutions and avoid the “culture of indifference” which led to the last financial crisis.

Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change
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Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change

Jun 16th 2014, 10:56 AM 4,993 Views 4 Comments

Coin Pocket has become the first bitcoin trading app to be approved by Apple since it updated its App Store review guidelines.

Apple's policy update could pave the way for bitcoin payments
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Apple's policy update could pave the way for bitcoin payments

Jun 3rd 2014, 4:08 PM 6,454 Views 6 Comments

Apps can now accept payments from “approved virtual currencies” although Apple hasn’t said which ones qualify.

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