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From TheJournal.ie At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack Bitcoin

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin' Actual Fake News

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

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes Not Nice

South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

Icelandic police arrested 11 people.

From TheJournal.ie Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says Global Hack

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks monitoring bitcoin buys on credit cards after UK bank brings in ban Lloyds Bank

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bitcoin brain teaser: This cryptic painting just earned someone €40,000 Crack The Code

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins Crypto

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

From TheJournal.ie European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic Cryptocurrency

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again) Cryptocurrency

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Online currency Bitcoin surges past the $10,000 mark for the first time Up And Up

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets Alpha Bay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again? Coining It

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This was an international attack': NHS plunged into chaos in large-scale cyber hack Held To Ransom

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams Under Pressure

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack Disappearing Act

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Now could be a good time to keep an eye on bitcoin again On The Up

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bitcoin's alleged inventor says he doesn't have 'the courage' to prove his claims Backing Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin Outed

An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin

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

From TheJournal.ie Police raid home of possible bitcoin founder Australia

Police raid home of possible bitcoin founder

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

From TheJournal.ie Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin Bitcoin-ing It

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The man behind the Silk Road drug website could spend the rest of his life in prison End Of The Road

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem Credit Check

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

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

From TheJournal.ie The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple Spend Spend Spend

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Worldwide crackdown on 'dark net' leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland) Tor

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments Baby Steps

PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the new challenger to Bitcoin is worth keeping an eye on New Challenger

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin Virtual Currency

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin

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

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank urges Bitcoin to learn from the mistakes of the last financial crisis Regulation

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change Virtual Currency

Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Apple's policy update could pave the way for bitcoin payments Virtual Currencies

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bitcoin exchanges investigated over possible Silk Road connections Investigation

Bitcoin exchanges investigated over possible Silk Road connections

The FBI has issued subpoenas to a number of bitcoin exchanges as it continues its investigations into the site.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that Cold Storage

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that

Both BitVendo and Merrion Vaults are allowing bitcoin owners to store the crypto-currency through cold storage, a service which stores them offline and protects them from security breaches.

From TheJournal.ie MtGox abandons its plans to rebuild and files for liquidation End Of The Road

MtGox abandons its plans to rebuild and files for liquidation

If the Tokyo court approves of MtGox’s request, a trustee will be appointed, who will take over management of the company’s assets from its CEO, Mark Karpelés.

From TheJournal.ie US revenue service decides to treat Bitcoin as property, not currency Taxable

US revenue service decides to treat Bitcoin as property, not currency

Under the new rules, US bitcoin owners will have to pay taxes on the income they gain as bitcoin increases in value.

From TheJournal.ie Imagine finding €87mn 'in an old wallet'. Bitcoin exchange MtGox did just that Back Of The Sofa

Imagine finding €87mn 'in an old wallet'. Bitcoin exchange MtGox did just that

The Tokyo-based digital currency had previously lost 850,000 coins worth nearly €368 million.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat? Coining It

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Despite being the darling of the tech frontier, surely we can now see that the red flags being waved around this “currency” are far from virtual, writes Peter Casey.

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