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# bitcoin - Friday 10 May, 2019

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

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

# bitcoin - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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.

# bitcoin - Sunday 19 August, 2018

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.

# bitcoin - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

Icelandic police arrested 11 people.

# bitcoin - Monday 12 February, 2018

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.

# bitcoin - Saturday 10 February, 2018

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.

# bitcoin - Monday 5 February, 2018

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.

# bitcoin - Friday 12 January, 2018

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

# bitcoin - Sunday 3 December, 2017

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.

# bitcoin - Friday 1 December, 2017

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

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

# bitcoin - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

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.

# bitcoin - Sunday 20 August, 2017

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.

# bitcoin - Friday 21 July, 2017

'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.

# bitcoin - Saturday 15 July, 2017

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.

# bitcoin - Friday 12 May, 2017

'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.

# bitcoin - Sunday 8 January, 2017

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.”

# bitcoin - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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.

# bitcoin - Monday 30 May, 2016

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.

# bitcoin - Thursday 5 May, 2016

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”.

# bitcoin - Monday 2 May, 2016

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.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Police raid home of possible bitcoin founder

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

# bitcoin - Monday 30 March, 2015

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.

# bitcoin - Thursday 5 February, 2015

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.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

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.

# bitcoin - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Friday 7 November, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

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?

# bitcoin - Monday 21 July, 2014

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin

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

# bitcoin - Thursday 3 July, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Monday 16 June, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge When you search for 'bitcoin' on you get 'bacon' Taxing Times

# bitcoin - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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.

# bitcoin - Friday 21 March, 2014

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.

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