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# bitcoin - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Couple arrested as US seizes $3.6 billion of stolen bitcoin in record haul
# Cryptocurrency
# Cryptocurrency

Couple arrested as US seizes $3.6 billion of stolen bitcoin in record haul

Feb 9th 2022, 7:03 AM 46,755 Views 38 Comments

The couple face up to 20 years in prison.

# bitcoin - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Poll: Have you bought any cryptocurrency?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you bought any cryptocurrency?

Jan 23rd 2022, 10:49 AM 51,564 Views 142 Comments

Cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity in recent years.

# bitcoin - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads
# Coining It
# Coining It

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads

Jan 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 32,665 Views 55 Comments

Spain and the United Kingdom have both unveiled new rules aimed at tightening advertising standards for crypto-assets.

# bitcoin - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices
# Cryptocurrency
# Cryptocurrency

Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices

Jan 8th 2022, 7:36 PM 46,267 Views 68 Comments

Police “confiscated 272 different anti-miner devices used for the production of Bitcoin”, a statement said.

# bitcoin - Thursday 27 May, 2021

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

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

May 27th 2021, 6:32 PM 10,796 Views 20 Comments

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

# bitcoin - Thursday 20 May, 2021

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

Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies

May 20th 2021, 9:02 AM 23,457 Views 74 Comments

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

# bitcoin - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 17th 2020, 6:48 PM 38,095 Views 30 Comments

Conor Freeman was jailed for just under three years today.

# bitcoin - Saturday 18 July, 2020

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

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Jul 18th 2020, 3:33 PM 19,930 Views 17 Comments

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

# bitcoin - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 16th 2020, 10:37 AM 15,502 Views 15 Comments

High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 15th 2020, 10:49 PM 42,197 Views 24 Comments

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

# bitcoin - Friday 10 May, 2019

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

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

May 10th 2019, 1:19 PM 34,630 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

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

Updated Jan 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 42,617 Views 52 Comments

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'
# Actual Fake News
# Actual Fake News

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:55 PM 31,941 Views 24 Comments

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

# bitcoin - Sunday 19 August, 2018

South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes
# Not Nice
# Not Nice

South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes

Aug 19th 2018, 4:55 PM 41,970 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 - Saturday 3 March, 2018

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

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:05 AM 24,975 Views 18 Comments

Icelandic police arrested 11 people.

# bitcoin - Monday 12 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 12th 2018, 4:20 PM 15,758 Views 23 Comments

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
# Lloyds Bank
# Lloyds Bank

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

Feb 10th 2018, 10:00 PM 41,489 Views 118 Comments

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
# Crack The Code
# Crack The Code

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

Feb 5th 2018, 9:16 PM 23,047 Views 16 Comments

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
# Crypto
# Crypto

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Jan 12th 2018, 1:04 PM 18,870 Views 34 Comments

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
# Cryptocurrency
# Cryptocurrency

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

Dec 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 43,270 Views 60 Comments

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)
# Cryptocurrency
# Cryptocurrency

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

Dec 1st 2017, 8:06 AM 13,437 Views 53 Comments

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
# Up And Up
# Up And Up

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

Nov 29th 2017, 8:40 AM 15,191 Views 83 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Aug 20th 2017, 3:30 PM 13,318 Views 50 Comments

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
# Alpha Bay
# Alpha Bay

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

Jul 21st 2017, 7:16 AM 18,160 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Coining It
# Coining It

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

Jul 15th 2017, 9:45 AM 23,566 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.

# bitcoin - Friday 12 May, 2017

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

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

May 12th 2017, 8:36 PM 39,365 Views 78 Comments

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
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

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

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 78,472 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 - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 3rd 2016, 12:20 PM 19,549 Views 28 Comments

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
# On The Up
# On The Up

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

May 30th 2016, 4:55 PM 16,564 Views 21 Comments

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
# Backing Out
# Backing Out

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

May 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 12,377 Views 8 Comments

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
# Outed
# Outed

An Australian inventor has revealed himself as the creator of Bitcoin

May 2nd 2016, 11:42 AM 26,960 Views 19 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

Police raid home of possible bitcoin founder

Dec 9th 2015, 9:25 AM 18,328 Views 25 Comments

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
# Bitcoin-ing It
# Bitcoin-ing It

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

Mar 30th 2015, 7:11 PM 14,282 Views 17 Comments

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
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

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

Feb 5th 2015, 11:09 AM 14,823 Views 17 Comments

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
# Credit Check
# Credit Check

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

Feb 3rd 2015, 11:39 AM 16,524 Views 51 Comments

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
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

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

Dec 11th 2014, 12:38 PM 6,768 Views 23 Comments

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
# Tor

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

Nov 7th 2014, 4:51 PM 17,111 Views 24 Comments

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
# Baby Steps
# Baby Steps

PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments

Sep 24th 2014, 2:41 PM 303 Views 1 Comment

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
# New Challenger
# New Challenger

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

Aug 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 16,768 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?

# bitcoin - Monday 21 July, 2014

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin
# Virtual Currency
# Virtual Currency

Dell is now the largest company to accept payments in Bitcoin

Jul 21st 2014, 11:10 AM 5,156 Views 17 Comments

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

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