US DOJ Recovers 63.7 Bitcoin From Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack
Recently, the US government announced that they will soon be giving ransomware attacks the same level of priority as terrorism. While ransomware attacks aren’t new, it seems that the attack on the Colonial Pipeline that caused fuel shortages across the East Coast and Southern US has spurred the government to treat it more seriously.
El Salvador Could Be The First Country To Accept Bitcoin As Legal Tender
There is a lot of debate on cryptocurrency like bitcoin at the moment. This is because cryptocurrency is unregulated by governments, which was kind of the point in the first place, but it is also the reason why it isn’t quite mainstream yet compared to regular fiat currency. While there are some places that do accept bitcoin as payment, it is few and far between.
Tesla Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin
A couple of months ago, Tesla announced that they will be accepting bitcoin as payment for their electric cars. It sounded like a good idea, especially with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk seemingly making a push for cryptocurrency to be more mainstream with his stream of tweets over Dogecoin.
Apple Approved Bitcoin Scam App Robs Man Of $600,000
While many developers have complained about Apple’s strict and sometimes draconian review process of apps for the App Store, there is a good reason behind that as Apple wants to ensure that no malicious apps or malware disguised as apps make their way into the App Store ecosystem.
You Can Now Buy A Tesla If You Have Enough Bitcoin
Based on the prices of bitcoin, it seems that the market really believes that bitcoin is a valuable commodity. However, spending your bitcoin, at least directly, isn’t as widely available yet so it’s not as if you’ll be able to walk into your local supermarket and pay for groceries using the cryptocurrency.
Apple Pay Now Supports Bitcoin Payments
If you like the concept of cryptocurrency and maybe have some of your own that you wish to spend instead of cash, then you might be interested to learn that Apple Pay will now support bitcoin, although not exactly directly. This is thanks to BitPay which is a digital wallet that can also be used with Apple Pay and the Apple Wallet app.
Man Offers $68 Million Reward To Help Him Recover Lost Bitcoin Hard Drive
Turn the clock back years ago when bitcoin was still relatively new, people probably didn’t give it much thought or treated it particularly seriously. This is because bitcoin back then wasn’t worth that much, so people were giving it out in large quantities. These days, the value of bitcoin has shot through the roof, so those who held onto their bitcoin back then are sitting on a lot of money.
Man Forgets Password To His Bitcoin Portfolio, Stands To Lose Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars
Back in the day when bitcoin wasn’t as highly-valued as it is today, people who got in early were paid a lot of it, since back then 1 bitcoin wasn’t worth as much as it is now. This was what programmer Stefan Thomas went through a few years ago, where he was paid 7,002 bitcoin for his services.
Bitcoin Hits A New All-Time High Of $34,000
Will cryptocurrency become a new standard of currency that we can expect in the future? While the jury is still out on that, it seems that cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors are betting big on it, to the point where bitcoin has surged to record highs where just a few days after the New Year, it was valued at more than $34,000.
A Bitcoin Wallet Containing $964 Million Was Just Emptied Out
Bitcoin has been around for a while now and presumably, there have been people mining for the cryptocurrency from the early days, and also presumably, those people might have amassed quite a collection over the years. In fact, there has been one particular Bitcoin wallet that has been closely watched by cryptocurrency enthusiasts for a while.
PayPal Is Embracing The Use Of Cryptocurrency
PayPal, for the most part, supports using credit cards to make payments. Users can also reload their wallets and store it in PayPal, and link their bank accounts. All those are more or less to be expected and are somewhat traditional forms of payment. However, it seems that PayPal is looking to embrace a future in which cryptocurrency could become the new standard.
17-Year Old Arrested Over Twitter Hacks
A couple of weeks ago, several high profile Twitter accounts were compromised in which they were taken over and then used to post a bitcoin scam. Given that these were very public profiles which included the likes of Apple, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and so on, it managed to gain quite a bit of traction with some Twitter users falling for it.
A Bunch Of Twitter Accounts Are Being Hacked To Advertise Bitcoin Scams
If you’ve been browsing Twitter and have come across several posts by big brand accounts or high profile users advertising a bitcoin giveaway, you should probably ignore those. This is because there seems to be a spate of Twitter hacks that have been going around where these high profile accounts are being taken over to advertise a bitcoin scam.
China Is Thinking About Banning Cryptocurrency Mining
Some of the largest cryptocurrency mining operations are understandably located in China but this isn’t something that the country feels is worth doing. Regulators in China appear to be even considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining altogether as they have classified it as an “undesirable” economic activity.
Study Finds The Majority Of Bitcoin Trading Is A Hoax
While the price of bitcoin has come down a bit compared to its peak, it is still very lucrative and it’s not surprising that many out there want to get into it. However it seems that according to a report from Bitwise, many scammers are aware of this and are taking advantage of it by launching various bitcoin scams.
Businesses In Ohio Will Be Able To Pay Taxes With Bitcoin
Bitcoin has had a rough couple of weeks as its value continues to nosedive. However, support for the virtual currency continues to grow. Ohio has become the first state to allow businesses to pay their taxes with Bitcoin. It has opened a new cryptocurrency portal for this purpose. The Wall Street Journal reports that Ohio seems to be the first state to allow businesses to pay their taxes with a […]
Bitcoin Value Reaches New Low For 2018
Gone are the days when it felt like the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would just keep on climbing. The values have tanked pretty hard over the past year and continue to do so. The bitcoin value has now hit a new low for the year 2018, hitting its lowest point since September 2017. It’s down a staggering 30 percent for the week.
Hublot Unveils Luxury Bitcoin Watch Worth $25,000
Hublot, a Swiss manufacturer of high-end watches, wants some of that Bitcoin money. The company has unveiled a new luxury watch that can only be purchased with Bitcoin. It has been launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this digital currency. It’s part of Hublot’s Big Bang series and costs almost $25,000. Here’s the catch: You can only buy it with Bitcoin.
Goldman Puts Bitcoin Trading Plans On Hold
Banking giant Goldman Sachs has reportedly decided to put its cryptocurrency trading plans on hold. The company was planning to open a trading desk for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin but it has decided against that because the regulatory framework concerning cryptocurrency trading isn’t clear.
World Cup Gambling Ring With $1.5 Billion In Crypto Bets Busted
A FIFA World Cup gambling ring has been busted by officials in China which had reportedly took in bets worth more than 10 billion yuan or $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency bets. The authorities are said to have arrested six individuals linked to a web-based crime syndicate that’s connected to the dark web. Cryptocurrencies worth more than 10 million yuan were found in their possession and seized.