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December 18, 2019 - 12:35 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in the U.S. and threatened to release the information unless the companies paid ransom. Nathan...
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November 05, 2019 - 1:19 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mother of a Russian man jailed in Greece pending three extradition requests for alleged bitcoin fraud has appealed for his release, ahead of another legal bid to end his detention. Vera Vinnik said Tuesday that Greek authorities have shown "no mercy" to Alexander Vinnik,...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says authorities in the Netherlands and Britain have arrested six people suspected of involvement in a cryptocurrency theft worth 24 million euros ($27 million). Europol says five men and one woman were arrested in simultaneous raids...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, Tyler Winklevoss, left, and Cameron Winklevoss, founders of Gemini Trust Co., appear on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are once again seeing Mark Zuckerberg steal their thunder with Facebook’s Libra digital currency. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First they accused Mark Zuckerberg of lifting their idea for Facebook. Now, 15 years later, Harvard twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are once again seeing the Facebook CEO steal their thunder. In the intervening years, the Winklevii, as they're frequently known, have been...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency (all times local): 2:30 p.m. One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under new U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal...
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June 14, 2019 - 9:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a story June 13 about the carbon footprint of bitcoin, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the electricity required for a bitcoin transaction results in hundreds of times as much CO2 emitted as a credit card payment. It is hundreds of thousands of times as much. A...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for its billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook would aim to keep the coin's value stable. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook would aim to keep the coin's value stable...
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A photograph of the Russian cybercrime suspect Russian man Alexander Vinnik is on display on a screen during a press conference by his lawyers in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Zoe Konstantopoulou, the lawyer for Vinnik, suspected of bitcoin fraud and wanted by three countries says his health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike and criticized the Greek courts for holding him in custody for more than the maximum 18 months allowed. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 28, 2019 - 9:55 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The lawyers for a Russian suspected of bitcoin fraud and wanted by three countries said Thursday that the man's health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike, and criticized the Greek courts for detaining him for more than the maximum 18 months allowed. Lawyer Zoe...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- The Bronx High School of Science was among the dozens of schools, government buildings and other locations nationwide that received a bomb threat Thursday demanding Bitcoin payments. RELATED: Brooklyn man charged with threatening to kill US senator | CA university offers...
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