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Bitcoin’s skyrocketing growth was ‘fraud and manipulation’ – report

The record growth in bitcoin last year was actually a coordinated market manipulation, according to recent research by University of Texas Finance Professor John Griffin. Read more Griffin, who has 10 years of experience in detecting financial fraud, examined millions of transactions on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. In his paper, Griffin says that the US dollar-pegged cryptocurrency tether was used to ...

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Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’

Child abuse imagery has been detected in Bitcoin’s blockchain, according to a new study. The discovery potentially puts cryptocurrency users at risk, as anyone who downloads a blockchain could be held liable for illegal content. Researchers from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the Data Protection Research Institute at Goethe University in Frankfurt found 1600 files, including texts and images, ...

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Billions worth Mt. Gox bitcoins 'not lost': someone doesn't want them found – RT source

The hundreds of thousands of bitcoins stolen from the Mt. Gox exchange four years ago could be recovered, but there are powerful forces against it, according to bitcoin entrepreneur William Mook. Read more The Tokyo-based virtual currency exchange handled around 80 percent of global bitcoin trades. Mt. Gox shut down and went bankrupt in February 2014 after suffering the biggest ...

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Nearly a quarter of world’s bitcoins may be lost forever

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 05:36 Missing out on bitcoin’s wild rally may not be the worst thing in the world. You could be sitting on a fortune unable to access it. Data shows up to 23 percent of bitcoins currently in circulation may be lost forever. Read more It is impossible to say exactly how many bitcoins are being ...

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Bulgaria discovers it has enough bitcoins to pay off fifth of its debt

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 11:01 Hundreds of thousands of bitcoins have been seized in an anti-corruption operation in Bulgaria, Zerohedge reports. They are currently worth $ 3.6 billion, which is enough to pay off a fifth of the country’s national debt of $ 16.5 billion. Read more Dozens of people were arrested in May following an investigation by the ...

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All bitcoins combined worth more than Greece & New Zealand

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:46 Bitcoin’s unprecedented rally has boosted the cryptocurrency’s market cap to almost $ 200 billion. That is more than the annual output of entire economies such as Greece and New Zealand. Read more Views on bitcoin are broadly divided with some investors worried over the bubble nature of the phenomena, while others see it as ...

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Bitcoin’s value soars, but still too small to affect global economy says Bank of England

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 14:10 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 14:15 Not long ago it was mocked and shunned as the currency of drug dealers, yet digital currency bitcoin is now worth more than $ 10,000. The Bank of England, however, says it is still too small to affect the global economy. Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Jon ...

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