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Business 13 Dec 2013 | 9:10 AM

EU banking watchdog warns of risks from Bitcoin

LONDON: People using Bitcoins are on their own when it comes to losses, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Friday in a formal warning to consumers on the risks of using unregulated online currencies.

Business 10 Dec 2013 | 11:49 AM

Chinese investors look to mine Bitcoin volatility

SHANGHAI: Chinese speculators have seen Bitcoin values plunge, soar and plunge again within days, but say the virtual currency's extreme volatility is a profit opportunity despite the white-knuckle ride.

Business 05 Dec 2013 | 4:47 PM

China central bank warns banks against use of bitcoin

BEIJING: China's central bank warned on Thursday that financial institutions should not trade the digital currency bitcoin, saying that while it does not yet pose a threat to China's financial system, it carries risks.

TECH 03 Dec 2013 | 10:45 AM

Is your computer secretly mining Bitcoin?

Some developers are using the small print to turn their desktop computer apps into programs for creating crypto currency.

Economy 19 Nov 2013 | 1:41 PM

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, investors beware

Five years of rapid-fire money printing at the US Federal Reserve and easy money policies at other central banks have left trillions of dollars sloshing around the world financial system, and some of it is ending up in some rather odd places.

Business 16 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

In search of gold at Bretton Woods

Lust for gold not paying off.

TECH 04 Nov 2013 | 3:05 PM

Chip designers see dollar signs in Bitcoin miners

Technology professionals are targeting a new market in souped-up computers and specialised chips aimed at the growing ranks of Bitcoin "miners."

Economy 30 Oct 2013 | 10:28 AM

Bitcoin goes mainstream with ATM in Vancouver

A silver-and-blue ATM, perched up next to the espresso bar in a trendy Vancouver coffee shop, could launch a new era for the digital currency bitcoin, offering an almost instant way to exchange the world's leading virtual money for cash.

TECH 03 Oct 2013 | 8:29 AM

FBI shuts alleged online drug marketplace, Silk Road

FBI has arrested Silk Road owner, Ross William Ulbricht, 29, known online as "Dread Pirate Roberts," in San Francisco.

Business 28 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Is cash still king?

More than two-thirds of consumer payments not done through cash.