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TECH 13 Feb 2015 | 2:58 PM

Regulator raps Australian bitcoin IPO hopeful for China social media marketing

Regulators ordered Australia's Bitcoin Group Ltd to stop making public statements about its plans to undertake the world's first initial public offering of a virtual currency exchange after the company approached potential Chinese investors via social media.

TECH 12 Feb 2015 | 2:39 PM

Hong Kong lawmakers urge ban on bitcoin as scam victims turn to police

Hong Kong lawmakers urged authorities to ban bitcoin as more than 25 people flocked to police headquarters to complain over a scam involving the digital currency that media estimate could have duped investors of up to US$387mil(RM1.4bil).

World 11 Feb 2015 | 8:25 PM

Hong Kong lawmakers urge ban on bitcoin as scam victims turn to police

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong lawmakers on Wednesday urged authorities to ban bitcoin as more than 25 people flocked to police headquarters to complain over a scam involving the digital currency that media estimate could have duped investors of up to $387 million (253 million pounds).

TECH 05 Feb 2015 | 5:16 PM

Accused Silk Road operator convicted on US drug charges

The suspected mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was convicted on narcotics and other charges for his role in orchestrating a scheme that enabled around US$200mil (RM716mil) of anonymous online drug sales using bitcoins.

TECH 28 Jan 2015 | 3:54 PM

Taylor Swift shakes off hacking on social media

Taylor Swift scoffed at a hacker who took over her social media accounts and threatened to release nude pictures, with the pop star saying none existed.

TECH 23 Jan 2015 | 3:05 PM

Winklevoss twins aim to take Bitcoin mainstream with a regulated exchange

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are trying to firm up support by creating the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the United States, dubbing it the Nasdaq of Bitcoin, the New York Times reported.

AseanPlus News 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bangladesh arrests 7,015 over unrest

DHAKA: Bangladesh security forces have arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists since the start of deadly protests a fortnight ago, the government said. Activists have firebombed buses, cars and lorries – killing 29 people – since the opposition called a nationwide transport blockade to protest the detention of their leader Khaleda Zia. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu told reporters that 7,015 people had been arrested in the 15 days since the blockade began. — AFP

TECH 21 Jan 2015 | 10:46 AM

US bitcoin exchanger who sold on Silk Road gets four years in prison

A Florida plumber who operated an underground bitcoin exchange selling the digital currency to users of the black market website Silk Road was sentenced to four years in prison.

TECH 16 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM

US probed Mt Gox CEO as possible Silk Road mastermind

A US agent investigating Silk Road told jurors at a trial of accused operator Ross Ulbricht that he believed in 2013 that the former chief of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpeles, may have been the mastermind behind the black market website.

TECH 14 Jan 2015 | 2:51 PM

Accused Silk Road owner 'fall guy' for operators

A lawyer for the man accused of running the online black marketplace Silk Road acknowledged that his client had created the site, but said he was the "fall guy" for its true operators.

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