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Technology 07 Aug 2015 | 5:23 PM

Bitcoin startups lure quant whizzes from Wall Street

Armed with a doctorate in financial engineering, 34-year-old Timo Schlaefer was on his way to a promising career at Goldman Sachs in London.

TECH 11 Aug 2015 | 1:20 PM

US prosecutors bring criminal case against hackers, insider traders: source

US prosecutors will announce the indictment of nine individuals on Aug 11 on charges they were part of an insider trading ring based on cyberhacking of disseminators of news releases.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM

Hackers stole secrets of up to US$100mil insider-trading profit

A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as US$100mil (RM398mil) in illegal profits over five years by conspiring to use information stolen from thousands of corporate press statements before their public release, US authorities said.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 12:29 PM

US busts hacking/insider trading ring

An international team of hackers and stock traders was charged with pocketing more than US$100mil (RM397.52mil) in illicit profits based on stolen market-moving financial information, US officials announced.

Technology 20 Oct 2015 | 5:30 PM

Smartphones put power to deal currencies into retail traders' hands

Once the preserve of big international banks, smartphones are putting the power to deal currencies into the hands of a new cohort of traders, who can make a fortune – or lose their shirt – on the bus to work.

TECH 02 Nov 2015 | 11:39 AM

Biting back: bitcoin heads for best month in one and half years

Bitcoin has just recorded its best month since May 2014, stealing the spotlight away from the blockchain technology that underpins it and which has been attracting investment from almost every major bank in the world.

TECH 22 Dec 2015 | 2:44 AM

Trader pleads guilty in US insider trading hacking case

A Georgia-based real estate developer pleaded guilty to participating in what US authorities say was a US$100mil (RM430mil) insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases.

TECH 24 Dec 2015 | 6:08 AM

Analysis – Record highs predicted for bitcoin in 2016 as new supply halves

2016 could prove to be the year that the price of bitcoin surges again. Not because of any dark-web drug-dealing or Russian ponzi scheme, but for an altogether less sensational reason – slower growth in the money supply.

Technology 06 Jan 2016 | 4:31 AM

Message apps pose growing risk for China securities regulator

A growing number of China's retail investors are opening trading accounts on messaging and social media app WeChat, and some institutional investors are even using it to instruct brokers, making it harder for regulators to monitor trades and spot illegal activity, traders and investors told Reuters.

TECH 21 Jan 2016 | 9:52 AM

New guilty plea in big US insider trading hacking case

A trader from an Atlanta suburb admitted to involvement in what US authorities have called a more than US$100mil international insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases.