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Technology 08 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

As Bitcoin virtual currency soars, bubble fears do too

As of Friday, a single Bitcoin traded at around US$135 (RM405).

TECH 24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 PM

ECB says blackmailed after contact data stolen

The European Central Bank has received a blackmail letter after its public website was hacked and contact data stolen, the bank said on Thursday.

TECH 03 Nov 2014 | 5:00 PM

Hungary's Orban's Internet tax announcement met with scepticism, distrust

Hungary's prime minister shelved plans to introduce an Internet tax that had sparked major demonstrations and further concerns about civil liberties in the EU member state.

Technology 12 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM

Nordic countries point the way to cashless societies

Nordic countries are leading a shift by rich nations towards cashless societies, providing a test case for whether the lower cost and convenience of using cards and smartphones for payments outweigh the risks of fraud and some people being left behind.

TECH 24 Nov 2015 | 10:07 AM

Blockchain technology could reduce role of banks, says BIS

Blockchain technology could reduce the role of intermediaries such as banks and settlement houses, the Bank for International Settlements - or "the central bankers' central bank" - said in a report.

TECH 29 Feb 2016 | 8:14 AM

Frankfurt seeks to win over FinTech whizzkids

As Germany’s banking capital, Frankfurt has long established itself as one of Europe’s leading financial hubs.

TECH 26 Apr 2016 | 10:06 AM

EU lawmakers to hold off from regulating blockchain for now

The European Union should hold off for now from regulating blockchain, the technology that underpins the virtual currency bitcoin.

Technology 13 May 2016 | 4:40 AM

ECB to set up cyberattack warning system for banks

The European Central Bank will set up a database to register incidents of cyber crime at commercial banks, aiming to create an early warning and analysis system for big lenders, it told a German newspaper.

TECH 16 Sep 2016 | 8:52 AM

Central banks seek global standards in wake of Bangladesh heist

The world's major central banks have launched a task force to consider setting broad rules to protect the vast network of cross-border banking from cyber attacks.

TECH 11 Jan 2017 | 2:20 AM

Italy arrests two for hacking into e-mails of ECB's Draghi, former Italy PM Renzi

Italian police arrested two siblings on Tuesday for hacking into the e-mails of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, former prime minister Matteo Renzi and thousands of others.