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TECH 28 Aug 2014 | 1:35 PM

Bitcoin shows staying power as online merchants chase digital sparkle

Bitcoin is catching on at US online merchants including and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.

Living 10 Dec 2017 | 8:00 AM

Jason Godfrey dives deep into bitcoin business and emerges convinced... kinda

Cryptocurrency, miners, block chain tech... Big Smile, No Teeth columnist Jason Godfrey dives deep into the murky waters of virtual money.

Business 28 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bitcoin variants multiply amid battle for dominance

HONG KONG: It’s getting tougher and tougher to keep track of all the different versions of bitcoin.

Business 13 Feb 2014 | 8:13 AM

Cyber attack on bitcoin a big warning to currency's users

NEW YORK: A massive cyber attack from unknown sources that has been spamming bitcoin exchanges is highlighting some of the dangers people can encounter when they exchange cash for digital currencies like the bitcoin, experts said on Wednesday.

Environment 13 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bitcoin is biting the environment because it's super hungry for power

This digital currency uses huge amounts of energy for computers that make complex calculations that verify transactions, adding to global warming.

Corporate News 25 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bitcoin may split 50 times this year as forking craze mounts

PORTLAND: Bitcoin God arrived last month. Bitcoin Pizza was delivered in January. Bitcoin Private’s issuance date is... still a secret.

Corporate News 14 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bitcoin halts decline that wiped US$38bil from market value

HONG KONG: Bitcoin halted a two-day slump as speculators saw a 29% plunge from its record high as possibly an excessive response to a technology upgrade getting cancelled.

Business 20 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bitcoin is digital gold – but will you buy a sandwich with it?

LONDON: For digital-marketing agency, taking bitcoin for payment was easy enough, all co-founder Roger Wu had to do was obtain a digital wallet. To promote the move in 2014, he even penned a blog post for Forbes explaining the decision.

Business 26 Feb 2014 | 11:01 AM

Bitcoin world in turmoil after exchange goes dark

WASHINGTON: The Bitcoin community was thrown into turmoil Tuesday after the disappearance of what had been its biggest exchange, shaking confidence in the fast-growing virtual currency.

Cryptocurrency 03 Jul 2018 | 2:36 AM Premium

Is Bitcoin the future, or an echo of a failed past?

FOR most of its 10-year history, the digital currency bitcoin has been viewed by some people as the future of money.