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World 26 Apr 2019 | 2:23 PM

Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks: research

LONDON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups.

World 28 Dec 2018 | 3:00 PM

Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency's database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday.

World 26 Jul 2018 | 2:32 PM

South Korean firm backtracks on $130 billion 'treasure ship' gold claims

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean company that claimed to have found the wreck of a Russian warship holding $130 billion (£98.50 billion) in gold said on Thursday it has not verified the existence of any gold, while a financial watchdog said it was probing possible unlawful stock trading.

World 23 May 2018 | 3:50 PM

South Africa kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin to free teenager

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A criminal gang in South Africa who kidnapped a teenage boy on Sunday are demanding a ransom in bitcoin crytocurrency of nearly $120,000, police said.

World 30 Dec 2017 | 5:38 AM

Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 million ransom paid

KIEV (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday.

AseanPlus News 19 Dec 2017 | 2:25 PM

Bitcoin investors risk losing it all, warns Singapore

SINGAPORE: As bitcoin continues its gravity-less bounce, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a strong warning to would-be investors to act with "extreme caution" and understand the significant risks of choosing to invest in cryptocurrencies.

AseanPlus News 06 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

Singapore's first bitcoin dispute to go to trial

SINGAPORE: Singapore's first legal dispute involving the cryptocurrency bitcoin is headed for trial at the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).