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Bitcoin (BTC) is known as the first open-source, peer-to-peer, digital cryptocurrency that was developed and released by a group of unknown independent programmers named Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Cryptocoin doesn’t have any centralized server used for its issuing, transactions and storing, as it uses a distributed network public database technology named blockchain, which requires an electronic signature and is supported by a proof-of-work protocol to provide the security and legitimacy of money transactions. The issuing of Bitcoin is done by users with mining capabilities and is limited to 21 million coins. Currently, Bitcoin’s market cap surpasses $138 billion and this is the most popular kind of digital currency. Buying and selling cryptocurrency is available through special Bitcoin exchange platforms or ATMs.

[UPDATED] Cryptopia Goes Offline After Hack Causes Major Losses

UPDATED | January 17, 2019 Crypto <abbr title="An online marketplace which facilitates the exchange of crypto or fiat currencies based on the market exchange rate. ">exchange Binance has frozen...

What happens to the Bitcoin price following crypto exchange hacks?

New Zealand-based Cryptopia has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to suffer a breach resulting in the loss of assets valued at $1.2m. While small in comparison to past crypto...

Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds. The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by...

John Carvalho challenges Roger Ver to a fight for the Bitcoin.com domain

The infamous domain Bitcoin.com is once again in the midst of a crypto drama. John Carvalho, best known in the Bitcoin community as the ever-cynical and brutally honest Bitcoin Error...

‘A major crime’: Cops investigate cyrpto transfer activity at Cryptopia

The police investigation of a Christchurch cryptocurrency trading company continues after a "significant value" was transferred without authorisation. Police were advised late yesterday of an issue involving potential unauthorised...

‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Beam Wallet Put Funds At Risk, Developers Say

Developers behind the privacy-focused cryptocurrency Beam have revealed that the “critical” bug discovered in their wallet software last week could have put user funds directly at risk. As stated...

Ripple: Only XRP Private Keys That Used Software From Before August 2015 Are Vulnerable

Ripple (XRP) software libraries published before August 2015 potentially rendered private keys which signed multiple transactions vulnerable, Ripple announced in a statement released on Jan 16.

Malware From Pirate Bay Replaces BTC & ETH Addresses

Another day, another scam. Yes, today news surfaced on a new virus making the rounds embedding malicious code in a victim’s computer to extract cryptocurrencies, deceptively altering search results to fool users...

Bakkt Says Latest Acquisition Will Help Its ‘Consumer Business’

On Monday (January 14th), Kelly Loeffler, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), announced that Bakkt had acquired "certain assets of Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG),...

Bitcoin Price Pops to $3,705, Crypto Markets Turn Green

The bitcoin price might be down, but it isn’t ready to be counted out — at least not yet, anyway. The flagship cryptocurrency, battered by three major sell-offs ...