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Bitcoin () is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto and started in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software.

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Time to buy Bitcoin: ex-Prudential CEO George Ball [Video]

Time to buy Bitcoin: ex-Prudential CEO George Ball

George Ball, now CEO of Sanders Morris Harris, says Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies could soon become sought after as a safe-haven asset. He tells Fred Katayama why he thinks many wealthy investors..

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Bad Programming Leaves Fledgling Cryptocurrency DOA [Video]

Bad Programming Leaves Fledgling Cryptocurrency DOA

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a new buzzword popular with fans of cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin. It's seen as a way to invest in new startups or put money to work by lending out dormant crypto..

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Teens Arrested Over Twitter Bitcoin Hack [Video]

Teens Arrested Over Twitter Bitcoin Hack

Teens Arrested Over Twitter Bitcoin Hack

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Bitcoin Rallies Above $11,000 [Video]

Bitcoin Rallies Above $11,000

Bitcoin is on the upswing. The head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer suggests cryptocurrency is on the verge of a new uptrend. Bitcoin rallied to its highest level in nearly a year in late Monday..

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Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Others Targeted in Twitter Bitcoin Scam [Video]

Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Others Targeted in Twitter Bitcoin Scam

On Wednesday, dozens of public figures' Twitter accounts displayed messages urging fans to send them Bitcoin and receive double the amount back.

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Twitter hack: Obama, Biden, Musk and Gates accounts reportedly breached in Bitcoin scam [Video]

Twitter hack: Obama, Biden, Musk and Gates accounts reportedly breached in Bitcoin scam

Twitter hack: Obama, Biden, Musk and Gates accounts reportedly breached in Bitcoin scam

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Barack Obama and Bill Gates accounts hacked in Bitcoin Twitter scam [Video]

Barack Obama and Bill Gates accounts hacked in Bitcoin Twitter scam

High-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Kanye West, have been hacked as part of a widespread cryptocurrency scam.The accounts, which have large Twitter followings,..

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Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates hacked to run Bitcoin Scam [Video]

Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates hacked to run Bitcoin Scam

A number of high profile Twitter accounts including that of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and of Apple were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday..

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Why You Might Want To Log Out Of Twitter, Like, Right Now [Video]

Why You Might Want To Log Out Of Twitter, Like, Right Now

Business Insider reports hackers linked to a cryptocurrency scam have broken into dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts. Among the known victims so far are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presidential..

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Twitter hackers manipulated staff to access internal systems

The firm says it is "embarrassed and sorry" for the hack that saw celebrities tweet a Bitcoin scam.
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Twitter hack: FBI investigates major attack

Hackers managed to hijack official accounts of high-profile US figures in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
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Elon Musk and Bill Gates 'hacked' in apparent Bitcoin scam

Posts appear on several major Twitter accounts requesting transfers in the cryptocurrency.
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Bitcoin 'halving': What does the much-hyped event mean?

Investors are debating what impact the adjustment will have on the cryptocurrency market.
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As pandemic rages, anything goes for bitcoin's third 'halving'

Bitcoin is about to undergo a scheduled technical adjustment as the number of new coins awarded the computer wizards who "mine" the cryptocurrency will be cut in half, but forecasting which way its..
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Mexican YouTuber sentenced to 50 years over kidnap

Germán Abraham Loera was part of a group who kidnapped a woman and demanded a Bitcoin ransom.
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Bitcoin fraud victim, 75, loses £11k in life savings

The 75-year-old victim said someone from the firm even rang her to wish her a "happy Christmas".
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Bitcoin plummets to a six-month low on China crackdown

Bitcoin slumped to a six-month low on Friday after China's central bank launched a fresh crackdown on cryptocurrencies, warning of the risks entailed in issuing or trading them.
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Bitcoin near three-month lows after tepid response to NYSE owner's futures

Bitcoin struggled on Wednesday to recover from the three-month lows it reached a day earlier, moves that traders blamed on a lukewarm reception for a futures product from the owner of the New York..
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Bitcoin slumps to two-week low on technical trading, market jitters

Bitcoin extended losses on Thursday after suffering its worst day for a month on Wednesday, with traders citing factors ranging from technical trading to jitters in traditional markets washing into..
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Bitcoin drops more than 10% as scrutiny of cryptocurrencies grows

Bitcoin slumped more than 10% over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook's planned Libra digital coin.
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Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, demands they face banking regulations

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves..
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Bitcoin 'uses as much global energy as Switzerland'

A new tool estimates how much electricity Bitcoin uses during the course of a year.
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Iran seizes 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines after power spike

Large racks of the computers constantly mining Bitcoin have led to a spike in electricity consumption.
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Bitcoin slides 12%, ending recent surge

Bitcoin's price skidded 12% lower on Thursday to around $11,383 after hitting an 18-month high of nearly $14,000 earlier this week.
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Bitcoin soars past $13,000 as Facebook's Libra fuels demand

Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, as investors looked for safety in alternative investments amid geopolitical tension, and cheered prospects that Facebook Inc's Libra token could push..
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Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin

Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some..
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Explainer: 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity

Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce..
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