California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

coindesk.com 21 Feb '17, 5pm

A lawmaker in California has proposed prohibiting the use of bitcoin and other digital currencies in charitable raffles held by both private and non-profit organizations. California Senate Bill 741, submitted late last week by Senator Tony Mendoza, creates the regulatory framework for "a private, nonprofit organizations" that would govern how these entities are able to hold a raffles at sportin...

Bitcoin soars above $1,100

businessinsider.de 21 Feb '17, 12pm
Bitcoin soars above $1,100

A Bitcoin sign is seen in a window in Toronto. Reuters/Mark Blinch Bitcoin has broken out to its best levels since the beginning of the year ...

Danish police first in the world to hunt down criminals using bitcoin

thenextweb.com 21 Feb '17, 2pm

It’s hard being a criminal. Surveillance techniques and forensic science are constantly being improved and people are working full-time to de...

Ransomware has exploded thanks to Bitcoin's anonymity - VentureBeat

Ransomware has exploded thanks to Bitcoin's anonymity - VentureBeat

venturebeat.com 19 Feb '17, 7pm

Ransomware is one of the oldest cyberthreats, but it has made a big comeback in the past couple of years because it has become much easier to perpetrate against consumers, businesses, hospitals, and government agencies. With ransomware, cyber thieves steal a user’s data and threaten to destroy it unless the user pays them a ransom. One study by Infoblox found that ransomware increased 3,500 per...

United Arab Emirates Consider to Officially Recognize Bitcoin, Work on Regula...

cointelegraph.com 20 Feb '17, 5pm

Following in the footsteps of the Philippines and China , the government of the United Arab E...

China's bitcoin traders are finding new ways to trade after an official clamp...

QZ.com 21 Feb '17, 12am
China's bitcoin traders are finding new ways to trade after an official clampdown

China’s central bank has stepped up oversight of bitcoin exchanges this year, leading major t...

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