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  • Bitcoin bigwig goes to prison in Silk Road case

    cnet.com 20 Dec '14, 10pm

    BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in prison in a case involving money laundering. Bitcoin Bitcoin evangelist Charlie Shrem was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after being charged with laundering money through the notorious online drug bazaar Silk ...

  • Bitcoin bigwig goes to prison in Silk Road case

    cnet.com 20 Dec '14, 9pm

    BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in prison in a case involving money laundering. Bitcoin Bitcoin evangelist Charlie Shrem was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after being charged with laundering money through the notorious online drug bazaar Silk ...

  • Can bitcoins catch on with consumers? This VC's betting on it

    cnet.com 21 Nov '14, 11pm

    A depiction of bitcoin, a digital currency that isn't associated with a central agency. A Silicon Valley investor is devoting his startup incubator to the technology. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images Bitcoin is alive, well, and ready to be spent. That's the thinking of Adam Draper, 28, w...

  • Users in Asian countries are leading the smartphone charge

    Singapore has the highest smartphone adoption rate in the world

    cnet.com 04 Nov '14, 5am

    If you want to know how smartphones are changing the world, just look at Asia. Users in the region are more likely to use smartphones to get online, rather than computers. Singapore and South Korea boast the highest smartphone adoption in the world, at 85 percent and 80 percent respec...

  • Check out short flicks from Asia with Viddsee's new iOS app

    cnet.com 13 Nov '14, 7am

    Screenshot by Aloysius Low/CNET Viddsee, the Singapore-based online video company has just released the Viddsee iOS app for the iPhone, which lets users watch any of the 700 films hosted on its website, with weekly rotations of curated movies, so you'll never be bored on your commute....

  • Former SEC chairman bullish on bitcoin, lends advice to companies

    cnet.com 29 Oct '14, 12am

    Former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. has agreed to advise two bitcoin companies -- BitPay and Vaurum. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt didn't know much about Bitcoin when several Bitcoin companies asked for his advice. But he ...

  • Former SEC chairman bullish on bitcoin, lends advice to companies

    cnet.com 29 Oct '14, 12am

    Former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. has agreed to advise two bitcoin companies -- BitPay and Vaurum. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt didn't know much about Bitcoin when several Bitcoin companies asked for his advice. But he ...

  • Singapore ISP ViewQwest to start user trials of 2Gbps fiber network

    cnet.com 12 Nov '14, 11am

    Blazing fast speed tests. Aloysius Low/CNET Singapore ISP ViewQwest has announced the world's second residential fiber network capable of 2Gbps download speeds. While the company has yet to reveal a commercial plan for users -- it's set to roll out in the first half of 2015 -- some 20...

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