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  • Bitcoin XT debate overshadowing growth opportunities

    XT debate overshadowing growth opportunities

    pcworld.com 21 Aug '15, 9am

    Bitcoin is no stranger to controversy, but debate about a new version of the cryptocurrency announced recently is overshadowing its potential appeal. On Saturday, bitcoin developers Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, and Mike Hearn, a former Google software eng...

  • Alibaba to open data center in Singapore, amid $1 billion cloud push

    pcworld.com 19 Aug '15, 10am

    Alibaba Group's cloud business is targeting the Southeast Asian market with a new data center that will go online in Singapore this September. The Singapore facility is Alibaba's second data center built outside China. The company has been pushing aggressively into cloud computing, wi...

  • Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

    pcworld.com 03 Jul '15, 12am

    Video streaming service Plex has reset user passwords after it was breached by a hacker who threatened to release stolen data unless he’s paid a ransom. The company found out on Wednesday that a server hosting its forum and blog had been compromised, Chris Curtis, a Plex support engin...

  • Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

    pcworld.com 03 Jul '15, 12am

    Video streaming service Plex has reset user passwords after it was breached by a hacker who threatened to release stolen data unless he’s paid a ransom. The company found out on Wednesday that a server hosting its forum and blog had been compromised, Chris Curtis, a Plex support engin...

  • companies move ahead in Africa

    pcworld.com 24 Jul '15, 4pm

    Efforts to get Bitcoin off the ground in Africa received a boost this week as BitX announced it has raised $4 million in funding. Africa is a market ripe for Bitcoin: it’s underserved by financial institutions due to the high cost of having a physical presence like ATMs, bank branches...

  • Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

    pcworld.com 03 Jul '15, 1am

    Video streaming service Plex has reset user passwords after it was breached by a hacker who threatened to release stolen data unless he’s paid a ransom. The company found out on Wednesday that a server hosting its forum and blog had been compromised, Chris Curtis, a Plex support engin...

  • glitch expected to abate as software upgrades continue

    pcworld.com 06 Jul '15, 1am

    Bitcoin experienced a glitch over the weekend that is expected to be resolved as software clients that handle transaction data are upgraded. Some software clients that “mine” bitcoins are creating invalid transaction data, which are referred to as blocks. Blocks are records of transac...

  • Virginia teen pleads guilty to giving Islamic State help on

    pcworld.com 12 Jun '15, 3am

    Speculation about whether the Islamic State (IS) group is using bitcoin intensified Thursday in the U.S. when government officials said a Virginia teenager admitted to providing the organization with advice on the virtual currency. Ali Shukri Amin, 17, pleaded guilty to charges of con...

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