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  • 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, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • This well-funded startup could turn Bitcoin mining - and the chip industry - on its head

    pcworld.com 18 May '15, 10pm

    A startup company with some very big-name backers has just come out of stealth mode and revealed a business plan that could turn bitcoin mining—and even the economics of selling chips and smartphones—on its head. The first thing to know about the company, which calls itself 21, is tha...

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