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  • New government agency to oversee Singapore's cybersecurity operations

    zdnet.com 27 Jan '15, 10am

    The Singapore government has established a new agency to oversee the country's cybersecurity operations and take charge of future developments in this area. Scheduled to be operational from April 1, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) will come under the purview of the Prime Minister's Of...

  • New IoT research facility opens in Singapore

    zdnet.com 27 Jan '15, 7am

    Greenwave Systems has opened a research and development (R&D) center in Singapore, where it also plans to expand its current headcount by 50 percent. The Internet of Things (IoT) software and services provider said it was aiming to increase its current local employee base of 80 to 120...

  • Coinbase opens first US bitcoin exchange

    zdnet.com 27 Jan '15, 12am

    Bitcoin wallet operator Coinbase has opened the first regulated US exchange for the digital currency. The opening could provide a boost to the cryptocurrency, which has been hit hard by concerns about links to illegal activities and the collapse of a major bitcoin exchange last year. ...

  • Bitstamp bitcoin exchange hacked, trading suspended: About $5.1M suspected stolen by @zackwhittaker

    Bitstamp exchange hacked, $5M worth of bitcoin stolen

    zdnet.com 05 Jan '15, 8pm

    Bitstamp prices plummeted after news of the breach broke (Screenshot: ZDNet) European bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended trading Monday after one of its active, operational bitcoin storage wallets was "compromised" over the weekend. In a statement on its site, Bitstamp warned users n...

  • Bitcon: The naked truth about bitcoin (Podcast)

    Bitcon: The naked truth about bitcoin (Podcast)

    zdnet.com 29 Dec '14, 3pm

    Best-selling author Jeffrey Robinson and I discuss his new book: Bitcon: The naked truth about bitcoin in this podcast. I've included some highlights from my interview and from the book here as well. As you can see from the book's cover, Jeffrey Robinson and I are on the same page in ...

  • India's Flipkart raises $700M, files to convert to public company in Singapore

    zdnet.com 22 Dec '14, 3am

    The Indian e-commerce giant said in a statement that the new funding came from new investors including Baillie Gifford, Greenoaks Capital, and Qatar Investment Authority, as well as current investors that include GIC, ICONIQ Capital, and Tiger Global. It added that the latest funds wi...

  • Australia's CoinJar moves HQ to UK for 'progressive' bitcoin scene

    zdnet.com 01 Dec '14, 6am

    Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar has followed Atlassian's lead, moving its headquarters to London in an expansion bid that will see it tap into the country's financial sector. On December 1, the bitcoin startup revealed that it had relocated its headquarters to London's Docklands re...

  • Senator Tom Coburn agrees that Bitcoin is not legal currency

    zdnet.com 26 Nov '14, 2pm

    Thank you for writing to me to express your concerns about cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you on this matter and share many of your concerns. The IRS recently announced its ruling that cryptocurrencies will be taxed at capital gains rates ...