Gulf Times - digital-currency
Alarmed by Libra, EU to look into issuing public digital currency

Alarmed by Libra, EU to look into issuing public digital currency

The European Central Bank should consider issuing a public digital currency, an EU draft document said, after plans by Facebook to introduce a private one met with a hostile response from global regulators.

$60mn in virtual currency hacked in Japan

$60mn in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money transfered.

Four arrested over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Four arrested over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous transactions and its value has soared since it came into being in 2009.

Qatar Central Bank warns of Bitcoin trading risks

Qatar Central Bank warns of Bitcoin trading risks

The circulars highlighted the increasing activity of trading in Bitcoin all over the world and the resulting negative consequences in global financial markets, QCB said in a press release.

Spain arrests 30 suspected of laundering money in bitcoin centres

Spain arrests 30 suspected of laundering money in bitcoin centres

Spanish police said they had arrested 30 people suspected of illegally distributing pay television content and of laundering the proceeds by investing in bitcoin "mining" centres for processing transactions.

Australian confirms his identity as bitcoin creator

Australian confirms his identity as bitcoin creator

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, ending years of speculation.