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Qatar’s supply chain industries can benefit from blockchain technology, says expert

Qatar’s supply chain industries can benefit from blockchain technology, says expert

Beyond bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the future of blockchain in Qatar may lie not only in the banking and finance sectors but also in supply chain-intensive industries such as oil and gas or in facilities management, an expert said.

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies

Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology.

Money-laundering ring that used bitcoin busted in Spain

Money-laundering ring that used bitcoin busted in Spain

Police busted a crime ring based in Spain that used credit cards and cryptocurrencies to launder €8mn ($9.8mn) from drug traffickers, Europol said on Monday.

Cryptocurrencies are failing as money - Bank of England's Carney

Cryptocurrencies are failing as money - Bank of England's Carney

Cryptocurrencies are failing as a form of money and have shown classic signs of being a financial bubble, requiring regulators to protect consumers and stop their use for illegal activities, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday.

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

The attack is the first major incident made public in which a new breed of hackers took over a large numbers of websites to effectively create currencies like bitcoin which are generated by using computing power.

Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides S.Korea

Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides S.Korea

With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile ground for virtual currencies.

Suspected N. Korean cyber group seeks to woo bitcoin job seekers

Suspected N. Korean cyber group seeks to woo bitcoin job seekers

The surging price of cryptocurrencies in global markets is catching the eye not just of ordinary retail investors but a cybercrime gang with links to the North Korean government, according to cyber researchers tracing the group's activities.

Russia moves to regulate cryptocurrencies

Russia moves to regulate cryptocurrencies

Russia is taking steps to regulate cryptocurrencies, as the value of virtual currencies such as bitcoin soars and their use in the real world increases, forcing authorities to rethink their attitudes towards the technology.

‘Huge uptake’ in Ooredoo’s mobile payroll service

‘Huge uptake’ in Ooredoo’s mobile payroll service

Ooredoo has announced that its Mobile Money Payroll service has seen a “huge uptake” in the past few months,