Quebec wary of bitcoin gold rush
At the site of a former cocoa factory in Canada's Quebec province, tiny holes punctured in the walls of a warehouse allow fresh air to cool thousands of whirring processors connected by a tangle of wires.
Volcanic growth for bitcoin in chilly Iceland
At a secret location in the midst of one of Iceland's breathtaking lava fields stands a warehouse whose non-descript siding belies the fact it is ground zero in a digital gold rush for cryptocurrencies that is burning through more electricity than Icelanders' homes.
Bitcoin drops below $6,000 for first time in three months
Bitcoin plunged more than 20 percent to fall below $6,000 on Tuesday, its latest sharp loss following a series of setbacks, with a global stock market collapse fuelling the selling.
Central banker takes stab at bitcoin 'bubble'
The head of the Bank of International Settlements, the central bank for central banks, on Tuesday lambasted bitcoin as a speculative bubble and said authorities need to be ready to protect public trust in the financial system.
Bitcoin slides to below $10,000
Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump Wednesday following a recent surge to trade below $10,000 for the first time since the start of December.
South Korea govt sends bitcoin on rollercoaster ride
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies were sent on rollercoaster rides in South Korea Thursday as the government said it was planning to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, before later backtracking.
India likens crypto cash to Ponzi schemes
India warned Friday against investing in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, likening them to "Ponzi schemes", as it became the latest country to urge caution.
Bitcoin suffers dramatic price plunge in Asia
Bitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade Wednesday before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news that a South Korean exchange had been hacked.