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What’s at stake for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
Two years ago today, a powerful ransomware began spreading across the world. WannaCry spread like wildfire, encrypting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries in a matter of hours. It was the first time that ransomware, a malware that encrypts a user’s files and demands …
The industry has enjoyed a boom. Is a bust next?
Timothy Dalton Vaughn, now 22, was accused in threats to dozens of schools, a bogus plane hijacking claim and an attempt to extort a California business.
The action shows that the U.S. government remains concerned about how extremist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State continue to creatively raise and distribute money around the world.
A tweet typical of the attack said: "Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."
"When I retired, it was like I had no other option. I never made a résumé in my life. I just was passionate about art," said Johnson. "So I said, 'Let's go.'"
Ashley LeMay and Dylan Blakeley, who said a device in their children's bedroom was hacked, joined another couple in filing a class-action suit.
Authorities in Florida say a 17 year old was the "mastermind" of the attack that targeted the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Bill Gates and others.
The South Korean leader of the "Nth room case," an online sexual blackmail ring, was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Thursday.
Gold prices tumbled on Monday after the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine news sparked a broader market rally. Investors fled safe haven assets like gold, which had surged on worries about the pandemic.
Gold prices have soared more than 20% in 2020, and they hit a new record high earlier this year. Silver and palladium are surging, too. But platinum prices are down almost 15% year-to-date.
Online casinos called POGOs have mushroomed in the Philippines in the past two years, catering to players in China where gambling is illegal. It has been both a boon and a curse for locals.
Investors have a lot to be thankful for this holiday-shortened week — including the Dow passing the 30,000 milestone for the first time as stocks posted solid gains Tuesday to extend Monday's rally.
As Web Summit in Dublin wraps up another gang-busting year of packing out the pubs and bars, and bringing the traffic to a halt (some 30,000 people attended this year), TechCrunch took a turn around some of the stages to hunt down any interesting startups we could find. It’s a little tough to take …
Even some basic questions about how an array of Twitter’s most popular accounts were taken over remain unanswered.
LeBron James, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Anthony Fauci and more spoke about topics like voting rights, Washington’s future and the pandemic.
Bitcoin has experienced a remarkable price resurgence in recent months, rising to a record all-time high after more than two years of plummeting prices.
The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and New Year's, but we are not taking our foot off the gas.
Peiter Zatko’s appointment follows mass attack on social media platform in July
Part-time chief Jack Dorsey’s company is mired in high-profile hacks and concerns over leadership
And a massive hack seizes the Twitter accounts belonging to Barack Obama, Joe Biden and others.
And markets soar after the Biden-Harris transition formally kicks off.
Ransomware is a kind of malware that can lock you out of all of the files on your computer unless you agree to pay a ransom fee.
After years of neglecting minority founders, SoftBank created a fund dedicated to supporting them. Here's a look at the startups it's decided to back.
The top finance stories for November 16, including the latest news on what it's like to find out you've just been made a partner at Goldman Sachs.
From miracle cures to co-ordinated hacking the dark web is a hive of coronavirus scamming.
Robinhood is an online stock brokerage offering commission-free trading for US-based active investors.
Twitter's user growth fell far short of analysts' expectations, with a reported 187 million daily active users compared to 195 million.
In this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter we look at the series of most recent shocks to upend Amazon, Netflix, and other tech companies.
Reuters/Lucas Jackson Bitcoin fell by over 10% on Thursday as cryptocurrency traders cashed in on holdings whose values have gained 20% this m...
Mike Novogratz. Mike Novogratz/Bloomberg Mike Novogratz on Monday said he expected the price of bitcoin to hit $65,000 and told the 'Game of Th...
Bull and Bear sculptures outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt. Xinhua/Getty Images European shares held around nine-month highs, ...
Bitcoin logo. Omar Marques/Getty Images Global equities ease from this week's record highs, after US data shows Americans barely hit stores la...
Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images The price of Ripple's XRP gained as much as 70% in hugely volatile trade on Tuesday, extending the...
Reuters/Lucas Jackson Bitcoin soared above $19,000 on Tuesday for the first time in nearly three years, bringing the cryptocurrency within spi...
Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images Ethereum and Ripple are soaring, echoing the powerful rally in Bitcoin, as mass interest in cryptocurrencies picks u...
JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images Bitcoin will rise in value no matter who wins the US election, according to Jeff Dorman, chief investment offic...
Dado Ruvic/Reuters/Illustration Bitcoin could surge to $100,000 by the end of 2021, according to the crypto investor Anthony Pompliano.Pomplia...
Chesnot/Getty Images Bitcoin continued its post-election day surge on Thursday, punching past $15,000. The digital token's high of more t...
REUTERS/Baz Ratner Bitcoin rose above $18,000 on Wednesday, to its highest in three years, and its market capitalization has hit an all-time r...
REUTERS/Fred Prouser Nouriel Roubini, known as 'Dr. Doom' for his bearish views, slammed Bitcoin for being heavily manipulated and blamed ret...
Steve Marcus/Reuters Bitcoin is 'is here to stay,' BlackRock's chief investment officer of fixed income Rick Rieder told CNBC on Friday.Rieder...
As more ransomware cases are looming, how can you protect yourself or your organisation from attack?
Online warfare already affects wreaks havoc on the physical world, and it's only going to get worse.
A spate of fintech hires suggests that new cryptocurrency and other financial technology regulations could be shaped as much by the private sector as by federal agencies themselves, WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal reports. Hackers attacking cryptocurrency exchanges in the last 18 months have stolen millions of dollars of bitcoin and other digital currencies. Plus, a large share of cryptocurrency trades appear to be fake, some researchers say.
The personal-finance portal’s deal could head off potential antitrust objections to its pending $7.1 billion sale to TurboTax maker Intuit.
Iranian hackers could instantaneously shut down an entire power grid, experts say, or go after your bank. Is America ready?
Safeguarding your nest egg is complicated in today's digital age. Where is your money protected if cybercrooks hack your account or if a bank fails?
World’s third-richest person was replying to a question from Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams
Pinsky allegedly kept a private-jet account at age 15.
News headlines for November 25, 2020: Ahmed Patel, senior Congress leader and Sonia Gandhi's trusted aide passed away on Wednesday. Also, Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall around midnight.
Odysee is a new video site that CEO Jeremy Kauffman said was created to recapture some of the freedom and independence of the internet he grew up with — an internet where “anyone could speak and anyone could have a voice.” Kauffman argued that since then, the internet has become “…
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It’s unclear right now how the accounts were compromised.
The Silk Road is still paying up, seven years after it was shut down
Pay for your Exodus 1S over 170 years.
A new documentary draws on a trove of previously unseen footage of the zany singer-songwriter
Protests in Belarus have boosted the app’s profile
An unwelcome side-effect of the way cryptocurrencies work
You may think you know how bad Nov. 3 will be. But all signs point to something far, far worse.
An international student in Calgary is warning others to beware of an old scam with a new twist.
The Saskatoon Police Services is urging people browsing buy, sell and rent websites to err on the side of caution after an increase of online scams and fraud.
Through a process known as ‘wrapping’, a synthetic version of zcash is now available on Ethereum that is compatible with all of its major wallets and applications.
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?
A new bitcoin giant has emerged on the cryptocurrency scene. After three years of silence, the mysterious Stone Ridge spinoff also revealed it raised over $100 million and has more than $1 billion of cryptocurrency in custody.
The bitcoin and cryptocurrency community is eagerly looking forward to Biden's administration—with the bitcoin price already soaring after Biden pulled ahead of Trump in the election...
Story of how Michael Hudson's desire to understand money and create a fairer system led him to launch a Bitcoin investment platform.
For all the buzz around cryptocurrency in the past decade or so, the industry is still far off the radar of most average internet users. But now, social media groups and platforms are meeting the need for crypto-education.
The largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, made plans to use its U.S. presence to deflect regulators and profit from American investors in spite of regulatory restrictions.
* Dollar stops slide after Mnuchin move surprises some investors
The total value accrued (locked) across all DeFi projects, the biggest of which include Celsius, BlockFi, Yearn Finance, and others, has surged dramatically this year from $700 million this in the summer to a record high of $14 billion.
SIX Group is not only leading the Series A, but plans to use the technology to give institutional investors in Switzerland access to regulated bitcoin investing.
Stocks ended at record highs on Tuesday while bitcoin and oil prices also rose as political uncertainty subsided after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden got the formal go-ahead to begin his transition to the White House.
Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenization” might sound boring, but it could be a big business that unlocks trading of illiquid property. H…
The digital ledger behind the Tether virtual currency is running out of capacity.
The internet allows us to send messages, share pictures, download music and stream videos at a touch of a button, but our online habits have a surprising impact on the environment.
Like other popular investments in times of uncertainty, such as gold, bitcoin has benefited from the pandemic.
The agency, whose chairman is leaving soon, claims the company violated investor-protection laws when it sold the bitcoin-like digital asset.
Week three of a16z’s Crypto Startup School focuses on understanding how to capture value and design proper incentives within the decentralized framework. We learn how familiar ideas like network effects and mechanism design can hold unique power for crypto networks.
And we’re back! Today was part two of Y Combinator’s absolutely massive Demo Day(s) event for its Summer 2020 class. As we outlined yesterday, this is the first YC accelerator class to take place entirely online, from the day zero interviews all the way on through to their eventual demo…
PayPal’s stock is down in after-hours trading after reporting third-quarter earnings that beat expectations. It’s not immediately clear why PayPal is losing ground, although it could stem from retail investor having higher expectations than what analysts estimated for the high-flying co…
Greylock Partners has teamed up with Management Leadership for Tomorrow to address issues of diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. “Our view is this has to be a comprehensive approach,” MLT Founder and CEO John Rice told TechCrunch. “This is not just a coding program…
People would be able to pay and exchange digital euros like they would normal currency.
Bitcoin surged Monday to set its first fresh record in nearly three years, driven by a wave of new investors lured by the potential for big profits.
The virtual currency has gained more than 170% this year amid stock market turmoil during the pandemic.
High fees and volatility present obstacles to the soaring digital currency becoming a payments staple, but PayPal’s decision to allow customers to buy and sell bitcoin could be a step toward the mainstream.
Stronger regulations to protect Americans combined with the economic freedom of sound blockchain projects is a perfect formula.
The end of a year that has seen television reach a new summit of influence and importance, with the arrival of 2021 on the horizon, provides a moment to look back at the shows that define the mediu…
The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are already set to testify.
The case is a landmark for the IRS, as the nation's first Bitcoin case with a tax component, an IRS official said.
Billionaire hedge-fund investor and noted cryptocurrency skeptic Ray Dalio says he "might be missing something" about bitcoin, then urges Twitter users to...
I’m not saying you should or shouldn’t buy the digital virtual currency, but if you do decide to buy it, do it in your IRA or some other tax-sheltered account.
A decline in economic uncertainty should lead to stock market gains next year, argues JPMorgan's quantitative strategists.
Bonds are too volatile for the puny yields they sport, and holding cash for too long will drag on your portfolio, says the founder of the world's largest...
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