Politics Aug 13

FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Illustration/Benoit Tessier/File Photo - RC19405AF500
U.S. seizes digital currency accounts used by militant groups

The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts used by militant organizations based abroad, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Officials are describing it as the largest-ever seizure of digital currency funds related to terrorism.

Nation Jun 18

How Facebook’s news feed can be fooled into spreading misinformation. Image by REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Facebook plans to create its own currency for users

The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But that move isn't likely…

Aug 05

What is a blockchain token?

People are just becoming acquainted with the idea of digital money in the form of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, where transactions are recorded on a secure distributed database called a blockchain.