|President Trump bans deals in Venezuela's crypto-currency|
He says the launch of the Petro crypto-currency is Venezuela's attempt to circumvent US sanctions.
© 2018 BBCWorld 7:03pm Google bans crypto-currency adverts
The search giant follows Facebook in censoring ads for initial coin offerings and trading services.
© 2018 BBCWorld Wed, 14 Mar 9:33pm Elon Musk targeted in crypto-cash scam
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the latest high-profile personality targeted in a crypto-currency scam.
© 2018 BBCWorld Wed, 7 Mar 4:03am Carney warns on crypto-currency 'mania'
Bitcoin and other digital currencies must be regulated, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
© 2018 BBCWorld Sat, 3 Mar 0:34am Crypto legend bought pizzas 8 years ago with bitcoin to prove he could
It's one of the best-known cryptocurrency legends: The guy who bought two pizzas with 10,000 bitcoin back in 2010 to prove the digital currency worked. Now he's at it again. This time, early bitcoin developer Laszlo Hanyecz wanted to test the Lightning Network, a technology that runs parallel to a blockchain like bitcoin's network and aims to speed up transactions. He ended up paying 0.00649 bitcoin for two pizzas, or US$67 (NZ$92), and the transaction cost about 6 cents. When Hanyecz bought pizza with bitcoin about eight years ago, it was one of the first purchases done with the cryptocurrency, and it showed the bitcoin community that it could actually be used as a means of exchange, he said. That was put in doubt late last year as transaction fees skyrocketed to as a high as US$55, according to data provider BitInfoCharts, making everyday purchases impractical.
© 2018 Stuff.co.nz Tue, 27 Feb 12:43am
Juha Saarinen: Unwitting 'miners' earn crims cash
Over the last few days, visitors to thousands of websites have unwittingly earned criminals money, by running software that generates virtual currency just quietly.Several government sites, including that of the United Kingdom Information...
© 2018 NZ Herald Wed, 14 Feb 5:24am Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm
Data centres mining the crypto-currency will use 100 megawatts of power this year, an energy firm says.
© 2018 BBCWorld Tue, 13 Feb 2:24am
Venezuela town issues own currency amid cash shortages
With banknotes hard to come by due to hyperinflation, the town of Elorza issues its own.
© 2018 BBCWorld Tue 6:43am Central banker: China can be 'bolder' about market opening
BEIJING (AP) — China can be bolder about opening its financial markets following steps to strengthen its regulatory system and encourage use of its currency abroad, the central bank governor said Friday.The comments by Zhou Xiaochuan,...
© 2018 NZ Herald Fri, 9 Mar 8:43pm Marshall Islands creates virtual money to raise hard cash
MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AP) — The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy.The Pacific island nation said it became the first country in the...
© 2018 NZ Herald Sat, 3 Mar 9:23pm Greece eases capital controls ahead of bailout exit
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has eased capital controls put in place during the summer of 2015 when the country's future in the euro currency was in the balance.The Finance Ministry said Wednesday it was raising the...
© 2018 NZ Herald Thu, 1 Mar 2:43am Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack
The company says that only internally used engineering test cars have been affected.
© 2018 BBCWorld Thu, 22 Feb 3:53am Dollar gains against Aussie after weak Australian construction data
The New Zealand dollar gained against the Aussie after a weak construction survey across the Tasman offset stronger-than-expected Australian wages growth. The local currency continued to lose ground against the greenback.The kiwi...
© 2018 NZ Herald Wed, 21 Feb 6:03pm NZ dollar gains against Aussie after weak Australian construction data
The New Zealand dollar gained against the Aussie after a weak construction survey across the Tasman offset stronger-than-expected Australian wages growth. The local currency continued to lose ground against the greenback
© 2018 sharechat.co.nz Wed, 21 Feb 5:24pm Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.
© 2018 BBCWorld Thu, 15 Feb 0:54am