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Could Facebook's digital currency dominate global finance?

The buck stops with Zuck: Libra, Facebook's digital currency, faces regulators wary of the social network's history.

Could Facebook's digital currency dominate global finance?

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Bitcoin drops $1800 in minutes

The volatility of cryptocurrency is on full display.

Bitcoin falls $1800 in minutes

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Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

Social media giant says currency will "empower billions of people" but critics warn it could threaten privacy.

Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

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Bitcoin climbs toward $13,000

Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, is up some 240 percent since January.

Bitcoin climbs toward $13,000

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Bitcoin jumps towards $9,000

Monday, the popular cryptocurrency extended its best one-month rally since before its historic surge in 2017.

Bitcoin jumps towards $9,000

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Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

Iranian crypto enthusiasts celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day. But pending regulations could bring their party to an end.

Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

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Bitcoin hack: $41m stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Binance

Online theft affected about two percent of its total bitcoin holdings, company says.

Bitcoin hack: $41m stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Binance

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Iceland is a bitcoin miner's haven, but not everyone is happy

Environmentalists are concerned about bitcoin mining's damaging effect on the land as the cryptocurrency's value halves.

Iceland is a bitcoin miner's haven, but not everyone is happy

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Hamas calls for supporters to send bitcoins

Ezzedine al-Qasaam Brigades launches appeal for support using digital currency amid financial woes.

Hamas calls for supporters to send bitcoins

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Iran inches closer to unveiling state-backed cryptocurrency

Islamic Republic's embrace of virtual currency could provide workaround as its economy takes a hit from US sanctions.

Iran inches closer to unveiling state-backed cryptocurrency

Counting the Cost

The cost of Italy's budget battle with the EU

The European Commission wants Italy to revise its budget, but far-right Interior Minister Salvini remains defiant.

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Vietnam calls for tougher measures on cryptocurrency

Vietnam to tighten "management of activities related to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency", the government said.

Vietnam calls for tougher measures on cryptocurrency

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Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Muslim scholars over its permissibility.

Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

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Uganda's bitcoin enthusiasts

Adoptees in Kampala are unfazed by bitcoin's price collapse in December.

Uganda's bitcoin enthusiasts

Venezuela

Trump bans US purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency

US calls the digital currency an attempt by the Venezuelan government to 'circumvent US sanctions'.

Trump bans US purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency Petro