Crypto-currency - BBC News Crypto-currency - BBC News
Anne Hagen, wife of a multi-millionaire Norwegian businessman, has been missing for months. There has been a lot of buzz on social media recently about payment network Initiative Q, and its offer of "free money" in the form of new currency Initiative Q is offering free Q its planned new currency if you sign up, plus hefty referral bonuses for encouraging friends to join. David Gerard, a crypto currency specialist, says people should be wary. "The main problem I see with it is it's a pyramid shaped scheme," he says. Whilst the payment network is not asking for money, he says having to argue it's not technically one puts it in a difficult position already. This share was discovered by us on 2019-01-16 14:40:54. Share this content on social media: Visit www.bbc.com to find more similar content.   Log In to Comment

Akon wants to build 'real-life Wakanda' using a currency called AKoin - BBC News Akon wants to build 'real-life Wakanda' using a currency called AKoin - BBC News
These are external links and will open in a new window Akon says he's planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself - called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be "the saviour of Africa". AKoin's official website says the singer wants the app "on every mobile phone" between now and December. And Akon says he's also planning to build a "crypto city" in Senegal which he calls "a real-life Wakanda". Just like the fictional land of Wakanda in Marvel's Black Panther, Akon promises says his city will be a "futuristic environment". This share was found by us on 2019-01-16 14:23:16. Share this content on social media: You may be interested in these cryptocurrencies : LIFE, REAL. Visit www.bbc.com for additional posts.   Log In to Comment

50 Cent forgot he had a stash of Bitcoin now worth $8m - BBC News 50 Cent forgot he had a stash of Bitcoin now worth $8m - BBC News
These are external links and will open in a new window 50 Cent has discovered that he is a Bitcoin millionaire, thanks to some long-forgotten album sales. In 2014, he released the album Animal Ambition and became the first artist to accept Bitcoin as payment. The rapper received more than 700 Bitcoins under the deal, but then forgot about the cryptocurrency, according to celebrity news site TMZ. The hoard is worth $7-$8m, although the currency's price volatility means that could change fast. In 2014, one Bitcoin was equivalent to about $662, but was worth about $11,200 on Thursday according to Coindesk. This entry was first found by us on 2019-01-16 13:38:41. Share this content on social media: Mentioned assets BTC, TCN. Visit www.bbc.com for additional posts.   Log In to Comment

Wife of Norwegian billionaire kidnapped   Ransom to be paid in monero ($10.3 million) Wife of Norwegian billionaire kidnapped Ransom to be paid in monero ($10.3 million)
These are external links and will open in a new window The wife of a Norwegian multi-millionaire businessman has been missing for months after being abducted, police have now confirmed. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, disappeared from her home near Oslo on 31 October. The investigation has been continuing since then, police said, but was given "a low profile" because "very serious threats have been made". The kidnappers have demanded 9m ($10m; 8m), Norwegian media report. Broadcaster NRK said the ransom had been demanded in an equivalent amount of the cryptocurrency Monero - a digital currency similar to Bitcoin. This piece was discovered by us on 2019-01-09 17:06:06. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you XMR, ION. You may want to visit www.bbc.com for additional posts.   Log In to Comment

Bitcoin: Should we care about its price  - BBC News Bitcoin: Should we care about its price - BBC News
These are external links and will open in a new window On Wednesday, cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell by about 10% to a value of $15,800 (11,810). "It has plunged," a colleague said. "Should we do a story?" Business journalists (or at least some of them) will debate passionately whether something is indeed a plunge, a dive, or merely a fall, a dip or a retreat. It's what makes us great company at parties. And sure, a 10% movement downwards would usually fall into one of the more dramatic descriptions. But to give it some perspective, Bitcoin dropping to $15,800 on 20 December took it to its lowest level since, well, 11 December. This share was first found by us on 2019-01-08 23:26:36. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include BTC, TCN. Browse www.bbc.com for more similar content.   Log In to Comment

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These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Siberia may be the last place you'd expect to find cutting-edge cryptocurrency mining, but conditions in the remote Russian region are said to be ideal. The BBC's Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford travelled to Irkutsk to find out more and discovered some surprising characters involved in mining for Bitcoins: Russian babushkas. This data was retrieved by us on 2018-12-30 01:32:35. Share this content on social media: Related crypto assets may include HOLD. Check out www.bbc.com for more similar content.   Log In to Comment

$100m-worth of newly-printed banknotes disappear in Liberia (trusted third parties are security holes) $100m-worth of newly-printed banknotes disappear in Liberia (trusted third parties are security holes)
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