Bitcoin

An LED sign outside the D Las Vegas advertises that the hotel and casino now accepts Bitcoin. (credit: Getty Images)

Texas Man Charged In New York In First Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Case

Federal prosecutors in New York on Thursday announced the first bitcoin securities fraud case, accusing a Texas man of engineering a Ponzi scheme involving bitcoins.

11/06/2014

Image placed on Silk Road hidden service after arrest of Ross William Ulbricht (credit: FBI via Wikimedia Commons)

Man Behind Alleged Black Market Drug, Hacking Website Pleads Not Guilty

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest set the Nov. 3 date as 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht pleaded not guilty to four charges in a rewritten indictment returned earlier this week.

02/07/2014

An LED sign outside the D Las Vegas advertises that the hotel and casino now accepts Bitcoin. (credit: Getty Images)

Bitcoin Operators Charged In NYC ‘Silk Road’ Drug Bust

The top executive of a Manhattan-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which let users buy illegal drugs anonymously, authorities said Monday.

01/27/2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Kanye West Sues Over Bitcoin’s ‘Coinye West’

The rapper filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against the creators of Bitcoin, charging trademark and publicity violations.

01/14/2014

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

New Jersey, Video Game Company Reach Settlement In Bitcoin Case

An online video game company will pay a $1 million settlement after being accused of infecting thousands of computers with malicious software and using that access to illegally mine for the electronic currency bitcoin.

11/19/2013

Oxford Kitchen in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, accepts the virtual currency bitcoins. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Businesses: Show Me The Virtual Money

“Bitcoin” is a growing trend and have been around since 2009. Anyone can buy it using real money at an online store, or an “exchange.”

11/13/2013