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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

UNITED STATES

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015

HONG KONG S.A.R.

'World's first' Bitcoin shop opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A shop selling the virtual Bitcoin currency opened in Hong Kong amid fresh concerns grew in Asia over the currency's viability and security.

4 Mar 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

HSBC says websites hit by cyber attack

HONG KONG: Banking giant HSBC said Friday some of its websites had been hit by a "large scale" cyber attack that disrupted online services, but it assured customers that their data were not compromised.

22 Oct 2012