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  • Popularity of cryptocurrencies among scammers grows

    Although Bitcoin may have lost much of its lustre among speculators, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has revealed that in 2018 it and other cryptocurrencies remained popular among scammers.

  • ICOs under Treasury’s microscope

    Although a large number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) have either skirted laws to illegally raise funds or, in some cases, been outright scams, with the right regulatory settings they may offer a range of opportunities for Australian businesses, consumers and investors, according to a new government consultation paper.

Features about Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin mining leads to an unexpected GPU gold rush

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners have created a dearth of mid-range and high-end GPU cards that are selling for twice as much as suggested retail. The reason: miners are setting up server farms with the cards.

  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

  • Could Wikileaks scandal lead to new virtual currency?

    It's not an exaggeration to say that the recent Wikileaks scandal has shaken the Internet to its core. Regardless of where you stand on the debate, various services have simply refused to handle Wikileaks' business -- everything from domain-name providers to payment services -- and this has led to many questioning how robust the Internet actually is.