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Cryptocurrency rivals snap at Bitcoin’s heels

Cryptocurrency rivals snap at Bitcoin’s heels

Bitcoin may be the most famous cryptocurrency but, despite a dizzying rise, it’s not the most lucrative one and far from alone in a universe that counts 1,400 rivals, and counting.

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market

Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering foreign investors a way to dodge currency controls at home and US economic sanctions.

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How is a bitcoin mined?

A company in Slovenia that mines bitcoin says it has been hacked, for a potential loss of tens of millions of dollars.

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Bitcoin smashes record

The world’s stock markets struggled for direction Thursday as investors paused for breath, while bitcoin spiked to a dizzying record above $15,000 on frenzied speculative buying, dealers said.

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Symantec sinkholes part of the massive ZeroAccess botnet

The ZeroAccess botnet is one of the largest known botnets in existence today with a population upwards of 1.9 million computers, on any given day, as observed by Symantec in August 2013. A key feature of the ZeroAccess botnet is its use of a peer-to-peer (P2P) command-and-control (C&C) communications architecture, which gives the botnet a high degree of availability and redundancy.

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