Articles about digital currency

IETF boffins design a DNS for crypto-currencies

Digital currency engineers are working on a domain name system (DNS)-style protocol to enable money to be shared across different networks. The idea of digital currency – and particularly blockchains – has taken off in recent years, but there remain a number of competing networks that are unable to talk to one another: the …
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Jul 2016
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'$6bn money-laundering website' Liberty Reserve kingpin cuffed in Spain

Shadowy online money exchange Liberty Reserve has been shut down by the US feds, its dotcom website seized - and its founder arrested. He and six others are accused of running a $6bn global money-laundering operation, the biggest of its kind, according to prosecutors. In a string of dramatic events, On Friday, cops in Costa …
John Leyden, 28 May 2013
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e-gold directors avoid jail

Three directors of digital currency firm e-gold avoided a spell behind bars on Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to offences for money laundering and running an unlicensed money transfer business. The three directors, along with the e-gold company itself and parent firm Gold & Silver Reserve, were charged in April 2007 …
John Leyden, 21 Nov 2008
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Ellison spills over beenz

Larry Ellison, the deep-pocketed head-honcho of Oracle, is one of a handful of investors to have ploughed $20 million into the UK company behind the Web currency called beenz. Although Ellison's personal contribution is being kept under wraps, it's believed to be a sizeable wedge. "As an entrepreneur, I have an appreciation …
Tim Richardson, 16 Sep 1999

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