Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.
You can now use bitcoins to add money to your Microsoft account, and in turn buy content on its Windows and Xbox platforms. The move gives the digital currency a hefty dose of credibility.
The UK government says it will assess the benefits and risks of unregulated digital currencies, a move which one expert says is a play to siphon investment and jobs away from the US and other markets.
BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem is sentenced to two years prison time, despite asking to be let off free to "change the world."
Silicon Valley investor Adam Draper is refocusing his accelerator program solely on bitcoin, in hopes of taking the currency mainstream.
50,000 bitcoins, worth about $20 million, were seized from digital wallets on computers belonging to Ross Ulbricht, the online drug market's alleged mastermind.
The self-regulated island in the English Channel wants to be a leader in accepting Bitcoin.
Arthur Levitt becomes one of Bitcoin's highest profile supporters after signing on to advise payment processing company BitPay and bitcoin exchange Vaurum.
The company's service allows consumers to swap established currencies for the digital kind without the speculating inherent in trading exchanges.
Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.