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Bitcoin trader MyCoin shutters, taking $387M in investor funds

Hong Kong-based MyCoin has reportedly closed its doors, with suggestions the operation was a Bitcoin-themed ponzi scheme.

By February 9, 2015


Impact of Twitter outages grows as stock traders go social

Now that tweets are running through Bloomberg financial terminals, Twitter has a greater responsibility to maintain uptime.

By June 4, 2013


Arrested UBS trader's anguished Facebook posts

A UBS trader accused of perpetrating a $2 billion fraud at the bank, revealed some of his inner fears on Facebook.

By September 17, 2011


'EmoBracelet' tells traders when they need a time-out

Biometric-style emotion-sensing system supposedly alerts frazzled day traders when it might be smart to take a breath and step away from the Charles Schwab site.

By October 15, 2009


Online traders cry foul as they get shut out of rally

Web stock-trading accounts are freezing up or slowing down, preventing online traders from taking advantage of an end-of-week market rally buoyed by Wall Street optimism.

By September 19, 2008


Rogue trader lands job in computer security

High-risk financial trader Jerome Kerviel, released from jail last month, takes a job in Paris for a computer security company.

By April 29, 2008


The site where you can buy an iPhone 3G for $7.48

His friends say former Lehman Brothers trader Nicolas Dickreuter is crazy. But on his new site PsychoAuction.com, you can bid on brand new items and get them for next to nothing. He has already sold an iPhone for 43 cents.

By May 19, 2009


Online currency trader nabs $100 million in venture funds

Quantity is essential for currency trading site, as Oanda only makes a fraction of a percent off of each trade.

By September 16, 2007


Nasdaq to acquire electronic stock trader

Nasdaq is buying Instinet, the last major operator of an electronic trading system still standing, for $1.9 billion.

April 23, 2005