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Hackers steal $30m from bitcoin exchange

Hackers stole more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea’s top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit’s price falling around the world on Wednesday.

Bitcoin (Pixabay)

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 (photo by Francesco Mondello/ Flickr)

How is a bitcoin mined? A look at the virtual currency

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