The growing number of bitcoin remittances in the country has not escaped the ever watchful eye of Philippine central bank authorities.
A petition was filed in the White House website that asked NASA to “create bitcoin wallets for Curiosity and Opportunity and put private keys on Mars.”
Bitcoin hit a record 174.4 million in November, courtesy of Chinese traders that sought haven in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election.
European bitcoin and altcoin exchange BTC-e went offline on Thursday morning after receiving a DDoS stream of requests around 5:30 a.m. EST.
Jeffrey Berns went to court last Tuesday to dispute the legitimacy of IRS effort to obtain the identity and full transaction history of Coinbase customer.
Popular digital currency bitcoin surged to a new level in 2016—its highest since February 2014—as traders fly to safety amid Chinese stock market jitters.
The situation is already affecting all aspects of daily living in the country, and the reports of food and medical supplies shortages.
Japan is reportedly close to dropping the 8% sales tax for bitcoin purchases. Documents showed that the plan “could take effect as early as July 2017.”