Hackers crack Liechtenstein based Valartis Bank, ask for bitcoin ransom

Crime | November 30, 2016 By:

Hackers have cracked Valartis, a Chinese-owned Liechtenstein bank, and are allegedly threatening to release account details to financial authorities and the media unless ransoms of up to ten percent (in bitcoin) are paid by the 7th December.

Unknown hackers found their way into the Liechtenstein’s e-banking system this week and managed to obtain a ton of sensitive information on payment orders,


iPayYou enables bitcoin payment for Amazon

Now Accepting | November 29, 2016 By:

iPayYou has launched a new service called Amazon Direct that allows users to purchase goods on Amazon using bitcoin.

The feature has been under development for months by iPayYou, whose CEO is Gene Kavner, a former worldwide director at Amazon.

The developers explains that Amazon Direct allows users to seamlessly transfer any dollar amount of bitcoin from their existing bitcoin wallet on iPayYou to Amazon.