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Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Jul. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, prompting alarm in and out of the country. In Iran, some government officials worry that the energy-hungry...

Europol: 6 arrested in UK, Netherlands in Bitcoin scam

Jun. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says authorities in the Netherlands and Britain have arrested six people suspected of involvement in a cryptocurrency theft worth 24 million euros ($27 million). Europol says five men and one woman were arrested in simultaneous raids Tuesday...