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Jeremy Wagstaff

As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

Dec 22 2017

SINGAPORE Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so.

Multi-stage cyber attacks net North Korea millions in virtual currencies: researchers

Dec 19 2017

SINGAPORE/SEOUL A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say. | Video

Hackers steal $64 million from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash

Dec 07 2017

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies.

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

Dec 02 2017

Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - for tracking criminals hiding illegal money from banks.

WhatsApp messenger hit by temporary outage; Facebook investigating

Nov 03 2017

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. | Video

Leaked data from massive Malaysian breach "likely available online for long time"

Nov 02 2017

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, Nov 2 Personal details of tens of millions of Malaysians obtained from a 2014 data breach have likely been available for sale for a long time, according to the founder of an online portal who revealed the massive data breach this week.

Malaysia investigating reported leak of 46 million mobile users' data

Nov 02 2017

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia. | Video

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

Sep 22 2017

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics.

As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

Sep 20 2017

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices.

Australia researchers say find new way to build quantum computers

Sep 06 2017

SINGAPORE Researchers in Australia have found a new way to build quantum computers which they say would make them dramatically easier and cheaper to produce at scale. 

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