Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google In 2017Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Tom Petty's death. And national anthem protests in the NFL. These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017.
People Mortgaging Their Homes To Buy Bitcoin, Report SaysAccording to reports, a number of investors looking to cash in on the soaring prices have resorted to putting their houses up as collateral to fund the venture.
Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual CurrencyBitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange is a hit so far, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 16 percent.
Federal Regulator Gives OK For Bitcoin Futures To TradeThe CME Group, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will start trading bitcoin futures Dec. 18, the company said.
Bitcoin Keeps Soaring, Value Increases Over $4,000 In 36 HoursThe cryptocurrency has soared to a price of over $16,000 per share on Dec. 7; a jump of over $4,000 in just 36 hours of trading.
The Search For Bitcoin's Creator Still Not OverWho is Satoshi Nakamoto? For many in the tech world, the identity of bitcoin's elusive creator has been a long-running parlor game. And the speculation might not be over.
Hospital Pays Thousands To End Attack Known As 'Ransomware'A large American hospital chose to pay hackers who were holding its computer network hostage, a move its CEO said was in its best interest and the most efficient way to end the problem.
McKinney Man Pleads Guilty In Bitcoin Securities Fraud CaseA man involved in what federal authorities have described as the first bitcoin securities fraud case pleaded guilty on Monday.
Texan Man Pleads Guilty In NY Bitcoin Securities Fraud CaseA Texas man has pleaded guilty to securities fraud in what federal authorities have described as the first bitcoin securities fraud case.
Authorities Say Teens Getting Dangerous Hallucinogens In The MailImagine a fate worse than death delivered to your door. Authorities say it can happen to those who overdose on a drug that's creeping into Collin County schools.
States Differ On Need For Bitcoin OversightThe Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.
States Differ On Need For Bitcoin OversightA growing number of businesses have embraced the idea of bitcoin in Texas, where the nation's first ATMs catering to the currency were installed earlier this year.

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