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Bitcoin hits record high after fork plan suspended

Bitcoin hit a record high just shy of US$8,000 on Wednesday after a coalition of developers and investors suspended a software upgrade planned for next Thursday that could have split the digital currency in two.

Nepal bank latest victim in heists targeting SWIFT system

A bank in Nepal is the latest victim in a string of cyber heists targeting the global SWIFT bank messaging system, though most of the stolen funds have been recovered, two officials involved in the investigation confirmed on Tuesday.

Google sister company Waymo to launch robotaxis

Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik has revealed.

Broadcom makes US$103b bid for Qualcomm

Chip maker Broadcom has made an unsolicited US$103 billion bid for Qualcomm on Monday, setting the stage for a takeover battle that could reshape the industry at the heart of mobile phone hardware.

NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit attack: researchers

Technical indicators suggest a cyber attack which hit Russia and other countries this week was carried out by hackers behind a similar but bigger assault on Ukraine in June, security researchers who analyzed the two campaigns said on Wednesday.