The vast majority of users can't even access the Silk Road website to see what it's about. So, how does a website stay underground, and why did the FBI shut this one down?
Venture capitalists show no sign of shying away from investing in startups related to bitcoin even as authorities step up their scrutiny of the virtual currency.
The bills in your wallet may be worth a lot more than the big numbers at the four corners say they are. Collectors will pay a pretty penny for bills with fancy serial numbers.
As investors shun risk assets such as emerging market equities and currencies, gold is quietly gaining traction, clawing its way back up to around $1,400.
At first, it looked as if 30 million new $100 bills would have to be shredded due to a printing gaffe. Turns out, the problem is probably much, much smaller.
John McCain offers a surprising defense of dollar coins: they could inspire people to tip strippers more generously!
Think Tokyo would be the world's most expensive city for expats? Nope. Moscow? Guess again: It's a seaport with a population of 5 million that you've probably never heard of.
Pennies cost too much to make. Blind people can't tell which bill they're using. And what's up with that pyramid eye? Here are a few ways to change our money for the better.
The Big Mac Index, which uses local prices of the ubiquitous burger to compare the relative values of national currencies, has gotten a fresh update.
The Winklevoss twins love Bitcoins, and they plan to make it easier to invest in the cryptocurrency with their Bitcoin ETF. But the idea isn't ready for prime time.
Digital currencies have gained more legitimacy recently, but there are reasons for concern: Witness Tuesday's indictment against Liberty Reserve as a massive criminal scheme.
British officials say wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill's portrait will be featured on a new 5 pound note.
Global ratings agency Fitch cut China's long-term local currency credit rating, citing financial risks from rapid credit expansion alongside the rise of shadow banking...
The value of digital crypto-currency Bitcoin has skyrocketed thanks to eurozone worries. But skeptics say its a bubble destined to pop, much like these five historic bubbles.
Cyprus' attempt to raid insured bank accounts has left a bad taste in the mouths of people around the world, and led some to ask: Could it ever happen here in America?
A study by Canadian marketing professors finds that people are more quick to spend the crumpled, dirty bills in their wallet -- unless there are other people watching.
Cyprus' president has appointed a panel of three former supreme court judges to investigate how the country ended up nearly bankrupt.
Big depositors at Cyprus' largest bank may be forced to accept losses of up to 60 percent, far more than initially estimated, as part of the country's bankruptcy rescue plan.
Cyprus' president called on the country to "share the burden" of solving its financial crisis Friday as banks opened for normal business for the second day.
A deal reached early Monday prevents Cyprus' imminent financial meltdown by securing a last-minute $13 billion bailout.
Investors are showing more interest in the dollar, which is benefiting from the stock market's surge to new highs and an improving U.S. economy.
U.S. wholesale prices rose only slightly in January after three straight declines, the latest sign that inflation is posing no threat. It means the Federal Reserve has room...
Russia has become the world's biggest buyer of gold. Following a policy set by long-time leader Vladimir Putin, Russia's Central Bank added 570 metric tons of gold, about 25...
Because President Barack Obama intends to tap Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, your money might soon start looking a little goofy. If confirmed to...