Many were shocked at Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp. But a closer look at the product, and what this means for the worldwide messaging industry, provides some insight into Facebook's motivation.
Slovenia-based Bitstamp halted withdrawals Tuesday due to a denial-of-service attack. The Bitstamp debacle is only the most recent problem in an ongoing saga of issues for the online currency. Is this a rocky start or the beginning of the end?