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Q&A: How is a bitcoin mined? A look at the virtual currency

LONDON (AP) — A company in Slovenia that mines bitcoin says it has been hacked, for a potential loss of tens of millions of dollars. The company, NiceHash, gives customers the ability to mine for bitcoins. As the price of the world's most popular virtual currency keeps surging — to a record $15,000 on Thursday — here's a look at what it is and how it is "mined." ___ WHAT IS A BITCOIN? Bitcoin is a digital currency that's not tied to any bank or government.
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