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mueller investigation
mueller investigation

The Russians Who Allegedly Hacked the DNC Mined Bitcoin to Fund Their Operation

The Russian hacking team singled out in the Mueller probe’s latest indictment allegedly mined Bitcoins and banked on cryptocurrency’s pseudonymity to keep their identities hidden.
Jordan Pearson
7.13.18
The Shadow Brokers
The Shadow Brokers

Cryptocurrency Transactions May Uncover Sales of Shadow Broker Hacking Tools

Even though the Shadow Brokers told customers to use privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash, researchers may have found clues pointing to who tried to buy more of the group's wares.
Joseph Cox
6.28.18
unmasked
unmasked

Feds Pose as Cryptocurrency Money Launderer to Bust Alleged Dark Web Dealers

In a novel investigative strategy, rather than just following the money, investigators went undercover as someone converting Bitcoin into cash, exploiting a financial bottleneck faced by dark web criminals.
Joseph Cox
6.27.18
addiction
addiction

We Spoke to a Therapist Who Treats Cryptocurrency Trading Addiction

Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland is treating addiction to cryptocurrency trading as part of its gambling addiction program.
Jordan Pearson
5.30.18
Power
Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Here's a Video of Billionaire Tim Draper Singing About Bitcoin

The Bitcoin booster gave a bizarre performance at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam.
Jordan Pearson
5.25.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Watch This Hilarious Bitcoin Explainer Generated by an AI

Botnik strikes again with a short Bitcoin explainer made by a predictive text AI that was trained on other Bitcoin explainers.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.23.18
beef alert
beef alert

Craig Wright Isn’t Mad, He’s Actually Laughing After Public Beef at Blockchain Conference

nChain chief scientist and would-be Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright walked off of a panel flanked by personal security after a confrontation with LightningASIC CEO Jack Liao.
Jordan Pearson
5.23.18
Crypto for Congress
Crypto for Congress

Anti-Bitcoin Ad Attacks Congressional Candidate for Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations

Brian Forde was a senior advisor to the Obama administration who wrote the White House memo on cryptocurrency. Now his congressional campaign is under attack by his opponent for accepting Bitcoin donations.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.22.18
Shipping Cointainer
Shipping Cointainer

You Can Buy This Shipping Container Filled With Bitcoin Miners for $1 Million

But if that's too pricey for you, Bitfury will rent its portable Bitcoin datacenters for the low, low price of $70,000 per month.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.17.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

This Guy Heated Bath Water With Bitcoin Mining and It Worked Too Well

"Lee" used cryptocurrency mining ASICs to heat his bath, which turned the temperature up to 122 Fahrenheit.
Jordan Pearson
5.17.18
stablecoin
stablecoin

The 'Holy Grail' of Cryptocurrency Looks Like the Banks We Already Know and Hate

Intangible Labs raised $133 million from established investors to create a stable coin with an "algorithmic central bank."
Jordan Pearson
5.1.18