Bitcoin

Memes

Why Bitcoiners Are Using Memes to Cope With a Crash

Bitcoin's price has plummeted, but the memes keep coming. What's behind this community's obsession?
Jordan Pearson
12.11.18
cryptocurrency

10 Years of the Blockchain: What Is Bitcoin, Really?

The Bitcoin white paper was released into the world 10 years ago today, so we asked some influential people in the space—including the guy who spent 10,000 bitcoins on pizza in 2010—what it is and where it's going.
Jordan Pearson
10.31.18
bitcoin mining

Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033

A recent UN climate report said that if global temperatures rose above 1.5 C it could lead to catastrophic climate change. Bitcoin alone could raise global temperatures by 2 C within two decades.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.29.18
Port Out Scam

'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing Ransom

Jared Goetz's credit card was fraudulently charged, his phone cut-off, and his email account hacked. But in an extraordinary phone call, Goetz managed to talk the hacker down, and get his digital life back.
Joseph Cox
10.11.18
Hacking

Cops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency

A California task force caught another big name in the criminal underground world of SIM hijackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.18
Bitcoin

Warren Buffet Is the CEO of Bitcoin, According to Google

There is no Bitcoin company and no CEO, but Google is turning up incorrect results for the curious.
Jordan Pearson
10.9.18
BTC

A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency

'For less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network.'
Jordan Pearson
9.19.18
SPAM CITY

Inside a Reddit Sockpuppet Operation

According to multiple Reddit moderators, someone called "Aaron" has approached them to be part of a spam marketing campaign, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain-linked projects.
Joseph Cox
9.17.18
blockchains

The World’s Oldest Blockchain Has Been Hiding in the New York Times Since 1995

This really gives a new meaning to the “paper of record."
Daniel Oberhaus
8.27.18
Port Out Scam

Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars

Police in California continue their investigation in port out scams by arresting a second suspect.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.22.18
Sextortion

Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn

Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.
Joseph Cox
8.21.18
gamers come first

World's Biggest GPU Maker No Longer Expects to Make Money on Cryptocurrency Mining

Selling GPUs for cryptocurrency mining accounted for 10 percent of Nvidia’s revenue only a few months ago. Now the company isn’t factoring it into its revenue stream at all.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.17.18
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