blockchain

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
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
ethereum

A Wildly Popular Ethereum Gambling Game Just Paid Out 3 Million Dollars

'Fomo3D' is a controversial and popular Ethereum application, and the lottery's winner may have clogged the blockchain itself to win.
Jordan Pearson
8.23.18
Hacking

An Incredibly Simple Hack Had the Potential to Manipulate Cryptocurrency Markets

Visitors to Ethereum blockchain explorer Etherscan.io on Monday were shown a pop-up that said, “l337,” but the hackers could have tricked site visitors by superficially changing values on the blockchain record.
Jordan Pearson
7.24.18
blockchain

How to Understand Blockchains With Scrabble

This modified game of Scrabble called Scrabits is fast, chaotic, and educational.
Farnia Fekri
7.20.18
51 percent attacks

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Sabotaging Blockchains for Their Personal Gain

A wave of 51 percent attacks affecting Bitcoin Gold, Verge, and Monacoin resulted in nearly $20 million worth of cryptocurrency being stolen from exchanges this week.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.25.18
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
Ethereal

A Revolution Per Minute: Photos From the Ethereal Summit

The Ethereal Summit is a two-day, $1,200 per person event that featured everything from guided meditation with Deepak Chopra to sushi on the blockchain.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.16.18
brand alert

Oscar Mayer’s Cringey 'Cryptocurrency' Promotion Got Hit With a Cease-and-Desist

The cold cut company's Bacoin promotion faces backlash.
Jordan Pearson
5.3.18
Bitcoin

Immortalize Your Terrible Tweets on the Blockchain for the Low, Low Price of $9

We tried out ‘To the Blockchain,’ a Twitter bot that will add your tweet to the Bitcoin blockchain.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.26.18
patent watch

Amazon Wins Patent for Data Stream to ‘Identify’ Bitcoin Users for Law Enforcement

Amazon’s latest patent aims to combine data from various sources to identify cryptocurrency users for subscribers including the taxman and cops.
Jordan Pearson
4.18.18
blockchain

A ‘Cryptocurrency’ Without a Blockchain Is Eating My City

Toronto startup Bunz released a digital currency for the city's barter economy, sparking backlash.
Jordan Pearson
4.18.18
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