cryptocurrency

Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T After Losing $23 Million In SIM Swap Hack

An investor is asking AT&T to pay $220 million in damages in the first-ever lawsuit that attempts to hold carriers accountable for port out scams.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Sorry, But Starbucks Will Not Be Accepting Bitcoin

Contrary to numerous news reports, Starbucks’ new cryptocurrency partnership with Microsoft and Intercontinental Exchange doesn’t mean you’ll be able to spend your bitcoins at the coffee retailer’s locations.
Jordan Pearson
8.3.18
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Building Their Own Electricity Infrastructure

Canadian company DMG Blockchain is expanding its mining operation in British Columbia with its own electrical substation.
Jordan Pearson
8.2.18
cryptojacking
cryptojacking

Steam Pulled an Indie Game Accused of Being an Elaborate Cryptocurrency Mining Scam

Steam game 'Abstractism' was pulled from the marketplace after users complained that it was hijacking their computers to mine cryptocurrency, and that the game developers were scamming players with in-game assets.
Matthew Gault
7.30.18
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone Numbers

California authorities say a 20-year-old college student hijacked more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million, including some from cryptocurrency investors at a blockchain conference Consensus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.30.18
Hacking
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
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