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cryptocurrency

This Guy Made a Big Red Button to Instantly Sell Cryptocurrency During a Crash

Why hodl when you can smash the sell button?
Samantha Cole
10.17.18
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
going dark

CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime

Phantom Secure made custom, encrypted BlackBerry phones and sold them to customers all over the world, including to the Sinaloa cartel, according to prosecutors.
Joseph Cox
10.3.18
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
cryptocurrency

A Programmer Ate Ass to Save Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency prices are down, so a developer met up with cryptocurrency enthusiasts and adult film performers Brenna Sparks and Bobbi Dylan to eat some ass and save the market.
Jordan Pearson
8.29.18
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
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
8.15.18
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 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