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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
Bitcoin Energy
Bitcoin Energy

Nobody Knows Exactly How Much Energy Bitcoin Is Using

New research suggests that Bitcoin will account for 0.5 percent of the world’s electricity demand by the end of this year. But one researcher says he still isn't getting the whole picture.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.16.18
brand alert
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
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
Hard Truths
Hard Truths

Cryptocurrencies Were Never Good for Anybody But the Rich

Bitcoin started as a populist alternative to government money—or was it just the rich getting richer all along?
Ed Zitron
4.23.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

This Game Turns Bitcoin Value Charts Into Racetracks

'Crypto Rider' is a fun way to learn about the absurd volatility of cryptocurrency.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.19.18
patent watch
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
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
Geth and Taxes
Geth and Taxes

People Who Own Cryptocurrency Are Getting Slammed With More Taxes Than They Expected

And some investors are opting to not pay taxes at all, according to accountants.
Jessica Klein
4.13.18
ruh roh
ruh roh

An Alleged $660 Million ICO Scam Sparked a Protest In Vietnam

Modern Tech JSC disappeared without a trace, allegedly leaving investors in the lurch.
Jordan Pearson
4.12.18
great ideas
great ideas

Welp, There’s a Cryptocurrency Wallet for Kids Now

Can Pigzbe’s Wollo token really be “family-friendly”?
Jordan Pearson
4.11.18
everything is fine
everything is fine

After CryptoKitties, the 'Cryptocollectibles' Business Is Booming

People are spending cryptocurrency on everything from virtual pandas to tulips—seriously, you have no idea.
Jessica Klein
4.10.18