cryptocurrency

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
5 days ago
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
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

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