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Bitcoin anonymity no longer guaranteed; summons served to U.S. exchange

Coinbase, the largest U.S. Bitcoin exchange, was served with a John Doe summons demanding 2014 to 2015 customer transaction records. The IRS argued in federal court that customer anonymity argued a basis for concern about tax evasion.
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What if corporations ruled the world? Syfy's Incorporated gives four nightmare scenarios

Set in the year 2074, Syfy's new show Incorporated explores a future in which 90 percent of the world is run by multinational corporations. Child bearing, food, and even life is controlled by your job. Here are four nightmare scenarios from…

Bitcoin value surges following Trump's victory

News of Donald Trump's ascension from reality television to highest elected office in the U.S. may have thrown some volatility into the stock market, but it did quite the opposite for the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
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Slow BitLicense approval dims New York’s bitcoin global hub aspirations

New York is undoubtedly a world financial center, but its aspirations to become the bitcoin capital of the world are being dashed by a sluggish regulatory process, which has been backlogged since June 2015.

Bitcoin will soon be available for purchase on Swiss railway ticket machines

Starting Nov. 11, customers on the Swiss railway will be able to trade their Swiss francs for Bitcoins on ticket machines. While people will be able to buy Bitcoin, train tickets will not be for sale using Bitcoins.
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How to mine Bitcoin: A crash course on cryptocurrency mining

Curious about what it takes to mine everybody's favorite cryptocurrency? You can earn a profit with the right setup, but getting there may take some work. Our guide makes it easier to start, whether you're in need a little guidance…

Blockchain technology may help secure the nuclear weapons of the future

DARPA is looking into the use of Blockchain technology to help secure some of the world's most powerful weapons and assets. Since it can easily detect tampering, it could be better than simply trying to keep hackers out.

Buying a handgun on the dark web ‘just like buying a bar of chocolate’

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is going after illegal gun sales online via the dark web, creating a special group for that purpose. The Internet Investigations Center will give "actionable intelligence" to field…

The U.S. government is selling $1.6 million worth of seized bitcoins this month

Want to buy some bitcoin? Like, a lot of bitcoin? The U.S. government is selling 2,700 bitcoins later this month, valued at $1.6 million. The virtual currency was seized during criminal investigations.
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Bitcoin exchange loses more than $60 million in digital heist

Likely disconcerting to anyone that trades in the popular cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin, a digital exchange was hit by hackers this week and approximately $65 million in Bitcoin was stolen.

Mining for bitcoins just got a lot harder

They might be up in value, but they're down in supply. Bitcoins, everyone's favorite cryptocurrency, are in high demand, but they're getting harder and harder to mine for. And that's actually written into the code.
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Great Britain may be out of the EU, but bitcoin is definitely in the black

Even as stock markets and world currencies flail in vain at Brexit, the bitcoin suddenly spiked in value, surging past $650, up $100 from the previous day (when it still seemed possible that the EU could stay together).