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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…
Computing

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.
Cool Tech

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.
Computing

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).
Computing

Ether investors lose close to $80 million in monster heist

The developers of the Ethereum platform and its digital currency, Ether, have been doing damage control today after a massive theft of more than $80 million from a decentralized hedge fund saw many lose confidence in the currency.
Web

Going once, going twice: A big bitcoin auction is set to take place in Australia

Looking to get your hands on some bitcoins? Consider a trip down under. Next month, $11.49 million worth of confiscated bitcoins will be auctioned off in Sydney, Australia, marking the first such auction outside the U.S.
Computing

The Pirate Bay pulls in a whopping $9 a day in bitcoin donations

Bitcoin donations never quite caught on as much as the copyright lobbyists thought they would, with even giant sites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents pulling just a few dollars a day between them.
Computing

Bitcoin creator finally shows his face

Craig Wright has reportedly released evidence proving that he is "Satoshi Nakamoto," the inventor of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The Australian was identified as its possible creator last year, though this is the first time he's admitted…
Gaming

Valve tells devs bitcoin payments are inbound to Steam

Users of the popular video game storefront Steam will soon be able to pay for their purchases using Bitcoin, according to a message posted on the service's private developer forum.
Web

Get paid by agreeing to see ads using Brave

If seeing ads in your Web browser makes you see red, try seeing green instead. At least, that's what Brave wants you to do, now that it's paying you in Bitcoins to see "safe ads."
Mobile

Bitcoin botch: Microsoft apologizes, says it will support the currency after all

On Sunday Microsoft announced it was no longer accepting Bitcoin for digital purchases in its online store after introducing the option two years ago. Well, the company has just done an about-face, saying the message was posted…