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Coinbase may register with SEC as brokerage firm

Coinbase, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is reportedly considering registering with the SEC as a brokerage firm.
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Robot Cache’s blockchain-based service could change how you buy games

Robot Cache, an upcoming game distribution platform based on blockchain, has partnered with game publishers including THQ Nordic.
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In proper 2018 fashion, the royal wedding now has its very own cryptocurrency

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married, they’re being gifted a new cryptocurrency, called the Royal Coin.
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Indian central bank looks to block Bitcoin, while creating its own cryptocurrency

The Indian banking authority, RBI, is going to cease offering banking services to anyone involved in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Bitmain’s $800 Ethereum ASIC miner could help bring GPU prices down

Bitmain's new $800 Ethereum ASIC Miner, the Antminer E3, could have a big impact on soaring GPU prices when it launches in July.
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Now Bitcoin millionaires are buying Lamborghinis

For some Bitcoin millionaires, a Lamborghini is more than just a status symbol. It can provide am means to validate their investments.
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The Bank of England is testing blockchain tech to support domestic payments

The Bank of England is now testing a Proof of Concept designed to advance its real-time gross settlement service in England.
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How to mine $1 million in Bitcoin on an $800 laptop

Just about any device capable of banging a few numbers together can contribute to a cryptocurrency mining pool, but how long would it take to mine a million dollars worth of bitcoin using just your laptop?
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Nvidia CEO: cryptocurrency mining “is not our business”

NVIDIA’s GPU is the single largest distributed supercomputer in the world, which is why it’s so popular with the Ethereum blockchain.
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Nvidia’s GTC keynote was big on business, but ignored gamers and miners

Both gamers and miners have been anxiously awaiting Nvidia's announcement of the next generation of GPUs. But at the company's keynote at GTC today, they chose to ignore the situation entirely.
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Best Bitcoin miners

Mining Bitcoin needs cheap electricity, good cooling, and a decent wad of up-front cash. If you have all of that though, you need to know where to spend it. You need the best Bitcoin miner.
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Google is working on blockchain technology for the cloud

Google is currently working on a new adaption of blockchain technology for its line of cloud services, though it isn't making any announcements just yet.

Hackers seize Atlanta’s network system, demand $51,000 in Bitcoin as ransom

On Thursday, Atlanta discovered that hackers infiltrated its network and seized data using ransomware, demanding $51,000 in Bitcoins.
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Guns N’ Roses alum Matt Sorum rocks beyond blockchain to fight labels, YouTube

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum spoke with Digital Trends about his upcoming, salacious autobiography, as well as Artbit, the crypto platform he's behind.
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Bitcoin’s blockchain contains links to child pornography, possible illegal image

Researchers recently downloaded the Bitcoin blockchain to analyze its non-financial data and uncovered links to child pornography and an image.
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First U.S. cryptocurrency ban outlaws Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ coin

The U.S. executive branch has issued an executive order prohibiting the use or purchase of Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency.

Twitter joins Facebook and Google in banning cryptocurrency advertising

Twitter is joining Facebook and Google in banning cryptocurrency advertising, specifically disallowing ads for initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency wallets, and token sales.

Federal Trade Commission brings the hammer down on crypto ponzi schemes

The FTC has filed a complaint against a three defendants who were allegedly involved in a ponzi scheme making use of cryptocurrency
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Power-gulping cryptocurrency miners now charged higher fees in New York

The New York State Public Service Commission is now allowing power companies to charge higher rates to cryptocurrency miners.
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Who owns all the Bitcoin? A few billionaire whales in a small pond

Billions of dollars have been invested into Bitcoin, but who owns the most? It turns out the majority of the world's Bitcoin, and altcoins, are stored in just a few thousand wallets.
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A New York city becomes first in the U.S. to temporarily ban Bitcoin mining

The Plattsburgh, New York city council voted unanimously to introduce an 18-month ban on commercial bitcoin mining operations within the city.
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AMD and Nvidia have tried to limit GPU sales to crypto-miners. It isn’t working

Graphics card manufacturers may have made some attempts to limit GPU sales, but according to one mining-rig builder we spoke to, it's had no impact on his ability to acquire masses of cards.
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Fed up with GPU prices? Crypto-rig builder says gamers must suck it up and mine

A cryptocurrency mining rig builder has suggested the best way for gamers to offset high graphics card prices is to mine in their spare time.
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Google will ban cryptocurrency ads from its AdWords network in June

Google said that starting in June, its AdWords advertisement platform will no longer support ads based on cryptocurrencies and related services.
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Leak shows cryptocurrency mining card with surprising Nvidia chip

A recent leak shows that Inno3D is gearing up to launch a graphics card dedicated to cryptocurrency mining that's based on the GTX 1080 Ti.
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A fake startup uses initial coin offering to steal $2 million in digital coins

A startup promising a device to manage cryptocurrencies disappeared with more than $2 million in Ethereum after an initial coin offering.
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Yep, mining for cryptocurrency can now heat your home

French startup Quarnot just unveiled a space heater that could potentially pay for itself. Someday. It uses two GPUs to mine cryptocurrency and use the excess heat to keep you toasty during the winter.

Become a cryptocurrency master with these online Bitcoin courses

Want to learn to turn a profit trading cryptocurrency? We’ve rounded up a handful of online Bitcoin courses to help you get started.

Twitter CEO aims to overhaul verification as digital coin scams grow

During a Periscope livestream on Thursday, Jack Dorsey and David Gasca talk about overhauling Twitter's confusing verification system.
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Cryptojacking turns your PC into a Bitcoin mine, but you won’t see a cent

Cryptojacking is the newest trend in malware, allowing hackers to steal your CPU power to mine cryptocurrency. Here’s how the biggest websites on the internet have been hacked — and what a future dominated by it could look like.

Windows Defender thwarts major malware attack directed mostly at Russian users

Microsoft said its Windows Defender platform thwarted a campaign that sought to distribute a trojan packing a cryptocurrency miner payload.
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Japan to crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges after high-profile hacks

Japan's financial regulatory agencies are gearing up to slap punishments on cryptocurrency exchanges whose lax security measures may have cost investors hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Digital currency prices fall after SEC warns about exchange dangers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning on Wednesday against the use of unregulated exchange platforms for cryptocurrency.
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Hackers target Windows clipboard to steal cryptocurrency wallet addresses

The latest email scam contains malware that will install on Windows machines and scan the clipboard for copied cryptocurrency wallet addresses.