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How to buy Litecoin

Looking to diversify your cryptocurrency portfolio? Litecoin is one of the best alternative coins out there, but in order to own it, you need to know how to buy Litecoin. In this guide, we'll walk you through the best ways to get your hands on it.

Square’s Cash App payment application now allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin

Twitter founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that users of Cash App - Square's payment app - will now be able to buy and sell Bitcoin instantly on their apps.
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Samsung confirms it’s working on chips for cryptocurrency mining

Just like everyone else on the planet, it looks like Samsung is getting in on the cryptocurrency business, by manufacturing ASIC chips designed specifically for mining up those precious bitcoins.
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SEC shuts down AriseBank initial coin offering after it made fraudulent claims

The initial coin offering for a new cryptocurrency backed by AriseBank has been shut down following various doubts about the project's legitimacy.

Facebook bans advertisements for cryptocurrency exchanges

Facebook brought the hammer down on "misleading financial products" today by effectively banning any and all advertisements for cryptocurrency exchanges.

Japan’s Coincheck will refund $400 million in stolen cryptocurrency tokens

Coincheck, one of Japan's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has reported that about $400 million worth of NEM tokens, a cryptocurrency, were stolen by hackers. However, the company has announced that it will reimburse its customers.
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What is Litecoin? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Litecoin? It's a cryptocurrency like bitcoin, but far faster, leaner. It's confirmations come quicker and its fees and lighter, making it arguably a better tool for buying goods and services online.
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Is your browser mining bitcoin? ‘Malvertisements’ are hijacking Google Ads

As if invasive ads weren't bad enough, Trend Micro has uncovered a particularly sinister batch of 'malvertisements' that aim to exploit Google's DoubleClick ad service to serve you ads containing hidden cryptocurrency mining software. 
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How a blockchain-based digital photo notary is fighting fraud and fake news

Truepic is an image authentication company that’s taking a high-tech approach to fighting fraud and fake news, verifying images at the point of capture and securely encoding them in the blockchain.

Student cracks DNA code to take home $10,000 worth of bitcoin

A student has managed to reveal a message encoded in DNA just days before its three-year deadline was set to elapse.
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Stripe bids farewell to bitcoin, says it will stop supporting the currency

his week, Stripe announced that it would no longer process bitcoin transactions. The change will take effect in its entirety on April 23, 2018.
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Hackers steal as much as 10 percent of new cryptocurrency funds

As much as 10 percent of all funds that go toward cryptocurrency initial coin offerings are stolen by hackers according to a new study.
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Federal regulators file fraud charges against three bitcoin operators

Following an already rough month for bitcoin, three U.S. virtual currency operators have been charged with fraud by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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How to trade bitcoin for other cryptocurrencies

Would you rather have a broad portfolio of cryptocurrencies? Here's how to trade bitcoin for one of its popular alternatives.
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Bitcoin’s value crashes and it’s taking other currencies with it

Bitcoin's value has tumbled to below $10,000 for the first time since early December 2017, leading to many sad stories of lost investments.
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Bitcoin miners have extracted 80% of all the bitcoins there will ever be

80 percent of all of the bitcoins that will ever exist have now been mined, edging us ever close to that 21 million maximum.
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MoneyGram teams up with cryptocurrency Ripple on ‘payment flow’ project

Ripple and MoneyGram have announced they are working together in an effort to use the XRP blockchain as a way of transferring money
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Kasotsuka Shojo is the world’s first cryptocurrency-themed pop group

Kasotsuka Shojo is the world's first J-pop group inspired by cryptocurrency. Tickets for the first show were purchasable with cryptocurrency.

Former Tinder love gurus introduce Ripple, a swipe-based professional network

Swiping right isn't exclusive to dating apps -- that's the idea behind Ripple, a professional network led by the former TInder CTO.
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Ripple’s XRP saw the strongest growth of any cryptocurrency in 2017

Ripple has surpassed Ethereum to become the world's second most valuable cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization.
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XRP’s value rises amid rumors that Western Union may adopt the blockchain

Rumors that money transfer giant Western Union is considering adopting XRP saw the cryptocurrency rise in value.
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It won’t power the Matrix, but these suits use humans to mine cryptocurrencies

Looking for a new way to mine cryptocurrencies? You could do so by harvesting the excess heat your body generates. Seriously.
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Cryptocurrency expert released after $1 million bitcoin ransom

A cryptocurrency expert has been released after a million dollar bitcoin ransom was paid to his kidnappers.

Cryptocurrency windfall — Pineapple Fund gifts $1 million to Internet Archive

The anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of bitcoin to the Internet Archive to continue its historical record keeping.
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What’s the true value of bitcoin? A Morgan Stanley analyst says it may be zero

Bitcoin currently trades for about 13,000 dollars, but a new report from Morgan Stanley suggests the value of bitcoin might be zero
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As bitcoin takes its biggest tumble this quarter, other coins follow suit

Bitcoin has had its biggest slump in recent memory over the past 24 hours and it's pulling down almost all other coins with it.
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This new social media platform wants to turn your likes into cash

Selfllery is a new social media platform that gives users cryptocurrency for likes, which they can later donate or convert to cash.
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How to buy Ethereum

Alongside bitcoin, Ethereum is one of the most exciting cryptocurrencies around. Here's how to buy Ethereum so you can join the hype train.

5 things you didn’t know you could buy with bitcoin

Companies as big as Overstock, Dell, and Expedia now accept bitcoin. Here are five things you can buy with your cryptocurrency.

North Korea denies accusations of WannaCry attack involvement

Two days after the White House publicly attributed North Korea to May's WannaCry global attack, a DPRK representative fired back.
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Go ahead, pass laws. They can’t kill bitcoin, even if they try

Bitcoin regulation is a waste of everyone's time. Here's why no matter what's done, Bitcoin will continue to flourish.
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North Korea suspected of stealing millions in bitcoin from South Korean exchange

Cryptocurrency now worth over $82 million was stolen from South Korean exchange Bithumb, alongside 30,000 users personal information.
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Bitcoin approaches $20K, but is the bubble about to burst?

Bitcoin has seen some really impressive growth this year in terms of value and mainstream interest, but what are the risks?
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Major investment firms are now offering Bitcoin futures

The Chicago-based Cboe Global Market launched the first Bitcoin futures exchange earlier this year. Now, TD Ameritrade has joined