Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are no longer just a fad reserved for those in the know. Although the digital money system currently exists in many forms — with Bitcoin and Ethereum arguably being the two most recognizable — each is constructed via algorithmic encryption, allowing those with a computer and the proper software to get in the action. It’s a lucrative and volatile business to say the least, but cryptocurrencies provide an unprecedented level of transaction security and greater freedom from centralized banking, which has its appeals. Whether you want to invest in the budding industry or you’re simply curious as to what it’s all about, here’s everything you need to know about what many are calling the currency of tomorrow.

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Ripple cryptocurrency jumps 70 percent in 24 hours after news of bank deal

The Ripple cryptocurrency has seen its value reach the highest point since late 2017 after a tease from a Ripple Labs regulator suggested it could soon be adopted by banks for international money transfers.
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Afraid that Bitcoin could be a bubble? Here's how to sell what you've got

If you're investing in cryptocurrencies, it's important to have your exit strategy in place if prices start to crash. If you've decided it's time to get out or just want to learn how to sell Bitcoins, here's how to get started.
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You can't have Bitcoin without mining. Confused? Here's how it all works

Cryptocurrencies are not the easiest of topics to get your head around, but one of the most confusing aspects is "mining." What is Bitcoin mining? It's a big part of what helps the cryptocurrency work as intended.
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It's not all free money. What to know before you try to mine Bitcoin

Mining Bitcoin today is harder than it used to be, but if you have enough time, money and cheap electricity, you can still turn a profit. Here's how to get started mining Bitcoin at home and in the cloud.
Emerging Tech

Giant wind farm in Morocco will help mine cryptocurrency, conserve energy

One of the windiest parts of Morocco is set to get a $2 billion wind farm power plant, which could help power eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining in a more environmentally friendly way.
Emerging Tech

Crazy vending machine swaps computer art for your permanent selfie

Coder artist Matthias Dörfelt's camera-equipped vending machine swaps unique prints of computer-generated faces for the rights to upload your selfie onto the main Ethereum blockchain.
Computing

A vigilante botnet is taking out crypto-jacking malware

A new botnet is on the rise but it isn't being used to take down websites or hack servers, it's going after crypto-jacking malware. When it discovers the malware on a website, it takes it over before destroying them both.
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Those $1 Bitcoins at Walmart have one big catch — they’re made of chocolate

Walmart is now selling Bitcoin, but not as you know it. The physical coins come in a netted bag and have a metallic coating which can be peeled away to discover delicious chocolate inside.
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Cat got your wallet? CryptoKitties virtual feline fetches $170K in crypto cash

CryptoKitties may have earned itself records for the most expensive CryptoKitty sold and the most expensive in-app purchase. Dragon, a CryptoKitty, fetched the equivalent of $170,000 in the blockchain-based currency ETH.
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Crypto-intrigued? Here's how to buy Bitcoin for the first time

Is it time to purchase your first Bitcoin investment? If you're ready to get involved in the cryptocurrency, we'll walk you through how to pick an exchange, how to choose the right wallet, and how to buy Bitcoin the safe way!
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Police bust a massive interstate SIM card hijacking ring

Law enforcement agents in Flordia and several other states have worked together to break up an interstate cybercrime ring that used hijacked SIM cards to steal cryptocurrencies and cash from victims.
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Hacker plays ‘Doom’ on John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ BitFi Bitcoin wallet

The BitFi hardware cryptocurrency wallet isn't as unhackable as John McAfee claims. A 15-year-old bedroom hacker has managed to get Doom running on the device, suggesting its days may soon be numbered.
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Sirin Labs’ crypto-phone could change the way we pay

If blockchain technology, tokens, hot and cold wallets, and all the other cryptocurrency buzzwords have put you off learning about and using this fascinating technology, Sirin Labs is making the phone for you. It’s called the Finney.
Computing

Blockchain does way more than power Bitcoin. Here's how it works

What is a blockchain? It was once merely an academic idea and today it's the backbone of the cryptographic industry, helping to send billions of dollars worth of digital assets all over the world.
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Google bets on blockchain technology with two new Google Cloud partnerships

Google will support distributed ledger technology, aka blockchain, on the Google Cloud Platform. The reveal arrives by way of the company’s announcement regarding the Google Cloud Next ’18 conference in San Francisco.
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Ripple is a different kind of cryptocurrency. Here's how to buy it

Need to know how to buy Ripple? You've come to the right place. In this guide we'll walk you through the process step by step, as well as offer an alternative for those who want to get more hands-on with their trades.
Emerging Tech

Chinese authorities break up billion-dollar cryptocurrency gambling ring

Whenever there's a major sporting event, there will be gambling and the World Cup is no exception. Chinese authorities have broken up a billion-dollar enterprise focused on betting cryptocurrencies on the outcome of the World Cup.
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Money-laundering ‘Bitcoin Maven’ receives one-year prison sentence

A former stockbroker known as the Bitcoin Maven was sentenced to a one-year prison term for laundering Bitcoin and operating an unlicensed money transmission business. Prosecutors wanted a 30-month sentence.