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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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HTC's blockchain phone is coming soon, and will have Cryptokitties inside

HTC has another smartphone on the horizon, and this time it's geared toward blockchain technology. Known as the HTC Exodus, the smartphone is designed to support cryptocurrencies and decentralization. Here's everything we know.
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Ethereum isn't your average cryptocurrency. Here's what makes it different

The financial and tech sectors are excited about Ethereum, but what exactly makes it different from your average cryptocurrency? While it often gets lumped in with the rest, there is a lot more to it. Here's everything you need to know.
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These are the largest Bitcoin mining farms in the world

The world is in the middle of a second gold rush -- but it's not gold they're mining today. It's Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, ones and zeroes that are being turned into pure profit. Around the globe, they're making millions from…
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A look into Bitcoin’s troubled year

Bitcoin has had a rough year in general and a particularly rough summer as the coin's value has fallen thanks to a number of important factors.
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Why Mastercard is ripping a page from Bitcoin’s book

Mastercard's new blockchain patent seeks to put an end to credit card skimmers and make money safer. Regardless of what you think of cryptocurrency, the largest financial institutions are transforming real money to become more like it every…
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Everyone's talking about Bitcoin. Here's what it is and why it's important

What is Bitcoin? If you asked one of the recent investors who jumped on the bandwagon at the end of 2017, they might be unlikely to tell you. Here's a breakdown of what it is and why it's important.
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Was late 2017 cryptocurrency spike artificially inflated?

A new report stemming from the University of Texas at Austin claims that the big surge in cryptocurrency values during 2017 was artificially created using a digital currency called Tether. The report focuses on Bitfinex.
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Why a 19-year-old Bitcoin millionaire built a working Dr. Octopus suit

What would you do if you were a 19-year-old kid with $3.3 million? There are few people more equipped to answer that than teenaged bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman. Here's his answer.
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Hackers prove how powerful computers can cheat Bitcoin and blockchain

The cryptocurrency ZenCash became the latest victim in a trend of 51 percent attacks which have lead to the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency, raising questions about the security of certain blockchains.
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Scotland has a rehab clinic for people who are addicted to trading bitcoin

Can't help yourself when it comes to Bitcoin? Castle Craig Hospital is starting to treat cryptocurrency addicts like gambling addicts, and the hospital thinks it can help you break the "hold on for dear life," or HODL, trap.