In the winds of crypto winter  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Well, it was surreal while it lasted, by which I mean the 2017-18 cryptocurrency bubble. For a while there, Coinbase was #1 in the App Store, Bitcoin was above $10K, and there were more notional crypto... more
Bitcoin bomb threats believed to be sent by perpetrators of ‘sextortion’ scam: experts  Global News · 2 days
Security experts believe Thursday's emailed bomb threats can be traced back to the same group responsible for the "sextortion" scam this past... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats worldwide, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 3 days
Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding... more
Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC  TechCrunch · 3 days
A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats across US, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 3 days
Spammers have sent a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations, demanding Bitcoin in exchange for... more
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple  TechCrunch · 4 days
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where... more
Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies  TechCrunch · 4 days
Thibault Schrepel Contributor Share on Twitter Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at... more
Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin  TechCrunch · 5 days
Google’s annual Year in Search is more than a digital record of the events, stories and phenomena that captured our attention over 12 months.... more
'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018  BBC · 5 days
Firm's UK search results also featured the World Cup, Bitcoin and Black Panther highly. more
Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies  TechCrunch · 1 week
Coinbase is the most conservative exchange in cryptoland, largely because it operates in the U.S. under the watchful eye of... more
DJ Khaled and Mayweather fined over cryptocurrencies  Sky News · 2 weeks
Music producer DJ Khaled and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr have settled charges in the US after they secretly received payments for promoting cryptocurrencies. more
Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled pay SEC cryptocurrency penalties  BBC · 2 weeks
The regulator says the celebrities did not tell followers they had been paid to promote some investments. more
Asus Partners Quantum Cloud, Helps Gamers Earn Passive Income From Mining Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Asus has entered into a partnership with Quantum Cloud, a startup with software that allows gamers to use their idle Asus graphics cards to... more
DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather settle with SEC over cryptocurrency charges - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The US Securities and Exchange Commission says the celebrities didn't disclose payments they received for promoting ICOs, or initial coin offerings. more
DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather charged with illegally promoting ICOs - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The US Securities and Exchange Commission says the celebrities didn't disclose payments they received for promoting cryptocurrency offerings. more
The crusade against open source abuse  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor Let’s define “container-native” After the Satoshi Roundtable, is there... more
So crypto didn’t kill venture capital after all  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Last year, $7 billion followed into ICOs. Combined with 2018, the cryptocurrency-based funding mechanism is estimated to account for $20 billion. ICOs threatened to disrupt venture capital more widely across the board,... more
Robinhood hires CapitalG partner to lead operations  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Robinhood's human resources department is keeping busy this month, announcing this morning that the zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange has hired CapitalG partner Gretchen Howard. more
The Coinmine One is a box that mines crypto at home  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
For $799 you can start mining cryptocurrencies in your home, a feat that previously either required a massive box costing thousands of dollars or, if you... more
Steemit, a decentralized sharing system, lays off 70% of staff  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Steemit, a distributed app designed to reward content creators, has laid off 70 percent of its staff citing “the weakness of the cryptocurrency market, the fiat returns on our... more
Two Iranian men charged with the ransomware attack that took down Atlanta  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The US Treasury Department has placed bitcoin addresses on its sanctions list for the first time after two Iranian hackers were charged with extorting... more
Steemit, a decentralized sharing system, lays of 70% of staff  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Steemit, a distributed app designed to reward content creators, has laid off 70 percent of its staff citing “the weakness of the cryptocurrency market, the fiat returns on our... more
Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are... more
Bitcoin's Crash Looks Like a Real Currency Crisis  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Where does it go from here? True believers are betting on a simple repeat of past asset bubbles, like dot-com stocks or real estate. more
Robinhood hires 20-year Amazon veteran to CFO role as high-flying startup eyes IPO  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Robinhood, the zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange is bringing on a former Amazon finance exec to help the company prepare for... more
Bitcoin Is the Currency of the Future - and Always Will Be  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Bitcoin has been down 76.5 since last December - the only currency worse is Venezuela's. more
Ohio will let businesses pay their taxes with Bitcoin  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Starting this week, Ohio businesses will have a new way to pay their taxes: Bitcoin. The Wall Street... more
Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on... more
Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
As we hang out with family and friends this holiday season, it’s interesting to look back on the Bitcoin mania that we endured one... more
Facebook's Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and bitcoin: The biggest Tech Turkeys of 2018 - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The tech industry has had so many screwups this year, it's hard to keep track. But with CNET's 2018 edition... more
What is blockchain? Everything you need to know about the technology  Global News · 4 weeks
Many mistake blockchain for bitcoin. While this was its original purpose, blockchain has evolved far beyond the realm of digital currency. more
New report on Galaxy S10 features, bitcoin dips below $5,000 video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Today's major tech stories include a new report on the trio of Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones, bitcoin's fall below $5,000 and Valve... more
Cryptocurrencies: High volatility and returns  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's been an extremely volatile year for Bitcoin prices. About a year ago, Bitcoin was trading in a range of $4,000 to $5,000. After climbing to a high of just over $20,000 in December 2017, it now seems... more
Bitcoin Crashes to Lowest This Year, Losses Top 25 Percent in a Week  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Bitcoin slumped on Tuesday to its lowest this year, tumbling as much as 10 percent to breach $4,300. more
Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America?  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Eduardo Gomez started with Bitcoin in 2012, though he didn’t quite understand what he was getting himself into nor how it would... more
WTF is happening to crypto?  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Four days ago the crypto markets were crashing hard. Now they’re crashing harder. Bitcoin, which hasn’t fallen past $6,000 for months, has dumped to $4,413.99 as of this morning, and nearly everything else is falling in unison. Ethereum,... more
Argent, a smart crypto wallet app with a banking look, raises $4M from Euro VCs  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
One of the biggest problems for the mainstream adoption of crypto is the need for memorizing seed phrases,... more
Cryptocurrency 'bloodbath' as Bitcoin falls 30%  Sky News · 4 weeks
Bitcoin has lost nearly a third of its value in just a week as cryptocurrencies come under renewed pressure. more
Bitcoin Falls Below $5,000 for First Time Since 2017  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Bitcoin opened trading on Wednesday at $6,326 and has since seen its market capitalisation fall to less than $90 million for the first time in over a year. more
Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since Oct 2017  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The value of bitcoin slipped Monday below $5,000 (4,367 euros) for the first time since October 2017 as volatility returned to the cryptocurrency market. more
Bitcoin falls below $5,000  BBC · 4 weeks
The fall brings the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn. more
Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
“I wasn’t asking to pay in Bitcoin!” Plastiq CEO and co-founder Eliot Buchanan recalls with a laugh. “I went to... more
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