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Can Bitcoin Be Stopped?

Can Bitcoin Be Stopped? Famous Social Network villains the Winklevoss twins had proposed the idea of a Bitcoin Trust that would have tracked the currency and rewarded investors.As a longtime Bitcoin skeptic, I was all ready to write a post about how Bitcoin was screwed.

Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber

Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber The cryptocurrency, called ether, runs on a "smart contract.Blockchain is a distributed ledger where all of Bitcoin's — and Ethereum's — transactions are recorded.

New Bitin trading platform brings investment to 'everyday New Zealanders'

New Bitin trading platform brings investment to 'everyday New Zealanders' While the online world is still getting to grips with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, New Zealanders finally have their own taste of a locally-based Bitcoin trading platform.According to the company, it provides a centralised platform that uses a safe third party escrow service (Local Bitcoins) for peace of mind.

There's more to tech stock photography than hokey gold bitcoins

There's more to tech stock photography than hokey gold bitcoins I was looking for photos of "people coding," and the options were decidedly bad — think word clouds and whiteboards.Probably not, and those implicit connections (or lack thereof) are thanks in no small part to choices made by people like Rolff.

Mirai, the infamous IoT botnet, now forces 'smart' appliances to mine Bitcoin

Mirai, the infamous IoT botnet, now forces 'smart' appliances to mine Bitcoin Earlier this year, I declared the Internet of Things had officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of a new smart toaster being shown at CES.A smart toaster that’s been hacked to mine Bitcoin.

North Korean hackers stole $88,000 in bitcoin over the last two years

North Korean hackers stole $88,000 in bitcoin over the last two years , the untraceable digital currency provides a way for the reclusive dictatorship to bring some cash into its gates.In July last year, North Korea's main intelligence agency stole the data of more than 10 million customers from Interpark, an online auction and shopping site, and held it for ransom in exchange for $2.

Now 1 Bitcoin buys you about 30 'MAGA' hats

Now 1 Bitcoin buys you about 30 'MAGA' hats Only a few months ago the digital currency was priced at around $1,200.In the short time since the price has jumped to more than $1,400, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS Organizations across the world have been hit by another wave of ransomware, with targets mostly concentrated in Europe and Asia.The nefarious software now spreading across the globe is known as WanaCrypt0r 2.

Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing - Again

Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing - Again Now we’re seeing the same thing happen again — only this time, it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia cards.At first glance, this might seem like a great thing for both AMD and Nvidia, since after all, higher GPU prices means more money, right?

'NotPetya' Ransomware Locking Down Computers Across the World

'NotPetya' Ransomware Locking Down Computers Across the World A new strain of ransomware is currently hitting computers across the world.You can tell NotPetya from other forms of ransomware from the stripped down notice on the screen; it’s a plain black background with red text.

AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled

AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled As we’ve discussed at various points, the great cryptocurrency GPU mining craze of 2011 to 2014 (peaking in 2013) was great for GPU manufacturers’ profit margins, but terrible for AMD’s actual GPU sales and market share.Both AMD and Nvidia put their workstation and professional GPUs through additional rounds of validation over and above consumer cards, and these cards are designed for more demanding environments.

This blockchain startup already has the largest ICO ever and it's still going strong

This blockchain startup already has the largest ICO ever and it's still going strong Right now, Tezos — a blockchain startup you've probably never heard of — is raising money through an initial coin offering, or ICO.This already makes the Tezos ICO the largest in history (overshadowing the recent Bancor ICO, which raised $153 million).

Alleged hackers behind NotPetya cyberattack demand $260,000 bitcoin ransom

Alleged hackers behind NotPetya cyberattack demand $260,000 bitcoin ransom At the time of writing, 100 bitcoin is worth approximately $260,000.No new Bitcoin address was listed for payments should anyone decide to actually fork over the 100 bitcoin.

A dark web marketplace went down, and oh boy did its customers freak out

A dark web marketplace went down, and oh boy did its customers freak out Dark Web marketplaces burst into the public consciousness following the 2013 FBI seizure of The Silk Road and the arrest of its founder, Ross Ulbricht.Then the site went down, and customers started crying "exit scam.

These are the most promising cryptocurrencies right now

These are the most promising cryptocurrencies right now Equally as surprising, several new cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Zcash, jumped into the spotlight, bringing the total worth of all cryptocoins to over $100 billion.This has a dual purpose: It generates new coins, and it provides the computational power for the system to record new transactions.

Almost no big retailers support Bitcoin, and it's not hard to guess why

Almost no big retailers support Bitcoin, and it's not hard to guess why This must mean that the cryptocurrency is becoming ubiquitous at online retailers, right?According to a new Morgan Stanley report, via Bloomberg, only three out of 500 largest online merchants accept Bitcoin.

It only took hackers 3 minutes to steal $7 million worth of Ether

It only took hackers 3 minutes to steal $7 million worth of Ether Shortly after going live, CoinDash's July 17 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) was in serious trouble.As explained after the fact on the company's website, hackers managed to change one tiny but important detail on the CoinDash website just as the ICO was scheduled to begin: The Ethereum wallet address.

What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you

What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you I've bought some ether, and I (unsuccessfully) tried to participate in an ICO or two.An Ethereum smart contract is a piece of code that runs on Ethereum's blockchain, and as such is by definition decentralized.

Why Bitcoin is surging again, in plain English

Why Bitcoin is surging again, in plain English Here’s what’s happening: Bitcoin is being updated.They are people and organizations who employ a tremendous number of powerful computers to power Bitcoin's network, for which they are rewarded with Bitcoin.

The last big dark market left online may already be compromised

The last big dark market left online may already be compromised They found it in Dream Market, but as the last big dark market standing picks up steam, users are flocking to Reddit to warn that it too is already compromised.It was announced shortly thereafter that an international law enforcement operation brought AlphaBay down.