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Bitcoin Price Will Go To Zero As Bitcoin Will Struggle To Remain The Dominant Cryptocurrency

Back in 1999, I was in my final year of graduate school in finance and economics. Most of the students in my class and/or their families were …

Bitcoin Hit Another Record and It's Gained Almost $4 Billion Just This Week

Bitcoin has been on a rally, surpassing $1,900 for the first time in its history on Friday.<p>Now, the digital currency is about $50 away from hitting a …

Victims Call Hackers’ Bluff as Ransomware Deadline Nears

With the clock ticking on whether a global hacking attack would wipe out his data, Bolton Jiang had no intention of paying a 21st-century ransom.<p>Since a week ago, when the malware first struck, Mr. Jiang had been fixing and replacing computers at the electronics company where he works in Shanghai. …

10 Best Methods to Hack/Crack WiFi Password in PC and Mobile

10 Ways to Hack WiFi Password in PC and Mobile<p>Here we collect 10 Best working methods for hacking/cracking a wifi password in android mobile, Windows …

Windows 10 testers can now get Android phone notifications on their PCs

Microsoft revealed earlier this year that it was planning to bring Android phone notifications straight to Windows 10 PCs. If you're a Windows 10 tester then you can enable this new feature today. A new update for the Android version of Cortana will allow you to enable individual apps to sync their …

Bitcoin is on the verge of splitting in two

Two sides are pushing forward with different versions of the software<p>Bitcoin is in the midst of a civil war. It has been simmering for some time, though it remained largely out of view to the general public until last month, when a prominent Bitcoin developer announced that the cryptocurrency and …

Bitcoin was the top performing currency in 2015

<i>The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money.</i><p>For most investors, the major story of 2015 was the expectation and eventual fulfillment of a rate hike, …

Group 3

Dr. Balaji Srinivasan and Dr. Dan Boneh started their new course, “Bitcoin Engineering” at Stanford University on Monday, January 4th.<p>The class is a …

A star Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how bitcoin is going to change the world

"[There's] more people in the world who need a currency they can trust than the opposite," Casares told Dan Morehead, the ex-head of macro trading at Tiger Management, in a new interview on RealVision Television, a subscription financial news service.<p>Those instances are what ultimately led him to …

Russia blocks bitcoin websites over “shadow economy” fears

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Lightboxx/Shutterstock<p>The Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked access to five bitcoin-related …

Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to federal charges related to Bitcoin transactions

One of the most prominent names in Bitcoin will plead guilty to multiple federal charges in a New York court next Thursday, September 4th. According to Reuters, Charlie Shrem, an entrepreneur who's made millions off of Bitcoin, has made a plea deal with authorities regarding charges that he …

Britain could legitimize Bitcoin through regulation

It’s been a good week for Bitcoin.<p>In addition to Blocksign’s Bitcoin-based electric signature launch on Tuesday, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is signaling that the UK wants to regulate Bitcoin, or virtual currency systems like it, as legal, digital cash, reports the Daily …

Dell starts accepting Bitcoin for online purchases from consumers and small businesses in the US

Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company says it is “piloting” the digital currency for consumer and small business shoppers in the US; presumably if the test goes well, the option will be expanded …

Google reportedly set to unveil its own smartwatch

Codenamed Gem, the watch is almost complete, according to 9to5Google. But could even Google liven up a market that has yet to truly take off?<p>The search giant may be the next major player to enter the smartwatch market.<p>A Google smartwatch is just about finished, 9to5Google said Monday, citing …

Apple finally finds new Head of Retail: Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts. Will begin in Spring 2014, run Online Stores too

Apple today announced that it has <i>finally</i> filled the role of Senior Vice President of Retail: the Cupertino tech giant has hired Angela Ahrendts. Ahrendts is leaving her role as CEO of fashion retailer Burberry to take the top Apple retail job. Ahrendts will also lead Apple’s online stores. She will …

Will Android Partners Be Happy To Compete With Google And Motorola In 2014?

What will happen when Google hits a home run with one of their Android devices? It could be one of the ‘clean’ Nexus devices that breaks cover and becomes a multi-million seller, or it could be a resurgent Motorola Mobility handset that sweeps the adoration of the critics and the consumers around …

Facebook Is Making It Impossible To Hide In Search

It might be hard to believe now, in the age where every social connection and Facebook comment can be surfaced instantly, but it's true: Once upon a time, Facebook members could be invisible when people searched for their name. Users could have normal profiles, and friends could tag them in photos, …

Exclusive: Years After Manning Leaks, State Department Cable System Lacks Basic Security

For four years, highly sensitive communications, including cables, have been left vulnerable by bureaucratic intransigence, incompetent contractors, and a series of waivers, people who worked on the project say. "There is this attitude that security didn't even come into the picture."<p>The State …

Bitcoin Falls 15% Following FBI’s Silk Road Seizure

Bitcoin is taking it on the chin following the FBI seizure of Silk Road, a popular – and partially hidden – marketplace for drugs and other items generally outside the orbit of the law. As TechCrunch reported earlier today, about $1.2 billion in Bitcoin flowed through Silk Road, resulting in a …

Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

Google's Chromecast now supports Hulu Plus app streaming (video)

Launching in July with Netflix and YouTube mirroring, Google's $35 Chromecast streaming dongle now has another video streaming service adding support for the platform to its apps: Hulu. From today, Hulu will provide Chromecast streaming inside its Hulu Plus app, mirroring shows like <i>New Girl</i> and</i> …

Paper Partners With Moleskine To Bring Your iPad Drawings To Life

What do you get when you combine everyone’s favorite drawing app for the iPad with everyone’s favorite paper journal? You get an awesome partnership with Paper by FiftyThree and Moleskine.<p>FiftyThree and Moleskine have created an easy way to take a digital creation and make it a frozen moment in …

Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp. are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years …

Investing

Apple hires veteran cable TV exec to engineer 'something big'

Apple has a new Engineering Director in its ranks, whose CV suggests the California company might finally be ready to start taking the TV as something more than a hobby. Jean-Francois Mulé joins Apple from CableLabs, where he was Senior Vice President of Technology Development and also founded and …

Samsung to unveil smartphone with curved glass in October

Samsung plans to introduce a smartphone with a curved glass display next month, the company announced at a media event Wednesday in Seoul.<p>"We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," D.J. Lee, Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing, said at an …

Mobile

Consoleception: You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

At the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Microsoft got a question about whether or not the Xbox One’s HDMI-In capability will support the ability to run its rival, the PlayStation 4. Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Panello dodged the question at first, but later on his …

Smartphones and tablets harbour more germs than toilet seats

Smartphones, tablet computers and office keyboards are riddled with more dangerous bacteria than toilet seats, it is claimed.<p>Watchdogs said routine swab tests revealed "hazardous" levels of germs that can cause vomiting, diarrohea and even harbour infections such as e.coli.<p>Which? took swabs from 30 …

As Bitcoin hype settles down, real possibilities start to emerge

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: TechCrunch Disrupt<p>The Bitcoin hubbub of earlier this year might have died down, but there is still a dedicated group …

Motorola Bashes Apple's iPhone Fingerprint Reader, Forgets It Sold One First

Motorola’s social media team seems awfully concerned about its customers fingers. Maybe they should more concerned about where they’re pointing their own.<p>A tweet posted Tuesday from the account of Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, seemed to take a potshot at Apple‘s newly-released iPhone 5s, …