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Hacking Coinbase: The Great Bitcoin Bank Robbery

Sean Everett wasn’t sure how his bullish bet on cryptocurrency would turn out. But he definitely didn’t expect it to be over so soon.<p>In March, he …

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Launch your cryptocurrency portfolio and more [Week’s Best Deals]

Summer’s drawing to a close. But the deals rolling into the Cult of Mac Store are showing no signs of slowing. This week, we’ve got a guide cryptocurrency investing for beginners started in, and a digital marketing masterclass. Additionally, we’ve got a stereo pair of portable Bluetooth speakers, …

Gear & Gadgets

Bitcoin struggles to connect with consumers, retailers

It was supposed to revolutionize the way we buy and sell things online, making it faster, cheaper, safer — and very private.<p>But these are rocky days …

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What Would Happen if Cryptocurrency Became More Popular Than Cash?

The Flippening<p>For a time, Bitcoin seemed unassailable in its dominance of the cryptocurrency market, being the first digital currency to really take …

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Coming Soon: A New Way to Lose Your Shirt Investing in Bitcoin and Ethereum -- The Motley Fool

Derivative contracts for bitcoin and ethereum will soon make their debut.<p>While few industries have rivaled the growth of marijuana stocks or …

Stocks

Bitcoin averts split as miners back new software upgrade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.<p>Bitcoin's miners have signaled their support for the so-called Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin surges as miners avert split for now

Bitcoin prices surged this week as an overwhelming majority of miners, the computer operators who maintain its network, backed a software upgrade that will boost the speed of processing transactions, likely averting a split that could have resulted in multiple versions of the digital …

Cryptocurrency

Two Huge Cryptocurrency Heists Cost Investors Millions

It was the week that sent dark web markets scrambling. On Thursday, the feds confirmed earlier reports that they had taken down Alphabay, a dark web …

Security

Bitcoin: The End Of The Beginning

Bitcoin prices continued to plunge this weekend, tumbling below $2,000.<p>Other leading cryptocurrencies have dropped even more; Ethereum has lost more …

Cryptocurrency

Hacker Allegedly Steals $7.4 Million in Ethereum with Incredibly Simple Trick

A hacker has allegedly just stolen around $7.4 million dollars worth of ether, the cryptocurrency that underpins the app platform ethereum, by tricking victims into sending money to the wrong address during an Initial Coin Offering, or ICO. This is according to a company called Coindash that says …

Security

Bitcoin Jumps After First Solution to Major Ideological Divide

Bitcoin reversed steep losses as miners began using new software which aims to bridge an ideological gap that has threatened to divide the …

Cryptocurrency

Why Schnorr signatures will help solve 2 of Bitcoin’s biggest problems today

If you ask anyone in the Bitcoin space what the biggest challenge for Bitcoin is, you will likely hear the answer “scalability”.<p>To explain you what …

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Goldman Sachs believes Bitcoin could climb to nearly $4,000

According to Goldman Sachs, Bitcoin (BTC) could climb to nearly $4,000 in the near future. Near, in this case, is relative. But after BTC breaks through the “messy” period in which it currently resides, Goldman analyst Sheba Jafari believes the coin is headed to at least $3,212, and quite possibly …

Markets

Bitcoin Might Make Tax Havens Obsolete

For tax evaders stunned by the leak of the "Panama Papers" maintained by the international law firm Mossack Fonseca, bitcoin could be the next big thing.<p>Even as governments around the world have begun cooperating to nab suspected tax cheats, virtual bitcoin wallets filled with the cryptocurrency …

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Bitcoin investments turn high school dropout into 18-year-old millionaire

Erik Finman, who dropped out of high school at the age of 15, made a bet with his parents that they wouldn’t make him go to college if he became a …

Which Bitcoin Debit Card Should I Choose?

Anonymity is an appealing factor in the world of Bitcoin debit cards, although it can be much harder to come by than most people assume. …

Bitcoin is no longer the most promising digital currency

Bitcoin has been leading the digital currency market, doubling in value since the beginning of 2017. But now, Ether (another digital currency hosted …

Bitcoin storms back

Bitcoin has come all the way back from Thursday's steep slide. The cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 18.5% to $2,076 a coin after riskier assets fell following the Fed rate hike. On Friday, it's trading up 3.5% at $2,520.<p>The selling on Thursday began when bitcoin-mining firm Bitmain outlined its …

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Cryptocurrency OG: I was wrong about Ethereum

I was wrong about Ethereum because it’s such a good store of value… no wait, let me try again.<p>I was wrong about Ethereum because it’s such a decentra… nope.<p>I was wrong about Ethereum because everyone is using it as a supercomputer… No.<p>I do admit I didn’t see this Ethereum bubble coming, but then …

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How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 …

An Idiot’s Guide to Building an Ethereum Mining Rig

Let us hash.<p>In March, the price of an Ether cryptocurrency token rose to an all-time high of around $25. This was good news for investors in Ethereum—the blockchain-based distributed computing platform that uses Ether as its currency—who had watched the cryptocurrency's price stagnate at under $10 …

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How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 billion, it remains the most valuable cryptocurrency.<p>But with the rise of a new ‘chain on the — ahem — block, namely Ethereum, and new ways to fund the …

What the hell is happening to cryptocurrency valuations?

The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies just surpassed $100 billion. The vast majority of these gains have come in just the last few months — on April 1st the total market cap was just over $25 billion — representing a 300 percent increase in value in just over 60 days.<p>While some of these …

There's an easy way to bet on bitcoin — but it'll cost you

Want to invest in bitcoin but don't know where to start? There's an exchange-traded fund for you.<p>But wait, there's a catch: the ETF shares are double the price of the cryptocurrency itself.<p>In order to buy the Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), provided by Grayscale Investments, investors have to pay …

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Japan, South Korea drive global bitcoin prices as retail investor pile in

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Japanese and South Korean buying helped drive the price of bitcoin to an all-time high this week, with the digital currency more than doubling its value since the start of the year, analysts and market practitioners said on Friday.<p>Frenzied buying as the price peaked at …

This website displays the ever-fluctuating value of Bitcoin in real-time

The value of Bitcoin has been soaring uncontrollably over the last few months, especially during last week. But given the notorious volatility of cryptocurrencies, this glorious run might be close to an end any moment now – and this handy tool lets you spot this in real-time.<p>Designed by developer …

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