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For the love of god stop sending 'Elon Musk' your Ethereum. It's a scam.

People, <i>please please please</i> listen closely: Elon Musk is not giving away Ether.<p>Scammers have swarmed Twitter in recent weeks in an attempt to trick …

Elon Musk

Laolu Is Building a 'Watchtower' to Fight Bitcoin Lightning Fraud

A woman peers out from a watchtower.<p>Below her hundreds of people are walking the streets of a bustling marketplace. She has one power: If a vendor …

Bitcoin

How Does The IRS Treat Cryptocurrencies?

<i>What are the IRS rules on cryptocurrencies? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Zach Pinnell, Founder of DropshipStepbyStep.com, among other web projects, on Quora:</b><p>The IRS has yet to …

Retirement

Crypto bet blows up financial guru's retirement account

by Lily Katz<p>Making big bets on speculative assets with retirement money is something most advisers warn against, but bitcoin fever is prompting all …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Charged With Lying to SEC About Hack

The operator of a now-defunct cryptocurrency investment platform was charged with lying to U.S. regulators to hide the fact that hackers stole more …

Corruption

Dissecting Riot Blockchain's Shareholder Update

Riot Blockchain's response to a CNBC investigation included a timeline of events. I filled in the blanks.<p>CNBC published a devastating investigation …

Cryptocurrency

A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin

An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for …

Cryptocurrency

U.K. Starts Cryptocurrency Inquiry as Lawmakers Weigh Regulation

U.K. lawmakers are launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies to investigate their benefits and risks and consider how the new technology should be …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

<b>MPs have launched an inquiry into cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them.</b><p>The Treasury Committee said it wants to understand the risks and benefits of digital money following an explosion of interest - and investment - in them.<p>The MPs will cover the role of digital currencies in the UK, …

Cryptocurrency

This Upstart Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Making Inroads in Canada — Bitcoin Magazine

Besides increasing its Canadian market share, Coinsquare also has plans to move on to establishing new exchanges internationally, initially in the …

Cryptocurrency

Long Blockchain May Have Misled Investors, Nasdaq Says in Letter

Long Blockchain Corp., the iced-tea company that jumped in on the cryptocurrency craze, said it was accused by the Nasdaq of possibly misleading …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Goes East: Opportunities In China

<i>By Cindy Yu</i><p><i>As cryptocurrencies dominate global headlines, China is consistently quashing the hype within its borders. But as Beijing ratchets up its</i> …

Blockchain

Iran Isn't So Keen on Bitcoin After All. But It May Have Other Cryptocurrency Plans.

Late last year, there were reports that the Iranian government was keen on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a way of bypassing economic sanctions. …

Cryptocurrency

Venezuela first country to launch its own oil-backed cryptocurrency

Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as …

Venezuela

Coinbase Addresses Recent Issues and Future Payment Support Plans

Coinbase is a very hot company as of right now. That is not always for the right reasons either, unfortunately. The company recently provided a …

Bitcoin

Litecoin Cash Is "Hot" But Not "Solving A Real Problem," Says Crypto Expert

"That has a lot to do with the investment immaturity."<p>Filed Under Blockchain<p>The dust has settled around Litecoin’s “hard fork,” Litecoin Cash. The …

Cryptocurrency

A Bitcoin exchange bug sees one user try to cash out $20 trillion

As much as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin might have an inherent volatility that encourages investors to jump on great opportunities, exchange bugs …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Miners Are Flocking to Oregon for Cheap Electricity. Should We Give Them a Boost?

Deep in the Columbia River Gorge is a parking lot that never freezes. Not a single snowflake sticks.<p>The source of this artificial summer in The …

Bitcoin

Tesla Cloud Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency

Credit: Hackers, 1994<p>Teslas are widely known to be some of the most technologically advanced vehicles around. But that also means they are open to …

Cybersecurity

Bitcoin Price and Cryptocurrency Markets Shed Gains | Investopedia

After crossing the $11,000 mark two days ago, bitcoin’s price reversed trajectory this morning. At 13:43 UTC, the price of a single bitcoin was …

Cryptocurrency

Risky Crypto Bet Blows Up Dennis Gartman's Retirement Account

Making big bets on speculative assets with retirement money is something most advisers warn against, but Bitcoin fever is prompting all sorts of …

Cryptocurrency

IOTA is vulnerable to replay attacks but has no intention of fixing the flaw

Fledgling blockchain startup IOTA has ran into yet another technical issue. Researcher Joseph Rebstock has detailed a vulnerability in its network which makes users susceptible to replay attacks – a common exploit vector in which valid data is erroneously repeated in order to steal cryptocurrency …

Information Security

The Rise of Bitcoin Factories: Mining for the Masses

As more people jump into bitcoin mining, companies like Bcause look to provide the infrastructure, security and electricity<p>Michael Poteat, an engineering student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., decided to start mining bitcoin four months ago.<p>Using some of his bitcoin holdings, he …

Bitcoin

Crypto Market In The Red Despite Bitcoin Transaction Fees Dropping, Dominance Rising

While Bitcoin (BTC) dominance is up and Bitcoin transaction fees are down, the crypto market is seeing an overall downturn by press time, Wednesday, …

Bitcoin

Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP Cryptocurrency

The startup that oversees development of the world's third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which …

Cryptography

Regeneron's Eye Drug Has Mysterious Rise in Side Effect Reports

Doctors say they’re seeing an unexplained increase in a rare, frightening side effect in patients getting Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s …

Medicine

Bitcoin Today: Prices Tank on Wednesday Thanks to This Large Hedge Fund

Bitcoin tumbled Wednesday, Feb. 21, as prices skidded below $11,000. A day earlier, bitcoin rallied closer to the $12,000 mark but was lower nearly …

Cryptocurrency

Korean Regulator Tips Cryptocurrency Prospects Back Toward “Normalization”

On February 20, 2018, investors saw signs of yet another directional shift in South Korea’s regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies. According to …

Cryptocurrency

Google is tempting Italian university students with cryptocurrency lectures

Google has cooked up an interesting new strategy to lure talent in to its university recruitment events: talking to students about cryptocurrency and blockchain.<p>The search engine titan will be hosting a talk on the “Fundamentals and Some Recent Innovations in Crypto-Currencies” at the Polytechnic …

Cryptocurrency