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Coinbits launches as a passive investment app for bitcoin  TechCrunch · 24 hours
Erik Finman is a twenty-something bitcoin maximalist as famous for his precocity as he is for his $12 bet on the currency a few years ago. Now, Finman, who built... more
You can now pay your AT&T bills using cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 1 day
You can now pay your AT&T bill using cryptocurrency thanks to a partnership between the mobile operator and... more
GlobalCoin, Facebook’s second attempt at a digital currency, to launch in 2020  9to5Google · 1 day
We first learned last year that Facebook was working on developing its own cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, and it’s today reported that the social network is... more
GlobalCoin, Facebook’s second attempt at a digital currency, to launch in 2020  9to5Mac · 1 day
We first learned last year that Facebook was working on developing its own cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, and it’s today reported that the social network is... more
Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch next year: BBC  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Facebook has been in contact with US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. more
Facebook’s ‘GlobalCoin’ cryptocurrency to launch in 2020, report claims  THE VERGE · 1 day
Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency by the first quarter of next year, reports BBC News. The company... more
Pay your AT&T bill with bitcoin - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Just hope that the cryptocurrency doesn't spike in value again. more
Revolut launches Group Vaults as an alternative to joint accounts  TechCrunch · 3 days
Fintech startup Revolut is making vaults collaborative. You can now create a vault with someone else and use it like a normal vault. Originally, vaults were an alternative... more
Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits or anonymously store money more
Australian who says he invented bitcoin files for copyright - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Craig Wright has registered both the original code and the first whitepaper on bitcoin. more
£27m lost in cryptocurrency 'scammers' paradise'  Sky News · 4 days
Fraud victims lost more than £27m to cryptocurrency and foreign exchange investment scams in the last financial year, new figures show. more
UK warns over online trading scams  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The number of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange-based "get rich quick" scams is booming in Britain, authorities warned on Tuesday. more
Quadric.io raises $15M to build a plug-and-play supercomputer for autonomous systems  TechCrunch · 5 days
Quadric.io, a startup founded by some of the folks behind the once-secretive bitcoin mining operation “21E6,” has raised $15 million in a Series A round that will... more
Week-in-Review: Apple has a Supreme headache and Bitcoin bites back  TechCrunch · 6 days
For all of the swirling conversations of tech regulation that have continues the past several years, few of those waxing poetic on the topic likely assumed that Apple... more
As bitcoin gyrates, less euphoria in evidence at blockchain gathering  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The vibe at a gathering this week for blockchain enthusiasts felt decidedly less exuberant than its predecessor a year ago after dizzying swings in bitcoin. more
Facebook cryptocurrency being developed in Switzerland, reports say - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The social network set up a company called Libra Networks to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, according to a Swiss news site. more
Facebook cryptocurrency reportedly under development in Switzerland - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The social network set up a company called Libra Networks to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, according to a Swiss news site. more
‘Crypto exchange’ Goxtrade caught using other people’s photos on its staff page  TechCrunch · 1 week
Alleged cryptocurrency exchange Goxtrade bills itself as a “trusted platform for trading bitcoins,” but its staff page is filled with photos of people of... more
Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream – the battle is on to bring them under global control  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The 21st-century revolutionaries who have dominated cryptocurrencies are having to move over. Mainstream financial institutions are... more
Researchers demystify centralization in cryptocurrency mining  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a novel approach to untangle the centralization phenomena in blockchain mining by employing the rich economic theory of Oceanic Games. The application of this theory in the blockchain ecosystem unveiled incentives for both... more
Binance resumes trading following $40M bitcoin hack  TechCrunch · 1 week
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has resumed trading activity. Users can now cancel open orders, deposit crypto assets into their Binance account, and of course buy and sell cryptocurrencies. You can’t withdraw crypto assets to an... more
'Privacy Coin' Monero Offers Near Total Anonymity  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground. more
Researchers demystify centralization in cryptocurrency mining  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Blockchain technology has been considered as the most revolutionizing invention since the internet. Due to its immutable nature and the associated security and privacy benefits, it has attracted the attention of banks, governments, technology corporations, as... more
HTC Exodus 1s Crypto-Smartphone With Bitcoin Full Node Support Announced  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
HTC has announced that it is bringing another crypto-smartphone in the form of Exodus 1s. The phone will retail in between $250 (roughly Rs. 17,500) and $300 (roughly... more
Coinbase expands USDC stablecoin support to 85 countries  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is ramping up stablecoin support around the world. Customers can now trade USD Coin (or USDC for short) in 85 countries — USDC support was only available in the... more
Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Bitcoin is now trading at around $8,130, up a whopping 60.84 percent over the past month, with the price surging $3,086.14 over the period. The cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise... more
Bitcoin Tops $8,000 as It Hits Highest Since July 2018  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Bitcoin surged to more than $8,000 late on Monday, its highest level since July last year, as the cryptocurrency's rally gained further momentum. more
Maybe you'll buy coffee with cryptocurrency after all - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Startup Flexa's cryptocurrency payment network get big names like Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble -- and yes, Caribou Coffee. more
Flexa will let you pay at Whole Foods using your bitcoin  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A new payment network called Flexa is launching today that’ll let you spend cryptocurrencies... more
How cryptocurrency scams work  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology tactics to swindle their marks in schemes based on... more
Bitcoin Holds Above $7,000 After Hitting 9-Month High  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Bitcoin hovered above $7,000 on Monday, close to nine-month highs, as the biggest cryptocurrency's 2019 rally gathered steam. more
Two years after WannaCry, a million computers remain at risk  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Two years ago today, a powerful ransomware began spreading across the world. WannaCry began encrypting hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries in a matter of... more
Binance pledges to ‘significantly’ increase security following $40M Bitcoin hack  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Binance has vowed to raise the quality of its security in the aftermath of a hack that saw thieves make off with over $40 million in Bitcoin from... more
Facebook Eases Ad Policies for Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Products  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook has decided to lift some restrictions that it imposed on the circulation of cryptocurrency products and services on its platform. more
Facebook stops blocking some blockchain ads  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Facebook still won’t let you advertise for cryptocurrencies, exchanges, binaries, or ICOs without prior approval. But a year after banning all blockchain-related ads, it’s reopening to ones for “blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related... more
Hackers make off with £31m in Bitcoin heist  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers have made off with £31m in bitcoin from the Binance cryptocurrency exchange in a meticulously timed heist, the business has said. more
Hackers Steal $41 Million Worth of Bitcoin From Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Hackers stole Bitcoin worth $41 million from Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, the company said on Wednesday. more
Binance exchange hackers steal bitcoins worth $41m  BBC · 2 weeks
A major crypto-currency exchange is hacked but the owners say they will cover the loss. more
Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
[Update: Changpeng Zhao’s comments on Periscope added to bottom of post] Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed a “large scale” data... more
Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed a “large scale” data breach, in which hackers stole more than $40 million in cryptocurrency In a... more
A hacker is demanding ransom for hundreds of stolen Git code repositories  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Late last week, a hacker stole data from hundreds of Git code repositories and is holding it all for ransom on their servers, threatening... more
Police just took down a massive dark web marketplace in Germany  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
A Europol-led police operation has arrested three people who allegedly ran the Wall Street... more
Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. more
Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans its own cryptocurrency-based payment system more
Cryptocurrency scams and thefts siphoned off $1.2B in early 2019 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Old-era problems afflict new-era finance, according to CipherTrace's report. more
Cryptocurrency scams and thefts siphon off $1.2B in early 2019 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Old-era problems afflict new-era finance, CipherTrace's quarterly report concludes. more
Shellbot malware evolves to spread and shuts down other cryptominers  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
When hackers want to make a quick buck, mining cryptocurrency seems to be the way to go. New research out Wednesday by Boston-based security firm Threat Stack shared... more
A new era for enterprise IT  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
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