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Bitcoin is Making it Harder for us to Stalk Aliens

With Bitcoin's price skyrocketing before Christmas, and other cryptocurrencies following suit, it seems like everyone and their mum is trying to get in on the market and get rich. That means a lot of people are buying up hardware to mine new coins for themselves, and apparently it's stopping us from being able to listen out for alien messages asking if we want to head to Alpha Centauri for pizza. Read More >>

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Is a Potentially Fraudulent Crypto Company Behind the Bitcoin Rebound?

After a precipitous crash, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been heartened to see a steady climb in the value of frontrunner coins since Tuesday night. What’s driving the rebound in an increasingly harsh regulatory climate might be a so-called “stablecoin” widely suspected to be fraudulent. Read More >>

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Lloyds Bank Tries to Save Customers From Loading up on Credit Card Bitcoin

The operator of the Lloyds Banking Group has placed a restriction on its customers who plan on using a credit card to buy magical future currency bitcoin, possibly saving your dad from making a huge mistake. Read More >>

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Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup All Ban Cryptocurrency Purchases on Credit Cards

Per CNBC, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup all announced the new restrictions as the price of Bitcoin plummeted to below $8,000 (£5,670) on Friday, less than half of the high of over $19,000 (£13,460) it hit in mid-December. Read More >>

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Bitcoin Fell Off a Cliff and No One Knows How Far It Is to the Bottom 

All good things must come to an end—and bad things, too. Bitcoin has had a hell of a ride over the last year, but that all seems to be over as almost 60 per cent of its value has vanished in the last month. Enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market is low as Bitcoin dropped below $8,000 (£5,664) for the first time since November. Read More >>

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19-Year-Old Bitcoin Millionaire Says ‘It’s Your Own Fault’ If You Don’t Become a Millionaire Within the Next Decade

Erik Finman, a 19-year-old from Germany, got rich from cryptocurrencies after his grandmother gave him €1,000 (£876) to invest. He now has roughly $1.5 million (£1.1 million) in bitcoin, and he’s got some harsh words for the rest of us suckers. Finman says, “if you do not become a millionaire in the next 10 years, then it’s your own fault.” Read More >>

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How Much Should I Regret Not Buying Bitcoin?

The first bitcoin transaction ever was by man who bought two pizzas. That arrangement would be worth over a $100 million today. Regret was baked into Bitcoin from the beginning. Last year, somewhat inexplicably, Bitcoin’s price rose more than 1,000 percent. That number has since dipped, but a single bitcoin is still, as of this writing, worth around $11K. Read More >>

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50 Cent Forgets He Accepted Bitcoins for Album, Finds £5.5 Million Pile of Bitcoins

50 Cent has a way of pulling money out of thin air by making prescient early investments. Though he hasn’t been doing so great lately, he’s still got some tricks up his sleeve. It turns out he accepted Bitcoin payments for his 2014 album Animal Ambition and never cashed them out. Suddenly, he’s richer than he realised. Read More >>

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Huge Payment Processor Stripe Is Bailing on Bitcoin

In addition to providing a payments platform for big clients like Lyft, Facebook, and Target, Stripe has been supportive of cryptocurrencies for several years. On Tuesday, Stripe reiterated its support for a viable digital currency, but said that bitcoin just isn’t cutting it. Going forward, Stripe will no longer accept bitcoin as a payment method. Read More >>

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Man Says He Spent Thousands on Bitcoin Mining Rig and Got Boss Baby DVD Instead

The Boss Baby is one of the finest films of 2017, and on Tuesday it received an Oscar nomination that settles any further debate. But one man in Britain doesn’t seem to be a fan. The poor guy recently described a nightmarish scenario where he was shipped a DVD of the animated masterpiece instead of the £3,000 bitcoin mining rig he ordered. Read More >>

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The US SEC Wants Answers Before It Approves Bitcoin-Based Futures

Joint statements from both the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have effectively put a freeze on cryptocurrency futures trading. The statements come after several crypto-based exchange-traded futures (ETFs) proposals were withdrawn last week, at the encouragement of the SEC. Read More >>

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Researchers Say $400 Million Raised Through Cryptocurrency ICOs Has Been Lost or Stolen

New risk assessment research into cryptocurrency investing has arrived at an unsurprising (if finally quantifiable) conclusion: Over 10 per cent of all funds raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs) has vanished into thin air. Read More >>

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What the Hell Happened to the Cryptocurrency This Week?!

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. These three words are the bane of Bitcoiners’ existence. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts use the acronym FUD to describe any negativity that might be swirling around the market that causes prices to drop. And the FUD was strong this week, when the whole cryptocurrency ecosphere got screwed. Read More >>

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Bitcoin Falls to Just Above £7,000 

Following a meteoric rise to just shy of $20,000 (£14,358) per coin less than two months ago, Bitcoin, the oldest and most valuable cryptocurrency, fell below $10,000 (£7,179) on both the Coinbase and Bittrex exchanges for the first time since early December. It’s far from the only digital token plummeting. Read More >>

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BitConnect, Anonymously-Run Crypto Exchange, Crashes After States Issue Cease and Desists

BitConnect, an anonymously-run cryptocurrency lending and exchange platform long suspected of being a well-marketed Ponzi scheme, abruptly ceased operations on Tuesday after receiving cease-and-desist orders from authorities in Texas and North Carolina. Read More >>