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Starbucks: Sorry, Your Bitcoin Is Still No Good Here

Starbucks wants to be crystal clear: Despite recent stories about their involvement in some sort of blockchain project, they are not going to be accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for coffee. Read More >>

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‘Long Blockchain’ Maybe Not as Smart as It Thought

Remember “Long Blockchain,” or rather, the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp. that saw its stock skyrocket after it changed its name to refer to the foundational technology behind the cryptocurrency boom and made a vague pivot to “globally scalable blockchain technology solutions”? Turns out that might not have been so smart! Read More >>

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‘Bitcoin Maven’ Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation

Bitcoin has lost most of its (likely inflated) value in the last few months, but it still has plenty of value for law enforcement agencies looking for financial crimes to punish. The latest cryptocurrency criminal to get the book thrown at them is “Bitcoin Maven,” a 50-year-old woman who ran a bitcoin-for-cash exchange operation. Read More >>

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Researchers Reach Obvious Conclusion That Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated

Bitcoin now hovers around £4,700, but not long ago it had spiked to nearly £15,000 per coin. Sceptics have wondered how such a rise was even possible, and a paper authored at the University of Texas suggests a fairly reasonable answer: price manipulation! Read More >>

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Bitcoin Price Plunges After Hack of South Korean Exchange, Down 53 Per Cent Since December

It’s hard out there for people who play with imaginary money. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plunged over the weekend after it was revealed that a South Korean exchange, Coinrail, was hacked. Roughly $42 billion (£31 billion) of market value was destroyed in the sell-off, and Bitcoin has lost over 50 per cent of its worth since December. Read More >>

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Mount Everest Cryptocurrency Stunt Turns Deadly

A Sherpa man who helped lead a team up Mount Everest as a part of an ASKfm cryptocurrency publicity stunt is presumed dead. Read More >>

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A Scottish Rehab Centre Has Started Taking in Bitcoin Addicts

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been all the rage for several months now, thanks to the inflated prices that helped a bunch of people get rich. But apparently some people are taking it even further and just can't help but buy more and more crypto for no good reason, and that's why there's one Scottish hospital has expanded its rehab services for cryptocurrency addicts. Read More >>

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Scammer Threatens to Kill Dog Unless Owner Pays Bitcoin Ransom

It can be difficult to muster anger about every bitcoin scam out there, but when con artists go after our Very Good Dogs, consider me invested. Last week, a basset hound named Happy went missing in the US state of North Carolina, and a scammer claiming to have the dog soon demanded hundreds of dollars in bitcoin for his return. Read More >>

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Alarming Study Suggests Bitcoin Consumes an Astonishing Amount of Energy and It’s Only Getting Worse

It takes a lot of electricity to mine bitcoins, and as more miners try to cash in on the crypto craze, the amount of energy required to win new coins increases accordingly. New research suggests the entire bitcoin network could consume as much as 7.7 gigawatts of electricity by the end of this year—enough to power a country the size of Austria. But the new analysis is not without its critics, who say there are many other factors to consider. Read More >>

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Australia Bans Cash For All Purchases Over £5,500 Starting July 2019

Australia’s Liberal Party government has announced that it will soon be illegal to purchase anything over $10,000 AUD (£5,500) with cash. The government says it’s, “encouraging the transition to a digital society,” and cracking down on tax evasion. But not everyone is happy with the move. Read More >>

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Suspect In Bitcoin Mining Heist Who Broke Out of Icelandic Prison Realises Icelandic Prison Ain’t So Bad

Everyone wants to go to Iceland to get that perfect selfie for their dating profile and briefly feel what it’s like to exist in an actual paradise. But last month, a man who is suspected in a heist of £1.4 million-worth of bitcoin mining gear only wanted to get out. After pulling off a daring prison break, however, he’s again in police custody, and he’d like to go back to Iceland, please. Read More >>

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Reddit Wants to Reintroduce Cryptocurrency Payments at Some Point, and Not Just Bitcoin

Back in March Reddit removed the option to pay for Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, citing changes to Coinbase's payment platform and users experiencing bugs as the reason. Now, though, Reddit's Chief Technology Officer Chris Slowe has suggested this move isn't permanent and more crypto options might arrive in the near future. Read More >>

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The Essential Elements of a Terrible Bitcoin Rap Video

If you were looking for another reason to hate crypto culture, then YouTube has a plethora of Bitcoin rap videos for you to peruse. Every single one of these blockchain anthems is just as bad as you can imagine, and often worse. Read More >>