Twitter May Soon Be the Latest Tech Giant to Ban Many Cryptocurrency Ads

Those looking to run advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related products may soon have to steer clear of Twitter, which Sky News reported on Sunday is “preparing to prohibit a range of cryptocurrency advertisements amid looming regulatory intervention in the sector.” Read More >>

John McAfee Is Back, This Time at a ‘Hackproof’ Crypto Security Firm

John McAfee, the creator of the security software that bears his name, has gotten pretty weird over the many years of his ongoing “lunacy binge.” Just a handful of the times McAfee’s name has popped up in the news in the past few years include allegations of rape, torture, and assassinations during his time as an expat in Belize, blatant lies to the media about his supposed encryption-breaking abilities, and an ill-advised and confusing run for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. Read More >>

Bill Gates Thinks Cryptocurrency Is Killing People ‘In a Fairly Direct Way’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose recent takes have included that Apple should just build a backdoor into the iPhone because the government might demand it anyway, is now warning that cryptocurrency is killing people. Read More >>

Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Per Cent of 2017’s ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

Hey, remember initial coin offerings, the almost totally unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash or assets in exchange for virtual “tokens” in cryptocurrency-backed startups? You know, that hot new crypto market that the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, warned everyone was rife with scams? Those very ICOs that the Securities and Exchange Commission told everyone to be very careful about because of the “greater opportunities for fraud and manipulation”? Read More >>

Report: Some Crypto Enthusiasts Are Increasingly Worried About Getting Robbed in Person

Despite periodic crashes in the cryptocurrency markets, digital currency keeps on moving out of its formerly niche space and affecting the real world. Bitcoin-mining operations are now set to gobble more electricity than domestic residential consumption in Iceland, major credit card providers are banning purchases, rumoured scams as well as proven ones are rampant, and though some regulation has already been forthcoming authorities are largely playing catch-up. Read More >>

Cryptojackers Strike Again, Hitting Thousands of Sites Including US and UK Government Pages

Thousands of websites including ones run by the U.S. and U.K. governments secretly hijacked browsers to mine cryptocurrency thanks to a compromised plugin, the Register reported on Sunday. Read More >>

Cryptocurrency Scam Site Disappears, Leaving Only the Word ‘Penis’ Behind

A short-lived and relatively unknown cryptocurrency project built on Ethereum called Prodeum disappeared this weekend—along with the money a small number of hapless investors sunk into it. All that remained of its website was a white page with the word “penis” written on it. Read More >>

Even the Tuna Conservationists Want a Piece of This Blockchain Action

It seems like everyone is getting into blockchain these days. After all, companies claim to like “transparency,” “security,” and anything to do with the rollercoaster ride that is bitcoin. But consider this: tuna. Read More >>

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 >>

Men Try to ‘Redefine’ Sexual Consent With Blockchain

Dutch blockchain company LegalThings announced in a press release on Wednesday that it is developing an app, LegalFling, which in theory could allow about-to-bone partners to log what they are and are not okay with before they bone. The company notes that you can mark your do’s and don’ts “with the swipe of a finger.” This is quite literally a feature in the most recent season of Black Mirror, where two matched up partners agree to sexual consent with a simple swipe on their devices. Read More >>

Wait, It Turns Out KodakCoin Is Not the Only Crypto Trick Kodak Has Up Its Sleeve

Yesterday, camera manufacturer Kodak—whose stock was previously hovering around $3.10 a share—announced that it was forming its own cryptocurrency, an ambiguously blockchain-based project called “KodakCoin.” As has happened with a number of smaller stocks, Kodak’s stock immediately skyrocketed as soon as the words “blockchain” left its lips. Read More >>

Amid Chaos, We’re About to Get a Whole New Kind of Bitcoin

Less than a week ago, headlines declared that a market-shaking fork in Bitcoin had been averted. But the people backing a new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Cash have now announced that the expected compromise between warring factions is dead. Next week, the huge Bitcoin fork will begin and here’s what it’s all about. Read More >>

How to Cut Electricity Bills? With Bitcoin Tech of Course

A group of researchers looking into the things and ways of the future us claims we may soon see bitcoin-enabled household electronics, with the team coming up with the concept of a plug socket that shops around all by itself to buy us the cheapest going rate electricity before turning itself on. Read More >>

Government Should Learn From Bitcoin for Future Tax Returns, Says Tech Review

The UK government ought to consider stealing the blockchain distributed encryption thingy for wider use, says a man, a man charged with looking at ways the tedious admin of the future could be streamlined and made more secure. Read More >>

Prepare Yourself for Stock Trading Using Bitcoin Technology

Blockchain, the digital ledger underpinning Bitcoin, is perhaps the cryptocurrency’s most interesting (and intelligent) feature, with its ability to securely and publicly record transactions. Given that stock trading is a confusing mishmash of property trading hands, blockchain-powered trades seems like a surprisingly good idea. Read More >>