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Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency in General, Had a Terrible November

Bitcoin, as well as smaller cryptocurrencies like XRP and ether, had a terrible November that saw $70 billion in value wiped off the market, CNBC reported on Friday. Read More >>

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High School Principal in China Fired for Running Secret Cryptocurrency Mining Operation

Eight cryptocurrency machines reportedly drained electricity from a Chinese high school for nearly a year before the principal was busted, and later fired, for running an Ethereum-mining operation. Read More >>

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Hublot’s £19,000 Bitcoin Watch Is Perfectly Designed to Help Me Spot Terrible Jabronis

There are lots of annoying telltales of a blowhard, but none quite so insufferable as Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 P2P watch. It costs an absurd $25,000 (£19,000), but even if you have all that cash in your bank account, you’re out of luck—this is a watch that can only be bought with cold, hard Bitcoin. Read More >>

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Mining Bitcoin Can Be More of an Energy Drain Than Actual Mining

Cryptocurrency and precious metals share some similarities. Libertarians love them. Their values are social constructs. They’re mined. And accomplishing said mining takes a tonne of energy. Read More >>

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The Winklevoss Twins Want Nearly £25 Million in Allegedly Stolen Bitcoins Back

A former Bitcoin tycoon who served a year in prison for his role facilitating transactions on the Silk Road digital drug bazaar is being sued by none other than the Winklevoss twins, the HarvardConnection creators famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for Facebook from them. Read More >>

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Cryptocurrencies Just Plummeted £9.8 Billion in Value Over the Course of a Few Hours

The cryptocurrency markets saw a significant crash on Wednesday (Eastern local time), with just short of £10 billion in value wiped out over the course of just three hours, CNBC reported. Read More >>

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Google Is Letting Some Cryptocurrency Ads Back on Its Platform

Google, which banned cryptocurrency advertisements from its platform earlier this year, will be partially rolling back that policy as of October. Read More >>

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Cool Island Bullied by IMF to Abandon Digital Currency

In what could be seen as wise financial counselling or a threat, the International Monetary Fund is urging the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to abandon its plan to launch a cryptocurrency as legal tender. Read More >>

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John McAfee’s Bitfi Publicly Withdraws Claims its Cryptocurrency Wallet is ‘Unhackable’

Recently there's been a bit of a hubbub after a cryptocurrency wallet released by John McAfee's Bitfi. It was claimed that the wallet was unhackable, with a bounty offering $250,000 to anyone who could break in an successfully steal the coins. Unsurprisingly the device was hacked pretty quickly, with researchers gaining root access, successfully launching a man-in-the-middle attack, and porting Doom onto the device. Read More >>

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Ouch, These Stories From the Crypto Crash Are Hard to Stomach

Earlier this year, the New York Times profiled the class of noveau riche Bitcoin millionaires who had gotten “hilariously rich” on booming cryptocurrency investments. Now that the market is flatlining (it’s now fluctuating in the low-to-mid $6,000s, or around £4,700), another New York Times profile is shedding light on how much speculators who bought in while it was surging towards the $20k (£15.5k) range have lost, and it’s not really very pretty. Read More >>

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Tube8 Will Give You Cryptocurrency for Watching Porn, but it’s Not One of the Good Ones

That whole 'cryptocurrency' fad is still going on, and it looks like the porn industry is starting to take notice and think of new ways to integrate virtual coins with its operations. One company, Pornhub owner MindGeek, definitely is, and the latest announcement is that it will be rewarding people who watch porn on Tube8 with their very own cryptocurrency tokens. Read More >>

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John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Cryptocurrency Wallet Just Got Hacked. Again

John McAfee has done many things with his life, including trying to capitalise on the new-found cryptocurrency fad that's proving to be very lucrative for criminals and other nefarious scamming-types. He recently released Bitfi, an 'unhackable' cryptocurrency wallet, which was promptly hacked multiple times. But while you can port Doom onto it, McAfee's bounty terms were reliant on the coins themselves being accessed - which might have just happened. Read More >>

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Sunken Warship Said to Have Billions in Gold Looks Like It Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

Last month, a sunken Russian warship believed to have been carrying billions of pounds worth of gold was “discovered” by a South Korean company that immediately started making claims of how it was going to distribute its found treasure. Now, police are investigating leaders of the company and have reason to believe it was all a cockamamy scheme to boost a new cryptocurrency company. Read More >>

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Teenager Hacked John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Crypto-Wallet, Used it to Play Doom

John McAfee hasn't had a good time of it recently. Not only was he hospitalised after allegedly being poisoned, a breach exposed the data of people who bought into his cryptocurrency - despite him labelling it "simple and secure". The McAfee founder also has a crypto-wallet which he had described as "unhackable", offering $250,000 to anyone who could break in and steal the coins. Well someone has broken into it, and now it's running the original Doom. Read More >>