cryptocurrency
How Rich Are the Founders of Ripple and Ethereum?

Yesterday marked two records in the altcoin world: Ethereum’s per-coin value broke $1,000 (£737), and the rising value of Ripple supposedly boosted its co-founder Chris Larsen to an estimated net worth of $59.9 billion (£44 billion). Despite a very real speculation bubble around cryptocurrency, these financial gains are mostly on paper, and the two coins couldn’t be more different. Read More >>

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Opera’s New Crypto-Mining Blocker Is a Great Reason to Try Their Web Browser

The latest nasty security scourge plaguing the internet is cryptojacking. By running hidden code on a seemingly ordinary webpage, hackers and disreputable webmasters can highjack your CPU’s processing power in order to mine cryptocurrency, line their own pockets, and kill your performance. Opera is now the first web browser with a built-in tool to fight off this practice—and hopefully it won’t be the last. Read More >>

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Man Charged With Stealing £1.3 Million in Cryptocurrency at Gunpoint

The cryptocurrency market is still on an astonishing run, and there are some lucky people out there who’ve seen their investments turn into seven-figure rewards. If you’re one of them, tell no one. Read More >>

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Poor Guy Accidentally Steals and Then Destroys £229 Million Worth of Ether Cryptocurrency

Thanks to a string of screw-ups and bugs, an unsuspecting developer recently took possession of $300 million (£229 million) worth of the Ethereum cryptocurrency by accident. In an attempt to give back the money, however, the poor guy ended up locking up the funds permanently. In effect, that money is just gone. Read More >>

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What Are ICOs and Why Are They Getting Banned in China? 

Over the weekend, China banned initial coin offerings (ICO) and briefly paused the seemingly unstoppable price increase of bitcoin. But the cryptocurrency has already bounced back. With the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Dotcom, and John McAfee all jumping into the ICO world in one way or another, it seems worth asking what the hell this whole thing is about. Read More >>

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China Bans Initial Coin Offerings, Warning of Financial Scams

The initial coin offering party is over in China. A committee led by the People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, has imposed an immediate ban on new cryptocurrency crowdfunding efforts and warned many ICOs are scams, TechCrunch reported . Read More >>

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£24.6 Million in Ether Stolen as People Refuse to Learn Their Lesson About Cryptocurrencies

Unknown hackers made off with an estimated $32 million (~£24.6 million) in hot cryptocurrency Ether, one of the most popular of the innumerable successors to Bitcoin, this week. Read More >>

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How Exactly Do You Get Rich off the Hot New Cryptocurrency?

With the meteoric rise in popularity of Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and blockchains are back in the news again. Graphics card prices have soared with the promise that those who have the computers and know-how to do some serious mining can take home huge sums in a Bitcoin-like gold rush to snatch up as much virtual currency as possible. But how easy is it to make your fortune in cryptocurrency? And is it worth your while getting started? Read More >>

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Investor Jitters and 4Chan Hoax Knock $4 Billion Off the Value of Ethereum Cryptocurrency

Following a flash crash last Wednesday, the company that runs GDAX, an exchange for the ethereum digital currency, announced that it would pay back investors who lost money. If Monday’s market performance for the cryptocurrency is any indication, that move didn’t reassure investors. Read More >>

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Hot New Cryptocoin Exchange Pledges to Pay Back Losses Following Flash Crash

Cryptocurrencies are risky as hell. A new competitor in the blockchain currency world, Ethereum, has recieved a lot of attention recently for its ridiculous gains in value. Many feared that a flash crash last week was a sign of shady dealings on the exchange, but the company behind it is reassuring investors that they’ll be paid back in full. Read More >>

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What’s the Blockchain, and Why Does Bitcoin Depend On It?

It’s going to unshackle us from the oppressive dungeon of fiat currency! But also criminals and rogue cops use it to do nefarious drug stuff! Digital currency is often defined by its volatile hype cycle. And yet its most promising feature is incredibly mundane-sounding: a bookkeeping system called “the blockchain". Read More >>