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The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase

Bitcoin Cash is set to hard fork, and people are losing their cool

Nothing says the future of finance like a good old-fashioned meltdown, and the upcoming bitcoin cash hard fork has that in spades. This is thanks, in no small part, to a man named Craig Wright.  Wright, derisively known as "Faketoshi" for his dubious claim that he is in fact Bitcoin creator

Stephen Bannon buys into bitcoin

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon is betting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can disrupt banking the way Trump disrupted American politics.Read more about this at cnbc.com.

Korean crypto exchange Coinrail loses over $40M in tokens following a hack

Another day, another crypto hack. This time it’s Korea, the crypto-mad Asian country, where an exchange called Coinrail lost more than $40 million in altcoins, ICO-issued tokens that aren’t bitcoin or Ethereum, after it was hit by an apparent attack over the weekend. Korea may be a hot spot for crypto

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin

This cryptocurrency is blowing up. But it’s not currency

Image: Getty ImagesMove over ethereum and litecoin — ripple is suddenly the hot new cryptocurrency.  But ripple is different. It can't be mined. It can't be used to go shopping. And it's operated by a private company. Ripple is still far smaller than bitcoin, the reigning king of cryptocurrencies,

Bitcoin is a bubble, but the technology behind it could transform the world | Will Hutton

Blockchain poses as big a threat to banks as Facebook and Amazon did to conventional media firmsHumanitys earliest, truly transformative general purpose technologies were the ability to cross-fertilise plants and cross-breed animals. Suddenly, it made more sense to farm than to hunt and gather. The surge in agricultural output meant

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