Following the announcement, Bitcoin prices rose to over $12,000.
The agency is offering up to $1 million dollars for developers who can create technologies to track Monero and Bitcoin Lightning Network transactions.
Hackers have been trading an encrypted Bitcoin wallet on forums and underground marketplaces in hopes of recovering the stash of cryptocurrency.
Wednesday's massive Twitter hack wasn't the first time the platform has grappled with cryptocurrency scams or compromised verified accounts. Far from it.
The Twitter accounts for Biden, Uber, Elon Musk, Mike Bloomberg, and more, all solicited bitcoins from their followers on Wednesday.
An unknown person or entity just sent a whole lot of money while hiding in plain sight.
Canadian exchange Coinsquare was practicing so-called 'wash trading', according to leaked emails, Slack chats, and other files. Generally, wash trading violates securities law.
Coinsquare, the impacted exchange, says a former employee stole the data.
As with everything, our most important economic lessons come from Bitcoin.
The emails see a stranger demanding that you send them bitcoins or else, they will send screenshots of you looking at porn, to your friends and family.
The coronavirus pandemic is testing one of Bitcoin's most popular narratives: that in a global crisis, the unwashed masses with their worthless dollars will grovel before the fleece vest-wearing, cryptocurrency-wielding elite. Ha-ha!
Opportunistic developers on 4Chan created 'CoronaCoin' as a way to supposedly "raise awareness" around COVID-19.