Bitcoin

9.19.19

North Korea Is Building Its Own Bitcoin

The currency will be “more like bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies,” said the official in charge of North Korea’s cryptocurrency conferences.

9.11.19

Someone Just Moved a Billion Dollars in Bitcoin and No One Knows Why

This is one of the largest bitcoin transactions ever.

7.10.19

This Guy Mined Bitcoin With a Computer That Helped NASA Land on the Moon

An Apollo Guidance Computer would need a billion times the age of the universe to mine a single block.

3.25.19

How it Feels to Discover Your Son Was the Secret Founder of Silk Road

Ross Ulbricht is serving a life sentence for creating the world's first online drug marketplace. We spoke to his mum Lyn about their journey.

2.8.19

This Crypto Exchange Owes Its Customers Millions, But Only the Founder Has the Password — and He's Dead

Cryptocurrency experts have raised significant questions about the the company's version of events — including whether or not the founder is really dead.

12.26.18

Life Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine

Motherboard visits a secretive Bitcoin mine located in rural Northeast China and document a day-in-the-life of the three employees hired to maintain the mine.

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11.1.18

10 Years of the Blockchain: What Is Bitcoin, Really?

The Bitcoin white paper was released into the world 10 years ago today, so we asked some influential people in the space—including the guy who spent 10,000 bitcoins on pizza in 2010—what it is and where it's going.

9.20.18

A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency

For less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network.

8.24.18

Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn

Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.

8.20.18

World's Biggest GPU Maker No Longer Expects to Make Money on Cryptocurrency Mining

Selling GPUs for cryptocurrency mining accounted for 10 percent of Nvidia’s revenue only a few months ago. Now the company isn’t factoring it into its revenue stream at all.

5.23.18

This Guy Heated Bath Water With Bitcoin Mining and It Worked Too Well

"Lee" used cryptocurrency mining ASICs to heat his bath, which turned the temperature up to 50 degrees Celsius.

4.20.18

This Game Turns Bitcoin Value Charts Into Racetracks

'Crypto Rider' is a fun way to learn about the absurd volatility of cryptocurrency.

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