Bitcoin

Drugs

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.
Samantha Elliott
3.25.19
cryptocurrency

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.
David Gilbert
2.8.19
Bitcoin

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.
Motherboard Staff
12.26.18
cryptocurrency

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.
Jordan Pearson
11.1.18
BTC

A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency

For less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network.
Jordan Pearson
9.20.18
Sextortion

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.
Joseph Cox
8.24.18
gamers come first

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.20.18
Bitcoin

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.
Jordan Pearson
5.23.18
Bitcoin

This Game Turns Bitcoin Value Charts Into Racetracks

'Crypto Rider' is a fun way to learn about the absurd volatility of cryptocurrency.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.20.18
Technology

'Cryptomatoes' Are Bringing Together Bitcoin Mining and Agriculture

One major criticism of cryptocurrency has been the huge amount of electricity required to mine it. This five-acre greenhouse is one solution.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.27.18
GAMES

‘Bitcoin Tycoon' Video Game Will Let Players 'Understand the Bitterness Behind Mining'

Struggling to pay your electric bill is fun when it’s a game.
Matthew Gault
3.7.18
Mysteries

A Hacker Returned $17 Million In Stolen Ethereum

Why would a thief return their spoils?
Jordan Pearson
3.5.18
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