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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency
For less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network.
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.
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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.
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.
This Game Turns Bitcoin Value Charts Into Racetracks
'Crypto Rider' is a fun way to learn about the absurd volatility of cryptocurrency.
'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.
‘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.