Altcoins

Internet

Steemit Is Like Reddit, But Where Upvotes Equal a Cryptocurrency Payout

But some experts say it's all too good to be true.
Corin Faife
8.18.16
earth

Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

The energy cost of a single Bitcoin transaction could power 1.5 American homes for a day.
Christopher Malmo
6.29.15
Features

Do You Accept WankCoin? A Tour of the Most Niche Digital Currencies

From porn to tacos, there's an altcoin for everything. But for how long?
Steven Melendez
8.7.14
Money

How Non-Profits Are Cashing In on the Cryptocurrency Boom

The ultimate philanthropic potential of digital currency may lie in the developing world, where high exchange rates, bank fees and inflation can dilute the buying power of international donors.
Steven Melendez
5.9.14
ICELAND

Everyone in Iceland Just Got a $380 Cryptocurrency Handout: Now What?

So far, one percent of the digital coins have been claimed, and counting.
Meghan Neal
3.25.14
politics

Joining Iceland, Spain and Poland Have Their Own National Altcoins

Who's next?
Meghan Neal
3.24.14
Motherboard Blog

In One Month, Everyone In Iceland Will Own Cryptocurrency

Auroracoin was designed specifically for Iceland, and every citizen of the Nordic country will be given a digital handful of the altcoin in March.
Meghan Neal
2.5.14
Motherboard Blog

Sorry Kanye, Coinye Is Here to Stay

Following Kanye's legal pursuit, Coinye drops the West, launches early, and heralds an era of cryptocurrency-squatting.
Daniel Stuckey
1.8.14
Motherboard Blog

Such Weird: The Founders of Dogecoin See the Meme Currency's Tipping Point

"The price doesn’t even matter," they say about their pet project. But behind the bark, there's byte.
Patrick McGuire
12.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Dogecoin Brings the Cryptocurrency Craze to Its Logical Conclusion

Very currency. Such crypto. Wow.
ALEC LIU
12.17.13