How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?
Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
51 percent attacks
Cryptocurrency Miners Are Sabotaging Blockchains for Their Personal Gain
A wave of 51 percent attacks affecting Bitcoin Gold, Verge, and Monacoin resulted in nearly $20 million worth of cryptocurrency being stolen from exchanges this week.
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 122 Fahrenheit.
Deep in the mines
What Happens When a Chinese Giant Swoops In on Your Tiny Cryptocurrency
Bitmain maintains a near-monopoly on Bitcoin hardware, now it’s coming for Siacoin.
Notorious Bitcoin Scammer Butterfly Labs Settles With the FTC
“Even in the fast-moving world of virtual currencies like bitcoin, companies can’t deceive people about their products."
A Failed Bitcoin Exchange Is Selling Everything and It's the Saddest Thing
Server racks are going for less than a coat rack.
Engineering the Bitcoin Gold Rush: An Interview with Yifu Guo, Creator of the First Purpose-Built Miner
"It’s not about how much bitcoin is worth. The exchange rate is irrelevant. It’s about the concept."
A Guide to Bitcoin Mining: Why Someone Bought a $1,500 Bitcoin Miner on eBay for $20,600
There are bitcoin-savvy folks betting that paying 13 times the price of a machine will actually pay off.