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You Can Now Pay Your AT&T Phone Bill Using Bitcoin

You can now use bitcoin to pay for your AT&T phone bills via BitPay, making AT&T the first carrier to offer the option. No way to use it in-store yet, though.

Internet May 24, 2019

Hackers Steal More Than $40 Million Worth Of Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Crypto exchange company Binance lost more than $40 million worth of bitcoin to hackers in a large-scale security breach, the CEO said on Tuesday. The Binance hack poses a question: is cryptocurrency safe?

Security May 9, 2019

Facebook Developing A Cryptocurrency System That Could Be Bigger Than Apple Pay

Facebook’s cryptocurrency-based payments system could be bigger than initially expected. The social network is even allegedly planning to incentivize usage of its own payments platform.

Business Tech May 4, 2019

Square Hiring New Crypto Engineers Who Will Be Paid In Bitcoin

Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted Wednesday night that his company is looking for several crypto employees. He said the hired candidates will focus on a cryptocurrency ecosystem that is independent of its own objectives.

Business Tech March 21, 2019

Samsung Pay Adding Cryptocurrencies For 10 Million Users To Broaden International Reach

Samsung is planning to add more cryptocurrencies to Samsung Pay. The company hopes to give the mobile payments service a significant boost by integrating digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cosmo Coins.

Apps/Software March 11, 2019

Did You Know The Samsung Galaxy S10 Comes With A Cryptocurrency Wallet?

A less-known feature of the just-unveiled Galaxy S10 is its built-in cryptocurrency wallet, which allows users to store digital keys on the device safely. The phone also supports decentralized apps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2019

Malicious Android App That Steals Cryptocurrency Found On The Play Store

ESET has discovered an Android app that steals cryptocurrency on the Google Play Store. Called a 'clipper,' it tricks users into depositing into the hacker's cryptocurrency wallet address instead of their own.

Security February 10, 2019

QuadrigaCX Founder Gerald Cotten Dies Leaving $190 Million Worth Of Cryptocurrency Locked In His Laptop

QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten has the only access to the cold storage of the cryptocurrency exchange. When he died in December, he took the encrypted access to $190 million worth of cryptocurrency.

Business Tech February 5, 2019

Facebook Rumored To Be Creating Its Own Cryptocurrency

Facebook might be exploring opportunities involving stablecoin. If so, it would be the first major company to pursue blockchain, and it stands to succeed given its massive user base.

Business Tech December 21, 2018

John McAfee Will Give $100,000 If You Can Hack His Crypto-Wallet

Anyone who can break into John McAfee’s supposedly unhackable Bitfi crypto-wallet will get $100,000. However, both companies have made it clear that this is not a bounty program.

Security July 25, 2018

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked: $32 Million Worth Of Coins Stolen

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb was hacked between Tuesday night, June 19, and Wednesday early morning, June 20. The hackers got away with $31.51 million worth of virtual currency, the exchange said in a statement on Wednesday.

Security June 20, 2018

Bitcoin Tumbles To Three-Month Low Following Coinrail Hack

A new attack on a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange caused the value of Bitcoin to drop. Coinrail confirmed that it was hacked but did not specify the exact value of what was stolen.

Business Tech June 14, 2018

The Days Of Getting Bitcoins On iPhones Are Over: Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining

Apple updated its developer guidelines to prohibit cryptocurrency mining on all Apple platforms. It also revealed other new general rules for digital currencies.

Apple June 12, 2018

Bitcoin Could Stop Being Profitable Because It Uses Up So Much Energy

Is bitcoin mining worth it? Bitcoin could use up as much energy as Austria by the end of 2018, and the staggering cost of electricity could keep miners from making profits on the digital currency.

Business Tech May 25, 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Believes That The Internet Will Have Its Own Currency

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced his vision of a united internet currency during his visit to the 2018 Consensus blockchain conference. Dorsey revealed that he championed bitcoin as the preferred internet currency.

Internet May 18, 2018

HTC’s Latest Android Smartphone Is Powered By Blockchain

HTC’s upcoming Blockchain phone, called Exodus, will support all sorts of cryptocurrencies. These phones might even serve as nodes for HTC’s vision of a native blockchain network.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 16, 2018

New Facebook Messenger Malware Can Steal Users' Passwords, Money, Or CPU Power

A new malware called FacexWorm is making rounds on Facebook Messenger and it can steal users' passwords and money, or exploit their PC to mine cryptocurrency. Here's what to look out for.

Security May 5, 2018

Google Chrome Cryptocurrency Extensions Now Banned To Protect Users From Scammers

Scammers abused cryptocurrency mining extensions to trick unsuspecting users, so Google was taking action. The Chrome Web Store no longer allowed such extensions and removed existing ones.

Google April 3, 2018

An Artist Just Hid $10,000 Worth Of Cryptocurrency In Lego Artworks: Can You find It?

An artist used an algorithm to hide cryptocurrency in every artwork in his new collection, 'New Money.' Everyone can try cracking it, and whoever does so gets to keep the money.

Internet March 24, 2018

Richard Sherman Adopts Bitcoin Early But Cashed Out Before It Exploded In Price

NFL player Richard Sherman began receiving Bitcoin through his website early on, making him a pioneer in cryptocurrency. However, he didn't wait until its value skyrocketed to make money.

Celebrities February 28, 2018

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead Amid Government Attemps To Reign Market

A South Korean official in charge of taking back control of the country's lucrative cryptocurrency market was found dead at his home on Sunday. He was working on legislation to take control of the cryptocurrency market.

Business Tech February 20, 2018

Steven Seagal Endorses Cryptocurrency Startup With Questionable Scheme

Steven Seagal was tagged as a brand ambassador for a cryptocurrency startup with a suspicious name and business plan. The action star is reportedly promoting the cryptocurrency as it heads towards its ICO.

Business Tech February 20, 2018

Atari Is Setting Its Eyes On Cryptocurrency With The Atari Token And Pong Token

Atari will make a bid on cryptocurrency with the launch of Atari Token and Pong Token. Rollout of the new Bitcoins remains unknown, but they are understood as the company’s entry to the digital entertainment and online casino platforms.

Business Tech February 16, 2018

Mining For Cryptocurrency Is Interfering With The Search For Alien Life

Researchers are struggling to get the right computing power due to cryptocurrency mining. The lack of power is hindering further research into alien life.

Space February 14, 2018

Hackers Exploit Telegram To Spread Cryptocurrency Mining Malware: Are You Affected?

A Russian cybercriminal group exploited a zero-day vulnerability within Telegram to spread a multipurpose malware. They were able to create a backdoor and mine for cryptocurrency on affected systems.

Security February 14, 2018

Salon Wants To Get Rid Of Ads By Asking Users To Mine Cryptocurrency Instead

Salon has a new strategy of dealing with people who block ads on the website. It's offering a new choice, get rid of ads and instead mine cryptocurrency for Salon.

Internet February 13, 2018

Nvidia Is 'Working Really Hard' To Keep GPU Supplies Up For Gamers

Nvidia confirmed during an earnings call that it is aware of the supply shortage for its GPUs. Cryptocurrency mining is apparently the biggest driving factor for its increased sales.

Computers February 13, 2018

Rounding Up The Theories For The Current Cryptocurrency Market Crash

Cryptocurrency has not had a good month. Fortunes seemed to be on the rise until an unexpected crash occurred at the end of last year, taking the winds out of the sails of the cryptocurrency market.

Business Tech February 1, 2018

Facebook Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Ads, Including Bitcoin And ICOs

Cryptocurrency companies will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook. The company has just banned all ads pertaining to bitcoin, ICOs, and others, though the move isn’t permanent.

Internet January 31, 2018

Google Shuts Down Hackers Who Hijacked YouTube Ads For Cryptocurrency Mining

Hackers hijacked YouTube ads to exploit users' CPUs for cryptocurrency mining, but YouTube addressed the issue. The company says it blocked the malicious ads and removed the attackers from its platform.

Google January 29, 2018

Hackers Hijack Google’s DoubleClick Advertisement System On YouTube For Cryptocurrency Mining

Attackers took advantage of Google’s advertising platform to put cryptomining currency code inside YouTube ads. The perpetrators primarily used Coinhive to facilitate the attacks, a controversial subscription service.

Security January 27, 2018

Nvidia Wants To Fix GPU Shortage By Asking Retailers To Limit Sales To 2 Per Customer

Nvidia wanted to limit the selling of GPU cards to two units per buyer in response to the rising supply shortage of graphics cards. The problem is believed to be caused by cryptocurrency mining and inflated the GPU selling price.

Computers January 22, 2018

South Korea May Be Looking To Ban Cryptocurrency Trading

One of the largest markets in the world supporting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is considering legislation to ban it. South Korea might pass a new law that bans the trading of cryptocurrencies.

Business Tech January 13, 2018

Kodak Is Creating Its Own Cryptocurrency Called Kodakcoin

Kodak announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called Kodakcoin. It also confirmed the launch of a new image platform for photographers and agencies to license images.

Business Tech January 11, 2018

As Bitcoin Value Tumbles, Dogecoin Sees Market Cap Rise

Dogecoin may not have a serious name but the cryptocurrency's market cap is increasing. Once dominant Bitcoin continues to see its value fall as altcoins keep rising.

Business Tech January 8, 2018

Ripple Rises To Become Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin continues to dominate the market for cryptocurrency, but recently, Ripple rose to become the second most valuable cryptocurrency. It recently overtook Ethereum in market share.

Business Tech January 3, 2018

Archive Poster Chrome Extension Mines Cryptocurrency Via Users' Computers In Secret

Archive Poster, a Google Chrome extension popular with Tumblr users, was reportedly weaponized for cryptocurrency mining. The target of the cryptojacking attack, in the form of Coinhive, is a digital currency known as Monero.

Apps/Software December 31, 2017

Bitcoin's Price Drop Triggers South Korea To Make Changes

Bitcoin's recent volatility after a period of sharp rises is forcing South Korea to make changes. The cryptocurrency's widespread popularity in the country worries lawmakers.

Business Tech December 30, 2017

Bitcoin Prices Recover After Last Week's Large Drop

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies saw a large drop at the end of last week. Prices have been steadily rising but not to the record-highs seen before.

Business Tech December 27, 2017

Bitcoin's Price Drops Sending Panic In The Cryptocurrency Market

Cryptocurrency is a volatile investment. With prices soaring people who recently bought into the market are experiencing a hard crash.

Business Tech December 25, 2017

South Korea Investigates Possible Involvement Of North Korea In Latest Bitcoin Hack

Authorities suspect North Korea is involved in the latest cyber attack incident. Hackers targeted a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange company named Youbit, which filed for bankruptcy after the attack.

Business Tech December 22, 2017

This Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware On Android Can Literally Destroy Your Phone

A new type of malware called Loapi is infecting Android phones, Kaspersky has discovered. It can do a lot of things, including melt your phone.

Security December 20, 2017

You Can't Buy Steam Games With Bitcoin Anymore

Steam no longer supports Bitcoin, meaning you can't buy games on the platform with the cryptocurrency anymore. Valve says it's because of the 'volatility' and increasing transaction fees of the virtual money.

Video Games December 7, 2017

The Winklevoss Twins Now Bitcoin Billionaires

The Winklevoss Twins, who became famous when they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, are now officially Bitcoin billionaires as bitcoin trading surged over 10,000 percent during the final week of November.

Business Tech December 4, 2017

Cryptocurrency Owners Have Already Spent Almost $2 Million On CryptoKitties In Just A Few Days

Cryptocurrency owners have spent nearly $2 million on CryptoKitties, a collectible cat game that just launched a few days ago. People can purchase virtual cats in auctions and breed them to try to create kittens with rare attributes.

Internet December 3, 2017

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