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Can photonic chips save Bitcoin?

When the Bitcoin bubble burst at the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency’s value dropped from over $17,000 to less than $7,000 in just a...

One Bitcoin “whale” may have fueled the currency’s price spike in 2017

A single Bitcoin holder—called a “whale” in cryptocurrency parlance—likely manipulated the market and helped fuel the big rise in Bitcoin’s price in 2017, according...

Telegram might be forced to put its global cryptocurrency plans on ice

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just halted Telegram's massive—and massively hyped—$2 billion digital token sale. Those halcyon days: In early 2018, exuberant investors...

Venezuela may be turning to Bitcoin to get around sanctions

Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) wants to send Bitcoin to the nation’s central bank, which itself is running tests to...

The US government has a hidden weapon it could deploy against Bitcoin

If you are interested in the future of cryptocurrency, you should probably get to know the Bank Secrecy Act, a nearly 50-year-old law that...

Some crypto-criminals think jumping across blockchains covers their tracks. Big mistake.

By now, savvy cryptocurrency users looking to cover their tracks are well aware that Bitcoin and blockchain systems like it are far from anonymous....

The New York Times thinks a blockchain could help stamp out fake news

Blockchain technology is at the core of a new research project the New York Times has launched, aimed at making “the origins of journalistic...

India might ban cryptocurrency and give its users jail time

A government panel’s recommendation is only the latest in a series of developments suggesting that India will not be a friendly place for the...
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