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Kurt Russell’s New Bitcoin Crime Movie ‘Crypto’ Looks so Awful I Must See It

Scenes from the upcoming film 'Crypto.' Screengrabs: YouTube. Composition: AuthorCryptocurrency may not be the new internet, but movies in 2019 are treating the technology like...

We Beamed the Communist Manifesto to Space Using Bitcoin

On Wednesday at approximately 10:20 AM Eastern, the final paragraph of The Communist Manifesto beamed down from a satellite array covering most...

Former Hacking Team Members Are Now Spying on the Blockchain for Coinbase

Last week, cryptocurrency industry giant Coinbase sparked outrage when it announced that it had purchased a small startup called Neutrino. Normally, such an...

Don’t Call JP Morgan Chase’s New ‘JPM Coin’ a Cryptocurrency

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in 2013. Image: Flickr/Fortune Live Media Bitcoin emerged from the tumult of the 2008 financial crisis as a...

Goatse Keeps Trying to Make Money With Cryptocurrency

Imahes: Goatse.cx, Shutterstock, PlusPNG. Composition: Author Goatse.cx, a website famous for once hosting an image of a man holding his asshole wide open, keeps trying to...

Customers Out $190M After Founder Dies, Cryptocurrency Exchange Says

The founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange suddenly died overseas, leaving roughly $190 million CAD in digital tokens owed to customers inaccessible, according...

Climate Change-Driven Heat Wave Killed a Third of a Bat Population in Two Days

Almost one third of a bat population in eastern Australia was killed over the course of just two days of November of 2018,...

Razer Wants Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency for Store Credit

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer wants gamers to download software that mines cryptocurrency with their idle computers. But users won’t get to keep the digital...
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