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A Mysterious New Steam Game Promises a Bitcoin to the First Person Who Beats...

A Bitcoin is the prize for solving these 24 puzzles. Players can solve them on their own or play with others. Players can...

Cryptocurrency Miners Are ‘Limiting’ the Search for Alien Life Now

Everyday thousands of volunteers turn the power of their computers over to the SETI@home project in hopes of finding aliens among the stars. SETI@home—short...

Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay for Journalism Is Not the Worst Idea I’ve Ever Heard

Screengrabs: Salon, Twitter. Composition: Author Advertisements: they pay my salary. They may also promote some fine products, but most importantly they let people read the news...

The Biggest Cryptocurrency Mining Hack Yet Made a Grand Total of $24

Images: Shutterstock, Flickr/Krista, Flickr/Mike Mozart. Composition: AuthorCriminals: At the very least, you should learn to do a crime properly. I’m not saying I want...

Creators of In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miner ‘Coinhive’ Say Their Reputation Couldn’t Be Much Worse

Hijacking websites to mine cryptocurrency is all the rage. Over the weekend, hackers compromised a popular plugin used by thousands of websites, and...

Hackers Used Ontario Government and CAMH Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Visitors to thousands of websites—including UK and US government sites—were forced to unknowingly mine cryptocurrency over the weekend after hackers compromised a popular...

Cryptocurrency Mining Hack That Compromised Thousands of Sites ‘Could Have Been a Catastrophe’

Over the weekend, hackers injected thousands of websites—including UK and US government sites—with code that hijacked visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. The attack,...

Bitcoin’s ‘Civil War’ Hit InfoWars Last Night and It Was Bizarre

I’ve seen a lot of wild stuff happen in cryptocurrencies over the years, like when a guy mined Bitcoin with an NES or...

Bitcoin Mining Is Potentially More Energy-Intensive Than Gold Mining

Image: Shutterstock. Composition: Jordan Pearson As technical roadblocks continue to hamper Bitcoin’s use as a functional currency, many have taken to defining it as digital...

UNICEF Is Asking Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency for Syrian Children

The Syrian Civil War has raged for almost seven years and killed tens of millions of people. Survivors of the brutal conflict either stay...

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