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Bitcoin bomb threats sent to businesses across the world

A spate of bomb threats in which businesses have been pressured to pay large bitcoin ransoms has prompted the U.S. National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a cybersecurity enforcement agency, to offer some friendly advice: don’t respond to the sender and contact 911. For some days now, the would-be attackers, who are all—obviously—anonymous, have been targeting businesses as far flung ...

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Bitcoin Cash Price Continues to Crater as Fork Aftertaste Lingers

Around this time last year, many retail crypto investors subscribed to the economic theory that cryptocurrency hard forks — the ones that result in irreversible network splits and create new blockchains — were a net positive for their portfolios. “How could they not be?” they asked. “It’s free money!” Indeed, at that point, the two most prominent cryptocurrency hard forks ...

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To The Moon! Bitcoin Space Travel Gets Closer As Virgin Galactic Takes Flight

Billionaire Richard Branson appeared to cry tears of joy when his ‘Bitcoin-friendly’ Virgin Galactic reached the edge of space for the first time December 13. World Sees First Commercial Space Flight Branson, who revealed himself as a Bitcoin believer and investor in 2013, watched as SpaceShipTwo, the latest vehicle from the Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, broke free of ...

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Bitcoin Daily Chart Alert – Prices Hover Near Recent Low – Dec. 14

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Kitco’s new Bitcoin Daily Technical Alert. Every trading day veteran Kitco technical analyst Jim Wyckoff will provide you with a concise and easy-to-understand near-term technical brief on Bitcoin. Importantly, Jim will glean the short-term charts and technical studies, and then alert you to the signals he sees regarding upcoming potential bigger price moves or price ...

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Ex-Facebook strategist: Bitcoin is a headless organization

If the Bitcoin Cash debacle taught us one thing, it’s that having decentralized leadership is messy. The hard fork, which in essence, was a war of words between two conflicting personalities, lead to splits in resources, community and a price drop that left no real winners. Bitcoin Cash was a hard fork of Bitcoin itself. This ability for the code to ...

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Bitcoin Price Slinks Below $3,175 for First Time in 2018

In what is becoming a disturbingly common occurrence, the bitcoin price on Friday set yet another fresh yearly low, slinking below the $3,200 mark for the first time in 2018. The flagship cryptocurrency’s move below $3,200 came shortly after 16:10 UTC, following an unsuccessful breakout attempt earlier in the week. As of the time of writing the bitcoin price was ...

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Bitcoin Wasn’t a Bubble Until It Was

It was around the peak of bitcoin’s value a year ago at just below $20,000 that this obnoxious question entered the Urban Dictionary: How long would it take to amass enough cryptowealth to buy a Lamborghini? Now, those bitcoin owners still holding on for dear life after an 82% decline are putting on a brave face, but there is no ...

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Explains Blockchain’s Use Beyond Bitcoin

Vitalik Buterin co-founded Ethereum in 2015 at the age of 21. John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch Bitcoin and blockchain are two of the hottest buzzwords in tech this year. (Guess what’s the No.1 question Americans Googled in 2018?) To most people, blockchain relates to Bitcoin in the same way banks relate to dollars, which explains why the recent crash of Bitcoin ...

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The Daily: Crashing Crypto Trader Shares Advice, Bitcoin Bandit Extradited

The Daily In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we update a story we first reported on yesterday – the closure of stablecoin project Basis. Its team have now given the official reason for its cessation. We’ll begin, though, by covering a slice of crypto crime concerning “bitcoin bandit” Nicholas Truglia. Also read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License Bitcoin ...

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