Bitcoin

Bitcoin Scam Used New Zealand’s Prime Minister as an Endorsement

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is the latest high-profile individual to be used in perpetuating a cryptocurrency scam.

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IMF Issues Stark Warning Over Bitcoin and Crypto ‘Rapid’ Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned the rapid growth of bitcoin and cryptocurrency assets could create new vulnerabilities in the international financial system, as the world’s banks adjust to the recent bitcoin and blockchain boom.

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$50,000 Lost to Bitcoin ATM Scam in Australia

Scammers conned $50,000 out of regular Australians using a blatantly obvious fake tax debt fraud. Multiple victims have been lured into paying off non-existent debt through Bitcoin ATMs. A Time-Tested Scam Scammers have managed to con upwards of $50,000 from Australian citizens, luring them in to pay off a non-existent debt in a classic fraud.

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Bitcoin: 10 Years of Smoke and Mirrors

The end of this month, Oct. 31, 2018, will mark the 10th anniversary of the day that a link to a paper, authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, describing the digital currency called bitcoin was first publicly circulated. Jan.

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Bitcoin Takes a Step Toward Becoming a ‘Multi-Network’ Cryptocurrency

A proposal to radically expand the capabilities of bitcoin such that it would be able to add vast new features to its limited supply of cryptocurrency has arrived on testnet.

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Australia’s North Queensland Becomes Hub for Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Queensland in Northern Australia is presenting a striking example of cryptocurrency adoption. The region is interested in the use cases of a decentralized peer-to-peer electronic currency – Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Merchant adoption for the coin has increased rapidly in the region in the past few months as more people engage in the cryptocurrency.

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Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Is Robbed of $60 Million Worth of Cryptocurrency

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has been robbed of $60 million worth of digital coins, its parent company Tech Bureau announced. Zaif was hacked on September 14th during a two-hour time frame. Three days later, it uncovered server problems and began to investigate. By September 18th, it confirmed it was hacked and notified authorities.

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At Top Schools Like Wharton, Students Are Flocking to Classes on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Last spring, Associate Professor of Computer Science Emin Gn Sirer was scheduled to teach a 600-level course on blockchain technology at Cornell University, an advanced class intended for PhD students. Usually when you have five to a dozen students in such a class, you’re teaching a popular class, Sirer tells CNBC Make It with a […]

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Should Your Company Accept Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency Payments?

While your organization may have already grappled with whether or not to add PayPal, Square or Apple Pay to your payment options, adding the ability to accept cryptocurrency is a bit different. Decided to accept cryptocurrencies is more like the decision to accept foreign currencies than just choosing to add a new form of payment […]

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Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Buys a Bitcoin Exchange

Japanese retail conglomerate, Rakuten, has announced the purchase of Everybody’s Bitcoin Inc., an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange platform in the country. The acquisition follows a history of past forays into the emerging industry by the e-commerce behemoth.

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A B.S. In Bitcoin? These Colleges Are Now Offering Cryptocurrency-related Courses

A Ph.D. in bitcoin or blockchain? That soon may be a reality as interest in cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology has become more mainstream, prompting college campuses across the globe to promise courses in the nascent subject.

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SEC to Review Decision Rejecting Bitcoin ETFs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it will review a decision by its staff to block nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds from coming to market.

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