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Demystifying the Blockchain
Slowly and unsteadily, the mysterious blockchain is emerging from the shadows and making its way into a still murky future. Don't count it out.
Jun 27
06:27 PM
Confused About Blockchains? Here's What You Need to Know.
Even asking the people who work with blockchains to define the technology, you are likely to get a stuttering response.
Jun 27
06:04 PM
Industries, Looking for Efficiency, Turn to Blockchains
Companies in a variety of fields, such as health care, government, food and supply chains, have begun exploring the technology.
Jun 27
06:04 PM
Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.
A group of journalists leaves a shrinking daily to start a new outlet, The Colorado Sun, in partnership with a blockchain company.
Jun 17
07:29 AM
Policing Cryptocurrencies Has Become a Game of Whack-a-Mole for Regulators
The challenge for the government is that cryptocurrencies are so new they don't fit well into the laws prohibiting misconduct in the securities and commodities markets.
May 31
04:45 PM
How Could Bitcoin Detainee Leave an Iceland Prison's Comforts Behind? Easily
Held for questioning in a $2 million theft of Bitcoin-mining computers, Sindri Stefansson soon escaped a low-security facility. But his arrest days later in Amsterdam made him eager to get back. (BTC )
May 04
02:04 AM
White House Bans Venezuela's Digital Currency and Imposes Further Sanctions
The Trump administration also blacklisted four individuals associated with President Nicols Maduro, ratcheting up pressure on a government it has accused of corruption and repression.
Mar 19
05:27 PM
Is Bitcoin a Waste of Electricity, or Something Worse?
America has a productivity problem. One explanation may be the growing use of real resources to make virtual products. (BTC )
Feb 28
04:22 PM
Women in Cryptocurrencies Push Back Against 'Blockchain Bros'
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain were meant to be great equalizers. Instead, women are finding that the gold rush is already stacked against them.
Feb 25
03:27 PM
Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?
The mania over cryptocurrencies has gotten the attention of regulators. But currently, the S.E.C. and C.F.T.C. can only look on at what is happening.
Feb 14
01:03 PM
DealBook Briefing: Is Someone Manipulating the Price of Bitcoin?
Regulators are examining whether Bitfinex, the popular virtual currency exchange, is artificially propping up prices. Investors are worried. (BTC )
Feb 01
04:47 AM
Paddle8, Online Art Auctioneer, Is Merging With Swiss Tech Company
The deal with The Native is meant in part to fuse the auction house with a specialist in blockchain technology, a year after the company's last merger failed.
Jan 23
03:20 AM
Blockchain or Blockheads? Bitcoin Mania Mints Believers and Skeptics
Investing in Bitcoin might make you rich, sure. But how much do you know about tulips? No bubble is too big to burst. (BTC )
Jan 12
09:23 AM
Why Is South Korea Spooking the Global Bitcoin Market?
The government says it is looking at banning virtual currency trades. But it isn't clear whether, or how quickly, it will follow through. (BTC )
Jan 12
04:22 AM
DealBook Briefing: South Korea Chills the Bitcoin Market
A potential crackdown on the trading of virtual currencies in a major global market sent the prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple reeling. (BTC , ETH )
Jan 11
04:27 AM
From Bitcoin to Russia Investigation, a Look Ahead at 2018
With a little trepidation, Peter J. Henning offers up his thoughts on a few topics that should continue to be of interest in 2018. (BTC )
Jan 03
02:22 PM
South Korea Clamps Down on Bitcoin Trading Amid Market Frenzy
In one of the biggest hubs for virtual currencies, the government said it would no longer let people buy or sell Bitcoin or its rivals anonymously. (BTC )
03:57 AM
Bitcoin Plunges More Than 25 Percent in 24 Hours
The steep fall, mirrored by drops in ethereum and Bitcoin cash, comes after weeks of frenzied activity on digital currency exchanges. (BTC )
07:23 AM
DealBook Briefing: Is the Bitcoin Rocket Starting to Stall?
The digital currency fell again, just as more companies were rebranding themselves as blockchain specialists. The question is whether Bitcoin can recover. (BTC )
04:32 AM
DealBook Briefing: How Pantera Made a 25,000% Return on Bitcoin
Hint: The investment fund bought into the digital currency early. Its reward is a paper gain that vastly outstrips what hedge funds generally earn. (BTC )
03:49 AM
What Is Bitcoin Really Worth? Don't Even Ask.
Bitcoin's price is supported by the animal spirits of those betting on it, not by economic fundamentals. No wonder the market has been chaotic. (BTC )
04:17 AM
Bitcoin Futures Set Scene for More Gambling
Bitcoin futures open fresh avenues for trading, but for now the new contracts have little utility beyond speculation. (BTC )
02:27 PM
DealBook Briefing: How Bitcoin Futures Add to the Trading Hype
Cboe's newly introduced futures allows investors a way to bet on the digital currency's direction without actually owning any Bitcoin. Mania predictably ensued. (BTC )
04:37 AM
DealBook Briefing: Bitcoin's Price Swings Raise Fears of a Crash
As the digital currency dropped 20 percent in a day and recovered quickly, and average investors pile on, skeptics think that a reckoning is near. (BTC )
04:32 AM
Initial Coin Offerings Horrify a Former S.E.C. Regulator
Joseph Grundfest, now a law professor, called funding efforts using virtual currency the most notorious violation of federal securities laws since the Code of Hammurabi.
12:07 PM
Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Hacking That Included 'Game of Thrones' Script
A hacker stole 1.5 terabytes of data and leaked several episodes of HBO's shows while demanding $6 million in bitcoin, according to U.S. authorities.
08:52 AM
Donors Use Bitcoin for Tax Benefits and to Keep Tabs on Spending
The I.R.S. has ruled that some currencies like Bitcoin are an asset and subject to capital gains; donors can also see how the charity spends the money. (BTC )
02:11 AM
New Virtual Currencies Hit Barriers in U.S. and 2 Other Nations
The authorities in the United States, South Korea and Switzerland all took steps to cool down the market for so-called initial coin offerings.
04:46 PM
Digital Currencies Are Growing on Faltering Foundations
Bitcoin, Ether and their rivals are gaining popularity. But the exchanges where they trade have serious weaknesses that need to be fixed. (BTC )
02:56 PM
What Jamie Dimon Is Missing About Bitcoin
JPMorgan Chases chief executive may be pessimistic about the worth of digital currencies. But an investor says, he isnt seeing the full picture. (BTC )
02:16 AM
Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge.
Dogecoin was meant to poke fun at the hype around virtual currency. But now, its creator says, Dogecoin illustrates the risks. (DOGE )
02:15 PM
China Bitcoin Exchange to Stop Trading Virtual Currencies Amid Crackdown
The announcement by BTC China Exchange raises the specter of other exchanges shutting down Bitcoin trading in the coming weeks. (BTC )
09:30 AM
In Chinas Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune
One of the largest sources of Bitcoin can be found in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, despite Chinese skepticism over its potential for risk. (BTC )
06:01 AM
Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency
So-called phone porting attacks are exposing a vulnerability that could be exploited against anybody with valuable emails or other digital files.
02:46 PM
Bitcoin Price Surges After Agreement on Software Update
The price of a single Bitcoin has risen nearly 50 percent since the end of July, taking the value of all Bitcoins in existence above $70 billion. (BTC )
01:01 PM
Hackers Demand Millions in Bitcoin for Stolen HBO Files
Using the name Mr. Smith, the hackers released a fresh cache of data online, including Game of Thrones scripts and internal documents, and promised to upload more. (BTC )
07:45 PM
Countering West Coast Pull, by Helping Finance Start-Ups Sell in New York
The FinTech Innovation Lab, a New York business-backed program, has been working to help financial-services start-ups sell their services in New York.
12:46 PM
The Accounting Tack That Makes PayPals Numbers Look So Good
The digital payment giant doesnt count the stock grants it gives to employees as an expense. This makes its earnings look prettier to Wall Street.
10:30 AM
Jurors to Decide in Shkreli Trial: Were Desperate Gambits Criminal?
In 2012, Martin Shkreli and his pharmaceutical company Retrophin faced losing everything. A jury will consider if his responses amounted to fraud. (GAM )
11:31 AM
Bitcoin Exchange Was a Nexus of Crime, Indictment Says
Alexander Vinnik, of Russia, was accused of being the mastermind behind a black market Bitcoin exchange, which helped launder billions of dollars. (BTC )
09:15 PM
S.E.C. Issues Warning on Initial Coin Offerings
The agency said that at least some virtual currencies being sold to investors should be categorized as securities and needed to follow federal laws.
07:01 PM
Some Bitcoin Backers Are Defecting to Create a Rival Currency
Bitcoin Cash, to be available Aug. 1, sprang from a feud over how to govern a decentralized, open-source technology with no one set of leaders or owners. (BTC )
04:01 PM
Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering
Programmers are selling digital currencies redeemable for services that do not exist. Where some see a financing revolution, others see trouble.
06:15 PM
Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment.
Ethereum, a digital currency network that is winning over tech geeks and big companies, may soon surpass Bitcoin, its inspiration. Or it may fizzle. (BTC , ETH )
12:16 PM
Goldman Sachs Sees Big Potential for Fintech in Brazil
A new report estimates that the more than 200 financial technology companies in Brazil could generate $24 billion in revenue over the next 10 years.
11:16 AM
All About Bitcoin, the Mysterious Digital Currency
What is Bitcoin and where did it come from? Here is information about the electronic currency that hackers behind the global ransomware attack are demanding. (BTC )
11:01 AM
Cyberattack in U.K. Hits 16 Health Institutions
The ransomware attack asking for $300 in Bitcoin harmed computer and phone systems, and some emergency care was rerouted, officials said. (BTC )
09:16 AM
For Goldman, the Fintech Revolution Cant Come Soon Enough
Only a tax break spared the Wall Street firm a dreary first quarter. Its young online banking unit, Marcus, is growing fast, however.
01:00 PM
S.E.C. Rejects Winklevoss Brothers Bid to Create Bitcoin E.T.F.
The price of Bitcoin tumbled after the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the brothers application for an exchange-traded fund. (BTC )
09:00 AM
Winkelvoss Brothers Bid to Create a Bitcoin E.T.F. Is Rejected
The price of Bitcoin tumbled after the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the brothers application for an exchange-traded fund. (BTC )
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