Bitcoin crashes to new 2018 low as crypto market continues nosedive

Bitcoin plunged more than 12 percent on Friday, falling below $ 3,400, its lowest point in over a year. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is worth six times less than it was last December, when it traded at $ 20,000. Bitcoin traded at around $ 3,389 as of 9:30am GMT on Friday, falling around 12.2 […]

Police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app

Enlarge (credit: Brian Smithson / Flickr) Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted more than 258,000 messages sent using IronChat, an app billed as providing end-to-end encryption that was endorsed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In a statement published Tuesday, Dutch police said officers achieved a “breakthrough in the interception and decryption of […]

Winklevoss twins claim famed crypto evangelist stole 5,000 bitcoins from them

Enlarge / (L-R) Nathaniel Popper and Charlie Shrem attend Tribeca Talks: After The Movie: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival) Two of the world’s most famous bitcoin […]

Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys

Enlarge (credit: Intel) Over the past 11 months, the processors running our computers, and in some cases phones, have succumbed to a host of attacks. Bearing names such as Meltdown and Spectre, BranchScope, TLBleed, and Foreshadow, the exploits threaten to siphon some of our most sensitive secrets—say passwords or cryptographic keys—out of the silicon microarchitecture […]

The crypto world is going wild for ‘stablecoins’ — here’s everything you need to know about them

‘Stablecoins’ are the hottest thing in crypto right now, with over 50 projects in development. A ‘stablecoin’ is a cryptocurrency that’s price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar. Here’s a guide to what they’re used for, how they work, and why people are excited about them. LONDON — The latest […]

A member of Congress dipped her toes into crypto — and likely took a big hit

AP/J. Scott Applewhite US Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii bought ethereum and litecoin in December 2017, a financial filing shows  Even if the Democrat bought the coins at their lowest prices of the month, she would still be well in the red today. Watch  ethereum and litecoin trade in real time here. Tulsi Gabbard could be […]

Kim Dotcom says dump 'worthless' dollar in favor of gold & crypto as US debt spirals out of control

Controversial internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has called for the ditching of the US dollar, which, he says, is doomed to depreciation, and investing into gold and cryptocurrencies. The huge US debt will destroy the American economy and lead to a global economic collapse, which is just around the corner, the founder of the now defunct […]

MIT crypto system shares police data without wrecking investigations

Law enforcement routinely secures orders requiring that tech companies hand over data, but the targets of those requests don’t always know if they’ve been under the microscope — especially if there were never charges in the first place. MIT’s CSAIL may have a way to hold officers more accountable for those decisions. Its researchers are […]

Game development goes crypto: What should investors know about it?

SPONSORED: Presented by Top Games Blockchain technology has already influenced all spheres of the online gaming world: it has tokenized virtual assets, improved payment and betting services, as well as achieved numerous breakthroughs for new game types. The blockchain-based gaming industry is still exploding with growth. By creating such liquid eco…Read More