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  • Two reasons Bitcoin just surged past $4,000

    arstechnica.com 14 Aug '17, 3pm

    Policy — Two reasons Bitcoin just surged past $4,000 The virtual currency has risen 300-fold over the last five years. Timothy B. Lee - Aug 14, 2017 3:52 pm UTC Enlarge / Bitcoin has risen 300-fold in five years. Bitcoin Charts reader comments 139 Share this story The virtual currency...

  • WannaCry operator empties Bitcoin wallets connected to ransomware

    arstechnica.com 03 Aug '17, 2pm

    Enlarge Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 30 Share this story Whoever was behind the WannaCry cryptoransomware worm that ravaged networks worldwide in May has finally collected the ransom paid by some of the worm's victims. The value of bitcoins had grown to about $140,000...

  • Why the Bitcoin network just split in half and why it matters

    arstechnica.com 02 Aug '17, 2pm

    Enlarge Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 121 Share this story On Tuesday, a faction of the Bitcoin community launched an audacious experiment: a new version of Bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash that's incompatible with the standard version. As a result, the Bitcoin network spli...

  • Officials arrest suspect in $4 billion Bitcoin money laundering scheme

    arstechnica.com 26 Jul '17, 2pm

    reader comments 35 Share this story Police in Greece have arrested a man wanted in the United States for allegedly running a massive Bitcoin-based money laundering operation, according to the Associated Press . Authorities say the 38-year-old Russian man was responsible for converting...

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    A new deal could end Bitcoin’s long-running civil war |

    arstechnica.com 25 Jul '17, 3pm

    reader comments 61 Share this story The price of Bitcoin surged late last week as it became clear that a proposal to expand the Bitcoin network's capacity had the support it needed to go into effect. Supporters of the proposal hope that it will put an end to a two-year-old feud that h...

  • Price of Bitcoin breaks records at $2,400

    If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth $35M | Ars

    arstechnica.com 24 May '17, 7pm

    mo bitcoins mo problems — If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth $35M Price of Bitcoin has doubled in 2017, and other currencies have jumped even more. Joe Mullin - May 24, 2017 7:32 pm UTC Enlarge Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 35 Share ...

  • Adidas wants to sell 100,000 3-D printed sneakers

    Adidas wants to sell 100,000 3-D printed sneakers

    arstechnica.com 07 Apr '17, 11pm

    Ministry of Innovation — Adidas wants to sell 100,000 3-D printed sneakers A personalized shoe that can “adjust the strength, durability, and the shape.” Joe Mullin - Apr 7, 2017 11:34 pm UTC Enlarge Adidas reader comments 4 Share this story German shoemaker Adidas will begin mass-pro...

  • WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues |

    arstechnica.com 16 May '17, 6pm

    National Security Agency exploit-powered ransomware worm that began spreading worldwide on Friday, had reportedly affected hundreds of thousands of computers before the weekend, but the malware had only brought in about $20,000 in ransom payments. However, as the world returned to the...

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