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  • Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million

    Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million

    arstechnica.com 15 Dec '17, 9am

    cha-ching — Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million Authorities seized 513 BTC and 512 BCH from a suspected Dark Web dealer. Cyrus Farivar - Dec 15, 2017 9:00 am UTC Enlarge Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images News reader comments 44 Share this story Furth...

  • Bitcoin's insane energy consumption, explained

    Bitcoin’s insane energy consumption, explained |

    arstechnica.com 06 Dec '17, 1pm

    reader comments 172 Share this story The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is consuming power at an annual rate of 32TWh—about as much as Denmark. By the site's cal...

  • Bitcoin fees are skyrocketing

    Bitcoin fees are skyrocketing

    arstechnica.com 11 Dec '17, 3pm

    Enlarge / Rising demand has caused Bitcoin's transaction fees to skyrocket. Timothy B. Lee, using data from Blockchain.info reader comments 183 Share this story The cost to complete a Bitcoin transaction has skyrocketed in recent days. A week ago, it cost around $6 on average to get a...

  • Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

    Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

    arstechnica.com 02 Dec '17, 12pm

    Policy — Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask What's a bitcoin? How do I get some? What's it good for? Ars explains the basics. Timothy B. Lee - Dec 2, 2017 11:50 am UTC No, these aren't actually bitcoins. fdecomite reader comments 32 Share this story Bitcoin's pri...

  • Bitcoin blows past $7,000, double its value in mid-September

    arstechnica.com 02 Nov '17, 3pm

    reader comments 89 Share this story Six weeks ago, it looked like Bitcoin's latest boom might be coming to an end. The virtual currency had been worth almost $5,000 in early September, but then Chinese regulators announced a harsh crackdown on China's Bitcoin economy. On September 15,...

  • Bitcoin Gold, the latest Bitcoin fork, explained

    Bitcoin Gold, the latest Bitcoin fork, explained

    arstechnica.com 13 Nov '17, 9pm

    reader comments 59 Share this story A new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Gold is now live on the Internet. It aims to correct what its backers see as a serious flaw in the design of the original Bitcoin. There are hundreds of cryptocurrencies on the Internet, and many of them are deriv...

  • Singapore is capping the number of private cars

    Singapore freezes private car ownership to fight congestion

    arstechnica.com 24 Oct '17, 4pm

    reader comments 52 Share this story Singapore is capping the number of private passenger cars allowed on its streets, the city's transportation regulator announced on Monday . Singapore is a city of 5.6 million people packed into an area smaller than New York City. Like any big city i...

  • Bitcoin compromise collapses, leaving future growth in doubt

    Bitcoin compromise collapses, leaving future growth in doubt

    arstechnica.com 09 Nov '17, 2pm

    Enlarge Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 110 Share this story A group of prominent developers and executives backing a plan to expand the capacity of the Bitcoin network threw in the towel on Wednesday. "It is clear that we have not built sufficient consensus...

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