• Bitcoin Might Make Tax Havens Obsolete - Motherboard

    Might Make Tax Havens Obsolete

    motherboard.vice.com 22 Jun '16, 7pm

    For tax evaders stunned by the leak of the "Panama Papers " maintained by the international law firm Mossack Fonseca, bitcoin could be the next big thing. Even as governments around the world have begun cooperating to nab suspected tax cheats, virtual bitcoin wallets filled with the c...

  • Ethereum Might Betray the Blockchain to Recover From a $56M Hack

    Ethereum Might Betray the Blockchain to Recover From a $56M Hack

    motherboard.vice.com 17 Jun '16, 8pm

    Bitcoin rival Ethereum, which has been called the ‘World Computer’ because of its dual function as a currency and a coding platform, is thought by many to be the next evolution in digital financial systems. The system has grown quickly , and gained millions of dollars in support from ...

  • Blockchain of Love: Someone Proposed Using Bitcoin

    Blockchain of Love: Someone Proposed Using

    motherboard.vice.com 14 Jun '16, 3pm

    The only thing more uncomfortable for friends and close relations than filming your marriage proposal and putting it online is being really, really into bitcoin. On Tuesday, somebody decided to go all-in on both of these modern horrors and became the latest person to propose using the...

  • TV journalists try to buy an AK-47 on the dark web. Pay $800 worth of bitcoin. Nothing arrives lol

    TV Journalists Try Buying AK-47 on Dark Web, Fail

    motherboard.vice.com 20 May '16, 6pm

    A common perception of the dark web is that it's a one-click shop for sourcing pistols, rifles or other weapons. But, as one TV crew found out, it’s just not that easy. Producers from German channel ARD lost around $800 worth of bitcoin when they tried to buy an AK-47 assault rifle on...

  • The Story of the 'Accidental' $137K Bitcoin Payment Just Got Very Strange - Motherboard

    Someone Tried to Pay $5 in Bitcoin, Sent $137K Instead

    motherboard.vice.com 26 Apr '16, 10pm

    There are bad days, and then there are days when you accidentally send $137,000 worth of bitcoin to somebody with no way to retrieve it. This is apparently what happened to some unlucky person on Tuesday. A Twitter user spotted that somebody sent a bitcoin transaction amounting to rou...

  • Bitcoin's 'New Normal' Is Slow and Frustrating - Motherboard

    ‘New Normal’ Is Slow and Frustrating | Motherboard

    motherboard.vice.com 29 Feb '16, 9pm

    On Monday, bitcoin users were up in arms about their transactions taking a long time to be processed by the network, potentially foreshadowing dark, deeply annoying times for the cryptocurrency. In the past, network slowdowns were the work of hackers or other malicious actors . But th...

  • Bitcoin Could Consume as Much Electricity as Denmark by 2020

    Could Consume as Much Electricity as Denmark by 2020

    motherboard.vice.com 29 Mar '16, 4pm

    Though these trend lines give us a hint of the future to come, they are only based on the efficiency of new mining hardware, and as such don’t represent the efficiency of the current bitcoin network, which still partially depends on the calculation power of older, less efficient minin...

  • Bitcoin is too libertarian to save the developing world, UN paper says

    Is Too Libertarian to Save the Developing World, Says UN Paper

    motherboard.vice.com 11 Feb '16, 7pm

    For Bitcoin evangelists, every economic disaster is also an opportunity to, well, promote Bitcoin. From Greece to South Africa , Bitcoin has been vaunted as a technology with world-saving power, either by replacing a broken money system wholesale or just making it easier for people li...