• Meet Monero, the Currency Dark Net Dealers Hope Is More Anonymous Than Bitcoin

    Meet Monero, the Currency Dark Net Dealers Hope Is More Anonymous Than

    motherboard.vice.com 23 Aug '16, 3pm

    Not even bitcoin is anonymous enough for some criminals on the dark net. For years, the cryptocurrency has been the payment method of choice for people buying and selling drugs and other illegal items on the dark net. But it presents a double bind: bitcoin is pseudonymous, allowing fo...

  • Was a Bizarre $600K Bitcoin Lottery Really a Marriage Proposal?

    Was a Bizarre $600K Bitcoin Lottery Really a Marriage Proposal?

    motherboard.vice.com 16 Aug '16, 11am

    An 18-year-old Redditor, a mysterious benefactor, a marriage proposal, and a $600,000 cryptocurrency lottery: these are the ingredients for a strange story, even by the usual standards of the bizarro identity games that plague bitcoin. Two weeks ago, a Reddit user pretending to be the...

  • Hackers ask for 1 million Bitcoin to release cyber weapons stolen from NSA linked group behind STUXNET

    Hackers Say They Hacked NSA-Linked Group, Want 1 Million Bitcoins to Share More

    motherboard.vice.com 15 Aug '16, 4pm

    A mysterious hacker or hackers going by the name “The Shadow Brokers ” claims to have hacked a group linked to the NSA and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools. In a bizarre twist, the hackers are also asking for 1 million bitcoin (around $568 million) in an auction to release more fil...

  • This Open Source Tool Can Map Out Bitcoin Payments - Motherboard

    This Open Source Tool Can Map Out Bitcoin Payments

    motherboard.vice.com 18 Jul '16, 4pm

    Bitcoin is not anonymous. Anyone who has followed the dark web or the continuing regulation of the cryptocurrency should be familiar with that idea. If someone manages to link a real identity to a wallet—something that we’ve seen is possible—they can then follow other transactions aro...

  • Company Says At Least $20K Stolen In App Store Scam

    motherboard.vice.com 08 Aug '16, 6pm

    Apps that appear legitimate but are actually scams set up to steal customers’ money are proliferating across Apple’s App Store, and the company is moving quickly to remove them before it turns into a PR disaster. Apple is infamous for its iron-fisted control over which apps are made a...

  • Bitcoin Is Not Currency, According to Jewish Law - Motherboard

    Is Not Currency, According to Jewish Law

    motherboard.vice.com 31 Jul '16, 5pm

    As if the concept of bitcoin didn't already have some of us scratching our heads, now it turns out that according to Jewish law, it's not even kosher currency. That is, if you're an Orthodox Jew adhering to religious law, bitcoin isn't considered currency at all. When the Torah, or Je...

  • Why Ethereum Succeeded Where Bitcoin Failed

    Why Ethereum Succeeded Where Bitcoin Failed

    motherboard.vice.com 21 Jul '16, 7pm

    Imagine that tomorrow you wake up and discover that you’ve been taken for all you’re worth by an anonymous hacker. The thief has managed to steal everything that belonged to you and a good deal of others—$56 million worth of a new virtual currency that you’ve invested in, to be exact....

  • 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...

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