• The Man Behind Bitcoin's $4.5 Million Ponzi Scheme Earns Lenient Sentence

    The Man Behind Bitcoin's $4.5 Million Ponzi Scheme Earns Lenient Sentence

    motherboard.vice.com 25 Jul '16, 9am

    Trendon Shavers, a 33 year old Texas man, was sentenced by Manhattan federal court by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan for his “High Yield Investment Program” called Bitcoin Savings & Trust. In addition to the prison sentence, the judge also ordered him to repay $1.23 million to 48 investors. Ju...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Why Is This Robot Wearing Sneakers? | Motherboard

    Why Is This Robot Wearing Sneakers?

    motherboard.vice.com 12 Jul '16, 5pm

    <span class="redactor-invisible-space"></span> Why's that robot wearing sneakers, you ask? Because it has human-like feet. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say DURUS, the sneakerbot they crea...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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