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  • The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 15 Dec '17, 2am

    FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively killed the internet as we know it...

  • Bitcoin philanthropist sets up $85M investment fund to support charities

    Bitcoin philanthropist sets up $85M investment fund to support charities

    thenextweb.com 14 Dec '17, 11am

    We have all heard the rags to riches success stories that often circulate within the cryptocurrency community, but not like this. Instead of splurging out on luxurious cars and houses, one early Bitcoin adopter is using the wealth he accumulated to set up an $85 million investment fun...

  • Revolut now lets you cheaply trade Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum

    Revolut now lets you cheaply trade Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum

    thenextweb.com 06 Dec '17, 2pm

    UK banking startup Revolut has entered the cryptocurrency space. The challenger bank just announced it will let customers buy, trade, and exchange three major cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin , Litecoin, and Ether — in a range of major fiat currencies. Trades and purchases take place within...

  • Bitcoin blasts past $12,000 for the first time

    Bitcoin blasts past $12,000 for the first time

    thenextweb.com 06 Dec '17, 4am

    Perhaps even more notable is that CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index shows that the cryptocurrency’s market capitalization – the valuation of all Bitcoins in circulation – has now crossed $200 billion for the first time ever. That should certainly put a smile on the Winklevoss twins’ iden...

  • Bitcoin heads to Wall Street as CBOE launches futures

    Bitcoin heads to Wall Street as CBOE launches futures

    thenextweb.com 11 Dec '17, 7am

    Bitcoin finally arrived on Wall Street with the launch of the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) futures for the cryptocurrency on Sunday. Within hours of the exchange kicking off trading for Bitcoin futures at 6PM ET, they soared by 25 percent – triggering a five-minute trading ...

  • Bitcoin exchange NiceHash robbed of $64 million from its wallet

    Bitcoin exchange NiceHash robbed of $64 million from its wallet

    thenextweb.com 07 Dec '17, 5am

    As the value of Bitcoin soars, it also turns holders of large volumes of the currency into prime targets for thieves. That’s what appears to have done in NiceHash , a Slovenia-based Bitcoin exchange that claims its cryptocurrency wallet has been cleared out of $64 million worth of BTC...

  • The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 28 Nov '17, 1am

    FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively killed the internet as we know it...

  • Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity than 20+ European countries

    thenextweb.com 23 Nov '17, 12pm

    As Bitcoin continues its stride towards mainstream adoption, it turns out that its surging price rates are not the only thing experiencing a sudden increase. New research indicates that the popular cryptocurrency now consumes more electricity than more than 20 countries in Europe. Res...

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