• What you need to know about Bitcoin

    theverge.com 07 Jul '15, 4pm

    Will bitcoin make me rich? That was my first question about Bitcoin when I heard the term years ago. I didn't know a thing about cryptocurrency, or why or how a bitcoin might be used, but it sounded like an internet gold rush. I never invested in bitcoin, and that may have been the ri...

  • shy college student who helped build Bitcoin into a global phenomenon

    theverge.com 10 Jun '15, 1pm

    These days the technology known as Bitcoin is a hot topic among the digerati of Silicon Valley and barons of Wall Street. But years before Bitcoin was a global phenomenon and the subject of financial speculation, it was a piece of open-source software that was struggling to attract mo...

  • Apple Watch is no harder to steal than a Rolex, but it should be

    theverge.com 14 May '15, 3pm

    The Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches are no easier or more difficult to steal than other watches. Do prized Rolexes or Tag Hauer watches come with anti-theft measures built in? Of course not. But long before tech companies were mandated to do so by law, Apple put its foot dow...

  • uTorrent's latest update installs a cryptocurrency miner

    theverge.com 06 Mar '15, 3pm

    Bitcoin miners are a common way for botnet owners and other online criminals to make a profit off of compromised machines, leaving users to bear the cost of the excess computing power. As a result, bundling a bitcoin miner as part of an update is a somewhat slimy move, particularly fo...

  • Looking for a $10,000 luxury watch? Don't buy the Apple Watch Edition

    theverge.com 09 Mar '15, 10pm

    At today’s Apple Watch announcement we learned just what it can do and how much it will cost. Comparisons between "smart" watches (about which I write maybe one-and-one-fourth days of the year) and traditional mechanical watches (about which I write some 364 days of the year) have bee...

  • Two federal agents have been charged with stealing money from the Silk Road

    theverge.com 30 Mar '15, 4pm

    of stealing money from the Silk Road, an online drug marketplace that was taken down by federal warrant more than a year ago. Hailing from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Secret Service respectively, Carl Mark Force and Shaun Bridges were both involved in undercover operations that bu...

  • Charges say crooked feds used Bitcoin as a license to steal

    theverge.com 31 Mar '15, 5pm

    Yesterday, the bitcoin world got some shocking news. Two undercover agents are being charged with a massive corruption scheme as part of their work investigating the Silk Road. While they were working to catch the Dread Pirate Roberts, they were also funneling thousands of bitcoin int...

  • Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin to buy Xbox games and Windows apps

    theverge.com 11 Dec '14, 9am

    Microsoft is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment option to download digital content. The software maker quietly started supporting the digital currency earlier this week, months after adding a Bitcoin currency converter to its Bing search engine . Bitcoin can be used to fund a Microsof...

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