• Mr. Robot Hack Report: Bitcoin burglary and self-destructing hardware

    theverge.com 21 Jul '16, 3am

    Mr. Robot is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode without at least one digita...

  • Bitcoin value surges as British pound tanks on Brexit

    theverge.com 24 Jun '16, 9am

    That's still far off the two-year high of $719 from earlier this month, but the volatile currency appears to be spiking thanks to Brexit. The price of bitcoin has been fluctuating wildly recently, due to a number of factors. Earlier this week, Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex...

  • How an experimental cryptocurrency lost (and found) $53 million

    How an experimental cryptocurrency lost (and found) $53 million

    theverge.com 17 Jun '16, 7pm

    To understand how this could have happened, it’s necessary to know a little bit about how Ethereum works. The system is built on the same blockchain that powers Bitcoin, a system for holding and spending money based on cryptography rather than traditional intermediaries like banks and...

  • After Krispy Kreme and Starbucks, what food chain-themed shoes should Nike make next?

    theverge.com 23 May '16, 2pm

    Now, the logical conclusion of Nike's foray into breakfast: the Starbucks-themed SB Dunk Low Premium . No one is calling this an official partnership between Nike and Starbucks, but it might as well be, considering the signature green highlights paired with rich, coffee-colored canvas...

  • You can now buy games on Steam using Bitcoin

    theverge.com 28 Apr '16, 10am

    Valve has partnered with Bitcoin payment service Bitpay to bring everyone's favorite cryptocurrency to games platform Steam. Bitpay says it was approached by the company because it wanted to internationalize its operation, making it easier for Steam users in emerging markets to to buy...

  • Supposed Bitcoin founder says 'goodbye' after presenting fake evidence

    Supposed Bitcoin founder says 'goodbye' after presenting fake evidence

    theverge.com 05 May '16, 2pm

    Craig Steven Wright, the man claiming to be mysterious Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, is abruptly withdrawing from public life . Wright posted today that he would offer no more evidence to prove his identity, just days after he publicly claimed the Satoshi mantle in a series of coo...

  • The latest Bitcoin inventor claims don't add up

    latest Bitcoin inventor claims don't add up

    theverge.com 02 May '16, 3pm

    Bitcoin is based on a simple idea: all you need is math. It’s the same idea that fueled the cypherpunks and forged large parts of the web. If you get the math right, you can trust it, and then you don’t need to trust authorities or institutions. Over time, those authorities will withe...

  • After Singapore taxes Model S for ‘emissions,’ Tesla works to clear the air: A customer

    After Singapore taxes Model S for ‘emissions,’ Tesla works to clear the air | The

    theverge.com 11 Mar '16, 5pm

    A customer who tried to import his Tesla Model S to Singapore was surprised when the idiosyncratic city-state slapped him with a tax of around $11,000 , rather than a tax rebate of around the same amount. The reason was even more surprising: because it polluted too much. Singapore tax...

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