• GE is reinventing NASA moon shoes to make space-inspired sneakers

    NASA's iconic moon boots are now a sick pair of sneakers you can buy

    theverge.com 16 Jul '14, 6pm

    100 pairs of the shoes will be available for sale online on Sunday at 4:18PM ET — the same time as the moon landing. GE, which was one of the many companies and agencies that provided designs for the original launch, is stressing the materials used in the sneakers to make them stand o...

  • Two men and their quest to make Bitcoin truly untraceable

    Two men and their quest to make Bitcoin truly untraceable

    theverge.com 12 Jul '14, 6pm

    For some, Bitcoin doesn't go far enough towards truly unregulated, untraceable currency. Cody Wilson, the man behind the world's first lethal 3D-printed gun , and Amir Taaki, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, are the two crytpo-anarchists leading the effort to build software that hopes to make ...

  • Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

    Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

    theverge.com 18 Jul '14, 3pm

    Infrared and radar images showed a crack separating B-31 cracked from the rest of Antarctica in July of this year, but the ice has only recently started moving away from the coast. The new iceberg is set to remain in Pine Island Bay for now, but if the bay clears of ice by the annual ...

  • Judge in Silk Road criminal case says Bitcoin is as good as money

    Judge in Silk Road criminal case says Bitcoin is as good as money

    theverge.com 10 Jul '14, 1am

    The New York district judge presiding over the criminal case against Ross Ulbricht , the alleged creator of underground online drug market Silk Road, has decreed that cryptocurrency Bitcoin is functionally the same thing as real money. Ulbricht had argued that he could not be charged ...

  • California bill legalizes alternative currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin

    California bill legalizes alternative currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin

    theverge.com 29 Jun '14, 5pm

    The bill applies to points systems like Amazon Coins or Starbucks Stars, but also to new currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin. "In an era of evolving payment methods, from Amazon Coins to Starbucks Stars, it is impractical to ignore the growing use of cash alternatives," said State As...

  • Newegg now accepts bitcoin

    Newegg now accepts bitcoin

    theverge.com 01 Jul '14, 2pm

    Newegg, the online electronics retailer beloved by geeks, on Tuesday announced it would begin accepting purchases made with bitcoin. Newegg is turning to the bitcoin payment processor Bitpay to handle orders paid with the virtual currency. Claiming that Newegg's customers were among s...

  • Alleged Silk Road owner says he can't be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn't money

    Alleged Silk Road owner says he can't be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn't money

    theverge.com 01 Apr '14, 6pm

    Ross Ulbricht, who stands accused of running the Silk Road black market under the name "Dread Pirate Roberts," says that new federal bitcoin laws make the charges against him invalid. In a filing over the weekend, Ulbricht's lawyers defended him against charges of hacking, narcotics t...

  • The coin prince: inside Bitcoin's first big money-laundering scandal

    coin prince: inside Bitcoin's first big money-laundering scandal

    theverge.com 04 Feb '14, 3pm

    Shrem is 5 feet 5 inches tall, full-bearded, and high-energy. He’s the kind of guy who likes to party and loves to organize events, but also goes to his parents’ house every Friday night for dinner. He started investing in Bitcoin as a senior at Brooklyn College, buying "many thousand...

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