• 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...

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    Adidas’ limited edition sneakers are made from recycled ocean waste |

    theverge.com 08 Jun '16, 9am

    Last year, Adidas unveiled a prototype 3D-printed sneaker made from recycled plastic ocean waste. The design was a collaboration with Parley for the Oceans , an organization that raises awareness about the environmental destruction of the oceans. Now, Adidas and Parley have launched a...

  • 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...

  • Craig Wright claims he is the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor

    Craig Wright claims he is the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor

    theverge.com 02 May '16, 7am

    suspected of being the inventor of Bitcoin , has today come out and publicly claimed that he is indeed responsible for the cryptocurrency. The BBC reports that Wright "has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin's creator" and that promin...

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