• China is shutting down domestic Bitcoin exchanges

    theverge.com 11 Sep '17, 6pm

    China plans to shut down domestic Bitcoin exchanges, anonymous sources told The W all Street Journal today. The sources said that regulators weren’t giving a clear message on when the shutdown would occur. One regulator told an exchange that the decision had already been made, while a...

  • South Korea bans initial coin offerings

    theverge.com 29 Sep '17, 5pm

    South Korea said today that it plans to ban raising money through initial coin offerings (ICOs) for all cryptocurrencies, according to Reuters . The country’s Financial Services Commission said that all ICOs need to be banned because the trading of Bitcoin and other cryptocoins needs ...

  • A sketchy Satoshi has popped up to promote his new blockchain

    A sketchy Satoshi has popped up to promote his new blockchain

    theverge.com 25 Aug '17, 6pm

    Last night, The Verge and at least three other outlets received an email from someone claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of bitcoin. The email we received was brief and to the point: “I met with the SEC yesterday. I am ready to talk.” The individual declined to g...

  • Android Wear now belongs to fashion brands, not gadget nerds

    theverge.com 16 Aug '17, 1pm

    But if there’s one thing about fashion that’s different from tech, it’s that fashion trends are fickle, and while these brands are embracing Android Wear right now, it’s not guaranteed that they will forever, or even next season. The technology brands that Google partnered with back a...

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    Square founder Jack Dorsey says bitcoin and blockchain are the ‘next big unlock’ - The Verge

    theverge.com 11 Aug '17, 4pm

    If you’ve been hearing or reading a lot about blockchain but you still aren’t entirely certain how to define it, you’re not alone. It’s something that Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer and chairman of Square (and CEO of Twitter), describes as the “next big unlock,” something th...

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    This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication -

    theverge.com 18 Sep '17, 5pm

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice. A demonstration video posted by Positive Technologies (and first reported by Forbes ) shows how easy it is to hack into a bitcoi...

  • Bitcoin exchange chief arrested amid new questions about Mt Gox theft

    theverge.com 26 Jul '17, 6pm

    Greek police have arrested one of the central figures in the Bitcoin exchange BTC-e on suspicion of money laundering. Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik was arrested in Greece at the request of US law enforcement, according to a Reuters report . The BTC-e exchange has long been a favori...

  • Petya ransomware authors demand $250,000 in first public statement since the attack

    theverge.com 05 Jul '17, 4pm

    The group responsible for last week’s globe-spanning ransomware attack has made their first public statement. Motherboard first spotted the post , which was left on the Tor-only announcement service DeepPaste. In the message, the Petya authors offer the private encryption key used in ...