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Coinbase CEO: ‘Please invest responsibly’

In a Medium post, the CEO of Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges out there, is urging users to be responsible about their investments. "We also wanted to remind customers of som

What the hell is happening to cryptocurrency valuations?

The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies just surpassed $100 billion. The vast majority of these gains have come in just the last few months -- on April 1st the total market cap was just over $2

Bitcoin booster Pantera Capital stays the course, targeting a new $25 million fund

The digital currency bitcoin began 2017 with a bang, soaring to its highest level in more than three years to reach $1,150 — a record high. Since then, its price has fallen more than 30 percent

Blockchain is empowering the future of insurance

Every segment of insurance is under competition by entrepreneurs touting new ways to underprice risk, creating new types of premiums and servicing consumers in a tightly regulated on-demand economy. W

How blockchain can change the music industry

Since the 1999 launch of Napster's music-sharing platform, the music industry has been in near-constant turmoil, with dipping revenues, lack of transparency, piracy problems and feuds over the fair di

Unpicking the Gordian knot around blockchain patents

As of June 22, 2016, there were 492 published patent families directed to the theme of blockchain and 192 relating to bitcoin. Patent applications filed over the last 18 months are not in these statis

A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possibly DAO wrong?

It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN -- and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it's Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it's been the hit of the last half-decade in extreme-nerd, get-rich-quic

Boom, bubble or bust for fintech?

The term “fintech” has become all the rage; investors and media can’t stop talking about it. Many people also have been talking about the “bubble” in the tech industry, but could there be a

IoT and the development of a circular economy

Few topics receive greater hype in the media today than the Internet of Things (IoT), and still a report produced by McKinsey & Co. last summer argued that the potential impact of IoT technologies

Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies

Immense hype surrounds virtual currencies and distributed ledgers these days. Maybe this is inevitable if you combine an inscrutable, cutting-edge technology, its enigmatic origins, and a flow of $1 b

Why Latin American economies are turning to bitcoin

The economic prospects for Latin America in 2016 are grim. With political instability in some of the region's largest economies, as well as a general slump in prices in oil and other commodities, busi

Unlocking blockchain for the underbanked

As 2015 came to a close and the new year began, many thought leaders in the financial technology space made their predictions on the trends and innovations that will get us excited in 2016. One of the

What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold

Today we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, the definiti

U.S. Government Is Turning Seized Silk Road Bitcoins Into Cash

As I noted in January, the U.S. government is quite interested in getting out of the Bitcoin business and has, thus far, been working hard to convert seized bitcoin to actual cash, a move that could a

Humint Proposes A Way To Recover The Lost Treasures Of Mt. Gox

Like the King Solomon's Lost Mines or the treasures of the Spanish Main, the 750,000BTC lost in the Mt. Gox implosion isn't gone - it's just really, really hard to get back. The solution, then, is a s

Bitfash Converts Your Bitcoins Into Fashion From Top Brands

Is your Bitcoin stash burning a hole in your digital wallet? <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bitfash.com">Bitfash</a> is a new startup that wants to help you spend your bitcoins on clothing from t

Bitcoin Miners Are Racking Up $150,000 A Day In Power Consumption Alone

There's a gold rush going on these days, or a Bitcoin rush, at least. Driven by the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/11/bitcoin/">recent swings in the value of a Bitcoin</a>, more and more

How To Mine Bitcoins

Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – is the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going

Bitcoin And The End Of Money

A commentator on Bloomberg, Princeton student <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/esoltas">Evan Soltas</a>, writes that Bitcoin is an "existential threat to the modern liberal state," a line

The Business Of Bitcoin: Entrepreneurs See Opportunities In Alternative Currencies

After some <a HREF="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/10/111010fa_fact_davis">prominent press</a> (and some prominent <a HREF="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bitcoin-is-the-latest-alternate