Could Monero Become Bitcoin’s Anonymizing ‘Appcoin’?

Monero’s stratospheric rise in value, darknet market acceptance and positive outlook mean this year could see it become Bitcoin’s de facto ‘appcoin.’

Will Global Cash Woes Boost Bitcoin’s Use?

Fiat money has long been the dominant form of exchange for goods and services.

Here’s Another Disgraceful Way Wells Fargo Took Advantage Of Its Customers

Former Wells Fargo employees in the Los Angeles region say the bank had another way of chiseling clients: Improperly charging them to extend their promised interest rate when their mortgage paperwork was delayed. The employees say the delays were usually the bank's fault but that management forced them to blame the customers.

$35,000 Bitcoin Ransom Attack On St. Louis Public Library Falls Flat

Ransomware authors may take a lesson from the current situation in the St. Louis Public Library system, which is currently on complete lockdown due to an attack that was discovered last Thursday. The authors demanded $35,000 to decrypt the system, which is vital for the operation of the library and includes such things as who currently has which book and the public Internet service.

Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year

The currency with the fifth-highest Bitcoin trading volume today is the South Korean Won, already surpassing some larger financial centers such as the UK, Russia, and Indonesia.

Is The IRS Justified In Demanding Information On Millions Of Bitcoin Users?

Since its beginnings eight years ago, bitcoin was seen as a way to spend digital money while enjoying many of the features of cash, including, to some extent, privacy.

Irish Law Enforcement Calls Darknet Drug Trafficking an “Overwhelming Challenge”

Law enforcement across the world in 2016 struggled to stay ahead of crime on the internet.

Kim Dotcom’s Bitcache Backs Out of Merge Over “Intrusive Complexities”

Kim Dotcom took to Twitter, where he has the eyes of some half a million people, to explain that there was a snag in the recent planned launch of Bitcache and Megaupload2, the Bitcoin enhancement layer (allowing for tiny, automated transactions) and the incentivized file sharing platform that intends to use it.

Bitcoin Uncertainty: China Unveils Five-year Financial Regulation Plan

For the time being, it remains unclear what this announcement means for bitcoin.

Western Union Settlement: A Cautionary Tale for Bitcoin Money Transmitters

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Increases by 16.64%

The bitcoin mining difficulty has undergone another major change. It seems the difficulty continues to increase by a higher percentage over the past few months.

Can Bitcoin Be Used As a Hedge Against Uncertainty Towards the World’s Fiat Economy?

Bitcoin’s Network Hash Rate Has Doubled Since October

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty increased by 16.6 percent over the weekend, signaling that the network’s overall hash rate has also increased by a similar amount over the past two weeks. The network’s total estimated hash rate has essentially doubled since the middle of October. A large chunk of this increase has taken place over the past month, where the hash rate has increased by more than 50 percent.

Bitcoin Featured on China’s “Most Influential” TV Show

Mozilla Foundation: Bitcoin’s Technology Bolsters Internet Health

In its Internet Health Report 2017, the Mozilla Foundation points towards a more transparent and decentralized internet, in which the Bitcoin’s underlying technology the Blockchain will play a significant part.

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