Litecoin In A Nutshell

Bitcoin and Litecoin are both open source, so no one can have the authority to control it. Another main reason it was created is because transactions were faster to clear, and cryptocurrency mining for Litecoin was faster than Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Halts Operations in Hawaii

Reputable Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has announced that it will be withdrawing its operations entirely from Hawaii following the instatement of a regulatory policy that...

Former Bitcoin Exchange CEO Facing Trial in Japan

The popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in the news for one reason or another over the past few months.The current hot topic is the...

Norway Prosecutors Demand Drug Dealers to Pay Penalty in Bitcoin

Since its outset back in 2009, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency has soldiered on through periods of volatility and uncertainty to become the most widely adopted...
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Snowden Leak Reveals NSA Worked to Track Bitcoin Users

The online world and its generous presence of web cognoscenti have long been paranoid about the legitimacy of Bitcoin privacy.The proponents of blockchain technologies...

Russia Proposes Jail Term For Bitcoin Users

Russia has been making a great deal of media headlines as the country continues to regulate the use of digital currencies. In fact, Russia’s Ministry...

Segwit2x: Necessity Or Another Attempt Of A Hostile Takeover?

Segwit2x, also called the New York agreement, is an accord between the whales in the world of Bitcoin.

NCB to Seize 500 Bitcoins from Drug Traffickers

Earlier this year, the Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), General RR Bhatnagar had revealed that the NCB had its eyes on what were considered two major darknet drug syndicates as they slowly worked their way to the top operatives in order to shut them down completely.

The Future Of Bitcoin And Will It Ever Fall?

Experts warn about a sudden Bitcoin crash which could leave the whole cryptocurrency in ruins, possibly never able to return.

Man Allegedly Behind $4 Billion Bitcoin Laundering Scheme, Charged

The Russian man who orchestrated a major money laundering operation involving Bitcoin has been arrested by the United States and Greek authorities.Earlier, a U.S....

Indian NCB Agent Accused of Stealing Seized Bitcoins

An investigator from India’s Narcotics Control Bureau has been arrested for stealing Bitcoin that were connected to a drug bust.According to the reports, an...

Ashley Madison Bitcoin Blackmail Gains Thousands Of Dollars

It was reported that blackmailers might have received thousands of dollars in bitcoin from people who did not want their identity to be revealed...

Over 100,000 Nigerian Merchants Are Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Despite its incredible price volatility, Bitcoin is still the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. China is where the largest volume of trade in Bitcoins happens, but Nigeria is catching up as consumers and businesses alike are adopting the cryptocurrency as a valuable tool to trade with.

Analysis: The Rise of Bitcoin and Cyber-Terrorists

The dark web is a fragment of the internet hosting mammoth numbers of domains that disguise the IP addresses of their host servers. The...

How to Buy Bitcoin with Debit or Credit Card [5 Steps]

Boosted with a myriad of codes so that they simulate monetary value, Bitcoins have been around for almost a decade now.Since the advent of...

Investors and Experts Raise Serious Alarm Amid Bitcoin’s Price Woes

Like any other financial industry, the crypto trade has received a lot of love and criticism in equal measure.It is, however, an undeniable fact...

Only About 800 Users Per Year Report Their Bitcoin Earnings

The IRS requested Coinbase to submit their customer records following only about 800 people per year declaring their Bitcoin profits.

Is Bitcoin The Answer To Australia’s Savings Tax?

In the modern day and age, we face taxes wherever we go. Your car is taxed, shopping is taxed, and extra taxes also exist...

Washington Lawmakers to Ban the Use of Bitcoin for Marijuana Sales

Washington State legislation is determining whether or not to prohibit local marijuana retailers from using and accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies after an amendment bill was put forward by Democratic State Senator Conway and Republican State Senator Rivers in January.

Arkansas Police Launch Program to Mine Bitcoin for Dark Web Investigations

Last year, there arose a problem in the cybercrimes unit at the Benton County Sherriff’s Office in Arkansas.Olin Rankin, an officer specialized in electronic...

South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, Loses $5 Million

After a major hack, South Korean bitcoin exchange firm Yapizon is working to recoup $5 million in losses to its users.

Bitcoin Becoming A Key Player In The Rise Of Russia’s Drug Trade

The Russian Federal Drug Control deems that Bitcoin poses a security threat to the nation, despite it being an even more preferred way of...

Man Used Bitcoin To Deal Guns

In a wave of darkweb illegal business crackdown, a 30 year old man in Michigan has been accused of a serious crime of using...

Largest Bitcoin Mixing Service Shuts Down

The news that, the Bitcoin mixing service website has been abruptly shut down, has been received with a mix of reactions.The website, arguably...

Iran to Replace US Dollar, Bitcoin Emerges as a Potential Alternative

The Iranian Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seif’s national television announcement on January 29th effectively rendered the US dollar worthless within the borders of the Middle Eastern oil power.

Danish Police Arrested Drug Dealers by Tracing Bitcoin Transactions

Bitcoin has always been an important cog in the workings of the deep web.Although it has also proved beneficial in legitimate transactions both on...

Employee Fined and Sentenced for Mining Bitcoin on a Fed-Owned Server

Berthaume, a Federal Reserve communications analyst, was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and fined $5,000 for Bitcoin mining on Federal servers.

How to Buy Bitcoin with Cash [11 easy steps]

Operating as a cryptocurrency, Bitcoin can be purchased with cash as well. Here are 11 easy steps on how to do so.

LocalBitcoins Seller Pleads Guilty to Charges

A Missouri man pleaded guilty for selling bitcoins illegally via the website after making transactions with undercover IRS agents.


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Top 5 Bitcoin Exchanges to Buy and Sell Bitcoins

With the value of Bitcoin rising drastically over the past year, it’s no wonder many people have developed a new found interest in the...

Gavin Andresen Now Regrets Getting Involved in the “Who Was Satoshi” Game

Back in May, the internet was abuzz with new information that purportedly named Craig Wright, an Australian academic, as the creator of the Bitcoin protocol who had hidden under the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto.

UK Businessman Accused of Scamming Bitcoin Investors

British businessman Renwick Haddow is in police custody after he was arrested and charged by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in connection...

Satoshi Denies He Is Craig Wright

Speculation has been rife over the years that Nakamoto is indeed not a 37 year old Japanese male, as has been represented in the past, but perhaps English as a first language speaker, or even a team of people behind the name.Satoshi Nakamoto was a key part of the steep incline and development of the Bitcoin currency up until mid-2010, where he (or they) handed over control of the source repository to others involved in the development cycle. Since Nakamoto retained control of over one million Bitcoins, this means that approximately $458 million USD is in his control.

Indian Students Involved in Drug Trafficking Using Bitcoin, Arrested

Two university students involved in a drug trafficking operation have been arrested after buying an LSD shipment worth over $100,000 using Bitcoin.

An Intro to Monero

After AlphaBay and Oasis announced that from now on they would be supporting the yet-to-be popular cryptocurrency Monero, /r/DarkNetMarkets subreddit and marketplace forums have been flooded with posts filled with different kinds of misinformation about the subject.

Send Bitcoins or Die: Hingham Residents Threatened

Anew ransom-based email scam received by two Hingham residents is demanding recipients to pay 0.5 Bitcoins, which is currently worth approximately $7,500, or else...

Ad Trackers on Online Stores can be used to De-Anonymize Bitcoin Transactions

Recently, a research report was published revealing that data collected by ad trackers in online stores can actually de-anonymize digital currency like Bitcoin.It’s easy...
Bitcoin is a payment system invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the invention in 2008 and released it as open-source software in 2009.

Bitcoin The Sole Exception As Cryptocurrencies Begin To Die

Bitcoin has always been a very volatile currency.Its value is subject to dramatic rises and falls, and this has always worked against it, discouraging...

Zerocoin Hacked, Attacker Profited 410 BTC

It has emerged that a coding error on the Zerocoin source code allowed a malicious party to create 370,000 phony tokens.The attacker later sold...
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A State Prosecutor’s Office Paid $1,400 in a Bitcoin Ransom

For the past five years or so, the Avalanche network has been involved in a comprehensive ransomware operation that has seen at least 500,000 computers from all over the world compromised.
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More than $100,000 Worth of Bitcoin Stolen Over Public WiFi

Using public WiFi has always been considered a security risk in one way or another, which is why experts would never do it.However, the...

Home Of Reported Bitcoin Creator Raided By Authorities

Recently, after a long investigation, the Australian Police raided the home of an Australian academic and entrepreneur, a financial wiz so to speak who might be the missing link that could lead to discovery of identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of the most famous cryptocurrency, Bitcoin!
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Extradition Hearing for Alleged Bitcoin Exchange Operator Postponed Next Month

The hearing date for alleged Bitcoin exchange launderer Alexander Vinnik has been postponed to December 6 by Greece’s Supreme Court.

How Bitcoin Plays A Role In Crimes

Europol’s officials are expressing concern that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have started to play a growing role in illegal activities. This concern was voiced by Europol officials after law enforcement agencies from countries like Bosnia, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, and Herzegovina met last December. They had gathered to plan and implement ideas to thwart the activities of DD4BC (Distributed Denial of Service for Bitcoin), a group of cybercriminals.

Racketeers Sending Fake Blackmail Emails Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

For every real criminal out there, there will always be a phony riding on the coattails of his success.This is especially true when it...

Company of Supposed Bitcoin Creator, Sold to Investors

nChain Holdings announced that it has been sold to a private equity firm. The company is related to Bitcoin innovator Craig Wright.
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Reddit Stops Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Gold Membership

Things are only getting worse for Bitcoin as news aggregation and discussion platform Reddit disabled Bitcoin payments for the Reddit Gold membership.This significant change...

Mt. Gox CEO Arrested On Fraud Charges

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange CEO Mark Karpeles was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at 6:00 am on the allegation that he had manipulated...

Russian Police Arrest 3 Men on Bitcoin-Related Charges

Three Russian men are facing criminal charges after they were linked to the illegitimate conversion of approximately $10 million worth of Bitcoin into Russian...

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