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Steam announced today that it will no longer accept Bitcoin, an invisible currency we never knew it

Steam announced today that it will no longer accept Bitcoin, an invisible currency we never knew it had accepted, anyway. Citing Bitcoin’s volatility and increasing processing fees, Steam says Bitcoin is no longer tenable for them as a payment option. Isn’t this the kind of thing it was made for in the first place?Read more… […]

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3LAU shares beginners guide to cryptocurrency

In an age of rapid technological advancements, monetary forms of exchange are one of the most rapidly changing fronts. Unfortunately, for the large majority of the world, these forms are virtually untapped — the knowledge barrier is difficult to overcome for the average consumer.Digital currencies like cryptocurrency, bitcoin, blockchain, and coinbase are left to those who […]

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Bitcoin Is Not a Good Way to Get Started With Investing

“I don’t trust investing,” a friend said once. I asked her why. “Isn’t it kind of like playing the lottery?” she asked. Investing is intimidating enough for people as it is. Toss in something as unpredictable as cryptocurrency, and people give up on it altogether. It reinforces the notion that investing is like buying…Read more… […]

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Only Buy Bitcoin If You’re Ready to Lose It

If you’ve been tempted to get in on the blockchain currency racket, first read tech writer Mark Frauenfelder’s story of losing access to $30,000 in bitcoin. Ask yourself if you could handle the stress of trying to guess a seven-digit PIN, knowing that every time you guessed wrong, your money would get locked away for…Read […]

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How to Stop Sites From Harvesting Cryptocurrency From You

Your browser might be doing someone else’s dirty work behind your back, mining cryptocurrency for malicious individuals using your desktop or laptops to create the digital currency, which can potentially be exchanged for real cash. According to Wired, hackers have found a way to inject Javascript-based cryptocurrency…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Bantercast #12: Bitcoin Mania, Getting Rich, and How to Think About Money

In this episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss Bitcoin mania, the concept of getting rich, and how to think about money. Most people don’t understand money or how to use it, and without real financial literacy many will be doomed to repeat basic mistakes that the wealthy don’t make. Is …Continue reading Continue […]

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Some Crypto-Capitalists Just Want to See the World Burn

“In battle, the commander is the first one to go over the top,” Joe McKinney, shirt unbuttoned, wearing a shower cap and one of those airplane neck pillows, exclaims over music swelling from every direction. He’s having a great time, romping around San Francisco as part of a “distributed dance party”—a roving DJ set…Read more… […]

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What You Should Know About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are having a moment. You’ve probably heard a thing or two about Bitcoin and Ethereum. Namely, their prices seem to be skyrocketing (or plummeting, depending on the day). There’s more to the story, and as the investing cliche goes: don’t buy what you don’t know. So let’s find out more.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bitcoin Chrome Extension Keeps You Up to Date on Price Fluctuations 

Despite its reputation for getting constantly hacked, cryptocurrency like Bitcoin remains a hot commodity. If you’ve got a Satoshi or two in your wallet, you probably want to stay up to date on its value to make sure you don’t lose your shirt if (let’s be real, when) it crashes. That’s where Bitcoin Tracker comes […]

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How Exactly Do You Get Rich Off the Hot New Cryptocurrency?

With the meteoric rise in popularity of Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and blockchains are back in the news again. Graphics card prices have soared with the promise that those who have the computers and know-how to do some serious mining can take home huge sums in a Bitcoin-like gold rush to snatch up as much virtual…Read more… […]

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The Best Bitcoin and Ethereum Explainers

Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency dominated by white men, seemed on the verge of disappearing after every scandal, crash, or hack. But eight years later, it’s not only growing but accelerating, tripling in total value since January to over $45 billion. And it’s not the only cryptocurrency; competitors…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why The Trump Administration Could Spell The End of Modern Capitalism

When not continuously checking the news for updates on the Trump Administration’s descent into chaos (and now potential impeachment), I have recently spent a significant amount of time researching the amazing surge of interest in crypto-currencies. Why? Because I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Hackers Behind Massive Ransomware Attack Have Made an Embarrassingly Small Amount of Money

The WannaCry ransomware attack that spread around the globe yesterday caused chaos at hospitals, manufacturing shutdowns, headaches for Microsoft, and overtime for cybersecurity professionals. But the hackers responsible for this absurd attack have made relatively little in the way of profits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Reddit Users Lose Real Money After Meme Currency Bot Dies

Another day, another cryptocurrency clusterfuck. This week, the creator of the tipping bot “dogetipbot”—a service that let Reddit users “tip” each other in Dogecoin—announced that his company is broke, he’s broke, and the bot is broke because he spent all the coins, after he himself ran out of money. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Did Sean Spicer Tweet a Nefarious Bitcoin Address in January?

Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a tough day today. If you listen to the feckless mainstream media, he ran from the White House press corps this afternoon in order to avoid questions about bizarre interviews Trump has been giving. But, if you listen to the #russiagate sleuths, he ran because the lid had been blown […]

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Banter M Issue 76: The Technology That Could Save The World

In this issue of Banter M: The Technology That Could Save The World – Ben Cohen discusses a revolutionary concept and technology he has been investigating that he believes could genuinely change the world. Has he gone mad, or is there something to it that could radically alter our future? Hillary …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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