Archive | cryptocurrency

Sunken Warship Said to Have Billions in Gold Looks Like It Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

Last month, a sunken Russian warship believed to have been carrying billions of dollars worth of gold was “discovered” by a South Korean company that immediately started making claims of how it was going to distribute its found treasure. Now, police are investigating leaders of the company and have reason to believe…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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3LAU looks to fix music festivals through blockchain

3LAU is launching the first ever blockchain-powered festival, OUR Music Festival [OMF], alongside Prime Social Group and blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV. The festival will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on Oct. 20, featuring Zedd and Big Sean as headlining acts. At OMF, festival-goers can earn crypto-currency (OMF Tokens) merely by participating in the event’s […]

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Instead of Buying Bitcoin, Play This Bitcoin Trading Game

I’ve lost over $300,000 worth of bitcoin so far. Now’s the bit where I’m supposed to tell you it’s all fake, and I only lost it in the cryptocurrency trading simulation game Bitcoin Flip. But no, I actually bought $400 worth of bitcoin back when it was cheap, then left it in the hands of […]

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Should You Buy Bitcoin?

We’ve already told you how to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But should you? In the video above, Coin Talk podcast hosts Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang say yes…but they have some caveats. (In further conversation, they compare buying crypto to playing video games or gambling.)Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Win at Bitcoin, With Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang

This week our guests are the hosts of Coin Talk, a podcast about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the blockchain. Journalists Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang talk to us about their show, their own adventures trading crypto, and the weird culture of ICOs, conmen, and speculators that Aaron calls “Coinworld.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Mary Meeker Report Tells Us Almost Everything About The World Of Tech

If someone asked you to describe the entire global technology landscape, you’d probably just shake your head and declare the task as impossible. But Mary Meeker, from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does that each year. Her report has been released and it details everything from global smartphone shipments, to how…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Years & Years introduce new cryptocurrency, YearCoin

Cryptocurrency creation continues to grow more prevalent among producers active in the electronic sphere, as evidenced in Years & Years’ development of their very own currency. The British band’s gravitation towards digital currency mimics that of 3LAU, Don Diablo, and Gramatik, artists who’ve exhibited interest in crypto-currency. 3LAU notably wrote his own beginner’s guide to […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Stages Rented Lamborghinis In Front Of NYC Crypto Conference

There’s a big cryptocurrency conference raking in about $3,000 a ticket in New York City this week (we’re totally going, obviously) and, as prices indicate, there’s a lot of show to go with it. Take the Lamborghinis parked outside of a hotel used by the conference, which Bloomberg reports were rented by a crypto…Read more… […]

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Someone Actually Bought A Piece Of Crypto Art About A Lamborghini For The Price Of An Actual Lamborghini

“How many times can this woman write the word ‘actual’ in a headline?” you ask, annoyed. Well, you would actually have to assure yourself this is an actual situation, too, if you had to blog about someone buying a wall sign—a sign!—of letters and numbers alluding to “Lambo” for the price of an actual Lamborghini.Read […]

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How to Use the New Bitcoin Price-Checking App by CoinMarketCap 

iOS: Cryptocurrency-tracker CoinMarketCap is one of the most popular websites around—both for Blockchain enthusiasts and financially minded folk. Today, the site is celebrating its fifth birthday by launching a (long overdue) iPhoneapp to help you check the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the go.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Man Suspected of Stealing 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Breaks Out of Icelandic Prison

Either this man is really good at doing crimes or Iceland is really bad at security. Authorities say a man who is suspected of being the mastermind behind the theft of $2 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment has escaped the Icelandic prison where he was being held. What’s more, he allegedly hopped a flight […]

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Don Diablo hops on cryptocurrency bandwagon, launches HEXCOIN

For electronic artists, cryptocurrency is the new credit. Gramatik established his very own cryptocurrency, the GRMTK coin, back in November, a move that led the electro-funk producer to become the first artist to have his intellectual property tokenized. That same month, Gareth Emery announced the impending debut of Choon, a music streaming service and digital […]

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Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That’s Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

Lately, it’s seemed like Atari has been putting it’s focus on two big strategies: crowdfunding and promoting products that don’t exist. So, it makes perfect sense that it’s reportedly getting into the cryptocurrency game with its own coin offering, the Atari Token.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This NASCAR Team Apparently Got Paid For Sponsorship With A Cryptocurrency That’s Only Existed For A Day

A team in the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series has a new sponsor this season, and it announced Wednesday that the payment was done in cryptocurrency—cryptocurrency that’s only existed for a day, apparently. What could possibly go wrong, yeah?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Cryptocurrency Is Now All in One Place

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency (from the coins themselves to blockchain to what it means for your taxes), but there’s still a ton left to cover. You could probably spend the rest of the year reading about cryptocurrency and still have more…Read […]

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Tether: How a Cryptocurrency You’ve Never Heard of Could Tank the Price of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is crashing, but you probably already knew that. However, If you haven’t spent the past few weeks desperately refreshing CoinMarketCap (or one of the other sites that tracks the value of cryptocurrencies) you may have missed a shocking drop that’s erased much of the value built up over 2017.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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