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The (Unknown) Inventor Of Bitcoin Nominated For The Nobel Prize In Economics

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is, as with most Nobel prizes, quite a big deal. Past laureates are a who’s who of economics — and starting in 2016, that list could include the inventor of Bitcoin. Assuming, of course, someone works out who that is.

Bitcoin-Stealing DEA Agent Sentenced To Over Six Years In Jail

Carl Force, a DEA agent who helped bring down online black market The Silk Road whilst also plundering hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin will be spending the next 78 months in prison, a judge decided today.

New Art Installation Makes Music Out Of Bitcoin Trades

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin enjoy a brisk pace of trading activity. But what does all that cyber wheeling and dealing look like? Better yet, what does it sound like? A new art installation in Moscow takes all that raw data and transforms it into musical notes, making melody out of global finance.

Teen Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to send money through Bitcoin.

What Is The Dark Web?

The unlisted internet. The Silk Road. Tor. Hidden nodes and shady deals. You’ve heard the folklore about the dark web, but what is it?

Former Mt. Gox Arrested Under Suspicion Of Stealing Bitcoins

Mark Karpales, the former CEO of scandal-hit Bitcoin trading emporium Mt. Gox, has been arrested by Japanese police. They suspect he had something to do with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin.

Nick Szabo Is Probably Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Cryptocurrency expert and guy who continually denies he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, Nick Szabo, is probably Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, according to the New York Times. “I’m not Satoshi,” Szabo told reporter Nathaniel Popper. He probably is, though.

What's The Blockchain, And Why Does Bitcoin Depend On It?

It’s going to unshackle us from the oppressive dungeon of fiat currency! But also criminals and rogue cops use it to do nefarious drug stuff! Digital currency is often defined by its volatile hype cycle. And yet its most promising feature is incredibly mundane-sounding: a bookkeeping system called “the blockchain”.

Online Extortionists Are Using Encryption As A Ransom Weapon

Most of the time we discuss encryption as a way to protect ourselves online, but an increasingly popular form of digital attack uses it as an extortion tool. Criminals are stealing personal files, encrypting them, and hold them hostage until their targets pay for the decryption key.

How To Make Sure Your Torrent Client Isn't Secretly Mining Bitcoin

If you use uTorrent for your torrenting needs, there’s a good chance your client is also mining Bitcoin without you even realising it, and gobbling up your computer’s processing power.

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