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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.


Scammers And Sceptics Are Strangling The Future Of Digital Money

Bitcoin devotees and other cryptocurrency fans say that maths gives their radical ideas so much potential. But starting a new value system also requires a level of faith in the people using the maths. As “shitcoin” scams pile up, it’s becoming clear that new currencies need trust too. And they don’t have it.


Is IBM Building Its Own Digital Currency?

Bitcoin may still be the fringe coinage of technophiles, but the idea behind the crypto-currency is rapidly marching towards mainstream.


The Silk Road Mastermind Just Applied For A Retrial

Last month, it took a jury of peers just four hours to convict Ross Ulbricht on seven counts related to his running of The Silk Road. But Ulbricht isn’t giving up that easy — his lawyer has applied for a do-over.


Your Torrent Client Might Be Mining Bitcoin Without Telling You

When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as “light, limitless” and “elegant, efficient”. That’s ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge.


New York City May Let You Pay Parking Tickets With Bitcoin. Sigh.

It doesn’t matter if the payments are in crumpled, wet $5 notes or casual swipes of a black Amex: New York City makes a boatload of money from fees and fines, and it’s looking for new ways to get people to pay up. And that includes cryptocurrency. NYC councilman Mark Levine has proposed a bill allowing Bitcoin as a form of payment for fines and fees, including parking tickets.


CEO Of Aussie Bitcoin Business Independent Reserve Killed In Thailand

Victorian Adam Tepper, CEO of Bitcoin trading platform Independent Reserve, was killed in a motorcycle accident last week while in Phuket.


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