Riot Blockchain Acquires Futures Brokerage After Crypto Pivot

Riot Blockchain, a former biotech company that pivoted to cryptocurrency last year, has acquired a registered futures brokerage. In a filing this week with the Securities and...

UK Police Appeal for Leads Relating to 18 Missing Mining Rigs

UK police are seeking information relating to the theft of Bitcoin mining hardware in Derbyshire. Units were taken from a property on the evening of March...

Broken Privacy? The Allegations Against Monero Are Old News

Nothing spreads faster than FUD. Case in point, a new research paper has sparked panic across the monero community in that it alleges the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency is...

Intel Wants to Patent a Bitcoin Mining Hardware ‘Accelerator’

Tech giant Intel is seeking to patent a hardware "accelerator" for bitcoin mining chips, a newly-published filing reveals. The application for a "Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator With...

Russian Hotels to Surprise World Cup Fans with Bitcoin Payments

Football Fans will be able to pay with bitcoin for their accommodation when they visit Russia for this year’s World Cup. Hotels in Kaliningrad, expecting guests...

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Live, But Can It Keep from Going Corporate?

Not yet out of beta, hundreds of developers around the world are already experimenting with bitcoin's newest technology - the Lightning Network - donating time and...

Mandela’s Golden Hands Sell for $10 Million in Bitcoin

A Canadian businessman agreed to sell four gold castings of South African leader Nelson Mandela’s hands. For $10 million in bitcoin, a cryptocurrency firm launching an...

Sharding Is Already Ushering in Radical New Ethereum Designs

So-called "sharding" may still be theoretical, but the promising implications of the concept are becoming more and more real. At least that's the case on ethereum, where developers...

Hyperledger Tech Heats Up Ahead of Blockchain Software Debuts

Just six minutes. That's how long Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf had to get former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet up to speed on blockchain. Spurred by a special request...

Cryptojacking Is Extremely Popular in Sweden, Researchers Claim

People who have kept close tabs on the cryptocurrency industry may have come across the term “cryptojacking” before. This particular trend revolves around hackers controlling other...

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