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  • Disney film held for Bitcoin ransom by hackers

    thenextweb.com 15 May '17, 10pm

    It looks like Disney’s latest film about pirates might itself have been stolen by modern-day pirates. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Disney CEO Bob Iger announced to ABC staff today that hackers claim to have an unreleased Disney film, and will release it to the public unless t...

  • A private clinic in Botswana has started receiving bitcoin as payment for treatment

    thenextweb.com 05 May '17, 9am

    A private medical facility in the city of Gaborone in Botswana has started receiving bitcoin as a form of payment for treatment. Run by Dr Donald Ariisa, it is the only health facility in the whole country that accepts the cryptocurrency for payment alongside cash. Speaking to Cointel...

  • Adidas unveils its gorgeous 3D-printed sneakers, the Futurecraft 4D

    thenextweb.com 07 Apr '17, 11am

    Sneaker manufacturers have been toying around with 3D printing for some time, but now Adidas wants to push the technology forth to the masses with its latest kicks – the Futurecraft 4D. The sneakers will be produced in collaboration with startup Carbon 3D using a method better known a...

  • Bitcoin is now worth more than an ounce of gold, still chasing cocaine

    thenextweb.com 03 Mar '17, 1pm

    Bitcoin has reached an impressive milestone as earlier this week the popular cryptocurrency became more valuable than gold for the first time ever. At the end of Thursday, the blockchain-powered currency topped off gold, hitting the price of $1,268 for a single unit of Bitcoin compare...

  • Danish police first in the world to hunt down criminals using bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 21 Feb '17, 2pm

    It’s hard being a criminal. Surveillance techniques and forensic science are constantly being improved and people are working full-time to destroy your livelihood. That’s why many criminals around the world probably celebrated when the cryptocurrency bitcoin was launched back in 2009....

  • Scientists crack the secret to teleportation ... of lemonade

    thenextweb.com 10 Apr '17, 10pm

    Scientists in Singapore have mastered time and space — or at least the art of sending signals over a Bluetooth connection — in order to “teleport” lemonade. Researchers at the CUTE Center lab, which is operated jointly by the University of Singapore and Keio University of Japan, have ...

  • Why sneakers are currently the hottest online fraud target

    thenextweb.com 17 Feb '17, 10am

    Multiple item purchases: Fraudsters will try to grab as much as they can on their first attempt, knowing that their fake credit information is at risk of being blocked in future purchases. That’s why online retailers should be more skeptical of orders that include several sneakers. Ac...

  • Bitcoin is tanking (again)

    thenextweb.com 22 Mar '17, 7pm

    After reaching an all-time high earlier this month, Bitcoin prices are coming back to earth. The current price (as of this writing) of $998 a coin is down more than 20-percent from its previous high, and down 10-percent today alone. As with all Bitcoin peaks, the fall is typically jus...

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