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  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says huge global startup report

    thenextweb.com 20 Mar '17, 3pm

    The city has strengths in every factor that Gauthier and his team analyzed, with strong exits, global networking, and funding. However, some indicators of success gave some concerns, especially the number of startups and their total valuations. Africa: Good but room for improvement Sa...

  • Deletable blockchain might make cryptocurrency more user-friendly

    thenextweb.com 28 Feb '17, 9pm

    Thanks to the amount of technical savviness one needs to posses to use them, many cryptocurrencies are rather inaccessible for average users. PascalCoin – a new cryptocurrency – is ready to change this with deletable blockchains. The project has made considerable headway since releasi...

  • 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....

  • Bitcoin is worth over $1,000 for the first time since 2013

    thenextweb.com 03 Jan '17, 5am

    If you’re hoarding cryptocurrency, now might be a good time to cash in: Bitcoin ’s value has jumped to $1,023 , a figure it hasn’t come close to since December 2013. Reuters reports that the currency climbed by 125 percent last year, with the largest daily moves amounting to a maximum...

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