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BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen

Bitcoin payments processor BitPay Inc. is the latest victim in a series of massive hacking scandals that have rocked the cryptocurrency community. The Atlanta-based Bitpay

Bitcoin Dictators Inflate Block Size Debate

The motion in Bitcoin’s Ocean – size does matter. Ex-Bitcoin Foundation developer Gavin Andresen and Bitcoinj Author Mike Hearn, think Bitcoin needs a benevolent dictator

Top 10 Countries in Which Bitcoin is Banned

Countries around the world have a wide-ranging view of the digital currency bitcoin or “virtual currency.” Western superpowers like the United States and the United

The Federal Reserve Bitcoin Strategy

This morning The Federal Reserve Bitcoin Strategy was released in a paper outlining multiple options for improving the U.S. payment system. In the past, Digital

Did the NSA Outline Bitcoin In 1996?

The NSA was one of the first organizations to describe a Bitcoin-like system. About twelve years before Satoshi Nakamoto published his legendary white paper to

Software gears, sidechains

Bitcoin 2.0 Will Be a Very Big Deal

TechCrunch columnist Jon Evans has written a new article on the emerging “Bitcoin 2.0” phenomenon. He describes “strange, interesting, and wildly ambitious” projects like Zerocash,

The Extropian Roots of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, but not every enthusiast knows that the cryptocurrency has roots in a radical, futurist philosophy that started to bloom in the California