Crypto Ransomware Paralyzes California School District
A crypto ransomware attack shut down the Mountain View-Los Altos school district servers and phone system on Wednesday. The malicious software demanded Bitcoin as ransom to restore service.
City of Zermatt Switzerland Now Accepts Tax Payments in Bitcoin
The municipality of Zermatt, Switzerland — home to the iconic Matterhorn — is now the second location in Switzerland where taxpayers are officially allowed to pay their taxes in Bitcoin (BTC).
Notes From the WEF: Oil-Producing Nations Want Dollar Alternatives, Just Not Bitcoin
DAVOS, Switzerland – Most Middle Eastern elites at the World Economic Forum are highly skeptical of bitcoin, but there are whispers about its potential for cross-border settlements in the energy sector.
Scammers Who Sold Coin '10x Faster Than Bitcoin' Now Jailed
A South Korean court has handed the masterminds of a scamcoin scheme seven-year prison terms.
Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward
A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles.
Number of Bitcoin Addresses With One or More Coins Sees Solid Rise
A key on-chain metric has witnessed growth over the past 12 months, possibly indicating steady accumulation of bitcoins by retail traders.
Report: Hamas, Iran-Tied Militants Intensify Bitcoin Fundraising Action
A militant group with ties to the Iranian regime and Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine — is allegedly upping its Bitcoin (BTC) fundraising activities.
Bitcoin Worth Nearly $450 Million Moves For 25 Cents
Bitcoin showed just how inexpensive it can be as a tool for transferring value this morning. A 51,511 BTC transaction, worth almost $450 million, was sent for a fee of under 25 cents.
US Judge Rules That Craig Wright Won't Forfeit Bitcoin In Kleiman Case
A United States District Judge has ruled that a previous sanction ordering Craig Wright to give up half of his Bitcoins to the estate of Dave Kleiman will not stand.
2019 Bitcoin Transaction Volume Moved Away From US in First Since 2013
For the first time since 2013, the U.S. is no longer the top recipient of Bitcoin (BTC) as valued in USD, as Singapore took the lead over the course of 2019.
Libra Chair Says Bitcoin Is Not A Payment System
Dante Disparte, vice chairman of the Libra Association, spoke at the Digital Money Forum at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Tuesday (Jan. 7), arguing for Libra and against bitcoin as a payment system, according to CoinDesk.
10M Bitcoins Haven’t Moved in More Than a Year, Highest Since 2017
“HODLing” has returned to a major milestone: The total number of bitcoins that haven’t changed hands in more than a year has crossed the 10 million mark.
US Citizen Accepting Bitcoin for Narcotics Indicted by DOJ
A U.S. citizen has been indicted for selling drugs on the dark web in exchange for bitcoin.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Rounds Up the Decade in Crypto
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a Medium post on Jan. 2 sharing his thoughts on how the crypto space has progressed over the last ten years.
Adjusted value settled on Bitcoin fell slightly in 2019; contrast shows strength of late 2017
The adjusted value settled on Bitcoin dropped only slightly in 2019, but it still paints a stark contrast to the dominant run of December 2017.
Bitcoin Hash Rate Broke a New All-Time High
Data shows that Bitcoin’s hashrate has just hit a new all-time high of 111 EH/s, which represents a 170.73% increase since January 1, 2019.
Bitcoin Is Less Useful Than Gold, Says Billionaire Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban seemingly prefers gold over Bitcoin, according to his latest Twitter debate with the crypto community.
American Cancer Society Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations Through BitPay
The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay.
Redditor Creates BTC-Themed Game as Holiday Gift for Crypto Community
A Redditor has introduced a new Bitcoin (BTC) video game as a holiday gift to the crypto community.
Bitfinex BTC longs reach all-time high as Bitcoin surges by 15%
Bitcoin’s price noted an unprecedented price surge on 18 December, one wherein the king coin tried to recover 15.95% of its losses. In fact, within a span of nine hours, BTC’s price jumped from $6,425 to $7,449.68. According to Datamish, a derivatives data provider, approximately $1.651 million long contracts were liquidated on BitMEX, a development that might have been the primary reason for the price of the digital asset to surge.