Articles Posted in the " Bitcoin " Category



  • The Five Biggest Threats Facing Bitcoin

    Any new and disruptive technology has its share of detractors who do their utmost to imbue the perceived threat with negative connotations. This has been happening for eons, and will continue until the end of time. The idea that people would need their…




  • Winklevosses buy tickets to space with bitcoin

    Big bitcoin backers the Winklevoss brothers said Wednesday they had used the virtual currency to buy tickets into space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic aircraft. Brushing off a rise in doubts over the viability of the crypto-currency, the tycoon…


  • Winklevosses make their own Bitcoin index

    Early Bitcoin investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have created their own index of the virtual currency, as they gear up to launch the first publicly traded US Bitcoin fund. Announced in a regulatory filing Wednesday, The Winklevoss Index -- Winkdex…


  • Bitcoin Exchanges Buckle Under DDoS Attacks

    Mutant transaction attacks trigger trading halts at major exchanges. Also, new bitcoin-seeking Trojan targets Mac users. The world's biggest bitcoin exchange Tuesday ceased offering withdrawals after it was subjected to what site administrators said…



  • Bitcoin has a dark side: its carbon footprint

    By Michael Carney On December 16, 2013Bitcoin may be making a few people wealthy, but it’s killing us all. The crypto-currency that’s caught the world by storm has a dark side: its carbon footprint. At today’s value of roughly $1,000 per bitcoin…