Bitcoin conference refuses bitcoin payments

Attendees at next week’s popular cryptocurrency conference are faced with the irony of using cash instead of bitcoin to pay for the event. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), which plans to cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and investment opportunities, has

Bitcoin conference refuses bitcoin payments

Attendees at next week’s popular cryptocurrency conference are faced with the irony of using cash instead of bitcoin to pay for the event. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), which plans to cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and investment opportunities, has

Why I’m all about cryptocurrency — for now

Blockchain. Cryptocurrency. Bitcoin. There, I mentioned the three names that are getting an excessive amount of attention these days. Companies like the once-proud Eastman Kodak and the never proud Long Island Iced Tea Corp., as well as others that you’ve never heard of, are invoking those three words just

Bitcoin futures launch flops out of the gate

Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. The launch of futures by the world’s biggest

Bitcoin futures launch flops out of the gate

Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. The launch of futures by the world’s biggest

How to buy bitcoin, if you dare

So you’ve finally decided to buy bitcoin — join the line. As the price of the red-hot cryptocurrency continues to march inexorably higher, most of us are sitting around wishing we’d bought some a year or even a week ago. The cryptocurrency is clearly volatile — over the weekend, it

How to buy bitcoin, if you dare

So you’ve finally decided to buy bitcoin — join the line. As the price of the red-hot cryptocurrency continues to march inexorably higher, most of us are sitting around wishing we’d bought some a year or even a week ago. The cryptocurrency is clearly volatile — over the weekend, it

SEC sues cryptocurrency company for ripping off customers

This is what regulators might call low-hanging fruit. A Canadian cryptocurrency company that raised $15 million by promising investors a whopping 1,354 percent return on their money in just 29 days has been sued by US regulators for ripping off its customers. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued PlexCorp on

Billions in bitcoins have been lost or deleted

Alex could have been a millionaire. In late 2009, when the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin was still in its infancy and a single PC could “mine” a few coins in a day, the self-described technology enthusiast “got into it just for fun.” “In the tech community, we didn’t think bitcoin would

Mnuchin may scrap plans for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that his department may kill an Obama administration plan to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman. see also Mnuchin banished Donald Trump’s favorite president from America’s currency. “It’s not something that I’m focused on at the moment,”

SEC halts trading of secretive bitcoin stock

Now that’s a pretty penny-stock. US regulators on Thursday halted trading in a Canadian bitcoin company that had surged more than 6,000 percent this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission said it has concerns that the company, First Bitcoin Capital, wasn’t telling the whole truth about what it owns and how it’s

Illicit activity is hurting Bitcoin’s future

Dear John: I really think you missed the boat on bitcoin. You assume bitcoin is just money, when in fact it has many other uses. It’s here to stay, and will disrupt every industry, including governance. Bitcoin ATMs are an easy on/off ramp, since due to regulations in the US it’s very

How to get a start in the cryptocurrency game

As bitcoin reaches for $2,500 again, I thought this would be a good time to let readers know exactly how digital currencies work and how to get more information if you wish to partake in this alternative investment. There will be only 21 million bitcoins created, and as of last month,