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Bitcoin rival Bitcoin Cash soars as Coinbase adds support ...

Bitcoin rival Bitcoin Cash soars as Coinbase adds support

Coinbase users will be able to buy and sell Bitcoin Cash.

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Coinbase stunned the cryptocurrency world on Tuesday evening by announcing that it would add full support for Bitcoin Cash, a payment network that split off from the mainstream bitcoin network in August. Coinbase users can send and receive...

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Bitcoin’s insane energy consumption, explained | Ars Technica

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Bitcoin's insane energy consumption, explained

One estimate suggests the Bitcoin network consumes as much energy as Denmark.

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The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks...

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FBI fears Bitcoin’s popularity with criminals | Ars Technica

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FBI fears Bitcoin's popularity with criminals

There's reportedly $35 million-44 million worth of Bitcoin in circulation.

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The FBI sees the anonymous Bitcoin payment network as an alarming haven for money laundering and other...

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I used to be a bitcoin bull—here’s why that changed | Ars ...

I used to be a bitcoin bull--here's why that changed

With "buy bitcoin with credit card" trending on Google, investors should be wary.

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I used to be a bitcoin bull. As bitcoin's price soared from $13 to more than $1,000 in 2013, lots of people argued it was an unsustainable bubble. I argued the opposite : that bitcoin's price still had a lot of room to rise....

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A brief history of Bitcoin hacks and frauds | Ars Technica

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A brief history of Bitcoin hacks and frauds

Bitcoins have been a juicy target for hackers since 2011.

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There's a lot of excitement about Bitcoin right now, with the value of the cryptocurrency recently soaring above $11,000--more than 10 times its value...

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Skyrocketing fees are fundamentally changing bitcoin - Ars ...

Fees as high as $28 are destroying bitcoin's value for small payments.

Dec 19, 2017 5:28 pm UTC

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Originally, one of bitcoin's big selling points was that payments would be fast, convenient, and cheap. "The cost of mediation increases transaction costs, limiting the minimum practical transaction size and cutting off the possibility...

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