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Infographic: An Overview of Compromised Bitcoin Exchange Events

Cryptocurrency exchanges offering bitcoin have a long and turbulent history of compromises, hacks and outright scams. This infographic has been designed to visualize this legacy in a way that shows each hack's impact at the time relative to the others.

Bitcoin Magazine
May 24, 2019

LocalBitcoins Denies Service to Iranian Users

The peer-to-peer bitcoin trading network LocalBitcoins has shut down all trading operations for Iranian users, likely in response to sanctions against the country's government.

Landon Manning
May 24, 2019

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Macro Resistance Could Push Price Down to $6,000s

The bitcoin market is seeing some pullback as the monthly and weekly resistance level has proven to be a tough level to crack. If we fail to reclaim the $7,800s, we can expect to see a retest of the $7,300s and if that level doesn’t hold, we will very likely see a test of the low $6,000s.

Bitcoin Schmitcoin
May 23, 2019

Blockchains and the Future of Cybersecurity Education

Government agencies, hospitals, higher education institutions, power companies and prominent business enterprises are among some of the sectors experiencing an onslaught of elaborate hacks and thefts as cybersecurity continues to garner increasing attention.

BTC STUDIOS
May 20, 2019

AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin

AT&T customers can now use bitcoin to settle their bills online thanks to a partnership with BitPay.

Jimmy Aki
May 23, 2019

Founder of Defunct Cryptopia Launches New Crypto Exchange

The founder of defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which shut down following a hack in January 2019, has launched a new exchange called Assetylene.

Landon Manning
May 23, 2019

Coinme and Coinstar Expand Bitcoin Kiosk Service

More crypto users can now walk into their local grocery store and purchase bitcoin.

Jimmy Aki
May 23, 2019

Dutch Authorities Shut Down Bestmixer

Crypto mixing service Bestmixer has been shut down over alleged money laundering violations.

Landon Manning
May 22, 2019

Guides

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin means different things to different people. But what is Bitcoin, in the most basic sense?

Bitcoin Magazine

What Are Bitcoin Wallets?

Here are the best ways to store bitcoin securely in bitcoin wallets.

Bitcoin Magazine

What is Bitcoin Mining?

Bitcoin mining is the process of validating transactions by including them in the blocks that form the Bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin Magazine

What Makes Bitcoin Valuable?

Fundamentally, bitcoins derive their value just as anything else does: because people want them.

Bitcoin Magazine

7,000 BTC Lost in Hangzhou Scam

Nearly 100 victims from various parts of China have reported to the Hangzhou police bureau, claiming that two young men stole nearly 7,000 bitcoin.

8btc
May 22, 2019

Australian Civil Servant Caught Mining Crypto With Government Hardware

The Australian Federal Police has charged a government employee alleged to have misused government IT infrastructure for personal cryptomining operations, earning about $6,200.

Jimmy Aki
May 22, 2019

The Man Behind Bitcoin Pizza Day Is More Than a Meme: He’s a Mining Pioneer

Laszlo Hanyecz invented GPU mining, but all he got in return was a sh** pizza meme — a cultural callback that dwarfs his more groundbreaking contributions to the space. But he's taking it all in stride.

Colin Harper
May 21, 2019

Tether Partly Backed by Bitcoin, Court Transcription Reveals

According to court documents revealed in the proceedings between Tether, Bitfinex and the New York's Attorney General, Tether has used some of the cash reserves meant to back its stablecoin to purchase bitcoin.

Colin Harper
May 21, 2019

Op Ed: Lightning Network Consensus Is a Marketplace and That’s Okay!

"There is no such thing as consensus on the Lightning Network; instead, we have compatibility. That means you can literally break the rules of the majority, as long as there are other people that have an incentive to break the rules with you. "

John Carvalho
May 21, 2019

IRS Commissioner Makes Crypto Tax Clarity a Priority

In an open letter to Representative Tom Emmer, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig promised to make clarity around cryptocurrencies for taxpayers a priority at his agency.

Landon Manning
May 21, 2019

Dutch Man Arrested for $111 Million Fake Mining Scheme

A Dutch news outlet has reported the arrest of a local man on charges of deceiving investors with a bogus bitcoin mining scheme.

Jimmy Aki
May 21, 2019

Bitcoin OTM in Beijing Lasted Less Than a Week Under Regulatory Pressure

The first Bitcoin OTC Teller Machine in Beijing was removed shortly after its installation, completing a test run but not signaling any lasting traction for mainstream bitcoin adoption in China.

8btc
May 21, 2019

Bitcoin Businesses Push Back Against Proposed Canadian Crypto Regulatory Framework

Bitcoin business leaders in Canada have pushed back against the Canadian Securities Administrators' “Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms,” which could impose a security law framework on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Jessie Willms
May 21, 2019

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Selling With Weekly Level Getting Tested

We're currently seeing a rejection on a macro resistance level which could see us pushing down into the $6,600s.

Bitcoin Schmitcoin
May 20, 2019

SEC Delays VanEck ETF Yet Again

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission posted a notice today that it is delaying its decision on the VanEck and SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal.

Colin Harper
May 20, 2019

‘The Dollar Is Going to Self Destruct’: Talking Bitcoin With Ron Paul

"I’m interested in what happens when the market crashes and I’m interested in preserving an environment where people can have alternative ideas that might help solve the problems we have. I think that’s what bitcoin offers: an alternative. I want a free marketplace."

Colin Harper
May 20, 2019

Bisq’s Lead Developer Makes Way for DAO to Take Over

The founder of decentralized crypto exchange Bisq has stepped down clearing the path for the exchange’s DAO to oversee its operations.

Landon Manning
May 20, 2019

During Bullish April, Fiat-to-Crypto Exchanges Outperform Crypto-to-Crypto

In an analysis of cryptocurrency exchange performance in April, CryptoCompare found that fiat-to-crypto exchanges performed better than crypto-to-crypto platforms did as cryptocurrency prices rose across the board.

Jimmy Aki
May 20, 2019

Op Ed: A Summary of  NYAG vs. Bitfinex/Tether

The New York Supreme Court has modified an injunction, now allowing Bitfinex to continue using Tether reserves that were loaned to it to maintain its ordinary course of business. But how did we get here?

Sasha Hodder
May 17, 2019

Coinbase CEO Teases Launch of Debit Card in the U.S.

During an AMA session, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced that the company is working on introducing its debit card to customers in the U.S.

Jimmy Aki
May 17, 2019