The company’s stock market arrival establishes Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the traditional financial landscape. It also elevates a technology with astonishing environmental costs.
With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.
The idea that regulation chills activity in new markets is intuitive, but not always accurate. Sometimes the opposite is true.
Making the digital artworks requires colossal amounts of computing power, and that means greenhouse gases.
An artwork that sold for nearly $700,000 was the latest in the frenzied market for digital art — and possibly the first created in part by a non-human.
As Coinbase prepares to be the first major cryptocurrency company to go public, it is struggling with basic customer service, users said.
The 18-year-old is expected to serve three years in a juvenile facility in return for the plea.
Each market frenzy seems crazier than the last. But all have the same roots.
It’s all about the carbon footprint.
It’s all about the carbon footprint.
As companies and investors increasingly say they are focused on climate and sustainability, the cryptocurrency’s huge carbon footprint could become a red flag.
The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.
A fast-growing market for digital art, ephemera and media is marrying the world’s taste for collectibles with cutting-edge technology.
The blank-check boom shows no signs of slowing, but there are reasons to be wary.
Bitcoin and even Dogecoin, which began as a playful experiment, are soaring in value as billionaires, companies and celebrities promote the digital currencies.
Pornography, patio furniture and an at-home coronavirus test are among the odd assortment of goods and services people are purchasing with the cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrencies, originally a way to conduct business outside the financial system, are increasingly seen as an asset akin to private equity or venture capital.
Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content and hosting websites without any central authority.
Bitcoin owners are getting rich because the cryptocurrency has soared. But what happens when you can’t access that wealth because you forgot the password to your digital wallet?
Awkward questions for the companies that donated to senators planning to challenge the 2020 election results.
In 2013, this reporter spent 10 Bitcoin, worth $1,000 at the time, on a dinner for dozens of strangers in San Francisco. The owner of the restaurant wisely held onto it.
The crazy cousin of traditional currencies, which fell below $4,000 in March, passed $19,783. More investors now are buying it for the long term.
Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.
On Tuesday, federal agents served a Massachusetts teenager with a search warrant. He appears to have played a significant role in the July 15 Twitter attack, investigators and fellow hackers said.
The teenage “mastermind” of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency.
The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk.
Several people involved in the events that took down Twitter this week spoke with The Times. What might have been a pursuit of Bitcoin spun out of control.
Even some basic questions about how an array of Twitter’s most popular accounts were taken over remain unanswered.
In a major show of force, hackers breached some of the site’s most prominent accounts, a Who’s Who of Americans in politics, entertainment and tech.
Mr. Abramoff became the first person charged with violating a law that was amended in response to his previous criminal offenses.