The confluence of tech and finance has produced a nascent soft social credit system. Digital currency may be the only way out.
The biggest worry about Bitcoin is that politicians will start taking it seriously.
Christopher Naples is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity.
Experts had raised concerns about making the digital token an official currency and the rapid execution of new technology on a national scale.
President Nayib Bukele has promoted the cryptocurrency as a path to financial freedom, but economic experts and many Salvadorans worry the move brings great risks.
A 22-year-old Bitcoin millionaire wants Republicans to ditch their iPhones for a low-end handset that he hopes to turn into a political tool.
The revolution in digital money is now moving into banking, as cryptocurrency starts to reshape the way people borrow and save.
It almost derailed the bipartisan infrastructure bill’s passage.
New research by two leading scientists says some dire warnings of environmental damage from technology are overstated.
With the pandemic starting to ease in the United States, many had expected a year of wild investments to slow. It hasn’t. Yet.
They, and other companies that took pandemic rescue money, face new demands in return for their rescues.
How a powerful industry conquered the U.S. tax system.
Its value is volatile. Its users aren’t as anonymous as they think. It might be a threat to the environment. And it could be exacerbating inequality.
The F.B.I. scored two major victories, recovering a Bitcoin ransom and tricking lawbreakers with an encryption app. But criminals may still have the upper hand.
The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem.
Investigators traced 75 Bitcoins worth more than $4 million through nearly two dozen cryptocurrency accounts.
It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.
As the ransomware industry exploded, a Russian-speaking outfit called DarkSide offered would-be computer crooks not just the tools, but also customer support. We got an inside look.
The irrelevance of dollar dominance.
Rising asset prices don’t mean that silly ideas make sense.
Overall, nearly 7,000 investors lost $80 million in assorted cryptocurrency scams from October through March, according to a Federal Trade Commission report.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, blamed the amount of energy, increasingly generated from fossil fuels, used by Bitcoin.
Digital creators used the blockchain to create a whole new art scene. Then their work started selling for thousands — sometimes millions of dollars.
Companies behind digital currencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them intensifies.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone from curiosity to punchline to viable investment, making them almost impossible to ignore — for better or worse.
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.