Bitcoin price hits $14,000 exactly 12 years after whitepaper released

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed $14,000 on Oct. 31, the day Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008. Since then, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency has seen remarkable and exponential growth across various areas. The daily price chart of Bitcoin. Source: TradingView.com Fast forward 12 years, since the October 31, 2008 release of the […]

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‘All Time Lows’ by Lil Bubble Captures Spirit as Altcoins Fail to Pace Bitcoin

A new anthem for altcoin HODLers dropped harder than that market did in March 2018, potentially signaling cryptos’ return to meme-driven, pop-cultural awareness. Despite bitcoin’s surge in price and attention last week, most altcoins were unaffected by the market drive. Prior to the recent market exuberance directed at the largest cryptocurrency by capitalization, an “Alt-Season” […]

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Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (And That’s OK)

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. In February 2014, when growing interest in bitcoin spawned the first wave of “altcoins,” the […]

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Italian man caught allegedly using airport computer systems for ETH mining

An Italian airport staffer allegedly took advantage of the computer systems at his place of work in order to mine Ethereum (ETH). Employed at an airport located in the Italian city of Lamezia Terme, the staffer allegedly put mining malware onto the airport’s computer systems, said a news brief today from Italian media outlet Rai News. […]

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