CryptoKitties, a game about digital cats, is bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainstream

A flood of demand in buying and selling digital cats brought cryptocurrency Ethereum to a crawl last week after unexpected demand clogged up the network. The cats being sold, called CryptoKitties, ended up making up 25 percent of Ethereum’s demand and earned the host site 4.5 million page views about a week after the digital cats launched.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/14/cryptokitties-game-about-digital-cats-is-bringing-cryptocurrencies-to-mainstream.html

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Bitcoin Surges Past $16K: Will the Bubble Burst?


Cryptocurrency bitcoin soared to $16,777 on Thursday, reaching a market capitalization of $274 billion, according to Bloomberg’s composite of exchanges. That was up from just $10,000 last week, and up some 1,500 percent from the beginning of 2017. The latest price increases have come as bitcoin increasingly has been recognized as a legitimate form of currency. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission last week announced that it would allow the trading of bitcoin derivatives on the CME Group and CBOE Global Market exchanges.

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As Bitcoin tops $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-tops-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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As Bitcoin nears $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-nears-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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In-Browser Cryptocurrency Mining is Exploding Across the Web

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Cryptocurrency mining is exploding across the web and rapidly spreading beyond the Pirate Bay.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257786-browser-cryptocurrency-mining-exploding-across-web?source=Computing

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AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

AMD has released a beta driver optimized for cryptocurrency mining, and its Vega launch pricing may not hold long-term.

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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

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Cryptocurrency mining is driving GPU prices upwards again, only this time it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia.

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New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

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New malware is forcing Internet users to mine a new cryptocurrency. Worse — it could infect your smartphone.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/241021-malware-cryptocurrency-mining-zcash?source=Computing

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Bitcoin exchange loses more than $60 million in digital heist

Likely disconcerting to anyone that trades in the popular cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin, a digital exchange was hit by hackers this week and approximately $65 million in Bitcoin was stolen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/03/bitcoin-exchange-loses-more-than-60-million-in-digital-heist.html

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