Bitcoin is under threat from hackers as its price surges – but they can be stopped

If you purchase Bitcoin through an online exchange and choose to store them there too, your security lies in the hands of whichever service you use. If the exchange is hacked – something that isn't uncommon – the currency you own could be stolen. That's because the exchange will hold users' private …
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A bitcoin conference has stopped taking bitcoin payments because they don't work well enough

An upcoming conference dedicated to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has stopped accepting ticket payments in bitcoin, suggesting that the method was slow, costly and labor-intensive. The North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami next week, said on its website that network …
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CEO of Hydro-Québec announces plans to attract Bitcoin miners to Quebec to mitigate energy policy crisis (low demand, excess supply) They target 5000MW of crypto-mining in Québec (4M Bitmain S9).

CEO of Hydro-Québec announces plans to attract Bitcoin miners to Quebec to mitigate energy policy crisis (low demand, excess supply) They target 5000MW of crypto-mining in Québec (4M Bitmain S9). submitted by /u/GalacticCannibalism
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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

Most people who buy Bitcoin don’t share its political vision; they buy it to get rich. But Bitcoin doesn’t care, they are fueling its rise as a monetary standard. Bitcoin doesn’t need your intellectual acceptance; your self-interest will force you to use it sooner or later.

Most people who buy Bitcoin don't share its political vision; they buy it to get rich. But Bitcoin doesn't care, they are fueling its rise as a monetary standard. Bitcoin doesn't need your intellectual acceptance; your self-interest will force you to use it sooner or later. submitted by /u/xentagz
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Michael Goldstein on Twitter: “Instead of implementing SegWit, @brian_armstrong is busy heavily petting CryptoKitties. @coinbase is going to continue losing customers as they neglect their needs and demands. If they do not act, they will be replaced by more competent companies”

Michael Goldstein on Twitter: "Instead of implementing SegWit, @brian_armstrong is busy heavily petting CryptoKitties. @coinbase is going to continue losing customers as they neglect their needs and demands. If they do not act, they will be replaced by more competent companies" submitted by /u/Bastiat
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TIL that the FBI seized 144,000 bitcoins from Ross Ulbricht (silk road guy) in 2013 following his arrest and conviction. They were valued at close to $28.5million at the time of seizure. They’re now worth $1.9billion.

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6 People on How They Spent Their Bitcoin Fortunes (Private-School Tuition, Designer Furniture …

In February 2015, I sold my apartment, got the proceeds, and immediately turned around and bought $ 50,000 of bitcoin over the course of the month. By March, I was buying T-shirts with bitcoin. I bought socks. I bought gold. Like gold coins. I bought a high-powered blue laser from some crazy laser …
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