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Miami's Bitcoin Conference May Be the Latest Covid-19 Super Spreader Event

Miami’s Bitcoin Conference May Be the Latest Covid-19 Super Spreader Event

Photo: Marco Bello (Getty Images) Several crypto fans that descended on Miami, Florida, last weekend for the largest bitcoin conference in history are now saying they’ve tested positive for covid-19. Advertisement Larry Cermak, research director at the cryptocurrency news outlet the Block, said on Twitter Thursday that while he hadn’t personally tested positive, “everyone” whom …

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US DOJ Recovers 63.7 Bitcoin From Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

US DOJ Recovers 63.7 Bitcoin From Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Recently, the US government announced that they will soon be giving ransomware attacks the same level of priority as terrorism. While ransomware attacks aren’t new, it seems that the attack on the Colonial Pipeline that caused fuel shortages across the East Coast and Southern US has spurred the government to treat it more seriously. Advertising …

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El Salvador Could Be The First Country To Accept Bitcoin As Legal Tender

El Salvador Could Be The First Country To Accept Bitcoin As Legal Tender

There is a lot of debate on cryptocurrency like bitcoin at the moment. This is because cryptocurrency is unregulated by governments, which was kind of the point in the first place, but it is also the reason why it isn’t quite mainstream yet compared to regular fiat currency. While there are some places that do …

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Square Will Invest $5 Million to Build an Open-Source, Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility

Square Will Invest $5 Million to Build an Open-Source, Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility

Graphic: Blockstream Square, the digital payments firm led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is teaming up with blockchain technology provider Blockstream Mining to build an open-source, solar-powered bitcoin mining facility at one of Blockstream’s U.S. sites. Advertisement Square will invest $5 million in the facility, which will be a “proof-of-concept for a 100% renewable energy …

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Hacked Verified Twitter Accounts Are Spamming Musk Fans With Bitcoin Scams Ahead of SNL Debut

Hacked Verified Twitter Accounts Are Spamming Musk Fans With Bitcoin Scams Ahead of SNL Debut

Photo: Britta Pedersen (Getty Images) Several verified Twitter accounts strangely started flooding the replies of Elon Musk and his followers with bitcoin spam on Saturday. The apparent hacks come just hours before the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Advertisement Fraud tracker Malware Hunter Team shared a series of screenshots of verified …

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You Can Now Buy A Tesla If You Have Enough Bitcoin

You Can Now Buy A Tesla If You Have Enough Bitcoin

Based on the prices of bitcoin, it seems that the market really believes that bitcoin is a valuable commodity. However, spending your bitcoin, at least directly, isn’t as widely available yet so it’s not as if you’ll be able to walk into your local supermarket and pay for groceries using the cryptocurrency. Advertising However, if …

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Bitcoin Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Now You Can Spend It Using Apple Pay

Bitcoin Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Now You Can Spend It Using Apple Pay

Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP (Getty Images) In case you haven’t noticed, Bitcoin’s having a bit of a moment. The cryptocurrency’s value reached record heights in recent weeks, you’ll soon be able to buy a Tesla with it, and, as of Friday, you can now spend Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) via Apple Pay. BitPay, a …

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Mastercard will support cryptocurrency payments later this year

Mastercard will support cryptocurrency payments later this year

Mastercard has become the latest payment company to give cryptocurrencies its blessing. The financial services firm has begun preparations to support select cryptocurrencies later this year, Mastercard’s digital asset and blockchain VP Raj Dhamodharan said in a blog post. Of course, if you want to be part of the establishment, you have to play by …

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Tesla Discloses $1.5 Billion Purchase of Bitcoin in Latest SEC Filing

Tesla Discloses $1.5 Billion Purchase of Bitcoin in Latest SEC Filing

Photo: Hannibal Hanschke (Getty Images) Tesla has purchased $1.5 billion in bitcoin, according to its latest SEC filing on Monday. The electric car company made the purchase sometime since January 2021, though the filing doesn’t say what price the company locked into. From the SEC filing: In January 2021, we updated our investment policy to …

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