Internet users are up in arms after TorrentFreak found that The Pirate Bay has been stealing its user’s computer resources to mine cryptocurrency while they illegaly downloaded movies, games and software.
One of China’s main bitcoin exchanges, BTCC, has said it will stop trading after the Chinese government has been cracking down on cryptocurrencies over the past few weeks.
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning to consumers about the risks involved with initial coin offerings, or ICOs.
Monetisation of the messaging market is in full swing, and many apps are starting to use advertising to keep the lights on.
Ether, the cryptocurrency that runs on the blockchain-based software platform Ethereum, fell sharply last month after it was claimed — via the online message board 4chan — that Ethereum’s co-creator Vitalik Buterin had died in a car crash.
London-based startup Blockchain has raised $40m in funding, the largest amount for a fintech company in the UK since last year.
Ether, the cryptocurrency tokens used on the Ethereum blockchain, flash crashed yesterday afternoon, tumbling as low as 10 cents from over $300 in a matter of seconds due to what’s been described as a “multimillion dollar market sell” order.
As bitcoin nudges its all time high of about $1,140 the good people at Investoo have put together an infographic of the cryptocurrency’s darker times.