Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

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Since at least late December 2018, many users of the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet have fallen victim to a series of phishing attacks, which we estimate...

Advocate for Mt Gox Creditors Quits, Saying Bitcoin Payouts Could Take Years

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The head of the largest organized creditor group representing the former users of failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is stepping down amid what he...

Cryptocurrency and Taxes: A Starter Guide

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As the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin passes by, murky waters continue to cloud the crypto seascape. Skeptics, supporters and talking heads alike have tabled the same...

Ethereum Upgrades as Hard Forks Activate on Blockchain

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Two long-anticipated upgrades appear to have officially activated on the ethereum blockchain, the world’s second-largest by market value, without incident. At 19:57 (UTC), the sixth and...

Proof of Keys Explained: Bitcoin’s First Planned ‘Bank Run’ Is Today

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Do your bitcoins really exist? The answer might seem like an obvious “yes,” but the brewing “Proof of Keys” movement, launching today, argues the answer...

Phishing Attack on Electrum Wallet Nets Hacker Almost $1 Million in Hours: Report

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A reportedly ongoing hack against cryptocurrency wallet Electrum has seen a malicious party steal almost 250 Bitcoin (BTC) (about $937,000), commentators reported on social media Dec. 27. Subsequently confirmed by Electrum itself, the...

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

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“This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject must have run its course, it flares up again.” Those words, from cryptography legend...

Hacker backdoors popular JavaScript library to steal Bitcoin funds

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A hacker has gained (legitimate) access to a popular JavaScript library and has injected malicious code that steals Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash funds stored...

Bitcoin Didn’t Die 323 Times. Just Twice.

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There’s an interesting web page called “Bitcoin Obituaries” which says that Bitcoin has died 323 times. The idea is that each time someone claims Bitcoin is...

When the Fork Forks: What You Need to Know as Bitcoin Cash Goes to...

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Around 16:40 UTC tomorrow, November 15, 2018, the Bitcoin Cash network is set to undergo another hard fork upgrade. But contention about this upgrade...

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