The surging popularity of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies offers a vision of a more efficient world where individuals can deal directly with each other without trusted centralized institutions. That’s the positive narrative, but technology has promised many things in the past, only for them to either fail or take a lot longer
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50 Cent: ‘I Forgot’ Taking 700 Bitcoins For 2014 Album; Stake Is Now Worth Millions : The Two-Way : NPR
When 50 Cent agreed to accept bitcoin for purchases of his 2014 album, Animal Ambition, a unit of the cryptocurrency was already worth hundreds of dollars — but the value of those sales has since skyrocketed and the rapper’s bitcoin holding is now reportedly worth more than $7.5 million. “Not
Starbucks Corp. Chairman Howard Schultz said he believes digital currency will catch on with consumers, though not necessarily Bitcoin. Schultz said that Starbucks, an early adopter of smartphone payments, is positioned to take advantage in coming years as cryptocurrency — and its underlying technology known as blockchain — become more
Fake money is boring. At least, that’s the contention of many micropayment enthusiasts, whose impatience for the Lightning Network has led to an influx of real bitcoin being transacted over the network, even though developers caution people against doing so since it’s still in the testing phase. “The testnet just
Featured Popular smartphone app Robinhood announced it will begin to allow users to trade bitcoin next month, and without transaction fees. Until now, online retail brokerage platforms have been careful about dabbling in bitcoin by way of futures contracts, preferring not to deal directly in cryptocurrency. The young app is
Rapper 50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson III, has reportedly amassed a small fortune in cryptocurrency. Jackson racked up about 700 bitcoins after agreeing to accept digital currency as an alternative form of payment for his 2014 album “Animal Ambition,” according to TMZ. That stake is now worth over
Bitcoin’s anonymous yet transparent nature makes for some interesting reading when trawling through the easily accessible information on the top wallets out there. While these top 10 wallets, do not have names attached to them, some are easy to figure out. The Winklevoss twins made history in early December
2017 was the year that cryptocurrency finally went mainstream as Bitcoin’s value soared from under $1,000 to nearly $20,000, and it doesn’t look like things will slow down in 2018. If you feel like missed your chance to get in on the ground level with Bitcoin, there are plenty
Emerging Markets Bitcoin is continuing its popular trend throughout society, and these days the decentralized currency can now be purchased at your local bodega, gas station, deli, and convenience store. According to recent reports, bitcoin teller machines (BTMs) worldwide are popping up in great numbers; most notably in the U.S.
I’m a Huge Skeptic of Bitcoin, but This Cryptocurrency Has Caught My Attention – #besomebody | Advice.
Have you ever had the fear of missing out? Recently, I’ve experienced this on a small scale when I was giving the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency some deep thought. Lately, A LOT of my friends have been chatting with me about crypto and how it has even prompted some of
Ripple has had the biggest growth in value among notable digital tokens this year. It went from less than a cent ($0.006523) in January to $2.24 on Saturday, which represents a surge of almost 350 times in value. After Saturday’s jump, ripple’s market cap hit $86 billion at 12:00 GMT,