Latest cryptocurrency publications

Microsoft accepting Bitcoin as payment method

Bitcoin’s much-discussed potential as a financial ‘Rosetta Stone’ has been boosted by the news that tech behemoth Microsoft is now beginning to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment method. A new article in Microsoft’s billing help section details the limitations of the new arrangement, which allows users to purchase apps, games and digital content for… Read More

Australian cops crack down on crypto-crime

One of Australia’s leading policing agencies, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), has launched an investigation into crypto currencies and their link with organised crime. According to a Reuters report, the official operation named ‘Project Longstrike’ will be monitoring “misuse of virtual currencies to facilitate criminal activity.” “Organised crime groups continue to make use of darknets… Read More

Why yes, you can have your DNA stored as Bitcoin data

There’s tremendous marginal and fringe interest in the possibilities of the ‘blockchain’ technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. blockchain is a distributed consensus system in which the entire network authenticates transactions. The transactions do not have to be financial; they could as easily form part of new systems for blockchain-based email systems, secure online voting, authoritative… Read More

Bitcoin entrepreneur injects handy microchips under skin to store virtual riches

Martin Wismeijer, a Dutch entrepreneur has implanted two computer chips in his hands to stash Bitcoin inside his body. Wismeijer is the founder of the digital currency company Mr Bitcoin which operates in his native Amsterdam, and across Europe. He decided to undergo the procedure this month to embed two glass near-field communication chips under his… Read More

Bitcoin hardware company to build data centre near Arctic Circle

Sweden’s ‘Node Pole’ is becoming a vogue destination for data centres, with Facebook a resident and Bitcoin hardware company KnC Miner announcing now that it will build a 20mw data centre in the chilly data colony at Boden. The new centre is to be called ‘Boden 2’, and brings the KnC Miner footprint up to 161000 square… Read More