Articles by Kai Sedgwick

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New Virtual Reality Tool Lets You Explore the Bitcoin Blockchain in 3D

New Virtual Reality Software Lets You Explore the Bitcoin Blockchain in 3DAs an intangible asset, bitcoin can be hard to picture. Yes, you know what it is, you’re familiar with how the blockchain works, and you’ve probably tried (and failed) explaining it to an elderly relative. Every conceivable facet of bitcoin’s underlying technology can be monitored, analyzed, and charted – that’s the beauty of a public […]

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Bitcoin Gold Wallet That Stole Private Keys Scooped $3.3 Million

Bitcoin Gold Wallet That Stole Private Keys Scooped $3.3 MillionLast week it emerged that a fake BTG wallet which had been promoted on the bitcoin gold website was fraudulent. The team’s developers removed “mybtgwallet” once the scam came to light, but not before scores of innocent users had been duped. The total amount of cryptocurrency lost to the fraud has now been totted up […]

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Deep Web Roundup: Alphabay Suspect Dies, Monero Climbs, and 126m Verge Lost

Deep Web RoundupThe days of darknet markets driving bitcoin are long gone, but even for those with no compunction to visit the deep web, its activity is worth monitoring. From anonymous coins to multi-sig wallets, the darknet often leads the way when it comes to adopting tech – especially when that tech can be used to enhance […]

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Forum Wars: r/Bitcoin Mods Accused of Hacking and Vote Manipulation

Forum Wars: r/Bitcoin Mods Accused of Hacking and Vote ManipulationIt’s no secret that not everyone in the world of bitcoin shares the same opinion. Heated debates, and all out flame wars, play across social media every day. But what happens when the debate goes beyond mere words, and individuals resort to dirty tricks such as hacking and vote rigging? That’s exactly what’s been taking […]

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Kraken CEO Apologizes for Site Issues as Bitcoin Exchanges Struggle to Meet Demand

Kraken CEO Apologizes for Site Issues as Bitcoin Exchanges Struggle to Meet DemandAs cryptomania has swept the world in 2017, the influx of new users has caused bottlenecks at major exchanges. From server outages to lack of customer support, recurrent issues have tormented users, many of whom have taken to social media to vent their frustrations. In a Reddit post on November 20, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell […]

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Trustless Payment Startup Confido Makes Off with $375k of ICO Funds

Trustless Payment Startup Confido Does a Runner with $375k of ICO FundsConfido, an ICO startup whose name means “I trust”, has done a bunk with 1,235 ETH. The company was supposed to have been creating a trustless payment system using smart contracts. Instead, it was the project’s founders who have proven themselves trustless after deleting all their accounts and going dark. The $375,000 exit scam highlights […]

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62% of Institutional Investors are Buying or Considering Buying Bitcoin

62% of Institutional Investors are Buying or Considering Buying BitcoinOver the past few weeks, a string of surveys has provided an insight into the public’s perception of bitcoin. Japanese; Americans; millennials – all have been grilled regarding the world’s leading digital currency. One group that have yet to speak their piece en masse is institutional traders – until now. A newly released survey sheds […]

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Meet the Pac-Man That Eats Bitcoin at this 21st Century Arcade

Meet the Pac-Man That Eats Bitcoin at this 21st Century ArcadeThe amusement arcade, like the shopping mall, is a 20th century relic. Once synonymous with teen idling and coming of age, these hangouts have since been eaten by the internet. But in one New Zealand town, the arcade is biting back, led by a Pac-Man that feeds on bitcoin. See also: This Week in Bitcoin: Failed […]

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Mark Karpeles Wants to Resurrect Mt Gox with an ICO

Mark Karpeles Wants to Resurrect Mt Gox with an ICOYes, you read that right. Fallen figure Mark Karpeles wants to resurrect Mt Gox, which collapsed in 2014 with the loss of 850,000 bitcoins. He proposes using an ICO and he’d really like your help. Where else is he going to raise the required $245 million? It sounds absurd, but before you hit caps lock […]

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Norwegians Develop a Thirst for Bitcoin Cash

Norwegians Develop a Thirst for Bitcoin CashOslo Bitcoin Meetup, an annual gathering of like-minded cryptocurrency enthusiasts, has announced a name change. The group shall henceforth be known as Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup to reflect its founders’ newfound appreciation for the revitalized bitcoin fork. The fourth meetup of the Norwegian group will take place on November 24th under the BCH banner. The […]

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