Blockchain technology was designed to thwart big institutions. Now the likes of Facebook and Twitter are co-opting it.
Gerry Cotten took at least $137 million to the grave when he died without giving anyone the password to his encrypted laptop.
The founders of Alchemy are hoping to conjure gold—by building a better backbone for companies that run on blockchain.
Five men face federal charges of bilking investors of $722 million by inviting them to buy shares in bitcoin mining pools.
Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber are all eyeing financial services as the next frontier. Getting there might take some work.
As US leaders dither, President Xi Jinping vies for the technological future of finance.
By holding particular cryptocurrencies in a Coinbase account, the exchange says you’ll receive set returns independent of the market’s spikes.
Blockchain tech enables systems where no one is in charge, and keeps them secure. But it’s compute-intensive and slow, a hurdle for applications like payments.
Dodgy energy deals, loose regulation, and dubious characters—with links to the Hillary Clinton email hackers—are fueling a burgeoning crypto industry that could provide an end run around US sanctions.
Not long ago, blockchain technology was touted as a way to track tuna, bypass banks, and preserve property records. Reality has proved a much tougher challenge.