Category: Business / Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

June 6, 2021

China Has Triggered a Bitcoin Mining Exodus

The promise of a crackdown is sending the country’s crypterati scrambling for the exit.

by Gian Volpicelli Wired UK in Business
June 1, 2021

The Mayor of Reno Is Betting Big on the Blockchain

Hillary Schieve invests in cryptocurrencies herself, and she sees the technology as a way to improve government services.

by Gregory Barber in Business
May 17, 2021

Elon Musk Tweets—and Gives Crypto Markets Growing Pains

The Tesla and SpaceX billionaire has sent Dogecoin and Bitcoin on a roller coaster this month—and exposed weaknesses in the cryptocurrency market along the way.

by Gregory Barber in Business
May 13, 2021

GameStop FOMO Inspires a New Wave of Crypto Pump-and-Dumps

Thousands of would-be investors are joining Discord groups that promise big earnings by manipulating the crypto market.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
April 14, 2021

Coinbase Makes Its Debut—and Bitcoin Arrives on Wall Street

The big cryptocurrency exchange goes public through a direct listing, and it could make a bigger debut than Facebook.

by Gregory Barber in Business
March 16, 2021

As Digital Currency’s Popularity Rises, So Do Privacy Fears

Backers see a way to reach the unbanked. But any system could give the government a record of every dollar you spend.

by Gregory Barber in Business