Corporate Execs Are Obsessed With Blockchain Because They Can’t Afford to Ignore it Anymore

From tech firms to banks to retailers and beyond, investors now expect execs to explain their companies’ positions on blockchain technology.

Someone Made Over $60,000 Hijacking People’s Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency

The malware mines Monero, a cryptocurrency that currently has a total market value of about $1.4 billion.

Bitcoin Has Split, and There Are Now Two Versions of the Popular Cryptocurrency

The new “bitcoin cash” offers an eight-fold increase in transaction capacity.

A Government Worker in New York City Was Fined for Mining Bitcoins on His Work Computer

The employee ran bitcoin-mining software on the computer every night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for an entire month in 2014.

The SEC Has Finally Weighed in on the Crypto-Token Frenzy, and Nobody’s Going to Jail—Yet

The agency found that the “initial coin offering” last May that kickstarted the current cryptotoken gold-rush was subject to U.S. securities laws.

After a Series of Hacks, Cryptocurrency Issuers May Turn to Old-Fashioned Bank Vaults for Security

It's difficult to keep even the most sophisticated new technology safe and secure.

A Coding Error Led to $30 Million in Ethereum Being Stolen

The perils of a blockchain’s immutable transactions was brought home yesterday.

Hackers Plunder Cryptocurrency Exchange and Car Insurance Data

Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

4 Internet Crimes Trends to Know

The crime may be virtual, but the losses are not.

The New Cryptocurrency Gold Rush: Digital Tokens That Raise Millions in Minutes

The oracles of Silicon Valley say token offerings could reinvent the “freemium” business model of the internet.

The Rise of Cryptocurrency Ponzi Schemes

Scammers are making big money off people who want in on the latest digital gold rush but don’t understand how the technology works.

For the First Time, the Price of Bitcoin Is the Same as the Price of Gold

Two years ago, the value of Bitcoin slumped so badly that the digital currency was being written off as a failed experiment.

HHS Considers Climbing on the Blockchain Bandwagon

Know how blockchain could be used in health care? HHS wants your input.