If bitcoin is going to survive as a digital currency, it's going to have to convince investors their holdings are safe.
Kyle Drake calls himself a professional cyberpunk. He spends his days on the net, writing computer code and trying to stick it to the man. His latest target: the global banking industry.
Bitcoin is changing the way we think about money and transactions, and during its brief existence has changed the way not only businesses operate, but has also been instrumental in setting new standards for charities.
Mordor, affectionately known as Washington D.C., appears to have taken an interest in bitcoin lately. With the price rising rapidly over the past few weeks, sociopaths under the title of “senators” held meetings this week on what to do about this str
Digital wallets are one of those perennial tech promises that have never quite materialized.
From online drug bazaars to virtual currency tax shelters, the growing anonymous web has many corners of Washington concerned.
As we as a population face such issues as mounting debt and endless warfare, one oft-reviled generation is really getting a sour deal: the millennials. Those narcissistic, lazy, good-for-nothing louts who played by all the rules only to realize the r
"A lot of people think it's basically digital gold because it's so scarce, it holds value well, and you can transfer it instantly," says BitcoinStore.com's Jon Holmquist.
PayPal has recently entertained the notion of accepting and clearing the bitcoin unit on its pervasive platform. It’s a bit like the prince joining the revolution. Is this a good thing?
The hackers often struck late on Fridays, starting about a year ago, sending skeleton crews at more than a dozen European banks rushing to keep bombardments of digital gibberish from crashing their websites.
The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) now appears to be dead in the Senate, despite having passed the House by a wide margin earlier this month.
Analyses of hundreds of documented data breaches found that hackers affiliated with the Chinese government were by far the most energetic and successful cyberspies in the world last year
China and the US, which are embroiled in a bitter dispute over hacking, have agreed to set up a cybersecurity working group, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental online currency launched in 2009.
Pinterest’s CEO says that crowds of people are better than algorithms at finding content that consumers care about.
In case you missed it, someone bought a Porsche Cayman S for 300 Bitcoin yesterday.
So you're curious about getting into Bitcoins!
Last week Amazon announced a new way for customers to buy and sell goods on its massive online retail platform: a new virtual currency called Amazon Coins.
The White House is being asked by attorneys to explain a top-secret presidential policy directive signed last month that may allow for the domestic deployment of the US military for the sake of so-called cybersecurity.
NSTIC, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, is working with Kantara to bring an authentication credential system online for US social service recipients. Kantara's involvement would make transactional monitoring between recipi
As part of the Beyond the Border initiative, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no nationa
This week, the search giant added the “Google Wallet Card ” to the list of devices able to use its Google Wallet mobile payment system.
Amazon quietly switched its Prime service today, letting subscribers choose between paying $7.99 per month or $79 per year.
We've seen Congress legislation of the week is SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, the Executive Orders and now the UN's run on "cyberterrorism". Those creative distratctions are all leading away from the mother of Brave New World longterm strategy seated.
Who watches TV, on actual TVs, anymore? Sometimes, it feels like no one.
Central online identity scheme 'will be a target for criminals'
Trying to match Google's immense index of the Web would be very costly—but Facebook could instead build search on top of the data we've already given it.
So it turns out that you don’t need a wallet to buy groceries, at least not in San Francisco.
Some people will tell you that Google and Facebook and Amazon are beside the point.
We noted recently that Facebook's list of newly approved "Strategic Preferred Marketing Developers (SPMD)" — client companies and agencies who qualify for early participation in beta ad products and other advanced looks at cool new stuff — contained