Bitcoin

Alleged Bitcoin Founder Denies He Created Digital Currency

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

The man identified by Newsweek as the founder of Bitcoin now says he did not create the digital currency. Satoshi Nakamoto, a Californian 64-year-o...

Bitcoin Creator 'Worth $400 Million' Found Living 'Humble' Life In California

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Dorian S. Nakamoto now denies he is the creator of Bitcoin. The creator of Bitcoin has potentially been found, after 'disappearing' into ob...

Bitcoin Exchange CEO Found Dead In Suspected Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Tech

The American CEO of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at her home in Singapore. Autumn Radtke, 28, was found on 28 February according to local...

Bitcoin Price Shatters After Key Exchange Goes Offline

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

One of the world's key Bitcoin exchanges has gone offline, sparking a dramatic price crash in the digital currency. Mt Gox went stopped all withdra...

How Much Has Social Media Changed Your Life?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Think about it. Social communication is affecting a lot more than just your ability to get anything done because you want to tweet just one more time... this is the social society.

This Guy Is The First Person To Pay To Fly In Bitcoin

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

Belgian tech entrepreneur Olivier Janssens has become the first person to pay to fly in the digital currency Bitcoin. Janssens, who is himself a mi...

Bitcoin Needs to Change Before It Can Go Mainstream

Michael R Jackson | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michael R Jackson

With media reports on Bitcoin's soaring price, the millionaires it has made and the growing number of businesses accepting it as a form of payment, many people are now asking whether it may become the digital currency of the future.

Three Benefits of Bitcoin You Didn't Know About

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

The buzz around Bitcoin continues. You cannot read a newspaper or blog without news, developments and investments in this most famous of crypto-currencies being mentioned and dissected.

Jeremy Paxman Interviews Mark Carney On Interest Rates, Miliband And Bitcoin

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In Davos on Thursday, Jeremy Paxman was given an extended interview with the Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, focusing on his plans f...

Bob Geldof Said WHAT About Bitcoin?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Sir Bob Geldof has sharply dismissed the prospects of Bitcoin succeeding as an alternative payment system, warning that the digital currency "simply w...

Has Kanye Just Killed Off Coinye West?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The creators of a Bitcoin-style currency named in "honour" of Kanye West - known as Coinye West - say they will launch the project early, despite a th...

'CoinYe West' Creators: Kanye Isn't Involved

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new digital cyrptocurrency built on the same source-code as the notoriously volatile Bitcoin will launch later in January. That in itself is noth...

Crowdfunding: A New Horizon

Tony Mckenna | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Tony Mckenna

You might have already heard of Crowdfunding - the phenomenon by which an idea for a project or invention is relayed to the public, usually via the internet, in order to attract funds and become a reality. This year it has hit the mainstream with a bang - with celebrities such as Zach Braff and James Franco using it as a way to attain revenue for their own movie projects.

Bitcoin Falls 40% in a Few Weeks - Is It Over for the Crypto-currency?

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Bitcoin, the darling of libertarian, fiat money avoiders, has plunged nearly 40% in a few short weeks. After an incredible run this year, soaring like a rocket from a bit more than $200 to $1,203 between October and late November, bitcoin has collapse back down to $752.

Bitcoin - A 'Bubble' and Little More

Jeremy Cook | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jeremy Cook

It's been quite a story, I'll give you that - Bitcoin was valued at $13 a unit at the beginning of the year and crossed the $1,000 barrier this week. Some have even suggested that it is a currency which will revolutionise the world of commerce. This is as fantastical as it comes.

There is £4.6 Million In Bitcoin Buried Under Landfill In Wales

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

A man in South Wales claims to have accidentally thrown away a hard drive containing just over £4.6 million of Bitcoin. Luckily, he knows where th...

Follow the Money

Christian Berg | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

Follow the money; an old investigative adage that says the money trail will ultimately lead to those at the heart of a crime. However, does this hold for all crimes? Particularly those online or those possessed of an extremely skewed value system.

Man Buys £27 Of Bitcoins, Forgets About It...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech

Ever done that thing where you put a £10 note in your winter coat pocket, forget about it until a year later and feel like you've won a prize? Wel...

Why the Internet Means the End of Government Money

Will Bancroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

You might say that during this long stretch of monetary history our freedoms and choice were restricted as we laboured away under state-imposed money systems. However, since 1990 there have been huge changes taking place.

Bitcoin Users Prank FBI With 'Protest Transactions' After 'Silk Road' Arrest

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The seizure of the illicit 'dark web' trading website The Silk Road and the arrest of its alleged operator last week was a big win for the FBI - even ...

Bitcoin: Testing the All Publicity Is Good Publicity Theory

Reuben Sagar | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

For many today's raid will simply push the coins further into the murky black waters of the internet where only hackers and developers dare to delve. I mean why trust a currency whose most publicised users are drug lords and drug takers?

Twerk, v: Dance To Popular Music In A Sexually Provocative Manner

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

It made headline news across the world, and caused a storm on Twitter, but now twerking is assured of its place in history. The raunchy dance perfo...

'A Virtual Wild West For Narco-Traffickers'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

A Wall Street regulator has issued subpoenas to 22 firms involved with the virtual currency Bitcoin, including companies run by the Winklevoss Twins, ...

Why the Bitcoin Founder is a Genius and the Litecoin Founder Is a Second Class Genius With Aspirations

Charlie Morris | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

You wake up and decide to print out a million of pieces of paper with your face on the front. You've been very clever and made it so that these pieces of paper cannot be forged because the quality of the image is so remarkably high. You try selling these pieces of paper to other people in return for real money. Low and behold, people start to buy your paper off you and trade it amongst themselves. You are pretty pleased with yourself.

Winklevoss Bitcoin Fund Struggles For Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

After suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their social networking idea, the Winklevoss twins’ new $20m idea has got off to...