According to the owner of the Russian cryptocurrency news outlet Forklog, Anatoly Kaplan, his media firm is being harassed by Ukrainian law enforcement officials. On December 15, agents from the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) searched both Kaplan's apartment and the Forklog offices in Odessa for an alleged association with U.S. nationals committing criminal activities. Also…

In 2014, Newsweek doxxed Dorian Nakamoto, an unassuming senior, as the creator of bitcoin. The bumbling Dorian, who claimed never to have heard of the digital currency, was besieged by journalists for days, prompting him to plot a harassment lawsuit. As introductions to bitcoin go, Dorian's was hellish. And yet, three years on from the…

Any American bitcoin investors who were hoping to avoid paying taxes for their profits this year by trading them for altcoins are in for an unpleasant surprise. New regulations have been tailored specifically to make sure U.S. taxpayers can't use this method to avoid giving the IRS their cut. Also Read: South Africa Wants to…

If the safety of your bitcoins is keeping you awake at night, perhaps it's time you considered a more secure solution. Exchanges can be hacked, smartphones can die, and hardware wallets can be lost. For the ultra-paranoid, there's only one storage option that's impregnable to all known attack vectors – the brainwallet. If you get…

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Bitcoin markets took a slide on Sunday evening December 17 about an hour after CME Group launched the company's futures markets. Even though the beginning of the derivatives sessions were quite bullish with contracts above $20K, bitcoin's spot markets dipped to a low of $17,925 across many exchanges. Also Read: Bitcoin Fees Have Become Infeasible…

Last week the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) introduced its bitcoin-based futures markets and the first day got a reasonable level of fanfare. Now the largest options exchange in the world, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has launched its bitcoin derivatives products. Here's what you can expect from CME Group's bitcoin futures opening day.…

In 2013, one bitcoin cost $20. In 2017, it costs $20 to send one bitcoin. With record highs, thriving adoption, and media attention, this should be a celebratory time for bitcoin believers. And yet it's hard to shake the feeling that something isn't quite right. How did we reach a point where the world's bank…