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Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining from Google Chrome Extensions

Refinery29, a media and entertainment company focused on young women, “blurs the lines” with how they promote sponsored content, becoming the outlet which is “pushing the boundaries the most,” with controversial tactics that even target its own employees, according to a report.

A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Bitcoin Is in a Downward Spiral

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) continues to slide, with the decentralized digital currency suffering its most dramatically bearish market movements since 2014.

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China Gears Up for Digital Currency Launch in 2019

Outgoing People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan held a press briefing on Thursday in which he dropped a few hints about the launch of China’s new digital currency, known as “DCEP” for Digital Currency Electronic Payment.

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Fact Check: Bitcoin Skeptics Claim ‘Nobody Has Come Up with a Use for Blockchain’

It’s been a tough time for new owners of Bitcoin. After the decentralized digital currency rocketed to prices of $20,000 for one whole BTC, those values dropped roughly 50 percent and have bounced back and forth between $10k and $12k for the past week. And, while the asset’s 9-year history suggests the bear market won’t last forever, Bitcoin critics are out in force warning the recent adopters that the fundamentals of their investment are not sound.

Dulis: My 5 Favorite Altcoins for Mining in 2017

This was the year that I finally jumped down the rabbit hole known as “cryptocurrency” — decentralized, blockchain-based digital money — and a big part of what sparked my interest was the concept of “mining,” or using my computer’s processing power to mint new units of these “coins.”

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‘Severe’ Economic Difficulty Predicted for North Korea Next Year

If the South Korean analysts quoted by Yonhap News are correct, North Korea will not be having a Happy New Year. According to the Institute for National Security Strategy in Seoul, tough international sanctions imposed against North Korea over its nuclear missile programs haven’t affected the economy much yet, but that is about to change.

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The Bitcoin Community Is Furious with Coinbase’s Surprise Launch of ‘BCash’

Bitcoin owners and enthusiasts spent Tuesday night and Wednesday morning raging against Coinbase — one of the most popular apps for exchanging U.S dollars to blockchain-based digital currencies — after the trading platform unexpectedly began exchanging BTC’s controversial rival “Bitcoin Cash,” then quickly crashed as its new product became illiquid.

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New York Woman Charged with Sending Bitcoin to Islamic State Fighters

Zoobia Shahnaz, a 27-year-old resident of Brentwood on Long Island, was charged with bank fraud and money laundering in a grand jury indictment unsealed on Thursday. She was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 31, allegedly in the process of fleeing to Syria after using the Bitcoin digital currency to send thousands of dollars to Islamic State fighters overseas.

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Brave Browser Lets Users Fight YouTube Censorship with Bitcoin Tech

Brave, the Internet browser from Brendan Eich — the creator of JavaScript and former Mozilla CEO chased out of the company because of political wrongthink — has announced a new feature that users might use to combat YouTube’s growing censorship of independent channels in favor of corporate brands.