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A laptop featuring the logos of Bitcoin (BTC), the Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Factom's Factoid (FCT).

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.

Bitcoin held in front of a computer screen showing a price chart on Coinbase.

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.

Illustration of Bitcoin rising over the moon -- the coin reached a price of $10,000 on November 28.

Bitcoin Price Cracks All-Time High of $10,000

The price of one full Bitcoin, the original decentralized digital currency, officially hit 10,000 U.S. dollars early Tuesday morning, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Brave Browser, the BAT (Basic Attention Token) currency, and a smartphone display the YouTube app.

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.

A picture taken on February 5, 2013 in Nice shows a person inserting a Visa Premier credit card in an ATM (automated teller machine). French police has arrested, early this morning in Paris and in several French and overseas departments, 22 people in connection with the trade of credit cards …

Dash Upgrade Promises Lower Fees — and Strong Competition for Bitcoin, Visa

Dash ($DASH), a decentralized digital currency, released an upgrade to its blockchain code Wednesday that promises to reduce most transaction fees to less than a third of a penny, boasting that it has upgraded its scaling capabilities as Bitcoin struggles under the load of its users’ activity.

Bitcoin (Rick Bowmer / AP)

Bitcoin Crushes Bank Fees in Emerging Economies

New evidence is emerging that virtual currencies and distributed ledgers, like bitcoin, are gaining strength in emerging economies by cutting out huge fees charged by local banks and financial institutions.