Some of Twitter's biggest accounts got hacked. It could have been much worse.

Jul 16, 2020
Zeynep Tufekci, a technology and society expert at the University of North Carolina, hopes the hacks on Obama, Gates and others act as a wake-up call ahead of the election.
Twitter's logo outside the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. Wednesday's hacks demonstrate the high level of risk associated with the messaging service.
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With Venezuela's collapsing government, "the collapse of everything else"

May 7, 2019
Why economist Carlos Hernández is staying in the country, despite political turmoil and zero economic opportunity.
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Ohio experiments with bitcoin tax payments

Apr 8, 2019
The state treasurer's office is trying something new.
A window display at the Blockland Solutions Conference in Cleveland this past December.
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The blockchain is coming to Wall Street

Jan 21, 2019
Future ICOs might start to look a lot more like old-fashioned stock
"We can have a much more seamless, actually transparent stock trading mechanism using blockchain," says Kristen Howell, a partner with the law firm Fox Rothschild who helps companies create initial coin offerings.
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Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

Nov 20, 2018
Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were just trying to make a quick buck. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
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Is Bitcoin a currency, security or commodity? Depends who you ask

Jul 3, 2018
Bitcoin has a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to regulatory frameworks.
A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin, alongside U.S. dollars.
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Are traders messing with the price of bitcoin? And why should you care?

The U.S. is reportedly investigating price manipulation in digital currencies.
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Venezuela turns to crypto currency, hoping to salvage battered economy

Feb 20, 2018
Venezuelan government will begin pre-selling a cryptocurrency today, called the "petro."