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Elon Musk Says Tesla Likely to Accept Bitcoin Again

Elon Musk has apparently changed his mind about bitcoin. Again. The billionaire founder of SpaceX said Tesla would likely accept bitcoin again in the future after dropping the cryptocurrency over environmental concerns. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Economy, Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Hyperloop, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Boring Company, Neuralink, The Boring Company, Payment Systems, Economics Of Bitcoin


Sen. Warren Wants SEC to Finally Regulate Crypto Markets

Elizabeth Warren has warned that cryptocurrency investors are at the “mercy of manipulators and fraudsters” because the crypto market isn’t properly regulated, according to a new press release from the U.S. Senator’s office. Warren’s solution, as she outlined in a letter to the SEC chairman on Wednesday, is to have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Elizabeth Warren, Bitcoin, Warren, SEC, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Financial Technology, Gary Gensler, Dogecoin, Business Finance, Binance, Payment Systems


UK Cracks Down on Binance But Crypto Platform Says It's Not a Ban

Government regulators in the UK have started to crack down on Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency platform by volume, with some news outlets like the BBC going so far as to call it a “ban.” But Binance says it’s not a ban and won’t affect anything the company does in the UK. How can that be the case? Binance…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Bbc, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Currencies, Financial Technology, UKs Financial Conduct Authority, Business Finance, Jessica Jung, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Binance, Payment Systems, Binance Group, Exonumia, Binance Markets Limited, Binance Coinbase Limited


El Salvador to Give Every Citizen $30 in Bitcoin for Downloading Govt Crypto App

El Salvador will give every adult citizen $30 in bitcoin, provided they download and register the government’s cryptocurrency app, known as Chivo, according to President Nayib Bukele.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Labor, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Social Issues, El Salvador, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Currencies, Dollar Bank, Chivo, NAYIB BUKELE, Payment Systems, Economics Of Bitcoin, Draftbitcoin Beach, Bitcoin Law


Hacker Breaks ATMs Using Only a Handy Cellphone

ATM hacking is nothing new. Like any human-designed system, they’re bound to contain a flaw or two, or simply fail with time against faster, better technologies. Unlike most hardware, though, ATMs seem to occupy a special place in the imaginations of people who derive sick pleasure from watching supposedly impregnable…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Money, Ransomware, Credit Card, Science and Technology, Point Of Sale, Payment Card, IOActive, Payment Systems, Near Field Communication, Automated Teller Machine, Technology Internet, Josep Rodriguez


Bitcoin's Price Plummets as China Cracks Down on Trades

China has all but banned bitcoin—and bitcoin holders, whoever they are, have customarily panic dumped the cryptocurrency. As CNBC International’s Ryan Browne has pointed out, bitcoin nearly wiped out all of its gains this year this morning, which would turn into a loss if it reaches $29,388.30. Early this morning, it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, China, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Alipay, Cryptocurrencies, Liquid, Digital Currencies, Browne, Business Finance, CNBC International, US Federal government, Ryan Browne, Payment Systems, Eunice Yoon


Bitcoin Plunges as China's Sichuan Province Pulls Plug on Crypto Mining

Bitcoin continued its dramatic plunge to $32,281 Monday morning, down 17.65% from a week earlier as some of China’s largest bitcoin mining farms were shut down over the weekend. The bitcoin mining facilities of Sichuan Province received an order on Friday to stop doing business by Sunday, according to Chinese state…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, China, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Sichuan Province, Maciej Ceglowski, Dogecoin, Crypto Mining, Payment Systems, Eunice Yoon, Book20 Crypto Currencies You Should Know About, Shentu Qingchun, Sichuan Province Pulls Plug


City Sinking Into Sea Welcomes Bitcoin Miners

Miami is scheming for ways to become the U.S. bitcoin capital. Mayor Francis Suarez told CNBC last week that his city would welcome bitcoin miners with open arms, as China picks up its nationwide crackdown on miners. What’s more, Suarez also said that the city was looking into lowering energy prices to further entice…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, China, Environment, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Miami, Cryptocurrencies, Suarez, Cnbc, Digital Currencies, Florida Power and Light, Bitcoin Cash, Payment Systems, Francis Suarez, Economics Of Bitcoin


Project Veritas 'Whistleblower' Complains Fox Station Suppressed Bitcoin Reports

Depending on your political outlook and/or how much paint you’ve huffed lately, the far-right activist group Project Veritas is either a groundbreaking conservative investigative outlet or a group of dweebs doing an unending series of pratfalls and faceplants for your amusement. Just kidding, it’s the latter, always.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Fox News, Donald Trump, Whistleblower, Cryptocurrency, James, Roy Moore, Shiller, Houstons, Project Veritas, James Okeefe, Hr Mcmaster, Mamaroneck New York


Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again with His Stupid Tweets

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Bitcoin, Price, Cryptocurrencies, Musk, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Criticism Of Tesla Inc


Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 1,100 People in Crypto Crime Crackdown

Chinese authorities are upping their crackdown on all things crypto by arresting more than 1,100 people suspected of using these digital tokens for money laundering. The news comes courtesy of a Wednesday Wechat post from China’s Ministry of Public Security, which oversees law enforcement throughout the country. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, China, Fraud, Software, Bitcoin, Xi Jinping, WeChat, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Money Laundering, Digital Currencies, Ministry of Public Security, Bitcoin Network, Payment Systems


El Salvador Becomes First Country to Recognize Bitcoin as Currency

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to recognize the cryptocurrency bitcoin as legal currency, according to President Nayib Bukele in a tweet on Wednesday. Citizens will be able to pay taxes in bitcoin and, perhaps most importantly for bitcoin diehards, bitcoin won’t be subject to capital gains taxes…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Money, Tesla, Cryptography, Bitcoin, El Salvador, Cryptocurrencies, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, NAYIB BUKELE, Payment Systems, Legality Of Bitcoin By Country Or Territory, Economics Of Bitcoin, The Electric Car Company


El Salvador Is Set to Become the First Country to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador may soon become the first sovereign nation in the world to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender, Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele announced Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Cryptography, Bitcoin, El Salvador, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Decentralization, Lightning Network, Digital Currencies, NAYIB BUKELE, Jack Mallers, Payment Systems, Legality Of Bitcoin By Country Or Territory, Economics Of Bitcoin, Salvadorian


Iran Bans Crypto Mining After Months of Blackouts

Iran banned bitcoin mining this week, after four months of continuous blackouts partially due to what officials say is a huge energy suck from illegal mining.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Iran, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Hassan Rouhani, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Miner, Proof Of Work, Payment Systems, Legality Of Bitcoin By Country Or Territory


British Cops Thought They Were Raiding a Weed Farm, But Found Bitcoin Instead

A group of UK officers who thought they were going to bust up a massive cannabis farm found something completely different behind the doors of a local warehouse: a regular, legal, bitcoin mine. Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Bitcoin Network, Jennifer Griffin, Payment Systems


How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

Unless you’ve been avoiding the news completely in recent months, you’ve probably heard about the wild ride that is the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin and Ether are experiencing huge swings in value on a daily basis, while Dogecoin—created as a joke in 2013—has become a very real (if volatile) asset thanks in part to…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Lifehacks, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Blockchain, Dogecoin, Initial Coin Offering, Bancor, Smart Contract, Payment Systems, Security Token Offering


Is PayPay's 'Buy New Pay Later' Installment Plan Worth It?

With the boom of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) retail financing, the preference for no-interest installment plans has prompted popular payment apps like PayPal to launch their own versions. If you’re a regular user of PayPal who’s new to this form of payment, here’s a look at how it works and how to set it up.Read more...
Tags: Money, Paypal, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Financial Services, Cryptocurrencies, Layaway, Sephora, Debit Card, Urban Outfitters, Electronic Funds Transfer, Payment Systems, Draftbuy Now Pay Later


Why You Shouldn't Close a Credit Card Account (and the Few Times You Should)

If you have an old credit card that you never use, you might be tempted to scrap it. After all, debt is bad right? Well, cancelling your card has some consequences related to your credit score, so you’ll want to consider all of your options first. Here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Finance, Economy, Netflix, Credit, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Credit Score, Line of Credit, Employment Discrimination, Credit History, Payment Systems, Ted Rossman, Credit Score In The United States


Crypto Investors Scheme to Gain Control of Tesla as Bitcoin Markets Tank

The cryptocurrency market has taken a major dive, as it does. Now a band of traders has decided to form the people’s coin, appropriately named StopElon, to Stop Elon Musk from wielding intractable control over the market with his tweets. Much like China. And Mark Cuban. And volatile economies. And major financial…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Mark Cuban, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Litecoin, Digital Currencies, Daniel, Dogecoin, Business Finance, Binance, Payment Systems


Venmo Stops Payments for Palestinian Relief Funds, Citing 'Security Concerns'

We’re officially entering the second week in a row of fighting between Israel and Palestine, which means we probably haven’t seen the last of the hundreds of deaths and countless injuries inflicted on Gaza residents thus far. If you’re looking for a way to donate to the victims, then a quick word of advice: maybe…Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Paypal, Gaza, Palestine, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Cryptocurrencies, Venmo, Palestinians, Financial Technology, Palestinian National Authority, Cashless Society, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Interpal


Coinbase Says Screw It, We'll Let You Buy Doge

The cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase has caved. After a long silence to the hoards imploring the company to let them trade Dogecoin, they’ve decided to list the meme, adding a sheen of legitimacy to a cryptocurrency with limitless supply, which whales could squash with a whale-sized dump at any moment. On a…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Doge, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Dogecoin, Brian Armstrong, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Payment Systems, Exonumia, WallStreetBets, Drafthex, Private Currencies


World's Largest Crypto Trading Platform Under Investigation by DOJ and IRS: Report

Binance, the world’s largest platform for buying and selling cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Doj, Irs, Digital Currencies, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Bloomberg News Read, Binance, Changpeng Zhao, Payment Systems, Exonumia, Law Crime


Tesla Says It Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin for Car Payments, Citing Fossil Fuel Concerns

Tesla has “suspended vehicle purchases using bitcoin,” CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday night, allegedly out of concern over the “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining.”Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Environment, Tesla, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Square, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Decentralization, Musk, Digital Currencies, Dogecoin, Business Finance, Payment Systems


Is It Too Late to Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

With the recent upswing in cryptocurrency value during the pandemic, you might be feeling a sensation of intensifying FOMO if you don’t own some already. But are you really missing out, or is crypto an overhyped gamble? Well, the answer really depends on your investing strategy and your appetite for risk. Here’s a…Read more...
Tags: Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Crypto, Lifehacks, Cryptocurrencies, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Financial Technology, Dogecoin, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Uberisation


Get a Free 12-Pack of Coors Hard Seltzer Because Why Not, It's Free

Instead of the usual filing deadline of April 15, we have an additional month to procrastinate this year, until May 17. Your post-Tax-Day plans might involve drinking some alcohol, so you might be interested in an offer from Coors that’s giving away free 12-packs of their hard seltzer. Here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Seltzer, Paypal, Mobile Payments, Lifehacks, Cryptocurrencies, Venmo, Coors, Rebate, Alcoholic Drinks, Payment Systems, Hard Seltzer, E J Gallo Winery, Alcopops


How to Stop Your Weak Pavlovian Brain From Shopping Impulsively

While most people associate credit cards with temptation and overspending, a new study offers evidence that your brain provides a reward sensation that’s much more active when purchasing with plastic compared to cash. In fact, the study findings reveal that regular purchases with credit cards actually encourage …Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Money, Finance, Lifehacks, Debit Cards, Mastercard, Impulsivity, Visa Inc, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Payment Cards, Impulse Purchase


New Bill Would Ban Bitcoin Mining Across New York State for Three Years

A new bill that hit the New York state senate on Monday is aiming to put a multi-year pause on crypto mining operations across the state until authorities can fully suss out what that mining is doing to the climate and local environment. Bill 6486 is being spearheaded by state Sen. Kevin Parker, who had previously…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, Science, Environment, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Bill, Jack Dorsey, Andrew Cuomo, Cryptocurrencies, Carbon Footprint, New York State, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Kevin Parker


The Best No-Fee Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Right Now

Premium travel and rewards cards tend to have the biggest welcome bonuses, but they also usually come with annual fees that range from $95 to as much as $550. But what about people who don’t need all the premium perks, or simply don’t want to spend money on fees? Don’t they deserve a little something too?Fortunately,…Read more...
Tags: Money, Finance, Bank Of America, American Express, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Loyalty Program, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Frequent Flyer Program, Discover Financial


Concept App That Pays You Bitcoin to Name-Drop Brands Is the Future and You Know It

Companies swear up and down that they aren’t using smartphone apps to eavesdrop on our conversations and serve up hyper-focused ads. But this distressing concept app called SayPal, which tips users in Bitcoin every time they mention a brand, demonstrates that it’s probably not going to be very long before that’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Paypal, Software, Bitcoin, Currency, Cryptocurrencies, Yo, Digital Currencies, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Matt Reed, Payment Systems, Technology Internet


UK Court Agrees to Hear Copyright Lawsuit Brought by Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor

Many people have claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator or creators behind the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin, over the years. Now London’s High Court has agreed to hear out one of the most vocal (and disputed) claimants to the pseudonym in a lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement, according to a …Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Mastercard, Digital Currencies, Craig Steven Wright, Craig Wright, Nakamoto, Payment Systems