Close to 14,000 Google Scholar Articles Mentioned Bitcoin in 2019
Dec26

Close to 14,000 Google Scholar Articles Mentioned Bitcoin in 2019

On January 3, 2020, the Bitcoin network officially turns 11 and the technology has transformed the lives of many. Since blockchain’s inception, scholars and economists have rigorously studied and written thousands of academic papers covering the subject. In 2019, there were more than 13,700 academic papers and Google Scholar articles published that mention the Bitcoin protocol. Also Read: Someone Redeemed a 100 BTC Casascius Bar...

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7 Steel Crypto Wallets That Withstand Extreme Fire and Water Damage
Dec26

7 Steel Crypto Wallets That Withstand Extreme Fire and Water Damage

Cryptocurrencies have become valuable over the last few years and hardware wallets are now a mainstay within the cryptosphere. More recently, steel-crafted wallets that store crypto keys on a hard piece of metal have become increasingly popular. The following is a look at the wide variety of so-called ‘doomsday’ digital currency wallets fabricated from metal components. Also read: Market Update: Bears Claw Crypto Prices...

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Someone Redeemed a 100 BTC Casascius Bar Worth Over $700K
Dec26

Someone Redeemed a 100 BTC Casascius Bar Worth Over $700K

In 2011, Mike Caldwell created the notorious Casascius physical bitcoin collection, and since then the series of coins has become extremely valuable. Over the last two months, a bunch of people have redeemed their Casascius coins and on December 23 someone peeled a 100 BTC ($723K) Casascius bar. Also Read: Only 375 Days Left for McAfee’s $1M Bitcoin Price Wager 2011-2013 Casascius Coins and Bars Sell for a Premium Years ago,...

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Funding a Pirate Business’s Lawsuit is Mostly Unpopular With Pirates
Dec26

Funding a Pirate Business’s Lawsuit is Mostly Unpopular With Pirates

For as long as there have been torrent sites, streaming platforms, ‘pirate’ apps, download sites, services, and any variation thereof, there have been lawsuits attempting to hinder, paralyze, or shut them down. It’s hardly breaking news to state that defending such legal action can be a punishing affair, not just emotionally but financially too. Usually brought by powerful entertainment companies and broadcasters,...

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BitTorrent Tokens: The Last Minute Christmas Gift, Now Extortionate on eBay
Dec26

BitTorrent Tokens: The Last Minute Christmas Gift, Now Extortionate on eBay

It’s December 25, 2019, so Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best to everyone from us here at TorrentFreak, wherever you may be and whatever you may be celebrating. Sadly, for some of you today it won’t all be fun and games. Some will experience an awful sinking feeling, one prompted by the arrival of an unexpected guest bearing an equally unexpected Christmas card or, worse still, one accompanied by a Christmas...

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