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Poloniex down: It’s not just you

Poloniex down: It’s not just you

This afternoon Poloniex was rendered unreachable in the mid afternoon for users around the world. This downtime began at approximately 2:30 PM Central Time and is still in effect as this article goes life. Users first experienced server issues that allowed the Poloniex site graphics to load, but nothing else - then it went straight to HTTP ERROR 500.

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Woz says someone stole 7 of his Bitcoins

Woz says someone stole 7 of his Bitcoins

Speaking about cryptocurrency this week, Steve Wozniak revealed a tidbit about his personal experience with Bitcoin. At an economic event, Woz spoke about the power of Bitcoin and the future of cryptocurrencies in general. In one particularly interesting - albeit short - story, Woz told of the time when he sold a few bitcoins to a buyer who payed with a credit card. That was his first mistake.

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Bitcoin price jolts as Poloniex acquired by Circle

Bitcoin price jolts as Poloniex acquired by Circle

Bitcoin price in USD rammed upward this morning as news broke of Circle acquiring cryptocoin market Poloniex. The two companies had worked together in a non-official sense in the past, and this acquisition makes their two companies one. Circle Trade is "one of the largest liquidity providers of digital assets and cryptocurrency in the world," while Poloniex is one of the world's most popular cryptocurrency exchanges. The Circle app allows users to essentially send money by text.

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Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

This week Elon Musk made an offhand comment which revealed that he did, indeed, own a stash of bitcoin at one point. The amount wasn't especially massive - not by today's standards, anyway. What's important is this wallet's proximity to Elon Musk in the past, and how aware of the amount Musk remains today.

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ARCHOS Hello Google Assistant Smart Display greets MWC 2018

ARCHOS Hello Google Assistant Smart Display greets MWC 2018

Move over smart speakers. Smart displays are in the house! Rated as one of the fastest growing segments in the tech market these days, smart speakers of all shapes, sizes, and prices have invaded both homes and store shelves. At CES last month, Google took up Amazon on its Echo Show challenge and announced a new subclass of connected devices: smart displays. Better late than never, French manufacturer ARCHOS is joining the fray at MWC with its Hello smart display and speaker in one. Not only that, it also has another trendy device to cater to those still holding out for bitcoins and their kin.

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Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin prices may well jolt as major-player Robinhood launches their newest no-fee trading feature: cryptocurrency. The add-on to the Robinhood app and ecosystem was announced back on January 25th to some relatively major hurrah. Now, just under a month later, said feature was released in full. It is with this move that Bitcoin trading (and other cryptocurrency trading in general) goes mobile.

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Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is backed by oil and now available

Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is backed by oil and now available

Venezuela is tackling its economic woes by launching its own cryptocurrency called "Petro." The country claims this is the first sovereign cryptocurrency, and it's backed by the nation's crude oil reserves. The digital money is available now; there are plans to sell 100 million Petros total with an initial value matching the price of a barrel of Venezuelan crude oil: $60.

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Tesla cryptojacked for cryptocoins, but no worries

Tesla cryptojacked for cryptocoins, but no worries

Tesla's computing power in the cloud was infiltrated and utilized by a hacker to mine cryptocurrency. Cryptojacking is the process in which a hacker gains entry into a computer system and implants a cryptocurrency miner. With the miner, the user will use the processing power of the computer to generate cryptocurrency - like Bitcoin, but more likely Ethereum-based coins like Monero.

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Bitcoin price up on White House rep comments

Bitcoin price up on White House rep comments

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi expressed support for the future of Blockchain and the Internet of Things this morning. In combination with what a White House representative said late last week, this should be a pretty good start for this week on Bitcoin news. That representative of the White House was White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president, Rob Joyce.

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Litecoin Cash: Beware today’s “free coins”

Litecoin Cash: Beware today’s “free coins”

This afternoon - or maybe just a tiny bit later - Litecoin owners will be given free Litecoin Cash. It's not quite that simple, but that's the basis for the recent jolt in price of Litecoin across several exchanges. The point at which each Litecoin will be worth a certain amount of Litecoin Cash is at block height 171111 - but what's that mean?

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Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency (yes, really)

Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency (yes, really)

Atari, it would seem, is a company of many hats these days. The company launched itself back into the spotlight with the reveal of its Linux-based Ataribox, and we can even take the "many hats" idiom literally in this case, as it has also lent its name to the Atari Speakerhat, a baseball cap with speakers built into the brim. Atati isn't stopping there, and now it's made what is perhaps its strangest announcement yet.

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Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Over the past week a number of banks and credit card companies issued Bitcoin sales brands like Coinbase to switch their MCC code. As a result, loads of cash have begun moving with little to no notice from said banks to Coinbase customers. In addition, it would appear that Coinbase users are having errors in which their accounts are charged multiple times for the same transaction, resulting in hundreds or thousands of dollars gone missing. We recommend you take action immediately.

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