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Russian hackers used bitcoin-powered botnet

A Russian hacking group made clever use of bitcoin to prevent law enforcement bodies from impeding its operations, Google has alleged. In a civil case filed on December 2 in […]

Central banks will provoke the next financial crisis

A central bank policy mistake is likely to cause the next financial crisis, says Dan Awrey, my guest on the latest episode of the New Money Review podcast. “The combination […]

Why does bitcoin cost more in the future?

Last year commodity giant Glencore pocketed $1.3bn through a clever trade it made when oil prices briefly went negative. Amidst the coronavirus shock to global trade flows, tankers idled, crude […]

Stablecoin design is difficult and dangerous

Too strict a reserve policy makes asset-backed money of limited use. But too lax a policy may be the first step on a slippery path to destruction. Since US President […]

UK regulator follows up anti-crypto threat

A year after it threatened to ban the sale to retail clients of contracts based on bitcoin and other cryptoassets, the UK’s financial markets regulator has put its words into […]