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What is 'virgin Bitcoin' and why are people paying 20% extra for it?

What is ‘virgin Bitcoin’ and why are people paying 20% extra for it?

Proposed new global crypto regulations are pushing up the price premium for 'virgin Bitcoin'. What is it, and why are people willing to pay...

21% of Bitcoin transactions deemed ‘lawful’ but what about the rest?

Researchers used experimental deep learning techniques to uncover illicit activity among $6 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions. Blockchain security company Elliptic teamed up with researchers...
US city says 'screw you' to ransomware hackers – was it the right move?

US city fights back against ransomware hackers – was it the right move?

Hackers crippled Lodi City's emergency phone lines and financial systems over two months, demanding $400,000 in Bitcoin. But did the City make the right...
Almost half of Bitcoin payments are now made on the darknet

Almost half of Bitcoin payments are now made on the darknet

Bitcoin is used almost as much on the darknet as it is for real world payments, new research shows. The data from Chainalysis predicts that...
Eyes on Bitcoin price as darknet drug demand surges

Eyes on Bitcoin price as darknet drug demand surges

The demand for drugs on the darknet has increased by 27%, while the daily volume of Bitcoin used as payment has doubled. According to a...

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