Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy

Op-Ed The following op-ed on crypto privacy was written by Reuben Yap. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. A corporate lawyer for ten years, specializing in institutional frameworks, Reuben founded one of SE Asia’s top VPN companies, bolehvpn.net. He

Church Mining Cryptocurrency Told to Pay Higher Electricity Rates

Mining The outcome of a court case in Russia may affect the popular practice of cryptocurrency mining in basements and garages. According to a recent ruling, a church in Irkutsk must pay higher electricity rates for installing and running mining

Despite Setbacks Crypto Wages Still an Option for Russians, Poll Finds

Economy & Regulation Crypto markets have passed through hard times this year but cryptocurrency remains a viable remuneration option for businesses in the industry and their employees in Russia, new numbers and estimates suggest. The observation is valid for many

Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony

Regulation Noted Bitcoin critic Nouriel Roubini will deliver a speech on cryptocurrency and blockchain to the U.S. Senate today, and it is unlikely that the man known as “Dr. Doom” will mince his words. Nor will the economist concern himself

Big changes are coming to the American Express Gold Card and why too much optimism could actually be a bad thing

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day: Personal Finance Too much optimism can cost you your shirt Pessimists rejoice: You might have been right all along. My late sister named her friend as beneficiary

Bitcoin was used to fund Russia’s cyberattacks, Justice Department says

Getty Bitcoin was used to fund Russia’s hacking efforts, a Justice Department indictment alleges. The Justice Department indictment against seven Russian military officers for a series of alleged cyber attacks unveiled Thursday contained another allegation that Russia turned to

A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig

Mining Cryptocurrency mining has in many respects become an industrialized business. But despite the concentration of hashing power, the increasing difficulty and diminishing returns, in some cases it can still be profitable to mint coins as an amateur miner, probably