Could Bitcoin Break the Internet?

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) just told the cryptocurrency world it's not ready for prime time—and as far as mainstream financial services go, may never be. In a withering 24-page ...

Bitcoin Exchanges Face Growing Cyber Hacking Risks

When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cyber theft -- the ...

Blockchain and Disruptive Insurance Technology

Many insurance and reinsurance companies are focusing on operational efficiency to help sustain or increase profitability in the current, highly uncertain marketplace. Many of their processes and ...

Mind Your Wallet: Why the Underworld Loves Bitcoin

Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009—and you can double that if it turns out they emptied Mt. Gox. Internet ...