What is a blockchain? Distributed ledger technology underlies cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and could be the future of money, security, and online privacy. But there's also a ton of hype.


Some crypto-criminals think jumping across blockchains covers their tracks. Big mistake.

A popular cryptocurrency service that may appear to enhance anonymity actually doesn’t, according to new research.

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New money-laundering rules change everything for cryptocurrency exchanges

Complying with regulators could mean the difference between going mainstream and remaining forever on the margins of the global financial system.

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An attempted heist at Coinbase was scary good, even though it failed

Details of a recent attack on the popular crypto exchange reflect capabilities on par with those of nation-state-sponsored attackers.

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“Crypto rogue” nations want to use blockchains to undermine the US dollar

Governments that want to circumvent US sanctions are turning to cryptocurrencies to avoid the traditional financial system.

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