Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint Is Massive, According to a New Study
Creating the cryptocurrency requires an enormous amount of energy.
Why Bitcoin's Value Could Eventually Approach Zero
Unless energy efficiency improves dramatically, demand for cryptocurrencies will eventually be self-limiting.
From Bitcoin to Bike Share, the Biggest Booms and Busts of the Year
After a week of reporting and writing on booms and busts—everything from the economy of big oil boomtowns to the growth of the mental-health counseling field—Jamie Wiebe considers five of the biggest booms—and five of the biggest busts—of the past year.
What the IRS’s Ruling Means for Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies
The recent notice is a surreal step that brings what was once an anarchist’s dream come true closer to being a tool of the state.
How Digital Currencies Led to the Biggest Money Laundering Case Ever
And how Bitcoin is learning from the mistakes of those that came before it so it can avoid the same fate.
Cover, Bitcoin, and the Problem With Mobile Payments in the U.S.
Worldwide mobile payments are estimated to exceed $235 billion this year, but North America only accounts for a small slice of that. Your phone is your camera, calendar, favorite gaming device, and more. When will it finally become your wallet?
What Comes After Bitcoin: The Future of Cryptocurrencies
Activism. Education. Publishing. Now it's time for the Internet to revolutionize our outdated banking system. Meet some of the cryptocurrencies vying for a spot in your digital wallet.