Creating the cryptocurrency requires an enormous amount of energy.
Unless energy efficiency improves dramatically, demand for cryptocurrencies will eventually be self-limiting.
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.
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.
And how Bitcoin is learning from the mistakes of those that came before it so it can avoid the same fate.
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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 Now it's time for the Internet to revolutionize our outdated banking system.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.