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Cryptocurrencies, blockchains and their dark side: 4 essential reads

Here are five stories from the archives that will help readers better understand cryptocurrencies and their dark underbellies

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Cryptocurrencies  |  Hacking  |  Bitcoin

Crytocurrencies, after a wild ride, may be at a tipping point. Bitcoin and other digital currencies exploded in 2017 only to spend much of 2018 losing a large chunk of those gains.

A unit of bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, climbed from under US$900 at the end of 2016 to a high of almost $20,000 in December 2017 and has since plunged to a little over $6,000. The intense volatility and potential for hefty profits are catching the gaze of both hackers and regulators, either of which could jeopardize the future of cryptocurrencies. Here are five stories from our ...

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First Published: Tue, October 16 2018. 13:55 IST
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