Cryptocurrencies, blockchains and their dark side: 4 essential reads

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Bryan Keogh, Jeff Inglis, and Nicole Zelniker | The Conversation
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

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First Published: Oct 16 2018 | 1:55 PM IST

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