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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How a handful of Chinese companies that control a majority of the Bitcoin network are playing a central role in the community's civil wars   —  A delegation of American executives flew to Beijing in April for a secret meeting at the Grand Hyatt hotel, just blocks from Tiananmen Square.
Jul 2, 2016, 7:00 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Hacker siphoned $50M+ worth of Ether from The DAO project; the funds are frozen as Ethereum project leaders debate code change to recover the lost Ether   —  A hacker appears to have moved digital money worth more than $50 million from an experimental virtual currency project that recently raised …
Jun 17, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Researchers report vulnerabilities in The DAO, an Ethereum-based organization resembling a VC fund, letting attackers freeze or steal cryptocurrency   —  A group of computer scientists released a paper on Friday describing a number of security vulnerabilities in a novel cryptocurrency crowdfunding project …
May 29, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Bitcoin rival Ethereum climbed 1000% in 3 months, crossing $1B in value at times, and attracts interest from giants like JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, and IBM   —  Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin's  —  A new virtual gold rush is underway.
Mar 28, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Finance startups like Tokken step in to aid pot dispensaries unserved by wary banks   —  As Marijuana Sales Grow, Start-Ups Step In for Wary Banks  —  When Lamine Zarrad was not at his job as a federal banking regulator in recent months, he was spending a lot of time at Denver's marijuana dispensaries.
Feb 22, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How Gary Alford, an IRS special agent assigned to work with the DEA, used Google search, old chat room logs, and more to track down Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht   —  The Tax Sleuth Who Took Down a Drug Lord  —  Gary L. Alford was running on adrenaline when he arrived for work on a Monday in June 2013 …
Dec 26, 2015, 6:55 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Bitcoin exchange itBit raises $25M Series A and receives banking trust charter from New York   —  Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State  —  New York State's top financial regulator has granted the first license to a Bitcoin exchange, allowing it to open legally to customers across the country.
May 8, 2015, 2:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
Winklevoss Twins Aim to Take Bitcoin Mainstream With a Regulated Exchange   —  Bitcoin, the virtual currency that was once the talk of the financial world, has been taking a beating over the last year with the price tumbling downward.  —  Now two of the biggest boosters of the virtual currency …
Jan 23, 2015, 4:45 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent   —  A panel of Goldman Sachs employees spent a recent Tuesday night at the Columbia University faculty club trying to convince a packed room of potential recruits that Wall Street, not Silicon Valley, was the place to be for computer scientists.
Nov 16, 2014, 8:55 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Apple Pay charged a lower transaction rate by banks than typical for credit card transactions, won't be accepted by Walmart and Best Buy   —  Banks Did It Apple's Way in Payments by Mobile  —  JPMorgan Chase's chief financial officer, Marianne Lake, took the stage at a financial conference …
Sep 12, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context

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