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July 1, 2022, 4:17 AM

New York officials rule against bitcoin-mining power plant

New York has denied required air permit renewals to a bitcoin-mining power plant on the grounds that it was a threat to the state’s climate goals
July 1, 2022, 4:17 AM
June 19, 2022, 9:54 PM

Bitcoin inches up above psychological threshold of $20,000

The broader crypto selloff dragged it below the psychological threshold.
June 19, 2022, 9:54 PM
June 18, 2022, 8:03 PM

Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens

Bitcoin has now lost more than 70 percent of its value since reaching its peak.
June 18, 2022, 8:03 PM
Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens
3 months ago

Debate over how cryptocurrency could be used in future

2022 Miami bitcoin conference wrapped up with twice more attendees than last year.
3 months ago
Debate over how cryptocurrency could be used in future
4 months ago

Romance scammers turn to cryptocurrency, targeting tech-savvy victims

ABC’s Kaylee Hartung speaks with two women who say they were swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a growing romance scam involving cryptocurrency.
4 months ago
Romance scammers turn to cryptocurrency, targeting tech-savvy victims
4 months ago

Biden executive order on cryptocurrency expected this week

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on cryptocurrency this week that will mark the first step toward regulating how digital currency is traded
4 months ago
4 months ago

Colorado to become the first state to accept cryptocurrency as payment for taxes

Colorado is set to become the first state to accept cryptocurrency as payment for state taxes and fees
4 months ago
Colorado to become the first state to accept crypto as payment for taxes
4 months ago

Minorities invest in cryptocurrency for financial empowerment and independence

ABC News’ Janai Norman reports on what’s behind the increasing number of minorities investing in cryptocurrencies as the digital currency booms.
4 months ago
Minorities invest in cryptocurrency for financial empowerment and independence
5 months ago

Bitcoin operation ignites debate around Pennsylvania coal mining waste

ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze visits a once dormant power plant now humming with crypto activity, which environmentalists warn creates pollution.
5 months ago
Bitcoin operation ignites debate around Pennsylvania coal mining waste
7 months ago

Crypto execs head to Capitol as Congress mulls regulations

Cryptocurrency executives went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to say their fast-growing industry understands more regulation is likely coming, but they don’t want it to squelch the next wave of the internet or send it offshore to other countries
7 months ago
7 months ago

El Salvador to build cryptocurrency-fueled 'Bitcoin City'

El Salvador plans an oceanside “Bitcoin City” at the base of a volcano.
7 months ago
9 months ago

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

Operation took over a power plant to find cheap energy for currency mining.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Statue of Bitcoin founder honors mysterious 'god' of cryptocurrency

The reflective art piece allows viewers to see themselves in Satoshi Nakamoto.
9 months ago
Statue of Bitcoin founder honors mysterious 'god' of cryptocurrency
1 year ago

AMC to allow cryptocurrency as payment from moviegoers

The movie theater chain announced it will start accepting bitcoins by the end of the year for purchases such as tickets, popcorn, drinks and other concessions.
1 year ago
AMC to allow cryptocurrency as payment from moviegoers
1 year ago

Bitcoin jumps on speculation that Amazon considering crypto

Bitcoin’s price surged again Monday after speculation that Amazon may be entering the cryptocurrency sector after it posted a job seeking a “digital currency and blockchain product lead.”
1 year ago
1 year ago

Chinese banks promise to step up cryptocurrency ban

China’s biggest banks have promised to refuse to help customers trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies after the central bank said executives were told to step up enforcement of a government ban
1 year ago
Chinese banks promise to step up cryptocurrency ban
1 year ago

Bitcoin price continues to fall

The price of the cryptocurrency has fallen more than 6% in the past 24 hours.
1 year ago
Bitcoin price continues to fall
1 year ago

Bitcoin slumps to two-week low amid renewed worries of Chinese restrictions

The price of Bitcoin slipped to its lowest levels in weeks on Monday amid news of further clampdowns on cryptocurrency in China.
1 year ago
Bitcoin falls amid further fears of China clampdown
1 year ago

El Salvador passes law to accept Bitcoin

The Central American country is the first nation in the world to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.
1 year ago
El Salvador passes law to accept Bitcoin
1 year ago

Tax changes would boost IRS monitoring of cryptocurrency use

The Biden administration is taking steps to ensure Americans who pay for goods or services with cryptocurrencies don’t sidestep the tax man
1 year ago
1 year ago

By the Numbers: Cryptocurrency crash

A closer look at the falling value of cryptocurrency and what sparked the latest plunge.
1 year ago
By the Numbers: Cryptocurrency crash
1 year ago

Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin plunge amid China clampdown fears, fallout from Tesla's U-turn

Bitcoin, Ethereum and other major cryptocurrencies plummeted on Wednesday in a sell-off linked to a new crackdown in China and fallout from Tesla's reversal.
1 year ago
Bitcoin plunges amid China clampdown fears, fallout from Tesla's U-turn
1 year ago

Bitcoin plunges as Elon Musk puts environmental impact under scrutiny

The price of Bitcoin nosedived after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company would no longer be accepting the cryptocurrency as payment due to its ties to fossil fuels.
1 year ago
Bitcoin plunges as Elon Musk puts its environmental impact under scrutiny
1 year ago

Environmental impact of Bitcoin

Tesla said it will no longer accept the cryptocurrency due to the extreme amounts of fossil fuels consumed to mine it.
1 year ago
Environmental impact of Bitcoin
1 year ago

Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car payments

Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment
1 year ago
1 year ago

Bitcoin surges to record highs after Tesla pushes it mainstream

Bitcoin surged to a new record high Tuesday morning on the heels of Tesla's disclosure that it was investing some $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.
1 year ago
Bitcoin surges to record highs after Tesla pushes it mainstream
1 year ago

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

Holders of Bitcoin may be able to cash in some of their investment in the digital currency for a brand new electric car
1 year ago
Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon
1 year ago

Australian man convicted in nearly $90M cryptocurrency scam

Prosecutors say an Australian man has pleaded guilty to securities fraud for cheating investors of nearly $90 million by squandering money they spent on his cryptocurrency fund
1 year ago
1 year ago

Insider Q&A: Bitcoin's massive rise and what comes next

The digital currency Bitcoin rocketed to a record high last week above $40,000 a coin
1 year ago
Q&A: Bitcoin's massive rise and what comes next
2 years ago

Bitcoin surges past $20,000, erasing 3 years of deep losses

The price of bitcoin has risen above $20,000 for the first time, as the speculative digital currency topped its previous peak reached shortly after it became tradable on Wall Street three years ago this month
2 years ago
3 years ago

'It just smells like something doesn’t make sense': Canadian crypto world questions CEO's death

Gerald Cotten died on Dec. 9 with the only password to unlock $190 million.
3 years ago
'He might want out': Cryptocurrency world questions death of CEO
4 years ago

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are the latest rage, but skeptics warn about bubble

Meet Jeremy Gardner, a crytpocurrency evangelist and one of Silicon Valley's latest stars.
4 years ago
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are the latest rage, but skeptics warn about bubble
4 years ago

Man busted for selling huge shipments of drugs to college students for bitcoin, authorities say

The Iowa man was arrested for the "dark web" deals that led to two deaths.
4 years ago
Trafficker arrested for selling drugs to college students using bitcoin, police say