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This bitcoin explainer created by AI is hilariously insane

Look, understanding cryptocurrency can be confusing. We here at Mashable are dedicated to helping our readers understand the complexities of this new form of currency and how it affects our day-to-day lives. But even we are having our collective
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Study claims Bitcoin energy consumption is exploding — leaving us totally rekt

Bitcoin is the way of the future — as long as that future just so happens to include shocking levels of energy consumption increasing at a jaw dropping rate.  So claims a new study published yesterday in Joule which, unfortunately for all
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Rich dudes are running out of insults for Bitcoin

Bitcoin bashing has been a popular sport among the very rich for quite a while, but this week the usual suspects have considerably upped their game.  These days, it's no longer enough to call Bitcoin a bad or dangerous investment. If you want
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'Silicon Valley' has inspired a website that monitors Bitcoin's value using death metal

Warning: mild spoilers for 'Silicon Valley' season 5. From the fertile mind of Bertram Gilfoyle comes yet another pearl of innovation. SEE ALSO: YouTube accused of violating child privacy law that killed 'Silicon Valley' chat app Silicon Valley has
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Reddit Gold pulls bitcoin payment option

Reddit Gold is done with bitcoin. The premium version of the online forum Reddit used to let you pay for an upgraded membership with the cryptocurrency, bitcoin. But in the past few days it looks like the ad-free version of the site isn't as gung-ho
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Child pornography links found in Bitcoin's blockchain

Some of Bitcoin's most important features — the immutability and the distributed nature of its blockchain — might spell trouble for the cryptocurrency.  A German team of researchers have found some objectionable content within
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Animated Bitcoin iMessage stickers are the latest sign you should sell

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Investing in bitcoin is complicated, and experts and amateurs alike agree it can
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The cryptocurrency market is taking a pounding

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and all other major cryptocurrencies are continuing their downward slide. The prices of all top 10 coins are down by double-digit percentages in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin is currently trading at $7,951
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John Oliver launches into hilarious 25-minute cryptocurrency rant

Bitcoin has been in the news so much over the past few months that you'd be hard-pushed not to have heard about it by now. Understanding it is a different thing altogether, though. SEE ALSO: This space heater mines bitcoin while keeping your house