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Cryptocurrency

From the erratic ups and downs in bitcoin and ethereum value, to the explosion in initial coin offerings, and the unstoppable demand for mining-ready GPUs, cryptocurrency has become an inescapable story. It's also become increasingly difficult to make sense of — as the industry expands, new currencies sprout up, and companies form overnight. Check here for the complete coverage of bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, monero, Venezuela's petro, cryptocurrencies at large, and the ways that ICOs and the underlying blockchain technology are helping shape a burgeoning industry and giving life to a new wave of startups and entrepreneurs.

US Treasury says ransomware payouts in 2021 could top entire past decade

Valve bans blockchain games and NFTs on Steam, Epic will try to make it work

Epic says it’s ‘open’ to blockchain games after Steam bans them

Busta Rhymes has questions about NFTs, and he has NFTs for sale

Tether will pay $41 million over ‘misleading’ claims it was fully backed by US dollars

Signal’s founder is trolling with an NFT that’ll turn to shit if you buy it

Fox is trying to build a Masked Singer NFT community

OpenSea fixes vulnerabilities that could let hackers steal crypto with malicious NFTs

Coinbase is adding a way to showcase NFTs later this year

US Department of Justice creates cryptocurrency enforcement unit

Lil Nas X, Bella Poarch, Grimes, and more are releasing TikTok NFTs

Anybody want to see Lindsay Lohan’s NFT fursona?

Why Bitcoin’s pollution could grow after leaving China

Epic’s CEO has bad news if you were hoping to see Fortnite NFTs

China’s central bank bans cryptocurrency transactions to avoid ‘risks’

Twitter enables tipping with Bitcoin, plans to let users authenticate NFTs

Robinhood’s crypto wallets are finally ready for a test run

Treasury sanctions cryptocurrency exchange to fight ransomware attacks

The NFT scammers are here

So Snoop Dogg just claimed to be a prominent NFT booster

OpenSea has an app, but you can’t buy NFTs on it

Coinbase cancels Lend program launch after SEC fight

Treasury to issue new cryptocurrency sanctions after ransomware attacks

OpenSea’s product chief is out after insider NFT flipping accusations

OpenSea product chief accused of flipping NFTs using insider information

SIM swapper charged in cryptocurrency theft scheme

Litecoin price jumped 20 percent after hoax linked the cryptocurrency to Walmart 

You can now buy a $475 NFT ticket to see Beeple’s $69 million NFT at an IRL party

Blockchain, explained

Blocks? Chains? How does this whole thing work?

Robinhood opens up a slow and steady approach to crypto investing

Coinbase says SEC threatened lawsuit over Lend feature

How a GameStonk YouTuber is shaking up the California recall