Bitcoin 101: Everything you need to know about investing, buying, and mining digital currency

Big Think's Bitcoin and crypto correspondent Reuben Jackson answers some of digital currency's biggest questions.

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Bitcoin is closer to breaking into the mainstream than ever before

There are some big hurdles for Bitcoin to overcome. Cryptocurrencies must become practical for real-world use.

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Bitcoin burglaries: The 5 biggest cryptocurrency heists in history

At the beginning of July 2018, blockchain security firm CipherTrace reported that $731 million has been stolen from crypto exchanges this year alone.

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What is 'crypto-anarchy'? It could soon shape your world

Like it or not, agreements made between hackers in Germany, Prague, and elsewhere could reconfigure the economy... and a frightening new world.

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