As the cryptocurrency continues use, issues of privacy and fungibility crop up.
A cashless society is a monitored (and potentially controlled) society.
The Cypherpunk co-founder was a major influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks.
Economists Kenneth Rogoff and Lawrence H. White face off over what the impact would be of a ban on cryptocurrency and phaseout of the $100 bill.
SEC Goes After Cryptocurrency 'Influencers,' Starting With DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather: Reason Roundup
Plus: the First Amendment problems with prosecuting Wikileaks and the trans troops ban is dealt another blow.
The next Reason/Soho Forum debate takes place in New York on December 3 and features Harvard's Ken Rogoff and GMU's Larry White.
Facebook, Twitter, and other mainstream social networks have their issues. Are these 5 platforms viable alternatives?
To assume that governments do better at keeping currencies stable ignores parts of the world.
Chairman Jerome Powell says they are putting their money in risky, unbacked investments built on reckless speculation.
The SEC is getting serious about initial coin offering (ICO) oversight.
This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work.
Backpage Plea to Texas Sex Trafficking Charge Turns On CEO's Admission to Brokering Adult Prostitution
Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer turned over the company and seven other executives in exchange for leniency.
Florida man accused of ripping off government agency that rips off taxpayers.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, and mobile devices are helping individuals escape failed institutions.
Regulators seem to recognize the need for restraint.
Officials want to track every financial transaction you make, and they see cryptocurrencies and cash alike as barriers to achieving that goal.
New technologies are helping the adult industry adjust to government regulations and give more power to performers.
If buying drugs online feels easy, you're probably doing it wrong.
How do we scale the system for broad use?
Evaluating the current cycle of buzz
Will a new regulatory framework help stop extortion and police abuse, or will it set the stage for a brutal crackdown?
Joseph Stiglitz is the George Costanza of economists: Every instinct he has, do the opposite.
Q&A with Caitlin Long, a former Morgan Stanley managing director, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and recent convert to Austrian economics.
Cryptocurrency is just code, and code is just speech, which is why in the U.S., at least, it's protected.
Federal application of banking law to bitcoin nets another victim.
Silicon Valley Startup Lets Users Move Money Without Government Interference By Turning Their Phones Into Stand-Alone Banks [Reason Podcast]
Q&A with Abra founder and CEO Bill Barhydt on bitcoin as "regulatory arbitrage."
Author Nick Bilton misses the point on the dark net.
A wave of new technologies is making it easier for us all to flip the bird to regulators and prohibitionists.
Venezuelan Police Arrest Eight Bitcoin Miners in Two Weeks, and the Country's Leading Bitcoin Exchange Suspends Operations
Authorities uncover a warehouse with 11,000 mining computers drawing enough electricity "to power a whole town."
The DAO, which uses Ethereum for decentralized venture capital investing, targeted in multi-million theft.
An Autonomous, Software-Based Venture Capital Fund Just Raised $163 Million. It's the Largest Crowdfunding Campaign in History.
Technology stays one step ahead of government.
How red tape is hurting the cryptocurrency industry.
The cryptocurrency's crucial censorship-resistant property is not stewarded as cautiously as it should be by those in the Bitcoin community.
Q&A with Nathaniel Popper on his new book, Digital Gold.