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Bitcoin mining computers are pictured in Bitmain's mining farm near Keflavik, Iceland, June 4, 2016. Picture taken June 4, 2016.

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

Ireland and most African countries use less electricity annually than the amount used to process bitcoin transactions so far this year.

Nvidia and AMD have very different views on cryptocurrencies

Two of the largest GPU chip makers disagree on the best way to address the recent growth of bitcoin and its rival cryptocurrencies.

Venezuela is cracking down on ‘bitcoin fever’

Venezuelans have turned to the black market and alternative currencies to meet their needs, but the government is cracking down.

Wall Street’s favorite technology set out to disrupt how we transfer money, but may end up changing everything else instead

Bitcoins were created to solve big problems with global payments, but may end up solving different problems instead

Spanish police busted 30 people suspected of using a ‘crypto-currency’ to launder money

As virtual currencies have become more common, more criminal groups have made use of them to launder money.

REPORTS: The secret creator of bitcoin has been unmasked — again

Finding the creator has been an obsession among bitcoin enthusiasts and journalists alike.