Photo: Theo Wargo / Staff (Getty Images)Bravely pioneering the “I-used-to-do-slurs-but-now-I-sell-crypto” pipeline, Matt Damon has been named the new face of Crypto.com—the latest move in the platform’s strategy to convert new users and mainstream the digital…

A store in Berlin, Usultan Department, in the nation of El Salvador, where cryptocurrency has been declared legal tender.Photo: Alex Peña (Getty Images)For all the talk of democratizing finance, the vast majority of Bitcoin continues…

THE NEEDIEST CASES FUNDHomes were uninhabitable and groups had to adjust services. Called to act, one man said: “It’s always satisfying when you’re helping people, especially when it’s the people you live around.”The power went…

Illustration: Gizmodo (AP, Pixabay)Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on three recent nuclear-bitcoin deals that may signal a growing trend in the industry. The Journal piece reflects a small but growing sense…

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images)The Biden administration plans to meet with officials from dozens of countries later this month in an effort to better coordinate a crackdown on cybercriminal gangs—particularly ransomware. “This month, the United…

Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images)Cryptocurrency mining is a wildly energy-intensive endeavor that doesn’t only pump out more carbon emissions than some small countries, but is quickly racking up a small mountain range’s worth of electronic…

Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool (Getty Images)The U.S. Justice Department has announced the launch of a new investigative team focused on disrupting “criminal misuse” of cryptocurrency. Dubbed the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, or NCET, for short, the…