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Iconic 'Doge' Meme NFT Breaks Record at $4M
'Doge' Meme NFT
Sells for Millions

'Doge' Meme NFT Sells for Millions

The original dog's owner will donate some of the proceeds to charity

(Newser) - Taking a picture of your adorable dog and posting it so other people can admire her, too, is usually its own reward. But Atsuko Sato, a kindergarten teacher in Japan, is also getting a record-setting $4 million worth of Ethereum after selling it as an NFT, NBC News reports....

A Cryptocurrency CEO Died at 30, Then Things Got Weirder

QuadrigaCX had hundreds of millions of dollars—or did it?

(Newser) - When Gerald Cotten was in high school, the Ontario teen was known to hustle to get his work done in class so that he could spend any free time getting around the school's firewalls to play online games. If that sounds like the origin story of a future internet...

Video Clip Sells for $660K a Second

Sales of 'non-fungible tokens' are exploding

(Newser) - The blockchain technology behind Bitcoin and other digital currencies is shaking up the art world as well as financial markets. Sales of "non-fungible tokens"—artworks or other pieces of digital property authenticated as unique originals via blockchain—are exploding, with a 10-second artwork by artist Beeple recently selling...

He Co-Founded Apple. Now, a New Venture for 'the Woz'

Steve Wozniak's Efforce, a green tech/blockchain firm, has been in 'stealth mode' for about a year

(Newser) - Steve Wozniak was in his mid-20s when he co-founded Apple in the garage at Steve Jobs' parents' place. He left the company about a decade later, and now, 35 years after that, "the Woz" is feeling the entrepreneurial itch once more. The 70-year-old is launching Efforce, a green tech...

OK: Giving a Talk on Cryptocurrency. Not OK: Giving It in N. Korea

Computer scientist Virgil Griffith arrested in LA, accused of helping Pyongyang evade sanctions

(Newser) - His seminar was entitled "Blockchain and Peace," but US authorities didn't find anything peaceful about it. Now Virgil Griffith, a 36-year-old described by the Los Angeles Times as a "rabble-rousing computer scientist," has been arrested, taken into custody at LAX on Thursday by FBI agents...

How a Few Files Could Endanger All of Bitcoin

Study suggests child porn-related content in blockchain could make it illegal to possess

(Newser) - For anyone who carefully tracks bitcoin, Tuesday brought the good with the bad. On a positive note, the cryptocurrency's value topped $9,000, up from a weekend low of $7,335, reports CNBC . On a more dour note comes the news that child abuse photos are lurking within its...

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