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Gamblers flock to a new kind of online casino that’s open 24 hours a day

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Pattern Matching

Blockchain takes a substantial toll on the environment that experts are beginning to reckon with

Alpine Mining co-founder and CEO Ludovic Thomas works at the company’s main cryptocurrency mining site in the tiny southern Swiss village of Gondo. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

The Pattern

The tokens are non-fungible, and the artwork is untouchable

This digital image could be yours for $110. Worth it? Who’s to say? Credit: OpenSea

A perfect demonstration of why mass adoption is a while away

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Complex interplays are pushing up the price of cryptocurrencies — including the potential for criminals to profit

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The fate of Facebook’s cryptocurrency hangs in the balance, and with it, the fate of nations

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Donations of digital currency like bitcoin can get money, and power, to people suffering under authoritarian governments

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Is it a bank? Is it anonymous? Is it an investment? The questions are unending

Head of Facebook’s Calibra David Marcus testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on July 16, 2019. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The social media company’s move into cryptocurrency takes advantage of regulatory loopholes

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