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Jeff John Roberts


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Past articles by Jeff:

Inside Uncle Sam's Secret Bitcoin Hoard

The government has seized cryptocurrency worth billions of dollars in criminal cases. But where does the money go after the feds get it? → Read More

Blockchain Hires Google Vet in Bid to Take on Coinbase

The company promises no trading outages or flash crashes. → Read More

Bitcoin Owners Donated $70 Million to Charity Last Year, Fidelity Says

A new report by Fidelity Charitable says donors contributed nearly $70 million in bitcoin and other digital currencies to favorite causes. → Read More

Western Union Is Testing Ripple and XRP for Money Transfers

Western Union's CEO Hikmet Ersek told analysts that the company is experimenting with Ripple for capital optimization. → Read More

Blockchain Rival to Wikipedia Raises $30 Million, Plans Token 'Airdrop'

Everipedia, which is based on a lively design and incorporates blockchain technology just raised $30 million to expand their mission. → Read More

Litecoin Is Now a Surprise Favorite of Criminals Fed Up With Bitcoin

Litecoin emerged as the second most popular currency, with 30% of all vendors who implemented alternative payment methods willing to accept. → Read More

This Startup Promises a New Way to Make Money on the Internet With Newsletters

Substack announced its publishing service—which combines writing, newsletter and billing tools—is available for free to the general public. → Read More

How to Take the Internet Back From the Tech Companies

A sweeping account of Big Tech’s growing takeover of our lives, Andrew Keen's How to Fix the Future describes Silicon Valley monopolies. → Read More

Robbed for Bitcoin: How a Dumb Crypto Criminal Botched a Kidnapping

According to the DA, Meza not only bungled a kidnapping but made a major mistake that helped cops recover a big share of the loot. → Read More

Cyber Firm Tenable Reveals $189 Million in Revenue as Sector Faces Doubts

Tenable disclosed 2017 revenue on Tuesday of $189 million, which it says reflect year-over-year growth of 50%. → Read More

Bitcoin and Taxes: What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency and the IRS

Here's a plain English Q&A on how the IRS handles profits and losses related to bitcoin and other types of digital money. → Read More

Starbucks Chairman Schultz Rambles About Bitcoin on Earnings Call

On the Starbucks earning call, Schultz embarked on a stream-of-conscious monologue about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. → Read More

Robinhood, the Investing App for Millennials, to Add Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Robinhood will let customers buy bitcoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrencies using a streamlined, no-commission approach. → Read More

Coinbase Expands Trading Options for Large Investors

A new tie-up between Coinbase's GDAX, and Trading Technologies (TT), which provides trading software, went live. → Read More

Ripple Adds New Partners in Push to Make Case for XRP

Ripple announced on Wednesday that a currency exchange firm and a telecom provider will be the latest to use XRP. → Read More

SEC Chair Blasts Lawyers Over 'Disturbing' ICOs

SEC Chair Jay Clayton delivered a remarkable rebuke to attorneys who have helped arrange so-called "initial coin offerings" (ICOs). → Read More

Coinbase Hires Twitter Executive Tina Bhatnagar to Improve Operations

Coinbase announced a new VP of Operations and Technology Tina Bhatnager, who has spent the last five and a half years at Twitter. → Read More

Criminals Drop Bitcoin for Other Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis says the proportion of bitcoin transactions related to "dark web" sites has fallen from 30% to under 1%. → Read More

Six More Years of Surveillance

This is your Cyber Saturday edition of Fortune's tech newsletter for January 20, 2018. → Read More

President Trump Set to Sign FISA Surveillance Law: What That Means for You

What exactly does the law, known as Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, allow spy agencies to do? Here's a plain English explanation. → Read More