Steam Ditches ‘Volatile’ Bitcoin

Steam has stopped accepting bitcoin in payment for games. It’s blaming high transaction fees and logistical problems caused by the cryptocurrency’s extreme price volatility. While one of the selling points of cryptocurrencies is no transaction fees, it is possible to pay a voluntary fee. This goes to the ‘miner’ that creates the relevant block and […]

PPV Pirate ‘Was Just Playing’

Streaming copyrighted pay-per-view events is highly illegal. But one gamer found a cunning way to disguise his actions. Most movie studios and sports broadcasters use some sort of automated recognition system to find unauthorized streams of their material and issue a takedown notice to the site in question. This usually leads to uploaders using tricks […]