Lifeboat Bitcoin fund, El Salvador loan, Chia warranty ploy

Listen to the most important stories in Bitcoin and crypto covered by our newsroom in the past week.

SSD maker sets data limit after Chia miners ruin drives, exploit warranties

After being caught quietly downgrading some of its most popular hard drives, a US tech firm has confirmed that the controversial move was an effort to dissuade storage-hungry Chia farmers.

US hard drive maker PNY downgraded some of its most popular hard drives in an effort to deter storage-hungry Chia crypto miners.

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Victims of $3.6B crypto Ponzi still believe they’ll get their money back

Investigations into a South Korean Ponzi scheme that could turn out to be one of the biggest in history are being hampered by victims who still believe they’ll get their money back.

South Korean police say prosecuting alleged crypto Ponzi V Global is tougher than expected, as many investors are still waiting for returns.

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El Salvador Bitcoin scheme could torpedo $1.3B IMF loan, analysts warn

El Salvador president Nayib Bukele announced Bitcoin would be legal tender in the country via video link to Miami's Bitcoin 2021 conference.

El Salvador president Nayib Bukele announced Bitcoin would be legal tender in the country via video link to Miami’s Bitcoin 2021 conference.

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What happened to the Lifeboat Foundation’s Bitcoin Endowment Fund?

What happened to the Lifeboat Foundation's 'world-first' Bitcoin endowment fund?

The Jeffrey Epstein-linked Lifeboat Foundation launched the world’s first Bitcoin Endowment Fund in crypto’s formative years.

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