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IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency

The IRS has officially stated that bitcoin is a property – similar to any other valuable commodity – rather than a currency. What does this mean? Not much. In short, if you pay someone in bitcoin – in the same way you could pay them in gold – the wages are taxed accordingly. It is also not …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

US Treasury confirms Bitcoin miners and investors won't be regulated

Bitcoin miners and investors will not be regulated by the US Treasury. The clarification came in a pair of rulings yesterday from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Treasury Department, which said that people who mine virtual currencies for personal use and …

DISCUSSION: Proper security possible for blockchain.info wallets?

Everyone has seen the countless posts of users getting wallets cleaned out. I understand the cold storage techniques available but we need to admit …

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1) heard of Bitcoin and 2) accepted it. Fat chance. Luckily, Bitcoin owners had a different form of entertainment: the fiscal version of <i>She’s All That</i>. “Last year’s nerd …

How to create a brain wallet

For those CoinDesk readers who have started trading with Bitcoin, there is the inevitable concern of how to protect ones' wallet. The so-called …

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Bitcoin Law: Compliance and Avoidance Strategies

<i>Marco Santori is a blockchain and bitcoin specialist who leads the FinTech practice at law firm Cooley LLP.</i><p><i>In this multi-part series, Santori gives a</i> …

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99Bitcoins | Buy Bitcoin, Bitcoin Guides & Reviews for Bitcoin Newbies

Cryptopia is an innovative trading exchange, which was launched by Adam Clark and Rob Dawson in 2014. It heavily focuses…<p>This guide will show you …

FindTheBest destroys “matchmaking” patent, pushes RICO case against troll | Ars Technica

The patent is found abstract, six months and $200,000 after the suit was filed.<p>Six months ago, a shell company called Lumen View Technology told …

Finally, a bill to end patent trolling | Ars Technica

Bipartisan bill has most of what reformers want—and a real chance of passing.<p>The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte …

Verizon wants you to replace your landline phone with an LTE-powered box

Verizon's taking another step toward doing away with landlines. It's already begun replacing landlines with routers connected by its wireless network as a way to quickly restore service after a storm, but those routers hadn't been made widely available. Now however, Verizon is beginning to sell one …

9 Features Every Photography Website Needs Now

Do you typically update your photography website on looks alone? Silly snapper! There is so much more to consider when putting together your website. …

How New Zealand banned software patents without violating international law

What do you do when you’re a small country with a technology industry convinced that innovation requires the banning of software patents, but you’ve signed an international treaty that in theory obliges you to make software patentable? If you’re New Zealand, you simply declare, in a historic and …

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Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner specializing in high stakes IP disputes and IP counseling for technology companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.</i><p>Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or patent trolls, have largely stayed off the political radar for the …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

'Magic 2014' Review: The Best Introductions (PC)

<i>Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers (PSN, XBLA, PC, iOS, Android)</i>. Another year, another Magic: The Gathering <i>Duels of the Planeswalkers</i> title. When the <i>Duels of the Planeswalkers</i> titles first hit, no one was exactly certain what space they were designed to fill. Was it a product providing online …

33Mail: Beat Spammers With Anonymous Email Aliases

It’s been almost two years since we last caught up with 33Mail, the online service that helps you beat email spam by giving you disposable email addresses.<p>Just to recap, 33Mail provides ‘alias’ email addresses for users to include in online forms or anywhere they feel giving out a real address may …

Vermont Enacts The Nation's First Anti-Patent Trolling Law

Efforts to crack down on patent trolling are escalating. Just a couple of years ago, Congress passed a major amendment of the Patent Act (the America Invents Act) with the hope that it would curb some abusive patent assertions. Some members of Congress aren’t satisfied with the results of that …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

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7 Secrets Wealthy People Know About Amassing And Maintaining A Fortune

Becoming wealthy enough to keep the wolf from your door doesn't mean an end to unwanted callers. For every newly minted billionaire, there are …

"Hoarding" Causes Deflation, Not The Other Way Around

I keep seeing people making the argument that Bitcoin’s limited supply leads to deflation, which leads to “hoarding,” which kills Bitcoin’s value as a currency. This argument gets things exactly backwards.<p>To see why, we have to start with a thought experiment. Suppose there’s an economy in which …

Now is the time to gamble on bitcoin

If you’ve got money you can afford to lose and a penchant for gambling, there’s no better time than now to plow that cash into bitcoin, the alternative currency that plunged in value over the past two days after hitting astronomical highs.<p>Let me be clear: I am not saying that, in the long run, …

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Unfazed By Bitcoin’s Wild Swings And Mysterious Origins, Silicon Valley VCs Place Their Bets

Bitcoin’s record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley’s best-known venture firms are finally starting to make real bets around the crypto-currency.<p>The price of a single bitcoin had more than quintupled to …

Google takes Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge

Google has made a statement on open source and patents, publicly making an Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge and promising not to go after open source …

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