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Bitcoin’s Recent Price Stability Could Point To Growing Maturity

The nearly boozy Bitcoin rallies and crashes of 2013 led to endless media coverage, rising mass market knowledge of its existence, and piece by piece, the growing maturity of its underlying network.<p>No asset that regularly loses or gains 50% in a day can be treated as anything more than a …

Dogecoin transactions outpacing those in bitcoin; here\’s why that\’s not surprising

Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe<p>A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an …

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Can States Commit Suicide?

Americans no longer take states seriously as political units. And that means federalism is probably doomed.<p>Raise your hand if you’re sick of your …

Robocoin shipping first 2 Bitcoin ATMs to Asia this month — and will ship 45 more by March

Bitcoin ATMs are headed to Asia, and beyond.<p>Robocoin, the maker of Bitcoin ATMs, is shipping its first two units to “Bitcoin-hungry” markets in Taiwan and Hong Kong. It expects to ship eight units that dispense this hot “cryptocurrency” this month and 39 by March.<p>“The ensuing liquidity injection …

San Francisco hedge fund hiring a Bitcoin trader

A San Francisco hedge fund is seeking a new junior trader. Applicants need strong analytical skills, the freedom to work irregular hours, and familiarity with Excel.<p>Oh, and they should also be cryptocurrency experts.<p>It’s the first job posting we’ve seen for a Bitcoin trader, and yet another sign …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

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 …

The Supreme Court Logic That Could Destroy Privacy in America

It's dangerous for courts to continue adhering to Smith v. Maryland, a decision that was made before the advent of big data.<p>Many Americans reacted with outrage when they learned that the NSA stores details about phone calls made by virtually everyone in the United States. They felt a strong, if …

What's to fear in 2014, Brent going down and dumb money explodes - Need to Know - MarketWatch

MarketWatch/Silvia Ascarelli<p>Citibike is ready to help on New Year’s Eve. What will power the stock market?<p>The trading hours of 2013 are going fast, …

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Dollar drops as Treasury yields edge lower

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The dollar dropped against the euro and other major currencies on Monday as Treasury yields edged lower.<p>“Some of the panic …

Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space

Just after sunrise on 15 February 2013, as commuters made their way along snow-covered roads to Chelyabinsk in south-west Russia, the clear blue sky was torn by a hurtling lump of space rock.<p>The meteorite appeared without warning, out of the sun, on a shallow trajectory. It thumped into the …

Apple files another request to ban older Samsung phones and tablets

Apple is once again seeking a sales ban on over 20 different Samsung smartphones and tablets that were found to violate its patents last year. Though such a ban was initially rejected, last month Apple was given another chance to argue for one when an appellate court vacated the earlier ruling. …

Pope's economic ideas rattle GOP

He draws crowds like a rock star, was named “Person of the Year” by Time as well as a gay rights magazine, and drew the ire of Rush Limbaugh for his criticism of “trickle-down” economics. Pope Francis has dramatically shifted the message and tone of the Vatican in the last nine months, and he’s …