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Why Economists Are Right to Hate on Bitcoin

Economist Paul Krugman is not one to shy away from a good fight, but he may have vexed his most passionate opponents yet last week with a blog post …

6 People Have Paid $250,000 In Bitcoin To Ride This Rocket Ship Into Space

This source told us that he had heard about a guy who had made more than $200,000 from trading Bitcoin, and had used it to charter a rocket into space.<p>Wait, what?<p>Turns out, it's true.<p>Not just a little bit true but <i>sixfold</i> true: Virgin Galactic confirmed to Business Insider this week that "a handful" …

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FRENCH BANKERS: Bitcoin Has A Limited Future

The report by the International Institute of Finance, which represents more than 450 banks and financial institutions, said more regulation of Bitcoin exchanges and transactions could strengthen its legitimacy among consumers and ease regulators' doubts about it.<p>But for the moment, the IIF report …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: The Currency Of The Future?

[Updated 12:56PM EST]<p>Saturday January 25, marked the start of the Miami Bitcoin conference. When I first told my partners I planned to attend, one asked “Why go to a conference when you can read about it on Wikipedia?” There were two answers to that question. One: the Wikipedia reference is pretty …

Apple drops top Bitcoin app from marketplace

Apple has pulled popular Bitcoin app Blockchain out of its mobile marketplace without explanation.<p>The Blockchain app, downloaded 120,000 times during its two years in Apple's iTunes App Store, was the most popular way for people and companies to transfer bitcoins from one another. Apple removed it …

What is bitcoin? - CNNMoney

Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! Bitcoin can be used to book hotels on Expedia, shop for furniture on Overstock and buy Xbox games. But much of the hype is about …

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Here's how Bitcoin works

CNN's Laurie Segall explains what Bitcoin is and how it works.

Bitcoin: miracle or madness? | Financial Times

The first ATM machine dispensing Bitcoins is apparently opening this month in Asia. So what exactly is the Bitcoin phenomenon? Variously described as …

At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the course of testifying before members of the New York State Department of Financial Services on Wednesday, two government prosecutors as much as admitted that Bitcoin represents a technological breakthrough and perhaps is, as many …

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How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The wealthiest nations in the world have widely divergent approaches to regulating Bitcoin, and some of them aren't regulating digital currencies at all, according to a report on 40 nations plus the European Union that was prepared by the …

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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The price of Bitcoin dropped sharply today after Mt. Gox announced that it was temporarily halting Bitcoin withdrawals on its trading platform.<p>For months now, some Mt. Gox users have found it difficult to withdraw funds from their …

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Washing virtual money

MATT Green would like you to think of Zerocoin, a Bitcoin-like alternative currency in the process of finalising its specifications, as a bulletin …

Bitten

CHARLIE SHREM was a featured speaker at a gathering of Bitcoin enthusiasts in Miami on January 26th. The next day he was making less welcome …

New York finance regulator voices backing for Bitcoin | Financial Times

Benjamin Lawsky, the superintendent of financial services in New York whose tough stance on money laundering wrung a $340m settlement from Standard …

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 …

Mt. Gox Temporarily Pauses Bitcoin Withdrawals

Mt. Gox has temporarily suspended Bitcoin withdrawals in order to resolve a technical issue, the company said on its site.<p>The statement posted on Mt. Gox, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges, reads:<p>During our efforts to resolve the issue being encountered by some bitcoin withdrawals it was …

Russia Says Bitcoin Should Be Avoided [Updated]

Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin shouldn’t be used by individuals and legal entities according to a recent statement. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, the Government will be suspicious. The Central Bank of Russia reiterated that the official currency is the Ruble, and that …

Bitcoin is far more than a currency for speculators | Financial Times

Bitcoin is being forced to grow up fast. The arrest last week on money laundering charges of Charlie Shrem, a leading Bitcoin champion, coincided …