Bitcoin's trajectory over the past few years is nothing short of impressive. A peer-to-peer alternative currency whose creator remains anonymous five years later, Bitcoin sounds like something out of science
That's thanks to Dr. C. Terence Lee, a California-based fertility specialist and Bitcoin aficionado. Lee offered a couple with whom he had worked with before a 50% discount if they would go along with
Bitcoin is virtual currency with no central bank or government. What does the federal government think of it? The IRS could do a better job telling people they have to pay tax on Bitcoin transactions,
The statement was first noticed by Quartz's Zach Seward. Bitcoin volumes have been spiking on global market volatility today, and prices have topped $110 for the first time in a week. Here's the full Over
It was pub group founder Stephen Early, a former computer scientist, who decided to give the currency a go. "I bought some in 2011 but there wasn't really anything to do with them," he explains. "So I
Government authorities increasingly view digital currencies, namely Bitcoin, as a means for people to evade tax. So it should come as no surprise that Bitcoin operators and organizations have come under
Remember Bitcoin? The currency has fallen from the public eye in the past month, following sharp gyrations in value that saw its dollar-price fall below $100 per; the currency is currently valued at $128.34
Since the crypto-currency Bitcoin hit the limelight, many libertarians and privacy advocates have heralded it as anonymous, digital cash. But the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange–and the U.S. regulators
Day 1. On Tuesday morning, I emptied my wallet of all of the cash and credit cards before I left my house. Many journalists have been writing about the mechanics of buying Bitcoin and the resulting heart
Even as Congress debates gun safety legislation, a flourishing new virtual currency could provide a way around new restrictions by enabling people to buy guns online almost anonymously. Bitcoin, the currency
Bitcoin has taken a huge hit in recent days but it is still a billion-dollar currency on a wild up-and-down ride and Silicon Valley, financial institutions, commodity traders and others are paying attention.
This is made possible by the site's partnership with Coinbase, a Y Combinator startup billing itself as "the simplest way to buy, use, and accept Bitcoin." OKCupid's basic service is free, but a $10-per-month
Whatever the case against bitcoin as an alternative currency, there’s one country where people probably won’t need much persuading to join the craze. Here’s why China could drive a further bit-boom: 1.
The largest Bitcoin exchange in the U.S., BitFloor, has closed again, this time due to issues with its bank account, according to its founder. Roman Shtylman wrote that the exchange’s “US bank account
Bitcoin, the virtual currency whose value has surged along with fears for euro bank balances, may be a little volatile for typical French tastes. But entrepreneurs in the country are working hard to unlock
The remarkable ride for Bitcoin traders continues today. The virtual currency is now trading at $115, nearly double where it was yesterday, when Bitcoin plummeted to a low of $60 following a 12-hour trading
Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. There isn’t just a bubble in the Bitcoin economy, there’s a bubble in the number of posts about Bitcoin.
Users of Coinbase, a Silicon Valley-funded startup that offers some Bitcoin banking services, have become the target of phishing attacks. The booming virtual currency has grown into an increasingly appealing