Jonathan Latham

37 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @jlatham01 | Keep up with Jonathan Latham on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jonathan Latham”

Winklevoss Twins Launch IPO for Bitcoin-Tracking Stock

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, twins known for battling Mark Zuckerberg over ownership of Facebook Inc., have filed for an initial public offering …

10 things about Bitcoin every consumer should know

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 a science fiction novel.<p>However, Bitcoin has paid off for many of its early adopters, and is moving …

Say hello to the world's first Bitcoin baby - conceived after fertility treatments were paid for in the digital currency

• Dr C. Terence Lee, a California fertility specialist and Bitcoin enthusiast, convinced one set of parents to use the currency by offering a big …

The First Baby Is Here Whose Doctor Got Paid In Bitcoin

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 his dream of fostering a Bitcoin retail economy (of babies). As CNN Money's Stacy Cowley …

Bitcoin In IRS Crosshairs, Says Government Report

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, says a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The report gives a few simple …

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Temporarily Suspends Dollar Withdrawals

The statement was first noticed by Quartz's Zach Seward.<p>Bitcoin volumes have been spiking on global market volatility today, and prices have topped $110 for the first time in a week.<p>Here's the full release:<p>Over the past weeks Mt. Gox has experienced rising volumes of deposits and withdrawals from …

Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

Oh, the naivety … On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a government …

This British Pub Accepts Bitcoins

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 did the equivalent of putting them in a drawer and forgetting about them."<p>The coins were soon …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Foundation comes under fire in California

Government authorities increasingly view digital currencies, namely Bitcoin, as a means for people to evade tax.<p>So it should come as no surprise that Bitcoin operators and organizations have come under scrutiny.<p>The Bitcoin Foundation today revealed it has received a cease-and-desist letter from the …

You can now tip Bitcoin to other users across Reddit using a cool new hack

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 per coin.<p>Among its fans and believers, the good ship Bitcoin sails on. To that end, folks …

Not So Anonymous: Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Tightens Identity Requirement

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 breathing down its neck–see things differently.<p>On Thursday Mt. Gox announced that it would begin …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Journey Begins

<b>Day 1</b>.<p>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 palpitations as they watched the dramatic rises and falls in the digital currency’s worth over …

How Bitcoin Sales Of Guns Could Undermine New Rules

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.<p>Bitcoin, the currency that exists only on the Internet and is backed by the confidence of its users, rather than a …

Living the Bitcoin Life

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.<p>For those who don't know, Bitcoin is "a decentralized digital currency based on an …

Now You Can Use Bitcoins To Find The Love Of Your Life

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."<p>OKCupid's basic service is free, but a $10-per-month "A-List" subscription unlocks special features like sending a message even if the …

OkCupid is now letting users pay with Bitcoin

Bitcoin users are probably the last people who would be into online dating — but don’t tell that to OkCupid.<p>The online dating site has become the latest company to accept the controversial digital currency, which users can use to pay for OkCupid’s $10 per-month A-List service. And it doesn’t make …

Six reasons why Chinese people will drive the next bull market in bitcoin

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:<p><b>1. They’ve already done the whole virtual currency thing—with Q Coin.</b><p>Or at least 100 million of them …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Explained

Bitcoins burning a hole in your pocket? Try ordering some takeout

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Lasse Kristensen<p>You can already spend Bitcoins on hand-crafted goods on Etsy, and you can keep romance …

Bitcoin exchange BitFloor shuts down again

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.<p>Roman Shtylman wrote that the exchange’s “US bank account is scheduled to be closed and we can no longer provide the same level of USD deposits and …

French public may snub internet currency Bitcoin, business won't

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 opportunities it heralds.<p>France’s strong culture of centralisation and safety-first …

What's Riskier Than Bitcoins? Bitcoin Companies

Let’s say you believe that the price of gold is going to go through the roof (as opposed to where it has been going lately: the basement). To …

Bitcoin Is Up 92% Since Yesterday

The remarkable ride for Bitcoin traders continues today.<p>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 halt on the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox.<p>On Wednesday, the currency topped out …

Cryptocurrency

Iterations: How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s Future

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>There isn’t just a bubble in the Bitcoin economy, there’s a bubble in the number of posts about Bitcoin. I’ll pile on, even after this week’s mini-crash, but with a twist. A few weeks ago, I <b>wrote some</b> …

Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase faces phishing attacks after data leak

Merchants' checkout pages were accidentally made searchable on Google.<p>Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase has publicly, and presumably accidentally, …

Malware spread on Skype taps victim PCs to mint bitcoins

Latest Bitcoin malware comes amid a spike in the value of the digital currency.<p>As the value of bitcoins skyrockets, security researchers have …

Phishing attacks hit users of Bitcoin banker Coinbase after data leaks

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 target for hackers, soaring from a valuation of around $13 each at the beginning of January …

Bitcoin Bubble or New Virtual Currency?

Yves here. I’ve heretofore avoided the topic of Bitcoin, since I recall the brief fad of the Second Life currency, which then flamed out …