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Coinsetter Lands $500K From SecondMarket Founder & Others To Help Bring Leverage, Shorting To Bitcoin Trade

Today, Coinsetter, a New York City-based startup looking to launch a new Forex trading platform for Bitcoin, announced today that it has raised $500,000 in seed capital. The round was led by Tribeca Venture Partners and SecondMarket founder and CEO Barry Silbert (through his Bitcoin Opportunity …

Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble

A few months ago, while visiting a hacker friend’s magnificent new San Francisco loft, he gestured to a little alcove stuffed with server racks and said: “And over there are the Bitcoin mines.” I smiled and nodded, thinking, <i>Oh, right, Bitcoin. Is that still a thing?</i><p>Andy, if you’re reading this, I …

Zerocoin: making Bitcoin anonymous

Wow, what the heck is going on with Bitcoin?<p>When I started this post, the value of a single bitcoin had surged upwards of $250. It’s corrected a bit …

Bitcoin's Bottom Billion - Why the Developing World May Be Bitcoin's Biggest Customer

Bitcoin is a bubble.There, now that I've got all the skeptics on my side, we can move forward. There are any number of arguments as to whether …

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How-to Understand Bitcoins, a Bitcoin Primer

Bitcoin Logo<p>Bitcoins are a hot topic right now, and while there is a detailed Wikipedia entry, a FAQ at bitcoin.org, and all manner of articles …

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Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money

There was a great piece in the satirical news source The Onion a few years ago in which it “reported” that Fed chairman Ben Bernanke experienced a moment of existential panic during a congressional hearing as he paused, shook his head, and said, “It’s just an illusion . . . Just look at it: …

BitSynCom LLC Releases World's First Bitcoin ASIC Chips

Avalon ASIC Processing Chip<p>After a year of speculation and rumor, the first application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) dedicated to Bitcoin …

Bitcoin And The End Of Money

A commentator on Bloomberg, Princeton student Evan Soltas, writes that Bitcoin is an “existential threat to the modern liberal state,” a line that can be read in two ways. One reading of his op-ed suggests we are all in danger and that the inability to tax and track bitcoins will result in a …

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The Bitcoin Boom

On March 16th, the Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who’d been in office for about a month, announced a strategy to solve the country’s banking crisis. This plan, which would be funded in part by confiscating money directly from every single bank account in Cyprus—even the very smallest—met …

Bitcoin for Beginners | Jeffrey A. Tucker

Understanding Bitcoin requires that we understand the limits of our ability to imagine the future that the market can create for us.<p>Thirty years ago, …

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The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A few days ago, the value of all the bitcoins in the world blew past $1 billion for the first time ever. That’s an impressive achievement, for a …

Why bitcoin’s rise is nothing to celebrate

“I’m raising my Bitcoin price target to $400.”