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Central Washington Home To Nation’s Biggest Bitcoin ‘Mine,’ More Coming

Central Washington Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin 'Mine,' More Coming

10 Apr 2014 / NW News Network – Here’s a surprising fact: the largest bitcoin “mine” in North America is located on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Wash. It’s not a “mine” in the traditional sense. In these mines, you won’t have helmets, lamps or pickaxes. And there’s

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Why you should care about Bitcoin: digital currency is here to stay

Why you should care about Bitcoin: digital currency is here to stay

10 Apr 2014 / The Guardian – No, you can’t open a Bitcoin bank account at JP Morgan Chase just yet. And you certainly can’t pay your IRS tax bill in bitcoins: the taxman views the fledgling cyber-currency as an asset, not a means of exchange. We

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Why Buffett’s wrong on bitcoin: Legg Mason’s Miller

Why Buffett's wrong on bitcoin: Legg Mason's Miller

10 Apr 2014 / CNBC – Legg Mason’s Bill Miller may have lost 20 percent of his investment in bitcoin, but he’s still bullish on its potential. The money manager told CNBC on Thursday he bought into the cryptocurrency after its biggest exchange, Mt.Gox, collapsed earlier this

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Here’s How ‘Multisig’ Protects Your Bitcoin Stash From Hackers

Here’s How ‘Multisig’ Protects Your Bitcoin Stash From Hackers

09 Apr 2014 – Betabeat – The “Inside Bitcoins” conference is happening in NYC this week, and a collection of investors, businessmen, programmers and hobbyists have gathered to buzz about bitcoin’s future. But the Mt. Gox fiasco and the Chinese government crackdown still weigh heavily on the

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Why VCs Are Still Planning To Pour Tons Of Money Into Bitcoin

Why VCs Are Still Planning To Pour Tons Of Money Into Bitcoin

09 Apr 2014 / Business Insider – It seems like not much has been going right in Bitcoin land these days. Despite the hopes of evangelists that the fall of MtGox would mean the end of persistent headaches in the cryptocurrency’s ecosystem, there has been a spate

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Bitcoin is knocking on Washington’s doors

Bitcoin is knocking on Washington's doors

09 Apr 2014 / CNN Money – Bitcoin companies are hiring lobbyists, visiting lawmakers on Capitol Hill and writing to agencies about how they should write rules that will determine the future of the fast-growing virtual currency.  It’s all part of a push to shape how Washington

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Banks looking to back bitcoin with new exchange

Banks looking to back bitcoin with new exchange

04 Apr 2014 / FX Week – Global banks and broker-dealers are among some of the organisations that are set to put their name behind a new digital currency exchange that is being set up in New York by online marketplace Second Market. Due to launch this

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What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

04 Apr 2014 / Entrepreneur – Q: My customers are asking to pay with Bitcoin. How does it work? A: It’s easy. On the surface, Bitcoin–a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency not tied to any government–appears to be a financial breath of fresh air for small

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Now, a course just to understand Bitcoins

Now, a course just to understand Bitcoins

03 Apr 2014 / Financial Express – Starting today, individuals worldwide interested in gaining a greater understanding of the fundamentals of digital currency Bitcoin can now enroll in “Introduction to Digital Currencies,” a free, open enrollment MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by the University of Nicosia.

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Chicago Sun-Times To Accept Bitcoin As Payment For Subscriptions

Chicago Sun-Times To Accept Bitcoin As Payment For Subscriptions

03 Apr 2014 / Chicagoist – Is Bitcoin still the future of money? The Chicago Sun-Times is bullish on the prospects, despite recent reports of theft and an IRS ruling that bitcoin is not currency, and is becoming the first major American newspaper to accept bitcoin as

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