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Bitcoin nabob: Yes, there’s life after Mt. Gox (Q&A)

Bitcoin nabob: Yes, there’s life after Mt. Gox (Q&A)

25 Mar 2014 / CNet – Bitcoin’s been very much in the news of late for all the wrong reasons. In February the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox declared bankruptcy after some $400 million in bitcoins got stolen. Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shut down earlier this month after robbers

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New Derivative Guards Against Bitcoin’s Price Swings

New Derivative Guards Against Bitcoin’s Price Swings

24 Mar 2014 / Wall Street Journal – If you thought trading bitcoin was a shot in the dark, how about bitcoin derivatives? A start-up derivatives exchange is working on what it claims will be the first bitcoin swap, allowing financial institutions to bet on the value

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Bitcoin Isn’t Really Banned in China—and It’s Quickly Gaining Ground

Bitcoin Isn't Really Banned in China—and It's Quickly Gaining Ground

21 Mar 2014 / Businessweek – Bobby Lee, the founder of China’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, BTC China, went on Bloomberg TV yesterday to knock down the false notion that virtual currency had been banned in his country. In December, China’s central bank issued guidance that bars financial institutions

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In Hong Kong, Placing Their Bets on Bitcoin

In Hong Kong, Placing Their Bets on Bitcoin

20 Mar 2014 / New York Times – HONG KONG — By day, David Shin is an investment banker at a major financial firm. By night and in pretty much every other free minute, he is an entrepreneur looking to break into Hong Kong’s growing Bitcoin scene.

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Fortress, Benchmark and Ribbit Buy Stake in Pantera Bitcoin

Fortress, Benchmark and Ribbit Buy Stake in Pantera Bitcoin

19 Mar 2014 / New York Times – Several prominent investment firms are joining forces to buy stakes in one of the biggest Bitcoin operations in the world. The publicly traded New York private equity and hedge fund firm Fortress Investment Group and two other investors are

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Treasury’s Cohen Warns Unregistered Bitcoin Exchanges

Treasury's Cohen Warns Unregistered Bitcoin Exchanges

18 Mar 2014 / Wall Street Journal – Many digital currency exchanges and administrators still haven’t registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and for that they face financial penalties and could be charged with a federal criminal offense, the Treasury Department’s top official for terrorism and

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Must-know facts about bitcoin

Must-know facts about bitcoin

16 Mar 2014 / Times of India – For a moment, imagine Arnab Goswami (the news anchor of Times Now) going ballistic about bitcoins! Picture him hollering, “India wants to know” , “the nation wants to know” , “investors want to know” , followed by his AK47

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Bitcoin: why businesses are buying in, despite critics and start-up woes

Bitcoin: why businesses are buying in, despite critics and start-up woes

14 Mar 2014 / Christian Science Monitor – Despite its well-publicized troubles, including volatile and plunging currency values, the trendy new form of payment known as Bitcoin has a growing allure for many businesses, both online and in the real world. The cool factor as well as the

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A Turnaround for Bitcoin at SXSW

A Turnaround for Bitcoin at SXSW

12 Mar 2014 / New York Times – AUSTIN, Tex. — At last year’s South by Southwest gathering, regarded as the place where are the hip technology companies showed up, Bitcoin was still such an underdog that it was not important enough to command a single event

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Robocoin Spreads Its Bitcoin ATMs Further

Robocoin Spreads Its Bitcoin ATMs Further

12 Mar 2014 / Tech Crunch – Robocoin, the bi-directional Bitcoin ATM, is ramping up its nascent footprint — with launches planned for 10 more global locations. The company said today it will be shipping its first Bitcoin ATMs to two more U.S. locations — Boston and Seattle

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