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Bit Who? 5 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin

Bit Who? 5 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin

30 Jan 2014 / Huffington Post – Bitcoin is slowly but surely finding its way into our lexicon, our news reports, and maybe even our wallets. So what is Bitcoin? How does it work? How do you get Bitcoin? Should you be using it? Should you wait?

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Bitcoin forum turns into sideswipe at traditional banking

Bitcoin forum turns into sideswipe at traditional banking

29 Jan 2014 / The Globe and Mail – A hearing Tuesday on the regulatory future of Bitcoin instead turned into a forum on the shortcomings of the traditional banking industry. The hearing, called by New York state’s top financial regulator, Benjamin M. Lawsky, gave five Bitcoin

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This map shows which countries are friendly to Bitcoin

This map shows which countries are friendly to Bitcoin

28 Jan 2014 / Washington Post – As public interest in Bitcoin rises, it can sometimes be hard to figure out exactly what local laws apply. Even in the United States, the regulatory structures around Bitcoin are still a matter of debate. But a recently launched Web

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Russian Central Bank warns against using Bitcoin

Russian Central Bank warns against using Bitcoin

28 Jan 2014 / RT – Russia’s top financial regulator is warning citizens against using virtual currencies, as they could be tied to gangs into money laundering and terrorist financing. The Central Bank warning follows bans by China and Europe on “dubious” cryptocurrencies. The Russian Central Bank

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New York banking regulator kicks off bitcoin hearings

New York banking regulator kicks off bitcoin hearings

28 Jan 2014 / MarketWatch – Bitcoin enthusiasts from all corners of the Internet are descending on New York for a slew of events related to virtual currencies. Tuesday’s events include a breakfast discussion held by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, a hearing on virtual currencies

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What Is Bitcoin? 11 Things You Need To Know About The Digital Currency

What Is Bitcoin? 11 Things You Need To Know About The Digital Currency

28 Jan 2014 / Huffington Post Ca – The rise of Bitcoin marks the first time you’ve probably heard the words “trendy” and “currency” uttered in the same sentence. And given the momentum it’s seen lately, both in international headlines and on exchanges, the buzz around digital

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New York Duels California to Write Bitcoin Rules

New York Duels California to Write Bitcoin Rules

27 Jan 2014 / Bloomberg – California and New York, home to Silicon Valley and Wall Street, are preparing to write rules of the road for entrepreneurs driving a surge of interest in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The outcome could determine how big a threat Bitcoin

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Bitcoin: The Currency Of The Future?

Bitcoin: The Currency Of The Future?

27 Jan 2014 / Forbes – Saturday January 25, marked the start of the Miami Bitcoin conference.  When I first told my partners I planned to attend, one asked “Why go to a conference when you can read about it on Wikipedia?”  There were two answers to

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Bitcoin and the Fictions of Money

Bitcoin and the Fictions of Money

27 Jan 2014 / NY Times – How should we think about a currency like Bitcoin? The first thing to remember is this: Money is a sort of collective fiction. What money we choose to trust says much about how we see the world. Above the simplest

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CEO OF BITCOIN EXCHANGE ARRESTED

CEO OF BITCOIN EXCHANGE ARRESTED

27 Jan 2014 / Business Insider – The CEO of BitInstant, a Bitcoin exchange, has been arrested at JFK airport and charged with money laundering. Charlie Shrem, along with a co-conspirator, is accused of selling over $1 million in Bitcoin to Silk Road users, who would then

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