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Out in the Open: Cyberpunk Builds Bitcoin Wallet That Even Apple Can’t Ban

Out in the Open: Cyberpunk Builds Bitcoin Wallet That Even Apple Can’t Ban

16 Dec 2013 / Wired – Kyle Drake calls himself a professional cyberpunk. He spends his days on the net, writing computer code and trying to stick it to the man. His latest target: the global banking industry. But he’s not aiming to take down the financial

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Bitcoin and the euro: one is the future, the other the past

Bitcoin and the euro: one is the future, the other the past

16 Dec 2013 / Telegraph – Douglas Carswell was first elected to Parliament in 2005 by a slender 920 votes. He was returned as MP for Clacton in 2010 with a 12,000 majority. He is the author of The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy

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‘Bitcoin isn’t real money’: Norwegian government refuses to recognise digital currency

'Bitcoin isn't real money': Norwegian government refuses to recognise digital currency

16 Dec 2013 / Daily Mail – The fortunes of Bitcoins continue to fluctuate after the Norwegian government announced that is does not count as real money. The virtual currency has left governments throughout the world scratching their heads as it is not controlled by a government

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Bitcoin convention brings out hope for digital currency’s future

Bitcoin convention brings out hope for digital currency’s future

15 Dec 2013 / Durango Herald – LAS VEGAS – Even as the liquor flowed at a late-night party in a plush Las Vegas suite, chatter about the business of Bitcoin never flagged. Among the overwhelmingly male crowd gathered in Las Vegas for only the second Bitcoin

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The Bitcoin Ideology

The Bitcoin Ideology

14 Dec 2013 / NYT – IF you’ve only recently tuned in to the seemingly endless conversation about bitcoin, you could be forgiven for thinking that the digital currency is little more than the latest Wall Street fetish or a juiced-up version of PayPal. After all, so

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Exploring The Blockchain

 Exploring The Blockchain

14 Dec 2013 / iamsotashi.com – During 2013, Nicolas Cary, CEO, Blockchain.info, travelled the world to meet different Bitcoiners. The number one quality that he emphasized was the enthusiasm amongst all of them. I met with Nicolas, after his presentation at London Bitcoin Expo 2013. I wanted

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3 Facinating Facts About Bitcoin You Need To Know

3 Facinating Facts About Bitcoin You Need To Know

13 Dec 2013 / INC – Right now, everything about Bitcoin is news: Bitcoin millionaires. Bitcoin-funded drug kingpins. Bitcoin ATMs. This week the news focused on a San Francisco man who is opening a Bitcoin pawn shop, and another California man who launched a site advertising jobs that pay in

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European Union Warns on Bitcoin

European Union Warns on Bitcoin

13 Dec 2013 / NYT – LONDON – The European Union on Friday added to a string of recent warnings about the safety of using and investing in Bitcoin, the virtual currency that is not issued by any government. The union’s banking authority said consumers needed to

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BitGive Foundation – Raises $4,850 for Save the Children

BitGive Foundation – Raises $4,850 for Save the Children

13 Dec 2013 / Business Wire – SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The BitGive Foundation, the charitable giving organization of the Bitcoin community, provided its first donation yesterday to Save the Children for their Typhoon Haiyan Children’s Relief Fund. The Foundation raised $4,850, exclusively from the Bitcoin community, as part

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Bitcoin goes big: Wall Street, Silicon Valley aboard

Bitcoin goes big: Wall Street, Silicon Valley aboard

12 Dec 2013 / CNBC – Scoff if you like but bitcoin, despite its myriad defects and detractors, is getting an increasing level of focus in high finance. Just a few recent examples: Reports surfaced this week that JPMorgan Chase has been pursuing the development of a

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