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New York lawmakers bite hard on Bitcoin: why that’s good for investors (+video)

New York lawmakers bite hard on Bitcoin: why that's good for investors (+video)

30 Jan 2014 / Christian Science Monitor – As two days of hearings on the future of digital currencies – think Bitcoin – wrapped up Wednesday in the New York State Legislature, fans of the cyber-cash were getting both bad and good news. Supporters who are drawn to Bitcoin

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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 Is Experiencing Its Longest Stretch Of Price Stability In A While

Bitcoin Is Experiencing Its Longest Stretch Of Price Stability In A While

29 Jan 2014 / Business Insider – Bitcoin is experiencing its longest period of price stability in months, a trend that could help allay concerns that the digital currency is just too volatile to be of much mainstream use. Starting in October, Bitcoin began experiencing almost violent

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Bitcoin payments will face big challenges heading to brick-and-mortar (but it’ll get there)

Bitcoin payments will face big challenges heading to brick-and-mortar (but it’ll get there)

29 Jan 2014 / Venture Beat – Recent developments associated with Bitcoin, its silver-like sister Litecoin, and other crypto-currencies forced many merchants to start thinking seriously about accepting these digital alternatives to cash and plastic cards. In fact, some businesses already accept Bitcoin. E-commerce merchants were first to

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The Bitcoin ATM Has a Dirty Secret: It Needs a Chaperone

The Bitcoin ATM Has a Dirty Secret: It Needs a Chaperone

29 Jan 2014 / Wired – VANCOUVER — When Mitchell Demeter and Jackson Warren opened the world’s first bitcoin ATM at a coffee shop in Vancouver, it was an instant success. People actually lined up to use the machine, which processed about $1 million in digital currency

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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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Pay Me in Bitcoin, IT Professionals Say

Pay Me in Bitcoin, IT Professionals Say

28 Jan 2014 / Wall Street Journal – A majority of U.S technology professionals would welcome being paid in bitcoin, according to a survey by event organizer Tech in Motion. Out of 847 responses to a questionnaire sent to Tech in Motion’s 18,000 members, 51.12% answered “yes,

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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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