Bitcoin

Bitcoin
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be exchanged directly from peer to peer. Unlike modern fiat money, Bitcoin, which has often been called 'cash for the Internet,' is not printed like dollars or other fiat currency and it is not controlled, backed or distributed by any bank or central government authority. An estimated 11 million bitcoins are in circulation today, though only 21 million bitcoins can ever be created.
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IBM Looking at Adopting Bitcoin Technology for Major Currencies
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IBM Looking at Adopting Bitcoin Technology for Major Currencies

The tech company is looking at the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the 'blockchain,' to create a digital cash and payment system.
Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Is Like a 'Child Taking Its First Steps' But Will One Day Win the Finance Marathon
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Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Is Like a 'Child Taking Its First Steps' But Will One Day Win the Finance Marathon

Ahead of the launch of their own Bitcoin exchange, tech entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss say the nascent cryptocurrency isn't primed for mass adoption just yet, but it will one day rule the financial world.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?
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Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?

The author of 'The Bitcoin Big Bang' on what entrepreneurs need to know about the budding digital currency.
Carol Roth
'Days Felt Like Years': What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week
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'Days Felt Like Years': What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week

At first the documentary filmmaker thought the virtual currency was 'bananas.'
Kim Lachance Shandrow
U.S. Marshals to Auction 50,000 Bitcoins From Silk Road
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U.S. Marshals to Auction 50,000 Bitcoins From Silk Road

The auction follows the recent criminal conviction of the mastermind behind the online black market.
Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty
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Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty

At 20, Wences Casares launched Argentina's first Internet service provider. Now 40, and with several successful startups under his belt, the serial entrepreneur is on a mission to bring financial security to underserved communities through Bitcoin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme
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Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme

When MyCoin suddenly shut down, some $387 million in investor cash bit the dust. Officials suspect that the exchange scammed customers all along.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coinbase Just Launched America's First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange
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Coinbase Just Launched America's First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange

Backed by the NYSE, the thriving San Francisco startup beat the Winklevii to the punch and is now processing trades in 24 states.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015
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16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015

A list of big, important predictions from the investors at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Why Etsy's Rumored IPO Matters: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Why Etsy's Rumored IPO Matters: Your Weekly News Roundup

Brush up on the latest from Apple, Google, Bitcoin, Etsy and other innovation news in a snap.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Bitcoin Continues Downward Spiral, Plunges Below $200
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Bitcoin Continues Downward Spiral, Plunges Below $200

Times just got even tougher for the fledgling cryptocash.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitstamp Expected to Resume Trading Within Hours
Bitstamp

Bitstamp Expected to Resume Trading Within Hours

The Bitcoin exchange, which shut down following a security breach, says it will begin trading the virtual currency again within the next day or so.