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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
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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.
NYC Wants Drivers to Pay For Parking Tickets Via Apple Pay, Mobile Apps and Bitcoin
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NYC Wants Drivers to Pay For Parking Tickets Via Apple Pay, Mobile Apps and Bitcoin

Officials believe a revamped system would ultimately cut down on the losses the city incurs each year from unpaid violations.
Geoff Weiss
EMV, CNP, OMG: Big Things Are on the Way in 2015 for Financial Tech
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EMV, CNP, OMG: Big Things Are on the Way in 2015 for Financial Tech

Credit and debit cards may get a little safer, but theft online will grow. And Bitcoin still won't gain big traction.
Matt Rothstein
Bitcoin Named Worst-Performing Currency of 2014
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Bitcoin Named Worst-Performing Currency of 2014

Bitcoin's awareness and adoption grew by leaps and bounds this year, but its value did the opposite, plummeting by more than 56 percent.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
New York Regulator Lays Out Tweaks to Bitcoin Rules
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New York Regulator Lays Out Tweaks to Bitcoin Rules

The state's banking regulator says it will soften proposed rules for virtual currencies.
Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin
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Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin

When Bill Gates boosts Bitcoin, Microsoft listens.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Operator of Bitcoin Stock Exchange Penalized By the SEC
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Operator of Bitcoin Stock Exchange Penalized By the SEC

U.S. securities regulators on Monday ordered the operator of two exchanges to resolve claims that he failed to register them.
Australia Probes Bitcoin Crime Links as Currency Craves Legitimacy
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Australia Probes Bitcoin Crime Links as Currency Craves Legitimacy

A top law enforcement agency is investigating bitcoin's role in organized crime as politicians and financial regulators embrace the digital currency as a legitimate part of modern business.
How Bitcoin Could Make Voter Fraud and Stolen Elections Impossible
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How Bitcoin Could Make Voter Fraud and Stolen Elections Impossible

The same technology that makes Bitcoin an alternative currency could be adapted to make elections impervious to cheating at a fraction of the current cost.
Matt Odell
Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.
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Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.

Martijn Wismeijer keeps his Bitcoin handy -- right between his thumb and index finger.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
U.S. Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
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U.S. Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The man allegedly gained control of as much as 7 percent of the bitcoin market by promising investors up to 7 percent weekly interest.
NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups
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NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups

The 'Transitional BitLicense' would let certain virtual currency companies operate within a lighter regulatory framework.
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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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