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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6 Big Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin This Week
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6 Big Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin This Week

Which startup wants to bury your Bitcoin in a subterranean 'vault'? Which global investment giant disses Bitcoin as not a currency at all? Which billionaire called Bitcoin 'just a joke'? Find out here.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Mt. Gox Saga Just Got Way More Twisted
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The Mt. Gox Saga Just Got Way More Twisted

The latest twist in the shattered exchange's meltdown has hackers calling Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles a fraud, a liar and a few other ‘choice' words. Meanwhile, CoinDesk warns that the leaked files are Bitcoin wallet-pilfering trojans.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
SexCoin, Dogecoin, HoboNickel, Ripple: Should You Take These Bitcoin Wannabes Seriously?
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SexCoin, Dogecoin, HoboNickel, Ripple: Should You Take These Bitcoin Wannabes Seriously?

Bitcoin isn't the only crazy cryptocurrency shaking up the future of money. A look at which new digital cash forms are worth paying attention to and which are scamcoins.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch
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5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch

Meet the savvy bootstrappers heating up Los Angeles' exploding startup ecosystem.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked
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The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked

In its first printed issue since being acquired by IBT Media, Newsweek has exposed the crytocurrency's enigmatic alleged founder.
Geoff Weiss
The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin
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The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin

The Winklevii boys' small step toward outer space is a giant leap into mainstream for the digital currency.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Japan Considers Taxing Bitcoin, Canadian Exchange Folds Following Hack
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Japan Considers Taxing Bitcoin, Canadian Exchange Folds Following Hack

There's never a dull moment in the Bitcoin realm. Here's a quick rundown of the latest twists in the digital currency's rollercoaster drama.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
50 Insane Facts About Bitcoin (Infographic)
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50 Insane Facts About Bitcoin (Infographic)

The more we know about the curious currency, the weirder it gets.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
American CEO of Singapore Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead
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American CEO of Singapore Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead

Authorities are awaiting a toxicology report on the death of Autumn Radtke, though suicide is a possibility.
Ray Hennessey
6 Bitcoin Basics for Beginners
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6 Bitcoin Basics for Beginners

Everything you need to know about the virtual currency everyone's talking about.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy, Faults Hackers and Flawed System for Collapse
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Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy, Faults Hackers and Flawed System for Collapse

The end has officially come for the former Bitcoin trading heavyweight, as it files for Chapter 11 in Tokyo and admits to losing nearly half a billion U.S. dollars worth of the virtual currency.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Advocate Andreessen: 'Mt. Gox Had to Die'
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Bitcoin Advocate Andreessen: 'Mt. Gox Had to Die'

Outspoken cryptocurrency defender says the shady exchange's collapse was predictable and doesn't pose a significant threat to Bitcoin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Mt. Gox Breaks Silence With Vague Statement, Confirms Transaction Freeze
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Mt. Gox Breaks Silence With Vague Statement, Confirms Transaction Freeze

The troubled virtual currency exchange finally breaks its silence, but fails to address swirling bankruptcy allegations.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
One-Time Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Collapses Amid Insolvency, Trading Allegedly Suspended
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One-Time Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Collapses Amid Insolvency, Trading Allegedly Suspended

The former cryptocurrency king fizzles out, reportedly filing for bankruptcy after allegedly losing $375 million in Bitcoins in the wake of supposed 'years-long' 'unnoticed' theft.
Kim Lachance Shandrow