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 Crazy Things You Can Buy With Bitcoin (Paradise Included)
Technology

6 Crazy Things You Can Buy With Bitcoin (Paradise Included)

Mammoth tusks, fake IDs and a ride to outer space. These are just a few of the outrageous things you can with bitcoins – if you are lucky enough to own some.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Technology

How Bitcoin Is Fueling a New Payments Battlefield

The traditional payments industry is headed for an upheaval as more small businesses begin accepting Bitcoin and more payment startups rise to meet the growing demand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Yelp Now Points Users to Businesses That Accept Bitcoin as Payment
Technology

Yelp Now Points Users to Businesses That Accept Bitcoin as Payment

The popular consumer review site pushes Bitcoin as a viable payment option further into the mainstream.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Outer Space: Bitcoin's Final Frontier?
Technology

Outer Space: Bitcoin's Final Frontier?

Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik is taking steps to set up a satellite system that would beam Bitcoin's block chain public ledger down to earth.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Who the Heck Is Nick Szabo and Is He the Real Father of Bitcoin?
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Who the Heck Is Nick Szabo and Is He the Real Father of Bitcoin?

Could student sleuths have finally uncovered the true identity the mystery man behind the world's most enigmatic currency? Or is this just another false alarm?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Ex-NFL Star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter
Bitcoin

Ex-NFL Star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter

The hot-tempered former NFL wide receiver wonders how 'easy'' the complicated cryptocurrency is. Don't even get us started.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin
Bitcoin

GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin

Everyone's buzzing about Rep. Steve Stockman's plan to submit a bill declaring Bitcoin a currency, but this isn't the first time the politician has whipped up a stir.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

One startup has launched a game-changing service that swaps bitcoins for dollars and puts them on a prepaid debit card that works in regular ATM machines.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Meet the College Students Who Are Driving the Future of Bitcoin
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Meet the College Students Who Are Driving the Future of Bitcoin

Jeremy Gardner and his peers just might convince top universities to start accepting Bitcoin for donations, tuition payments and more.
Brian Patrick Eha
What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?
Bitcoin

What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

And how can my business accept payments with the digital currency?
Mikal E. Belicove
Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments
Innovation

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency
Bitcoin

IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency

In a historic ruling, the IRS said Bitcoin is property, not currency, and will be taxed as such. Here's what you need to know.
Kim Lachance Shandrow