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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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?
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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
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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
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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
Mt. Gox Mysteriously Finds $114 Million Worth of 'Missing' Bitcoins
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Mt. Gox Mysteriously Finds $114 Million Worth of 'Missing' Bitcoins

The shady Bitcoin exchange's extended meltdown gets fishier by the minute.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon
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Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)
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3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)

Bitcoin isn't just for 'cyber snobs' anymore. Tech-happy stars are riding the trendy Bitcoin wave, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances
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Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances

At least we know customer funds are safe at Blockchain, but what about those suddenly available to view over at Mt. Gox?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'I Did Not Create Bitcoin': 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's Letter of Denial
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'I Did Not Create Bitcoin': 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's Letter of Denial

The reclusive California engineer again denies inventing Bitcoin, this time in a depressing statement that reveals that he can't find steady work nor afford internet service.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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