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Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies
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Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies

Judging by the properties a currency needs to thrive, Bitcoin stacks up well against its rivals.
Ray Hennessey
Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential
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Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

On the same day that China decided to forbid financial companies from processing Bitcoin-related transactions, Bank of America gave the virtual currency some love.
Brian Patrick Eha
How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?
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How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

Roger Ver began investing in bitcoins in 2011. Now, his investments are paying off.
Ansuya Harjani
Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love
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Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

With the value of Bitcoin at record highs, and the holiday season upon us, there's no better time for the cryptocurrency to prove its mainstream usefulness.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 for First Time Ever
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Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 for First Time Ever

The virtual currency rose above $1,000 on Wednesday for the first time ever, marking a rise of over 7,600 percent so far this year.
Trekking Into Space With Branson? You Can Now Pay Your Way in Bitcoins
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Trekking Into Space With Branson? You Can Now Pay Your Way in Bitcoins

A billionaire known for his visionary nature and zeal for adventure has just given Bitcoin a big endorsement.
Brian Patrick Eha
Alleged Creator of Silk Road Detained Without Bail
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Alleged Creator of Silk Road Detained Without Bail

At a bail hearing in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, a federal prosecutor revealed that Ross William Ulbricht allegedly ordered the murders of six people, and that more than 450,000 bitcoins of his personal fortune are still unaccounted for.
Brian Patrick Eha
Another Score for Bitcoin: You Can Now Use It to Pay for College
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Another Score for Bitcoin: You Can Now Use It to Pay for College

University of Nicosia in Cyprus announced today that it will accept the digital-only currency as legal tender for tuition and fees.
Catherine Clifford
This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins
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This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.
3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin
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3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is everywhere these days, and so is the confusion. Here are three myths about the virtual currency you need to stop believing now.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings
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Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

The virtual currency skyrocketed above $600 on the Mt. Gox exchange as a Senate panel prepares to discuss Bitcoin regulation.
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator
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Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
Brian Patrick Eha
Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price
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Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously battled Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's origins, are big investors in the digital currency and say it's worth 100 times its current value.
Matthew J. Belvedere
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Why Twitter has staying power, a progressive pitch in NYC, play with your pet remotely via Petcube, putting the iPad Air through the ringer, why small businesses should love Bitcoin. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
Bitcoin
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be exchanged directly from peer to peer created by an unknown person who went by the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto” who published the bitcoin payment system in 2009. Some of the advantages of using bitcoin is that purchases can be made without any middle men or transaction fees and can be made anonymously.