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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can't decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges
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This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
Catherine Clifford
Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin
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Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

During a six-month high in the value of Bitcoin, a venture-backed startup has released an iPhone app that lets you buy, sell and trade bitcoins from your mobile phone.
Brian Patrick Eha
Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin
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Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

In a surprise email, the company announced it would be phasing out its service with digital currency businesses.
Brian Patrick Eha
SecondMarket Establishes New Bitcoin Trust for Accredited Investors
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SecondMarket Establishes New Bitcoin Trust for Accredited Investors

Investors who would like to make a mint off the Bitcoin market, but who can't be bothered to buy and store bitcoins themselves, may flock to SecondMarket.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why Bitcoin's Future Is Bright
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Why Bitcoin's Future Is Bright

In our special report, Bitcoin startup founders, angel investors and other insiders explain what the digital currency can do.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin Basics: What it Is and How it Works (Motiongraphic)
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Bitcoin Basics: What it Is and How it Works (Motiongraphic)

Virtual currency Bitcoin has been making headlines recently. Don't worry if you still don't know what it's all about. This motiongraphic breaks it down.
Kathleen Davis
U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin
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U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the U.S. government in a tizzy. Here's our deep dive on what recent developments mean for digital currencies.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns
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Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

New York state financial regulators have issued subpoenas asking Bitcoin-related companies for information into whether safeguards are in place to prevent the virtual currency from being used in illegal activities such as money laundering.
Ray Hennessey
Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market
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Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market

A recent panel of angel investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs discussed why the cryptocurrency could be a transformative technology.
Brian Patrick Eha
SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
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SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its first fraud lawsuit involving the virtual currency.
Ray Hennessey
Calling All College Students: Clinkle Wants You
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Calling All College Students: Clinkle Wants You

Tech-darling Clinkle is opening up its waitlist to university students in the U.S.
Andrea Huspeni
Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk
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Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk

Though controversial and full of risks, startups are hoping Bitcoin will help them reel in top talent.
Andrea Huspeni
Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund
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Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

The brothers, famous for their feud over Facebook, have filed papers with the SEC to establish an exchange-traded fund for the online currency.
Catherine Clifford
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.