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The Winklevoss twins aren’t done with bitcoin yet. Since 2012, the pair so far has invested millions in the cryptocurrency, launched the…
Here’s a story I didn’t see coming. Big data center providers may be feeling the reflected pain of the struggling bitcoin cryptocurrency, as Data…
Theft under investigation
On Monday the bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended operations after discovering a security flaw that allowed the theft of around 19,000 bitcoins, worth…
Bitcoin is not having the best start to 2015. Bitstamp, the second-largest USD bitcoin exchange, suspended its operations early Monday morning after…
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Beaucoup bitcoin bucks
You can’t buy a Windows Phone with bitcoin, but now you can buy Minecraft for that phone with bitcoin. Microsoft announced today…
And none for Gretchen Weiners
Of the 50,000 bitcoins up for auction, the Bitcoin Investment Trust bidding syndicate walked away with 48,000 of them. The US Marshals’…
The first time the U.S. Marshals auctioned off bitcoin, the price spiked six percent and Twitter lit up with rumors of who…
This week’s guidelines from FinCEN introduce another regulatory thorn in bitcoin’s side.
Bitcoin traders may be crowding the exits, but it appears that bitcoin investors are not. Wallet and software provider Blockchain announced late…
To cap off two weeks of falling prices, bitcoin plunged to its lowest price in 2014 on Sunday, hitting $290.83 at one…
The case against Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its founder Trendon Shavers came to a close Friday after a judge found Shavers…
Finney was cryogenically frozen in Arizona after a five-year battle with ALS.
The tool is being pitched at those who want deep insights into addresses and transactions, from developers to regulators.
Gyft, a mobile gift card company, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by First Data, an Atlanta-based payments giant. The acquisition…
Stepping in where the banks won’t or don’t dare, Elliptic now has funding for its secure and insured Vault service, and it wants to expand its repertoire.
No winners have come forward yet, but the rumors are making the bitcoin price rocket higher.
Dogecoin has Nascar, but now bitcoin has college football. ESPN Events is expected to announce today that the cryptocurrency will star in…
You can add paying your TV provider to the list of things you can do with bitcoin. Satellite-TV service Dish(s dish) announced today that…
The report, posted on Sunday as an analysis of public logs, suggests that the systems of failed bitcoin exchange MtGox played host to automated bots that artificially pushed the bitcoin price skywards during 2013.
BitPay, the Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor, claims to have raised more than any other bitcoin startup — $32.7 million — after a new round…
Cryptex’s card is the first bitcoin-to-cash ATM card that also works as a debit card on the Discover network.
The IRS announced that bitcoin and other virtual currency will be taxed as property, not currency. This settles an important tax question.
The soaring price of bitcoin likely minted many new millionaires last year. They owe the tax man some of their profits, but no one is sure how much.
As Bitcoin exchange collapses go, this one is notable for its highly optimistic approach to overcoming insolvency.
A Japanese tax on Bitcoin could mean that it’s no longer viewed as a currency, but a commodity.
If the thought of tea gets you thinking of British women, fine china and doilies, Tealet might take some getting used to. The Las Vegas startup has built its business so far on the backs of Reddit and Bitcoin, and it hopes to take on Starbucks.
Whether it jumped or was pushed, the wounded exchange has not been the best advertisement for Bitcoin of late.
The maker of a Bitcoin ATM machine says the devices will arrive in Seattle and Austin in February. But earlier such predictions have yet to materialize, possibly due to regulatory or business constraints.
The University of Cumbria is inviting those who want to join two of its sustainability courses, which deal in part with complementary currencies, to pay their fees in Bitcoin.
When the first bitcoin ATM went live in Vancouver last fall, it attracted a lot hype. But would it still be hot months later? The answer, it turns out is yes — but that still doesn’t mean bitcoin ATM’s have staying power.
People in China are free to trade in Bitcoin themselves, but their banks are now officially barred from touching the stuff. While not unexpected, the move had an immediate effect on the currency’s value.
Bitcoin is more portable and easier to divide than a gold bar. That’s part of the reason the Winklevoss twins think one Bitcoin will be worth $40,000. It’s possible — but so is the prospect of Bitcoin getting wiped out by a competitor like Ripple.
There have been a handful of bad news items concerning Bitcoin in the last week, but the market is not treating the news as a judgment on the basic value of the currency, which popped past $300 on Friday and keeps heading upwards.
Bitcoin is soaring again, leading to a new wave of hype and investment, but it could still fail. In a recent talk, two Bitcoin authorities explored what would be left behind if Bitcoin collapses once and for all.
Yarrr, that must hurt. Forbes reports that the FBI has located a new stash of 144,000 Bitcoins, currently worth about $28.5M, that…
The FBI has shut down notorious online marketplace, Silk Road, and arrested the man who controls it. The news appears to creating upheaval in markets for Bitcoin, the currency used for Silk Road deals.
Exchange traded funds made gold a more liquid commodity. Can they do the same for Bitcoin? SecondMarket says, yes, but at least one investors suggests the fund is a “turd.”
Bitpay, an Atlanta-based company that helps companies accept Bitcoin as payment, has gone from 1,000 to 10,000 clients in the last year. But it’s too soon to say if this reflects Bitcoin entering the mainstream.
The Winklevoss twins didn’t say much, but other panelists filled TechCrunch Disrupt crowd members in on why Bitcoin could make a good replacement for gold and even Wall Street itself.
Using Bitcoin for sending money between countries offers startups an opportunity to build a new business, but the geographic market matters. Find out where you should build.
Want a fantastical machine that will convert regular money into Bitcoins? A startup just opened up pre-orders for its Bitcoin Machine. And, well, best to consult an attorney before operating.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/meet-the-dread-pirate-roberts-the-man-behind-booming-black-market-drug-website-silk-road/ “Dread Pirate Roberts”, the man behind drugs-packed online black market Silk Road, has granted an interview to Forbes. He combines libertarian…
A Thai Bitcoin exchange has suspended operations after failing to win a license from the country’s central bank. However, the outfit’s conclusion — that Bitcoin is illegal in Thailand — smells funny.
Bitcoin may be a young phenomenon, but the SatoshiDice or S.DICE Bitcoin gambling site, set up by Panama-based Erik Voorhees, has already gone from being listed to getting sold and delisted — for a respectable amount.
Bitcoin is a hot topic for the tech and finance industries. GigaOM is hosting an exclusive get-together in San Jose on May 16th where people from Facebook, Google and Expensify will share their thoughts on the crypto-currency.
Bitcoin is a complex subject, but an important one. Whether it succeeds or fails, it represents a crucial experiment in using technology to turn our financial system upside-down, and it will have important consequences.
Amazon plans to roll out its own virtual currency, Amazon Coins, this spring. But this is no Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is an online currency in crisis. The major U.S. exchange, Mt. Gox, is still working to get back online after a hacking attack over t…