09 May '13, 5pm

#bitcoin

#bitcoin

Bitcoins are nominally worth $113 as of this very moment. That means very little in the real world. As Forbes writer Kasmir Hill notes, it’s pretty difficult to go up to the McDonald’s cashier and offer an invisible cryptocurrency that resides entirely on the Internet in exchange for a Big Mac. She’s survived a week using nothing but Bitcoins and, although she’s still alive, her experience wasn’t friction-free. That’s changing. While I find most announcements that so-and-so website is now accepting Bitcoins to be little more than PR stunts, the fact that Gyft, a gift card site, is now accepting BTC is important. In essence, it allows Bitcoin users to turn their value into store credit and, more importantly, this credit can be spent at places you actually want to spend it. As I wrote before, Bitcoin has a last mile problem . Human beings need food, shelter, and entertainmen...

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FRED WILSON: Here's Why I'm Investing In Bitcoin

FRED WILSON: Here's Why I'm Investing In Bitcoin

businessinsider.com 09 May '13, 12pm

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netlookup.se 03 May '13, 3pm

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Why Bitcoin Is Being Taken Seriously

live.wsj.com 08 May '13, 7pm

... I ... call stop responding to attract some real cash even as industry leaders a warning about the potential for abuse ...

The Bitcoin Arms Race Is On!

spectrum.ieee.org 06 May '13, 4pm

Photo: George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images Gold Mined: Bitcoin "miners" are rapidly increasing the computing power of t...

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Can't Pay The Rent

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Can't Pay The Rent

forbes.com 06 May '13, 7pm

It USED to be a crackhouse. Now it's being renovated. Day 6. It’s Sunday morning. I have only two days left of living on B...

HDMI color processing board used as an FPGA dev board to mine Bitcoins

HDMI color processing board used as an FPGA dev...

hackaday.com 08 May '13, 9pm

The blue board seen above is the guts of a product called the eeColor Color3. It was designed to act as a pass-through bet...

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Birthday Bittycoins

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Birthday Bittycoins

forbes.com 05 May '13, 8pm

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youtube.com 02 May '13, 8pm

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e360.yale.edu 07 May '13, 12pm

Will Lead Bullets Finally Kill Off the California Condor? The California condor, the largest bird in North America, was sa...

Four years and $100 million later, Bitcoin’s mysterious creator remains anonymous via @verge

Four years and $100 million later, Bitcoin’s my...

theverge.com 06 May '13, 3pm

Bitcoin, the four-year-old virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet , now powers an economy worth more than...

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netlookup.se 28 Apr '13, 12pm

Earn free bitcoins! Just type in your bitcoin address, and visit us one more time this week and enter the same bitcoin add...

Watchdog: Y'know what Bitcoin really needs? A R...

theregister.co.uk 07 May '13, 3pm

A US financial regulator has said it's figuring out if crypto-currency Bitcoin falls under its remit. Top bods at the Comm...

How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s ...

blog.semilshah.com 05 May '13, 5pm

At first blush Bitcoin is nothing special. Virtually anything can be used as a pseudo-currency. And, there is nothing new ...

Regulator mulls setting rules for digital curre...

reuters.com 06 May '13, 10pm

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON | Mon May 6, 2013 6:32pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. derivatives regulator is cons...