06 Jul '13, 12am

Bitcoin – the people’s currency or dangerously subversive?

Bitcoin – the people’s currency or dangerously subversive?

In 2008 a pseudonymous character called “Satoshi Nakamoto” invented a cyber-currency called bitcoin. Initially ignored by all but a few aficionados, it became the subject of huge interest earlier this year when a wave of speculation caused the price to soar . . . and then plummet. “A bitcoin today is worth around €75,” explains Alan Donohoe of the Irish Bitcoin Association . “Well three months ago bitcoin was up to €140 and dropped in a matter of hours to €80.” The hype obscured the fascinating rise of an untraceable peer-to-peer electronic currency that crossed borders, eschewed regulation and was also used for nefarious purposes on the notorious Silk Road website (where guns, drugs and other illegal items are for sale). Anarchist types The mystery around “Nakamoto’s” identity lent itself to the utopian narrative which many have structured around the currency. Brian Lucey...

Full article: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/bitcoin-the-people-s-curre...

Tweets

Bitcoin – the people’s currency or dangerously subversive? via @IrishTimes

Bitcoin – the people’s currency or dangerously ...

irishtimes.com 06 Jul '13, 1pm

In 2008 a pseudonymous character called “Satoshi Nakamoto” invented a cyber-currency called bitcoin. Initially ignored by ...

Watch for free - Video: The rise of Bitcoin

youtube.com 05 Jul '13, 2pm

Bitcoin, a decentralised, virtual currency, is garnering increasing interest from investors and entrepreneurs. The FT's Ma...

And how would you like to pay, sir – cash, credit card, or Bitcoin?

And how would you like to pay, sir – cash, cred...

guardian.co.uk 06 Jul '13, 11pm

The government of Iceland does not have the necessary skills to manage its own currency. It should ditch the Icelandic kro...

UK readers: pick up a copy of the Sunday Times today for a great piece on bitcoin (business section) b…

UK readers: pick up a copy of the Sunday Times ...

thesundaytimes.co.uk 07 Jul '13, 8am

It’s a currency that exists only on the internet. Now the Winklevoss twins plan to bring it into the mainstream with a sto...

The Bitcoin Collapse Continues

The Bitcoin Collapse Continues

businessinsider.com 05 Jul '13, 9am

The 24 Best-Selling Cars In America The Bitcoin Collapse Continues JPMorgan Put Together The Ultimate Guide To The Market ...

An upstart digital currency concept solves one of Bitcoin's most obvious flaws

An upstart digital currency concept solves one ...

businessinsider.com 09 Jul '13, 1pm

But some say one in particular has received scant attention: "mining" the currency requires solving random equations that ...

The curious case of Bitcoin - #bitcoin

The curious case of Bitcoin - #bitcoin

arabiangazette.com 07 Jul '13, 3am

London Array – World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Prime Minister David Cameron inaugurates the world’s largest offshore wi...

In the world of International payments, #Bitcoi...

twitter.com 07 Jul '13, 12pm

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always ...

Should you trust Bitcoin? It depends on what yo...

guardian.co.uk 05 Jul '13, 5pm

Bitcoin with one of the virtual currency community's slogans There is a future when the City of London really doesn't slee...

Bit Apple: Savvy pros push Bitcoin currency: vi...

youtube.com 04 Jul '13, 8pm

The prospects for the alternative cyber-currency known as Bitcoin have brightened, with some serious financial players pre...

#peakoil China’s Currency “On Its Way To Becoming Global Reserve Currency”: Following the most recent shift ‘a...

#peakoil China’s Currency “On Its Way To Becomi...

peakoil.com 06 Jul '13, 8pm

Following the most recent shift ‘away’ from a USD-centric world (with the China-Australia direct currency convertibility )...

Fighting the good fight with bitcoin

Fighting the good fight with bitcoin

coindesk.com 05 Jul '13, 3pm

Welcome to the CoinDesk Weekly Review 5th July 2013 — a regular look at the hottest, most controversial and thought-provok...

Panic! Bitcoin is dieing! Price down to almost half!

Panic! Bitcoin is dieing! Price down to almost ...

decentralizedhashing.com 06 Jul '13, 1pm

Panic! Bitcoin is dieing! Mid 60s, price almost down to half! July 6 2013 This meme has been going around lately. 2010 lat...

"@KipochiPay: The rise of Bitcoin from FT's vis...

youtube.com 05 Jul '13, 3pm

Bitcoin, a decentralised, virtual currency, is garnering increasing interest from investors and entrepreneurs. The FT's Ma...

As Bitcoin’s dollar exchange volume slips, the ...

thenextweb.com 05 Jul '13, 8pm

The price of Bitcoin is slipping, corresponding to a decline in its exchange volume to dollars, and a decidedly negative o...