22 Aug '13, 4pm

Still don't really get the whole #Bitcoin thing. Hmm?

Still don't really get the whole #Bitcoin thing. Hmm?

Cyprus, and its banking system, were the talk of the globe for nearly two months this past winter. All banks were closed by the government and then reopened in March a few weeks later, in an effort to prevent massive runs on cash. The Cypriot government received €2 billion on May 12, the first installment of the €10 billion ($13 billion) bailout approved by the IMF and EU. Cypriots, clearly shaken by the levies (aka “bail-ins”) on personal bank accounts as a condition of the bailout , are now exploring Bitcoin as an alternative to the euro. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the online, decentralized crypto-currency that has been trending on Twitter and on various news Web sites over the past couple months. Granted much of the talk has been about the one-day “crash” of bitcoin, the bitcoin craze coincided with the Cyprus bank closings and bail-ins. Despite the volatility, Bitcoin...

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politico.com 22 Aug '13, 9pm

On paper, the popular virtual currency Bitcoin is the type of entity that traditionally would hire a powerful K Street lob...

Bitcoin takes off in Berlin

Bitcoin takes off in Berlin

smartplanet.com 22 Aug '13, 12pm

BERLIN – If you visit a bar, cafe or restaurant off the beaten tourist path in Germany’s capital city, it’s usually best n...

Western Union for Bitcoin - Bloomberg #bitcoin

bloomberg.com 21 Aug '13, 10pm

Bitcoin craze has sponsored dozens of new startup businesses. Cedric and bennett are here, welcome to "street smart." what...

Bitcoin is a Startup

blog.tlrobinson.net 21 Aug '13, 8pm

Bitcoin has been called many flattering and less-than-flattering things; but to me, Bitcoin is essentially a startup – a w...

Rich-Get-Richer Effect Observed in BitCoin Digital Currency Network

Rich-Get-Richer Effect Observed in BitCoin Digi...

technologyreview.com 22 Aug '13, 4am

In January 2009, a small group of Internet enthusiasts began an unusual economic experiment when they began to trade a new...

Why Regulators Should Embrace Bitcoin

Why Regulators Should Embrace Bitcoin

americanbanker.com 21 Aug '13, 4pm

Print Email Reprints Comment Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Governments are increasing their scrutiny of the decentrali...

Golden answers to your bitcoin questions

coindesk.com 23 Aug '13, 2pm

Welcome to the CoinDesk Weekly Review 23rd August 2013 — a regular look at the hottest, most controversial and thought-pro...

Five surprising facts about Bitcoin

Five surprising facts about Bitcoin

washingtonpost.com 21 Aug '13, 1pm

Inflation and capital controls have helped make Bitcoin popular in Argentina. (Photo by Beatrice Murch ) This has been a b...

Bitcoin Law: What US businesses need to know

Bitcoin Law: What US businesses need to know

coindesk.com 17 Aug '13, 7am

My name is Marco Santori. I’m a business attorney for technology companies. In particular, I represent digital currency bu...

Congress Is Nervous About This Whole Bitcoin Thing

forbes.com 15 Aug '13, 10pm

I'm a privacy pragmatist, writing about the intersection of law, technology, social media and our personal information. If...

This is absolutely amazing:

reddit.com 23 Aug '13, 3pm

Tell me what you think of this idea. Also, please share ideas of little publicity stunts you think will raise awareness of...

Decoding Bitcoin

politico.com 16 Aug '13, 11am

Chances are you have never used a Bitcoin, but you’ve probably heard of it. The virtual currency is popping up more and mo...

Bitcoin: Changing money to change the world - Los Angeles Daily News

Bitcoin: Changing money to change the world - L...

dailynews.com 17 Aug '13, 4am

Bitcoin by the barrel Here are just some of the many start-ups that have arisen to help people use the virtual currency Bi...

Bitcoin: More regulation, more opportunity? @Er...

inc.com 14 Aug '13, 7pm

Bitcoin may be a $1.2 billion marketplace, but the virtual currency still operates in a legal gray area: Companies that ac...

Bitcoin architect demystifies the digital currency

businessinsider.com 11 Aug '13, 4pm

I think Bitcoin will be an answer. I still tell people, only invest time and money into Bitcoin that you can afford to los...