28 Aug '13, 9pm

#Bitcoin

A bit of review, first. Unlike other currencies, Bitcoin is not based on sovereign fiat or piles of metal. Rather, it relies on a cryptographic process that requires ever-increasing amounts of computational power to produce new units of the currency. The entire thing is based on public-key cryptography, in which a combination of a freely-available “public key” and a secret “private key” allow each owner to keep his funds secure while enabling payments that are irreversible. In the parlance, new bitcoins are “mined” by individuals and consortiums that use computers to rifle through an enormous mathematical space looking for numbers that fit the algorithm’s requirements. The researchers bought some Bitcoins and then went on a spending spree. They bought and sold items, participated in mining pools, deposited and withdrew money from exchanges, stored Bitcoins in wallet servic...

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economist.com 28 Aug '13, 10pm

A bit of review, first. Unlike other currencies, Bitcoin is not based on sovereign fiat or piles of metal. Rather, it reli...

Following the Bitcoin trail

economist.com 28 Aug '13, 10pm

A bit of review, first. Unlike other currencies, Bitcoin is not based on sovereign fiat or piles of metal. Rather, it reli...

A paper due to be presented next month argues that #Bitcoin may not be quite as private as had been assumed

A paper due to be presented next month argues t...

economist.com 29 Aug '13, 11pm

ONE of the advantages of Bitcoin—a cryptographic currency popular on the internet—is its anonymity. That means that, altho...

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proactiveinvestors.com 28 Aug '13, 9pm

Bitcoin Is the New Napster… and That’s a Good Thing Wed 4:35 pm by Dan Steinhart The US government's bid to eradicate regu...

RoboCoin’s Bitcoin ATM lets you buy Bitcoin with cash, makes virtual currency ‘grandma friendly’

RoboCoin’s Bitcoin ATM lets you buy Bitcoin wit...

venturebeat.com 27 Aug '13, 11pm

RoboCoin is a full ATM with optional biometric security that store owners, technology conferences, and financial service c...

Trustless Bitcoin Anonymity Here at Last #bitcoin

Trustless Bitcoin Anonymity Here at Last #bitcoin

bitcoinmagazine.com 28 Aug '13, 7pm

How will regulators feel about this? If this mixer reaches a high level of popularity – for example, by being integrated i...

New theoretical attack on Bitcoin. #bitcoin

reddit.com 31 Aug '13, 2pm

This hypothetical scenario is inspired by http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1lfobc/i_am_a_timetraveler_from_the_fut...

U.S. regulators, Bitcoin group to discuss digit...

reuters.com 26 Aug '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON | Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:50pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators and law enforcement agencies are expected ...

U.S. regulators, Bitcoin group to discuss digit...

reuters.com 26 Aug '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON | Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:50pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators and law enforcement agencies are expected ...

U.S. regulators, Bitcoin group to discuss digit...

reuters.com 26 Aug '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON | Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:50pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators and law enforcement agencies are expected ...

U.S. regulators, Bitcoin group to discuss digit...

news.yahoo.com 26 Aug '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators and law enforcement agencies are expected to meet on Monday with an advocacy group ...

U.S. regulators, Bitcoin group to discuss digit...

foxbusiness.com 26 Aug '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators and law enforcement agencies are expected to meet on Monday with an advocacy group for Bitcoi...

Bitcoin Foundation to meet with Dept. of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Federal Reserve, and the IRS

Bitcoin Foundation to meet with Dept. of Homela...

cir.ca 26 Aug '13, 4pm

1 Source: www.flickr.com The Bitcoin Foundation, an organization that seeks to promote the digital currency, is scheduled ...

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caseyresearch.com 28 Aug '13, 5pm

The US government's bid to eradicate regulate Bitcoin has much in common with the music industry's drive to destroy Napste...

Bitcoin lobbyists meet US authorities amid grow...

theguardian.com 26 Aug '13, 4pm

Representatives of Bitcoin 's largest lobby group met federal law enforcement and financial agencies on Monday as the US a...