28 Aug '15, 7pm

Bitcoin in the Headlines: Kingpins and Dark Markets

Bitcoin in the Headlines: Kingpins and Dark Markets

Despite a few high-profile stories, the bitcoin and blockchain industry ended the calendar summer on a down note, with media outlets mostly rehashing well-worn stories. Still, the notoriety of the publications providing coverage was of note, with The New Yorker and Rolling Stone adding to the conversation and exposing new audiences to topics such as the ongoing bitcoin fork debate and the fall of Mt Gox. Elsewhere, perceived issues with the technology were given ample airtime, with the dark web and controversial international markets garnering the remainder of the spotlight. A bitcoin kingpin Disgraced bitcoin exchange Mt Gox was the subject of an exposé for Rolling Stone in its latest edition, perhaps a testament to the enduring notoriety of bitcoin in the US counterculture. The article marks the second time the US magazine has profiled a story relating to the bitcoin ind...

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