• Bitcoin may be outlawed in Russia with new bill:

    Russia may soon outlaw Bitcoin

    dailydot.com 02 Aug '14, 3am

    Russia’s Ministry of Finance has proposed to ban Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies, multiple Russian news outlets are reporting. The bill, which has yet to be published, reportedly proposes criminal sanctions against the production and use of Bitcoin and its derivatives in a law ...

  • Man recovers $500,000 in bitcoins he mistakenly sent to defunct Mt. Gox

    Man recovers $500,000 in bitcoins he mistakenly sent to defunct Mt. Gox

    dailydot.com 04 Jul '14, 5pm

    A Bitcoin user, who inexplicably threw $500,000 worth of the digital currency into the abyss last month, has managed to recover his funds. The story starts in early June, when Reddit user TheDJFC posted about how he “messed up big time.” Explaining the blunder as a copy-and-paste erro...

  • 'Bitcoin Jesus' and the libertarian quest to free Silk Road's alleged drug kingpin

    'Bitcoin Jesus' and the libertarian quest to free Silk Road's alleged drug kingpin

    dailydot.com 07 Jul '14, 9am

    The man they call “Bitcoin Jesus” is about to bestow a cryptocurrency blessing on the man the feds are calling “Dread Pirate Roberts.” Bitcoin entrepreneur Roger Ver is poised to make what’s shaping up to be at least a six-figure contribution to the legal defense fund of Ross Ulbricht...

  • Why Riot Games shouldn't hold worlds in Singapore

    Why Riot Games shouldn't hold worlds in Singapore

    dailydot.com 01 Jul '14, 8pm

    In the world of professional gaming, or esports , Riot Games is a leader. The developer's hit game, League of Legends , broke esports viewership records last fall, when 32 million people tuned in to watch its world championships. Riot runs one of the premier esports leagues in the wor...

  • Behind the movement to build a faster anonymous network

    Behind the movement to build a faster anonymous network

    dailydot.com 11 Apr '14, 2pm

    Tor , the most popular anonymity network ever built, can help to hide your digital tracks from anyone, even intelligence agencies and law enforcement around the globe. It’s a tool that fundamentally changes the way Internet privacy works by putting the very real power of anonymity int...

  • Bitcoin-branded ecstasy tablets send man to hospital

    Bitcoin-branded ecstasy tablets send man to hospital

    dailydot.com 12 Apr '14, 3pm

    A Scottish man has been hospitalized after popping some ecstasy tablets featuring the Bitcoin logo. The 21-year-old was found last Saturday morning "in an agitated state" in Scotland’s Cadzow Bridge Square, the BBC reported . The man, who was not identified by police, was taken to Hai...

  • Bitcoin doing what bitcoin does best—drugs: via @KCollierWrites

    People now literally getting high off Bitcoin | The

    dailydot.com 24 Mar '14, 6pm

    Bitcoin enthusiasts are getting sweaty—and this time, not just because of frantic price fluctuations or the exchange service Mt. Gox finding and losing hundreds of millions of dollars. Europeans are trying a hot new variant of the drug MDMA—better known as ecstasy—that adopts the name...

  • The Daily Dot - How to explain Bitcoin to a 5-year-old

    dailydot.com 09 Mar '14, 12pm

    What if we gave this ledger — to everybody ? Instead of the ledger living on a Blizzard computer, it’ll live in everybody’s computers. All the transactions that have ever happened, from all time, in digital apples will be recorded in it. You can’t cheat it. I can’t send you digital ap...

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