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  • U.S. to auction off another 50,000 bitcoins from Silk Road bust

    U.S. to auction off another 50,000 bitcoins from Silk Road bust 19 Feb '15, 3am

    The United States Marshal Service said Wednesday that it plans to sell 50,000 bitcoins — worth nearly $12 million at current rates — that were seized from the computer of convicted Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht. The auction, which will take place early next month, is the third he...

  • Air Jordan's new exhibit lets you be like Mike 14 Feb '15, 9pm

    It's possible Michael Jordan's most iconic shots were even harder than they looked — but that's something you can only truly understand if you try them under the same circumstances. In honor of Air Jordan's 30th anniversary and NBA All-Star Weekend, the brand has created an immersive ...

  • Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

    Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange 26 Jan '15, 3pm

    Bitcoin may be getting some of its groove back. Coinbase, a startup that develops a mobile wallet to buy and store the digital currency, announced Monday that it is launching the first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the United States with the goal to provide a more "reliable and secure ...

  • Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

    Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange 24 Jan '15, 1am

    It's no secret Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are betting big on Bitcoin: They've reportedly invested at least $11 million in the cryptocurrency, and they predict it could be even bigger than Facebook . On Friday, the brothers announced the launch of Gemini , which they call the "next-g...

  • Adidas 'Ultra Boost' sneakers: a marathoner's dream?

    Adidas 'Ultra Boost' sneakers: a marathoner's dream? 22 Jan '15, 7pm

    When Adidas came out with what it called the world's most high-tech sneaker two years ago, it was unclear if the embedded "energy boosters" — basically bits of bouncy styrofoam — into the sole was just a gimmick, or could actually improve a runner's performance. Since the debut, the c...

  • Britain asks Russia why its bombers were flying over the English Channel 30 Jan '15, 9am

    LONDON — British commercial air traffic was disrupted Wednesday after two Russian warplanes were spotted flying close to UK airspace over the English channel. See also: 5 things we learned from UK's inquiry into poisoning death of ex-Russian spy The two planes didn't enter the airspac...

  • More than 21,000 retailers accept Bitcoin payments 15 Nov '14, 11am

    One significant indicator of the cryptocurrency's influence over retailers will be the number and value of Bitcoin transactions during this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. In 2013, Bitcoin transactions skyrocketed to 6,296 on Black Friday, and $487 million was exchanged on...

  • You can now pay for that Microsoft Xbox in bitcoins

    Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for Xbox and Windows products 11 Dec '14, 6pm

    It's now possible to pay for Microsoft products with Bitcoin — just in time for the holidays. Microsoft customers in the United States can use the digital currency to add money to their online accounts and purchase software, apps and games, including those for Xbox consoles — like Xbo...

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