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  • in China still chugging along, a year after clampdown

    pcworld.com 30 Mar '15, 12pm

    A year after China began tightening regulations around Bitcoin, the virtual currency is still thriving in the country, albeit on the fringes, according to its largest exchange. Bitcoin prices may have declined, but Chinese buyers are still trading the currency in high volumes with the...

  • Coinbase set to launch licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US

    pcworld.com 26 Jan '15, 7am

    Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase will launch the first U.S. licensed exchange for the digital currency on Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal report . While pointing to a “Lunar” teaser website with a clock counting down to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday , Coinbase’s Twitter accoun...

  • Despite Mt. Gox fiasco, Karpeles still has Bitcoin plans

    pcworld.com 11 Nov '14, 2pm

    Mark Karpeles’ t-shirt couldn’t be more ironic. “I don’t always test my code,” it reads, “but when I do, I do it in production.” The former head of Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, saw his company collapse because its code was exploited by hackers. A source close to...

  • Despite Mt. Gox fiasco, Karpeles still has Bitcoin plans

    pcworld.com 11 Nov '14, 2pm

    Mark Karpeles’ t-shirt couldn’t be more ironic. “I don’t always test my code,” it reads, “but when I do, I do it in production.” The former head of Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, saw his company collapse because its code was exploited by hackers. A source close to...

  • Meet LibraTax, the first tax preparation tool to support

    pcworld.com 19 Aug '14, 9pm

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency traders now have a new tool, LibraTax, to calculate their tax obligations—provided they want to report them to the government, of course. LibraTax isn’t a full-fledged tax preparation suite in the vein of TurboTax or TaxAct. Instead, it’s a cloud-based...

  • Mt. Gox trustee leaves door open to revival of Bitcoin exchange

    pcworld.com 23 Jul '14, 12pm

    The trustee overseeing the carcass of Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest trading platform for Bitcoin, told investors Wednesday that the company could be revived. Speaking to a meeting of people whose bitcoins evaporated in the fall of Mt. Gox, Nobuaki Kobayashi said he is searching fo...

  • exchange Coinbase tries to quell security concerns with 'vault' service

    pcworld.com 02 Jul '14, 6pm

    Coinbase, a prominent startup for buying, selling and storing bitcoins online, is offering a free security feature that it hopes will do a better job at keeping bitcoins safe. The company announced a free, optional service called the Vault , which adds several layers of security to it...

  • Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from mobile store

    pcworld.com 06 Feb '14, 6am

    Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain, the last remaining application in its mobile store for transmitting bitcoins, signaling the continuing uncertainty around the virtual currency. U.K.-based Blockchain wrote Thursday on its website that Apple told it the application, which is a “wa...

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