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  • #Heroes: For ex-Marine Roman Baca (@exit12danceco) ballet promotes healing #vets #military #TeamB…

    For ex-Marine Roman Baca, ballet promotes healing

    sfgate.com 06 Apr '15, 4pm

    “I was ready for a change and had thought about the military for a long time,” he said by phone from his home in West Hartford, Conn., where he also runs Ballet Theatre Company. “Many influential people in my life, a childhood friend, my high school soccer coach, my grandfather’s brot...

  • Agent busted in Silk Road heist a bitcoin fanboy - SFGate

    Agent busted in Silk Road heist a bitcoin fanboy

    sfgate.com 03 Apr '15, 12am

    Before it was shut down by federal agents in October 2013, the Silk Road offered its users a place to anonymously buy and sell goods using bitcoin and encryption. The site’s founder, Ross Ulbricht, was convicted in February on seven drug and conspiracy charges based on the work of a s...

  • As bitcoin price slumps, investor interest holds steady - SFGate

    As bitcoin price slumps, investor interest holds steady

    sfgate.com 24 Feb '15, 1am

    Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system that uses units of digital currency that only exist online and are not controlled by any central authority, such as a bank or government. Bitcoins are stored in a virtual wallet, and users exchange funds via anonymous identification numbers, li...

  • Winklevoss twins seek to create regulated bitcoin exchange

    Winklevoss twins seek to create regulated bitcoin exchange

    sfgate.com 25 Jan '15, 2am

    The exchange, which the twins have financed themselves, is a risky bet, given that the virtual currency industry has been a target of hackers and has faced existential questions about its legitimacy. But the brothers are betting that the currency will be able to rise again if it follo...

  • Bitcoin sees biggest-yet investment despite price drop - SFGate

    Bitcoin sees biggest-yet investment despite price drop

    sfgate.com 22 Jan '15, 6am

    In many ways, Draper’s enthusiasm isn’t surprising. Venture capitalists have incentive enough to hype the technologies they’ve invested in so they can cash in on them later. But amid bitcoin’s price drop, Draper announced that the next class of startups at Boost VC, the accelerator he...

  • Bitcoin exchange claims it is 'regulated,’ but not in California -

    sfgate.com 27 Jan '15, 8pm

    (FILES)This June 17, 2014 file photo taken in Washington, DC shows bitcoin medals. Bitcoin wallet operator Coinbase announced January 26, 2015 it opened the first regulated US exchange for the alternative currency. The opening could provide a boost to the cryptocurrency which has been...

  • Bitcoin supporters clash over ideological, practical issues

    Bitcoin supporters clash over ideological, practical issues

    sfgate.com 30 Mar '14, 12am

    On the second day of CoinSummit, a virtual-currency conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts last week, bitcoin entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos took the stage to issue a resounding defense of bitcoin's anarchist spirit. It was the day after the Internal Revenue Service issu...

  • Bitcoin mining leaves some speculators in a hole - SFGate

    Bitcoin mining leaves some speculators in a hole

    sfgate.com 12 Apr '14, 10pm

    The bitcoin mining rush is sputtering. Speculators, known as miners, use powerful computers to solve complex software problems and verify transactions to unlock new bitcoins. They're finding that the enterprise isn't as profitable as it once was. Drawn by the virtual currency's jump i...

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