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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • College Kid Made Over $24,000 By Waving "Hi Mom Send Bitcoin" Sign With QR Code On ESPN

    This College Kid Made Over $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Bitcoin Sign On ESPN

    sfgate.com 02 Dec '13, 5pm

    A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV. Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and ...

  • Plus500 Offers New Opportunities for Bitcoin Trading, Reports ForexMinute - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

    Plus500 Offers New Opportunities for Bitcoin Trading, Reports ForexMinute

    sfgate.com 22 Aug '13, 4pm

    ForexMinute reports that investors or traders can set their own order position and use their market predictions to determine their opening Buy or Sale position with Plus500, a renowned online broker for Bitcoin trading. London, UK (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 ForexMinute reports that inves...

  • Two Guys Just Started A Site That's Like A Bitcoin-Only Amazon (AMZN) - San Francisco Chronicle

    Two Guys Just Started A Site That's Like A Bitcoin-Only Amazon (AMZN)

    sfgate.com 12 Sep '13, 5pm

    One of the most common complaints about Bitcoin, the encrypted, digital currency that isn't controlled by any bank or country, is that you can't use it to buy anything practical. Alpaca wool socks ? Come on, now. Entrepreneurs Michal Handerhan and Tim Sidie have started BitcoinShop.us...

  • Must see tv? @AnimalPlanet premiers special about #military #dogs in Afghanistan

    TV special shows glory, trauma of military dogs

    sfgate.com 20 Feb '13, 11pm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been almost seven months since a bomb exploded on a strip of dirt in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Anderson can only remember a reassuring voice. He has seen the ambush and its aftermath on film, though: The man behind the voice p...

  • Atlanta police: $500000 in Rolex watches stolen - San Francisco Chronicle

    Atlanta police: $500,000 in Rolex watches stolen

    sfgate.com 22 Jun '13, 3pm

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police say burglars who smashed into an Atlanta jewelry store needed half a minute to steal Rolex watches worth an estimated half-million dollars. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/184uQxb ) police suspect at least five men broke into the Mayors Je...

  • Retailers cater to customization craze - SFGate

    sfgate.com 20 Jan '13, 3pm

    Bespoke, long the province of Savile Row, has come to the lingerie department at Nordstrom. Last month, shoppers at the upscale department store chain's White Plains, N.Y., location were invited to add a message in sparkly text to their Hanky Panky panties. Samples: "Wow!" and "You & ...

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