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  • Bitcoin user arrested for $4.5M Ponzi scheme

    slashgear.com 08 Nov '14, 3pm

    Trendon Shavers, from Texas, was arrested this week and charged with several counts of fraud for running a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme that earned over $4 million. He is now facing a maximum prison sentence of 20 years each for one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud, in ad...

  • Man injects Bitcoin wallet NFC chips into his hands

    Man injects Bitcoin wallet NFC chips into his hands

    slashgear.com 16 Nov '14, 5pm

    Chalk this one up to sounding both a little crazy and a little brilliant. 10 days ago, a Dutch man had a NFC chip implanted into each of his hands to serve as storage for the encrypted key to his Bitcoin cold storage. Keeping one's Bitcoins offline, and in this case in the body, makes...

  • eBay tipped to be considering Bitcoin adoption

    slashgear.com 15 Aug '14, 7am

    Bitcoin's popularity came to a head last year, but businesses and even governments haven't exactly been rushing to adopt or acknowledge the cryptocurrency in their systems. Many aspects of the currency, which is generated purely through computer software and isn't controlled by a cent...

  • Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

    Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

    slashgear.com 06 Apr '14, 4pm

    A new category for digital items has been added to eBay making waves because of the trading potential it brings to the marketplace. The category in question is “Virtual Currency”, which will make selling Bitcoins, dogecoin, crypto currency miners, and mining contracts an easy task. Th...

  • Bitcoin money laundering case may threaten future of anonymous purchases

    Bitcoin money laundering case may threaten future of anonymous purchases

    slashgear.com 08 Feb '14, 1am

    Bitcoin 's popularity has come with ups and downs, the most recent of which being criminal charges against vendors for money laundering, something believed to be the first case of its kind. Unfortunately, the arrests involved transactions that took place over one of the last remaining...

  • Mt. Gox, Mizuho Bank and Mark Karpeles deeper in Bitcoin legal soup: The story spinning around Mt Gox, Mark Ka...

    Mt. Gox, Mizuho Bank and Mark Karpeles deeper in Bitcoin legal soup

    slashgear.com 16 Mar '14, 7pm

    The story spinning around Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles and Jed McCaleb and their alleged Bitcoin fraud has enough spice in it to be called Daytime Soap. Each day brings in new twists and turns to the plot and has all of us hanging on the edge of our seats. The latest development in the story...

  • Bitcoin miners do not have to register as money transfer services: ruling

    Bitcoin miners do not have to register as money transfer services: ruling

    slashgear.com 28 Dec '13, 5pm

    Bitcoin miner Milly Bitcoin has done a little citizen letter-writing, and the results should make virtual currency miners breathe a sigh of relief. Milly Bitcoin's mining company Atlantic City Bitcoin last June wrote to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcemen...

  • Litecoin mining, GPU sales spike following Bitcoin value drop-off

    Litecoin mining, GPU sales spike following Bitcoin value drop-off

    slashgear.com 15 Dec '13, 2am

    Litecoin mining has quietly undergone a sharp rise in popularity in recent days. The cryptocurrency is an alternative to Bitcoin , which recently saw a meteoric rise in value to about $1200 before dropping off and settling in at the mid-$800 range. Litecoin’s sudden breakout has resul...

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