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  • Satoshi Nakamoto, Newsweek: Did you invent bitcoin? Take our simple quiz to find out.

    slate.com 07 Mar '14, 10pm

    reintroduced itself to the world this week with a fascinating and meticulously researched cover story that definitively proves that the mysterious creator of bitcoin is in fact … well, might be … er, at least has several things in common with a 64-year-old Los Angeles-area man whose b...

  • Satoshi Nakamoto, Newsweek: Did you invent bitcoin? Take our simple quiz to find out.

    slate.com 08 Mar '14, 10pm

    reintroduced itself to the world this week with a fascinating and meticulously researched cover story that definitively proves that the mysterious creator of bitcoin is in fact … well, might be … er, at least has several things in common with a 64-year-old Los Angeles-area man whose b...

  • Bitcoin: I’m Not Dead Yet!: After a torrent of bad news, the digital currency Bitcoin has survived to fight an...

    Silk Road shutdown does not spell the end for Bitcoin.

    slate.com 16 Oct '13, 9pm

    Lobbyists will almost certainly play a role: Entire industries are threatened by Bitcoin. At a modest scale, Bitcoin provides an evolutionary step away from credit cards , which charge fees for each transfer (either to the consumer and/or the seller). Even services like PayPal remain ...

  • I'm not changing my mind about Bitcoin—it's for crooks and cranks:

    Bitcoin: My mind hasn't changed.

    slate.com 02 Dec '13, 4pm

    properties aren't particularly impressive. It is being used right now by Chinese people as a means of evading that country's exchange-rate controls. That's clever. But it's really something that only works if the Chinese government keeps tolerating it. And there are any number of loop...

  • What part of Singapore’s health care system do conservatives like? It looks like socialism to me:

    Singapore health care: What do conservatives like about it?

    slate.com 23 Oct '13, 7pm

    None of this sounds to me like anything American conservatives favor. As in, there is no legislation that's been championed by major Republican leaders that would do any of these things and, in general, none of these measures comports with conservative aversion to government spending ...

  • Did the “Bitcoin CEO” Just Commit Suicide? Not So Fast. via @slate

    Bitcoin CEO suicide? Not so fast. First Meta's Autumn Radtke is dead, but we don't know why.

    slate.com 05 Mar '14, 10pm

    The homepage of the First Meta virtual-currency exchange. Screenshot / firstmetaexchange.com The news leapt out at me from my Twitter stream: “Bitcoin CEO Found Dead of Possible Suicide in Singapore .” The headline is all too easy to believe, and to assimilate into the story of bitcoi...

  • Here's How to File Bitcoin Income on Your Tax Return - Slate Magazine (blog)

    Bitcoin taxes: How do you file bitcoin income on your tax return?

    slate.com 19 Mar '14, 8pm

    We've narrowed it down to two likely categories: as a foreign currency or capital gains item or a capital asset. So when choosing between those two alternatives, there's two considerations I tell people to make. The first is that capital asset has a very broad definition that almost c...

  • Why on Earth Is there a two-story Louis Vuitton bag in Russia's Red Square?

    Louis Vuitton’s two-story designer bag replica in Russia draws fire.

    slate.com 28 Nov '13, 4pm

    A giant Louis Vuitton trunk rises on Red Square in Moscow. Photo by YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images Nothing says class like an advertisement masquerading as a museum that benefits charity. At least that’s what luxury brand Louis Vuitton seemed to think when it began construction on a g...

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