May 28, 2013 The Justice Department has indicted seven people involved with the online-payment system Liberty Reserve, accusing them of allegedly laundering $6 billion for the criminal underworld. What risk does the crackdown pose for Bitcoin?
May 17, 2013 In a blow to the fledgling digital currency, U.S. government officials have frozen an account tied to the world's largest Bitcoin exchange.
May 16, 2013 The U.S. has made its first move to crackdown on Bitcoin, by using anti-money laundering laws to freeze funds of the biggest Bitcoin trading exchange.
Apr 17, 2013 Baker Jennifer Longson runs one of a handful of retail businesses that accept bitcoins as payment. Where some see twin bubbles, she insists cupcakes or bitcoins are sticking around.
Apr 11, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the drop off in gold prices and whether there is such a thing as a safe haven anymore.
Apr 29, 2013 A Marketplace engineer talks about his experiences buying and selling the virtual currency.
Apr 10, 2013 Digital currency Bitcoin has grown sensationally, with 11 million Bitcoins worth nearly $2 billion in circulation. It's the ultimate Internet-age currency: Bitcoin circulates only online, trades anonymously and isn't regulated by any government.
Apr 3, 2013 Whenever there's a big economic crisis, investors usually flock to the safety of gold or U.S. government bonds. But when things got crazy in the last couple weeks in Cyprus, it was something called Bitcoin that surged in value.
Apr 2, 2013 Amid the banking crisis in Cyprus, an online-only currency called Bitcoin is getting new attention. How does the currency work and who regulates it?