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Homeland Security freezes account linked to Bitcoin exchange

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.
Posted In: bitcoin, Homeland Security

Bitcoin blow: U.S. government freezes funds to trade the digital currency

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.
Posted In: bitcoin, dwolla

Cupcakes meet bitcoins

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.
Posted In: bitcoin, Small Business, cupcakes

Gold prices sink as inflation stays at bay

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.
Posted In: gold, bitcoin, commodities, currency

Confessions of a Bitcoin investor

Apr 10, 2013
A Marketplace engineer talks about his experiences buying and selling the virtual currency.
Posted In: bitcoin

Bitcoin: Digital coin of the realm in Internet age

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.
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Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of Cyprus

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.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency, cyprus, Tech

How Cyprus crisis has some thinking of Bitcoin

Apr 1, 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?
Posted In: bitcoin, currency, cyprus

Amazon to launch virtual currency

Feb 7, 2013
This week, the retailing giant said it will soon offer its own currency, called the Amazon Coin.
Posted In: Amazon, currency, Tech, bitcoin

Get your drugs online

Jun 2, 2011
There's a website you can visit to buy all your drugs - heroin, LSD - you name it. It's called Silk Road, and you have to be pretty tech savvy to...
Posted In: bitcoin, bittorrent, drugs, file sharing

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