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If at first you don't succeed, try Bitcoin

Jul 2, 2013
The Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame are pitching an investment fund for Bitcoin.
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Winklevoss, bitcoin

Winklevoss twins plan Bitcoin fund IPO

Jul 2, 2013
The Winklevoss twins are trying to set up a fund that will allow investors to trade Bitcoins as if they were stock.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency, Securities and Exchange Commission

What the Liberty Reserve indictment means for Bitcoin

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?
Posted In: bitcoin, online payments

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.
Posted In: bitcoin

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

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