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.

Confessions of a Bitcoin investor

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

Bitcoin: Digital coin of the realm in Internet age

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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...

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