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Bitcoin

  1. PayPal Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments, Kind Of

    But what about Dogecoin?

    You know what I hate about online shopping? No matter how I try to fit cash in the little slot on the side of my computer, I can't seem to get it to send over the Internet. Also, I have no idea where I'm supposed to put CDs with all that cash in there. Luckily, PayPal is now working on accepting digital cash in the form of Bitcoin for digital purchases.

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  2. The Winklevoss Twins are Using Bitcoin to Pay for a Trip to Space

    Be afraid, aliens. He's 6'5", 220, and there's two of him.

    Get ready for a sentence that would not have made sense to you even one year ago: Wonder Twin entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are officially going to space via the Virgin Galactic program, and they're paying the entire exorbitant $250,000 fee in bitcoin. In other news, we live in the future and it is ridiculous.

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  3. Dogecoin, A Cryptocurrency For Doges, Is Now A Thing

    Many bits, very coin

    Man, Bitcoins are so old and busted. What's the going rate now, like, $900 USD to 1 Bitcoin? Laaaame. The new hotness is Dogecoin, the latest in cryptocurrency. Or, as the doges call it, "such currency." Very coin. Wow.

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  4. Surprise! You May Have Been Mining Bitcoins for an eSports Company

    E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) runs competitive video game leagues and tournaments. That's tremendous. They also sometimes bury Bitcoin mining software in their anti-cheating client without telling gamers. That's less tremendous. They got caught after users realized the anti-cheating client was overtaxing their systems. They're trying to make amends, but folks aren't pleased.

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  5. New Skype Malware Makes Computers Mine Bitcoins

    Bitcoin is all the rage right now, with the price hitting above $100 and people with a background in economics and finance taking it a bit more seriously, so it's only natural that folks would look to capitalize on its current prominence. Those that are looking to get rich quick are even getting inventive, going so far as to create a new form of malware propagating through Skype that turns the host computer into a Bitcoin-mining slave.

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  6. Government Applies New Money Laundering Rules to Bitcoin, Defeating the Purpose of Bitcoin

    Using Bitcoin to launder all the cash from your illegal dealings just got a little harder. The United States Treasury Department just enacted new rules to regulate Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, making it subject to the same level of scrutiny as other forms of currency. That's bad news for anyone looking to launder money using Bitcoin, but it could be good news for proponents of virtual currency for legitimate purposes.

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  7. Virtual Hats and Bitcoins Might Be the Future of Currency [Video]

    Generally speaking, currency exists because we all agree said currency has value. It's essentially abstracting the whole barter system. So, now that the digital age has arrived, does it not make sense that we should start seeing digital currencies come to fruition? We pretty much are already, actually, even if you didn't realize it. PBS Idea Channel and host Mike Rugnetta explore exactly this in their latest video, which asks if stuff like Bitcoins and Team Fortress 2 hats are the future of currency.

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  8. Bitcoin-Central Approved to Operate as Actual Bank, End of the World Clearly Nigh

    Well, folks, it looks like Bitcoin is truly here to stay as the alternative currency of choice. In fact, its "alternative" status might even soon come into question. Bitcoin isn't regulated by any government, or central authority, and therefore the general public has been reluctant to trust in the otherwise intriguing currency. That just might change now that Bitcoin-Central, a known exchange, will essentially be allowed to operate as a bank under French law.

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  9. WordPress Now Takes Bitcoin, Still Won’t Accept Monopoly Money

    Bitcoin has had its ups and downs. The entirely digital currency has seen high-profile thefts, potential debit cards, and even botnets. Even so, the legitimacy of Bitcoin is often questioned, and its detractors often compare it Monopoly money: Valuable within the game, but worthless otherwise. Looks like the naysayers might have been wrong. WordPress has begun accepting Bitcoins, and Monopoly money is still only Monopoly money.

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  10. Study Finds 78% of Bitcoins Stashed Away Like Digital Equivalent of Hoarding

    Bitcoins are probably not the kind of thing one would want to save for a rainy day. Given the volatile nature of the currency, and its somewhat murky legal status, you'd think that those collecting their digital valuables would quickly circulate their Bitcoins to transfer it out to cash or goods. Unfortunately, that just isn't the case. According to a study performed by Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, 78% of Bitcoins actually remain in accounts that have never performed outgoing transactions.

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