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Report: Bitcoin’s Explosive Growth Was Caused by Bots

Report: Bitcoin’s Explosive Growth Was Caused by Bots

An authoritative-looking report has appeared that suggests bitcoin‘s meteoric rise late last year — from $200 to $1,200 in one month — may have at least partly been the work of bots, possibly associated with those running the melted-down MtGox online exchange. The so-called Willy Report emerged on Sunday, claiming to ...

Circle is a New, Fee-Free Online Bitcoin Bank

Circle is a New, Fee-Free Online Bitcoin Bank

The implosion and subsequent liquidation of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox last month played to the worst fears about digital currencies. Confusing to use and volatile as a store of value, bitcoin has also been the frequent target of hackers, thieves, and incompetent businessmen. Despite bitcoin’s appeal to venture capitalists ...

You Can Now Donate to Political Parties in Bitcoin

You Can Now Donate to Political Parties in Bitcoin

The U.S. Federal Election Committee said on Thursday that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to political action committees under certain conditions. In a unanimous vote, the FEC, which enforces U.S. campaign finance laws, said a political committee could accept donations in bitcoins up to an ...

SEC Issues Warning About Investing in Bitcoin, Dogecoin

SEC Issues Warning About Investing in Bitcoin, Dogecoin

Consumer protection agencies are getting worried about cryptocurrencies. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investor alert today warning about the risks of investing in bitcoin and other virtual currencies such as Peercoin, Dogecoin, and Minacoin. This is actually the SEC's second ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon Wearables for Mom on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon Wearables for Mom on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about wearables for Mom. ...

Bitcoin Traders Settle Class-Action Lawsuit vs. Mt. Gox

Bitcoin Traders Settle Class-Action Lawsuit vs. Mt. Gox

U.S. and Canadian customers of failed Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox have agreed to settle their proposed class action lawsuits that alleged the company defrauded them of hundreds of millions of dollars. The class action plaintiffs agreed to support a plan by Sunlot Holdings to buy the shuttered exchange and accept ...

MIT Students Raise $500k, Give $100 in Bitcoin to Every Undergrad

MIT Students Raise $500k, Give $100 in Bitcoin to Every Undergrad

Two MIT students have successfully raised more than half a million dollars in order to give all 4,528 undergraduate students on campus $100 worth of the cryptocurrency to use as they see fit. Rather than being another Bitcoin publicity stunt, the pair say that the intention is to establish a genuine ecosystem for digital ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon Prime Pantry on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon Prime Pantry on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about Amazon Prime Pantry. ...

Bitcoin Mining Software Found Hiding in 5 Malicious Google Play Apps

Bitcoin Mining Software Found Hiding in 5 Malicious Google Play Apps

Researchers scouring the official Google Play market have unearthed more Android apps that surreptitiously abuse end-user devices to carry out the computationally intensive process of mining Bitcoins. The malware, dubbed "BadLepricon" by its creators, was stowed away inside six five separate wallpaper apps that had from 100 ...

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

People think Bitcoin is funny money and Google Glass has no specs appeal -- if they even know what these new technologies are. Many people are still unaware of Google's smartglasses or digital currencies, according to new research from the UK, and those that do are worried about the privacy or financial issues of these hot ...