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Coinbase will now provide instawallets in Europe, giving continental anarchists, Grecophobes and tin-foil-hat-wearers a potentially secure place to “hold” their fake money. Read more »

  • 02 Sep 2014 at 3:30 PM

Bitcoin Ethusiasts Of The World, Unite!

Your comrade in metaphorical arms (as opposed to the real ones he’s accused of helping sell) needs your help. Rather than go out in a blaze of courtroom glory, Bitinstant founder and former Bitcoin Foundation vice chairman Charles Shrem has decided that discretion is the better part of valor or that he’d rather live to fight another day and to see bitcoin rule the world or whatever rationalization works for you, and gone and cut a deal with the Man. Now, to ensure that whatever time he does have to spend behind bars for that charge of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmission, he wants everyone who cares about, well, if not truth, justice and the American way, at least sticking it to the squares or whatever to flood the mailroom of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan federal courthouse with pleas for leniency. Read more »

  • 28 Aug 2014 at 3:56 PM

Poor People Like Bitcoins More Than Less Poor People

Maybe it’s because the dollar economy has been so good to the 1%-ers. Maybe it’s because they’re spending too much time on waterskies in St. Barths to worry about such things as the gold standard, the world government under Denver International Airport or cryptocurrencies. Whatever it is, not too many people pulling in $100,000-plus are getting into the bitcoin game. Read more »

The Bitcoin movement has a Tea Party, the cryptoanarchists, and some of them—including at least one accused felon—have made a slick new video declaring the virtual currency’s independence from, well, something high-minded, we’re sure. Read more »

  • 12 Aug 2014 at 2:22 PM

The Bitcoin Bugle: Still Relevant!

Months after everyone else got into a lather about it, word of this strange “cryptocurrency” called “bitcoin” has reached the desks of the folks over at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And now that no one cares about them anymore, the regulator is leaping onto the case. Read more »

  • 08 Aug 2014 at 11:15 AM

The Bitcoin Bugle: Everyone’s A Bitcoin Dealer!

Since bitcoin ATMs don’t actually do what ATMs are there to do—you know, give you money—and in fact exist to do the opposite—take your money and turn it into some 0s and 1s that some people call a currency—why should you have to wait in line for it at the coffee shop? Why shouldn’t you just put it the same place you spend the rest of your money: on your iPhone? Read more »

  • 11 Jul 2014 at 12:54 PM

Bitcoin, Now Jersey-Approved

Those institutional investors wanting to play their hand in the fake currency markets without getting a fake wallet now have a genuine, certified, regulated way to do so. Read more »