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Welcome to the Bitcoin revolution, there's no going back now

Welcome to the Bitcoin revolution, there's no going back now | money money money | Scoop.it

Despite the hype, the news around Bitcoin hasn’t been all positive. There’s been a palpable concern that there exists a bubble in the currency, which has reached all-time-highs in value relative to the US dollar in recent months. Further, earlier this week a glitch in the software underlying the digital currency caused a massive sell-off and resulted in a temporary loss of 23 percent of its value. The error was quickly corrected, and the value has since rebounded, but the possibility of such breaches must give pause to anyone thinking about relying on the currency entirely. During the same week, news that a DNS-based attack resulted in the theft of $12,000 worth of Bitcoin from a brokerage service did little to quell these fears.

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Circle opens up, inviting anyone to link their bank account to Bitcoin - BetaBoston

Circle opens up, inviting anyone to link their bank account to Bitcoin - BetaBoston | money money money | Scoop.it


Anyone in the US can now use Circle to link their bank accounts to Bitcoin accounts and start using the crypto-currency.

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What's a Bitcoin Look Like? The Story Behind This Popular Photograph - Bloomberg

What's a Bitcoin Look Like? The Story Behind This Popular Photograph - Bloomberg | money money money | Scoop.it


Dollars, euros and pounds are easy to visualize: They're physical objects. Being digital, bitcoins aren't tangible -- which has become a boon for George Frey.

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Bitcoin Price Will Continue To Go Down - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Price Will Continue To Go Down - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it


bitcoin price beating In my previous related article “Bitcoin Price Goes Down? Good!” I argued that the ongoing trend toward declining value of Bitcoin is healthy.

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Bitcoin goes mainstream: Circle's payments make cryptocurrencies easy

Bitcoin goes mainstream: Circle's payments make cryptocurrencies easy | money money money | Scoop.it

Better funded, more secure and taking on Paypal head-on, the forthcoming wave of bitcoin firms are trying hard to make the currency mainstream

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Bit by bit, bitcoin is gaining currency

Bit by bit, bitcoin is gaining currency | money money money | Scoop.it

When you can buy a round of drinks at the local with something that can't be seen let alone held, you know bitcoin has made it.




Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/money/bit-by-bit-bitcoin-is-gaining-currency-20140924-10jfmb.html#ixzz3EpKXRjpl

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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes | money money money | Scoop.it
Probably most people would agree that the people paid by the U.S. government to regulate Wall Street have had their difficulties. Most people would probably also agree on two reasons those difficulties seem only to be growing: an ever-more complex financial system that regulators must have explained to them by the financiers who create it, and the ever-more common practice among regulators of leaving their government jobs for much higher paying jobs at the very banks they were once meant to regulate. Wall Street's regulators are people who are paid by Wall Street to accept Wall Street's explanations of itself, and who have little ability to defend themselves from those explanations.
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Record world debt could trigger new financial crisis, Geneva report warns

Record world debt could trigger new financial crisis, Geneva report warns | money money money | Scoop.it

Global debts have reached a record high despite efforts by governments to reduce public and private borrowing, according to a report that warns the “poisonous combination” of spiralling debts and low growth could trigger another crisis.

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4 Court Cases Helping Determine the US Stance on Bitcoin - CoinDesk

4 Court Cases Helping Determine the US Stance on Bitcoin - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


Last week Trendon Shavers made headlines when he was fined $40m for defrauding investors in a bitcoin Ponzi scheme.

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Bitcoiners in Finland Send Cryptocurrency By Radio - CoinDesk

Bitcoiners in Finland Send Cryptocurrency By Radio - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
Finnish bitcoin advocates are sending cryptocurrency across the airwaves with their new data transmission system called Kryptoradio.
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Swedish Central Bank Research: Bitcoin Hasn't Affected the Economy

Swedish Central Bank Research: Bitcoin Hasn't Affected the Economy | money money money | Scoop.it
Sweden's central bank has published research detailing bitcoin's impact on its retail payment system and krona trading volume.
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Will Bitcoin Be the Currency Of The World?

Will Bitcoin Be the Currency Of The World? | money money money | Scoop.it

I’m pretty sure by now you have heard the term Bitcoin. It’s the biggest revolution in digital currency that has gain vast amount of popularity and scrutiny.  If your not sure what Bitcoin is, It’s a form of digital currency that is open source that anyone can sign up to use. The two main ways you can gain Bitcoins is by purchasing Bitcoins outright in a Bitcoin Exchange with money or you can earn them by “mining” which is building a computer to help handle bitcoin transactions around the world.

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Venezuela: Currency Devaluation Positive, Deutsche Says - Barron's (blog)

Venezuela: Currency Devaluation Positive, Deutsche Says - Barron's (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

Deutsche Bank currency analysts recommend covering underweight positions in Venuezuela bonds after the government took “a small step towards overdue devaluation.”

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China's Market Dominance Poses Questions About Global Bitcoin Trading Flows - CoinDesk

China's Market Dominance Poses Questions About Global Bitcoin Trading Flows - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

China’s position as the most active bitcoin trading market has come to attention again as Beijing exchange OKCoin topped daily dollar trades for the first time earlier this week. This comes weeks after Shanghai exchange BTC China highlighted that yuan trades comprised more than 70% of trading volume.


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Another Alternative Community Currency: Bartering - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Another Alternative Community Currency: Bartering - The Nonprofit Quarterly | money money money | Scoop.it


A few days ago, I reported on some new alternative local currencies, a dynamic that emerges when the larger economy goes south.

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How vulnerable is Europe to another financial crisis? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

How vulnerable is Europe to another financial crisis? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

The Global Financial Stability Report of the IMF (2009) defines systemic risk as “a risk of disruption to financial services that is caused by an impairment of all or parts of the financial system, and that has the potential to cause serious negative consequences for the real economy”. With the recent financial crisis, interest in the concept of systemic risk has grown. The rising globalization of financial services has strengthened the interconnection between financial institutions. While this tighter interdependence may have fostered efficiency in the global financial system, it has also increased the risk of cross-market and cross-country disruptions.

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US hesitation is chasing Bitcoin to Europe - Fusion

US hesitation is chasing Bitcoin to Europe - Fusion | money money money | Scoop.it


As U.S. officials struggle to establish consistent regulations for Bitcoin, the ubiquitous cryptocurrency is gaining legislative traction in Europe.

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Bitcoin: History repeating as chart suggests a breakout is coming - Yahoo Finance (blog)

Bitcoin: History repeating as chart suggests a breakout is coming - Yahoo Finance (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it


With Bitcoin, none of these things apply. There's no need for them nor is there any established supply / demand pattern given the novelty and newness of the thing.

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Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug | TechCrunch

Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug | TechCrunch | money money money | Scoop.it

The PayPal integration is minor — users won’t be able to start stashing their bitcoin in their PayPal accounts, but merchants that use certain PayPal services, and are located in North America, will be able to accept bitcoin. PayPal is relying on several bitcoin payment providers to manage the transactions. The implication there is that PayPal, and its parent company eBay, will never hold bitcoin themselves.

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Exeter pound plan for local currency - BBC News

Exeter pound plan for local currency - BBC News | money money money | Scoop.it


A Devon city could get its own currency in an attempt to boost local trade.

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Germany's Eurosceptics Are On The Rise And They Could Send The Eurozone Back Into Crisis

Germany's Eurosceptics Are On The Rise And They Could Send The Eurozone Back Into Crisis | money money money | Scoop.it
A new report from credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s is flagging up a new concern for the struggling Eurozone: Germany’s surging Eurosceptic party, Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD).
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A Plain English Explanation of Local Currency and How it Works

A Plain English Explanation of Local Currency and How it Works | money money money | Scoop.it
Here is a fantastic, plain English local currency definition and explanation of how local currency works from economics professor Stephen J. Schmidt.
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Why use the Bristol Pound? - YouTube

Our latest video explains the reasoning behind Bristol's local currency. For more information, and to sign up for an account, go to bristolpound.org.
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The Strange Case of Bitcointalk’s Chinese Ban

The Strange Case of Bitcointalk’s Chinese Ban | money money money | Scoop.it
In a move no less curious than its previous attempts, China has blocked a popular Bitcoin website from being accessed on its domestic servers – but why?
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Bitcoin Foundation Bangladesh Goes Dark after Bank Threats

Bitcoin Foundation Bangladesh Goes Dark after Bank Threats | money money money | Scoop.it
Last week, the Central Bank of Bangladesh issued a statement that anyone caught using Bitcoin would be subject to a prison sentence of up to twelve years, essentially forcing the Bitcoin community underground as the Bank is enforcing the nation’s...
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Will Bitcoin Meet Napster's Fate?

Will Bitcoin Meet Napster's Fate? | money money money | Scoop.it
Napster, a revolutionary peer-to-peer service, aimed to change music before its fall. Could bitcoin face the same fate? (Wrong example @danielcawrey Napster was a company, #Bitcoin is a technology.
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