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States debate digital currency

States debate digital currency | money money money | Scoop.it
Now that consumers can use digital currencies such as Bitcoin to buy rugs from Overstock.com, pay for Peruvian pork sandwiches from a food truck in ... (Digital Currency debate making the local papers in Pittsburgh via @triblive.
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Alternative Currencies - POST Note

Alternative Currencies - POST Note | money money money | Scoop.it

Alternative currencies are types of money or exchange that can be used instead of and alongside national currency. A number of alternative currencies are used in the UK today. This POSTnote outlines the different types and aims of these currencies. It also sets out how alternative currencies are being used and highlights regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.

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Bitcoin Suspected to Be NSA or CIA Project - International Business Times UK

Bitcoin Suspected to Be NSA or CIA Project - International Business Times UK | money money money | Scoop.it

A white paper on bitcoin was released in 2008, and it was reportedly written by Nakamoto, which roughly means "Central Intelligence" in Japanese.

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Britain could legitimize Bitcoin through regulation - VentureBeat

Britain could legitimize Bitcoin through regulation - VentureBeat | money money money | Scoop.it

In addition to Blocksign’s Bitcoin-based electric signature launch on Tuesday, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is signaling that the UK wants to regulate Bitcoin, or virtual currency systems like it, as legal, digital cash, reports the Daily Mail.

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Do You Accept WankCoin? A Tour of the Most Niche Digital Currencies

From porn to tacos, there's an altcoin for everything. But for how long?
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Global Payments Signs Agreement with BitPay for Bitcoin Payments

Global Payments Signs Agreement with BitPay for Bitcoin Payments | money money money | Scoop.it
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, announced that it has signed a referral agreement with BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.
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Remember the EuroCrisis? It Actually Never Left - Live Trading News

Remember the EuroCrisis? It Actually Never Left - Live Trading News | money money money | Scoop.it


The European Central Bank, the eurozone's main regulator, is currently examining the books of more than 100 of the bloc's top banks.

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UK government to assess whether virtual currencies should be regulated - Out-Law.com

UK government to assess whether virtual currencies should be regulated - Out-Law.com | money money money | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne said the review would look into the potential of "alternative payment systems" to boost UK growth and would include an assessment of the need to regulate the use of virtual currencies in transactions.

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The economy of bitcoins - Science Codex

The economy of bitcoins - Science Codex | money money money | Scoop.it


The Bitcoin success story began in 2008 with an article about an alternative, digital currency published under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Treasury to review risks and rewards of alternative currencies - Money Marketing

Treasury to review risks and rewards of alternative currencies - Money Marketing | money money money | Scoop.it


The Treasury is reviewing the role alternative currencies can play in the UK's economy, the risks they might pose and whether they need to be regulated.

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Britain could regulate Bitcoin to make it safer and easier to use virtual ... - Daily Mail

Britain could regulate Bitcoin to make it safer and easier to use virtual ... - Daily Mail | money money money | Scoop.it

Virtual currency Bitcoin could be regulated in Britain to make it easier and safer to use, George Osborne signalled today.


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George Osborne's New Plan? Bitcoin! - Huffington Post UK

George Osborne's New Plan? Bitcoin! - Huffington Post UK | money money money | Scoop.it


Exploring the potential for the use of digital currencies such as Bitcoin and better access to finance for small businesses were among measures announced by the Chancellor today.

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Bitcoin Britain: Jockeying for position as leader in cryptocurrency ...

Bitcoin Britain: Jockeying for position as leader in cryptocurrency ... | money money money | Scoop.it
The UK is looking into the potential of virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, as part of the country's measures designed to ensure it becomes the “global leader of financial innovation.”
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Bitcoin in the Philippines, By the Numbers - CoinDesk

Bitcoin in the Philippines, By the Numbers - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Satoshi Citadel Industries calls itself a “provider of bitcoin solutions” and manages a range of different digital currency services and sites, including Bitmarket, in-beta exchange Coinage, photo-sharing site Bitstars.ph, and remittance service ReBit. SCI is also rolling out pre-loaded bitcoin cards as another fast way to get bitcoin into newcomers’ wallets.


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New Index Ranks Argentina 'Most Likely' to Adopt Bitcoin - CoinDesk

New Index Ranks Argentina 'Most Likely' to Adopt Bitcoin - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

With over $250m of venture capital invested in bitcoin startups to date, much is at stake in understanding which markets will prove most fertile for bitcoin. In addition, many governments and regulatory agencies are seeking to better understand the economic opportunities presented by bitcoin along with the perceived risks.

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Bitcoin Price Strong Move Possible :: The Market Oracle :: Financial ...

Bitcoin Price Strong Move Possible :: The Market Oracle :: Financial ... | money money money | Scoop.it

The Bitcoin market is changing every day. We’ve read an article on CoinDesk about yet another exchange expanding its services to offer Bitcoin derivatives. OKCoin, a Chinese exchange, made an announcement today on the subject:

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Ithaca Hours: Local Currency - YouTube

ithacahours.org Ithaca Hours is a local currency system that promotes local economic strength and community self-reliance in ways which will support economic and social justice, ecology, community participation and human aspirations in and around Ithaca, New York.

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Bitcoin Foundation Seeks More Time to Address Virtual Currency Rules - New York Times

Bitcoin Foundation Seeks More Time to Address Virtual Currency Rules - New York Times | money money money | Scoop.it

Big-name Bitcoin supporters are stepping up the pressure on New York State’s top financial regulator to extend the comment period for the state’s new virtual currency rules.

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From Hackers to Hipsters: Social Media's Influence on Bitcoin Price - CoinDesk

From Hackers to Hipsters: Social Media's Influence on Bitcoin Price - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

A new study carried out by ETH Zurich, Switzerland’s leading technology university, has found that the public perception of bitcoin is changing.

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Could the so-called Bitcoin 'price crash' be good for the cryptocurrency? - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Could the so-called Bitcoin 'price crash' be good for the cryptocurrency? - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

In December last year, Bitcoins were trading at $1200 a pop, and the Winklevoss brothers predicted that the coins could peak at $40,000 each.

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Value for Money | Local Currency Know-How

Value for Money | Local Currency Know-How | money money money | Scoop.it
Value for People is directed by Senior Associate John Rogers, an organiser and promoter of local currencies since 1993.
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Modern Money Theory and Post-Keynesian Economics – Time for Reunification?

Modern Money Theory and Post-Keynesian Economics – Time for Reunification? | money money money | Scoop.it

Three authors from Newcastle, Australia, namely James Juniper, Timothy Sharpe and Martin Watts, have just published a paper asking why Post-Keynesians (PKs) do not integrate Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) into their school.


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Why Bitcoin Puts Governments on Edge | Interview with David Seaman

Abby Martin speaks with author and journalist, David Seaman, discussing the growing popularity of Bitcoin, as well as other in-the-news issues such as Gaza, and President Obama’s comments on America’s use of torture on terror suspects.

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Bitcoin trades slump as cryptocurrency's rise stalls - Telegraph.co.uk

Bitcoin trades slump as cryptocurrency's rise stalls - Telegraph.co.uk | money money money | Scoop.it


Mr Byrne suggests that while lower than late last year, historically elevated prices and equivalently high fees have been enough to put off many new buyers.

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Sink or Swim: Bitcoin's Progress in France - CoinDesk

Sink or Swim: Bitcoin's Progress in France - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

The French Senate recently published a report on bitcoin which warned that a continued focus on the digital currency’s risks could distract from its true potential, especially its “nearly inexistent” transaction fees and robust security.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation