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State's top banker to tackle bitcoin, digital currency - The Tennessean

State's top banker to tackle bitcoin, digital currency - The Tennessean | money money money | Scoop.it


Greg Gonzales, the state's top banking official, has joined a task force exploring virtual currencies, including the growing usage of bitcoin.

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BitBeat: The Men Who Owned Bitcoin.com - Wall Street Journal (blog)

BitBeat: The Men Who Owned Bitcoin.com - Wall Street Journal (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

Perhaps the most notable thing about the history of bitcoin.com is how unremarkable the name “bitcoin” is in retrospect. At least three owners held it before Satoshi Nakamoto picked the name in 2008 for his digital currency. It has been owned by two telecom companies, entrepreneurs in an out of the cryptocurrency world, a domain squatter, and currently by somebody who’s sitting in the shadows.

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What is bitcoin? New Yorkers say ‘currency’ and ‘shady’

What is bitcoin? New Yorkers say ‘currency’ and ‘shady’ | money money money | Scoop.it

To find out, I wandered around Rockefeller Center on a few sunny days in April and asked people if they could tell me anything about bitcoin. On one day, seven of the 12 people I approached said they didn’t know anything about bitcoin. Of the nine people who consented to be on video and knew something about bitcoin, eight mentioned that bitcoin is a form of currency. Some said they associated bitcoin with the word shady and some said they didn’t know too much about it. One woman said she associated bitcoin with low transaction costs.

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Cash-Strapped Mainers Eyeing Alternative Currencies - MPBN News

Cash-Strapped Mainers Eyeing Alternative Currencies - MPBN News | money money money | Scoop.it


As the effects of the financial crisis linger, more people in Maine and around the world have been exploring so-called cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.

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Why payment providers need to embrace Bitcoin - Mobile Payments Today

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Why payment providers need to embrace Bitcoin
Mobile Payments Today
This is stalling parts of our economy and creates disruptive opportunities for alternative currencies such as Bitcoin. Truth is, the alternative seems daunting.
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My $250000 Bitcoin Gamble - Huffington Post

My $250000 Bitcoin Gamble - Huffington Post | money money money | Scoop.it

I am what many would consider a successful entrepreneur, and like most successful entrepreneurs, I am not done. I have that need, desire, drive, urge, maybe even frustration -- call it what you want; it is always there. It is the feeling that there is always something else out there for me to do. My work is not done here and there are new dimensions in my entrepreneurial existence waiting to be explored. I tend to surround myself with people who feel the same way. Price Givens, a long-time business partner and friend is one of them. For over half of our lives, we have celebrated each other's successes, supported each other in times of failure, and above all, pushed each other to put our ideas (some would say hallucinations) into action.

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The Bitcoin Romantics - National Review Online (blog)

The Bitcoin Romantics - National Review Online (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

Just as Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore have argued that the Snowden revelations represent “the end of hypocrisy,” as new technologies undermine the extent to which the United States can conceal the workings of the surveillance state, Bitcoin could, in theory, represent “the end of crony capitalism” as an alternative financial services economy emerges. Of course, the dynamics Farrell and Finnemore describe are firmly entrenched while those identified by Brito and Dourado are still in their infancy.

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Bitcoin: The True Democracy - Stefan Molyneux and Jeffrey Tucker

Stefan Molyneux and Jeffrey Tucker discuss Stefan's upcoming speech on how bitcoin could end war, the evils of fiat currency, the democratic nature of bitcoin, bitcoin as an economic safe-haven and what would happen if Stefan ruled the world. 

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Sir Richard Branson: Bitcoin is ‘the pioneer of a global currency’

Sir Richard Branson: Bitcoin is ‘the pioneer of a global currency’ | money money money | Scoop.it
These days, it seems that the peer-to-peer decentralized virtual currency bitcoin needs a shot in the arm because the negative publicity it has garnered over the past month or two. Enter: Sir Richard Branson.
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Reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions: The IMF Might Not Live to See Its ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions: The IMF Might Not Live to See Its ... - Center for Research on Globalization | money money money | Scoop.it

2014 marks 70 years since the Bretton-Woods Conference, at which the main parameters of the post-war world currency and financial system were defined and the decision to create the International Monetary Fund was made. The most important elements of this system were fixed exchange rates for the currencies of participant countries, the pegging of all currencies to gold (gold parity), and the free convertibility of dollars to gold by the U.S. Treasury for the monetary authorities of other countries. The Fund’s main function was defined as extending credit to member countries if they have a deficit balance of payments and there is a danger that the currency’s exchange rate could deviate from the established fixed rate and from gold parity.

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EU 'may not survive' crisis over euro, says George Soros

EU 'may not survive' crisis over euro, says George Soros | money money money | Scoop.it
12 March 2014 Last updated at 09:10 GMT The European Union "may not survive" the "long-lasting" economic stagnation it faces because of the euro currency, billionaire investor George Soros has claimed.
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I analyzed more than a million bitcoin tweets. Here's what that looks ...


In an effort to get a grip on how global a phenomenon bitcoin really is, I acquired data on more than 1.3 million tweets, spanning the month of February, about the crypto-currency. Here’s a breakdown of who’s tweeting, where and what they’re sharing.


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I only tweeted 1.6 K posts on Bitcoin :(

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Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin - Phys.org

Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin - Phys.org | money money money | Scoop.it

The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students and researchers at Aston University's Centre for Forensic Linguistics (UK).



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-uncover-creator-bitcoin.html#jCp

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The dollar's decline from the gold standard - The Daily Progress

The dollar's decline from the gold standard - The Daily Progress | money money money | Scoop.it

The U.S. dollar was first regulated by the Coinage Act of 1792 and prescribed as 371.25 grains of pure silver. The eagle, worth $10, was 247.5 grains of gold. One cent, worth a hundredth of a dollar, was 24 grains of copper.

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Why bitcoin needs a marketing campaign - CNBC.com

Why bitcoin needs a marketing campaign - CNBC.com | money money money | Scoop.it

"It's hard for me to say that bitcoin is going to be the dominant virtual currency of the future," Lucas said. "If someone came up with a virtual currency that people understood and whose value did not fluctuate as much, well, then it might become the one adopted by the masses and not bitcoin."

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Why investors are pouring millions into crowdfunding - Fortune

Why investors are pouring millions into crowdfunding - Fortune | money money money | Scoop.it

FORTUNE -- There is no shortage of evidence testifying to the value of crowdfunding for those seeking to finance a new product idea, company, or even personal need. Just this month, Kickstarter-born Oculus VR was snatched up by Facebook for $2 billion. Smartwatch-maker Pebble sold more than 400,000 of its crowdfunded smartwatches last year. And in March, Kickstarter surpassed $1 billion in pledges made.

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'Money: The Unauthorized Biography,' by Felix Martin - SFGate

'Money: The Unauthorized Biography,' by Felix Martin - SFGate | money money money | Scoop.it

The Beatles sang about it, Drake raps about it, major world religions warn about the danger of blindly chasing it, and according to a recent study, the average American thinks about it more often than about sex.

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Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Are Coming (And It's a Good Thing): Juan Llanos at TEDxMidAtlantic

A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Juan has over a decade's experience of building and managing AML/CFT and regulatory compliance programs for multiple international jurisdictions, including Canada, Italy, the United States and Spain, and is recognized as a pioneer in the development of compliance and risk management best practices for the money transfer industry. He is a member of the Bitcoin Foundation's Regulatory Affairs Committee, and writes about risk and virtual currencies.

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BRICS Announce An Alternative To The IMF!

BRICS Announce An Alternative To The IMF! | money money money | Scoop.it

IMThe currencies and metals traded the day on Wednesday in the same clothes they wore in the overnight markets.

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China Doesn't Need Much Gold To Create a Gold-Based Dollar Alternative - Forbes

China Doesn't Need Much Gold To Create a Gold-Based Dollar Alternative - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it


Although the idea of Classical money — in practice, a gold-based currency — is not popular today in the U.S., it actually has quite a lot of support elsewhere.

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Ron Paul: Bitcoin is not 'True Money' - CoinDesk

Ron Paul: Bitcoin is not 'True Money' - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


Ron Paul went on to explain why he's drawn to digital currencies: “We have a terrible monetary system today.

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Why Does Ron Paul Think Bitcoin Does Not Fit The Definition Of Money? - Forbes


Bitcoin is a very interesting subject because for many years in Congress, I was a champion of legalizing competition in currencies.

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This week in bitcoin: Another creator, another MtGox failure - GigaOM

This week in bitcoin: Another creator, another MtGox failure - GigaOM | money money money | Scoop.it

It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new bitcoin creator candidate and MtGox scandal. Up to bat for Satoshi Nakamoto this week is Nick Szabo.

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Xapo's Wences Casares Talks Bitcoin Safety and How a Patagonian Goddess ... - Re/code

Xapo's Wences Casares Talks Bitcoin Safety and How a Patagonian Goddess ... - Re/code | money money money | Scoop.it

A lot of companies that are trying to consumerize virtual money phenom bitcoin have recently been funded in big numbers by a spate of venture firms.

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Super Mario rushes to the rescue, this time against deflation

Super Mario rushes to the rescue, this time against deflation | money money money | Scoop.it

It looks as if European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi – Super Mario to his fans – is about to leap to the rescue again. In 2012, his pledge to hoover up the clapped-out bonds of any euro zone country that was having trouble financing itself probably spared the region from shattering into 18 sovereign pieces. Deflation is the new threat. The ECB has announced it will use everything in its arsenal to fight it.

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