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Bitcoin, others near 200-member mark; real currencies outnumbered - NDTV

Bitcoin, others near 200-member mark; real currencies outnumbered - NDTV | money money money | Scoop.it

Notwithstanding issues like a growing regulatory unease about the bitcoin and its other digital peers, the world now has a larger number of virtual currencies than a total 180 recognised currencies in different parts of the globe.

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Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out - TechCrunch

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out - TechCrunch | money money money | Scoop.it

Drop whatever what you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay Our Comrade The Electron, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, or you struggle to read English, please at least read its angry rant, from which I quote:

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Will Bitcoin Destroy Big Government? - Motley Fool

Will Bitcoin Destroy Big Government? - Motley Fool | money money money | Scoop.it

Not all of bitcoin's proponents are radical libertarians -- venture capitalist Chris Dixon, for example, is both a cryptocurrency supporter and a self-described lifelong Democrat -- but many of them are.

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The Other Side of the Bitcoin - Newsweek

The stuff that makes people worry about bitcoin—its volatility, the notion that it's a nationless currency, the bizarreness of being able to "mine" money on a computer—are all part of a brilliant ploy designed to spread the crypto-currency around the world. And it's working.


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Bitcoin Software Fixed to Avoid Another Mt. Gox - Gizmodo

Bitcoin Software Fixed to Avoid Another Mt. Gox - Gizmodo | money money money | Scoop.it

In a bid to avoid another Mt. Gox, the software which drives Bitcoin transactions on the Internet has been updated to fix the weakness which contributed to digital vault's downfall.

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Bitcoin May Die But The Technology Could Survive -- Rickards

Bitcoin May Die But The Technology Could Survive -- Rickards | money money money | Scoop.it
(Kitco News) - The future of Bitcoin does not rest with the currency itself but with the network that is being created because of it, said a world-renowned investor and author.
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Bitcoin Must Create A Community-Backed FDIC - Forbes

Bitcoin Must Create A Community-Backed FDIC - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it


Three months into the year and Bitcoin exchanges are having a rough start this year – considering Mt. Gox and Flexcoin's failures.

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The Winklevoss Twins Are On The Verge Of Getting Beat At Their Own Bitcoin ... - Business Insider

The Winklevoss Twins Are On The Verge Of Getting Beat At Their Own Bitcoin ... - Business Insider | money money money | Scoop.it

The firm, whose Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) is already the largest regulated private Bitcoin investment fund in the world, has begun taking steps to open their own publicly traded, over-the-counter Bitcoin ETF, with a projected launch date of Q4 2014.




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Eurozone crisis 'widened democratic deficit' - Irish Examiner

The euro crisis has caused the EU democratic deficit to widen which threatens reaching a durable solution to the region’s economic malaise, warned Kevin O’Rourke, professor of economics at Oxford University.

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Bitcoin warning - InCyprus (blog)

Bitcoin warning - InCyprus (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it
InCyprus (blog) Bitcoin warning InCyprus (blog) The decentralised, peer-to-peer virtual currencies such as bitcoin, are produced by numerical algorithms, however, their production is done anonymously and therefore cannot be regulated by any...
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Stress Tests Won't Prevent the Next Financial Crisis - Wall Street Journal

Stress Tests Won't Prevent the Next Financial Crisis - Wall Street Journal | money money money | Scoop.it


On March 26, the Federal Reserve will release the results of the "stress tests" it conducted on the nation's 30 largest banks.

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Can Technology Help Prevent the Next Financial Crisis? - Banktech

Can Technology Help Prevent the Next Financial Crisis? - Banktech | money money money | Scoop.it
Can Technology Help Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?
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Why has the Eurozone Bond Market stabilised? | Yanis Varoufakis

Why has the Eurozone Bond Market stabilised? | Yanis Varoufakis | money money money | Scoop.it
4. THE MODEST PROPOSAL – Four crises, four policies · Policy 1: Case by Case .... Europe has not stabilised. While its bond markets have calmed down, the Euro Crisis is taking a breather before it returns with a vengeance.
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DogeCoin Blowing BitCoin Out Of The Water!

DogeCoin is on a better pace than any other crypto currency ever. Coins are the future! And to think my friends used to tease me for collecting them. Well, w...
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Mass. regulators warn about bitcoin - Boston Globe

Mass. regulators warn about bitcoin - Boston Globe | money money money | Scoop.it


On Monday, the second bitcoin ATM in Massachusetts — and apparently just the fourth in the country — opened at the Clover Food Lab restaurant in Harvard Square.

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Altcoins: Brave New World Beyond Bitcoin - Fox Business

Altcoins: Brave New World Beyond Bitcoin - Fox Business | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin has gone from a little known and little understood technology to front-page news in the past year.

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Bitcoins are like 'glass beads', warns Danish national bank - The Guardian

Bitcoins are like 'glass beads', warns Danish national bank - The Guardian | money money money | Scoop.it


The Danish national bank has released a briefing note firmly declaring bitcoin to not be money, noting that the currency is more like “glass beads”.

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Susan Tompor: What's the value of bitcoin? Heading for $10 or $10000? - Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor: What's the value of bitcoin? Heading for $10 or $10000? - Detroit Free Press | money money money | Scoop.it


Susan Tompor: What's the value of bitcoin? Heading for $10 or $10000?

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Bitcoin's software gets security fixes, new features - PCWorld

Bitcoin's software gets security fixes, new features - PCWorld | money money money | Scoop.it


The software driving Bitcoin's network was upgraded Wednesday, with security fixes addressing a problem that defunct bitcoin exchange Mt.

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Dogecoin's First 100 Days Were Better Than Bitcoin's First 1000 - Motherboard

Dogecoin's First 100 Days Were Better Than Bitcoin's First 1000 - Motherboard | money money money | Scoop.it


And alternative virtual currencies will continue to set precedents that Bitcoin as a currency really hasn't by itself.

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What is Happening in Illinois? – Virtual Currency and the Transmitters of Money Act – Bitcoin Magazine

What is Happening in Illinois? – Virtual Currency and the Transmitters of Money Act – Bitcoin Magazine | money money money | Scoop.it

This week, the state of Illinois General Assembly is holding a hearing regarding virtual currencies and the state’s Transmitters of Money Act. Introduced by Republican Elizabeth Hernandez, the proposed amendment to the act will attempt to further clarify the role of virtual currencies throughout the state.

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Gold vs. bitcoin: An apocalyptic showdown - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Gold vs. bitcoin: An apocalyptic showdown - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet | money money money | Scoop.it

Since the fall of the Bretton Woods monetary regime in 1971 and the double-digit inflation that followed, investors have considered gold a hedge against inflation and a check against central banks who have the capacity to resort to money printing and currency devaluation as a means of decreasing the burden of public debt and encouraging export growth. But while gold often thrives in inflationary environments, it's really a bet against something far worse than inflation. After all, run-of-the-mill stocks, real estate, or even inflation-protected government bonds can protect you against against a decline in the real value of government-issued currencies. But for many investors all over the world, gold is a great protector against much more severe events than 1970s-style inflation, like war or prolonged depression.

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Bitcoin and alternative currencies after the Mt. Gox debacle - QFINANCE

Bitcoin and alternative currencies after the Mt. Gox debacle - QFINANCE | money money money | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the failure of Mt. Gox has been the resilience of bitcoins on other exchanges. ("Hunting for a lost #bitcoin is an exercise in staring at an empty cupboard”.
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Bitcoin: A Legitimate Digital Payment Method?

Bitcoin: A Legitimate Digital Payment Method? | money money money | Scoop.it
Many consumers still aren’t sure what Bitcoin technology is, and most of those who are aware of the virtual currency aren’t that interested in using it.
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Mt.Gox's Login Returns, Lets Users Check Bitcoin Balances ...

Mt.Gox's Login Returns, Lets Users Check Bitcoin Balances ... | money money money | Scoop.it
After weeks of showing only legal notices, Mt.Gox's homepage now has a login screen that lets users check their Bitcoin balances. But that's apparently all the beleaguered digital wallet service will allow for now.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation