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Is Bitcoin Real Money? Regulators Weigh In | RegBlog

Is Bitcoin Real Money? Regulators Weigh In | RegBlog | money money money | Scoop.it
Digital currencies encounter an uncertain regulatory landscape as they enter the mainstream. (Is Bitcoin Real Money?
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Bernanke: Bitcoin 'may hold long-term promise'

Bernanke: Bitcoin 'may hold long-term promise' | money money money | Scoop.it
Amid the Senate inquiry into Bitcoin as a financial instrument, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke expressed praise for the digital currency’s potential sending the cryptocurrency’s value  to a record $900 before settling to a more stable figure.
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Bitcoin roller coaster: From $500 to $900 and back in 28 hours

Bitcoin roller coaster: From $500 to $900 and back in 28 hours | money money money | Scoop.it
Within a 28-hour period between early Monday morning and Tuesday morning, the price of the currency soared from a little over $500 to an all-time high above $900. Shortly after, it plunged back down again to a level just above $500.
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Authorities said they see the benefits of bitcoin, pushing prices to a record

Authorities said they see the benefits of bitcoin, pushing prices to a record | money money money | Scoop.it
Senior U.S. law-enforcement and regulatory officials said they see benefits in digital forms of money. The price of bitcoin, the most common virtual currency, soared to a record following the comments.
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Bitcoin Is Significant Economic Innovation: Allaire: Video

Bitcoin Is Significant Economic Innovation: Allaire: Video | money money money | Scoop.it
Circle Internet Financial Founder and CEO Jeremy Alaire discusses the innovative importance of bitcoin on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg) (Bitcoin Is Significant Economic Innovation: Allaire: Video - Bloomberg
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The Feds Embraced Bitcoin in the First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Virtual Currency

The Feds Embraced Bitcoin in the First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Virtual Currency | money money money | Scoop.it
The government's more concerned about keeping bitcoin business in the US than worried about its alter-ego as the currency of criminals.
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US Senate Hearing: Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency

US Senate Hearing: Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency | money money money | Scoop.it
The Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency hearing will take place today at the US Senate. Find out what the witnesses will say.
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Bringing Bitcoins To The Mainstream

Bringing Bitcoins To The Mainstream | money money money | Scoop.it
Three bitcoin companies have teamed up to help push the digital currency into the mainstream.
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The biggest financial scam in European history

The biggest financial scam in European history | money money money | Scoop.it

This story brought to mind the opening of “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen: “It was the alarm bell of anxiety…ringing for so many days that it simply blended into the background…the alarm bell had been ringing for years”. There’s more to it than that, but (as with the story below) the feeling is familiar – one day, the enormity comes into focus, and consciousness returns, bearing down like an iron clapper.

 
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Bitcoin, Alternative Currencies and the Future of Money | Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

The panel will discuss what role alternative currencies – large and small scale − might be able to serve in the global economy.
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Keynesianism is not Necessarily Leftist

Keynesianism is not Necessarily Leftist | money money money | Scoop.it

Austerity policies in the EU are often presented as having no alternative.  Many leftists, on the other hand, hope for a better life from Keynesianism.  Jungle World spoke with the political scientist and publicist Ingo Stützle about the euro crisis, austerity, and Keynesianism.  Stützle’s study Austerity as a Political Project  was just published this Autumn.

 
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Why China wants to dominate Bitcoin

Why China wants to dominate Bitcoin | money money money | Scoop.it
China has experience with virtual currencies. So it understands why it is important to quickly become a leading player in the Bitcoin market. (RT @CNNMoney: #China is looking to dominate #Bitcoin.
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Bitcoin surges to all-time high of $900, then drops below $650 in 30 minutes - GeekWire

Bitcoin surges to all-time high of $900, then drops below $650 in 30 minutes - GeekWire | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin's value hit $900 on Mt. Gox exchange around 5 p.m. PST Monday, up more than 70 percent from Sunday's close and setting an all-time high in the process.

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Why Isn't Bitcoin Interesting To Leading Economists? - Forbes

Why Isn't Bitcoin Interesting To Leading Economists? - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it


(Requiring taxes be paid in a currency is a great way to prop up its value.) But Bitcoin is far from the only example, and the theory of bubbly assets is well-developed.

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Video: How should Bitcoin Be Regulated -

Video: How should Bitcoin Be Regulated - | money money money | Scoop.it
Supporters of the virtual currency bitcoin are calling for "safe and sane" regulation.
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Bitcoin's uncertain future: it has the power to change the world, but will it? - Memeburn

Bitcoin's uncertain future: it has the power to change the world, but will it? - Memeburn | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin's uncertain future: it has the power to change the world, but will it?

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Regulator: Too many Euro banks survived crisis - eNCA

Regulator: Too many Euro banks survived crisis - eNCA | money money money | Scoop.it


FRANKFURT - Too many European banks survived the financial crisis, the head of Europe's banking regulator said in a newspaper interview on Monday.

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Bitcoin-powered assassination market targets Obama, Bernanke, and others - The Verge

Bitcoin-powered assassination market targets Obama, Bernanke, and others - The Verge | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin has long been accused of aiding money-laundering, but today it's been implicated in a more grisly business: assassination.

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Ben Bernanke's letter to Congress: Bitcoin and other virtual currencies “may ... - Quartz

Ben Bernanke's letter to Congress: Bitcoin and other virtual currencies “may ... - Quartz | money money money | Scoop.it


America's top central banker has given his cautious blessing to bitcoin, the virtual currency that famously requires no central bank.

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'Paradigm shift': Surging Bitcoin to replace 'broken' government currencies - RT

'Paradigm shift': Surging Bitcoin to replace 'broken' government currencies - RT | money money money | Scoop.it

The bitcoin virtual currency has hit a new record value of US$900. The surge is “the beginning of something spectacular,” with bitcoin potentially soon displacing the dollar, Jeffrey Tucker of the Foundation for Economic Education told RT.

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Bitcoin Goes to Washington: The Case for and Against Digital Currency

Bitcoin Goes to Washington: The Case for and Against Digital Currency | money money money | Scoop.it

The era of Bitcoin may well be at hand. Not only has its value climbed to all-time highs in recent weeks but, for better or worse, Bitcoin has caught the U.S. government's attention.

 
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What Are Bitcoins? Virtual Currency Explained (Like You're an Idiot) - ABC News

What Are Bitcoins? Virtual Currency Explained (Like You're an Idiot) - ABC News | money money money | Scoop.it


Members of Congress today will get a crash course on bitcoin, the digital "currency" that allows users to conduct transactions online.

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Virtual currencies vulnerable to money laundering: US Justice - Reuters

Virtual currencies vulnerable to money laundering: US Justice - Reuters | money money money | Scoop.it


Virtual currencies or digital cash have increasingly become a popular new way to purchase goods or services. They are not regulated or issued by a central bank.

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Local Currency Movements - Brown Political Review

Local Currency Movements - Brown Political Review | money money money | Scoop.it

Local currency movements have become a trend in local economic development initiatives.  These are currencies issued by a local entity for spending at local businesses.

 
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Bitcoin: What is it? What should government do? - USA TODAY

Bitcoin: What is it? What should government do? - USA TODAY | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin: What is it? What should government do?

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