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Tradehill suspends bitcoin trading in face of regulatory heat

Tradehill suspends bitcoin trading in face of regulatory heat | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Bitcoin exchange Tradehill has temporarily shut down trading, citing "banking and regulatory" issues related to its credit union partner.
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Unfazed By Bitcoin’s issues, Silicon Valley VCs are keen to fund alternative digital currencies [An overview]

Unfazed By Bitcoin’s issues, Silicon Valley VCs are keen to fund alternative digital currencies [An overview] | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley's best-known venture firms are finally starting to make real bets around the crypto-currency...
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Relatively balanced overview of the Bitcoin business, its believers and its risks.

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Bitcoin exchange TradeHill boosts security with online identity verification through miiCard

Recently-reopened US bitcoin exchange Tradehill has moved to beef up its security through a partnership with online identity verification start-up miiCard.
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B. Martin's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:25 PM

This is a very interesting move for Tradehill and can definately help it buffer itself against regulators that would attempt to move against it.  It may not help against banks closing accounts on a whim however.  We shall see.