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Probing Question: What is Bitcoin?

In 1729, when he was 23 years old, Benjamin Franklin authored a pamphlet titled "A Modest Inquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency." The revolutionary idea he advocated? Paper money printed and controlled ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Internet
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Venture capitalist wins US bitcoin auction

A California venture capitalist announced Wednesday he won the US government auction of bitcoins, and plans to use them to help emerging economies that are "hamstrung by weak currencies."

dateJul 02, 2014 in Internet
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US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts

US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an "unlicensed money service business," court documents showed Friday.

dateMay 18, 2013 in Internet
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Bitcoin gets easier for consumers to buy, spend

It's getting easier for consumers to buy and spend bitcoin, the cybercurrency that has captured much of the tech world. With each passing month, entrepreneurs are rolling out new technology for consumers to buy and store ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Internet
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