Bitcoin is getting yet another big vote of confidence today: lots and lots of investor money.
PayPal president David Marcus thinks people are mistaken thinking Bitcoin is a currency.
People’s Bank also held a press conference today on Bitcoin, saying Bitcoin is certain virtual good but not legal tender.
One Bitcoin could buy more than 100 copies of Towerfall.
Is Bitcoin a viable currency, a speculative investment, or both? If the trends of the last few days continue, the answer might someday be “none of the above.”
You know those third-party toolbars and proxies you download? They may be silently using you to mine Bitcoins, and you may have actually agreed to it.
The value of a single Bitcoin surpassed $1,000 on popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox today. A year ago, it was worth $10.
More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.
If you love Bitcoin and want to be in the middle of all that is digital currency, you may want to pack up and move to Cyprus.
Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.
KcNMinder sold $3 million worth of its Bitcoin mining machines in a four-day trading frenzy of the alternative currency, selling 5,000 machines between Nov. 7 and Nov. 10.
“Two hacks totaling about 4,100 BTC have left Inputs.io unable to pay all user balances,” the company said on its site. “I know this doesn’t mean much, but I’m sorry, and saying that I’m very sad that this happened is an understatement.”
Silk Road 2.0 just came out, and no, this isn’t the movie. The “dark-web” marketplace has been resurrected after its first version was shut down by the FBI last month.
Beijing’s Cafe Bar 2nd Place has become the first bar in China to accept payment in Bitcoin.
The good news is that you can now buy a car with Bitcoin. The bad news is that the only ones available are commercial off-road vehicles built in Australia and sold online.
Editor’s Pick Want a coffee? Now you can pay in Bitcoin.
The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is opening up for business this morning at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. You can now buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin at a real, physical machine, depositing cash and checks for Bitcoin.
Criminals are taking your data, tying it up with some major encryption, and then throwing it back at you, saying, “You pay me, and I’ll decrypt your precious information.”
Bitcoin users are pissed and retaliating after the FBI seized their digital currency as part of its case against underground marketplace Silk Road.
Bitcoin, the semi-anonymous digital currency, has weathered plenty of criticism and controversy over the years, but today it faces its biggest challenge: the FBI takedown of its largest market, the underground site Silk Road.
Editor’s Pick Gliph bills itself as the only native application in the App Store that supports sending and receiving Bitcoin. Legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper led this seed round.
“Robocoin is a bitcoin ATM machine,” he told me today. “We make Bitcoin grandma friendly, so anyone can go and buy and sell Bitcoin.”
Germany may be one of the first countries to give Bitcoin an official legal and tax status, but don’t try paying your taxes with it just yet.
Bitcoin got love from a judge this week who said a Ponzi scheme case involving the currency should go forward because Bitcoin is, in fact, real money.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Texas man with running a Ponzi scheme in which he raised “at least” 700,000 Bitcoin, worth $4.5 million at the time and more than $60 million today.
In another large milestone for the Bitcoin virtual currency, Bitcoin gambling service SatoshiDice has been acquired for $11.5 million by an unnamed buyer.
Austin and Beccy Craig are getting married today. As soon as they return from their honeymoon, they will give up all cash and cards and spend 90 days living on bitcoin alone.
The purchase of virtual currency Bitcoin has slowly become easier over the years, and now the Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase has added the ability to “buy up to 50 Bitcoins instantly” for verified accounts.
The Winklevoss twins want to help you invest in Bitcoin, with a publicly-traded trust known as the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust.
Guest Post Many people think first about Bitcoin as an unregulated currency. I think about it as a global interchange where each transaction is transparent, verified, and frictionless.
The Bitcoin Foundation reports that it has received a cease-and-desist letter from California’s Department of Financial Institutions. The Foundation stands accused of engaging in the business of money transmission without a proper license.
Bitcoin-related startups have become hotter than your mom lately. Here are the deals that prove it.
Today, a multi-city angel network and incubator dedicated solely to Bitcoin startups announced that it has raised nearly $6.7 million in about a week to fund Bitcoin startups.
Digital currency Liberty Reserve has been shut down after U.S. and Costa Rican authorities arrested founder Arthur Belovsky in Spain.
There’s no shortage of money being thrown at digital currency Bitcoin. Now relatively young Bitcoin startup BitPay has announced that it has raised $2 million more in funding
Back in late February, top Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox struck a deal to let Seattle startup CoinLab handle its U.S. operations. But now what looked like it would be a beautiful friendship has turned into an ugly mess.
A pro-gaming league made $3,700 “mining” for Bitcoins using malware they installed on their customers’ PCs.
Prominent entrepreneur and Andreessen Horowitz investor Chris Dixon is known for being ahead of the curve. The next thing he has his eye on: Bitcoin startups.
Bitcoin’s main exchange, Mt. Gox, was taken offline by another denial of service attack today, showing it is really a barrier to Bitcoin’s growth.
By allowing its users to pay for its service with Bitcoin, OKCupid is showing that it isn’t quite sure what it’s demographic is.
After wild swings during the past week, prices for virtual currency Bitcoin appear to have stabilized at about $100 per Bitcoin on top exchange Mt. Gox.