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Bitcoin: world's fastest growing currency migrates off the internet

http://www.guardian.co.uk

In Kreuzberg, Berlin, virtual currency Bitcoin has expanded off the internet to become a favoured medium of exchange in real shops and bars. Joerg Platzer, the owner of bar Room 77 is helping to establish what he believes to be the world's first Bitcoin local economy.

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Bitcoin Smashes Empires

https://bitcointalk.org

"What follows is my response to a question that was posted on the Rugatu website asking, "What is the legal status of Bitcoin?" After composing this over the course of 10 minutes or so, I realized I liked the response, and decided I want to "polish it up" into a better op-ed style article. Any feedback, positive or negative (though keep it constructive, please) is appreciated.

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Chinese Woman Sues Monopoly Federal Reserve

http://www.zerohedge.com

In what could to grow into a class action in US courts, a Chinese woman is suing the Federal Reserve after discovering that the real value of the USD250 she put in an account in 2006 had shrunk by 30%.

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Follow the money.

Where does the money go when buying bitcoins?
No one in bit-landia seems to know, or are willing to tell. LOL
"Follow the money" is the oldest and wisest saying since currency was invented. Soo, who ends up with all the money used to buy bitcoins???
The miners? The exchanges?
The FED's owners get all the value of the Dollar.
Who ends up with all the value of the bitcoin? Bottom line.

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'Challenging the dollar': Bitcoin total value tops $1 billion

http://rt.com

Already bigger than many sovereign currencies, Bitcoin has broken the $1 billion in value mark this week. In the wake of continuing economic crises and liquidity shortages, this new virtual currency is poised to challenge the euro and US dollar.
By not being tied to any particular financial institution and independent from world governments, Bitcoin will become a safe haven for anyone trying to save their money from the crippled international banking system, claimed Max Keiser, the host of RT's Keiser Report.

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The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery, by Ron Paul

http://lewrockwell.com

APRIL 2013 - The dramatic recent events in Cyprus have highlighted the fundamental weakness in the European banking system and the extreme fragility of fractional reserve banking. Cypriot banks invested heavily in Greek sovereign debt, and last summer's Greek debt restructuring resulted in losses equivalent to more than 25 percent of Cyprus' GDP. These banks then took their bad investments to the government, demanding a bailout from an already beleaguered Cypriot treasury. The government of Cyprus then turned to the European Union (EU) for a bailout.

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A libertarian nightmare: Bitcoin meets Big Government

http://www.salon.com

Over the years, Bitcoin has experienced ups and downs; the currency has been targeted by hackers and thieves and botnets and been victim to more than one embarrassing software glitch. But it has persevered, and this week, one can fairly say that Bitcoin came of age. On Monday, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network released its first “guidance” as to how “de-centralized virtual currencies” should fit into the larger regulatory regime under which currencies of all kinds are required to operate.

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FinCEN sounds death knell for US based Bitcoin businesses

http://irdial.com

It seems that FinCEN has finally decided to opine on Bitcoin, without naming it specifically. This US pronouncement spells death to all “compliant” US Bitcoin companies that choose to remain based in the USA.

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Global Economics Lesson From Bitcoin - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com

Limiting supply has clearly been a huge plus for the BTC. Becoming known as a currency for illegal drugs and gambling is more problematic, of course. But let’s not forget that the U.S. Treasury printed 3 billion $100 bills in the 2012 Fiscal Year. Most of those (the Federal Reserve estimates 80%) go overseas and many of them simply facilitate the global drug and arms trade, not to mention tax evasion and human trafficking. So the BTC’s growing role in the same types of business might qualify it for “Reserve currency” status sooner than anyone thinks.

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US plans to allow spy agencies to monitor every citizen’s finances

http://rt.com

Washington is reportedly considering opening all US financial records to national intelligence agencies in order to prevent future crimes.

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Bitcoin 'Glitch' Sparks 23% Flash Crash

http://www.zerohedge.com

The unregulated digital world of Bitcoins suffered another flash-crash last night. According to Ars Technica, the 23% plungefest in the value of the digital currency (the second in a week) was due not to Waddel & Reed, not HFT algos, but 'forking' Cryptographic algos gone wild agreeing on different (legacy) keys as being correct - akin to finding Tungsten in your Gold bars (and hence the drop in the value). This latest glitch is different from the problem that caused Bitcoin prices to briefly crash to zero in June of 2011.

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Why cyber currency Bitcoin is trading at an all-time high

http://money.cnn.com

Bitcoin sounds like something from science fiction: A purely digital currency, created by an anonymous hacker, that operates outside the world's traditional banking systems. The four-year-old currency is very real, though, and it's trading an all-time high, tripling in value in the last two months alone. One bitcoin is was worth about $40 U.S. dollars on Tuesday, and surged on Wednesday to nearly $49. That's up from around $13 in January, and 5 cents in 2010, according to Mt. Gox, the bitcoin market's main exchange.

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Does Bitcoin have Competition?

http://silverunderground.com

There are some other digital currencies out there that deserve some attention.

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Only one goal – Get Major Online Retailers to Accept Bitcoins

http://www.alaskadispatch.com

bitcoinstore.com, an electronics retail outlet that only accepts Bitcoins as payment. Bitcoinstore.com stands out among potential competitors because the site's investors have only one goal – to urge major online retailers to start accepting Bitcoin.

"The idea behind the site entirely is to force Amazon and Newegg to accept Bitcoin by saying 'Hey, look at our prices, we beat you, now beat us,'" said bitcoinstore.com head of marketing Jon Holmquist.

To do that, bitcoinstore.com sells its products at 0 percent markup.

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Potential Threat to the Liberty of Bitcoin?

http://bitcoinmagazine.com

What will be the future of Bitcoin now? Will US Government enforce conversions of Bitcoin to USD be made entirely through wallstreet under threat of death?

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In bid for credibility, largest BTC exchange moves to Silicon Valley

http://arstechnica.com

The world's leading Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, has announced a partnership with the Silicon Valley startup Coinlab. Under the agreement, Coinlab will handle Mt. Gox's American operations, which account for a large majority of the exchange's business. The transition will occur on March 22. CoinLab raised half a million dollars of venture capital last year. At the time, the firm was touting a scheme to exchange bitcoins for currency in games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life. Taking over Mt.

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A great way to promote Bitcoin

http://wp.me

Here is a great way to promote Bitcoin. We have to let vendors know that at this part of the game, accepting Bitcoin is as good as free advertising. It is also relatively easy.

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Bitcoin Basics

http://www.linux-magazine.com

An article in Linux Magazine briefly describes the history and basics of bitcoins.

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Bitcoin’s Gains May Fuel Central Bank Concerns: Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com

An increase in the value of bitcoin, the world’s largest online currency, may fuel concerns that virtual money could undermine the role of central banks.

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Bitcoins Future?

http://spectrum.ieee.org

Is ripple a potential new way to get bitcoins? maybe it is that and more (or less) ...

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