How does a Swiss winery get involved in cryptocurrencies? Is that something other winemakers and/or arts collaborators should get in on at this stage in those economies’ developments? We spoke to event producer Chris Courtney to find out.
Interview: Chris Courtney from the myFINBEC art and wine project Wall Street Journal presents myopic view on cryptocurrencies, cash
Brett Arends at the Wall Street Journal had an op-ed on Friday called “Why Cash Is King Again” that makes one nice small point but misses a larger one.
Dorian Nakamoto refutes Newsweek story outing him as Bitcoin creator
Dorian Nakamoto, in a statement released via his attorney, has said that he “unconditionally” denies Newsweek’s story the identifies him as the creator of Bitcoin.
Interview with Jeffrey Smith of GHash.IO
GHash.IO, the mining pool that almost created a 51% attack back in January, recently announced some big changes, including a Scrypt mining pool that allows customers to mine Litecoin, Dogecoin, Auroracoin and Feathercoin.
Vancouver man selling woolly mammoth tusks for 275 BTC
Most of us know the feeling: You hire a professional decorator to design the living room of your dreams and outfit it with the coolest design furniture around, but when you take a look around the completed room, you think to yourself, “Something is missing. I need a pair of woolly mammoth tusks in here.”
3 Words You Didn’t Expect to See Together: Bitcoin, Castle, Estonia
A Finn who made a fortune in Bitcoins and silver has purchased a 15th century manor in the north of Estonia with the hopes of turning it into an international Bitcoin supercenter.
The Mt. Gox story just gets uglier
Marketwatch.com reported that Mt. Gox had filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the United States. Chapter 15 is typically the chapter filed for when a company is dealing with insolvency issues in multiple countries.
The most important lesson from the Dorian Nakamoto story
The great irony in Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman’s story outing Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto revolves around the role of trust in her reporting.
Winlevii + Branson = To the moon!
Major Bitcoin investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss announced on their blog Wednesday that they had purchased space flights on Virgin Galactic with some of their Bitcoins.
Buffett: Bitcoin ‘does not meet the test of a currency’
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is dubious on Bitcoin’s long-term prospects.
New statements from Mt. Gox, Karpeles
After filing for bankruptcy protection last Friday, Mt. Gox issued another statement on Monday.
Meanwhile in Iceland, Auroracoin Price Skyrockets
Auroracoin’s value has suddenly taken off. In one 24-hour period this week, the value of the coin rose by more than 300%, giving it the third-highest market cap of any digital coins, behind just Bitcoin and Litecoin.
Bitcoin Foundation vetting candidates to replace Shrem
A month after Charlie Shrem resigned his post at the Bitcoin Foundation, the group announced that it has begun trying to find a replacement for him, and that process could take up to two months.
Bitcoin ATM slated for a spot in the North America’s largest mall
Robocoin has announced plans to install one of its Bitcoin machines in the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, the largest such mall in North America and one of the largest in the world.
Money2020 conference planning to spotlight Bitcoin this year
The annual Money2020 conference in Las Vegas is going all-in on Bitcoin for this year’s event in November. Organizers recently announced a (Bit)coinWorld platform for participants to discuss the currency.
Andreas Antonopolous on having to defend Bitcoin on Bloomberg
Bloomberg ran a segment Friday on the volatility/hackability of the Bitcoin network that included ex-Fed analyst and noted Bitcoin opponent Mark Williams and Blockchain.info’s main security guy, Andreas Antonopolous.
Porn and Bitcoin: It’s time for a serious discussion
The online porn industry is massive, and it has been a major influencer of many revolutionary web technologies. Case in point: Snapchat’s $3 billion valuation.
Native American Tribe Decides to Adapt Crypto
Payu Harris wants to adapt a new digital currency – MazaCoin for the benefit of his own and possibly other tribes.
Altcoin Spotlight: Iceland’s Auroracoin
A local cryptocurrency fan, Baldur Friggjar Odinsson, has created a digital currency specifically for use in Iceland. The currency, Auroracoin, will get an initial distribution to all Icelandic citizens on March 25.
4 in 5 American consumers ‘would never consider’ using digital currency
A recent survey of American consumers probed for what could be the acceptance ceiling of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, and it found that the ceiling might actually be pretty low.
Cheapair.com: Book a hotel room in Bitcoin
We have already reported on a number of organizations that will get you airborne and take you around the world for Bitcoin.
Beachfront apartments for sale in Cyprus, Bitcoin gladly accepted
One developer in Cyprus is selling luxury beachfront apartments for about 120 BTC each.
Bay Area car dealer sells Land Rover for Bitcoin
After such a request from a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, the Land Rover of Redwood City dealership sold its first Land Rover for Bitcoin.
Highlights: Andreas Antonopoulos on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast
Andreas Antonopoulos, the newly minted Chief Security Officer at Blockchain.info, went on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast Monday to talk about Bitcoin.
Bitcoin community reacts to Charlie Shrem’s arrest
As reported yesterday, BitInstant CEO and Bitcoin Foundation Vice Chairman Charlie Shrem was arrested at JFK Airport in New York and charged with conspiring to launder money.