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RippleLabs, along with host organization Bitcoin Foundation, is holding a contest for digital currency entrepreneurs, and the price is the BTC equivalent of $10,000.
Yes, this is a sensationalist headline, but we figured we would pre-empt the “Bitcoin-drug dealers” narrative here before someone else ran with it.
Austin, Texas’ bow-tied Bitcoin evangelist Paul Snow has been working with computers for more than 30 years. So perhaps we can forgive him for scooping up a bunch of Bitcoins back in 2011 at 77 cents apiece and then promptly forgetting about his investment until 2013.
Over the weekend, The Economist offered its take on Bitcoin’s (and other altcoins’) China problem.
A user in the r/Bitcoin subreddit shared his wife’s complaints about their house being cold after selling off his Bitcoin miners.
“Utilizing Bitcoins for adult entertainment offers clients a degree of anonymity exceeding even the use of cash for such transactions,” reads a post on the website for Bunnies of Las Vegas [NSFW], an escort service that just announced Wednesday it would begin accepting Bitcoin payments.
Berlin-based Aaron Koenig has done a lot in the German and English-speaking communities to evangelize Bitcoin.
Libertarian-leaning TV host John Stossel had an interesting segment called “Want to Bet” on his show last Thursday.
The Chicago Sun-Times, one of America’s 10 largest newspapers by readership, rolled out Bitcoin payment processing this week, becoming the first major newspaper to do so.
The Cypriot Bitcoin community has been talking about this for some time, and now it’s finally here: The University of Nicosia in Cyprus has opened up registration for its massive free online open course, “Introduction to Digital Currencies.”
The United States’ tax agency, the Internal Revenue Service, clarified its position on cryptocurrencies Tuesday in a statement. The full text is below.
At a speech in Rome yesterday, Yves Mersch of the European Central Bank reiterated the bank’s stance on cryptocurrencies from 2012, but warned that such currencies should not be ignored.
Bitcoinexaminer reports that Colombia’s central bank, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, has issued a document that suggests all Bitcoin activity in the country will soon be illegal.
The Phnom Penh Post is reporting that the Cambodian government, or at least the central bank there, will not recognize Bitcoin as a currency.
Reuters is reporting that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced it would look into whether it has the authority to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
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