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#Bitcoin

# bitcoin - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Bitcoin exchanges investigated over possible Silk Road connections
# Investigation
# Investigation

Bitcoin exchanges investigated over possible Silk Road connections

May 20th 2014, 3:32 PM 5,956 Views 16 Comments

The FBI has issued subpoenas to a number of bitcoin exchanges as it continues its investigations into the site.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that
# Cold Storage
# Cold Storage

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that

Apr 22nd 2014, 10:55 AM 8,906 Views 23 Comments

Both BitVendo and Merrion Vaults are allowing bitcoin owners to store the crypto-currency through cold storage, a service which stores them offline and protects them from security breaches.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

MtGox abandons its plans to rebuild and files for liquidation
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

MtGox abandons its plans to rebuild and files for liquidation

Apr 16th 2014, 10:07 AM 6,295 Views 3 Comments

If the Tokyo court approves of MtGox’s request, a trustee will be appointed, who will take over management of the company’s assets from its CEO, Mark Karpelés.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

When you search for 'bitcoin' on Revenue.ie you get 'bacon'
# Taxing Times
From The Daily Edge
# Taxing Times

When you search for 'bitcoin' on Revenue.ie you get 'bacon'

Apr 9th 2014, 9:12 AM 1,514 Views 1 Comment

Bacon and buttons.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

US revenue service decides to treat Bitcoin as property, not currency
# Taxable
# Taxable

US revenue service decides to treat Bitcoin as property, not currency

Mar 26th 2014, 9:52 AM 5,060 Views 12 Comments

Under the new rules, US bitcoin owners will have to pay taxes on the income they gain as bitcoin increases in value.

# bitcoin - Friday 21 March, 2014

Imagine finding €87mn 'in an old wallet'. Bitcoin exchange MtGox did just that
# Back Of The Sofa
# Back Of The Sofa

Imagine finding €87mn 'in an old wallet'. Bitcoin exchange MtGox did just that

Mar 21st 2014, 8:46 AM 13,162 Views 13 Comments

The Tokyo-based digital currency had previously lost 850,000 coins worth nearly €368 million.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?
# Coining It
# Coining It

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 206 Views 16 Comments

Despite being the darling of the tech frontier, surely we can now see that the red flags being waved around this “currency” are far from virtual, writes Peter Casey.

# bitcoin - Monday 17 March, 2014

# bitcoin - Monday 10 March, 2014

Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for US bankruptcy protection
# Bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy

Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for US bankruptcy protection

Mar 10th 2014, 5:37 PM 6,941 Views 11 Comments

The move temporarily suspends US legal action against the company which the company claims will cost it significantly.

# bitcoin - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Renting out your toilet, a Bitcoin bank robbery and one of the the worst games ever - again
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Renting out your toilet, a Bitcoin bank robbery and one of the the worst games ever - again

Mar 9th 2014, 11:00 AM 12,952 Views 4 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# bitcoin - Saturday 8 March, 2014

6 myths about Bitcoin that everyone thinks are true
# Bitcoin Or Bitcon
# Bitcoin Or Bitcon

6 myths about Bitcoin that everyone thinks are true

Mar 8th 2014, 4:00 PM 24,615 Views 54 Comments

They think it’s all over but…

# bitcoin - Friday 7 March, 2014

Japan decides bitcoin isn't a currency, but will be taxed
# Regulations
# Regulations

Japan decides bitcoin isn't a currency, but will be taxed

Mar 7th 2014, 10:58 AM 4,951 Views 5 Comments

Under the new regulations, the Japanese government will treat bitcoin like any other goods and services, and will tax any transactions made using it.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

This Dublin pub now accepts Bitcoin as payment for a pint
# Bitpint
From The Daily Edge
# Bitpint

This Dublin pub now accepts Bitcoin as payment for a pint

Mar 5th 2014, 3:15 PM 27,185 Views 47 Comments

The Baggot Inn is one of the first pubs in Ireland to accept the digital currency.

Japan expected to impose taxes and regulations on bitcoin this week
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Japan expected to impose taxes and regulations on bitcoin this week

Mar 5th 2014, 2:09 PM 5,890 Views 14 Comments

The country is expected to issue new guidelines on bitcoin this week which will prevent banks from opening accounts or serving as bitcoin exchanges

# bitcoin - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Bitcoin bank forced to shut down after all of its coins were stolen
# Hack Attack
# Hack Attack

Bitcoin bank forced to shut down after all of its coins were stolen

Mar 4th 2014, 2:16 PM 15,673 Views 53 Comments

A lack of resources has forced Flexcoin to shut down after 896 bitcoin, worth €446,000, were stolen by hackers on Sunday.

# bitcoin - Monday 3 March, 2014

MtGox opens call centre after confirming €346 million bitcoin loss
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

MtGox opens call centre after confirming €346 million bitcoin loss

Mar 3rd 2014, 12:12 PM 8,751 Views 20 Comments

The call centre was opened after the company lost approximately 750,000 bitcoin in a possible theft last week.

# bitcoin - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers

Mar 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 7,603 Views 0 Comments

Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?

# bitcoin - Friday 28 February, 2014

Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for bankruptcy after major theft
# Game Over
# Game Over

Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for bankruptcy after major theft

Feb 28th 2014, 12:28 PM 11,231 Views 51 Comments

MtGox’s debts totaled more than $65 million and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoin, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

US and Japan investigating bitcoin exchange after reported theft
# Investigation
# Investigation

US and Japan investigating bitcoin exchange after reported theft

Feb 26th 2014, 11:12 AM 4,997 Views 12 Comments

MtGox, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world, went dark amid claims it lost $400 million in a theft that went unnoticed for years.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Top bitcoin exchange website disappears after fears of theft emerge
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

Top bitcoin exchange website disappears after fears of theft emerge

Feb 25th 2014, 9:55 AM 8,085 Views 53 Comments

MtGox is currently offline after claims it saw more than 744,400 bitcoins stolen, worth more than $300 million in current trading figures.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Feb 12th 2014, 10:56 PM 46,051 Views 24 Comments

Everyone’s talking about storm damage, the Garda Ombudsman and the law on euthanasia in Belgium.

# bitcoin - Monday 10 February, 2014

Bitcoin price takes a hit as largest trader halts withdrawals
# Freefall
# Freefall

Bitcoin price takes a hit as largest trader halts withdrawals

Feb 10th 2014, 12:35 PM 10,827 Views 11 Comments

The price of one bitcoin has fallen from €676 to €451 after a software bug forces MtGox to halt all withdrawals on the site.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

So what's the legal status of Bitcoin around the world?
# Regulation
# Regulation

So what's the legal status of Bitcoin around the world?

Feb 4th 2014, 5:11 PM 8,565 Views 27 Comments

The US Law Library of Congress surveyed 40 countries to see how each one dealt with the digital currency.

# bitcoin - Monday 27 January, 2014

Bit-convicts? Online exchangers charged with money laundering
# End Of The Silk Road
# End Of The Silk Road

Bit-convicts? Online exchangers charged with money laundering

Jan 27th 2014, 6:07 PM 10,129 Views 38 Comments

Robert Faiella, also known as ‘BTCKing’, and Charlie Shrem were arrested by DEA officers in Manhattan.

# bitcoin - Sunday 26 January, 2014

So what's the next step for Bitcoin?
# Bit By Bit
# Bit By Bit

So what's the next step for Bitcoin?

Jan 26th 2014, 8:30 PM 23,274 Views 39 Comments

After what was an eventful year for Bitcoin, what needs to happen before it’s accepted as a legitimate currency?

# bitcoin - Friday 24 January, 2014

Virtual insanity? Call for Central Bank to regulate BitCoin
# Coining It
# Coining It

Virtual insanity? Call for Central Bank to regulate BitCoin

Jan 24th 2014, 10:12 PM 9,965 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Bitcoin Association says that recognising the currency would make it safer for consumers.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin

Jan 14th 2014, 8:04 PM 10,370 Views 105 Comments

Patrick O’Donovan has written to the Oireachtas Communications Committee asking them to investigate anonymous internet payments made possible by digital currencies.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Bitcoin falls in value after China bans new deposits
# Freefall
# Freefall

Bitcoin falls in value after China bans new deposits

Dec 18th 2013, 10:48 AM 8,527 Views 36 Comments

The price of one Bitcoin has fallen from €873 at the beginning of the month to €323 today.

# bitcoin - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments

Dec 14th 2013, 7:56 PM 18,145 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Trevor Gilligan said he can see people paying their property tax and water charges in digital currencies in the future.

# bitcoin - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Man purchases €75,000 car using only bitcoin
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

Man purchases €75,000 car using only bitcoin

Dec 10th 2013, 11:00 AM 19,449 Views 19 Comments

The Tesla Model S Performance is believed to be the first car to be purchased using the digital currency.

# bitcoin - Friday 6 December, 2013

Bank of America says price of bitcoin could rise to €950
# Valuation
# Valuation

Bank of America says price of bitcoin could rise to €950

Dec 6th 2013, 12:41 PM 563 Views 2 Comments

It estimates that the market value of bitcoin could be worth €10.9 billion overall.

# bitcoin - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 11,410 Views 9 Comments

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

# bitcoin - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

China now the biggest market for Bitcoin trading
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

China now the biggest market for Bitcoin trading

Nov 20th 2013, 12:22 PM 9,526 Views 38 Comments

The entire market value is now worth €4.15 billion after a surge in trading earlier this week.

# bitcoin - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…
# Cryptocurrency
# Cryptocurrency

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…

Nov 9th 2013, 8:30 PM 35,611 Views 65 Comments

Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.

# bitcoin - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels
# Pirate Party
# Pirate Party

Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels

Apr 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,440 Views 20 Comments

Rickard Falkvinge, who founded the world’s first Pirate Party in Sweden, speaks to TheJournal.ie about copyright laws, digital currencies and how to set up a new political party.

# bitcoin - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Bitcoin or bit-con? Meet the crypto-currency that's taking over the internet
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Bitcoin or bit-con? Meet the crypto-currency that's taking over the internet

Apr 13th 2013, 9:15 AM 52,949 Views 42 Comments

We explain the online-only currency that’s been making waves this week – and meet some Irish people with a lot to lose…

# bitcoin - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 27th 2011, 11:00 AM 49 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.