Bitcoin may be variously misunderstood and mistrusted by financial regulators, but users of the virtual currency are clearly also Wikipedia fans, if the first batch of donation numbers are anything to go by. The Wikimedia Foundation only began accepting bitcoin a week ago, but according to payment provider The Coinbase, the non-profit organization behind the editable-by-all encyclopedia has already raised more than $140,000.
Bitcoin might once again be losing some face. After a series of controversies surrounding the once-popular Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, the cryptocurrency might soon be put under a microscope after one miner has been noticed to be providing 51 percent of the whole network's computational power and putting the currency's security in jeopardy.
While a bit concerning to many and troublesome for even more, bitcoin isn’t illegal. It’s also been deemed a commodity, tradable if you can find a partner who wants to swap virtual coins for goods. In what can be seen as a bit of a reversal in their stance on bitcoin, Apple has updated their App Store review guidelines to be a touch more specific about bitcoin apps.
While the official download and physical copies of Watch Dogs will be available on the 27th - this Tuesday - cracked and broken versions are appearing on torrent sites across the web. One - or more - of these downloads are also appearing with less-than-pleasing contents for the unsuspecting thief.