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CoinTerra unveils GSX I PCIe bitcoin mining card for PCs

CoinTerra unveils GSX I PCIe bitcoin mining card for PCs

When it comes to getting your hands on the virtual currency bitcoin, there are a couple ways you can do it. You can buy bitcoin at one of the exchanges. You can also get your own hardware and set about mining for your own bitcoin. Bitcoin mining isn't an easy task though and you aren’t guaranteed to get your hands on the virtual currency.

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First bitcoin ATMs in the US head to Seattle and Austin

First bitcoin ATMs in the US head to Seattle and Austin

Bitcoin is one of the most popular of the virtual currencies out there. Even though it is popular, it has faced a number of issues including being deemed illegal in Russia. A number of companies have been working to make it easy to use bitcoin to pay for things and to buy and sell bitcoin.

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Silk Road 2.0 vendor makes off with Bitcoin reserve

Silk Road 2.0 vendor makes off with Bitcoin reserve

Following federal agents seizing the first iteration of the online blackmarket Silk Road, the illicit store was reincarnated as the Silk Road 2. In recent times, a so-called "transaction malleability" Bitcoin protocol bug has lead to some exchanges putting the brakes on withdrawals, and that same bug has allegedly resulted in the Silk Road 2's Bitcoin reserve being swiped.

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Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox stops withdrawals after finding a technical issue

Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox stops withdrawals after finding a technical issue

Bitcoin has been under increasing scrutiny all around the world as it gains popularity. Many governments are saying that bitcoin is increasingly used for illegal activities like terrorism funding and money laundering. We mentioned earlier today that Russian authorities had deemed bitcoin illegal.

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Bitcoin deem illegal by Russian authorities

Bitcoin deem illegal by Russian authorities

The resistance to bitcoin on the part of governments around the world is building. The latest country to speak out on bitcoin is Russia and authorities within the country have come down hard on the virtual currency. Russian authorities have issued warnings against the virtual currency stating that it can be used to finance terrorism and for money laundering.

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Bitcoin money laundering case may threaten future of anonymous purchases

Bitcoin money laundering case may threaten future of anonymous purchases

Bitcoin's popularity has come with ups and downs, the most recent of which being criminal charges against vendors for money laundering, something believed to be the first case of its kind. Unfortunately, the arrests involved transactions that took place over one of the last remaining destinations to buy anonymous Bitcoins, endangering the future of the cryptocurrency's anonymous future.

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Bitcoin mining being forced by new Linkup ransomware

Bitcoin mining being forced by new Linkup ransomware

Emisoft has come forward with details on a newly discovered form of ransomware. This one is dubbed "Linkup" and while it will hold your computer hostage, it doesn't lock your computer or encrypt all your files like we have seen in the past. Instead, this version of Linkup blocks Internet access and also turns your system into a bitcoin mining zombie.

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Apple pulls Blockchain Bitcoin wallet from App Store

Apple pulls Blockchain Bitcoin wallet from App Store

Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency available, is stored using a digital wallet app, some of which are more secure than others. The most popular among these is Blockchain, which was removed from the App Store tonight. The reason provided alluded to an issue that hadn't been resolved, but Blockchain contends that Apple hasn't provided any specific reason for its action.

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Mint finance app now interfaces with Coinbase, shows your bitcoin wealth

Mint finance app now interfaces with Coinbase, shows your bitcoin wealth

If you are big into virtual currency and have such vast virtual holdings that you need to be able to put the bitcoin wealth in with your real world money, you now can. The Mint personal finance app is now able to interface with Coinbase. That means that you can tell how much your bitcoin wealth is worth in real money at any time.

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Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested for Silk Road money laundering

Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested for Silk Road money laundering

The CEO of a prominent Bitcoin exchange has been arrested in the US over allegations that he laundered over $1m-worth of the virtual currency through the notorious Silk Road black market. BitInstant chief exec Charlie Shrem is one of two men accused of selling Bitcoin to shoppers at the clandestine store, which were used to purchase drugs and other often illegal items.

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TigerDirect now accepts bitcoin

TigerDirect now accepts bitcoin

There has been a lot of action in the Bitcoin realm recently. Two Las Vegas hotels recently announced that they were accepting payments for food and lodging using bitcoin. Major online retailer Overstock.com also announced that it was accepting bitcoin payments as well for any item on its website. Another major online retailer has now added bitcoin to its payment options.

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Bitcoin to be accepted for food and lodging in two Las Vegas hotels

Bitcoin to be accepted for food and lodging in two Las Vegas hotels

Bitcoin has been making waves across the world, and now the cryptocurrency craze has reached the good city of Las Vegas. Starting Wednesday, two hotels in Las Vegas, including the The Golden Gate, the city's oldest casino, will start accepting Bitcoin payments but only for hotel expenses.

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