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Dell adds bitcoin payment option

Dell adds bitcoin payment option

Dell made a surprise announcement today: the company is now accepting Bitcoin, allowing those shopping for their next computing gadget to fork over the cryptocurrency rather than a traditional credit card. "Now you can buy digital with digital," says the company.

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New York seeking Bitcoin regulations: anonymity at stake

New York seeking Bitcoin regulations: anonymity at stake

Being anonymous is one of the big selling points, so to speak, behind the use of Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies. In the same vein, the ability to be anonymous has also been one of the biggest concerns, and now New York is targeting it with proposed regulations.

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ECan takes on littering with digital currency rewards

ECan takes on littering with digital currency rewards

Efforts to improve garbage collection and decrease littering aren't anything new, but how they take place differs. There's the Enevo One Collect smart sensor, for example, that allows for more efficient trash collection, and the ECan, which gives people an incentive to pick up and throw away trash.

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Bitcoin miner could discredit currency’s decentralized benefits

Bitcoin miner could discredit currency’s decentralized benefits

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.

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Feds to auction off Silk Road bitcoins starting next month

Feds to auction off Silk Road bitcoins starting next month

Remember the trove of Bitcoins the federal government seized as part of its raid on the online black market Silk Road? Those precious bits of cryptocurrency will be auctioned off in batches of 3,000 starting next month.

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PayPal considering adding Bitcoin

PayPal considering adding Bitcoin

EBay added a virtual currency section to its website early last month, giving Bitcoin and similar users the option to buy and sell the digital monies. The company may be extending its cryptocurrency embrace to include support on PayPal.

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IRS Bitcoin ruling: it’s property, not currency

IRS Bitcoin ruling: it’s property, not currency

Among the issues surrounding Bitcoin, the question of how it should be handled when it comes to taxes has been oft-asked with no answer in sight. That ends today, with the IRS passing an important ruling that -- for the purposes of taxation -- labels the cryptocurrency as property, not a currency.

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Amazon settlement credits arrive in Kindle accounts today

Amazon settlement credits arrive in Kindle accounts today

After a long wait, the anticipated Amazon refund for certain Kindle customers is arriving in applicable accounts today in the form of an automatic credit. Not everyone will be seeing a credit, with it applying only to those who bought digital books from select publishers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

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UK bill to charge 20% VAT for digital purchases

UK bill to charge 20% VAT for digital purchases

Online retailers and digital content providers might soon be facing some rather heavy taxes if Goerge Osborne gets his way. Under a new law that will cover intra-EU business to consumer (B2C) taxation, such services will be taxed based on buyer's location, which in the UK means a 20 percent VAT.

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Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

It’s time to be done with the longest-lasting experiment in real-cash trade for Diablo items in the history of the Diablo gamin franchise. It will be Tuesday, March 18th when the gold and real-money auction houses are taken down entirely, while the rest of the auction house ecosystem will remain in play. Until June 24th, players will be able to access their "completed" tabs - but we wouldn’t risk it.

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Pandora scores ASCAP rate victory in ruling

Pandora scores ASCAP rate victory in ruling

Pandora and the music industry have long been engaged in a spat over what kind of rates the Internet radio service should be paying out. In a recent ruling, Judge Cote ordered Pandora to pay ASCAP, a performance rights organization, 1.85-percent of its annual revenue, something that has the industry up in arms.

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Mt. Gox hackers post Bitcoin balances on CEO’s own blog

Mt. Gox hackers post Bitcoin balances on CEO’s own blog

Given how much Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has lost, both in terms of money and trust, it was only a matter of time before hackers struck back. Now such a group of enraged victims have hijacked Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles' own blog to reveal just how much the company really lost.

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