Is Bitcoin Really Illegal in Thailand?

Earlier this week, Thailand’s national bank ruled Bitcoin illegal. The news came as a shock to many who use the virtual currency, especially those who are not Thai, and the ruling left people wondering: Can the bank make laws? The answer is “yes and no.” Bitcoin exchange services in Thailand weren’t actually declared “illegal,” per…

You Can Now Send Actual Sh*t To The Person You Hate Most

Universal Pictures If you want to get anonymous revenge on someone, this is the way to do it. A new service called Shitexpress allows you to send animal feces to anyone anywhere in exchange for the Bitcoin equivalent of $17. There have been other services like this, but those companies did not accept Bitcoins. That…

Silicon Valley Notables Invest in Korea’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange

MIke Caldwell mints physical versions of bitcoins in his shop in Sandy, Utah, on April 3, 2013.Image: Rick Bowmer/Associated Press South Korea has been one of Bitcoin’s quieter markets in terms of media coverage, but that could change now that several prominent Silicon Valley investors have provided seed funding to Korbit, a Korean bitcoin startup….

Romney’s Taxes Hacked? Secret Service Is On It

The hackers who claim to have stolen Mitt Romney’s tax returns — and are holding them to ransom for $1 million in bitcoins — just became the targets of a federal investigation. As we mentioned earlier, the unidentified team of hackers described the theft on Pastebin. That’s the same data-dump website where a treasure trove…

Political Committees Can Accept Bitcoin Campaign Donations, FEC Rules

Image: Mashable composite. iStockphoto dino4 The Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted unanimously to allow political committees — and, indirectly, the politicians they support — to accept donations in the form of Bitcoin on Thursday. The decision is not an official rule or regulation, but it opens the door for other federal political committees to accept…

Bitcoin Tops $200 For First Time

The value of Bitcoin, the much-buzzed about digital currency, hit $200 on Tuesday for the first time, more than doubling in a just over a week. Bitcoin’s value has exploded in recent weeks fueled in part by economic uncertainty in Europe and an increasing amount of media coverage of the currency, which has been around…

Buy Bitcoins Instantly

Quadriga CX Model Bringing Ease, Security to Bitcoin Vancouver, BC / May 20, 2014 / The Bitcoin Co-op in Vancouver has changed a lot since a group of 10 or so tech savvy programmers and libertarians began meeting in a local coffee shop one year ago. Robocoin ATMs will send bitcoins to phone numbers (PC…