Gold-Backed Bitcoin Spinoff Aims to Keep Some Fun in Virtual Currency

Image: Antana On the spectrum of currency ideologues, gold bugs and Bitcoin enthusiasts occupy equal but opposite positions. They’re both suspicious that governments are going to meddle around with normal money so much that it becomes useless — it’s just that one group thinks math is the antidote and the other believes in hoarding metal…

Arizona Considers Anti-Gay Bill and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you updated on what’s happening in the world. Here are the stories we’re reading today. After Arizona’s legislature passed a bill allowing business owners to deny service to LGBT customers on the grounds of religious beliefs, the decision rests in…

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…

This Woman Runs a Support Group for Alien Abductees

Have you been in contact with an alien? At some point in your life, has an extra-terrestrial telepathically communicated with you about its life on another planet, or better yet, its life on our planet? Have you ever made love to an alien, or become the parent of one? If so, there is a support…

Double Your Bitcoins Scam

All For Mom: Inside the Global Flower Market – NBCNews.com All For Mom: Inside the Global Flower MarketNBCNews.comNBCNews.com Before they end up in your local florist’s window, a bouquet of flowers can travel across three continents. Illustration by Rob Donnelly. Published May … Are Bitcoins the Future of Money or Just a Scam? (1:21). Why…