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Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work

Bitcoin Currency & How it works Say there’s a coin that’s currently worth hundreds of U.S. dollars, but it’s not made of gold, or platinum, or any precious metal. In fact, it’s not the...

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5 Top Bitcoin Alternatives

Bitcoin has generated a ton of buzz the world of cryptocurrencies, but it’s not the only option. We’ve compiled a list of the top alternatives, including open source services, payment systems and digital currencies...

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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:...

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Despite FBI Bust, Top Silk Road Drug Dealer Lives On

Approaching 10,000 transactions with a nearly flawless customer satisfaction rating, Angelina got evicted (in a sense) from her place of business. Undeterred, Angelina bounced back and found not just one, but two new places...

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China Now Has 300 Million 3G Subscribers

All three of China’s mobile telcos have just released their May figures, and the huge mobile market has hit another significant milestone: It has surpassed 300 million 3G users. China Mobile now has 129.40...

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The Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace by the Numbers

The FBI shut down the online drug marketplace Silk Road on Wednesday morning, just a few hours after agents arrested the site’s alleged administrator, Ross Ulbricht. Until then, Silk Road had relatively quietly become...