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  1. Coinbase makes a play for global Bitcoin market with new app release, free bit distribution

    It might seem as if Bitcoin has been part of our lives forever, but it hasn't hit the critical mass that many Bitcoin advocates loosely predicted.

    By Dennis Keohane , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Nasdaq plans to implement the blockchain, Bitcoin's underlying technology

    Bitcoin has an image problem. The currency has been plagued by controversy almost since its debut, whether it stems from Bitcoin's use on illegal markets or the hundreds of millions of dollars that disappeared with a popular exchange.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Bitcoin platform Circle gets $50M -- and global credibility -- from Goldman Sachs and China's IDG Capital

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Boston-based Bitcoin platform Circle has added $50 million in new funding — valuing the company at $200 million.

    By Dennis Keohane , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Mt. Gox lost most of its Bitcoin years before it shut down in 2014

    A report claims that most of Mt. Gox's bitcoins disappeared long before the beleaguered exchange shut down in 2014 and was embroiled in controversy.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Bitcoin security startup Gem opens its platform to the world

    Intrigued by the disruptive potential of bitcoin but intimidated by the complexity of developing products and services based on the blockchain technology? You’re not alone, and for good reason. Not only is the blockchain complex, but associated applications have become targets for hackers and criminals.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Silk Road defense responds: Gov't corruption was barred from evidence, impeding our case

    Yesterday, we covered the shocking fraud and corruption by government agents investigating convicted Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht. At the time, there were many unanswered questions about what the defense knew about this scandal and when, and thus what impact the indictment of these agents by the Department of Defense could have on Ulbricht’s case – either in the form of a mistrial or a subsequent appeal.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  7. In the Silk Road case, the gov't turned out to be as dirty as the defendant. New trial coming?

    After a jury in February found Ross Ulbricht guilty of narcotics and money laundering conspiracies among other charges, in conjunction with his role as the mastermind behind the Silk Road online drug marketplace, even most long-time Ulbricht supporters looked at the preponderance of evidence against him and assumed the case was resoundingly closed. Yesterday, the door to that conviction may have cracked open a tiny bit.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Federal agents charged with stealing from Silk Road during undercover investigation

    Silk Road was shut down because it facilitated the illegal sale of drugs, firearms, malware, and other black market wares found on the deep Web. Its shuttering was supposed to be a feather in the cap of a government struggling to keep pace with criminals' increasing reliance on computers over street corners.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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