Kristy and the gang have a lot more problems on Tinder than they do in babysitting. H/t Mashable.
“This is a big deal,” Blockchain CEO Nicolas Cary said. The app had been removed in February but has now returned following Apple’s publishing guidelines for digital currency apps released in June.
The Latvian airline announced Tuesday it would accept bitcoins as payment from passengers when booking flights.
“These businesses are going to have to be licensed whether we like it not.”
John Donahoe told CNBC, “Over time, you’ll start to see it with some merchants accepting Bitcoin” on PayPal. He also said he owns some of the digital currency.
Erik Voorhees will pay more than $50,000 for raising money — in Bitcoin — for social media marketing and gambling companies that ran on the digital currency.
Brock Pierce is a pioneering digital currency entrepreneur who has been sued for sexual abuse and fraud, and who lived in a mansion where Bryan Singer allegedly abused an underaged boy. “Completely false,” Pierce said, of the lawsuits. “My view is that these people are only trying to get money.”
Kids, don’t try this at home.
That’s going to be a bummer for a lot of bitcoin’s defenders. And it probably won’t help it get more mass adoption.
“We’re the bad boys of cryptocurrency,” one founder said.
“I have no knowledge of nor have I ever worked on cryptography, peer to peer systems, or alternative currencies.” Updated with statement from Newsweek.
New York State’s Department of Financial Services will accept proposals to “operate virtual currency exchanges.”
“I’m so glad I’m not the editor,” said Tina Brown, Newsweek’s former editor. Leah McGrath Goodman, the Satoshi author, responds: “I find her comments not to be very friendly to Newsweek.”
Updated: Nakamoto denied in an Associated Press interview that he had anything to do with the digital currency after reporters showed up at his Los Angeles-area home. Newsweek maintains, “The facts as reported point toward Mr. Nakamoto’s role in the founding of Bitcoin.”
“A lot of amazing journalists I look up to, instead of looking for his name, looked at all the coders in the world who might have done it.” Update — 8:15 ET. Dorian Nakamoto has denied that he’s the inventor of Bitcoin.
Well, it’s been a nice few hundred thousand years of human existence, but it’s time to pack it up. Ride into extinction with one of these “songs.”
Autumn Radtke, CEO of bitcoin exchange company First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment last week; suicide is suspected. The death comes during a tumultuous week for bitcoin exchanges following the collapse of Mt. Gox in Japan.
The firm said it had taken a 18.5% loss on its relatively small stake. “It’s going to be worth a lot,” the fund’s co-chief investment officer Michael Novogratz said in October.
Second Market CEO and Bitcoin investor Barry Silbert is working on rolling out a regulated, US-based exchange following the Mt. Gox disaster. “This is the fun stuff.”
Find the differences in their bios. (h/t Stephen Foley)
Payments startup Stripe’s “capture the flag” annual event is designed to teach engineers how to handle intense, worst-case scenario situations before they arise.
“Overregulation could cripple Bitcoin’s development,” Cameron Winklevoss said Tuesday. New York’s financial regulator said there needs to be “guardrails for this industry to help root out money laundering and other misconduct.”
Hannah Hart, star of My Drunk Kitchen on YouTube, is an all around genius when it comes to baking and explaining bitcoins at the same time.
The cybercurrency, which is supposed to make money transfers across the globe easier, is barely on the radar of those gathered at the World Economic Forum this week.
The service offers insurance and protection from hackers.
Now that’s keeping up with the times.
Much robbery, so anger, etc. Users of the functional joke currency are reporting emptied wallets.