Westpac invests in Bitcoin player Coinbase – The Age

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Westpac invests in Bitcoin player Coinbase
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In the first deal involving an Australian bank and a Bitcoin company, it is understood that Reinventure joined a $US75 million raising Coinbase conducted earlier this year, which also won support by some of the world's largest venture capital firms

French Bitcoin Startups Back FinTech Trade Group – CoinDesk

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French Bitcoin Startups Back FinTech Trade Group
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Eric Larchevêque, CEO of Ledger, framed his startup's involvement by saying that the overall goal is to be a part of conversation as French regulators look to establish oversight of the country's financial technology sector, including its bitcoin

Corrupt DEA Agent Pleads Guilty To Extorting Bitcoin From Silk Road Creator … – Forbes

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Corrupt DEA Agent Pleads Guilty To Extorting Bitcoin From Silk Road Creator
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“Seduced by the perceived anonymity of virtual currency and the dark web, Force used invented online personas and encrypted messaging to fraudulently obtain bitcoin worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government and investigative targets …
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Former US agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe – Reuters

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Former US agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe
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Silk Road operated for more than two years until it was shut down in October 2013, generating more than $214 million in sales of drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoins, prosecutors said. Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road's creator who authorities say used

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Should Greece and euro zone bet on bitcoin? – CNBC

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Should Greece and euro zone bet on bitcoin?
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With worries over Greece's status in the euro zone leaving some investors wary about the state of the euro, bitcoin wallet company Coinbase is offering to waive fees for customers using the European currency to buy or sell the cryptocurrency. Coinbase
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Unconfirmed Report Details $5 Million Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Hack – CoinDesk

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Unconfirmed Report Details $5 Million Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Hack
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Six employees of Bitstamp were targeted in a weeks-long phishing attempt leading up to the theft of roughly $5m in bitcoin in January, according to an incident report said to be drafted internally by the bitcoin exchange. The confidential document
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Former US agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe – Reuters UK

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Former US agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe
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Silk Road operated for more than two years until it was shut down in October 2013, generating more than $214 million in sales of drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoins, prosecutors said. Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road's creator who authorities say used
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