Month: October 2013

Silk Road Kingpin Apparently Hid A Stash Of $US80 Million In Bitcoin – Gizmodo Australia

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Silk Road Kingpin Apparently Hid A Stash Of $US80 Million In Bitcoin
Gizmodo Australia
Forbes' Kashmir Hill just published details about the fate of the 26,000 Bitcoin that the FBI seized from Silk Road when they shut it down. At the time of the arrest, that was $US3.6 million worth of the crypto currency, but it's pennies compared to
Someone found the FBI's Bitcoin wallet and now people are sending mean notes The Verge
Could the Silk Road Closure be Good for Bitcoin?New Yorker (blog)
The Magic of Bitcoin Turns FBI's Seized Booty Into Government ProtestWired
RT (blog) –Ars Technica –Digital Trends
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Pozible begins accepting Bitcoin for crowdsourced projects – ZDNet (blog)

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Pozible begins accepting Bitcoin for crowdsourced projects
ZDNet (blog)
Given the highly volatile value of Bitcoin, pledges to projects that accept Bitcoin are held in escrow at the time they are made, and at the market rate defined by Coinjar at the time. Pozible's standard 5 percent service fee still applies to these

Silk Road shutdown doesn’t spell the end for Bitcoin – Sydney Morning Herald

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Silk Road shutdown doesn't spell the end for Bitcoin
Sydney Morning Herald
Bitcoin is an open-source, decentralised, digital currency, whose production is designed to simulate the mining of a commodity, like gold. Mining bitcoins is, obviously, a bit different: Bitcoin clients, which anyone can run, race to solve
This Chinese Exchange Just Pushed the Value of Bitcoins Over $200Wired
After Silk Road Closure, And With Baidu's Blessing, Bitcoin Breaks $200 AgainTechCrunch
Bitcoin's wild ride: Baidu and Congressional shenanigans send the crypto PandoDaily (blog)
MarketWatch (blog) –the Diplomat –Forbes
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Bitcoin sinks in value as FBI busts Silk Road – Sydney Morning Herald

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Bitcoin sinks in value as FBI busts Silk Road
Sydney Morning Herald
The price of the bitcoin digital currency dropped on Wednesday, after US law enforcement authorities shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace used to buy and sell illegal drugs. The bitcoin, valued by many for its anonymity, fell to $US129 from over 
Bitcoin sinks in value after FBI busts Silk Road drug marketReuters UK
$3.6m Bitcoin sting world's largest virtual currency seizureThe Australian Financial Review

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US seizes ‘largest ever’ Bitcoin haul from man linked to Silk Road – ABC Online

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US seizes 'largest ever' Bitcoin haul from man linked to Silk Road
ABC Online
United States authorities have seized an estimated $29 million in digital currency from the alleged owner of an online drugs marketplace. Federal prosecutors said 144,336 bitcoins, a digital currency widely used on the defunct site, were discovered on 
US authorities seize $US28m bitcoin treasureBusiness Spectator
Maybe, Just Maybe, Bitcoin Is Showing It Can Survive The Attack Of US RegulatorsBusiness Insider Australia
Bitcoin Surges Over $200. Then Plunges Back Under ItWall Street Journal (blog)
The Week UK –RT (blog) –Forbes
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White-knuckle ‘Neuromancer’ raids brought to life with Oculus Rift – The Verge

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White-knuckle 'Neuromancer' raids brought to life with Oculus Rift
The Verge
Case and Molly simulates the raids carried out by the book's hacker protagonist and his mercenary partner, using a makeshift 3D camera (a pair of iPhones) and the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, letting one player ride behind the other's eyes as
Case and Molly: a VR helmet game based on NeuromancerBoing Boing

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Lighter Oculus Rift headset coming to Android – Joystiq

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Lighter Oculus Rift headset coming to Android
Joystiq
Oculus VR, the technology company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, is preparing a special variant of its product for Android mobile. Chief executive officer Brendan Iribe revealed at the Gamesbeat 2013 video game conference the mobile