Month: November 2013

Bitcoin surpasses $US1000 for first time – The Australian Financial Review

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Bitcoin surpasses $US1000 for first time
The Australian Financial Review
The price of the digital currency bitcoin soared above $US1000 for the first time on Wednesday, extending a 400 percent surge in less than a month that some see as a growing bubble in an asset that is still a mystery to many. Bitcoin hit a high of

Diplopia is an Oculus Rift game that hopes to cure lazy eye and restore depth … – PCGamesN

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Diplopia is an Oculus Rift game that hopes to cure lazy eye and restore depth
PCGamesN
Diplopia's a game for the Oculus Rift that aims to exercise the brain into using both eyes equally and give the weak-eyed folk a way of seeing in three dimensions again. “It was long thought that once a person's brain had learned to suppress one of

Bitcoin Mints Its First Billionaire: Its Inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto – Motherboard (blog)

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Bitcoin Mints Its First Billionaire: Its Inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto
Motherboard (blog)
In January of 2009, Satoshi started mining the first crop of bitcoin, creating what is known as the “genesis block.” By year-end, over 32,000 blocks had been added to this original block, producing a total of 1,624,250 bitcoins. Since all transactions

Bitcoin hits record $1242 as it nears value of ounce of gold – MarketWatch (blog)

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Bitcoin hits record $1242 as it nears value of ounce of gold
MarketWatch (blog)
But gold bugs and others seeking an alternative to those rotten fiat currencies certainly have a new passion in bitcoin and the other alternative currencies that are “mined” by cracking algorithms. Bitcoin, of course, is the star. And Friday it hit a
Bitcoin Now Tops $1200Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Bitcoin top $1000 as virtual money gains popularity – Sydney Morning Herald

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Bitcoin top $1000 as virtual money gains popularity
Sydney Morning Herald
Bitcoin: The future of currency? Photo: Reuters. The price of Bitcoin has surpassed $US1000 ($1101) on the Mt. Gox online exchange, fueled by speculators snapping up the virtual currency as it gains wider acceptance. Bitcoins, which exist as software
Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For FreeForbes
The other side of the bitcoin: Virtual currency's reach is still very limitedThe Independent
Virtual currency: It is mathematically elegant, increasingly popular and The Economist
PC Magazine –The Verge –The Week UK
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Alderney looks to cash in on virtual Bitcoins with Royal Mint reality – Financial Times

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Alderney looks to cash in on virtual Bitcoins with Royal Mint reality
Financial Times
It wants to launch itself as the first international centre for Bitcoin transactions by setting up a cluster of services that are compliant with anti-money laundering rules, including exchanges, payment services and a Bitcoin storage vault. The special
Why Bitcoin will failForexLive (blog)
Bitcoin: The Best Investment of the Last Five YearsDaily Reckoning – Australian Edition
Bitcoin Trading Now Offered by Retail BrokersVirtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

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Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial – The Verge

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Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial
The Verge
Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of