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‘The days of the reclusive writer are numbered’

‘The days of the reclusive writer are numbered’

What does the popular award in a literary award function mean to you? In every awards function, the best is reserved for the last. And when in a Literary awards… Read more »

Bitcoin Extortion Group DD4BC Prompts Warning from Swiss Government

Bitcoin Extortion Group DD4BC Prompts Warning from Swiss Government

Extortionist group DD4BC appears to be connected to a new wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against organizations in Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia. With the new attacks, the… Read more »

Bitcoin in the Headlines: Argentina's Savior or Sign of the Antichrist?

Bitcoin in the Headlines: Argentina's Savior or Sign of the Antichrist?

Bitcoin in the Headlines is a weekly look at bitcoin news, analyzing media and its impact. Is bitcoin the economic antichrist or a savior for struggling nation states? This debate… Read more »

Microstate tax haven in the Balkans? Not that easy

Microstate tax haven in the Balkans? Not that easy

BATINA, Croatia (AP) — The inauguration of a new libertarian mini-state in the war-ravaged Balkans may sound like an elaborate joke. But Croatian and Serbian authorities aren’t laughing. The so-called… Read more »

A bitcoin-like solution for Greece

A bitcoin-like solution for Greece

The European Central Bank is apparently working on an IOU-based secondary currency similar to the IOU’s used by California in 2009, according to a Reuters report last month. Interestingly, Yanis… Read more »

Filipino Bitcoin Startup Raises Further $100,000 For Unbanked Remittance Service

Filipino Bitcoin Startup Raises Further $100,000 For Unbanked Remittance Service

Filipino Bitcoin startup Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI), has raised an additional US$100,000 as part of its ongoing seed funding round. Through this investment, serial entrepreneur Joe Maristela hopes to encourage… Read more »

Prosecutor: Oregon man linked to N.D. deaths

Prosecutor: Oregon man linked to N.D. deaths

FARGO, N.D. — An Oregon man accused of supplying a powerful synthetic drug that led to at least two fatal overdoses in North Dakota boasted to investigators about the scope… Read more »

Kickass Torrents, Pirate Bay, Torrentz Users Targeted In Movie Studios Malware Warning Attack On Top File Sharing Sites

Kickass Torrents, Pirate Bay, Torrentz Users Targeted In Movie Studios Malware Warning Attack On Top File Sharing Sites

The MPA is planning a new line of attack on file sharing sites such as Kickass Torrents, Torrentz and The Pirate Bay. The association is planning “awareness and outreach campaigns”… Read more »

Start-up of the week: Bitrated makes Bitcoin safer

Start-up of the week: Bitrated makes Bitcoin safer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/costofdoingbusiness/TCODB_4-5-15__5-_Nadav_Ivgi_-_Bitrated_WEB.mp3 Bitcoin gained momentum due to its similarities with cash – no traces, no transparency, no oversight. But that proved to have drawbacks, mainly no consumer protection. Enter Bitrated, an… Read more »

Department of Financial Services grants First License to Bitcoin Exchange

Department of Financial Services grants First License to Bitcoin Exchange

On Thursday, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued the first bitcoin exchange to itBit. The charter comes at the time when ex-bankers are looking digital currency as the next… Read more »

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