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As digital currencies go, Mazacoin has advantages over its more famous rival
Japan’s Largest Online Retailer Will Accept Bitcoins ‘Sooner or Later,’ Says CEO
The announcement might signal a shift in Japanese attitudes toward virtual currencies
Ex-J.P. Morgan Trader Joins Bitcoin Bulls Launching Hedge Funds
This could be the year of the Bitcoin hedge fund, as the virtual currency’s enthusiasts on Wall Street and beyond search for increasingly innovative ways to profit off its legendary volatility
That’ll Be 0.12 Bitcoins
Frustrated by credit card fees, merchants on Cleveland’s Bitcoin Boulevard welcome the digital currency
At the Center of Millions Lost in Bitcoin Exchange, Mark Karpeles Was a Manga-Loving Geek CEO
Karpeles, who lives with his cat, relieves stress by driving around Tokyo at night in a Honda Civic he bought as a company car at Mt. Gox, people close to him said
Attorney General Is Wary of Bitcoin
Eric Holder said that virtual currencies like Bitcoin could be used "to conceal illegal activity"
Newsweek Statement on Dorian Nakamoto
Newsweek has not received any statement or letter from either Mr. Nakamoto or his legal counsel. If and when we do, we will respond as necessary.
Today in Tabs: Vox Tabuli
Moves in media, the bitcoin story that won't go away and how to apply to the Amtrak residency
Today in Tabs: Doxxing Satoshi
Reacting to the Bitcoin founder story and taking in True Detective
Journalist Behind Bitcoin Story Speaks Out
Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman discusses her story on the founder of Bitcoin
More Tough News for Bitcoin Doesn't Deter the Currency's True Believers
An online exchange shut down and now a hacker has wiped out a digital wallet company
Mt. Gox Bankrupt, Lost About $480 Million of Bitcoin
The bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox said that it lost 850,000 bitcoins because of hacking and has filed for bankruptcy. "I'm very sorry," the CEO said
Who’s Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America
Investments in Mt. Gox Bitcoins Is Gone, Experts Warn
Clients could file lawsuits, but the virtual currency is subject to very little regulation
Bitcoin Exchange Goes Dark After Massive Theft Report
“This could be the end of Bitcoin, at least for most of the public,” a leaked document says
Which Bitcoin Alternative Are You?
Kimcoin, a crypto-currency based around Kim Kardashian, hopes to follow the dog-themed Dogecoin to success
China Forgives and Forgets
Why is China suddenly cozying up to its nemesis? Are they preparing for war?
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
Bitcoin of the Realm
Two U.S. cities will soon be home to bitcoin ATMs, which people can use to buy and sell the online currency
Newsweek Becomes First Magazine to Accept Bitcoin ...PR Pitches
Inaugural Bitcoin enthusiasts already include the "first" Indian e-Commerce store, Swiss dentist, HFT service provider, and public university to accept the currency.
The End of Dumb Money
Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge.
Today in Tabs: Thrills from the Enlargement of the Tab
David Brooks's marijuana memories, Silicon Valley secessionists, and James Franco's book report. It's Today in Tabs.
Today in Tabs: Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think
Photo fraud, racial amnesia and the end of doge? It's Today in Tabs.
Today in Tabs: The Jennifer Lawrence of Newsletters
The best journalism mistakes of 2013, a Dave Eggers analysis, and all the robots you can program. It's Friday, who has time to read the whole Internet?
Quora Question: How Will China's Bitcoin Rules Impact Its Value?
New rules prohibit financial institutions in China from trading, underwriting or offering insurance in bitcoin.
Two Numbers: Bitcoins From Heaven
Speculators are bidding up a piece of computer data with no intrinsic value.