The acquittal of a bitcoin trader means the beginning of the end of the unfettered market in the virtual currency. Legalizing the trade will invite tight regulation.
Online giveaway of bitcoins prompts speculation of elaborate money laundering scheme.
Russia should use cryptocurrency, Andrei Lugovoi said.
The value of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is at an almost two-year high.
As the technology behind bitcoin develops, we’ll get a system that essentially automates trust and verification.
The price of bitcoin has fallen by $50 in the last 24 hours, dropping below $400 for the first time this year.
Cryptocurrencies now have the same status as commodities such as oil and gold.
Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice.
It’s more impossible than hanging onto an airplane as it takes off.
Around 19,000 bitcoins are reported lost.
The digital currency has faced scandals, theft and a lack of attention over the last twelve months
Federal authorities shut down Silk Road last year, though a new Internet marketplace under the same name was launched in November
The announcement might signal a shift in Japanese attitudes toward virtual currencies