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You Can Buy This House For Bitcoin | Money

By Shaina Mishkin

December 19, 2017

The lake house at the very edge of California's Joshua Tree National Park has an in-ground pool, sprawling mountain views and a steady vacation rental history. And for just under 32 bitcoins, it could be all yours.

The past few months have been a wild ride for the cryptocurrency once used largely in the digital black market. Valued at less than a dime in the...

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Craig Wright Says He's Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto | Time

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The One Big Reason Why It Matters Who Invented Bitcoin

A pile of Bitcoin slugs sit in a box ready to be minted by Software engineer Mike Caldwell in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah.

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By Alex Fitzpatrick

Updated: May 2, 2016 8:20 AM ET | Originally published: December 9, 2015

Australian police raided the home of one Craig Wright Wednesday, mere hours after...

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Bitcoin Not Really Being Accepted by Major Companies - Money

No, Big Companies Aren't Really Accepting Bitcoin

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By Jacob Davidson

January 9, 2015

Bitcoin had a rough 2014 , but there was one silver lining: Over the past year, a steady trickle of large companies have begun taking bitcoin as payment. Ever since Overstock.com announced it would start accepting bitcoin roughly one year ago, a number of major brands,...

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Bitcoin Return on Investment Tops 50,000% ... - Money

By Rob Wile

October 16, 2017

Wikileaks has seen an amazing return on investments in bitcoin, founder Julian Assange says, and he is "thanking" the U.S. government for forcing the controversial organization to get into bitcoin in the first place.

In a Tweet on Saturday, Assange said the group's investment in the cryptocurrency has seen a return greater than 50,000% since 2010. Wikileaks began...

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Bitcoin Tax: The Hidden Cost of Using Bitcoin to Buy ...

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By Ryan Derousseau

November 2, 2017

With bitcoins now trading above $7,000 a pop -- up seven fold from the start of the year -- there's greater attention than ever on the cryptocurrency and what you can do with it.

The everyday items you can buy with the digital currency have multiplied over the years. Overstock.com accepts...

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How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life | Time

It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. Summoned by an unknown person or persons at an uncertain time in history, the genie is now at our service for another kick at the can--to transform the economic power grid and the old order of human affairs for the better.

We're not talking about the social web, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics or...

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The Trait That Links Bitcoin Lovers and 'Walking ... - Money

By Paul Vigna

October 20, 2017

I'm a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and I write about bitcoin and zombies. I've traveled deep down the rabbit hole of both subjects for years. From Robert Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead, to your average bitcoin true believer, I've spoken to people in every walk of bitcoin and zombie life, and I've learned a few things about them. They have more in...

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Andy Weir Interview on His Money Inspired Book 'Artemis ...

MONEY sat down with Weir this week to find out how he created his lunar currency and how he thinks of his own money here on earth.

Your new book Artemis is a heist novel with a lot of economics involved...

I put a lot of effort into the economics. I'm way more interested in economics than my readers are.

The book is set on the moon. And so you had to figure out how to pay for everything...

Yes,...

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