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How to get rich off bitcoin — or lose it all while trying ...

The value of the digital currency -- or cryptocurrency -- is up about 15 times...

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Bitcoin isn’t the future of money — it’s either a Ponzi ...

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether Bitcoin is more like Ponzi scheme or a pyramid scheme.

Whatever it is, though, it isn't a currency. It's a tech stock . Each Bitcoin is really a share in a system that seems to make it cheaper to transfer things online--money, stocks, bonds, even the deed to your house--by cutting out the middleman. Well, kind of. Bitcoin doesn't remove the middleman so much...

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Five myths about bitcoin - The Washington Post

This month, bitcoin, the digital currency launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, hit a record price of $17,428.42 per coin. It got its own futures market at a traditional brokerage firm, and it even earned a joke in a recent "Saturday Night Live" sketch. Perhaps because of its complicated technical design, zealous community of advocates and famously mysterious founding story (its creator was...

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Bitcoin needs to scale by a factor of 1000 to compete with ...

Bitcoin needs to scale by a factor of 1000 to compete with Visa. Here's how to do it.

By Timothy B. Lee By Timothy B. Lee November 12, 2013 Follow @binarybits

Mike Hearn (Photo by Andy Artz)

At the heart of Bitcoin is the blockchain, a global, shared record of every Bitcoin transaction that has ever occurred. It gets its name from the fact that every 10 minutes, on average, the peer-to-peer...

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