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Bitcoin makes debut on major US stock exchange

The increasingly popular digital currency, Bitcoin, has made its debut on a major US exchange.

On Monday, futures trading of the virtual money started in the Chicago Board of Exchange.

Interest was so high that the board's website crashed due to heavy traffic.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.

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Bitcoin value drops after US crackdown

The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has fallen sharply after the FBI shut down an underground website that used it for trading illegal goods. Bitcoin is difficult to trace, and it's association with criminal transactions has led to questions about its future. Rob Reynolds reports from San Francisco.

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Bitcoin men face money laundering charges

US prosecutors have announced charges against two men operating Bitcoin exchange businesses for trying to sell $1m in the digital currency to users of the underground website Silk Road, shut down by authorities in September. The US Attorney's office in New York said in a statement that authorities arrested Charlie Shrem, chief executive officer of the exchange, on Sunday and Robert Faiella, who ran an underground Bitcoin exchange called BTCKing, on Monday.

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Bitcoin gaining popularity in India

The digital currency Bitcoin is gaining popularity in India. There's now a campaign to make it part of the country's financial system. And a conference is being held in Bangalore to promote the advantages of virtual money. Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil reports from Bangalore.

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Bitcoin price soars: Will the bubble burst?

The crypto-currency Bitcoin is hotter than ever with investors.

Its price has already increased more than 1,000 percent in the past 12 months.

Now the digital currency is edging close to another milestone.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.

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Bitcoin drive gains currency in Germany

When it was launched four years ago, few people took it seriously, but now the use of Bitcoin, the virtual payment system, is gaining ground.A growing number of businesses are accepting the digital currency as an alternative to cash.Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.

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Welshman throws away fortune in Bitcoins

Have you ever accidentally thrown out something of value to you? A family portrait, perhaps, or the only remote controller that can operate the decade-old television set in your spare bedroom? An IT worker from Newport, south Wales, binned an old hard drive during the summer, only to remember last week that he had stored a "digital wallet" of 7,500 Bitcoins - an increasingly popular virtual currency - upon it.

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Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin mining gains popularity in Russia

The low cost of energy in a Russian city is turning it into a BITCOIN powerhouse. It's raising questions about how to regulate the use of the virtual currency.

Around the globe, millions of people use the online currency every day.

Its growing popularity and high market value, have turned the virtual currency into a real world commodity.

Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez-Hodoyan explains.

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Brazil's Freedom March & Bitcoin Digital Currency

In this episode: How unified is Brazil's "March for Freedom?" Plus, a look at Bitcoin cyber-currency and the future of money.

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Bitcoin entrepreneurs to meet in Hong Kong

Entrepreneurs wanting to cash in on digital currency are meeting in Hong Kong,

The US federal reserve is warning that digital currencies could pose a threat to global financial stability.

They are used by some people to pay for things online, but most users see it as an investment.

Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan reports.

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