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From: <eanders@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:27:23 -0400
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virtual currency news for
Saturday 10/12/2013 - Friday 10/18/2013

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Saturday-Monday 10/12-14/2013

The post–Silk Road Bitcoin crash is over
http://www.dailydot.com/business/bitcoin-crash-is-over/

As govt gears up against digital attacks, Mukesh Ambani's RIL bets big 
on cyber security sector
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-10-13/news/42993130_1_ril-cyber-security-sector-homeland-security

CoinX Is A New Bitcoin Exchange That Actually Takes Financial Compliance 
Seriously
http://www.businessinsider.com/coinx-bitcoin-exchange-2013-10

Grilled cheese meets Bitcoin: Why this food truck is embracing digital 
currency
http://www.geekwire.com/2013/seattle-foodtruck-bitcoin-accept-payments-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/

Walker: Despite shutdown of site, Silk Road’s currency may prove new 
financial rule of order
http://dailyorange.com/2013/10/walker-despite-silk-roads-shutdown-its-currency-may-prove-new-financial-rule-of-order/

Capital One closes commemorative bitcoin coin maker's account
http://www.finextra.com/News/FullStory.aspx?newsitemid=25317

The Internet Is a Universal Human Right. Just Ask the Homeless
http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/homeless-but-wired/all

Ven gets SMART
http://www.fstech.co.uk/fst//Ven_ValidSoft_SMART.php

FACEBOOK buys Israeli mobile player -- MICROSOFT's Windows Phone update 
-- NETFLIX on the cable clicker? -- Senior TWITTER dev earns, um, $10M
http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/facebook-buys-israeli-mobile-player-microsofts-windows-phone-update-netflix-the-cable-clicker-senior-tw

A Jail Visit with the Alleged Dread Pirate Roberts
http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/jail-visit-the-alleged-dread-pirate-roberts

Bitcoin - the Virtual Currency Facilitating Cybercriminals, Hitmen and 
Drug Dealers
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/513742/20131015/bitcoin-virtual-currency-facilitating-cybercrime-hitman-network.htm

McAfee exposes scope of digitally funded crime extends to contract 
killings
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240207164/McAfee-exposes-scope-of-digitally-funded-crime-extends-to-contract-killings
http://news.techworld.com/security/3473654/bitcoin-virtual-currencies-being-undermined-by-rising-criminality-says-mcafee/

Net swindlers stymied by ‘funny money’
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/technology/internet/net-swindlers-stymied-by-funny-money-1.1591778

Bitcoin Fever: The Virtual Money Everybody May Use Someday
http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2013/10/14/bitcoin-fever-the-virtual-money-everybody-may-use-someday-a-404373.html

Leading Economist Predicts Governments and Big Banks Will Attack Bitcoin 
  (Good small article with existing known points)
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/10/leading-economist-predicts-governments.html

Xoom Launches a New Tracking Service for Filipino Money Transfer 
Recipients
http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131014-907782.html

'StripCoin' — Literally, Bitcoin For Strippers — Gets Rid Of Those 
Embarrasing Credit Card Bills
http://www.businessinsider.com/stripcoin-bitcoin-for-strippers-2013-10

Caracotsios: Silk Road shows need for authorities
http://dailynorthwestern.com/2013/10/14/opinion/caracotsios-silk-road-shows-need-for-authorities/

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Tuesday 10/15/2013

US government shutdown: Doing away with the dollar
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24406-us-government-shutdown-doing-away-with-the-dollar.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2013-10/13/c_132794246.htm

China's Google Is Now Accepting Bitcoin
http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-google-is-now-accepting-bitcoin-2013-10

Worst virus ever locks your files, demands Bitcoin ransom
http://www.dailydot.com/crime/cryptolocker-virus-ransom-bitcoin/

Why Bitcoin Prices Are At a Five-month High
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/15/why-bitcoin-prices-are-at-a-five-month-high/

Bitcoin Mining Rush Means Real Cash for Makers of Hardware
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/bitcoin-mining-rush-means-real-cash-for-hardware-makers.html

Big Bang X... Disruption and Innovation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-pollack/big-bang-xdisruption-and-_b_4086013.html

Five hot FinTech innovations you need to know about
http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/tech/mike-laven-five-hot-fintech-innovations-you-need-to-know-about/6536.article

FBI Silk Road shutdown will have little impact on Bitcoin cyber rackets
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2300433/fbi-silk-road-shutdown-will-have-little-impact-on-bitcoin-cyber-rackets

Bitcoin may be let loose now Silk Road has been shut down
http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2013/10/bitcoin-may-be-let-loose-now-silk-road-has-been-shut-down

You Can Buy Pot Here: WeedPortal.com and Marijuana’s Lawless Online 
Frontier
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/15/you-can-buy-pot-here-weedportal-com-and-marijuana-s-lawless-online-frontier.html

Silk Road’s alleged mastermind ‘not excessively concerned’ about future
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/15/silk-road-ross-ulbricht-alleged-mastermind

McAfee claim virtual currencies like Bitcoin suffer rising criminality
http://www.cio.co.uk/news/security/mcafee-claim-virtual-currencies-like-bitcoin-suffer-rising-criminality/

Xoom launches text update service for money transfer users in the 
Philippines
http://www.thepaypers.com/online-payments/xoom-launches-text-update-service-for-money-transfer-users-in-the-philippines/752861-3

NASAA Expands Annual Top Investor Threat List
http://www.nasaa.org/27012/nasaa-expands-annual-top-investor-threats-list/

1 Investing Guru’s Take on the Future of Bitcoin
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/10/13/1-investing-gurus-take-on-the-future-of-bitcoin.aspx

How technology is improving the world of money
http://www.resourceinvestor.com/2013/10/15/how-technology-is-improving-the-world-of-money

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian: ‘I’m cautiously optimistic about 
Bitcoin’
http://www.geekwire.com/2013/reddit-cofounder-alexis-ohanian-bitcoin-excited-dad-starts-talking/

State, provincial regulators raise red flags on virtual currency
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=OBR&date=20131015&id=17001221

 From cash to code: the silent rise of digital currency
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/10/16/technology/cash-code-silent-rise-digital-currency

San Diego company cashing in on virtual currency
http://www.utsandiego.com//news/2013/oct/15/cashie-commerce-marketplace-bitcoin-bitdazzle//all/?print

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Wednesday 10/16/2013

RedBottle Design Brings GlassPay Purchasing App for Google Glass, 
Android, and Bitcoins to DEMO Fall 2013
http://search.sys-con.com/node/2835441

Digital money transfers now easily tracked
http://technology.inquirer.net/30489/digital-money-transfers-now-easily-tracked

Alleged Silk Road Creator's New Lawyer Defended Guantanamo Detainee, NSA 
Target
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/10/16/alleged-silk-road-creators-new-lawyer-defended-guantanamo-detainee-nsa-target/

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 16: MtGox Upgrades Its Game, Economist 
Predicts Backlash, Dwolla Throws in the Bitcoin Towel
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/10/16/bitcoin-weekly-2013-october-16-mtgox-upgrades-its-game-economist-predicts-backlash-dwolla-throws-in-the-bitcoin-towel/

Pilot puts aviation career on hold to work on Bitcoin startup
http://www.techinasia.com/pilot-puts-aviation-career-hold-work-bitcoin-startup/

Chinese Demand Rallies Bitcoin Prices, Online Services to Replace Silk 
Road
http://forexmagnates.com/chinese-demand-rallies-bitcoin-prices-online-services-to-replace-silk-road/

Yes, you can buy drugs with bitcoins. You can also buy them with cash.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/16/yes-you-can-buy-drugs-with-bitcoins-you-can-also-buy-them-with-cash/

Greenwald Joins Forces With Ebay Founder
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/10/16/slatest_pm_greenwald_joins_forces_with_ebay_founder.html

Bitcoin: I’m Not Dead Yet!
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/10/silk_road_shutdown_does_not_spell_the_end_for_bitcoin.html
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Thursday 10/17/2013

SoftTouch POS Integrates Bitcoin Virtual Currency Payment Processing
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/softtouch-pos-integrates-bitcoin-virtual-currency-payment-processing-1842277.htm

China's Google Is Now Accepting Bitcoin
http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-google-is-now-accepting-bitcoin-2013-10

Hitman Network Says It Accepts Bitcoins to Murder for Hire
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/17/hitman-network-says-it-accepts-bitcoins-to-murder-for-hire.html

How mystery DDoSers tried to take down Bitcoin exchange with 100Gbps 
crapflood
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/17/bitcoin_exchange_ddos_flood/

U.S. Shutdown Ends; JPM and CFTC Make 'Whale' Settlement Official
http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/us-shutdown-ends-jpm-and-cftc-make-whale-settlement-official-1062895-1.html

About that Bitcoin “bubble”
http://www.themoneyillusion.com/?p=24189

You’re infected—if you want to see your data again, pay us $300 in 
Bitcoins
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/youre-infected-if-you-want-to-see-your-data-again-pay-us-300-in-bitcoins/

'BlackMarket Reloaded' Online Drug Bazaar Reopens After Code Leak
http://mashable.com/2013/10/17/blackmarket-reloaded-down/

Sea Sonic and HashFast Sign Deal To Power Next Generation of Bitcoin 
Mining Equipment
http://www.seasonic.com.tw/new/twevent20131018.htm

Why Bitcoin Boomed During the Government Shutdown
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/10/17/2310210/why-bitcoin-boomed-during-the-government-shutdown
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Friday 10/18/2013

Victoria retailer Hemp & Co. dabbles in virtual currency Bitcoin
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/victoria-retailer-hemp-co-dabbles-in-virtual-currency-bitcoin-1.663764

Fiendish CryptoLocker ransomware: Whatever you do, don't PAY
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/18/cryptolocker_ransmware/

Google Glass dominates wearable tech session at DEMO Fall 2013
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/101813-demo-google-glass-274991.html

Deep Web's biggest gun marketplace reloads
http://www.dailydot.com/crime/black-market-reloaded-shut-down-backopy-silk-relaunch/

Bitcoin’s road from perdition: What will hurt and help the controversial 
digital currency
http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/18/bitcoins-road-from-perdition-what-will-hurt-and-help-the-controversial-digital-currency/

The gravest threat to investors now
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-gravest-threat-to-investors-now-2013-10-18

Bitcoin And The Silk Road
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/bitcoin-and-the-silk-road-95228/

The Secrets of Online Money Laundering
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/520501/the-secrets-of-online-money-laundering/

Netherlands Bar Accepts Bitcoins For Beer
http://www.inquisitr.com/998309/netherlands-bar-accepts-bitcoins-for-beer/

IT IS TIME: Move Your Money Out of the US Banking System
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/10/robert-wenzel/get-your-money-out-of-the-banks-3/

Gold versus Bitcoin
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/10/gold-versus-bitcoin.html
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