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Official weekly virtual currency news thread

From: <eanders@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:54:44 -0400
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
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Please dont post followups about individual news articles to this 
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Saturday-Monday 9/7-9/2013

Bitcoin ATM's in Canada
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/bitcoin-kiosks-to-make--debut-in-canada-in-fall-222921871.html

Bitcoin exchanges
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11082013.htm

General info
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-oncampus/a-bit-on-the-virtual-currency/article5108197.ece
http://www.mining.com/bitcoin-is-invading-5-canadian-cities-63146/
http://gigaom.com/2013/09/07/bitcoin-isnt-ready-for-prime-time-as-a-world-wide-remittance-replacement/

More eBay + Bitcoin speculation
http://www.dailydot.com/business/ebay-bitcoin-blog-post-accept-currency/

Followup article, Bitcoins in Political Contributions
http://www.perkinscoie.com/news/pubs_detail.aspx?op=updates&publication=4454
Pool table accepts bitcoins
http://www.geek.com/games/pool-table-uses-raspberry-pi-to-let-you-buy-a-game-with-bitcoin-1569734/

Traderush allows bitcoin trading
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11081999.htm

Bad press with Bitcoin + Credit Unions
http://www.cutimes.com/2013/09/11/bitcoin-getting-down-to-virtual-currency-basics?ref=hp

Blah blah.  ForexMinute
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11069405.htm

China reopens Treasure Futures + Bitcoin article.  Good read.
http://climateerinvest.blogspot.com/2013/09/after-18-years-china-resumes-treasury.html

NSA + Backdoors + Encryption.  Blah blah.  Math is secure, products are 
not always secure
http://www.telecomasia.net/blog/content/nsa-backdoors-and-android-bitcoin-case

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Tuesday 9/10/2013

General info
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2013/09/09/bitcoin-still-not-used-as-mainstream-currency

Virtual Currency from Investopedia. Interesting piece about Canada
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/091013/future-cryptocurrency.asp

Standard info, not worth the read
http://www.mttlrblog.org/2013/09/10/one-crucial-step-to-regulate-the-use-of-bitcoins-for-illegal-purposes-2/

Interesting Bloomberg article why cash costs too much time and 
resources.  Electronic is better.
Mention about virtual currencies.  I can share this though, part of 
Bloomberg platform.

New bitcoin broker
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11084862.htm

Good article, short, but lacks new content.  Must register to read.
http://www.afponline.org/mbr/reg/res/reg_news/Bitcoin_Update__AFP_Conference_Preview,_Regulation_and_ATMs.html

More eBay + Bitcoin
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/ebay_bitcoins/all

Bitcoins in Latin America
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/bitcoins-catching-on-in-latin-america/

Plus500 Bitcoin trading
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11082016.htm

RoboCoin (ATM equipment for Bitcoin)
http://www.neontommy.com/news/2013/09/bitcoins-cash

Avalon ASIC miner offering refunds!!!
http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/09/pioneering-bitcoin-hardware-company-to-offer-full-refunds-for-all-chip-orders/

Real possibilities
http://gigaom.com/2013/09/10/as-bitcoin-hype-settles-down-real-possibilities-start-to-emerge/

Bitcoin panel
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/10/disrupt-sf-13-bitcoin-panel/

Bitcoin replaces wall street.  Haha.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57602258-92/bitcoin-ultimately-can-replace-wall-street-investor-says/

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Wednesday 9/11/2013

Great bitcoin analysis letter.  Goto the link and click on the PDF.
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2248419

Bitcoin and NASDAQ follow same pattern
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/11/two-booms-two-busts-how-bitcoin-is-following-in-the-nasdaqs-footsteps/

Demystifying Bitcoin for Main Street
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/demystifying-bitcoin-for-main-street-ybitcoin-publication-launched-to-introduce-bitcoins-promise-2013-09-11

Bitcoin weekly
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/09/11/bitcoin-weekly-2013-september-11-avalon-refunds-asic-customers-bitcoin-could-replace-wall-street-says-investor-california-amends-mta/

Bitcoin’s Big Year Attracts Regulators in the US, Sparks IPOs in China
http://singularityhub.com/2013/09/11/bitcoins-big-year-attracts-regulators-in-the-us-sparks-ipos-in-china/

How Bitcoin and Tor fail to obscure your identity
http://www.dailydot.com/crime/bitcoin-tor-not-anonymous/

What’s a Bitcoin Really Worth?
http://allthingsd.com/20130911/whats-a-bitcoin-really-worth-coindesk-thinks-it-has-the-answer/

nternationally Recognized and Trusted E-currency Exchange Service 
Unichange.me Expands its Presence on the Market
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/internationally-recognized-and-trusted-e-currency-exchange-service-unichangeme-expands-its-presence-on-the-market-223251521.html

Catholic + Latin America Bitcoin.
http://www.catholic.org/printer_friendly.php?section=Cathcom&id=52359
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Thursday 9/12/2013

Bitcoin ATM (Good bit about FinCEN)
http://www.cutimes.com/2013/09/12/bitcoin-atm-now-on-market?ref=hp
http://business.time.com/2013/09/12/coming-soon-to-america-bitcoin-atms/

4 Petahashes of World's Most Advanced Swiss-made ASIC Bitcoin Mining 
Hardware Hits the Market
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11114003.htm

CoinTerra Introduces Two Low-Cost Bitcoin ASIC Mining Solutions
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cointerra-introduces-two-low-cost-bitcoin-asic-mining-solutions-2013-09-12

Government considers taxing Bitcoin profits
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000879015&fid=1725

TradersRoom Now Offers Attractive Bitcoin Trading and Higher ROI, 
According to ForexMinute
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11085018.htm

This is awesome news if it goes through.  More Politicians weighting on 
accepting Bitcoin donations
FEC weighs approval of bitcoin donations to political campaigns
http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/finance/321783-fec-weighs-approval-of-bitcoin-donations-to-political-campaigns-

How Bitcoin Is Blossoming in Germany
http://www.paymentssource.com/news/how-bitcoin-is-blossoming-in-germany-3015408-1.html

Epik files patent covering domain leasing and virtual currencies for 
domain names
http://domainnamewire.com/2013/09/12/epik-patent/

Two Guys Just Started A Site That's Like A Bitcoin-Only Amazon (AMZN)
http://www.timesunion.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Two-Guys-Just-Started-A-Site-That-s-Like-A-4808998.php

The Fight Against Money Laundering In The Digital Currency Age
http://www.bespacific.com/the-fight-against-money-laundering-in-the-digital-currency-age/

Small Business Must-Reads
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323392204579071103789933262..html

VeloCity Introduces 30 Startups for Fall 2013
http://www.techvibes.com/blog/velocity-introduces-30-startups-for-fall-2013-2013-09-12

Physical money costs Americans more than $200 billion each year, so why 
bother?
http://qz.com/123642/physical-money-costs-americans-more-than-200-billion-each-year-so-why-bother/
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Friday 9/13/2013

Facebook pulls the plug on Credits as transition to local currency 
payments is completed
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2013/09/13/facebook-pulls-the-plug-on-credits-as-transition-to-local-currency-payments-is-completed/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheNextWeb+%28The+Next+Web+All+Stories%29

Gun seller nabbed
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=245565

What Do the Latest NSA Leaks Mean for Bitcoin?
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-do-the-latest-nsa-leaks-mean-for-bitcoin

Isreal taxing bitcoin profits
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000879015

Internet tax ban introduced in House
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/322051-overnight-tech-house-internet-tax-ban-introduced

DDoS attacks on the rise (bitcoins used for payment)
http://www.cutimes.com/2013/09/13/threat-of-the-week-sept-11-quiet-but-ddos-on-the-r?ref=hp

Facebook pulls the plug on Credits as transition to local currency 
payments is completed
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2013/09/13/facebook-pulls-the-plug-on-credits-as-transition-to-local-currency-payments-is-completed/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheNextWeb+%28The+Next+Web+All+Stories%29
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