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Re: Official weekly virtual currency news thread

From: <eanders@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:37:09 -0400
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
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> Please dont post followups about individual news articles to this
> thread.  Please spawn a new thread for such topics.

Saturday 9/21/2013 - Friday 9/27/2013

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Saturday-Monday 9/21-23/2013

Robot Love, Life-Saving Bitcoins, and More: Must-Reads From the WIRED 
World This Week
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/09/wireddozen921/all

For Virtual Prospectors, Life in the Bitcoin Mines Gets Real
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324665604579079721277783300..html?mod=trending_now_4

TheSunnyMag: Bitcoin’s Ghosts; The Unhappy Yuppies; Sex & Politics At 
Google & More
http://www.nextbigwhat.com/thesunnymag-bitcoins-ghosts-the-unhappy-yuppies-sex-politics-at-google-more-297/

Fractional-Reserve Bitcoin Banks?
http://bastiat.mises.org/2013/09/fractional-reserve-bitcoin-banks/

Black Arrow announces 28nm 64Ghash Bitcoin ASIC as low as $1.99/Ghash
http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/196235/black-arrow-launches-bitcoin-asic

BitWall Allows Publishers To Make Money Through Bitcoin Micropayments
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/21/bitwall-launch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

PIERCE: The Gun Control Debate Is Irrelevant  (Waste of time.  Small 
mention of Bitcoin)
http://cornellsun.com/blog/2013/09/22/pierce-the-gun-control-debate-is-irrelevant/

Ven, a Digital Currency from 2007, Opens Up
http://www.paymentssource.com/news/ven-a-digital-currency-from-2007-opens-up-3015498-1.html

Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Merkel celebrates, manufacturing 
surges, Nairobi seige, iPhone fingerprint hack
http://qz.com/127168/quartz-daily-brief-merkel-celebrates-manufacturing-surges-nairobi-seige-iphone-fingerprint-hack/

Java exploits seen as huge menace so far this year
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/092313-f-secure-java-273956.html

Market Poll: Best way to regulate bitcoin   (Create a trial account.  
Read the article.  Its good)
http://www.iflr.com/Article/3257865/IFLR-magazine/Market-poll-the-best-way-to-regulate-Bitcoin.html

Buyers Using Silk Road Online Marketplace to Purchase Heroin and Other 
Drugs
http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/buyers-using-silk-road-online-marketplace-to-purchase-heroin-and-other-drugs

What's not in your wallet?
http://www.canoe.ca/Canoe/Money/News/2013/09/23/21144686.html?cid=rssmoney

The biggest Bitcoin win in gambling history
http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/news/the-biggest-bitcoin-win-in-gambling-history/story-fniho3wq-1226725824027

Honolulu-based Tealet using Bitcoin to expand international business
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2013/09/23/honolulu-based-tealet-using-bitcoin-to.html

Guest Post: Bitcoin: As Good As Gold?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-23/guest-post-bitcoin-good-gold
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Tuesday 9/24/2013

Group claims to have hacked iPhone 5S
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/23/tech/mobile/iphone-5s-hack/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

U.K. Deal With Argos Shows eBay Vision of Retail
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/09/24/u-k-deal-with-argos-shows-ebay-vision-of-retail/

'Watering holes' join Java as a major threat to corporate security, says 
F-Secure
http://www.zdnet.com/watering-holes-join-java-as-a-major-threat-to-corporate-security-says-f-secure-7000021047/

Chris Larsen: Money Without Borders
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/chris-larsen-money-without-borders

Dark Wallet: A Radical Way to Bitcoin
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/09/dark-wallet-bitcoin.html
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Wednesday 9/25/2013

‘Get rich quick’ scams hit Bitcoin
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/25/4767768/get-rich-quick-bitcoin-scams-bitcoin-robot

25 Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/data-broker-giants-hacked-by-id-theft-service/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57604633-83/hackers-crack-major-data-firms-sell-info-to-id-thieves-says-report/

The DOJ Ratchets Up Its Crackdown On Swiss Bank Accounts
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-doj-ratchets-up-its-crackdown-on-swi-02500/

Targets of Opportunity Still Hackers’ Best Friends, With Some New 
Twists, Mid-Year 2013 ENISA Report Shows
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013-Cyber-Threats/Mid-Year-Report/prweb11156132.htm

Infiniti Poker Hosting Bitcoin Bonanza Beta Test
http://www.pokernews.com/news/2013/09/infiniti-poker-hosting-bitcoin-bonanza-beta-test-16375.htm

Spectrum: Servers as Electric Furnaces
http://www.govtech.com/products/Spectrum-Servers-as-Electric-Furnaces.html

Looking to the past to combat cyberthreats
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/324603-looking-to-the-past-to-combat-cyberthreats

Riding the digital wave
http://www.insideretail.com.au/2013/09/02/riding-digital-wave/

Bitcoin 101: What you need to know about Crypto Currencies
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2013/09/25/3855973.htm

Banking on Bitcoin Craze
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000201609

Various Information Tidbits
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-26/frontrunning-september-26
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Thursday 9/26/2013

BITCOIN INVESTING GOES MAINSTRAM – SHOULD YOU BUY BITCOINS?
http://slant.investorplace.com/2013/09/bitcoin-bit-coin-investing/

Put Another $11 Billion on JPMorgan Chase’s Tab; Hassle-Free Bitcoin 
Trading?
http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/put-another-11-billion-on-jpmorgan-chases-tab-hassle-free-bitcoin-trading-1062419-1.html

There Are Bad Bitcoin Investments And Then There Are Ones That Just 
Don't Make Sense In The First Place
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/09/26/there-are-bad-bitcoin-investments-and-then-there-are-ones-that-just-dont-make-sense-in-the-first-place/

Here’s why our system for authenticating consumers is busted (Good 
article about ID theft)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/09/26/how-security-breaches-at-data-aggregators-make-more-fraud-possible/

Mother of All Data Breaches Shows Need for Layered Security   (Good for 
those of you not using layers of security like Yubikey)
http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12200BVX9Z3E

Hacker Aggregator Network Provides Personal Data On Any U.S. Resident
http://www.mitechnews.com/articles.asp?id=16153&sec=24

MarketersMedia Digest: Instamour + Bitcoit Trading Bot + "Change Agents" 
+ Party Inflatables
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/13/09/tr3947286/marketersmedia-digest-instamour-bitcoit-trading-bot-change-agents-part
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Friday 9/27/2013

Cashless trend is redefining money, and a central bank's role as printer
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1319243/cashless-trend-redefining-money-and-central-banks-role

Africa: Bitcoin Goes Mainstream-Ish - Internet Currency Comes of Age
http://allafrica.com/stories/201309271154.html

 From Anonymous to Bitcoin, The Good Wife Is the Most Tech-Savvy Show on 
TV
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/09/screen-smarts/all

How One State Representative Raised $1,600 for His Campaign — in 
Bitcoins
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/09/27/how-one-state-representative-raised-1600-for-his-campaign-in-bitcoins/

Germany’s government and media are bolstering bitcoin popularity
http://www.coindesk.com/germanys-government-media-bolstering-bitcoin-popularity/
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