Election Commission Votes to Allow Bitcoin Donations – New York Times

Election Commission Votes to Allow Bitcoin DonationsNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted to allow political committees to accept Bitcoin donations and outlined the ways that the virtual currency can be used by federally regulated campaigns. Responding to a request from a …

Bitcoin’s Growing Versatility Creates New Opportunities

The cryptocurrency industry is not only becoming popular for spenders, but also for those seeking an education. Gigaom reports that university students are now being given the opportunity to receive bitcoin upon enrollment, and some institutions are even accepting the alternative currency as payment for tuition. This fall, more than 4k students enrolled at one […]

Crypto-anarchists Versus Government, Who Will Win The War to Regulate Bitcoin?

Earlier this year Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s financial services superintendent, said he intended to initiate the biggest move towards regulating bitcoin. Lawsky told CNN Money that he planned do this by administering “BitLicenses” to companies dealing with bitcoins, allegedly to protect the public from fraud. Without explaining how exactly, Lawsky said he’d impose regulation on […]

Coin Congress Digital Currency Conference to be Held in Singapore

SINGAPORE – MAY 7, 2014 – Later this month, Coin Congress will hold its first event in Singapore. The two-day Coin Congress Digital Currency Conference will take place on May 21-22 at the Shangri-La Hotel and will bring together digital currency professionals from around the world. Coin Congress is focused on more than just Bitcoin, […]

US Federal Election Commission Permits Bitcoin Political Contributions as Advised by Bitcoin Foundation

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) has sided with the Bitcoin Foundation to permit political campaigns to accept bitcoins as contributions.  We applaud this first groundbreaking step toward Bitcoin adoption.  Under the decision, the campaign finance laws that apply to other kinds of contributions also apply to Bitcoin. Thus, Bitcoin contributions cannot […]

PACs Can Take Bitcoin, Regulator Says – TIME

PACs Can Take Bitcoin, Regulator SaysTIMEPolitical candidates and committees can accept contributions in the form of bitcoin, a regulator said Thursday, the first time the digital currency has been formally blessed for political spending. The Federal E…

Blockchain Award Finalists – Including yours truly :)

What’s up, Idiots?      Just found out that I’m a finalist for “most insightful journalist” as part of the Blockchain Awards!  Mind is blown.  Thanks to all of you Idiots who nominated me in spite of my crappy little tumblr blog and poorly formatted Mailchimp template.  And thank you to everyone who has provided […]

​US Defense Dept. analyzing Bitcoin as potential terrorism threat – RT

RT​US Defense Dept. analyzing Bitcoin as potential terrorism threatRTIn an unclassified memo first published by Bitcoin Magazine, the CTTSO called for various solicitations for agency projects, including one for “innovative…solutions to develop and/or enhance new concepts and constructs for understanding the role of …US classifies Bitcoin as terrorist threatThe Voice of RussiaPentagon Division to Investigate […]