Skype trojan turns your computer into a Bitcoin miner – SlashGear

WiredSkype trojan turns your computer into a Bitcoin minerSlashGearThere is a Skype trojan going around that is turning PCs into Bitcoin miners. So far, victims are mostly located in countries like Italy, Russia, Poland, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, and a few others. Bitcoin Mining is a another way for users to acquire …Trojan Turns Your […]

The Mt.Gox Verification Queue: 14,180 Users!

I just received a report from a friend that the Mt.Gox verification queue, as of eight minutes ago, is now 14,180 users long. Fourteen thousand, one hundred and eighty users! That’s a lot of money about to flow into Bitcoin. Six days ago the queue was reported to be over 8300, with approximately 1000 accounts […]

TorBroker – The Silk Road of Stock Brokers

A daring new service, “TorBroker,” was quietly announced in the gambling (how ironic) sub-forum of bitcointalk.org last week. TorBroker does for securities trading what Silk Road did for the drug trade, allowing users to buy and sell any of nearly 1000 stocks and ETFs anonymously and under the cover of the Tor network. Users fund […]

Paying your bar tab with Bitcoins? – MarketWatch

MarketWatchPaying your bar tab with Bitcoins?MarketWatchWith the bank bailout in Cyprus rattling European stock markets, there’s been renewed interest in the country-less virtual currency Bitcoin, which soared in value in recent weeks. But lost in all the talk of a Bitcoin bubble is whether the digital …Bitcoin: The Internet’s secret currency makes its first public […]

Bitcoin: the new gold or a giant bubble? – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukBitcoin: the new gold or a giant bubble?Telegraph.co.ukAre we witnessing the first cyber-bubble? A new online-only “currency” called Bitcoin has seen its value soar recently – but many people have probably never heard of it. Here we explain what it is and whether wise investors should give it a wide berth.

Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market – TechCrunch

TechCrunchWhy VCs Love The Bitcoin MarketTechCrunchIt is free to get your own Bitcoin wallet, a piece of software on your computer that you can use to send or receive Bitcoins. However, this entails storing your Bitcoin private key on your computer, wh…

Bitcoin: The Internet’s secret currency makes its first public appearances – NBCNews.com (blog)

MarketWatchBitcoin: The Internet’s secret currency makes its first public appearancesNBCNews.com (blog)Casascius, a bitcoin enthusiast based in Utah, created these “physical bitcoins” as a proof of concept. Each has a unique code that can be used to retrieve a number of bitcoins online. Financial brinksmanship in the Eastern Mediterranean seems an …Soaring value of bitcoins raises […]

Trojan Turns Your PC Into Bitcoin Mining Slave – Wired

WiredTrojan Turns Your PC Into Bitcoin Mining SlaveWiredThe Bitcoin digital currency system rewards miners (in Bitcoins, natch) for their number-crunching work, which is essential to keeping the anonymous Bitcoin currency system working. With the Trojan, hackers are forcing others’ machines to earn them …New trojan hijacks your PC for Bitcoin miningCNET AustraliaBitcoin mining malware hits […]

Ecologists should embrace Bitcoin – RT

RTEcologists should embrace BitcoinRTSo let me do their work for them, as I have done many times in the past; in explaining why the organic, tree hugging, morally superior ‘Friends of the Earth’ should get past their self actualization for a minute and take a closer look at Bitcoin …

Bitcoin Really Is an Existential Threat to the Modern Liberal State – Bloomberg

Insider Media GroupBitcoin Really Is an Existential Threat to the Modern Liberal StateBloombergSo far, Bitcoin is not a big deal. Its total value in circulation was $1.4 billion as of this week. That’s equivalent to the currency stock of a small nation — somewhere between Iceland and Uruguay — and just one-thousandth of the total […]

Coinbase security problems highlight bitcoin-related startups’ growing pains – Washington Post (blog)

VentureBeatCoinbase security problems highlight bitcoin-related startups’ growing painsWashington Post (blog)Coinbase is now among the latest bitcoin-related entities to experience security complications. The service provides a virtual wallet option for purchasers and vendors interested in buying and transacting in bitcoins. Users had discovered that …Coinbase phishing attacks are the 3rd Bitcoin security problem this weekVentureBeatPhishing attacks […]