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This Mom Loves Bitcoins, If Only She Could Find Hers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This lively suburban mom shocked her kids by revealing she had enough bitcoins to buy a Ferrari. Then disappointed them with the news she couldn't remember where, or how, she got the new, confusing, virtual currency or how to access her stash. So New Tech City jumped in to help. 

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New Tech City

Price Check! Buying and Selling Bitcoins at Whole Foods

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Every Monday night, a Manhattan Whole Foods fills with a unique breed of "buy-local" enthusiasts. They're not there for the Brooklyn-made pickles or the Westchester apples. They come because they want to buy and sell bitcoins.

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New Tech City

Dude, Where's My Bitcoin? Tales of Real People Dealing With a Virtual Currency

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bitcoins. Bitcoins. Bitcoins. These days, you can’t swing a digital cat without reading a story about the digital currency that’s got tech and financial reporters all in a froth. We've got two stories that will make everyone else care.

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On The Media

Authorities Arrest More Internet Drug Dealers, Still Can't Open Internet Wallet

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The past week has seen the first of what will likely be many arrests of Silk Road drug dealers. The FBI announced the arrest of Steven Sadler, who they say was a top Silk Road dealer. And British police arrested four Silk Road users today, with more to come. 

So what happens now? A lot.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Digital Currency

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Liberty Reserve money laundering scandal has drawn more attention to digital currencies like Bitcoin. New York Times technology reporter Nicole Perlroth explains why.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Mason Dixon Needs Some Fixin' Edition

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Slate writers Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas speak with Slate's Aisha Harris about the song "Accidental Racist," discuss Bitcoin with Slate tech writer Farhad Manjoo and then examine the new HBO series "Vice."

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On The Media

The Bitcoin Bubble

Friday, April 05, 2013

Bitcoin is an online currency backed by no government, central authority or bank. Invented in 2009 as a response to the global financial crisis it's now worth over a billion dollars. Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon talks to Bob about Bitcoin's impact on the real world and how every conversation about Bitcoin is making it a little bit stronger.

 

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On The Media

The Future Of Egyptian Media, the Bitcoin Bubble, and More

Friday, April 05, 2013

After the arrest (and release) of Bassem Youssef, OTM looks back on a trip on a 2011 trip to Egypt and forward to the future of independent Egyptian media. Also: the song remains the same in North Korea coverage and innovative TV ads from Old Milwaukee.