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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: All Aboard the Model Train Edition

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and guest gabber David Haglund discuss Wes Anderson's latest confection, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," the latest incarnation of the science TV series Cosmos and the strange tales of Bitcoin with financial...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reflecting on Robert Gates; Net Neutrality; Safer Streets; Bitcoin Rush

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was on the show yesterday, and talked about Hillary Clinton, the war in Iraq, the NSA and criticizing a sitting president. New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger analyzes Gates’ sometimes surprising opinions. Then: the significance of this week’s net neutrality decision. Plus: reducing the number of pedestrian traffic deaths; the problems with the Spanish-language version of the Obamacare website, and the rush to mine bitcoins.  

New Tech City

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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The Takeaway

Congress Investigates The Digital Currency Bitcoin

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This month, it seems, Bitcoin hit the big time. A federal judge declared that Bitcoins are in fact a recognized form of currency, and Bloomberg Terminal actually created a Bitcoin ticker. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is beginning an investigation into the digital currency and how it can be regulated. Jeffrey Robinson, author of "The Laundrymen" joins us to discuss the future of regulating a currency based on anonymous exchanges of money.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: All About Bitcoin

Thursday, June 30, 2011

You can't hold it in your hand. There's no ATM for withdrawals. And it's soaring in value. We'll talk about bitcoin, the new online currency.

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The Takeaway

What are Bitcoins? And Are They a Threat to the Monetary System?

Monday, May 23, 2011

A new peer-to-peer payment system called bitcoins allow people to use currency online without being taxed, tracked, or subject to the regulation of governments or banks. Internet entrepreneur and host of the "This Week in Startups" podcast Jason Calacanis says they are "the most dangerous open-source project ever created," and that they threaten to "change the world unless governments ban them with harsh penalties."

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