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Ed Snowden, Bitcoin, Uber, and same-sex couples all changed society by defying conventional wisdom.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Dec 31, 2013
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The currency was valued at around $200 at the start of the month.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 27, 2013
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Be careful who you trust with your bitcoins.

  • Andrea Peterson
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  • Nov 26, 2013
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This week's Senate hearings were Bitcoin lovefests. That wasn't a coincidence.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 22, 2013
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What's Bitcoin, and why is everyone talking about it? We explain the cryptocurrency, starting at the beginning

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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The digital currency has been soaring lately. That shows why it's not yet ready for prime time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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Is today's Bitcoin price of more than $300 a bubble? This FAQ considers the arguments on both sides

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 8, 2013
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If April's peak of $266 was a bubble, then why are Bitcoins now worth $250?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 5, 2013
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Bitcoins and cash have more in common than you might realize.

  • Andrea Peterson
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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Federal prosecutors say they have captured "Dread Pirate Roberts," the founder of the secretive site Silk Road.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 2, 2013
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Bitcoin Foundation representatives faced a skeptical — if open-minded — audience.

  • Brian Fung
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  • Aug 27, 2013
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A new investment vehicle could soon make Bitcoin investing easy. But it's far from risk-free.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 2, 2013
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The Bitcoin drug market Silk Road has been so successful that it's attracting imitators.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 28, 2013
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Why Bitcoin proponents may have trouble reaching accord with regulators wary of the virtual currency.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 17, 2013
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Over the last month, several Bitcoin-related businesses have faced lawsuits from rivals and raids from federal authorities. So why has the price of Bitcoins been rising steadily?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 31, 2013
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The federal government has shut down the online payment network Liberty Reserve for allegedly violating US money laundering laws. Could Bitcoin-based businesses be next?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 28, 2013
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The federal government has frozen funds belonging to the world's largest Bitcoin exchange. Is this the start of a political battle between the feds and the Bitcoin community?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 15, 2013
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The money illusion is very, very real.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 12, 2013
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Bitcoin's wild price swings aren't scaring everyone. The Winklevoss twins, for instance, now own 1% of the coin market.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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