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Can Something in Soy Sauce Help Treat HIV?

There’s a molecule in the condiment likely hiding in your refrigerator that may stop HIV from spreading in the body; the French government is getting help from Chinese cops to protect tourists visiting from East Asia; meanwhile, donors can now give money to political campaigns using Bitcoin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Welcome to the Future of Construction: 3-D Printing

A company printed 10 small buildings in Shanghai in just one day; Ron Paul explains his thoughts on Bitcoin; meanwhile, the Supreme Court is pondering whether cops require warrants to look through cellphones. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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‘Lysistrata’ in Crimea? Sex as a Form of Protest

Ukrainian women are boycotting Russian men in the most basic sense; the IRS has deemed bitcoin property, not currency; meanwhile, some college students are not finishing their degrees on purpose. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Newsweek’s Bitcoin Hypocrisy

In exposing the identity of a man persuasively argued to have invented the virtual currency, Newsweek’s deciders also reported that he likely has $400 million stashed away somewhere. Then they told everyone how to find him.

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Unveiling Bitcoin’s Creator, Satoshi Nakamoto

Newsweek journalist Leah McGrath Goodman claims to have revealed the face, name, location and other key details about the founder and original coder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

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‘Gobbledygook’ Papers Flood Academia to Prove a Point

Three MIT students set out to expose how much crud gets accepted to scientific conferences; Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was swayed by so-called science to sign an anti-gay bill; meanwhile, Bitcoin may have some value beyond that of an online currency. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Who Is the Average Bitcoin User?

Bitcoin users are overwhelmingly white, male and distrustful of the very idea of government.

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U.S. Prosecutors Obtain Millions in Bitcoin

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have to figure out what to do with $27 million worth of Bitcoin confiscated after the closure of an anonymous black market site authorities say was used to exchange drugs and computer hacking services. And the value of the haul could grow.

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Bitcoin and the Dangerous Fantasy of ‘Apolitical’ Money

The crash of 2008 infused our societies with enormous skepticism of government and central bank authority. Naturally, many dream of a currency that politicians and bankers cannot manipulate. Bitcoin has emerged as the great white hope of something of the sort. Alas, that hope is false.

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The Impracticality of Bitcoin

The presently unregulated digital currency has libertarians and currency speculators in a tizzy over the possibility of making a lot of money in a short time. Greek political economist Yanis Varoufakis tells RT whether there is any reason to believe Bitcoin, currently valued at $900, is practical for use by ordinary people and sustainable as a means of exchange overall.

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Berlin Embraces Bitcoin

Germany is the first country to make an official decision about the status of the online currency. The nation’s Finance Ministry acknowledged Bitcoin as “private money” and a “currency unit,” which means it can be taxed when used commercially, but not so for personal purposes.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Prosecutors Use Patriot Act to Shut Down Virtual Currency Operator

Liberty Reserve, which, until Tuesday, operated a virtual currency that could be exchanged for cash, stands accused by the United States of laundering $6 billion in criminal funds.

Posted on May 28, 2013 READ MORE



Write a Blog, Risk Going to Jail

Daniel McGowan, an Earth Liberation Front activist, was imprisoned last week for writing a HuffPo post; Fox News claims that Rutgers University firing its abusive basketball coach is evidence of cultural decline; and no, Bitcoin is apparently not the future of currency. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 READ MORE


Have You Heard of Bitcoin?

It’s a virtual currency that travels beyond the reach of banks and centralized regulatory institutions and allows you to transfer money to anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere at any time.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 READ MORE



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A New Kind of Money

For the past two years, a new kind of digital currency has been gaining in popularity. Bitcoin is used to make supposedly anonymous direct transactions between buyers and sellers of goods and services online all over the world, without the oversight of ... (more)

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