Media coverage of the Bitcoin project, as well as current and past events related to it.

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What explanations are there for the bubble of 2013 and subsequent Bitcoin price in 2014?

I'm having a look at the price history of Bitcoin/USD, and there's a significant spike around the end of 2013 (to USD 1137), followed by a very volatile year in 2014 that ended with Bitcoin around USD ...
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When did the ASIC mining era begin?

I am trying to figure out when the ASIC mining era began. A Bitcoin magazine article from January 23rd 2013 announces the imminent arrival of the first batch of Avalon miners in early February. Is ...
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Why did Bitcoin lose value so fast in early January 2015?

What on earth is driving the price of Bitcoin and other alternative currencies down lately? It's one thing for it to go down a bit but losing practically 80% of its value in less than a year? I feel ...
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“Fidor to integrate Ripple protocol”, what does that mean?

On Monday Ripple Labs announced that Fidor Bank AG will be integrating the Ripple protocol later this year. Has somebody found concrete statements what this will entail? Will Fidor Bank AG only ...
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Is the news story about the missing hard drive containing £4 million GBP of Bitcoins technically feasable?

I'll admit to being a complete newbie to Bitcoins. The whole thing has up until now passed me by, until my interest was peaked by this news story about a gentleman in the UK who supposedly threw away ...
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Are there Bitcoin users in Asia especially Southeast Asia ? I'm from Malaysia [closed]

Are there many users of Bitcoins in Asian countries ? I am from Malaysia. If there are, I would like to give it a try too.
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I am curious about that where will the transaction fees go to finally? [duplicate]

Version 0.8.1's lowest fee is 0.0005. Now the version 0.8.3's lowest fee is 0.0001. 1 million transaction would cost nearly 100 BTC. They can't just disappear. Where are they?
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Effect of media coverage on the exchange rate?

When mainstream media or some high-profile blogs etc. report about Bitcoin, does it have a direct effect on the exchange rate? Are there any examples in the past? Let’s say an author is about to ...
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In the simplest way possible, describe how the 21 Million limitation is enforced to a non techie

In this Bloomberg video: Gold for Nerds , they ask How is the limitation of 21 million Bitcoins enforced? Though I am very familiar with the technical reasons why and how it's done I haven't ...
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What should I do about the March 12th 2013 blockchain fork?

Reddit/r/bitcoin is flooding with news that the Bitcoin blockchain has forked, in that versions 0.7 and 0.8 are accepting different blockchains. What does this mean for the users?
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Who are the key developers, and where can I follow their progress and decision making?

I want to follow the most up to date developments of Bitcoin, (such as M of N transaction confirmation). Who are the primary developers of Bitcoin and what is the most efficient way to track the ...
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When did Litecoin become “GPU-friendly”?

I've heard recently here that Litecoin became more GPU-friendly. When did this happen, and what were the changes to the protocol to accommodate that change. Also, is there any reason for the change ...
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What's the story behind the Mitt Romney's tax return information blackmail

On the 6th of September, 2012 CNN reported that a hacker group got a hold of Mitt Romney's tax return information and demanded a ransom of 1 million dollars equivalent in bitcoins to be paid for not ...
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What is the Bitcoin Foundation?

The Bitcoin Foundation launched recently. What is it all about and what are its goals?
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The context of FBI involvement with Bitcoin

A number of articles appeared recently linking to a leaked document about Bitcoin written by the FBI. Bitcoin Virtual Currency: Unique Features Present Distinct Challenges for Deterring Illicit ...
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How do lawyers view Bitcoin?

Have there been any articles or presentations about Bitcoins in any influential or respected law-related websites or perhaps interviews with notable lawyers or the like?
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How do economists view Bitcoin?

Have there been any articles or presentations about Bitcoins in any influential or respected economic websites or perhaps interviews with notable economists?
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What article started the Bitcoin bubble?

As I heard the Bitcoin bubble started around April 2011 due to an article on Bitcoin in some news website. What article started the Bitcoin bubble?
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What are the most respectable Bitcoin news websites?

Which blogs or websites are the most respected in the community to bring everyone up-to-date with the Bitcoin-related news? I'm not talking about the forums, as the sheer volume of messages are ...
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Is there a list of news articles related to bitcoin?

What articles if any have been in the mainstream media about bitcoin?