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Bitcoin heist suspect reportedly walked out of low-security prison, onto flight
Ars Technica • Cyrus Farivar
IBM: blockchain gang
Financial Times
Yahoo Japan Announces Purchase of Stake in Cryptocurrency Exchange
Latin American Herald Tribune
A Bullish Sign Returns For Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, And Other Cryptocurrencies
Forbes • Contributor, Panos Mourdoukoutas
Bitcoin: 'The Dead Cat Bounce' - PJ Radcliffe
RIA Novosti
Tesla and Skype Investor Tim Draper Predicts Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 in 4 Years
Fortune Magazine • Lucinda Shen
Bitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining Operation
CoinDesk • Annaliese Milano
Ohio Senator says more needs to be done for bitcoin regulation
CNBC
BitGo Co-Founder Ben Davenport Is Stepping Down
CoinDesk • Nikhilesh De
6 Surprising Ways Consumers Are Using Cryptocurrencies
U.S. News • Geoff Williams
 
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Bitcoin heist suspect reportedly walked out of low-security prison, onto flight
Ars TechnicaCyrus Farivar
One of the arrested suspects believed to be involved in Iceland’s "Big Bitcoin Heist" has reportedly fled the country for Sweden. According to the Associated Press, Sindri Thor Stefansson likely left a "low-security prison" in the southern region of the country on...
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IBM: blockchain gang
Financial Times
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Bitcoin, Finance
Yahoo Japan Announces Purchase of Stake in Cryptocurrency Exchange
Latin American Herald Tribune
TOKYO – The Japanese branch of Yahoo announced on Friday it would buy a 40 percent stake in local cryptocurrency exchange Bitarg, with the restructured business expected to start operations in the autumn of 2018, according to a Yahoo statement. The internet...
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A Bullish Sign Returns For Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, And Other Cryptocurrencies
ForbesContributor, Panos Mourdoukoutas
Major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and EOS have been on fire lately
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Bitcoin: 'The Dead Cat Bounce' - PJ Radcliffe
RIA Novosti
Bitcoin is going up - yes, the world’s most volatile currency is rising again. Experts are predicting twenty-five thousand dollars for bitcoin by the end of 2018, but how do we know it’s not going to plummet once more? Sputnik spoke with...
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Tesla and Skype Investor Tim Draper Predicts Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 in 4 Years
Fortune MagazineLucinda Shen
Ramin Talaie Corbis via Getty Images How high can Bitcoin rise? Well, according to venture capitalist and Bitcoin bull Tim Draper, get reading for the cryptocurrency to reach $250,000 in four years. “Serious winds (of change) at our block (chain) party last...
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Bitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining Operation
CoinDeskAnnaliese Milano
China's crypto mining giant, Bitmain, is one step closer to establishing mining facilities in Washington state. The Port of Walla Walla - Walla Walla county's economic development agency - unanimously approved a land lease and purchase option that would allow Bitmain to...
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Bitcoin, Politics & Policy
Ohio Senator says more needs to be done for bitcoin regulation
CNBC
CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on how bitcoin is fueling American's opioid crisis and how one Senator is fighting for more regulation for cryptocurrency.
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BitGo Co-Founder Ben Davenport Is Stepping Down
CoinDeskNikhilesh De
Ben Davenport, a co-founder of blockchain security startup BitGo, is stepping down as chief technology officer. Starting next week, he will work part time as an advisor, he said in a statement Friday. He said he intends to spend some time with...
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6 Surprising Ways Consumers Are Using Cryptocurrencies
U.S. NewsGeoff Williams
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies aren't only used for investing transactions.
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