torrentfreak Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group BREIN says it will pursue a similar strategy to its counterparts in the United States and UK by pressuring payment processors like PayPal to stop doing business with file-sharing sites. But BREIN says the processors must go further. Either they can voluntarily hand over the names of the admins behind the site accounts, or they will go to court and sue them into submission. No matter if there are pop-up and pop-under adverts on every page, or a single discreet button where someone can pledge a five dollar donation, thousands of file-sharing related sites need a mechanism by which to convert money into spendable funds. For many the payment processor – PayPal and other similar services – provide their financial lifeline.
Bitcoin: The Encryption Standard Presented by Dollar Vigilante and Bitcoin ATM. Thanks to Gold.net for financial data. What currency is feared by the European Central Bank as a threat to fiat monetary institutions? What currency is cash like but digitally transmittable allowing for ultimate anonymity and global mobility? What digital currency is up over 2,200% over the last year? The answer? Antoine Walker To Start Athlete Financial Advice Firm The story Antoine Walker is as much of a cautionary tale you’ll find among professional athletes. As the 6th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft and a three time all star, he was once considered one of the best players in the NBA. In 2006 he even won an NBA championship with the Heat. Sadly, his NBA accomplishments are often overshadowed by the fact that he blew upwards of 110 million dollars that he earned throughout his 10 year career.
China’s central bank says it doesn’t recognize Bitcoin as a legal currency and warns of risks - The Next Web - Nightly 5 December '13, 10:45am Follow Crypto-currency Bitcoin has been making headlines in China recently, especially in the aftermath of BTC China overtaking Japan-based Mt. Cybercriminals Have Their Eyes Set on Bitcoin It seems like Bitcoin is gaining popularity not only in the computing industry but in the threat landscape as well. We recently reported a couple of attacks involving malware that installs a Bitcoin mining application into systems. Apart from turning systems into unwilling “miners,” such malware also disrupt usage since the mining process takes up a great deal of system resources.
The Money-ness of Bitcoins - Nikolay Gertchev Bitcoins have been much in the news lately. Against the background of renewed concerns about the integrity of the euro zone and the imposition of capital controls in Cyprus, the price of a bitcoin has tripled over the last month and reached more than $141 for 1 BTC. Are we witnessing the spontaneous emergence of an alternative virtual medium of exchange, as some would put it?
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Bitcoin falls $300 after Chinese crackdown — RT Business - Nightly Published time: December 07, 2013 16:33 Reuters / Jim Urquhart The value of bitcoin has dropped by $300 and continues to fall following a clampdown on the controversial crypto-currency by the Chinese government. Metasearch engine A metasearch engine is a search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. Metasearch engines enable users to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously. Metasearch engines operate on the premise that the Web is too large for any one search engine to index it all and that more comprehensive search results can be obtained by combining the results from several search engines.
Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble A few months ago, while visiting a hacker friend’s magnificent new San Francisco loft, he gestured to a little alcove stuffed with server racks and said: “And over there are the Bitcoin mines.” I smiled and nodded, thinking, Oh, right, Bitcoin. Is that still a thing? Andy, if you’re reading this, I apologize.