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How bitcoin is transitioning from nerdy quirk to big business

When businesspeople start taking the cryptocurrency seriously, it’s time to pay attention. Crikey intern Ania Dutka meets the people who are staking their future on a shadowy digital currency.

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Follow Friday: @nils_gilman, prognosticating the paradox of the future

Nils Gilman is a futurist, pessimist and just about the smartest person you could follow on Twitter. He takes on banks, the GFC, social inequality, and where we as a species are heading.

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Media briefs: Viner’s out … Ten’s last shot … bitcoin unmasked …

Kath Viner to US, leaves Guardian Oz to Emily Watson … Ten’s last roll of dice on programming? … Can you spot the dodgy journalism? …

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Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride: Aussie brokers see the positives

Bitcoin has endured a tumultuous week, sending jitters through digital economic markets. Rose Powell of StartUp Smart talks to the Australian brokers.

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Kim Coindashian? How bitcoin is going the way of the tulip

Defenders of digital currencies seem to believe bitcoin and its ilk will continue to gain value forever. You know who also thought along those lines? Dutch people in 1637.

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Bitcoin: your handy guide to digital pickpocketing

Bitcoin, like any other currency, can be stolen or laundered. But if the digital currency is not linked to any government with law enforcement powers, is theft really a crime?

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Bitcoin hits record high as it reaches beyond Silicon Valley

The price of virtual currency bitcoin is continuing to surge, as countries such as Georgia and Argentina take it up as an alternative to official currencies.

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Bitcoins don’t equal a free lunch

Crikey readers have their say.

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The press gallery

Crikey readers have their say.

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Currency for thought … bitcoins: a primer

Bitcoin is a unit of money that exists solely in the online world. Bitcoins are, in short, and by a significant margin, the most valuable currency on the planet, writes Luke Ryan, a freelance journalist.

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