Taxman Cometh

Experts say paying taxes on virtual currencies is only a matter of time So despite all the negative news about Bitcoin and virtual currency, your organization has decided to accept them. This raises a new question...

Beginning of the End

Merchants are starting to accept Bitcoin—overcoming challenges and earning new customers in the process In 2013, Bitcoin was primarily known for its use in nefarious activities, such as money laundering, drug dealing and hiring...

Bitcoin gains legitimacy with US government, companies

Bitcoin gains legitimacy with US government, companies

Bitcoin, a virtual currency, was recognized by the US Department of Justice as a “legal means of exchange” last week, and the number of companies accepting it in payment continues to grow. The most...

Virtual Reality

New virtual currencies a risky bet for corporations Virtual currencies have been in the news lately, with Bitcoin in particular gaining attention from an influx of new users and acceptance at thousands of retailers. But should all...

Bitcoin revisited: beware the bubble

Bitcoin revisited: beware the bubble

I’ve written about Bitcoin before, warning that I was worried about volatility and botnets. Bitcoin has been on my mind again, lately, due to a big bubble spurred in part by the Cyprus financial crisis, worries that Linden...

Bitcoin: Seven reasons to be wary

Bitcoin: Seven reasons to be wary

Of all the virtual currencies out there, BitCoin is the most interesting from a technical perspective – and the least interesting from the business point of view. BitCoin is a peer-to-peer virtual currency that...

Bitcoin: Seven reasons to be wary

Bitcoin: Seven reasons to be wary

Of all the virtual currencies out there, BitCoin is the most interesting from a technical perspective – and the least interesting from the business point of view. BitCoin is a peer-to-peer virtual currency that...