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Bitfloor shuts down!


Bitfloor is an online Bitcoin trading platform where buyers and sellers meet to trade Bitcoins for other currencies.

Bitcoin Binaries – yes it is possible!


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IG Group is the first binary option provider to take bitcoin binaries bets! Prices for the digital currency Bitcoin are experiencing volatility, sparking global interest. We are pleased to now offer binary bets on the exciting Bitcoin market, expiring on 31 May.

Here is their press release:

The New York Times: The Antisocial Network


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Bitcoin’s wild ride may not have been the biggest business story of the past few weeks, but it was surely the most entertaining. Over the course of less than two weeks the price of the “digital currency” more than tripled. Then it fell more than 50 percent in a few hours. Suddenly, it felt as if we were back in the dot-com era.
By Paul Krugman

Bloomberg: Has the Bitcoin Bubble Popped?


Convergex’s Nicholas Colas and Holland & Company’s Michael Holland discuss the Bitcoin Bubble on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The Economist: Bitcoins a new specie


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SMALL tribes have often used unique forms of money. Until recently, west Africa’s Ashanti had perhaps the oddest. Eschewing the convenience of metal discs, stones or shells, they used metal painstakingly moulded into the shape of small chairs, representing the tribal chief’s throne. But the latest cult currency—Bitcoin—is stranger still. Invented in 2009, this computerised money exists only as strings of digital code.