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Mar 25, 2014 — This means any profits made on the currency will be taxed at the lower, capital-gains rate. The rule, however, also means investors have to keep extensive records.
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Mar 11, 2014 — Mt. Gox had been the most active bitcoin exchange before it announced the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency last month.
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Feb 28, 2014 — The bitcoin exchange says it was hacked. Investors likely have little chance of getting their money — real or virtual — back.
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Feb 26, 2014 — If the idea of a crypto-currency confuses you to the point of avoiding the topic altogether, you're missing out on some good stuff worthy of a Dan Brown novel.
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Feb 18, 2014 — From Subway to food trucks, diners have a growing number of options for satisfying their hunger with bitcoins. For food vendors, the virtual currency offers substantial financial benefits — and risks.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Ross William Ulbricht, who allegedly ran the shadowy online marketplace before his arrest in October, is set to stand trial in November.
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Jan 30, 2014 — Bitcoin has been tied to the dark side of the Internet, where it's been linked to drug trafficking. But New York's financial regulators say they want to foster innovation and are looking to legitimize the virtual currency by licensing it.
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Jan 27, 2014 — The charge: That he conspired to sell more than $1 million in bitcoins to individuals who used the virtual money to buy drugs on the Silk Road website.
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Jan 15, 2014 — It isn't just Bitcoin. You can now choose from more than 70 virtual currencies, and people are using them partly because it could be a free way of transferring money online. Given more time and widespread use, that could change the playing field for companies like Western Union and banks.
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Dec 18, 2013 — Chinese authorities' are cracking down on use of the virtual currency. So the value of a bitcoin has plunged. Many experts expect further declines.
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