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Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

In startling news Tuesday morning, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, ceased existing, leaving millions of dollars worth of bitcoins unaccounted for. The Tokyo-based exchange company has stated that a security leak that has been present since …

New $100 Bill, Counterfeit-Proof? New $100 Bill, Counterfeit-Proof?

Are you ready to get your hands on the new $100 bill? If so, you’re not alone. The $100 bill is the second most common bill only behind the $1 bill. So, it should come as no surprise that the …

Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism
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Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. …

Facebook Launches Local Currency Payments API, Sets Date For Facebook Credits Death Facebook Launches Local Currency Payments API, Sets Date For Facebook Credits Death

About a year ago, Facebook announced that it was launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments while getting rid of Facebook Credits. In March, the company previewed local currency payments for game developers. Today, Facebook announced that …

Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency

Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available. Customers can now start using the …

Canada’s New Space-Themed $5 Bill Unveiled…in Space Canada’s New Space-Themed $5 Bill Unveiled…in Space

Canada just unveiled their new polymer $5 bank note, and they had a little help from someone that’s out of this world. Literally. Well, not its orbit (apologies). Anyway, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space …

What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out
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Have you been hearing a lot about Bitcoin lately? Do you have absolutely no idea what the hell people are talking about? Are you in the least bit troubled by your lack of understanding? Here, watch this video. It’s an …

Still Wondering If You Should Use Bitcoin? Read This. Still Wondering If You Should Use Bitcoin? Read This.
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Bitcoin is getting a lot of attention in the news this week with the value of a single Bitcoin surpassing $100, and the currency’s total value topping $1 billion. Naturally, a lot of questions are being asked. Questions like: What …

Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day
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Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word …

Diablo 3 Taps PayPal for Virtual Goods Payments Diablo 3 Taps PayPal for Virtual Goods Payments
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PayPal and Blizzard have teamed up around Blizard’s new Diablo 3 and the Battle.net platform. “With the launch of Diablo 3’s public beta, gamers around the world will jump into Blizzard’s dungeon crawling masterpiece that, with its auction house system, promises …

Yahoo Finance Launches New Currency Center
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Yahoo Finance has launched a new Currencies Center focused on providing traders with a robust free investing resource.

Yahoo says the launch is in response to a growing demand for a popular topic on Yahoo Finance, as traffic to the site’s currency resources has doubled over the past year.

"Our increasingly globalized economy has led to an internationally-minded audience with more sophisticated investment needs," said Mark Interrante, general manager and vice president of Yahoo! Finance.

Google International Sites Hedge Against Dollar Woes

Don’t look for Google to get a guilty conscience and bail out of China anytime soon, as international operations provide a hedge against the currently-awful US dollar.