Content about Peer-to-peer computing

March 3, 2014

Mt. Gox, the Japan-based global bitcoin platform which unexpectedly went offline on Feb. 25, 2014, has filed for bankruptcy and publicly stated that hackers may have stolen as much as $500 million worth of bitcoins from the company and its users.

February 25, 2014

Major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has reportedly gone offline with no advance notice or explanation.

January 28, 2014

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has brought federal money laundering charges against two men involved in exchanging Bitcoin virtual currency.

December 30, 2013

Bitcoin digital wallet service Coinbase is releasing two new apps intended to spread the acceptance of Bitcoin payment by retailers. The Coinbase Merchant application handles POS functionality, including offline, while Coinbase for Android 2.0 features a new UI along with improved speed, reliability, and ease of use.

December 28, 2013

Online discount retailer Overstock.com plans to let shoppers pay with the digital currency Bitcoin starting in June, according to the New York Times.

December 2, 2013

Bitcoin, the nearly anonymous, peer-to-peer online currency, has been getting attention lately. The attention has not been necessarily positive, as bitcoin was the preferred currency of the recently closed down Silk Road “darknet” site that served as a virtual global marketplace for narcotics and other illegal goods.

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