Rumors about the possible collapse of leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox are sending shock waves through the community that has embraced the virtual currency.
Bitstamp, one of the biggest online bitcoin exchanges, has suspended withdrawals in the latest setback for the virtual currency after a service disruption at another major exchange last week.
Ross William Ulbricht is indicted on charges that he operated the billion-dollar Silk Road website where customers used Bitcoins to buy and sell drugs.
Truth be told, when we celebrate American independence today, we’ve actually missed the anniversary by two days. Like many elements of history, the popular understanding of how the Declaration of Independence unrolled, as it were, isn’t quite what actually happened. It was on July 2, 1776, that the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Britain. Two days later, it adopted the final wording of the formal Declaration of Independence, the manifesto written by Thomas Jefferson with some significant editing by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and two others as well as the Congress itself. By the time they were done, it had shrunk by one-fourth. Even then,...