Sam Biddle · 09/05/14 09:48AM

Here's something grotesquely unethical: Vox's Timothy B. Lee, rapidly becoming one of the internet's worst voices, is boasting today of how he's investing in Bitcoin, a cyber-currency propped up by media attention.

Sam Biddle · 07/02/14 09:10AM

Tim Draper, who sincerely wants to divide California into six smaller states in order to help the aristocracy of Silicon Valley, has won the FBI's seized bitcoin auction. What a world!

Kevin Montgomery · 06/30/14 02:49PM

Bitcoin is now legal in California. Gov. Brown signed AB 129 into law Saturday, legalizing cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. However, COINYE West—the Kanye West-branded cryptocoin—was not sanctioned over trademark concerns with the rapper.

There Will Be a Bitcoin NCAA Bowl Game

Sam Biddle · 06/18/14 08:50AM

Warm up the Reddit bus: ESPN reports the Beef O'Brady's Bowl now has a somehow even lamer corporate namesake, courtesy of the most exciting cyber-currency around. Football and Bitcoin, the two most volatile American activities, together at last.

The Bitcoin Broker and the 13-Year-Old Girl in the Bikini

Sam Biddle · 04/15/14 01:45PM

Last year, successful startup CEO and Bitcoin community hero Tony Gallippi testified before Congress on behalf of the oft-maligned crypto-libertarian dream currency. Gallippi, head of the virtual payment company Bitpay, explained to a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee that he believed Bitcoin had the power to transform the way Americans live their financial lives—not just through secure transactions, but by creating an immense ledger of property exchange, "a public record forever, for pennies."

Nitasha Tiku · 03/13/14 03:59PM

Perhaps "secret bank vaults deep in the earth" can save Bitcoin. Benchmark just invested $20 million in Xapo, which stores bitcoin code on computer drives. If the vault is breached, Xapo says it will fully insure all deposits. A guarantee that you won't lose your shirt in cryptocurrency? How innovative!