More Bitcoin Articles

  • Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment system's credibility. Mining pool GHash.IO, which is controlled by a...

  • Governor recognizes use of bitcoins in California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in California. Brown announced over the weekend that he had signed AB129 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson. Dickinson, a Democrat from Sacramento, said his bill repeals an...

  • Bitcoin's new problem

    The digital currency Bitcoin is facing a new threat to its viability, this time involving its claim to be decentralized. On Friday, a single mining pool — a group of so-called miners who direct computing power to maintain the network's ledger in exchange for payment in Bitcoin — grew large...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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