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Crypto Music Festivals Are Setting a Precedent for Future Gatherings

Last month, Bitcoinist reported on Our Music Festival (OMF), a cryptocurrency music festival held in Berkeley at the end of October. OMF’s crypto environment sets a precedent...

Danny Scopelliti | Nov 14, 2018 | 03:00
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Are Bitcoin Donations Worth the Risk for the U.S. Midterms?

The U.S midterms are approaching, and the threat of digital interference in U.S elections remains a major concern. Should potentially anonymous donations to election candidates in...

Melanie Kramer | Oct 27, 2018 | 22:00
California Legislators Have Been Working to Send Blockchain Legislation For Governor’s Approval
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California Legislators Are Working to Send Blockchain to Governor’s...

A number of blockchain-focused bills have been making the rounds in California’s State government. Elected officials are working to have them signed by Governor Jerry Brown. News out...

Kevin O’Brien | Sep 02, 2018 | 00:00
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California Federal Court Allows Bail to Be Paid in Bitcoin

A US Federal Court in California has allowed a defendant to pay his bail fees in Bitcoin, local news media reported August 15 in what sources say is not a first-time use case for the...

Wilma Woo | Aug 17, 2018 | 09:00
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Bitcoin in Politics: Fellow Democrats Clash Over Accepting...

Two Democratic nominees in a California Congressional race clash over accepting donations in the form of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The result is an incredibly misleading ad...

Georgi Georgiev | May 23, 2018 | 19:00
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Introducing Cryptocurrency to L.A. Real Estate

A San Diego company brokering the sale of two multimillion-dollar homes recently announced that it would accept Bitcoin as payment, in addition to cash.  Bitcoin Has Entered the...

Patrick Smith | Mar 14, 2018 | 10:30
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Berkeley Hopes to Tackle Homelessness with Its Own Cryptocurrency

In an effort to stick it to the man and reduce its reliance on federal funding under the Trump administration, the city of Berkeley plans on issuing its own cryptocurrency...

Adam James | Feb 09, 2018 | 11:30
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California Proposes to Ban Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

The recently submitted Senate Bill 741 would prohibit the sale of raffle tickets for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the state of California. Raffle Yes, Crypto No A bill that...

Antonio Madeira | Feb 22, 2017 | 12:00
The IRS hasn't Forgotten About You
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IRS Sees Bitcoin Transfers as ‘Taxable’ Events [UPDATE]

Editor’s note and technical retraction: The original version of this article published December 2 inaccurately represented comments made by Daniel Winters. We have removed these...

Allen Scott | Dec 02, 2016 | 06:14
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Coinbase: Cali Court Approves IRS Blanket Data Demands

A California district court has upheld a request by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to snoop on the transaction records of virtual currency exchange Coinbase. Also read: BITCOIN...

William Suberg | Dec 01, 2016 | 07:00
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Industry Report: Moscow Gets its First Bitcoin Exchange

Moscow opens its first digital currency exchange, California shelves its plans to regulate bitcoin, and the Bank of England looks to manage cryptocurrency. Want to catch up on the...

Nick Marinoff | Aug 18, 2016 | 09:00
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California Legislators – Protecting Consumer Privacy and...

Privacy is one of the major topics of concern for everyday consumers these days. Especially as far as online data is concerned, there doesn’t seem to be any form of privacy left. But...

Jp Buntinx | Oct 09, 2015 | 05:29

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