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Why Bitcoin Is More Like a Penny Stock Than a Real Currency

Last week, Vox writer and Bitcoin evangelist Timothy B. Lee wrote a piece entitled “Why I’m Investing in Bitcoins.” By the end of the day, he wasn’t. Lee, a former Washington Post reporter, has long been a Bitcoin believer, and … Continue reading

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Back on the Bitcoin Beat: KUHF’s “Houston Matters”

Last week, I was interviewed by KUHF’s Craig Cohen for “Houston Matters.” We were discussing Bitcoins and whether the virtual currency is really catching on in Houston and across Texas. Will it become a mainstream form of money or remain … Continue reading

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Overstock Takes Bitcoin International

A big online retailer is going to start accepting Bitcoin on international transactions, according to the New York Times’ Dealbook site.¬†Overstock.com, which has been an outspoken proponent of the virtual currency, will introduce on Sept. 1 a new payment system … Continue reading

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Talking Bitcoins in Big D

Last week, I spent an hour or so on Dallas’ KERA midday program “Think”¬†talking with host Krys Boyd about Bitcoins and why Texas has become such a hotbed for the burgeoning Bitcoin industry.The discussion grew from my piece in the … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Bonanza: Why Texas Can’t Get Enough of Virtual Currency

In my latest Texas Monthly¬†column, I take a look at the state’s hottest new cottage industry: Bitcoins. The virtual currency took the online world by storm a few years ago, and while it still has plenty of skeptics, Texas has … Continue reading

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