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The Bitcoin Crash: An Examination

April 10 was perhaps the most eventful day on the Bitcoin markets in nearly two years. The price started the day at roughly $200, briefly spiked up to an all-time high of $266, and then precipitously crashed, dropping down to nearly $100 in a matter ...

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TorBroker: Anonymous Finance and Trust

In late March, the cryptic underworld of the Tor hidden service ecosystem added a new service to its midst: TorBroker, a gateway for Bitcoin users to the stock markets of the mainstream world. This is not the first service to do such a thing; ICBit h...

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Bitcoin: China’s New Special Economic Zone

After the recent regulatory announcement on the part of the People’s Bank of China, the Bitcoin markets and many in the Chinese Bitcoin community have been in a state of panic. Although the day after the event was relatively calm in the Western world...

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The Beauty of Bitcoin Bank Runs

Bitcoin exchanges are going through hard times. In the span of a month, Mt. Gox has gone bankrupt, Flexcoin has shut down due to robbery, and Vircurex has halted Bitcoin withdrawals. Coinex.pw was also hacked. At first glance, these events appear dev...

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