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  • Ashley Madison users say they are being extorted for bitcoin

    Ashley Madison Users Extorted for Bitcoin

    thedailybeast.com 21 Aug '15, 6pm

    Ashley Madison users whose information was hacked from the adultery social network and dumped online say they are being extorted. Emails demanding payment in bitcoins in lieu of contacting husbands and wives are being sent to numerous people, according to security firms, who say the t...

  • And Madonna Came As a Bondage French Maid: Grammys Red Carpet Winners and Losers

    thedailybeast.com 09 Feb '15, 2am

    Before the domestic violence segment broadcast pointedly to millions of viewers (although Chris Brown was still nominated for awards). Before Annie Lennox hopefully got millions of young viewers Googling furiously to wonder why they'd never had the pleasure of listening to her (oh...y...

  • Bob McDonnell is "a Rolex-wearing, Ferrari-driving, throw-the-wife-under-the-bus 21st-century politician"

    Religious Right’s ‘Nice Guy’ Who Threw His Wife Under the Bus - The

    thedailybeast.com 05 Sep '14, 2pm

    When Bob McDonnell burst onto the national scene in 2009, he was everything the Republican Party needed—a good-looking family man who stopped the Obama juggernaut in its tracks in the swing state of Virginia just 12 months after the party’s McCain humiliation of 2008. A family-values ...

  • Japanese Bitcoin Heist An Inside Job, Not Hackers Alone - Daily Beast

    Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘An Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone - The

    thedailybeast.com 01 Jan '15, 4am

    Whodunnit 12.31.14 Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘An Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone The financial collapse of one of Mt. Gox, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, wasn’t just due to hackers, Japanese police suspect. The Japanese police are closer to completing their investigation in...

  • Apple is about to dethrone Rolex

    Will Apple Take Down the Luxury Watch Industry?

    thedailybeast.com 10 Sep '14, 5pm

    Apple’s iPhone made Blackberry all but nonexistent. Should Rolex and Chopard start to worry? Maybe not just yet. But Apple’s introduction Tuesday of the Apple Watch loudly announced the company’s intention to disrupt the luxury watch market. Apple has long since carved out its niche a...

  • Hated Bitcoin Tycoon: My Life Is at Risk - Daily Beast

    Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk

    thedailybeast.com 17 Sep '14, 9am

    World News 09.17.14 Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk In the first interview with Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles since Japanese police launched an investigation into his bankrupt exchange, he says he’s just a regular geek—and that he’s in danger. TOKYO, Ja...

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    Inside Japan’s Bitcoin Heist -

    thedailybeast.com 28 Feb '14, 3am

    Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has been racing toward acceptance as a genuine currency, had a colossal setback this past Tuesday, when a major Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, based in Tokyo, went off-line . Thousands of customers are unable to withdraw deposits and CEO Mark Karpeles is...

  • Bitcoin Erotica E-Book to Be Released

    thedailybeast.com 01 Oct '13, 7pm

    , bitcoins are taking it to the bedroom. Brought to you by the author of books like Cougars Like It Dirty and Cougars Like It Hard , comes an erotic e-book centered on ... you guessed it, bitcoins. King of the Bitcoin , written by Kayleen Knight, follows the life a 19-year-old Bitcoin...