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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 for Baby Boomers - Daily Beast

    Should Baby Boomers Invest in Bitcoin?

    thedailybeast.com 09 Jan '14, 10am

    Growing a retirement nest egg is no easy feat post-recession. But in 2013, a tantalizing new investment vehicle exploded onto the scene, making as many cyber millionaires as the Twitter or Facebook IPOs, showing astronomical returns, and leaving governments around the world scrambling...

  • 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...

  • Marc Jacobs may bid adieu to @LouisVuitton

    Marc Jacobs May Bid Adieu to Louis Vuitton; Elle Man Launches in France

    thedailybeast.com 30 Sep '13, 5pm

    Marc Jacobs May Bid Adieu to Louis Vuitton: After an impressive 16-year stint as Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs may be leaving the fashion house to advance work on his eponymous label, possibly with an IPO (initial public offering), sources revealed over the weekend. ...

  • #MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus Did Not Diss Beyonce in 'LOVE'; Former Louis Vuitton CEO Receives Legion D'Honneur

    Miley Cyrus Did Not Diss Beyonce in 'LOVE'; Former Louis Vuitton CEO Receives Legion D'Honneur

    thedailybeast.com 03 Jan '14, 7pm

    Miley Cyrus Did Not Diss Beyoncé in LOVE Magazine: On Thursday, outrageous quotes reportedly from Miley Cyrus's interview in the upcoming issue of LOVE magazine surfaced of the pop star insulting Beyoncé — one of them reads, "Beyoncé has been such a big inspiration to me but she's bee...

  • Inside the Winklevoss twins' new Bitcoin gambit

    Inside The Winklevoss Twins’ New Bright Idea -

    thedailybeast.com 02 Jul '13, 8pm

    The Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, immortalized in The Social Network as the Winklevii, are back in the news. Seeking to cash in on the craze for Bitcoin , the alternative digital currency, they announced Monday their intent to sell shares to the public in the Winklevoss Bitcoin...

  • Singapore’s Exploited Immigrant Workers -

    thedailybeast.com 08 Nov '13, 11am

    Sometimes the story of a migrant worker takes an even sadder turn. In March 2013, Zahir had a serious accident. He says was working on the 21st story of a new 24-story building, waiting for heavy cables to be hauled up through a hole in the concrete floor. While he was distracted by t...

  • .@WendyDavisTexas will be using her pink sneakers for a different kind of run in 2014.

    Wendy Davis, Kamala Harris, Chris Taylor & More Tough Democratic Women

    thedailybeast.com 09 Aug '13, 6pm

    Never have a pair of pink running shoes, a back brace, and a YouTube connection created a bigger stir than with W endy Davis’s now famous filibuster in the Texas state Senate against abortion restrictions. Since her 10-hour marathon, the 50-year-old Davis has rocketed to national atte...