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Cybercriminal Sticks Up Sheriff’s Office, Demands Ransom to Be Paid in Bitcoin

Cybercriminal Sticks Up Sheriff’s Office, Demands Ransom to Be Paid in Bitcoin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… Dickson, Tennessee, a small city located about an hour to the southwest of Nashville, fell victim this month to a sophisticated and virtually untraceable cybercrime when a Sheriff’s Office employee clicked on a malware-infused advertisement while streaming a local radio broadcast on a work computer. The attack happened on the evening of […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24th at […]

Rare Coin Company Accepting Bitcoins As Payment

Rare Coin Company Accepting Bitcoins As Payment

One of the country’s most respected rare coin companies, Harlan J. Berk Ltd., (HJB), is now accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment in an effort to provide better service to their clientele. Scrutinized by some and embraced by others, are Bitcoins the currency of the future, or just a fad? As more and more […]

By January 31, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
BITCOIN VS. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED FIAT MONEY

BITCOIN VS. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED FIAT MONEY

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. Many freedom-oriented people are skeptical about long-term prospects for the U.S. dollar and other fiat currencies, which means they often invest in gold and silver while seeking other monetary alternatives. Let’s take a moment to define terms before proceeding. Fiat currencies are unbacked by precious metals or other commodities […]

By June 21, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
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