Bitcoin

Politics
4:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Hemingway Banking On Youth, Tech Savvy In Bid For N.H. Governor

Hemingway sitting at the BAE boardroom conference table, meeting with employees.
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At 32 years old, Republican Andrew Hemingway would be the youngest governor in the history of New Hampshire.

That, coupled with his being known primarily as a political activist, makes his candidacy a bit of a long shot. But Hemingway is banking on his traditional conservative values coupled with his tech savvy.

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Business
6:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

IRS To Treat Bitcoin As Property, Not Currency

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 7:39 am

The digital currency will be taxed like stocks. The IRS ruling provides some clarity to Bitcoin users and business owners who accept the virtual currency. But it means lots of record keeping.

Granite Geek
5:01 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Why Bitcoin Fascinates New Hampshire Geeks

Look! Shiny (virtual) coins!
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Describing the virtual currency Bitcoin can be challenging. Sometimes the more questions you ask, the more complicated it sounds.

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Word of Mouth
1:39 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

1.28.14: The Bitcoin Rollercoaster, Poison, & Pet Reptiles

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It’s been called “gold for nerds,” and “heaven for speculators.” The media love it, criminals have been buying illegal goods with it, and investors are lining up to buy it. But is Bitcoin the next great thing? Today on Word of Mouth: the prospects and pitfalls of bitcoins. Plus, we look at a new exhibit on the paradoxical power of poison in myth, murder, medicine, and history. And while we’re on the subject of snakes, Producer Taylor Quimby visited the New England Pet Reptile show in Manchester this past weekend and found some warm blooded mammals cuddling their cold blooded pets. Listen to the whole show below or click Read More to listen to individual segments.

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Word of Mouth
1:33 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

'Silk Road' May Be Shut Down, But Illegal Drug Mecca 'Topix' Lives On

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Earlier this month, the F.B.I.. shut down Silk Road, a black market website that the bureau described as “the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the internet today.” Buried in the “dark web,” Silk Road allowed its users to anonymously trade virtually every drug imaginable in addition to other illegal goods and services that included counterfeit and murder. 

Though the site has been stopped in its tracks, similar online websites remain in business. Topix.com has provided an open forum for black market trading for many years and is still going strong. Matt Stroud is a Verge contributing writer covering law, business and scams.

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