John

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Freelance writer and editor. John was news editor at the Register 2005-2011.

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FinCEN boss lays out Bitcoin rules

The boss of US regulator FinCEN has outlined what Bitcoin exchanges need to do to keep the feds happy and stay out of prison.

The boss of US regulator FinCEN has outlined what Bitcoin exchanges need to do to keep the feds happy and stay out of prison.

Mt. Gox bans anonymous currency deals

Mt. Gox will no longer accept anonymous accounts - the company is determined not to end up the next target of US secret service action.

Mt. Gox will no longer accept anonymous accounts - the company is determined not to end up the next target of US secret service action.

Alternative payments growing fast in the UK

In 2012 use of cash for shopping fell 10 per cent - and the rate of decline is accelerating.

In 2012 use of cash for shopping fell 10 per cent - and the rate of decline is accelerating.

Bitcoin exchanges need to grow up fast

Bitcoin exchanges shouldn't expect the same free ride from regulators that giant "too-big-to-fail" banks like HSBC have enjoyed.

Bitcoin exchanges shouldn't expect the same free ride from regulators that giant "too-big-to-fail" banks like HSBC have enjoyed.

CryptoCurrent shuts shop

CryptoCurrent has put its business on hold while it investigates the cost of getting properly licensed.

CryptoCurrent has put its business on hold while it investigates the cost of getting properly licensed.

Roseanne Barr backs bitcoin

American actress Roseanne Barr has tweeted cryptic support for Bitcoin.

American actress Roseanne Barr has tweeted cryptic support for Bitcoin.

Vancouver curry house takes Bitcoin for biryani

You can now exchange your virtual coins for an actual, real world curry.

You can now exchange your virtual coins for an actual, real world curry.

Chinese whispers hit Bitcoin, again

Rumours suggesting the Chinese government was moving to block Bitcoin related traffic on its networks have been dismissed.

Rumours suggesting the Chinese government was moving to block Bitcoin related traffic on its networks have been dismissed.

Welsh teen guilty of virtual money theft from RuneScape

A Welsh teenager has been found guilty of computer misuse offences relating to the theft of virtual currency from a RuneScape account.

A Welsh teenager has been found guilty of computer misuse offences relating to the theft of virtual currency from a RuneScape account.