John

Oates

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CryptoCurrent shuts shop
CryptoCurrent has put its business on hold while it investigates the cost of getting properly licensed.
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Roseanne Barr backs bitcoin
American actress Roseanne Barr has tweeted cryptic support for Bitcoin.
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Vancouver curry house takes Bitcoin for biryani
You can now exchange your virtual coins for an actual, real world curry.
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Chinese whispers hit Bitcoin, again
Rumours suggesting the Chinese government was moving to block Bitcoin related traffic on its networks have been dismissed.
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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.
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Bitcoin community adapts to hackers and fraudsters
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