Shirley Siluk

Shirley Siluk is a veteran journalist who has written extensively about internet technology, energy, science, politics and the economy. Among the publications Shirley has written and edited for are the Chicago Tribune, Greenbang, internet.com and Web Hosting Magazine. A graduate of Northwestern University, Shirley holds a bachelor of science degree in geological sciences. She lives in Florida with her son, Noah, and her dog, Zippy.

Europe’s Bitcoin-24 exchange shows new signs of life

| Shirley Siluk

Little by little, the German exchange Bitcoin-24 might be showing signs of coming back to life.

World Bank forum weighs pros, cons of virtual currencies

| Shirley Siluk

A roundtable discussion at the World Bank on Friday brought together a small group of officials for a closed-to-the-public, "frank discussion" about…

Open-source Blender Foundation now welcomes bitcoins

| Shirley Siluk

The Blender Foundation, which is behind the free and open-source 3D computer graphics program Blender, has joined the community of websites that…

BitInstant complaints flare up after beta site launch

| Shirley Siluk

BitInstant customers have been complaining loudly - and in large numbers - about slow orders and responses in recent days.

‘Inside Bitcoins’ conference accepts bitcoins

| Shirley Siluk

People who want to attend WebMediaBrands' Inside Bitcoins conference in New York City next month will have the option of paying their registration…

Fertility doc helps couple conceive first-ever ‘Bitcoin baby’

| Shirley Siluk

How gung-ho a Bitcoiner is Dr. C. Terence Lee? He's enable a milestone: the first baby born following fertility treatments paid for with bitcoins.

Bitcoin’s flash-crash lesson: Number-based currencies don’t ‘cure’ human nature

| Shirley Siluk

The price of bitcoins has fallen from the recent high of around $130 in late May, with a dramatic drop from $108 to $91 in the past 24-hour period.

Mt. Gox stops using Technocash, linked by US to Liberty Reserve

| Shirley Siluk

Starting June 15, the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange will stop allowing funds and withdrawals through the Australian Technocash service.

Butterfly Labs says bulk chip sales to start soon

| Shirley Siluk

Butterfly Labs has announced it will begin selling bulk ASIC chips for bitcoin mining starting this month.

Virginia compliance issue leads FastCash4Bitcoins to suspend service

| Shirley Siluk

Tangible Cryptography says it is suspending new purchases of bitcoins through its FastCash4Bitcoins service while it tries to resolve a compliance…