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.

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

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

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

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 virtual currencies.

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 virtual currencies.

Open-source Blender Foundation now welcomes bitcoins

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

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

BitInstant complaints flare up after beta site launch

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

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

'Inside Bitcoins' conference accepts bitcoins

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

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

Fertility doc helps couple conceive first-ever 'Bitcoin baby'

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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