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PayPal May be Planning Virtual ‘Tokens’ According to eBay Patent Proposal

| Daniel Cawrey

It appears PayPal may have designs on developing a new way to distribute monetary value within the digital realm.

Bitcoin’s Best Competitors: The Top Altcoins of 2013

| Danny Bradbury

Which were the top altcoins of 2013? By market capitalization, here they are.


Alternative Cryptocurrencies Thrive in Bitcoin’s Shadow

| Carrie Kirby

Numerous altcoins are riding on bitcoin's coattails: some designed to improve upon bitcoin and others designed for specific purposes.

Online Thief Steals Amazon Account to Mine Litecoins in the Cloud

| Danny Bradbury

An enterprising fraudster who stole an Amazon Web Services account ran up a $3,420 bill mining litecoins.


Litecoin Price Mirrors Bitcoin’s Plunge After China News

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Bitcoin's price has dragged Litecoin down with it, following news of China's alleged crackdown on third-party payment processors.

Radeon GPUs in Demand as Litecoin Mining Difficulty Increases

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

ASICs are a no-brainer when it comes to bitcoin, however litecoin is a different story.

Patent Nonsense, Coinbase Futures, and Who’s a Good Doggie? You Are!

| John Law

JP Morgan causes a stir, re-presents old cryptocurrency patent, Coinbase receives $25m investment, while John Law digs for dogecoins.

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Mastercoin Foundation Lets Virtual Currencies Use Bitcoin Protocol

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The Mastercoin Foundation plans to let people create their own virtual currency using the existing Bitcoin protocol.

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UK Bitcoin-Buying Service Bittylicious Adds Feathercoin

| Richard Boase

Bittylicious, a UK platform that supplies buyers with bitcoins at a premium price, will sell feathercoins in December.


Litecoin Price Surges Almost 400% in 3 Days to $48

| Emily Spaven

Over the past three days, the price of cryptocurrency litecoin has skyrocketed, rising almost 400%.