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Markets Weekly: Bitcoin Stable Amid Global Oil and Metals Crash

| Joon Ian Wong

The bitcoin markets are the picture of serenity as commodities and currencies shed value around the world.

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4 Court Cases Helping Shape the US Stance on Bitcoin

| Tanaya Macheel

CoinDesk looks at the top United States court cases helping shape the country's regulatory view on bitcoin.


LocalBitcoins Debuts Bitcoin Billing as First Merchant Feature

| Tanaya Macheel

Online marketplace has announced a merchant option to invoice customers in bitcoin.

Bitcoin Foundation Urges Court to Dismiss Charge in Florida LocalBitcoins Case

| Pete Rizzo

The Bitcoin Foundation has submitted a filing in a Florida case it says will help protect local bitcoin traders.


Lawyers Want Bitcoin Money Laundering Charges Dropped on Technicality

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Lawyers representing two Florida men charged with bitcoin-related money laundering want to have the charges dropped on a technicality.


Will Florida’s Money Laundering Laws Apply to Bitcoin?

| Cathy Reisenwitz

Lawyers of two men arrested for bitcoin transactions claim state legislation only applies to fiat, but are they right?

Italian Money Transfer Law Threatens Bitcoin Businesses

| Pete Rizzo

It looks like Italy's new 20% money transfer laws will affect local bitcoin exchange users after all.

LocalBitcoins Starts Manufacturing Low-Cost Bitcoin ATM

| Joon Ian Wong

The Helsinki-based company claims the $2,732 machine can perform two-way conversions between bitcoin and fiat currency. Users Face Criminal Charges in Florida

| Danny Bradbury users are facing criminal charges in Florida for exchanging large amounts of cash for bitcoins.


Bitcoin Exchanges Go Local to Drive Adoption

| Jon Matonis

A trend is unfolding: global bitcoin exchanges are becoming wholesalers, whereas their domestic counterparts are catering to local needs.