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JAN 24, 2015 - Roll Call

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Weekend Reads: Internet Archive, Bitcoin Exchange and Pinterest

If you're planning this weekend to grab some coffee, throw your feet on the table and catch up on some reads you missed during this busy, busy week, here are a few stories to get you started:

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JAN 23, 2015 - BBC

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US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.

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JAN 20, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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4 years in prison for bitcoin exchanger who helped Silk Road

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida bitcoin exchanger who admitted he enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black market website Silk Road for drug sales was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison. Prosecutors said Shrem, who was vice chairman of a foundation dedicated to promoting the bitcoin currency, failed to file even one suspicious-activity report ...

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JAN 20, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Florida bitcoin exchanger in NY court gets 4 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida bitcoin exchanger has been sentenced in New York to four years in prison after admitting he enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black market website Silk Road for drug sales. The Cape Coral, Florida, resident admitted earning about $30,000 in commissions by enabling drug transactions from December 2011 through October 2013.

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JAN 20, 2015 - Forbes

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Bitcoin's Leading Advocacy Group Changes Direction

For a technology crowned as the biggest thing since the emergence of the Internet two decades ago, Bitcoin got off to an ominous start. As the preferred cryptocurrency of choice for Silk Road, the web site that served as an online black market, Bitcoin became a target of law enforcement. [...]

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