Bitcoin http://wlrn.org en WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Jan. 27-31 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-jan-27-31 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Modern-day slavery in Brazil, </span>Bitcoin's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;rising popularity among South Florida merchants, rent spikes, human trafficking and a killer whale dominated the top stories this week.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:33:10 +0000 Diego SaldaƱa-Rojas 27336 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Jan. 27-31 It's a Currency. It's a Dessert Topping. It's Bitcoin! http://wlrn.org/post/its-currency-its-dessert-topping-its-bitcoin <p><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Arrests in New York and Florida in late January indicate the global virtual currency&nbsp;Bitcoin&nbsp;has the attention of federal prosecutors:&nbsp;A top executive with a&nbsp;Bitcoin&nbsp;trade organization was one of those charged.&nbsp;The second man arrested was Robert&nbsp;Faiella,&nbsp;at his home in Cape Coral.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:28:03 +0000 Tom Hudson 27268 at http://wlrn.org It's a Currency. It's a Dessert Topping. It's Bitcoin! Bitcoin in South Florida: Real Business Taking Virtual Money http://wlrn.org/post/bitcoin-south-florida-real-business-taking-virtual-money <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p>Bitcoin may not sound revolutionary but to its supporters and users the digital global currency could be the future of payment. To regulators, it's a curiosity they're viewing with concern. &nbsp;And for a growing number of individuals and companies in South Florida, it's an opportunity to experiment. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:37:36 +0000 Tom Hudson 27005 at http://wlrn.org Bitcoin in South Florida: Real Business Taking Virtual Money North American Bitcoin Conference Comes To Miami http://wlrn.org/post/north-american-bitcoin-conference-comes-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bitcoin users from around the world attended this year's North American </span>Bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Conference this past weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center.</span></p><p>Moe Levin, who organized the conference, says attendance exceeded his expectations.</p><p>"I was expecting 800 people and now there are 1,200," Levin said. "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It [was] a hugely successful&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bitcoin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;conference."</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:56 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 27039 at http://wlrn.org North American Bitcoin Conference Comes To Miami Digital Currency Conference Hits Miami Beach http://wlrn.org/post/digital-currency-conference-hits-miami-beach <p></p><p>Hundreds of Bitcoin users flocked to Miami Beach this weekend for the <a href="http://btcmiami.com/" target="_blank">North American Bitcoin Conference</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that Florida Atlantic University finance professor Charles Evans says&nbsp;will change the way international business is conducted.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:54:20 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 26863 at http://wlrn.org Digital Currency Conference Hits Miami Beach South Florida Can Buy With Bitcoin This Christmas http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-can-buy-bitcoin-christmas <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/23/3835016/building-bitcoin-use-in-south.html" target="_blank"><em>Contribution from the Miami Herald</em></a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 01:34:45 +0000 Lance Dixon 25404 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Can Buy With Bitcoin This Christmas