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California Assembly Nullifies Dollar Monopoly, Clears Way for Bitcoin

Activist Post Yesterday, California Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) bill AB 129 addressing alternative currencies, passed the Assembly 52-11, and is headed to the Governor for approval. Modern methods of payment have expanded beyond cash or credit card. AB 129 repeals an outdated restriction on the use of "anything but the lawful money of the United…

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Bitcoin Penetrates Pop Culture: Snoop, Ashton and The Simpsons

Source Eric Blair Activist Post Has Bitcoin gone mainstream?  How would we know? Being tweeted by Ashton Kutcher or Snoop Dogg (now "Lion") and mentioned on The Simpsons are fairly strong indicators that Bitcoin has officially entered pop culture. Mega rap artist and marijuana legalization activist Snoop Lion recently tweeted his 11 million-plus followers that…

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Bitcoin Tops PayPal For First Time in Total Transactions

Activist Post Yesterday represented a milestone for the Bitcoin network which recorded over $416 million in transactions.  It was the first time Bitcoin topped PayPal in the dollar amount of daily transactions. However, one transaction alone in Bitcoin was valued over $145 million. Of course, these levels are not achievable on PayPal which is part of…

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Homeland Security Calls Bitcoin an “Emerging Threat”

Eric Blair Activist Post The popularity of the digital currency Bitcoin is exploding. Today's price spiked over $600, nearly double what is was just over a week ago. It seems the U.S. government now wants into the party. Today several federal agencies weighed in on the decentralized currency. While most agencies acknowledged its legitimate uses,…

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How to Hide Your Digital Communications from Big Brother

J.P. Hicks Activist Post Big Brother is hoping to eliminate anonymous digital communication, but a new messaging protocol may provide privacy advocates a way around their snooping government no matter where they live. It couldn't come at a better time as governments increasingly demand access to private communications. In fact, an FBI whistleblower recently revealed…