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Why The Future Of Bitcoin Depends On The Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht’s lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It’s largely what you’d expect from a bullish defence attorney. But here’s the twist: Dratel throws bitcoin under the bus.


How Much Money Would It Cost To Be Captain America?

Want to be an All-American superhero with a heart of gold? You only need a little over 54 million bucks, a time travelling device to send you back to the 1940s, a good vibranium source and a healthy budget for food. Movieclips Trailers analysed the total cost of being Captain America and after accounting for inflation came up with this number: $US54,977,922.05.


The UK's New 12-Sided £1 Is The 'Most Secure Coin In The World'

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today dipped into his pocket and displayed a new 12-sided £1 coin, the coin’s first redesign in 30 years. It is, supposedly, the world’s most secure coin.


Visa Is Experimenting With Biometric Payment Systems

Apple’s iPhone 5s has a fingerprint scanner, and now Samsung’s revealed a print-reading Galaxy S5. Each allows for payments to be verified using a swipe of your digits. Is this the possible future of all transactions? Perhaps, and Visa is now exploring the area too to ensure it will be ready for the possible sea-change.


The Multi-Billion-Dollar Deals Transforming Tech, Visualised

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp was very, very, very, (very) large. But it’s also just the latest in a string of mega-buyouts that’s been reshaping the tech landscape over the last three years or so. We thought we’d try to put all these billion-dollar acquisitions into perspective.


Stop Carrying Credit Cards With This Fob That Can Fake Them

George Costanza would love the Loop: it’s a tiny device that stores all of your credit card information, lets you pay at any terminal, and guarantees you’ll never live with the threat of your wallet exploding again. And you can buy it right now.


A Guide To Bitcoin's Legality In Different Countries Around The World

We’re spoiled — at least where Bitcoin’s concerned, we are. While people are free to mine, spend and speculate on Bitcoin freely here in Australia, citizens of other countries aren’t so lucky.


How To Make The World's Most Expensive Cup Of Coffee

According to a 2013 survey, over 83 per cent of Americans drink coffee in the morning and the average citizen drinks multiple cups per day. Between the dark brew, the flavoured lattes, the frozen caffeinated treats, and the whirling gadgets, coffee is now a 30 billion dollar industry. Coffee is big business and companies like Starbucks, Peets and Folgers have spent gobs of money to get people to drink more of it. Despite all of that, the most expensive coffee probably can’t be found in your downtown coffee shop. No, the most expensive coffee in the world lives alongside faeces in the intestinal gut of an Asian palm civet.


Watch A Coin Transformed Into A Tiny, Intricate Sculpture

Imagine an alternate world where are coins are graced not by unsmiling presidents but Frankenstein, ET, skulls, pirates — hell, even a butt. That’s the funny, fanciful world of Italian artist Paolo Curcio.


Reddit Is Trying To Actually Make Some Money

90 million unique visitors a month has to be good for something. But so far Reddit hasn’t been able to stay consistently profitable even with all those people (yeah, you) banging down the door.