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The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy

Jump On Tomorrow: Obama In The Bay, Caltrans Bridge Demolition, New Bitcoin Rules

Traffic could be bad as President Obama and Hillary Clinton will be in the Bay Area Wednesday. Pacifica residents could get a rude awakening as Caltrans demolishes a bridge. New rules to regulate Bitcoin will be published to help regulate the cryptocurrency.

07/22/2014

marijuana, pot, cannabis, medical

Scavenger Hunts Attracts Stoners And Techies With Cannabis, Bitcoin Hidden Giveaways

The hidden cash treasure hunt that’s become popular around the Bay Area is going digital, with a little something for marijuana enthusiasts, too.

07/11/2014

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Accept Bitcoin Campaign Donations

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is among the first big-name politicians to accept donations in the peer-to-peer payment system known as bitcoin.

05/20/2014

FBI agents search a home on the 600 block of 42nd Ave. in San Mateo, part of a number of raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

NFL Agent Marlon Sullivan Charged In Murder Plot, Tied To Leland Yee, Raymond Chow

COMMENTARY: The headlines scream about State Senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mobster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, but the evidence against NFL sports agent wunderkind Marlon Sullivan could shake the sports world.

03/27/2014

The bitcoin website is shown on the computer of the proprietor of a shop selling vinyl records and that accepts bitcoins for payment on April 11, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

IRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Taxed Like Property, Not Currency

Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property — not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday. The IRS says bitcoin is not legal tender. You can’t use it to pay your taxes.

03/25/2014

ATM money

Bitcoin ATM Arrives In Mountain View

A Bitcoin ATM is set to be unveiled at a conference in Silicon Valley Thursday, the first of its kind in California for the digital currency.

03/20/2014

Ross Ulbricht (LinkedIn)

SF Man Indicted On Charges Of Running Illegal Online Drug Website

A San Francisco man has been indicted on charges he was the mastermind behind a secret website that brokered more than $1 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services.

02/04/2014

The bitcoin website is shown on the computer of the proprietor of a shop selling vinyl records and that accepts bitcoins for payment on April 11, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2 Bitcoin Operators Charged In SF Drug Website Bust

The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, authorities said Monday.

01/27/2014

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Larry Magid: Sacramento Kings To Be First Professional Sports Team To Accept Bitcoin

The Sacramento Kings have announced that they will become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin, the popular online currency.

01/16/2014

Screenshot of Silk Road, a black market marketplace of drugs and other illegal services. The website has been closed after the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht in San Francisco on October 1, 2013. (CBS)

Accused Drug Website Entrepreneur Asks Government To Return $30M In Bitcoins

An Internet entrepreneur accused of being behind an online marketplace for illegal drugs has asked the government to return more than $30 million in bitcoin seized from his computers.

12/23/2013

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