Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2011
- Research paper on Bitcoin (draft, for review):
Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency by Reuben Grinberg (Yale Law School)
The author posts an early draft (PDF) of his paper, which examines relevant legal issues, and solicits feedback.
“Bitcoin may fall under the literal definition of ’currency,’ but it is also unlike the commercial paper that Congress exempted.”
- Event: Bitcoin Chicago Meetup Group
Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Argo Tea, Chicago
- #bitcoin-otc IRC channel becomes most widely used
Attempts to understand the frenetic trading on the exchanges caused the number of simultaneous users to reach a record 282. #bitcoin-dev previously was the Bitcoin-related channel with the most simultaneous users.
- New exchange: Bitcoin.com.es
Fixed-rate exchange for buying bitcoins using bank transfer (EUR) or by depositing cash at the Spanish bank OpenBank. Rates based on Mt. Gox and fee is 2%.
- Bitcoin exchange rate reaches
$1.60 $1.70 $1.80$1.94 USD on its leading exchange following a 33% 41% 50%62.5% rise occuring over little more than 48 hours. Trading continues, 24x7.
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