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SEC Says Man Named 'The Pirate' Was — Surprise! — Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

Added 07-23-13 05:48:02pm EST - “On Tuesday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Trendon Shavers, a.k.a. Pirate40 with operating a 700,000 Bitcoin Ponzi scheme. At today's prices that would represent more than $65 million, but the company that Shavers…” - Wired.com

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Texas federal judge declares Bitcoin a currency, says Bitcoin investments fall under US securities law

Added 08-07-13 03:00:03pm EST - “Bitcoin's been in the news a fair bit lately due to the uncertainties surrounding the Mt. Gox exchange, where one can trade in the digital money for the official currencies of countries around the world. However, for many, Bitcoin…” - Engadget.com

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NY regulator launches Bitcoin probe

Added 08-12-13 12:40:01pm EST - “New York's top banking regulator has issued subpoenas to several companies associated with Bitcoin as part of an inquiry into business practices of the virtual currency industry.” - Cnbc.com

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