Twenty one cities in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, have faced the threat of bankruptcy for several years. A subcommittee report in late 2013 suggested several means of mitigating this problem's causes, including acceptance of digital currency to make payment of taxes and fines more convenient. City officials declined to comply with this suggestion, however, alleging that digital currencies l...
As the recent indictment of Michael Oppenheim clearly shows, the traditional financial system is rife with abuse. On the rare occasions that I unexpectedly find someone in my area that has already heard of Bitcoin, however, they invariably associate it with the black market, and lack familiarity with applications outside its use for maintaining anonymity. This impedes Bitcoin's mainstream acceptan...