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Virtual currency Bitcoin blocked in Thailand

A Bitcoin exchange in Thailand says it has suspended trading after officials declared the virtual currency illegal in a setback for efforts to bring it into the financial mainstream. Full story

Banking on bitcoins

   Is the virtual money known as Bitcoin the currency of the future? NBC News' Andy Eckardt reports from Berlin.

SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its first fraud lawsuit involving the virtual currency. Full story

SEC warns of Bitcoin scams, accuses Texas man of Ponzi scheme

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Texas man ran a Ponzi scheme through the virtual online money system called Bitcoin, pocketing some of his investors' proceeds for his personal expenses and gambling, securities regulators charged on Tuesday, warning that the rise of such digital currencies could lead to mor Full story

Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

The brothers, famous for their feud over Facebook, have filed papers with the SEC to establish an exchange-traded fund for the online currency. Full story

Markets: 3 Must-Read Stories This Morning

An alternative currency and a real cash commitment. Full story

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  Backing Bitcoin

James Altucher, of Stockpickr.com, is pre-selling his new book, "Choose Yourself" exclusively on Bitcoin.