The Wire, Allie Jones – Allie reports Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who’s running for governor against Wendy Davis, announced this week that his campaign would officially accept bitcoin donations.
MoneyWatch, Erik Sherman – Erik writes on new developments in finding the bitcoin inventor. A professor at Britain’s Aston University claims to have uncovered Nick Szabo’s identity as the creator.
IT World, Tim Hornyak – Tim reports local importer Raimu has brought Japan it’s first bitcoin ATM with two more on order. Users of the Robocoin ATM in Japan will be able to buy and sell bitcoin through the machine, which would also issue Japanese yen and transaction receipts.
CoinDesk, Daniel Cawrey – Daniel reports SecondMarket, a New York broker dealer, will be launching a professional-level bitcoin exchange later this year that will have a 25 BTC minimum for investors.
Coinreport, Ali Najjar – Ali writes former presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul does not think Bitcoin is a real currency but that it should be tax free and allowed to freely operate.
Minyanville, Alex Brokaw – Alex writes about Counterparty.co, a movement of entrepreneurs and investors attempting to move the Bitcoin industry beyond online payments by taking bitcoins sent to them and placing them in a special online wallet that rendered them provably and permanently unspendable — a process known as proof-of-burn.
NewsBTC, Wall Street Journal, and others – Multiple outlets report Blockchain.info has struck a five-year deal to exclusively manage the bitcoin.com domain as part of the company’s plan to become a comprehensive bitcoin-services company.
CoinDesk, Daniel Cawrey – Daniel reports organizers for Bitcoin 2014 Amsterdam have released their full schedule and notes Wences Casares of Xapo will be participating in a panel about wallets on day one of the conference.
Bloomberg TV – In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Tim Draper, venture capitalist and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, explained why he is investing in Bitcoin and its potential to disrupt the global financial system.
CNBC, Mary Thompson – CNBC has released a 26-minute documentary titled “The bitcoin uprising.” Thompson interviewed Bitcoin investors and enthusiasts, government officials, legal experts, and entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how Bitcoin works, its potential, and its risks.
Forbes, Kashmir Hill – Kashmir writes a story detailing her use of bitcoins and how she paid taxes on her transactions. Her accountant quipped “The government’s going to kill Bitcoin by taxing it to death.”
New York Times, Wall Street Journal and more – Several outlets report defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox will likely be liquidated.
Reuters, Pete Sweeney – Pete reports BTC China has unveiled China’s first Bitcoin ATM, which sits in a cafe in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang technology park, which skirts around increasingly hostile bank regulations.
Sydney Morning Herald, Paddy Wood – Paddy reports ABA Technologies has unveiled Australia’s first Bitcoin ATM in Sydney.
TheNextWeb, Paul Sawers – Paul interviews Stefan Molyneux, philosopher, host of Freedomain Radio, and Bitcoin enthusiast, about how cryptocurrencies can break the monopoly of state power on currencies and prevent the accumulation of debt that will burden future generations.
USA Today, Donna Leger – Donna reports defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox lost its bid to reorganize and will likely be liquidated. The Japanese court overseeing the case will also investigate Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles’ liability in the collapse of the business.