Summary Bitcoin has had almost a week now of no significant change in value. There is one however which has been bucking the trend of the last week, and that is the anonymity-focused darkcoin. Darkcoin promises to remove the ability of people to track payments through the blockchain, saying this is a huge flaw in the way bitcoin works.
Summary Several Bitcoin exchanges including the now-defunct Mt. Gox received subpoenas from Manhattan federal prosecutors this winter as they look into possible ties between the exchanges and the online drug market Silk Road, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Summary Ninety percent of the 20 Kansas firms that responded to an Associated General Contractors survey released Wednesday said they're having a hard time finding project managers, engineers, welders, plumbers and carpenters. Mike Gibson of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas said he thinks students who participate in the vocational training will end up seeking jobs in construction or will enroll in a four-year college for a professional job in construction.
Summary Actor John Leguizamo's onscreen brawl with his To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! "Swayze was cool, he was chill; I was a young actor trying to make it and I was just, like, ad-libbing like crazy.
Summary Sailors aboard the USS Nimitz prepare to load a fuel tank onto an F/A-18 Super Hornet on Wednesday, as part of a task group exercise taking place off the coast of San Diego. The aircraft carrier is helping other ships get certified for deployment and preparing for the first landing of the Navy's carrier variation of the Joint Strike Fighter next month.
Summary NYTVF Prods. opens its doors with deals in place to help this year's winners develop projects for A&E Network, Fox and digital network the Orchard. "The idea of independent TV has greatly evolved since we created the festival 10 years ago, as new players have entered the market for original programming, technology has made it easier to produce, edit, fund, promote and self-distribute content and filmmakers have looked to TV and digital as strong, respected mediums for their art," said Gray.