World Bank to arbitrate EU, Turkey trade accord

Nothing has happened with this accord in real terms since 1996, now it is violated by both sides! How sad!!!

Bitcoin buzz stays high — even after bubble

This is a simple and effective way to pay on line and if any government thinks it will make them money, they will try and control its use! If they get too big watch for government controls!!

Gigaom

Bitcoin lost more than half its value last month but there’s more interest in the cyber-currency than ever. While Bitcoin stories used to be restricted to tech and science sites, they’re now a fixture of the financial press and even consumer news sites.

Last week, for instance, brought a fresh spate of news that suggest more people are treating Bitcoin as a serious form of money rather than a science fiction experiment. Here’s a roundup (if you want to meet people backing Bitcoin, come to our free meetup in San Jose on May 16):

Bitcoin is becoming more liquid

Gift card site Gyft has started accepting Bitcoin as payment. The significance here is that average consumers now have a forum to use their Bitcoins on a wide variety of familiar consumer brands. As Techcrunch noted, other merchants’ Bitcoin announcements (like that San Francisco cupcake shop) are largely marketing…

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