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NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Like many countries in Europe, Sweden’s political systems reads like a bewildering array of ambiguously titled parties all vying for, and failing to gain, overall control of the country’s parliament the Riksdag.

Scratch below the surface and a much simpler picture begins to emerge; the Social Democrat Party has dominated for almost a hundred years and though the recent centre right coalition lead by the Moderate party still clings to power, a general election is just around the corner.

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- In a Forbes magazine series that debuted last spring, author Kashmir Hill tried to live on bitcoin, documenting her trials and tribulations along the way.

One aspect of the Bitcoin world that she quickly recognized was its large number of men. Males dominate the industry, and Bitcoin backers are constantly striving to attract women.

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- In a move that could set the Bitcoin movement back quite a bit in Latin America, Ecuador's government has passed a law that prohibits decentralized digital currencies. The National Assembly of Ecuador, the legislative branch of the State, approved several amendments to the country's financial legal framework with 91 votes in favor, out of 116 seats present.

Not only could this firm political stance block Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Ecuador, the country has also decided to develop its own state-run digital currency.

LONDON (InsideBitcoins) -- Inside Bitcoins, the news-breaking international conference and expo exploring the business opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of cryptocurrencies, debuts in London, September 15-16.

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- In May, the Federal Election Commission opened the door for political candidates to accept bitcoin donations. Since then, on the federal level, candidates have been slow to embrace the digital currency, but it’s picking up speed.

The question is: will Libertarians, Republicans, Democrats or Independents receive the most in bitcoin donations?

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Two days ago, a reddit bitcoin member by the name of bitcoinstudent released a survey to help with a class assignment. Originally, her goal was to collect 500 responses, but after a couple of days, it’s ballooned to over 3,000.

As she said on her website, “The goal was to answer some basic questions about bitcoin users that I have been curious about.”

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- With the new world of cryptocurrency slowly dawning on people across the world, Bitcoin is progressively gaining momentum as companies and firms accept payment via virtual money.

More and more people are getting in to what Bitcoin and virtual currencies have to offer, and it's just a matter of time before this seemingly new way of paying will simply fade in to a fog of normality; paying with Bitcoin will be just as normal as taking a bank card out of one's wallet.

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) --- An almost inevitable consequence of conflict in the world is the effect it often has on involved currencies. The ongoing crises in Ukraine has brought the local currency, the Hryvnia, almost to its knees.

Currently worth less than 0.086 to the U.S. dollar from a 2013 high of 0.12, its spectacular devaluation has been exacerbated by the geopolitical inability of foreign countries to offer Ukraine significant financial assistance.

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has said that bitcoin is an unsustainable bubble. But Greenspan and many other financial experts appear to have underestimated the validity of the digital currency.

Over the past few months, numerous Wall Street companies have considered trading bitcoins. And some analysts predict that bitcoin will transform Wall Street in the years to come.

Giving Bitcoin the hedge edge

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Chief Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. Western District Court in Seattle has issued a restraining order effectively blocking the auction of bitcoins.com, the domain name famously owned by Mark Karpeles, CEO of defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.

The domain name sale was highly anticipated, as well as what would become of the site after its development and re-launch.

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