Entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is the creator of the bitcoin crypto-currency. In this 2014 file photo, a man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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For Sex Industry, Bitcoin Steps In Where Credit Cards Fear To Tread

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Newsweek's cover story reveals a man named Satoshi Nakamoto, who matches many characteristics of the elusive founder of Bitcoin but never explicitly admits to it. Via Newsweek hide caption

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Bitcoin isn't just for shady business — it can also buy you some delicious goodness. The Old Fitzroy pub in Sydney is one of many food and drink businesses beginning to accept bitcoins as a valid method of payment. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images hide caption

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Cameron (left) and Tyler Winklevoss testified Wednesday at a hearing about virtual currencies held by the New York Department of Financial Services. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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New York Looks To Bring Bitcoin Out Of The Shadows

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