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<p>FILE PHOTO</p><p>The D Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas recently announced it will begin accepting Bitcoin. Accepting the Degecoin seems like a natural fit too, because the symbol for this currency is &amp;#208;.</p>

CRYPTOCURRENCY ON THE RISE: Such doge, much profit

Jan 29, 2014 3:52pm
This is Part III of the Cryptocurrency On The Rise series. Be sure to check out Part I (http://bit....
Bitcoin -BTC

Cryptocurrency On The Rise: A Brief History of Bitcoin

Jan 16, 2014 10:17am
In the Jan.2 edition of CityLife, I wrote a description of the peer-to-peer payment...
<p>Bitcoins. These go clinkity-clink, but mostly they&amp;#8217;re flowing through the web-tubes.</p>

Cryptocurrency On The Rise: What The Hell Is Bitcoin?

Jan 01, 2014 9:45pm
On November 27th, after a short period of sudden and sustained growth, the price of one...

A new place to play

Dec 19, 2013 8:25am
It’s early evening at Press Start Gaming Center, and business partners Andy Reanrungroch...

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Chris Ainsworth: Game jam!

Updated: Jun 27, 2013 5:27pm
IN APRIL 2012, more than a thousand game developers gathered in groups around the world and began to hammer at their keyboards. During a single weekend, several hundred video games were created, demo...

Chris Ainsworth: Crowd-sourcing a resurrection

Jun 12, 2013 4:43pm
Joey Vanas (of First Friday), Michael Corthwaite (Downtown Cocktail Room), Rehan Coudhry (Life is Beautiful festival) and a team of dedicated volunteers want to save the old Huntridge Theatre.If you’...

Chris Ainsworth: Watch the parking meters

Updated: May 29, 2013 5:50pm
Parking downtown! Calamity!Where are we gonna put our cars once the Odgen’s own guest lot is stuffed to the gills with borrowed Teslas, sitting there waiting while their drivers awkwardly nurse...

Chris Ainsworth: Video gaming in Vegas (part 2)

Updated: May 17, 2013 3:17pm
PREVIOUSLY I covered the local arcade scene. This week, another subject dear to the nostalgia- (or curiosity-) driven gamer: the retro video-game store.Gamestop, eBay and other online venders have...
A past Startup Weekend

Chris Ainsworth: Start a company this weekend

Updated: May 08, 2013 6:11pm
When I say entrepreneur, or any variation, take a drink.This Friday, dozens of developers and entrepreneurs will make their way to the InNEVation Center for a three-day startup jam with one goal in...
<p>Insert Coins. PHOTO BY TODD LUSSIER.</p>

Chris Ainsworth: Video Gaming in Vegas (Part 1)

Updated: Apr 18, 2013 3:38pm
If you grew up in Las Vegas, chances are you may recognize such names as Mary K’s, Ted, Ned, & Freds, Star-Cade, Pinball Palace and Jeanie Moore’s Arcade. During the heyday of the scene in the...
<p>Tesla S</p>

Chris Ainsworth: Downtown Project’s new downtown project

Apr 03, 2013 6:08pm
Downtown Project has announced that it’s in the process of purchasing 100 Tesla Model S electric vehicles to be used as part of Project 100, a private transportation and ride-share system that aims...
<p>Dylan Bathurst at SXSW</p>

Columnist Chris Ainsworth: Vegas tech goes big at SXSW

Updated: Mar 21, 2013 4:47pm
South by Southwest is a film, interactive and music festival held annually in Austin, Texas. Last week, in an effort led by Gabe Shepherd (who will also help build the inaugural SXSW V2V conference...
<p>Proposed phases for downtown wi-fi</p>

Chris Ainsworth: Free wi-fi for downtown

Updated: Mar 13, 2013 8:31pm
This summer, downtown Las Vegas will join Denver, El Paso, Houston and dozens of other municipalities that have installed free wi-fi service in their city centers in an attempt to foster their...
<p>Syn Shop&amp;#8217;s interior. PHOTO: MANYA SUSOEV</p>

Chris Ainsworth: Vegas’ first hackerspace

Updated: Feb 21, 2013 2:55pm
As of last week, SYN Shop is open for business.Nestled within a row of shops on Fourth Street between Fremont and Ogden, the freshly painted space is bustling with activity as founders and friends...