Bitcoin has been in the news a lot lately. While the media attention is both good and bad, influencing both price fluctuations and public acceptance, it is rather interesting to see what the mainstream press are saying about the phenomenon. Here are the stories from May 3, 2013.

Forbes: Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Bitcoin Diet

GigaOM: SEC stays silent on Bitcoin as currency attracts new controversies

Quartz: $1 billion in bitcoin was traded in April—16 times the previous record

Motherboard: A Working Bitcoin ATM Is in San Diego, But Its Most Vocal Backer Is Gone

HuffPo: Bitcoin Scam: Rogue ESEA Employee Mines £2,400 Of Digital Currency With Members’ Computers