Democratic candidates take the stage together for the first time as they jockey for position in the race to take on President Trump in 2020.2020 Electionsread more
In a strategy to draw attention away from Wednesday's Democratic debate, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign bought out YouTube's "masthead," the leading...2020 Electionsread more
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner breaks down the idea behind a bipartisan bill he introduced to provide more transparency in Big Tech.Technologyread more
Tesla is working on new battery cell designs, and a way to make their own cells, with R&D teams in a lab near its car plant in Fremont, California.Technologyread more
These attacks have given the public the opportunity to examine the problems associated with ransomware, where corporations -- not obligated to disclose these attacks -- have...Technologyread more
"As a private company we don't have the tools to make the Russian government stop," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the Aspen Ideas Conference on Wednesday. "We can...Technologyread more
Something unusual is happening in financial markets, and it could mean more gains lie ahead for stocks, if history is any indication.Marketsread more
Underneath the impressive market rally is a trend that doesn't seem quite right, according to J.P. Morgan.Marketsread more
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said security forces had foiled an opposition coup attempt that included plans to assassinate him and other top political figures.World Politicsread more
Credit Suisse initiated coverage of Tesla Wednesday with an "underperform" rating and a price target 15% below where the stock closed.Marketsread more
Wi-Fi 6 will be the next-generation wireless standard. Along with 5G, it will represent the next big shift in connectivity and data, said Irving Tan, senior vice president and...Shaping the futureread more
Sapan Shah, a 24-year-old graduate student at Lehigh University, has created a tourist attraction of sorts for bitcoin enthusiasts.
Since he began accepting the digital currency at his Allentown, Pa., Subway franchise two weeks ago, bitcoin fans have been coming from out of state to visit his sandwich shop, Shah told CNBC on Tuesday.
"Right now a lot of enthusiasts are coming in," he said on "Squawk on the Street." "Bitcoin enthusiasts are coming to show a lot of support for this. A lot of kids are coming two or three hours to drive. We're getting a lot of students from local areas who have studied bitcoin and understand it."
(Read more: Somebody tell Jared: This Subway takes bitcoins)
Subway did not endorse his decision to accept bitcoins, said Shah, who uses a tablet application to convert payments to U.S. dollars.
"This was just my idea, and [Subway] encourages operators to have innovative ideas," he added.
(Read more: )
Asked whether bitcoin represented a bubble since gaining more public exposure in recent weeks, Shah agreed that prices could be inflated. According to exchange mtgox.com, a bitcoin was worth $730 as of noon Tuesday after reaching a record high of $900 on Monday.
"My hope is that as it continues to grow and the volume increases, the volatility will decrease a little bit," he said. "It hasn't been a problem with our customers."
U.S. lawmakers are mulling how to regulate the currency. Many are concerned that it could be used to cover illicit activity online, such as the infamous Silk Road, a website that federal authorities shut down after learning it accepted bitcoins to pay for illegal narcotics.
The currency has also gained traction among notable investors, including the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.
(Read more: As bitcoin skyrockets, is a bubble at hand?)
—By CNBC's Jeff Morganteen. Follow him on Twitter at and get the latest stories from "Squawk on the Street"