Happy Friday. Here's something new: A big snowstorm is headed for the Northeast. Imagine that.
To the surprise of exactly no one following the story, the Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange has gone belly up. Cue the "questions surrounding bitcoin's future" cacophony. (Voice of America)
If, however, you're a little late to the digital currency story, here's an excellent summary and outlook piece showing that, despite the PR hit, bitcoin soldiers on. (SiliconANGLE)
One more take: Now that the Mt.Gox mess has hit its climax, we learn that "bitcoin's next generation of founders is cleaner, more pedigreed and suited to Wall Street's and Capitol Hill's tastes." (TechCrunch)
Elsewhere, Greek borrowing costs have fallen to a nearly four-year low, again rendering the austerity apocalypse meme as kind of silly. (Financial Times)
This is how Obamacare is like the Hotel California: You can drop out, but you can never leave. (The Weekly Standard)
And finally ... when it comes to the Federal Reserve this year, bad news may be no news, as rosy economic projections are unlikely to be changed, according to St. Louis central bank chief Jim Bullard. CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.