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China may be about to tax currency tradingBitcoin Politics

China may be about to tax currency trading

China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, could be about to implement rules designed to curb speculative trading in currency markets.According to a report from Bloomberg , which cited anonymous sources, the PBOC has drafted rules for a Tobin tax on currency trading."The initial…
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March 15, 2016
A Peak Inside The Bitcoin Embassy Of IsraelBitcoin Politics

A Peak Inside The Bitcoin Embassy Of Israel

It began as a joke days before the Architect Ayal Segev hung the sign “Bitcoin-Embassy” at his Tel Aviv office. This story, is told in a recent story at the Juedische Allgemeine in German by Sabine Brandes. CCN has re-formulated that piece for an English…
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March 12, 2016
Fascism: Coming To A Blockchain Near YouBitcoin Politics

Fascism: Coming To A Blockchain Near You

In 1919, Benito Mussolini coined the term “fascism” to describe his political system and the world forever changed. Simply put, fascism was the blending of business and government. This is the system which could gain popularity in blockchain technology. In 2015, the technology and financial…
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February 21, 2016
The resolution of the Bitcoin experimentBitcoin Politics

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

I’ve spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer. The software I’ve written has been used by millions of users, hundreds of developers, and the talks I’ve given have led directly to the creation of several startups. I’ve talked about Bitcoin on Sky TV…
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January 15, 2016
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Bitcoin Trade 207

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 16, 2015
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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Implicated in Silk Road Trial

Mt. Gox bitcoin protest Mark Karpeles The trial of alleged Silk Road ringleader Ross Ulbricht heated up today during the questioning of a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by the defense team, led by Ulbricht's lawyer Joshua Dratel.The DHS witness, agent Jared DerYeghiayan, apparently claimed that Mark…
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January 15, 2015
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Coinplug Unveils its Big Bitcoin Plans

South Korean bitcoin exchange Coinplug has some big plans ahead.  The company is distributing pre-paid bitcoin gift cards to about 24,000 convenience stores across the country.  Thus far, about 8,000 of those stores are part of the 7-11 franchise, and other major chains are slated…
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January 15, 2015
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Fundraising with Bitcoin Find The Bitcoins Contest

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January 15, 2015
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Bitcoin Embassy video tour

www.bitcoinembassy.caThe Bitcoin Embassy is a three-story building located in dedicated entirely to cryptocurrency, decentralized technologies and financial innovation. It acts as an educational centre and collaborative working & meeting space in Montreal for Bitcoin entrepreneurs, professionals, investors. It also acts as a start-up incubator and…
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January 15, 2015
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Xapo Looks to Outer Space in Latest Bitcoin Security Push

The normally tight-lipped bitcoin services provider Xapo has announced a slew of new updates focused on bolstering its security offerings.Though the move allows the company to remove fees for its signature vault storage service, adding multi-signature authorization to that offering and completing a Service Organization Control 2…
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January 15, 2015
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Paul Koster Calls for Immediate Ban on Bitcoin

ForexMinute.com – Netherlands Stockholder Association’s Director Paul Koster recently requested the central bankers to immediately ban the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.According to a report published on Dutch news service BNR , Koster deliberately chose the Bitcoin’s worst trading phase to throw tantrums over it. “These volatile Bitcoin…
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January 15, 2015
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Live Bitcoin Trading and Getting Started

bitcoin trading - Click here: http://bit.ly/Bitcoin-Wealth-Alliance This video covers some of the introductory basics to getting involved with Bitcoin if you are interested. In the background is a brief trading session I had as my first round of trading with anything substantial. Everything here is…
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January 15, 2015
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Bitcoin Wealth Alliance Revealed

Bitcoin Wealth Alliance - Click here: http://bit.ly/Bitcoin-Wealth-Alliance http://begin-new.com click link to the left Bitcoin Wealth AllianceRevealedDont buy Bitcoin Wealth Alliance by Anthony Trister. This was launched on September 23. This software teaches beginners how to make a tremendous profit with bitcoin, whether it goes up…
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January 15, 2015
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January 15, 2015
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Bitcoin continues downward spiral, plunges below $200

A bitcoin. Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi — Bloomberg/Getty Images Times just got even tougher for the fledgling cryptocash. This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com . By Kim Lachance Sandrow, Entrepreneur.com Bitcoin continues to kick off the…
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January 14, 2015
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PayPal Expresses its Thoughts on Bitcoin Regulation

PayPal has some interesting feelings towards bitcoin.  Apparently, while the currency itself shouldn’t be up for regulation, businesses that deal in it should.The company made a submission to the Australian Senate committee investigating the regulation of digital currencies that calls for the recognition of differences…
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January 14, 2015
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Introducing… ForexBroker Inc

So we’ve added a new brokerage to our top brokers this week – ForexBroker Inc . We thought this company may be of interest to our user base as it not only offers bitcoin as a tradable asset, it also accepts US traders – something…
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January 14, 2015
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Coinbase Expands USD Wallets To 7 New States

Bitcoin wallet and platform, Coinbase has added USD wallets for seven more states. When USD wallets originally launched at the end of 2014 , United States residents of only 16 states were eligible for the wallets. Today, the company services a total of 22 states…
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January 14, 2015
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Bitcoin to Gold

We are proud to announce that Bitreserve’s cloud money system now supports gold. Starting today, our members can hold their bitcoin as stable gold value and spend this historic precious metal anywhere bitcoin is accepted. With our Gold Card, we are reviving gold for the…
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January 14, 2015
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Bitcoin Trade 206

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 13, 2015
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Ponzi Company Disappears with 1,000 BTC

CryptoDouble , a newly launched company that promised to double cryptocurrency investments within 100 hours of deposit, recently disappeared with customers’ 1,000 BTC – leaving behind nothing but an offline website.From what we could gather from the leftover material, CryptoDouble claimed itself to be a…
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January 13, 2015
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Russia Blocks More Bitcoin Sites

Russia is apparently having a hard time making up its mind about bitcoin.  One minute it’s completely against it .  Then, the very law laying out the disapproval is criticized and rejected .  Now, citing a court order from September 2014, the country has blacklisted…
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January 13, 2015
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New Bitcoin Embassies in Asia Bring World Total to 17

Bitcoin Embassy Seoul Two new Asian 'bitcoin embassies' opened last week in Seoul and Tokyo, with a shared mission to bring bitcoin's message to a more general audience.There are now 17 such advocacy centres worldwide, in all major regions except Africa. However, the organization behind the movement…
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January 13, 2015
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How Credit Card Fraud Sank One Bitcoin Exchange

Avoiding credit card chargebacks One of the biggest problems for bitcoin exchanges and their customers is often making the exchange quick and easy. Exchanges like Canadian firm Virtex made the decision a long time ago not to accept credit cards. Their biggest concern? Fraud, in…
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January 13, 2015
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Russian Authorities Blacklist 5 Bitcoin-Related Websites

The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor in Russian) has blacklisted five Bitcoin-related websites. Roskomnadzor has effectively blocked access to Bitcoin.org – an online community of cryptocurrency users and specialists supported by the Bitcoin Foundation - entering it into a registry of…
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January 13, 2015
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Russia’s Media Watchdog Blocks Bitcoin Websites

Russia’s media watchdog has blocked access to a number of bitcoin-related sites, citing a court order from 30th September.The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) allows visitors to check whether or not a site is blacklisted . At press time, …
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January 13, 2015
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Bitreserve Raises $9.6 Million in Crowdfunding Campaign

Bitreserve has closed its crowdfunding campaign after raising over $9m. The final total, one of the largest recorded in the digital currency sector for a crowdfunded initiative, reached $9,620,802 (£6,363,024) after 157 investors bought 11.27% of the equity offered.Tim Parsa, Bitreserve's president of global strategy and markets…
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January 13, 2015
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Bitcoin 2012 | Documentary (Italian captions)

Exploring the issues of structural unemployment, economic oppression, and distributed manufacturing. Technology, politics and science in the present and futu...Bitcoin 2012 | Documentary (Italian captions) In which Eli & Birgitta discuss the pirate party, parenthood, monsanto, and solutions for some of the problems ...Bitcoin 2012…
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January 12, 2015
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BitHalo Brings New Trading Feature to the Mix

Coin trading platform BitHalo has released a new feature called the “Advanced Payment,” which allows consumers to perform peer-to-peer trading via email with bitcoin and blackcoin.BitHalo founder and lead developer David Zimberk says:“I see great potential to expand on some of the tipping movement that’s…
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January 12, 2015
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CEX.io Halts Cloud Mining Service Due to Low Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin mining service CEX.io has announced it will suspend its cloud mining activities.The company stated in a 12th January blog post that it is no longer profitable, blaming declining revenues amid a dropping bitcoin price. CEX chief information officer Jeffrey Smith told CoinDesk that operations would resume if the price…
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January 12, 2015
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Ross Ulbricht Trial Set to Begin

Alleged drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht , who is currently facing charges of running a criminal enterprise, money laundering and drug trafficking, is set to begin his trial in Manhattan tomorrow on January 13th.Ulbricht was arrested in the San Francisco Public Library over a year ago…
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January 12, 2015
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Paybase Announces $20 Buy Back Scheme for Paycoin

Embattled cryptocurrency platform Paybase is launching a buy-back scheme to match the US$20 floor that their Paycoin currency was expected to hold. Announcing a system based upon “monthly disbursements” of Bitcoin to pay for any XPY re-purchased by Paybase in the scheme, the company stated…
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January 12, 2015
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Bitcoin ‘Vault’ Elliptic Meets Global Auditing Standard

KPMG building Digital currency storage service Elliptic has obtained ISAE 3402 accreditation – a global standard for financial reporting – from auditing specialist KPMG.The ISAE 3402 Type 1 or SOC1/2 review  scrutinises various aspects of a business, including financial controls, regulatory compliance including AML and KYC measures, financial…
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January 12, 2015
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Don’t Forget Bitcoin At Tax Time

Getting those tax records together for the 2015 filing season? Don’t forget about Bitcoin.The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to taxpayers in 2014 on how to treat Bitcoin – and other virtual currency – for federal income tax purposes. That guidance, IRS Notice 2014-21…
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January 11, 2015
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The Strangest Altcoins of 2014

The past 12 months have seen a veritable explosion in the number of alternative digital currencies, otherwise known as altcoins.The numbers for exactly how many altcoins are in existence vary depending on the measure. CoinMarketCap.com lists 554 cryptocurrencies at the time of writing – up from around…
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January 11, 2015
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BitStamp Resumes Operations

BitStamp, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges out there in the Bitcoin ecosystem that had suspended its service after the breach resulted in the loss of around 19,000 Bitcoin with a value of some $5 million, has informed the customers that it has resumed the…
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January 11, 2015
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BITCOIN RUSH | episode 27 * Crypto News Media

Greenpeace, Bitcoin Union, TheOpenMinute w/ Gryfen Crypto Inc., Opal, Soumitra Mandhata, Paypal, & Bitcoin Juggle Btc donations will be used wisely: 17vPhPit.Change Tip, Bet Moose, HTML Coin, BTCxe, Altcoin Devvie, Altcoin Herold, Institutional Investment, The Open Minute Btc donations will be used wisely: 17vPhPi.CA Bitcoin…
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January 10, 2015
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Neuroware Launches ‘Future-Proof’ API for Cryptocurrency Apps

Building an infrastructure that is easy-to-use is critical if the digital currency ecosystem wants to encourage the creation of consumer-facing products.To simplify this process, startup Neuroware has built Blockstrap  – an application programming interface (API) for web designers and front-end developers that supports bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,…
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January 10, 2015
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Overstock Installs Bitcoin ATM at Corporate HQ

CoinOutlet, Overstock US retail giant Overstock has installed a bitcoin ATM in the lobby of its Salt Lake City, Utah, headquarters.Part of an effort to further encourage digital currency use amongst its staff, the news coincides with the announcement that it is in the process…
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January 9, 2015
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Dutch Scrypt Mining Company Declared Bankrupt

Mining ASIC Technologies Mining ASICs Technologies (MAT) was declared bankrupt by a Maastricht, Netherlands, judge on 30th December, one week after company CEO Marc Coumans filed for bankruptcy.CoinDesk confirmed MAT's filing with Mr CFMP Spreksel, the curator in charge of overseeing the management and liquidation of…
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January 9, 2015
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CFTC Commissioner Opens Up about Bitcoin

ForexMinute.com – While the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) still remains undecided on their proceedings towards Bitcoin regulations, its commissioner – Commissioner Mark Wetien – proved himself to be more open this new commodity-cum-payment-technology.In his recent Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal, Wetien wrote lengths…
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January 9, 2015
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Apple Introduces SaruTobi, an IOS Bitcoin Game

Known as SaruTobi, users play as a monkey that collects bitcoin tokens while swinging from trees and vines.Sure, the graphics seem like something out of the original “Mario Bros” venture, but who cares?  For old-school fanatics who also happen to be bitcoin enthusiasts, the game…
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January 8, 2015
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Bitcoin 2012 | Documentary (Italian captions)

Bitcoin 2012 | Documentary (Italian captions) In which Eli & Birgitta discuss the pirate party, parenthood, monsanto, and solutions for some of the problems facing people in Iceland, Israel and all aroun.Bitcoin 2012: Eli Sklar & Birgitta Jonsdottir Birgitta Jónsdóttir talk entitled No Privacy -…
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January 8, 2015
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Bitcoin The Currency Of The Future

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January 8, 2015
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ShapeShift.io Adds NXT to Its Platform

Cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift.io recently added NXT – a 100% POS cryptocurrency with a marker cap of around $17 million. Offering users the ease of converting between multitudes of cryptocurrencies without requiring an account, ShapeShift is now attributing the same liquidity to NXT – a…
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January 8, 2015
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Academic Research on Bitcoin Tripled in 2014

Bitcoin graduate Academia is increasingly focusing on bitcoin, and hundreds of papers on the subject have now been published, according to research by author and alternative finance commentator Brett Scott.Notably, more than three times as many papers were published in 2014 as in the previous year.Scott pieced together a database…
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January 8, 2015
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CoinTerra Silent Amid Cloud Mining Payout Freeze

Bitcoin mining hardware firm CoinTerra has been the subject of speculation this week, as emails purportedly sent by the company to customers of its cloud mining service suggest the firm has defaulted on debt obligations.The email, signed by a representative of the CoinTerra support staff,…
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January 7, 2015
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Bitcoin Trading Comes to Nigeria

South African bitcoin exchange ICE3X has now made it possible to trade bitcoin in Nigeria through a partnership with Nigerian payment processor VoguePay .Exchange founder Gareth Grobler described the situation with enthusiasm, and feels that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is the prime area for…
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January 7, 2015
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Bitcoin Trade 205

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 7, 2015
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My Experience in ‘Bitcoin City’ Arnhem

Arnhem Bitcoinstad In October of 2014, CoinTelegraph reported that the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands had become the densest concentration of Bitcoin merchants in the world. And in November, the organizers held a successful six month anniversary event entitled “Arnhem Bitcoin Metropolis,” which attracted…
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January 7, 2015
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Coinbase Unveils iOS and Android App Redesign

Coinbase app Coinbase has launched its redesigned Android and iOS mobile apps, allowing users to instantly buy and sell bitcoin in 19 countries.The California-based bitcoin services provider indicates that both apps have been rebuilt "from the ground up" on the latest versions of both platforms.In addition…
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January 7, 2015
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ICE3x Launches Nigeria’s First Bitcoin Exchange

Nigeria currency South African bitcoin exchange ICE 3 X has launched bitcoin trading in Nigeria for the first time, opening up a potentially huge market for bitcoin in Africa's most populous country.The company has formed an exclusive partnership with Nigerian payment processor VoguePay , allowing…
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January 7, 2015
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CDC to Discuss Banking Service Issues with US Treasury

ForexMinute.com – In response to US Treasury Department’s invitation for a roundtable discussion on Financial Access for Money Services Businesses (MSB) next week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce recently formed Financial Access Task Force – a team that will highlight the banking accessibility issues faced…
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January 7, 2015
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Coin Center Launches its Website

Education and research institution Coin Center has launched its website.  Its focus will be policy issues relating to bitcoin and cryptocurrency.The institution states on its homepage:“Think of us as a think tank for blockchain technology.  Our mission is to build a better understanding of the…
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January 6, 2015
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The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies

The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies Stefan Molyneux looks at the rise of Bitcoin and discusses its history, mining, fees, altcoins, regulatory hypocrisy, worldwide awareness, comparisons to gol.Bitcoin has been making headlines for months. With the price fluctuating wildly, is it really a currency,…
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January 6, 2015
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Bitcoin Wallet Circle Enables NFC Technology

Circle recently enabled Near Field Communication technology on its Android-based mobile app.Following the announcement , the Bitcoin wallet company joined BitPay in offering tap-to-pay services to spend Bitcoins through Android-enabled devices – a brief demo of which was presented in last year’s Money2020 event in…
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January 6, 2015
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Keeping Score at the 2014 Bitcoin Bowl

Bitcoin bowl By Chris DeRoseThe Bitcoin bowl was an explosion of hype, confidence, and unbridled optimism. It was a wonderful success for Bitcoin, and an amazing moment in our movement. Many articles have already been written in the short time since the Bitcoin bowl has…
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January 6, 2015
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BitPay Releases Multisig Wallet App for Windows Phone

BitPay has made its open-source, multi-signature bitcoin wallet Copay available for free on the Windows Phone app store.The bitcoin payment processor launched Copay on the Windows app store Tuesday at the CES consumer electronics and technology tradeshow in Las Vegas.The news follows the December announcement…
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January 6, 2015
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Coin Center Unveils Bitcoin-Focused Public Policy Website

Coin Center, a non-profit research and advocacy centre, announced today the launch of its new website that offers educational resources and detailed information about the organisation.The group focuses on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as bitcoin. It provides updates on advocacy efforts,…
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January 6, 2015
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Circle Brings NFC to Android App for Touchless Payments

Touchless mobile payments are now available to select Circle users.The bitcoin wallet and payment service has integrated near-field communication (NFC),  enabling users to transact with its Android App wherever bitcoin and NFC are accepted. Circle  is a digital money platform that delivers streamlined, user-friendly functionality…
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January 6, 2015
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Bitwage And Amagi Metals Partner For Bitcoin Payroll

Bitcoin-friendly Amagi Metals has announced that its entire staff will voluntarily accept a portion of individual employee paychecks in Bitcoin in 2015 through Bitwage . CEO of Amagi Metals Stephen Macaskill said the company is taking this action to advance its ability to function fully…
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January 6, 2015
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Back to Basics: What Makes a Bitcoin Valuable?

In the wake of falling bitcoin prices , critics are asking a familiar question, “What makes a bitcoin valuable?” There is a misconception that the Bitcoin Blockchain can be separated from bitcoin the currency, individual units representing a portion of the Bitcoin network. If a…
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January 6, 2015
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Korean Bitcoin Exchange Korbit Raises $3M Series A

Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital. Korbit competes with Coinbase and Bitpay but differentiates with services that are localized specifically for the Korean market. Last April, Korbit, which also offers bitcoin…
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January 6, 2015
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Bitreserve Lawsuit Rumor Untrue

CoinTelegraph can reveal that reports of Bitreserve facing a trademark lawsuit because of its use of the name “Bitgold” are unfounded.A recent article in Altcoin Press suggested that Nick Szabo, who supposedly trademarked the name “Bitgold”, could bring a lawsuit against the digital money service.The…
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January 6, 2015
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Bitstamp’s Ongoing Outage Echoes Through Bitcoin Economy

Following news that Bitstamp has suffered what now appears to be a massive security breach, the effects of the surprise outage at one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges have spread quickly through the wider bitcoin economy.From payment processors serving billion-dollar merchants to bitcoin ATMs and advanced trading…
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January 5, 2015
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LazyCoins Launches… Again

Altcoin exchange LazyCoins is re-launching with a new mobile payments and merchant services app.In a growing world of digital currency, LazyCoins is looking to compete with the likes of bitcoin conglomerate BitPay and fight for its place in the virtual payments universe.Founder Danial Daychopan commented…
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January 5, 2015
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California Delays Formal Decision on Bitcoin Regulation

DBO, California California’s financial services and money transmitters regulator did not rule on whether it would regulate bitcoin at a scheduled December meeting.The meeting of California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) was first revealed in early December by Bloomberg . Though details were scarce, spokesperson…
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January 5, 2015
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Altcoins Dropping Off Coin-Swap in Boycott Against GAW Miners

Litecoin, Dogecoin, Blackcoin and Neoscoin requested to be delisted from Coin-Swap. The move follows the recent announcement of Josh Garza's Paybase’s acquisition of the cryptocurrency exchange.On January 2, the four altcoins respectively dropped off the cryptocurrency exchange and requested Coin-Swap remove Litecoin, Dogecoin, Blackcoin and…
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January 5, 2015
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Bitstamp: an update

Related Articles A little earlier on today one of our reporters – Yashu Gola – published this piece outlining the suspected RNG attack on, and the resulting service halt, of leading bitcoin exchange platform BitStamp. While the exact details surrounding the attack – along with…
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January 5, 2015
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BitQuick Integrates Pay to Script Hash Multi-Sig

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform, BitQuick , has announced its integration of Pay to Script Hash (P2SH) multi-sig addresses through BitGo . This makes BitQuick the first major marketplace to implement multi-sig technology.BitGo, which launched the first ever multi-sig Bitcoin wallet back in 2013, provides its…
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January 5, 2015
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GetGems Messaging App Gets $400k VC Funding

GetGems (previously known simply as Gems), a messenger app with Bitcoin integration and its own crypto-token, has added $400,000 USD to the money it already raised in its crowdsale, after striking a deal with venture capital firm Magma VC.The additional finance will bring the total…
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January 5, 2015
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ChangeTip Brings Bitcoin Tipping to Social Media Cynics

Bitcoin micropayments startup ChangeTip has introduced a new feature that lets users make tips without a social media account.Currently, ChangeTip users can tip one another via accounts linked to their social networks, including Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and GooglePlus. However, One Time Tip Link now allows users to send bitcoin…
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January 5, 2015
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What the Financial Elite Say about Bitcoin

Sort video interview about what the Financial people are saying about Bitcoin. CoinTelegraph attended both Money20/20 and ECOM21 in 2014r, two events that bring together players in financial services from all over the world, and even some state central bank actors. CoinTelegraph asked a slew…
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January 4, 2015
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6 (More) Bitcoin Myths Debunked

We've all heard them before.As a groundbreaking innovation, bitcoin naturally attracts skeptics just as strongly as it attracts supporters, and the technical and theoretical complexity of the digital currency can cause a considerable amount of confusion with those who are not 'in the know'.The result is…
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January 4, 2015
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Is Falling Bitcoin Value a Cause for Concern?

Related Articles In the short term, the answer is yes. Despite numerous encouraging announcements in the cryptocurrency industry, Bitcoin faces downward price pressure in the near term. Some of this downward pressure is inherent, as roughly 3600 Bitcoins are mined per day. Taking it a…
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January 4, 2015
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Bitcoin Trade 204

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2015
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Review: Ravenbit Keeps Physical Bitcoin Meme Alive

Ravenbit physical bitcoin Name of product: Ravenbit NODE coin (standard edition, brass) What it is: Physical 'bitcoin' token Made by: Ravenbit Cost: $20 plus shipping (less if bought in bulk quantities, more if limited edition) Basic summary: The Ravenbit NODE is a physical bitcoin token…
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January 4, 2015
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SpaceBit To Build Cryptocurrency Bank in Space

A new start-up company called SpaceBit has announced plans to launch a satellite, carrying a ‘Space Vault’ into orbit around the earth. This vault will form the basis for a new cryptocurrency bank aptly named ‘ Space Bank ‘, which is being described as ‘the…
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January 4, 2015
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Weekend Roundup: Snowden Accepting Bitcoins, Ecuador’s Digital Money Launches, and ChangeTip Rolling Out Facebook Support

Weekend Roundup: Snowden Accepting Bitcoins, Ecuador’s Digital Money Launches, and ChangeTip Rolling Out Facebook Support On Thursday, Carlo Caraluzzo reported that American whistleblower Edward Snowden is accepting bitcoins to finance his legal defense. “Snowden is accepting donations in PayPal, credit card, check, bank transfer and…
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January 4, 2015
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California Approves Bitcoin for Transactions

California has now become “Crypto-rnia”.The state’s governor Jerry Brown has approved bitcoin for transactions, thus making California a sturdy haven for digital currency.The news comes following the ratification of a new finance bill originally approved in the summer of 2014.  The bill’s objective was to…
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January 3, 2015
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Snowden Looking to Bitcoin to Raise Funds for Legal Trust

Edwardsnowden.com , a website raising funds for whistleblower Edward Snowden ’s legal defense campaign, is announcing that it will accept bitcoin donations for the cause.Snowden had previously leaked millions of classified documents to various members of the media, showing evidence of government spying on Internet…
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January 3, 2015
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ChangeTip Adding Facebook And Slack

Update: Slack Integration appears to be working, as mentioned by a commentor. Since ChangeTip burst onto the scene in November, giving users a way to easily tip bitcoin to even non-bitcoin users, Facebook has been the obvious addition and everyone knew it would be coming…
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January 3, 2015
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How to Avoid Bitcoin Scams in 2015

2014 has been a monumental year for bitcoin in many respects.Consumer adoption rose significantly and a host of retailers, including huge global corporations, decided to take the plunge into digital currency. What's more, regulators have started to reveal increased understanding of the technology and bitcoin's blockchain is widely being recognised…
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January 3, 2015
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Mike Hearn: How Bitcoin’s Technology Advanced in 2014

Bitcoin and code In just a few days, bitcoin will have been in development for five years.For those of us who watched it grow from a humble Windows-only desktop application to today’s global infrastructure, bitcoin’s technology is simultaneously astonishing and frustrating. We marvel at how far…
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January 3, 2015
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Why Some Bitcoin Exchanges Might Die in 2015

Closed sign The recent levelling out of bitcoin’s price volatility might be good news for everyday bitcoin users, but could it send a bunch of exchanges off the cliff?CoinDesk recently spoke to the CEO of a company whose fortune depends on the health of bitcoin…
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January 3, 2015
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Bitcoin Volatility Index to be Launched by BitMEX

Bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX has announced that from 5 th January they will publish a 30 day bitcoin volatility index, measuring the cryptocurrency’s volatility against the United States dollar, and that they will create a tradable financial instrument based on the index.Often known colloquially as…
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January 1, 2015
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Microsoft Further Experimenting with Bitcoin

Microsoft caused quite a stir earlier this month when it announced that customers could use bitcoin to pay for certain content in the Windows and Xbox stores.While not accepting bitcoin on a global scale just yet, Microsoft has mentioned that it is experimenting with the…
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January 1, 2015
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BitQuick to Implement P2SH Multi-Signature Escrow Addresses

Becoming the first major Bitcoin trading marketplace to implement P2SH Multi-Signature Escrow Addresses, BitQuick is a peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform . In the press release the organization announces that it connects buyers and sellers; however, its integration of P2SH (Pay To Script Hash) multi-signature addresses…
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January 1, 2015
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10 Bitcoin Resolutions for 2015

A lot can happen in 365 days.A year ago, 1 BTC was worth $770, governments around the world were either terrified of bitcoin or laughed it off as a passing fad and it was a lot harder to find a place to spend your bitcoins.Today, you…
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January 1, 2015
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The True Value of Bitcoin: What You Really Need To Know

Stefan Molyneux, MA, host of Freedomain Radio, brings over 15 years of software and business entrepreneurial experience to the question: What is the true val.Stefan Molyneux, MA, host of Freedomain Radio, brings over 15 years of software and business entrepreneurial experience to the question: What…
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January 1, 2015
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‘Star Trek’ Will Be in ‘Star Wars’ in 2015

This will not happen next year. Photographer: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images" src="http://media.gotraffic.net/images/iCMjbI3vm5KU/v3/620x349.jpg"> This will not happen next year. As 2014 draws to a close, I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in…
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December 31, 2014
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TradeBlock Welcomes New Lead UI Engineer

Jeff Ward has been welcomed as the new lead UI engineer at TradeBlock , where he will be in charge of optimizing human-computer interactions on the TradeBlock Professional platform.Ward has been a long time Bitcoin supporter, stated the company in an announcement December 22. He…
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December 31, 2014
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BitcoinExpo 2015 – Press Release

This is a press release and was not written by the NewsBTC team 24 – 25 January 2015 London, United Kingdom After a previous success of Central European Bitcoin Expo Vienna , BitcoinExpo 2014 Shanghai and Bitcoin 2 Business Congress Brussels , the CryptoEvents team…
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December 31, 2014
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The Nxt Client Just Gave Me a Braingasm

I see a lot of cryptocurrency-related press releases. I research many different crypto companies and coins. I comb through a lot of their websites and wikis. It’s part of the job.And about a month ago, Nxt started to stand out to me.The branding seemed consistent,…
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December 31, 2014
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Singapore Hosting Inside Bitcoins 2015 Conference

Inside Bitcoin The major cryptocurrency event, Inside Bitcoin , will be held next year in Singapore on January 29-30, 2015. Event sponsors are encouraging people to reserve tickets early and are offering discounts to those who pre-register. Group rates are also being offered.The exhibition and…
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December 31, 2014
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Has China Abandoned Bitcoin?

Shanghai Composite There has been much conjecture on the role China has played in the rise and fall of Bitcoin’s price. Most in this space recognize that China has been leading the Bitcoin marketplace in terms of trading and volume. If this is the case,…
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December 31, 2014
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New BTMs in North America, UK and Australia

The proliferation of BTMs around the world continued last week, even with the Christmas holiday giving billions of us an excuse not to do much work at all.According to the Bitcoin ATM map published by our partner Coin ATM Radar, 5 new BTMs went live…
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December 31, 2014
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Cornell Professor Challenges ChangeTip

Emin Gün Sirer , the Cornell professor who recently said that ChangeTip needed to die a quick death has returned to the offensive on the issue of privacy. ChangeTip CEO Nick Sullivan recently criticized Sirer´s statements saying that it felt “like a charity being yelled…
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December 31, 2014
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Venture Capital Funding for Bitcoin Startups Triples in 2014

It's been a bumper 12 months for bitcoin companies raising funding. In fact, the amount of venture capital flowing into bitcoin startups this year is more than three times the total raised in 2013, according to CoinDesk data.In total, bitcoin firms raised $314.7m in 2014. This represents a 3.3-fold increase over the previous year, in…
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December 31, 2014
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Greece and Bitcoin: A Possible Future

Greece has been experiencing rough times since 2008.  The economy has shrunk by about one quarter.  Unemployment stands at about 25 percent, hundreds of thousands of businesses have closed and many of the nation’s people are living in poverty.In the midst of all this, it…
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December 29, 2014
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Hyprkey: Almost Unhackable Authentication

A company based out of New York City called HyprKey aims to accomplish a three-factor level of security that credit cards, Apple Pay, CurrentC and Bitcoin haven’t.The day of paying for goods and services with our mobile devices instead of swiping credit cards is dawning.Apple…
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December 29, 2014
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MegaBigPower: 2014 Was a Game Changer for Bitcoin Mining

The bitcoin mining landscape was, perhaps, permanently shaped over the past year, as events both great and small made their marks on the industry.2014 saw community uprisings against large hashrate contributors, growing amounts of capital flowing into the space, the expansion of mining into the remote corners…
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December 29, 2014
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Russian Ministry Criticises Draft Bill Banning Bitcoin

Kremlin winter Russia's Ministry of Economic Development has criticised a proposed ban on "cash equivalents", according to a report.The ministry said that legislation aimed at banning cash equivalents, including digital currencies like bitcoin, could have negative effects on retailers, telecom operators and banks.Specifically, some provisions of the bill could…
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December 29, 2014
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The Hidden Dangers of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a revolutionary decentralized architecture which can be used for an untold number of incredibly valuable services – including the transfer of fina..Bitcoin is a revolutionary decentralized architecture which can be used for an untold number of incredibly valuable services – including the transfer…
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December 29, 2014
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Darkcoin, Not Bitcoin!

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December 29, 2014
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The Federal Reserve Publishes Another Paper on Bitcoin

The Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. has issued a report entitled Bitcoin: Technical Background and Data Analysis. The recently released report, dated October 7, is a technical analysis of Bitcoin and the Bitcoin protocol. While mostly accurate, it contains a number of assumptions and…
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December 29, 2014
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Ecuador Officially Launches Its Own E-Money System

Banco Central del Ecuador (BCE) announced it has officially entered into the first phase of the establishment of its own electronic cash system, asking citizens over 18 years old to open an account using their smartphones.Starting from December 23, Ecuador citizens over 18 years old…
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December 28, 2014
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Excoin Starts Rolling Out NuBits (USD) Trading Pairs

Exco.in , the real-time altcoin exchange developed and run by Blackwave Labs, has opened its first NuBits (NBT) trading market, allowing users to trade bitcoin against a United States dollar pegged crypto-currency.NuBits uses trading bots operating across all known exchanges to effectively ‘peg’ the price…
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December 28, 2014
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APA itu BITCOIN ???

BitCoin adalah sebuah mata uang virtual yang dapat digunakan untuk bertransaksi online. Jika ditanya bagaimanakah bentuk mata uang ini, yang jelas bentuknya bukan seperti mata uang fisik yang dikeluarkan oleh sebuah bank dan bukan pula mata uang dari sebuah negara. Bentuk dari mata uang unik…
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December 28, 2014
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Coinbase Is Tracking How Users Spend Their Bitcoins

Coinbase has recently been demonstrating why consumer regulation is such a problem . The company seems to be tracking what their customers are buying with Bitcoin and closing any accounts involved in transactions that the company objects to.It is probably no secret that Bitcoiners are…
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December 28, 2014
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Russia Might Rollback Its Decision to Ban Bitcoin

ForexMinute.com – Already going through rough economic times , Russia is reportedly planning to rollback its decision to ban all sort of cash equivalents, including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.According to a report published on RT , Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has shown concerns about the…
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December 28, 2014
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Professor Kevin Dowd is Still Skeptical about Bitcoin

When  Kevin Dowd , a professor of Economics and Finance at Durham University, wrote a piece titled “Bitcoin is bust: Why investors should abandon the doomed cryptocurrency,” a lot of debate took place whether this libertarian and fierce advocate of private money over government-issued and…
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December 27, 2014
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Gems Social Messaging App Raises 2000 Bitcoins

Gems , a Bitcoin friendly social messaging app, has hit a major milestone in its funding – raising 2000 bitcoins from its crypto-token crowdsale.The aim of Gems is to create a social network and messaging app which rewards users for the contributions which they make…
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December 27, 2014
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BitGold Closes Massive Funding Round

With the arrival of the holiday season, many of us have been humming our favorite carols as we complete our shopping and familial preparations. The song “Silver and Gold” prominently comes to mind, although lately it feels as if the title should be changed to…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Partners with ChildFund to Save Children

Digital exchange platform BitPay  has partnered with ChildFund , one of the largest charities in the world for children to allow bitcoin donations.BitPay recently announced in a blog post:“We have a commitment to helping nonprofits utilize bitcoin for good causes. Our free payment-processing and donation…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Crowdfunding is Catching on in China

Bitcoin crowdfunding has taken off recently as a means to grow startups in China, with dozens of projects embracing the popular funding method to finance a variety of novel use cases.One of those use cases currently being explored is selling part-ownership in a discussion forum to…
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December 27, 2014
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What If Bitcoin Could Replace SIM Cards?

SIM Card “Let's imagine a future scenario where mobile phones, tablets, and other connected devices don't need those pesky SIM cards,” the narrator begins in this video .Naturally, Bitcoin plays a major role in this thought experiment. The title boldly proclaims, “Bitcoin Poised To Make…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Bowl is a Big Hit

Buzz from the Bitcoin Bowl has erupted following the game between North Carolina State and the University of Central Florida.  The scores at the end of the night were surprisingly close, with NC holding a 7 point lead of 34 over UCF’s 27, although many…
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December 27, 2014
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Russia and Bitcoin… No Longer Enemies?

Russia and bitcoin have not exactly been on good terms.  The country showed a particularly strict attitude towards the digital currency and was looking to enforce a ban that would threaten any users with heavy fines and other forms of punishment should they engage in…
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December 27, 2014
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Peter Todd and the Expansion of Bitcoin

Peter Todd As Bitcoin trickles into the mainstream, it’s easy to forget that it is still in Beta. The source code is constantly evolving with daily updates to the development repository, which has helped make it the most successful decentralized value store and immutable record…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Review 2014 Part I: Price and Commerical Activity

Bitcoin Review 2014 Part I: Price and Commerical Activity CoinTelegraph has put together a research report on Bitcoin’s journey through 2014. This year has seen many unprecedented events in cryptocurrency, and we’d like to highlight the main ones for readers.The report contains infographics, summary text…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Is (Still) Not Doomed

by John LightWashington Post columnist Henry Farrell has just added himself to the Nakamoto Institute’s running list of skeptics making bold assertions about the certain demise of Bitcoin. In a post entitled “ Bitcoin’s financial network is doomed ,” Mr. Farrell demonstrates his short-sightedness in…
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December 27, 2014
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The 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin This Year

It's safe to say that 2014 was an interesting year for bitcoin.As core development on the bitcoin protocol continued to strengthen the technological foundation of the digital currency, members of the bitcoin community had a significant impact on the 'front-end' of the budding industry this…
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December 27, 2014
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What is Bitcoin

Bruce Fenton, President of the Bitcoin Association, provides an overview of bitcoin.Recorded at PACTV studio, Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 4th, 2014.Host is Terry Reiber. Click here to view full article
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December 27, 2014
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December 27, 2014
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The 7 Biggest Crypto Scandals of 2014

Even though 2015 is right around the corner, some might say that bitcoin was still in its 'Wild West' days throughout the course of this year.While it's easy to appreciate all of bitcoin's best qualities – it's cheap, fast and reliable, to name a few…
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December 27, 2014
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Circle’s Wishlist for Bitcoin Regulation in 2015

John Beccia is general counsel and CCO for Circle, a consumer finance company that uses bitcoin technology to make money transfers and payments instant, secure, global and free. In this article, he shares his wish list for regulators focused on digital currency. It's the time of year…
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December 27, 2014
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5 Ways to Explain Bitcoin Over Christmas Dinner

It's December 25th. You’re busy heaping cranberry sauce on your plate and stealthily dodging those brussel sprouts when, as you knew it would, the conversation turns to bitcoin.Statistically speaking, the majority of your family have probably heard of the digital currency by now – no doubt…
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December 27, 2014
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Coinapult Introduces SMS Sending Service

Transferring bitcoin between owners became a little bit easier today, as payment processor Coinapult announced the introduction of its new service. The company now offers users the ability to transfer bitcoin by SMS. This means that bitcoin holders no longer require an internet connection in order…
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December 1, 2014
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Contour Action Cameras Embraces Bitcoin

Into filming your sports activities?Utah-based Contour Action Cameras  announced last week they would become one of the latest companies to embrace the bitcoin digital currency, signaling increasing merchant interest.Bitcoin will be accepted for all cameras and accessories sold by the company, a move they say…
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December 1, 2014
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AlphaPoint Brings HFT to Bitcoin

As the fintech spaces continues to broaden digital currency infrastructure, it seems today we have taken another step forward towards wider integration. High-frequency trading has long been at the core of foreign exchange and other equities markets, and it was only a matter of time…
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December 1, 2014
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The Blockchain Application Stack

Joel Monegro has been part of the Union Square Ventures Investment Team since July 2014. Previously, he co-founded three startups, ran a boutique software development shop, and studied Computer Science and Economics. The first thing Brad taught me when I joined Union Square Ventures is that…
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December 1, 2014
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3 Pre-Bitcoin Virtual Currencies That Bit the Dust

The history of the Internet is filled with examples of individuals or teams trying to bring characteristics of physical currency to the digital realm.Until bitcoin, nearly all prior attempts either failed or fell pitfall to issues related to centralization and crime, among others. Yet despite…
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December 1, 2014
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Bitcoin Fund Manager Faces HSBC Account Closure

HSBC office building. Global Advisors, a firm based in Jersey that manages the first regulated bitcoin fund, has been served notice by its bank, HSBC.The firm said it received a notice from HSBC indicating that the company's bank account would be closed in 60 days. A meeting…
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December 1, 2014
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HSBC abandons Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund

HSBC has cut ties with a Bitcoin investment fund Reuters Banking giant HSBC has cut off links between itself and the company responsible for the world's first regulated bitcoin investment fund.The BBC reports that the bank ended its relationship with Jersey-based Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment…
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December 1, 2014
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Bitcoin buzz bypasses shoppers

With more retailers accepting the digital currency, few shoppers are actually using it. Since it’s inception five years ago, bitcoin hype has spread across the globe. “Bitcoin accepted here” stickers have popped up in restaurants and stores. It’s even made it to Twin Mountain Country…
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November 29, 2014
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Australian CoinsForTech Launches Bitcoin-Only Marketplace OneWallet.io

Digital currency-only electronics online store CoinsForTech, announces the launch of its Bitcoin shopping portal and wallet: OneWallet.io.Queensland-based CoinsForTech has launched its global online marketplace for Bitcoin users, and has already signed up an impressive number of merchants with over 600 products, including electronics, fragrances, clothing,…
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November 29, 2014
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HSBC & Goldman Sachs Under Fire Again

A new attack on the predations of the financial industry was announced by Bloomberg  on Wednesday morning with the revelation of a lawsuit alleging that both HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) and  Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) had jointly engaged in price manipulation of the precious…
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November 29, 2014
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Meet OneWallet, the New Auction Site for Bitcoiners

OneWallet Watches For those still mourning the demise of early bitcoin auction sites like Bitmit, there is a new place to bid for a special deal with your cryptocurrency: OneWallet.io.Like Internet auction giant eBay,  OneWallet has both bidding auctions and direct sales from anyone who wishes to…
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November 29, 2014
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Save the Children Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations

Save the Children Global charity Save the Children has announced it is now accepting bitcoin donations through a partnership with payment processor BitPay.The charity said it had started accepting bitcoin through its  personalised BitPay donation page  just in time for the winter holidays.“We have already seen the generosity of the…
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November 29, 2014
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Dutch Supermarket Joins Arnhem’s Growing Bitcoin Economy

Spar Arnhem Centraal Adding to the impressive roster of 40 merchants in the Dutch city of Arnhem that already accept bitcoin, a city centre supermarket has now also made the decision to accept payments in the digital currency.With the move, the Spar Arnhem Centraal has become the first franchised supermarket in the Netherlands…
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November 29, 2014
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The Importance of Keeping Crypto Crowdsales Accountable

For many entrepreneurs, one of the most compelling use cases of blockchain technology is the potential for it to enable new marketplaces that remove traditional hurdles associated with investing and crowdfunding.The growing number of public crowdsales has been widely covered as of late. With these…
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November 29, 2014
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Bitcoin: New Plumbing for Financial Services

Jonathan Levin is a digital currency consultant and entrepreneur. He previously co-founded and served as CEO of Coinometrics. Payment systems are systems of pipes and valves that allow monetary transfers between people all over the world. To most, they sit insulated from view. Even when…
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November 29, 2014
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Is Bitcoin The Future of Money? | Dominic Frisby

Jason Burack had on returning guest Dominic Frisby http://dominicfrisby.com/ to talk about his new book, Bitcoin: The Future of Money?Dominic Frisby is an actor, comedian, writer for Moneyweek (top investing publication in the UK) and his previous book, Life After the State was a fantastic…
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November 29, 2014
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Coin Brief Podcast #24: Black Friday, Constitution, Bitcoin Foundation, SR Auction, & Western Union

Visit us at http://coinbrief.net/ and follow us on social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoinBrief Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coinbrief Sean Wince: https://twitter.com/SeanWince Evan Faggart: https://twitter.com/EvanFaggart Bitcoin Black Friday http://www.bitcoinblackfriday.com/ A ZDNET reporter has been emailing Senators and members of Congress urging them to condemn BTC as illegal currency http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comme... Bitcoin…
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November 29, 2014
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Digital Finance Institute Launched to Spearhead Fintech Regulation

Story Highlights Digital Finance Institute launched Will spearhead fintech regulation Related Articles Earlier today, it was reported that a brand-new Digital Finance Institute launched with a mandate to work towards supporting international financial technology innovation with bonds regulation that addresses financial inclusion globally. The Institute…
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November 27, 2014
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Skrill Fuels Speculation With Bitcoin Tweet

International payment processing company MoneyBookers – also known as Skrill – has set speculation alight among bitcoin enthusiasts with its latest tweet. Yesterday morning, the company posted the following tweet from its corporate account:Coming just hours after Western Union fell foul of the bitcoin community ,…
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November 27, 2014
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Bitcoin.info launches

Press-Release: 16th Oct 2014 By: Techemy ltd For: General news distribution.With the explosion of interest in Bitcoin over the last 24 months, keywords, trademarks and domain names around bitcoin have become somewhat of a commodity.Techemy Ltd, a NZ based start-up, has secured a key domain…
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November 27, 2014
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Decentral Launches Bitcoin Talk Show and Video Channel

Decentral TV dashboard page Toronto-based co-working space Decentral has rebranded, dropping 'bitcoin' from its name and launching two new sites including a 24-hour bitcoin video news service.This will include the new Bloomberg-like information dashboard site Decentral TV , and a redesigned version of the original…
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November 27, 2014
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Western Union Sitting Duck in Bitcoin Viral Ads Blunder

Western Union Western Union has become the latest target of one of the Internet’s more sophisticated dethroning campaigns – and, it seems, has already lost the battle to contain the consequences.An image posted to Facebook depicting an altered version of the company’s own advertisement, changed…
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November 27, 2014
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The Ultimate Bitcoin Black Friday Guide

Want to enjoy lavish Black Friday discounts with Bitcoin without the lines, camping out for several days, and the risk of violence? Maybe Bitcoin Black Friday is the extravaganza for you. Last year was huge . In fact, it was the “most popular day in…
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November 27, 2014
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Is Tim Swanson Right That Bitcoin Hoarding Is Bad?

Tim Swanson Numbers blogger Tim Swanson recently used Bitcoin blockchain data graphs generated by John Ratcliff to declare that 70% of existing bitcoins have not been spent in six months.He wrote that the data provides a “sobering chart” for those who want Bitcoin to grow.…
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November 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Trading Lower as it Faces Tax Regulations

Leading industry experts are considerably upset with the Australian Finance Ministry after they expressed interest in considering Bitcoin a commodity in order to levy a tax. Many in the Bitcoin community feel that such regulations will surely hamper the crypto-currency’s growth in Australia and may…
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November 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Black Friday Is on the Way

Bitcoin Black Friday “Black Friday” is one of the busiest shopping days in the United States. It is a day of unbridled consumerism on steroids, when people pitch tents and lay sleeping bags in front of retail stores and malls across the country, getting ready…
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November 27, 2014
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American Red Cross Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Red Cross The American Red Cross has announced that it will now accept bitcoin through a partnership with BitPay.Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is the official US affiliate of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement . The humanitarian organisation provides disaster…
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November 26, 2014
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Bitcoin Transactions Could Be VAT-Exempt in the Netherlands

Bitcoin Transactions Could Be VAT-Exempt in the Netherlands Could bitcoin transactions conducted in the Netherlands be VAT-exempt? It’s certainly a possibility, it seems.According to bitcoin news reporting website Coincourant   , Mr. Jacob Kamminga of the country’s Ministry of Finance hinted at the possibility in the…
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November 24, 2014
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Samsung Electronics President Joins BitFury Advisory Board

Samsung Electronics President Joins BitFury Advisory Board BitFury — a popular cryptocurrency mining company that’s also recently focused on making seed investments  (and now also bitcoin transaction processing)– has announced today that they’re making yet another addition to their strategic advisory board.This time around, the individual…
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November 24, 2014
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EBay CEO Ready to Experiment with Bitcoin

EBay CEO Ready to Experiment with Bitcoin ForexMinute.com – In his interview to Wall Street Journal , EBay Marketplace President and CEO Devin Wenig said that his company and PayPal is planning to experiment with Bitcoin in near future. He further admitted his openness towards…
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November 24, 2014
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Nadex Announces to Launch Bitcoin Binary Options

Nadex Announces to Launch Bitcoin Binary Options ForexMinute.com – The North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), a US-based regulated exchange, announced today its plans to launch Bitcoin binary options contracts by the end of 2014. The company will start listing daily and weekly bitcoin binary option…
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November 24, 2014
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NCR Exec: Merchant Response to Bitcoin Eclipsed Apple Pay

Bitcoin has been the most well-received alternative payment method that NCR Silver has added to its point-of-sale (POS) platform, according to product manager Reggie Kimble.Speaking to CoinDesk about his company's new partnership with bitcoin merchant processor BitPay , Kimble suggested that the addition of bitcoin…
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November 24, 2014
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Bitcoin May be Weak But Many Still Optimistic

Bitcoin May be Weak But Many Still Optimistic Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne recently gave a keynote at the Cato Institute’s 32 nd Annual Monetary Conference, where he discussed Wall Street’s systematized financial crimes and explained how blockchain technology could ultimately solve the U.S.’s financial weakness.He…
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November 24, 2014
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Netagio to Exit Gold Market, Enter Euro and USD

British bitcoin exchange Netagio is exiting the gold market next month due to weak demand.The exchange will remove its three order books for gold trading by the end of the year, according to Netagio CEO Simon Hamblin. Netagio will instead enter the dollar and euro markets, with…
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November 24, 2014
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Markets Weekly: Could Central Banks Spark a Bitcoin Rally?

Following mid-November's price spike, the bitcoin markets have resumed regular service. The price has dropped slightly, while trading volumes have reverted to more commonly observed levels.The price started last week at $385, according to the CoinDesk BPI, and closed the week at $366 – a fall of 5%.Trading volumes…
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November 24, 2014
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Why Bitcoin Needs an Aggressive Legal Defense

Justice statue Across the board, bitcoin requires forceful and aggressive legal defense, not complicity with governments in crafting policy and regulations. It's going to get a lot rougher for bitcoin in the months and years ahead. We have to be prepared.As Rick Falkvinge, author of…
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November 24, 2014
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BitFury Adds Samsung Strategy Chief to Advisor Board

Young Sohn, BitFury BitFury has announced that president and chief strategy officer for Samsung Electronics Young Sohn has joined the company as an advisor.Formed in September , BitFury 's advisory board aims to assist the management and corporate development of the industrial bitcoin mining company. The…
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November 24, 2014
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November 24, 2014
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Cryptocurrencies in Video Games: Preview Roundup

Virtual currencies have been around in video games almost since the beginning, in the form of precious coins, gems, or other eye-catching tokens of value. They’re earned by completing objectives, and used to buy things like weapons, armor, or other fun virtual assets. Now MMO…
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November 21, 2014
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Internet Gambling Ban: Bitcoin Boom or Bane?

It would be difficult to find a nonpolitician to agree that the United States has anything close to a functional Congress. The conservative wave that seems to be sweeping the United States political world actually does little to defend an entity that does not contribute…
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November 21, 2014
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The Bitcoin Price Index Needs Some Serious Fixing

Bitcoin.info has officially announced its launch in a move to improve the way Bitcoin’s price is determined. With the explosion of interest in Bitcoin over the last 24 months, keywords, trademarks and domain names around bitcoin have become somewhat of a commodity. Techemy Ltd, a NZ…
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November 21, 2014
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4 New Bitcoin Startups Showcase at DEMO Fall 2014

Day three of the DEMO Fall 2014 conference in California featured a bitcoin and FinTech track that saw four new bitcoin startups debut their products.Now in its 24th year,  DEMO  stages conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia and Vietnam that focus on emerging technologies and new…
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November 21, 2014
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The Future of Bitcoin Trading

Futures Exchanges The days of Mt. Gox are long behind us, and with the slaying of the giant, there was plenty of room for competitors to fill the void and spread the wealth. The scope is brought home when you see the Global Price Index…
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November 21, 2014
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New Research Links Bitcoin Price Spikes to Media Hype

Chalkboard, price A new research paper aims to understand bitcoin’s price fluctuations and usage patterns through empirical analysis. Notably, the work finds a positive link between media attention and the value of the cryptocurrency.“The rise of bitcoin has generated interest from the media and scientific community. However our…
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November 21, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Finland Classifies Bitcoin as VAT-Exempt Financial Service

Finland flag shutterstock Finnish regulators have classified bitcoin as a financial service, thus granting it VAT-exempt status.The Finnish Central Board of Taxes (CBT) judged bitcoin to be a financial service in ruling 034/2014, which states that bitcoin purchases qualify as “banking services” under the EU Value Added…
cinerama
November 21, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Mozilla Now Accepting Bitcoin in Response to User Demand

Mozilla, the open-source development community behind the popular Firefox web browser, is now accepting bitcoin donations. The Mozilla Foundation , the non-profit entity that provides support for the community’s broad open-source development, will be partnering with Coinbase to accept bitcoin contributions. The California-based bitcoin services provider …
cinerama
November 21, 2014