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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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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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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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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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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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Bitcoin The Currency Of The Future

Bitcoin The Currency Of The FutureEconomic collapse, money, politics, political, debt,Dollar collapse, Alex Jones, USA, China, United States, Bank, Reserve, Freedom, America, Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff, Fed, Government, financial times, economic depression, economic news, global financial crisis, financial news, business news, stock market, global, economist,…
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January 8, 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Nov 16 (Arbitrage)

Bitcoin Analysis Note From the Author: Please follow me on Twitter ( @Tone_LLT ) for additional updates to the state of Bitcoin’s price volatility. Last Week’s Review Due to the volatile action of Bitcoin, a special Mid-Week Update was published and in it we concluded…
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November 18, 2014
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DACs VS the Corporation

In certain corners of the crypto community, ‘Decentralized Autonomous Companies’ (DACs), or ‘Distributed Autonomous Organisations’ (DAOs) are all the rage. In the same way that Bitcoin is decentralizing money, DACs seem to offer the potential to decentralize the entire world of business, commerce, finance, and…
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November 18, 2014
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Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin Redeemer (Op-Ed)

In a November 6 interview in Dublin, Ireland, recorded at this year’s Web Summit , Gavin Andresen called Bitcoin “shady.”He was speaking of Bitcoin in the past, and said, “We’re quickly evolving to something that is much more mainstream, much more accepted, much easier to…
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November 15, 2014
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Term Sheet — Friday, November 14

E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share iconsReddit, the online comment and aggregation site that boasts 175 million users, yesterday announced that CEO Yishan Wong had resigned due to a disagreement over new office space. He will be succeeded on an interim basis by business development…
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November 15, 2014
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What Ban? Russia’s VK.com is Mining Bitcoin

This year, at Riga’s International Economic Forum , CoinTelegraph had the chance to catch up with Yuri Ivanov , Head of Partner Relations at Russia’s largest and most popular social network, Vkontakte (VK.com).As of January 2014, VK.com had at least 239 million accounts. VK is…
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November 15, 2014
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Coinbase Reportedly Seeking up to $60M in Funding

Coinbase funding Coinbase is rumoured to be in the midst of another funding round, attempting to raise up to $60m with a company valuation of $400m.The US-based company, which provides bitcoin wallets and merchant services, is expected to take on investment from venture capital firm…
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November 15, 2014
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Russia Lowers Proposed Penalties For Bitcoin Activities

Russia’s Ministry of Finance has reduced the proposed fines both individual and institutional bitcoin users would potentially face for creating, issuing or promoting digital currencies under a draft bill that seeks to outlaw the use of so-called "money surrogates" like bitcoin.The updated bill decreases penalties for individuals,…
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November 13, 2014
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Singapore Event Puts Bitcoin on Mainstream Finance Agenda

Singapore played host last week to a digital currency-centered conference led by two of its leading financial organizations. At issue were cryptocurrencies' place in financial industry innovation, and Singapore's own unique role in developing the ecosystem.The inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference  on 4th November was significant as…
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November 13, 2014
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Bitcoin Trade 195

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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November 9, 2014
Where In The World Is Satoshi Nakamoto

The Search for Satoshi

In his new book, Bitcoin: the Future of Money?, Dominic Frisby looks at bitcoin’s Cypherpunk roots and considers the exciting future that is opening up for blockchain tech. In this excerpt, he is on the search for bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. One of the first places where…
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November 8, 2014
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Eléutera Foundation to Make Bitcoin Available to Hondurans

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 285.3 Ph/s The Eléutera Foundation was formed in Honduras in 2013 and promotes the ideas of classical liberalism, or “social and economic liberty” as the Foundation explains. They announced Tuesday that they’ve partnered with the software developer Mimetic Markets to increase Bitcoin…
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November 7, 2014
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Japanese Scholars Draft Proposal for a Better Bitcoin

A team of Japanese researchers has published a paper with a set of proposals it says would improve bitcoin, effectively creating a hypothetical low-volatility digital currency called 'improved bitcoin' (IBC).The paper, authored by four scholars from various Japanese universities, was published by the  Institute of Economic…
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November 7, 2014
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HM Treasury – Digital Currencies: Call for Information

The  UK Government , through  Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury) has asked for public feedback to assist in their formation of digital currency regulations. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/digital-currencies-call-for-information HM Treasury has been aware of the developing Bitcoin space for quite some time, yet  previously (2013) they had agreed…
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November 6, 2014
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Ghana Startup Launches Bitcoin Donations Hub to Aid Ebola Fight

Ebola virus Unable to ignore the Ebola crisis in neighbouring Sierra Leone, Ghana-based remittances service Beam has launched a donations hub to raise funds for charities fighting the outbreak.Launched on Monday,  Bitcoin Against Ebola is a non-profit initiative that aims to reduce the percentage of charitable donations lost to…
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November 6, 2014
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Stephanie Murphy on NYC catcalling, Bitcoin, and xenophobia

The show: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/radio/ The event: http://www.passporttofreedomevent.com In what may be his most controversial show ever, Andrew is joined by Let's Talk Bitcoin host Stephanie Murphy for the full hour to discuss a recent Youtube sensation, the latest news in Bitcoin, the Free State Project, and…
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November 4, 2014
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Paypal’s Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux Leaves For Bitstamp

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 283.2 Ph/s Facebook2Twitter30G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2Art by: Jing Jin A major Paypal executive is taking his talents to the Bitcoin industry, leaving payment processing giant Paypal to take a position at Bitstamp. Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux was Paypal's chief compliance officer (CCO)…
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November 4, 2014
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PayPal Exec Leaves to Take Compliance Lead at Bitstamp

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux PayPal chief compliance officer (CCO) Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux has revealed that he has left his current position at the global payments giant to join one of the largest bitcoin exchanges by USD trading volume, Bitstamp.Graftieaux served as a director and CCO of PayPal ’s Europe, Middle…
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November 4, 2014
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Swarm #1: Rick Falkvinge’s SwarmOps Project

Swarm #1: Rick Falkvinge’s SwarmOps Project Rick Falkvinge, the author of Swarmwise  (inspiration for Ethereum ) and founder of the Pirate Party , plans on shaking up the world with his new project called SwarmOps, which will be fully presented at the Swarm Demo Day this week…
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November 4, 2014
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The New Frostwire

Remember FrostWire ( BitTorrent client )? They’ve completely transformed their platform and are integrating Bitcoin into their system.While at a Bitcoin conference I met Angel Leon, a project lead for FrostWire. Bitcoin, he mentioned to me, has caused a resurgence of excitement in the open-source…
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November 4, 2014
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Added Regulatory Oversight Wins Unisend New Banking Partner

Unisend has announced it will once again enable Argentina-based users to fund exchange activities through bank transfers.The news comes roughly three months after the Argentinian bitcoin exchange abruptly lost its accounts with previous banking partners Banco Santander Rio and Banco Galicia, thereby limiting the company’s…
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November 3, 2014
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Butterfly Labs vs. Robogate: A Revealing Case Study in Justice

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 338.7 Ph/s Facebook1Twitter20G+2Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 1 point inShare 1As happens in all brand-spanking-new industries, the first actors who come to market aren’t vetted yet. The vast majority of merchants in the cryptocurrency space don’t have lengthy records of successful service—in fact,…
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November 1, 2014
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Bitcoin Foundation’s New Head Patrick Murck Outlines Future Plans

Patrick Murck The Bitcoin Foundation's new executive director Patrick Murck has outlined his priorities for the organization's "new direction" and its relationship with stakeholders.His statement follows yesterday's  resignation of former executive director Jon Matonis both from the post and his position on foundation's board.Notably, former general counsel…
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November 1, 2014
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Digital Revolution in the Granite State

New Hampshire – the first colony to sever ties from Great Britain – is once again leading the revolution. Along with its centuries-long “Live Free or Die” culture, New Hampshire is becoming a Mecca for digital currency enthusiasts. In just the last few years, Bitcoin…
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November 1, 2014
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Is the Bitcoin ATM the Future of Money?

.Are these Bitcoin ATMs really the future of money? Mike Piri of Bitcoin Agents and MyLocalBitcoinATM.com thinks so."We put it in these places because people pass by them every day, they see it, maybe they'll become curious, maybe they'll buy ten dollars," says Piri, who…
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October 30, 2014
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The Mixed Fortunes of Bitcoin in Australia

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 319 Ph/s Facebook3Twitter23G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 1While even the Bitcoin Foundation seems to be skeptical of increasing Bitcoin merchant diversity, an existing start-up has come forward to deliver some unadulterated good news on the Bitcoin ecosystem.The US Bitcoin scene is…
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October 30, 2014
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US Senator: Dark Market Fight Requires More Funding

US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called for a crackdown on the dark web following reports that illicit marketplaces are thriving even after the government shutdown of Silk Road.In an open letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and published by Schumer’s office on 27th…
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October 30, 2014
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Small Australian City Plans for a Big Bitcoin Economy

Launceston Tasmania A plan to build the "world's largest" local bitcoin-based economy is underway in the city of Launceston, Australia, with support from local businesses and even government.Project organizers say the compact Tasmanian city  with a population of 106,000 will make a good high-density testing ground for…
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October 30, 2014
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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches in Japan

Japanese city at night Bitcoin exchange Kraken will launch in Japan today, aiming itself at the nation's large number of active traders and finance professionals.In its announcement, the company highlighted the strength of Kraken's security and engineering team, as well as its high trade volumes and…
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October 30, 2014
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Bitcoin In The Trenches of A Global Economic Warfare

There’s a vicious, global economic war raging and its outcome will be determinative for the destiny of humanity, and necessarily, also for Bitcoin.That sounds melodramatic, but it’s true.You don’t have to take my word for it. Warren Buffett, multi-billionaire and fourth richest man in the…
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October 30, 2014
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Is the Bitcoin ATM the Future of Money?

.Are these Bitcoin ATMs really the future of money? Mike Piri of Bitcoin Agents and MyLocalBitcoinATM.com thinks so."We put it in these places because people pass by them every day, they see it, maybe they'll become curious, maybe they'll buy ten dollars," says Piri, who…
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October 30, 2014
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FinCEN’s New Bitcoin Guidelines Actually a Good News

FinCEN’s New Bitcoin Guidelines Actually a Good News ForexMinute.com – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FInCEN) released new Bitcoin guidelines for Bitcoin exchanges and payment processing companies in the US. The additional rulings stated that such organizations are subjected to fall under the category of…
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October 28, 2014
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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 26 (Intro to RSI)

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 285.1 Ph/s Facebook3Twitter52G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2 Note from the Author: Please follow me on Twitter ( @Tone_LLT ) for additional updates to the state of Bitcoin’s price volatility Last Week’s Review In last week’s post we concluded with the…
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October 28, 2014
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Poland’s InPay Lets Crowdfunders Buy Equity With Bitcoin

Poland-based bitcoin payment solutions provider InPay S.A. has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign that makes it possible to buy company stock with bitcoin.The public offering claims to have secured the approval of Poland’s Financial Supervision Authority ( KNF ), the country’s equivalent of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),…
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October 28, 2014
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The Bitfilm Festival

Aaron, your project, the Bitfilm Festival , sounds really interesting.  Can you tell me why you started this project? The Bitfilm Festival started in 2000 as a festival about 3D animation and digital effects, then expanded to show films made for mobile screens, films made…
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October 25, 2014
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Bitcoin Gaining a Foothold in Brazil

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 291.3 Ph/s Many things that can be said about Brazil, but income equality is not one of them. The recent troubles during the World Cup demonstrated that the great majority of the population has been anything but happy at the government’s (mis)management…
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October 25, 2014
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Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix.

Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix. The premier decentralized digital currency Bitcoin has gained widespread mainstream attention over the last year. While many are embracing this new peer-to-peer payment system, others have voiced strong suspicion and offer stinging criticism. The divergence of opinion…
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October 24, 2014
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Ecuador’s National Digital Currency Experiment Explained

Ecuador’s National Digital Currency Experiment Explained FacebookTwitter27G+3Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 1 point inShare 2The tiny South American nation of Ecuador has begun its experiment with virtual currencies. The government announced earlier this year that they would be creating a government backed virtual currency in as…
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October 23, 2014
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An Interview with Roger Gabriel of bitINKA

An Interview with Roger Gabriel of bitINKA Roger Gabriel has four years of experience working in a financial division of IBM in Argentina and 5 years working on e-commerce businesses. He is launching a Bitcoin trading platform that is easy enough for anyone in South…
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October 23, 2014
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Bitcoin Regulation In Japan

Different governments have taken different stances on Bitcoin. For example, Bangladesh has outlawed it and Germany considers it “private money.”Within the US, different states have different standpoints, as each state possesses respective laws.Japan has decided to take an interesting stance on it.Mt Gox, which was…
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October 23, 2014
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Bitcoin: US’ Next Unwinnable War? (Op-Ed)

Bitcoin: US’ Next Unwinnable War? (Op-Ed) FacebookTwitter36G+2Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 1 point inShare 2 Will Hammer is the Libertarian Party candidate for the 6th Congressional district in Virginia . He is currently running against an 11 term incumbent Republican with no Democrat in the race.…
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October 21, 2014
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INTERMARKET ANALYSIS: Where Bitcoin Fits In

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 238.9 Ph/s Facebook1Twitter15G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 1 This is part of a larger presentation I did at Coinagenda . See the complete slides here . I encourage everyone to quickly go through the slide deck to check the pulse of the…
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October 21, 2014
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The 12 Best Answers from Gavin Andresen’s Reddit AMA

Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen took to Reddit today to engage the community in an ask-me-anything (AMA) session that tackled a variety of topics both silly and serious.In his post kicking off the session, the 47-year-old chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation detailed his contributions to the…
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October 21, 2014
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Bitcoin is Not Backed by Anything (And That’s OK!)

Bitcoin is Not Backed by Anything (And That’s OK!) Whenever you hear, “That currency is not backed by anything!,” it’s almost always meant as criticism. Hard-money enthusiasts are quick to point out the horrible track record of fiat currency. Nearly without fail, currencies “backed by…
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October 21, 2014
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Encrypted Chat Apps: Which is Best?

It’s been said that sending an email is like sending a postcard—you should assume that it’s viewable by many others. While this is true, it’s only true because trusted third parties—that is, the email providers—have been discovered to either be viewing message contents themselves, or…
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October 21, 2014
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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 19 (Intro to MACD)

Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 19 (Intro to MACD) Last Week’s Review In last week’s post we concluded with the following statement: “Our overall stance is now Long-Term Neutral (still have the issue of not enough new users), Intermediate-Term very slightly Bearish with lots of…
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October 20, 2014
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Bitcoin… We Are All The Blockchain

Bitcoin… we are all the blockchain Since the first great jump in Bitcoin’s exchange rate in early April 2013, speculative trade has stolen the limelight as the main Bitcoin story. Tweets of “To the moon!” echo like a rallying cry, selling what amounts to a…
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October 20, 2014
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On track: Bitnation CEO Rides Out Storm to Focus on Future

On track: Bitnation CEO Rides Out Storm to Focus on Future FacebookTwitter80G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2Blockchain governance system Bitnation came under the spotlight this week when its crowdsale was unexpectedly postponed. Its vending partner, concerned about a negative reaction from Australian policy makers,…
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October 18, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Russian Yandex Forgot Bitcoin Exchange Rate

Russian Yandex Forgot Bitcoin Exchange Rate Russian Deputy Finance Minister Aleksey Moiseev informed a reporter that the Russian government would be banning Bitcoin within one year. That was in September, only a month ago, and it seems that they are moving forward much more rapidly.…
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October 18, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Crowdfunding Platform Swarm Announces First Class of Startups

Decentralized crowdfunding startup Swarm has announced the first class of businesses that will feature on its bitcoin-powered platform.The crowdfunding platform’s application process saw a number of groups submit applications, with a select few advancing to the video presentation stage. Entrepreneurs hoping to take part in the initiative…
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October 18, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Why Brazil’s Bitcoin Market is Struggling to Ignite

For better or worse, the story of bitcoin in Brazil begins with Leandro César Marciano.An IT consultant from Belo Horizonte, Marciano founded and later sold the country’s largest bitcoin exchange Mercado Bitcoin following an alleged security breach, and launched Bitcoin Rain, an investment scheme suspended…
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October 18, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Raises $236k in Growth Funding

Japanese yen Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has raised $236,000 in investment that the firm says will be used to fund additional services, as well as expansion outside Japan.BitFlyer previously raised  $1.6m in July  with the goal of becoming the leading player in the country’s expanding bitcoin market.Notably, the latest funding was…
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October 16, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Bitcoin Trade 189

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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October 16, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

How Bitcoin’s Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten

Bitcoin and Revolutionary Journalism Despite the recent drop in bitcoin’s price, cryptocurrency startups are now attracting more investment than ever and stories about major developments in the bitcoin ecosystem are being picked up by mainstream media on a regular basis.The New York Times   reported  the news that popular…
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October 15, 2014
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Former Senate Adviser Joins Coinbase Team

Former Senate Adviser Joins Coinbase Team Story Highlights Coinbase hires John Collins Collins was a former Senate Adviser Related Articles FinCEN Ruling Does Not Classify Bitcoin Mining as Money Services Business 0 Comments 28.Dec Miami’s North American Bitcoin Conference Full Schedule Released 0 Comments 21.Jan…
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October 13, 2014
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Former Senate Aide Joins Coinbase as US Government Liaison

Bitcoin services provider Coinbase has hired an in-house liaison to US policy makers who are drafting digital currency legislation.John Collins joins the San Francisco-based company as Head of Government Affairs in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior advisor to the Senate Homeland Security and Government…
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October 13, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Bitcoin Trade 187

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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October 12, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Bitstash Announces 3-tier Maximum Security Hardware Wallet

Bitstash Announces 3-tier Maximum Security Hardware Wallet Kickstarter is shortly to host the campaign for a unique Bitcoin innovation: a 3-tier wallet system called Bitstash .Perhaps the most eyebrow-raising product to appear on a crowdfunding site for a while, Bitstash “uses entropy created by atmospheric…
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October 11, 2014