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LakeBTC Exclusive Interview!

Related Articles We sat down with LakeBTC recently to find out what it was they were working on – here’s what we spoke about… First of all, tells little bit about what LakeBTC is all about. LakeBTC: LakeBTC was started in March 2013 as a…
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January 16, 2015
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How Prosecutors Might Nail Ross Ulbricht Using The Supposedly Anonymous Bitcoin

Post written by Nicholas Weaver Nicholas Weaver is computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in BerkeleyMany have quipped that the cryptocurrency known as bitcoin are really “prosecution futures,” because rather than being anonymous, bitcoins can be remarkably easy to trace since every transaction between pseudonymous addresses…
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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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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 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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Bitcoin’s Twitterati Reacts to Price Decline

The bitcoin price crashed below $200 on the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index earlier today, dropping to $179.13 before rebounding.Unsurprisingly, the price collapse has set off a whirlwind of conversation about the future of the bitcoin network, both within and outside the community.Regular bitcoiners have been…
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January 14, 2015
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Altcoin Market: There is Blood Everywhere

The Bitcoin price has broken below the $200-mark, currently settle around $180. With almost analytical eyes settled on this prevailing downward momentum, one may also look at the way with which altcoin market has reacted to this entire bearish episode. Have a look of these…
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January 14, 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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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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Bears Slayed Bitcoin; Price Drops below $250

ForexMinute.com – The Bitcoin value has dropped below $250, thanks to pessimistic fundamentals and optimistic bears.Speaking particularly of last 24 hours, the BTC/USD was somewhere valued around $274, right near the key resistance level. But in the next few hours, the selling orders began to…
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January 13, 2015
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Fools’ Gold Rushes (Op-Ed)

Gold Rushes FlikeTweetG+1PinThe Bitcoin market is entering a phase of faux innovation that seems to be driven by either frustration over having entered the field late in the game, or by outright fraud; sometimes, it is a bit of both.Instead of starting firms that use…
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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 Price Crashes Through $250 Mark

The bitcoin price has plunged below $250 and appears to be falling further, as sell orders pile up at major exchanges. The price opened the day at $267.08, but quickly fell after just two hours of trading. Soon after 3am (GMT), the price plunged through the…
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January 13, 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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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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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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The North American Bitcoin Conference is Here!

Following its success in Amsterdam and Chicago, The North American Bitcoin Conference ( http://btcmiami.com ) is heading to Miami.  From January 16-18, bitcoin enthusiasts will be given the opportunity to travel to Florida and hear some of the most respected members of the cryptocurrency community…
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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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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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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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Tibdit to Launch Bitcoin Tipping Tool for Publishers

Photograph of Tibdit team. London-based startup Tibdit is to officially launch its new service on 19th January, allowing online content publishers to collect to bitcoin micropayments through a WordPress website plug-in.The new service could add to the rising interest in micro-transactions characterised by ChangeTip , a social media tipping…
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January 9, 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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One Coin presentation. Better than Bitcoin?

One Coin presentation. Better than Bitcoin? http://www.bit.ly/OneCoinVietNam OneCoin Cryptocurrency | CneCoin Crypto onecoin cryptocurrency | one coin price | one coin english japan OneCoin is not a copy of a BITCOIN. It is new generation of cryptic currency. You can find same, proven qualities from…
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January 8, 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 2012 London: Richard Stallman

Bitcoin 2012 London: Richard Stallman Online currency Bitcoin has now almost overtaken gold in value. A single bitcoin currently trades for one thousand two hundred dollars - just shy of an ounce.Richard Stallman's talk on Digital Freedom: the context for Bitcoin at the London Bitcoin…
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January 7, 2015
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GAW Miners and the Disappearing $20 Paycoin Floor

GAW Miners' controversial plan to provide market support for the value of its bitcoin competitor, paycoin, has recently come under fire from customers, critics and community members. At issue is that, in contrast to bitcoin's decentralized network, in which no companies or entities have overarching control…
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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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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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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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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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Настройка Cudaminer Кудамайнер для cointellect Коинтеллект Dogecoin,Bitcoin,Евро

Cudaminer http://igonkin.biz/minerss/ БЕСПЛАТНАЯ РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ: http://cointellect.com/?code=87bd52a3 Код пригласившего должен быть 87bd52a3 Если хром не открывает, то заходите с другого браузера Предупреждение: не разрешено регистрировать несколько учетных записей на один IP-адрес! Вывод в евро на PayPal Как вывести заработанные средства через биржу на другие виды https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INqv1 ...…
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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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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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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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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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BitCoin is ON FIRE ~ Time to Invest?

Why Real Estate Investing? Here are my top 4 reasons on why I think real estate investing is one of the best investment/asset classes for new entrepreneurs l...February 13, 2014 -- Trenton, New Jersey -- MadBitcoins: It's the real thing. -- MadBitcoins Subscriber Index 2593.…
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January 5, 2015
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Buy, mine and sell Bitcoin at one place!

Click this to go to CEX.io https://cex.io/r/3/vantom/0/ CEX.IO is a revolutionary platform for buying, mining and selling Bitcoin at one place. Trade Bitcoin, altcoins and fiat money at CEX.IO Bitcoin crypto exchange. Get into cloud mining to get even more profit and feel secure with…
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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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Cointellect Asic шахтер Как настроить АСИК Dogecoin,Bitcoin,Евро

cpuminer-GC3355-win32-fixed.zip https://mega.co.nz/#F!2BRXTJST!82Vkbp ... БЕСПЛАТНАЯ РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ: http://cointellect.com/?code=87bd52a3 Код пригласившего должен быть 87bd52a3 Если хром не открывает, то заходите с другого браузера Предупреждение: не разрешено регистрировать несколько учетных записей на один IP-адрес! Вывод в евро на PayPal Как вывести заработанные средства через биржу на другие виды https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INqv1…
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January 4, 2015
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Cointellect com покупаем контракт Dogecoin,Bitcoin,Евро

Заработок Dogecoin с помощью компьютера Cointellect Майнинг БЕСПЛАТНАЯ РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ: http://cointellect.com/?code=87bd52a3 Код пригласившего должен быть 87bd52a3 Если хром не открывает, то заходите с другого браузера Предупреждение: не разрешено регистрировать несколько учетных записей на один IP-адрес! Вывод в евро на PayPal Как вывести заработанные средства через биржу…
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January 4, 2015
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Cointellect Dogecoin Bitcoin Евро , майнинг на процессоре CPU pooler cpeminer, cgminer, cudaminer

Cgminer http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/cgmi ... Cudaminer http://igonkin.biz/minerss/ БЕСПЛАТНАЯ РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ: http://cointellect.com/?code=87bd52a3 Код пригласившего должен быть 87bd52a3 Если хром не открывает, то заходите с другого браузера Предупреждение: не разрешено регистрировать несколько учетных записей на один IP-адрес! Вывод в евро на PayPal Как вывести заработанные средства через биржу на другие…
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January 4, 2015
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Dogecoin Bitcoin Евро Cointellect Майним и зарабатываем полная инструкция

cpuminer-GC3355-win32 https://mega.co.nz/#F!2BRXTJST!82Vkbp ... БЕСПЛАТНАЯ РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ: http://cointellect.com/?code=87bd52a3 Код пригласившего должен быть 87bd52a3 Если хром не открывает, то заходите с другого браузера Предупреждение: не разрешено регистрировать несколько учетных записей на один IP-адрес! Вывод в евро на PayPal Как вывести заработанные средства через биржу на другие виды https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INqv1…
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January 4, 2015
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Cointellect Майним и Зарабатываем Dogecoin,Bitcoin,Евро

cpuminer-GC3355-win32 https://mega.co.nz/#F!2BRXTJST!82Vkbp ... БЕСПЛАТНАЯ РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ: http://cointellect.com/?code=87bd52a3 Код пригласившего должен быть 87bd52a3 Если хром не открывает, то заходите с другого браузера Предупреждение: не разрешено регистрировать несколько учетных записей на один IP-адрес! Вывод в евро на PayPal Как вывести заработанные средства через биржу на другие виды https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INqv1…
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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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19 Crypto 2.0 Projects to Watch in 2015

As part of our 2014 recap, CoinDesk conducted a broad survey of the crypto 2.0 ecosystem to determine how the sector’s emerging influencers believe it will evolve in 2015.Overall, the community perhaps most concerned with building on the potential of bitcoin’s pioneering protocol expressed a…
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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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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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One Coin presentation Better than Bitcoin

The new project "ONE COIN" Started on 20.01.2015 in Hong Kong officially Worldwide. This is a link to preserve the position and registration: http://www.onecoin.eu/signup/stefanov6 We all know that Christmas miracles happen. What I dream sometimes be just steps away from us, but to get to…
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January 3, 2015
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SuperNET: Super Competition for Fiat

The blockchain has been called the “Internet of money.” But what if there were an “Internet of blockchains?”There is.Released late in 2014 and coded by famed developer jl777 , the SuperNET seeks to allow the strengths of the best cryptocurrencies to work for – not…
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January 2, 2015
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Green Man Gaming Now Accepts Bitcoin

Green Man There is now another, more traditional method of buying PC games with Bitcoin. Green Man Gaming quietly began accepting the digital currency early last month.Besides accepting Bitcoin, Green Man Gaming is unique because it allows customers to sell the digital rights of their…
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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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‘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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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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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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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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World’s First Cryptocurrency Loan Site Launched

ForexMinute.com – Pure-Central.com, a newly launched P2P payment service company, has developed a new platform which allows global users to apply or invest in cryptocurrency loans.According to the available reports , the company permits investors to directly lend a range of cryptocurrencies to borrowers. In…
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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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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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BitMEX to Launch Bitcoin ‘Fear’ Index

Derivatives exchange BitMEX will publish an index on 5th January that it hopes will become the bitcoin world's version of the VIX– the so-called 'fear index' that is used to gauge uncertainty in the wider financial markets.The 30-Day Bitcoin Historic Volatility Index, as  BitMEX  is calling it,…
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December 31, 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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Its Litecoin vs Altcoins in 2015

By the end of year 2013, Litecoin looked like the only alternative to its popular counterpart Bitcoin. Traders, who missed the chance of boarding the latter’s quick-buck train, hugely looked upon its next-best to repeat the $13-to-$1,100 magic. Everything was working in Litecoin’s favor –…
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December 29, 2014
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Theres A Polish Bitcoin Embassy?

In this video Luke Rudkowski is in Warsaw Poland and talks to Maciek Ziolkowski the founder of the Bitcoin Embassy. They talk about whats going on with bitco.My first visit to a Bitcoin embassy - this one is in Warsaw, Poland.This talk was given at…
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December 28, 2014
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Zippcoin: Women Over Men

Zippcoin: Women Over Men Many are losing track of all the up-and-coming digital currencies making their way into the online payments market.  Between Bitcoin, Litecoin, Altcoin, Darkcoin and Dogecoin, we already have quite a few to remember.Then, some others began popping up… Swiftcoin, PayCoin, Bytecent,…
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December 28, 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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Buffett on Bitcoin: “Stay Away”

Buffett on Bitcoin: “Stay Away” What could Warren Buffett , one of the richest men in the world, have against bitcoin?  Did it hurt him in some way?  Did it embarrass him or humiliate him at a conference?It would appear that the billionaire entrepreneur has…
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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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Map of Coins joins the CoinTelegraph Media Group

Map of Coins CoinTelegraph is delighted to announce the addition of MapOfCoins.com to the CoinTelegraph Media Group.The move adds yet another resource to the growing range of CoinTelegraph partners from across the cryptocurrency industry, providing unparalleled reach and variety for our advertising partners.Map of Coins…
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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 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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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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Bitcoin Price 2014: A Year in Review

Price chart and coins If the story of bitcoin in 2013 was its meteoric rise in price, which saw it hit a peak of over $1,100 in November, then the tale of bitcoin's price this year is one of plummeting from those heights.The price of bitcoin opened the year at…
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December 27, 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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American Red Cross to Accept Bitcoin Donations

One of the many measures of bitcoin’s health over the past eighteen months has been just how many non-profit organizations accept donations of the digital currency.To date, there’s been quite a few. And this week, we’ve learned that yet another  major humanitarian organization is embracing bitcoin…
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November 29, 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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November 29, 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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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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 26, 2014
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Mt. Gox Creditors Hopeful to Recover Some Bitcoins

ForexMinute.com – Bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi recently submitted a report to the Tokyo District Court, in which he claimed to have recovered 202,149 Bitcoins that were lost during the Mt. Gox debacle.The report also mentioned US-based exchange Kraken to have appointed as a “supporting company”…
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November 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2014
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The Death of Litecoin: Rumor vs Reality

The Death of Litecoin: Rumor vs Reality ForexMinute.com – There are two kind of Litecoins that exists in current times. The first one is a trading instrument, prone to being utilized or manipulated by traders to earn short-term profits; while the other one is more…
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November 23, 2014
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Meet Airbnb’s hospitality guru

Airbnb's Global Head of Hospitality Chip Conley Courtesy of Airbnb Chip Conley tries to make sure that guests using the online room rental service have a smooth stay as the company tries to become full-fledged hospitality business. If Chip Conley misses anything about staying at…
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November 20, 2014
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Why banks fear Bitcoin

The virtual currency is likely to decentralize banking services, says Trond Arne Undheim, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. Bitcoin heralds a new age more disruptive than that of today’s Internet. Disruption can be a good thing, especially when it affects banking, a…
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November 20, 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 20, 2014
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Blocksign: Signing Documents on the Blockchain

Blocksign: Signing Documents on the Blockchain The Blockchain creates and records all digital currency transactions using mathematics.The Bitcoin blockchain uses the computing power on Earth to solve these math problems that confirm transactions made using the digital currency Bitcoin.As many are familiar with the cryptocurrency…
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November 20, 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 20, 2014
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Quick Review: The Book of Satoshi

Quick Review: The Book of Satoshi Earlier this year, Phil Champagne released a book called the Book of Satoshi.Phil is the managing director of Wren Investment Group and has a background in computer software and electrical engineering. The Book of Satoshi presents the most relevant…
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November 20, 2014
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Term Sheet — Monday, November 17

E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share iconsBack during the great Ebola Panic of October 2014, I read the following tweet from Silicon Valley academic Vivek Wadhwa: "Imagine if SV focused on detecting Ebola and developing cures for infectious diseases. Big data, Syn bio, sensors,…
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November 17, 2014
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Lamassu Installs its 100th Bitcoin ATM

Lamassu Installs its 100th Bitcoin ATM Bitcoin ATM maker, Lamassu has installed 100 th machine. The news came when the official Twitter handle informed its followers about the same. Currently, it costs $5’500 (MOQ 10) – $6’500 per Bitcoin machine. Whereas Lamassu Santo Tirso (Bitcoin…
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November 17, 2014
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Billionaires Team Up to Fund Bitcoin-based Project

ForexMinute.com – Celebrity-entrepreneurs from giant organizations like Sun Microsystems Inc., LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo, and Google Inc. recently collaborated to raise a whopping $21 million for a random Bitcoin company, Blockstream. According to the available reports, Blockstream is a Bitcoin-centered company launched with an aim to…
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November 17, 2014
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The Path To Greatness

Bitcoin, as a distributed and open source type of money, is destined for greatness. Like any young prodigy, its abilities can be foreseen and its potential visualized by those with a certain clairvoyance in these matters. Bitcoin is a tiger pup, stretching its limbs and…
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November 17, 2014
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‘Instead of Using KYC, We Prefer to Use Our Own Model: TYC (Trust Your Customer)’ – Bitcoin-Wave CCO, G. Heni

Facebook1Twitter1G+Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare G. Heni is Chief Communication Officer at the newly launched French Bitcoin exchange Bitcoin-Wave . In an interview with CoinTelegraph, the executive shares his company incentives and motivations, and discusses its future plans, as building the largest Bitcoin e-commerce…
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November 16, 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 16, 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 14, 2014