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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
Bitcoin Politics

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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‘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
Bitcoin Politics

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
Bitcoin Politics

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
Bitcoin Politics

Bitcoin Review 2014 Part I: Price and Commerical Activity

Bitcoin Review 2014 Part I: Price and Commerical Activity CoinTelegraph has put together a research report on Bitcoin’s journey through 2014. This year has seen many unprecedented events in cryptocurrency, and we’d like to highlight the main ones for readers.The report contains infographics, summary text…
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December 27, 2014
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What is Bitcoin

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

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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Bitcoin Black Friday Is on the Way

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

Samsung Electronics President Joins BitFury Advisory Board

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

EBay CEO Ready to Experiment with Bitcoin ForexMinute.com – In his interview to Wall Street Journal , EBay Marketplace President and CEO Devin Wenig said that his company and PayPal is planning to experiment with Bitcoin in near future. He further admitted his openness towards…
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November 24, 2014
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BitFury Adds Samsung Strategy Chief to Advisor Board

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

Finland Classifies Bitcoin as VAT-Exempt Financial Service

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

Mozilla, the open-source development community behind the popular Firefox web browser, is now accepting bitcoin donations. The Mozilla Foundation , the non-profit entity that provides support for the community’s broad open-source development, will be partnering with Coinbase to accept bitcoin contributions. The California-based bitcoin services provider …
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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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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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Can Hobbyist Bitcoin Miners Still Make a Buck?

Is a perfect storm of rising difficulty and falling bitcoin prices killing home-based hobbyist mining? Some industry experts think so.Ravi Iyengar, founder and CEO of CoinTerra , said that his company used to sell equal numbers of ASIC mining units to individual investors and institutional…
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November 8, 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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MIT Undergrads Can Now Claim Their Free $100 in Bitcoin

Half a million dollars-worth of bitcoin is being given away to undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of a scheme to encourage use and awareness of the digital currency.From yesterday, each MIT undergrad became eligible to claim $100 in bitcoin ( 0.290272 BTC at press time) by completing a survey hosted…
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October 30, 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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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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IdentityMind Global Partners With Lamassu to Beef Up ATM Compliance

IdentityMind Global Partners With Lamassu to Beef Up ATM Compliance Freshly announced: Fraud prevention company IdentityMind Global  has partnered up with Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures  in order to integrate IdentityMind’s compliance platform into Lamassu bitcoin ATMs scattered around the world.According to IdentityMind, “The integration includes built-in…
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October 23, 2014
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Lamassu Partners with IdentityMind to Offer Enhanced ATM Compliance

Lamassu website Bitcoin ATM manufacturer Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures has announced a new partnership with e-commerce compliance specialist IdentityMind Global.First revealed informally on 5th October , the integration with IdentityMind will provide Lamassu bitcoin ATM owners with built-in anti-fraud and know-your-customer (KYC) services, automated suspicious activity report (SAR)…
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October 23, 2014
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Independent Reserve Launches New Bitcoin Exchange

Independent Reserve Launches New Bitcoin Exchange ForexMinute.com – In times when cryptocurrency exchanges are coming on the verge of being closed due to security threats, traders are always searching for a better and secure alternatives to safeguard their online wallets and accounts. At the same…
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October 21, 2014
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Bitcoin, Going Native

We all know that bitcoin is decentralized electronic money that runs on a network that can do all kinds of interesting things. The key question is, what can you do with bitcoin that you can’t do with anything else? What does it mean when bitcoin…
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October 18, 2014
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“Inventor” of Bitcoin Sues Newsweek

“Inventor” of Bitcoin Sues Newsweek When most of us who are involved in the Bitcoin community think of its original developer we think about Satoshi Nakamoto. But we also know that “Satoshi Nakamoto” was very probably a pseudonym for at least one person and perhaps…
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October 16, 2014

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