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Levine on Wall Street: FX Fallout and the Value of Volatility

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Franc fallout.

So … how’s your foreign-exchange trading going? Yesterday’s pick-a-number-standard-deviation move in the Swiss franc "caught everyone off guard," "sent the markets into a tailspin," is "likely to create more volatility in the short term," and left a lot of people very embarrassed or broke: Anthony Peters, a broker at Swiss Investment Corp., said firms that were selling options tied to the Swiss franc may be among losers. They would have lost money as volatility […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Rebounds as Buying Pressure Intensifies

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ForexMinute.com – After staying in a depressive bearish bias for weeks, Bitcoin made a sharp recovery as buying pressure intensified. Traders however rubbished the spike, thinking it as yet another bull run.

BTC/USD 4H BitFinex Chart The market is not optimistic, but yet looks much better than what we encountered in last few days. In over the last 24 hours, the BTC/USD has surged around 20% thanks to the sudden arrival of bulls that […]

New York Stock Trader Kills Roommate, Press Connects the Murder to Bitcoin

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The website DNAinfo ran a story on January 13 about a murder in NYC with the headline “Bitcoin Trader Accused of Murder.” The headline made it sound as if Bitcoin was somehow connected to the act.

The facts of the case are different. The only apparent link to Bitcoin is that the accused, Quentin Capobianco , an 18-year-old “teen” investor, had traded Bitcoin at some point. Capobianco is accused of bludgeoning his roommate, a 29-year-old […]

ChangeTip Integrates Slack, a New Use Case for Micropayments?

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At the start of the New Year, we reported that ChangeTip was adding Facebook and Slack integration.  The Facebook integration was already there for some users, but Slack had not yet been rolled out to the public.

Now, it is. Slack is a collaborative work platform with social elements that takes itself less seriously than other work productivity apps. It functions a bit like a message board with healthy doses of Google Drive, Facebook and […]

Bitcoin continues downward spiral, plunges below $200

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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 new year on an appalling note. Just two weeks after being named the worst-performing currency of 2014 — and only a day after opening statements took place in […]

Next US Marshals Bitcoin Auction Could Be Held in Q1

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The US Marshals Service (USMS) has revealed that its next bitcoin auction could take place in the first quarter of 2015.

The federal agency tasked with managing assets seized during criminal investigations has to date auctioned off nearly 80,000 BTC confiscated in the FBI’s shutdown of now-infamous online black market Silk Road.

The USMS did not reveal further details about the timing to CoinDesk, stating only: “We do anticipate that we will hold another bitcoin auction […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Are Bitcoin Traders Capitulating?

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ForexMinute.com – Ever since the cryptocurrency market has entered 2015, the prevailing downtrend seems to have accelerated to maximum. Last two weeks presents such a drastic, gravity-loving scenario in Bitcoin market. Without dwelling too much into technical analysis today, our aim now is to understand the psyche of traders’ at this point. The $100 fall within last two weeks has brought out a number of speculations – stronger US dollar, the recent BitStamp theft, […]

Bitcoin’s Twitterati Reacts to Price Decline

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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 reeling at what the news means for their digital currency holdings, while traders have welcomed the return to volatility and exchange volumes have surged to their highest levels since November […]

Altcoin Market: There is Blood Everywhere

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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 top coins:

Litecoin

On January 1st, the Litecoin was valued around $2.73 and later fell massively under the influence of Bitcoin. Charlie Lee earlier recognized how Litecoin price movements […]

Global Bitcoin Trade Volume Surges on 15% Price Decline

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Daily exchange trading volume in BTC terms recorded by Bitcoinity. As the bitcoin price plunged below the $200 mark, hitting a low of $170.08, holders of the cryptocurrency sold the asset in a surge of millions of orders across bitcoin exchanges globally.

With the price teetering on the brink of the $200 level around 07:20 (GMT), global exchange trading volume began to pick up. The number of trades per minute executed on exchanges tripled, from […]

Bitcoin Price Continues to Fall, Breaks $200 Mark

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The bitcoin price fell below the landmark $200 point at 07:24 (GMT) today, putting it back into territory not seen since late 2013.

Within five minutes of crossing that threshold it had plunged further to $185. Less than 15 minutes after that, it fell to $179.13.

The latter price is significant as it lies just below 1,000 Chinese yuan, the currency involved in 65% of bitcoin trades, possibly crossing a lesser-acknowledged psychological barrier.At press time, the […]

DatSyn News – SilentVault’s Anonymous Bitcoin Multi-Asset Wallet & Exchange Welcomes Seamus O’Pearse

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SilentVault’s anonymous peer-to-peer, multi-asset Bitcoin wallet and exchange platform uses sophisticated technology to enable anonymous communication and secure off-blockchain transactions for Bitcoin and Litecoin. The company is now announcing a change in personnel with the the transition of SilentVault founder Sean Daley who is leaving his position as Operations Lead to take the role of the company’s general counsel (non-practising). Law and business expert Seamus O’Pearse will take over the Operations role as of […]

The Russian Authorities Moving Ahead to Suppress Bitcoin, Block Seven Bitcoin Websites

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Looks like Russia is serious taking head-on against Bitcoin as the latest development shows that the Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked access to Seven Bitcoin-related websites. The authorities in the country believe that the cryptocurrency contributes to the growth of the shadow economy.

Earlier the number of website that were blocked by Roskomnadzor was five that included Bitcoin.org, a primary community resource for the cryptocurrency that’s run by the Bitcoin Foundation, the Bitcoin.it community […]

Charlie Lee: “Litecoin is a speculative version of Bitcoin”

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Litecoin creator and Coinbase official Charlie Lee today recognized Litecoin as a speculative version of Bitcoin.

On being asked about his views on Litecoin’s performance in 2015, Lee made some points regarding the correlation of Bitcoin with Litecoin price, saying that it is not a surprising factor that LTC drops even more if BTC trends a little downward. “The inverse will also be true, which is what happened during the last run up,” he added.

In […]

Russian Authorities Blacklist 5 Bitcoin-Related Websites

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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 prohibited websites despite the site not having any user-submitted content.

Upon accessing Bitcoin.org, users have been receiving the following: — Access Denied. Access to the requested resource was blocked in […]

Russia’s Media Watchdog Blocks Bitcoin Websites

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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,  Bitcoin.org , Bitcoin.it ,  BTCsec.com  and bitcoin exchange Indacoin were blacklisted.

According to TJournal.ru , Roskomnadzor cited a  ruling of the district court of the city of Nevyansk, Sverdlovsk region, as […]

Bears Slayed Bitcoin; Price Drops below $250

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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 appear at major exchanges resulting into a bloodbath in the Bitcoin market. At press time, the BTC/USD is valued somewhere around 233 and has just tested a psychological support […]

Bitcoin Price Crashes Through $250 Mark

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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 $250 mark, which market watchers see as an important psychological barrier for the price.

The price held steady, but then plunged again about seven hours later, at around 10am. The […]

Overstock Installs BTM at Corporate Headquarters, Offers to Pay Employees in BTC

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Several interesting stories are coming from Overstock.com on Friday, two of which are Bitcoin-specific, and one that shines a sliver of light on CEO Patrick Byrne’s Medici project. The Company Has Offered Staff the Option to Receive Pay in Bitcoins

A company press release sent out Friday morning EST buried what might be big news: “Byrne noted that, as a further indication of the company’s commitment to the new technology, Overstock.com is preparing to […]

Benner on Tech: Starboard Cynics and Zuckerberg on Censorship

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People Are Talking About …

This week in hilarious bloviating: Activist investment firm Starboard Value warned Yahoo in a letter that it doesn’t like rumors that Marissa Mayer might want to buy Scripps Networks or Time Warner’s CNN . I don’t like those rumors much either. When’s the last time a tech company successfully transformed into a media company? Facebook and Google are working on it, but they have a long way to go […]

The Drum Beat of Deflation is Growing Louder: The Intermarket Picture

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The global macroeconomic picture is sending out a message and that is one of deflationary forces starting to take hold.

In past articles it was discussed what this means and its likelihood. With each passing day the probability seems to grow and global central banks are beginning to take action (Bank of Japan and the People’s Bank of China) or looking more likely to take aggressive action (European Central Bank). 

It is safe to say at […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Low Momentum Keeps Bitcoin Below 300

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ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market were somewhat stable, as Bitcoin retreated a little from its upward trend to eventually trade once again within a relatively high bearish bias. Look further to know more.

BTC/USD 4H BitFinex Chart While the fundamentals around Bitcoin market is coming back to being normal, the technicalities have also shown some developments in last few days. BTC/USD, on Jan 7, showed an impressive bounce towards the […]

Litecoin Continues to Trend in Bearish Area

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The lack of substantial trading volume is keeping Litecoin to where it was – in a long-term bearish bias. From over a week, the silver coin is limitedly consolidating sideways and has tested 1.90 as the key support level. It meanwhile has attempted to break above 2.20 – the 2014’s low and now an important resistance level. As you can refer the 4H chart above, the 26- and 12-hour EMAs are almost parallel (magenta and […]

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My Experience in ‘Bitcoin City’ Arnhem

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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 nearly 100 people who made over 175 Bitcoin transactions. First Stop: Bitcoin City

While on vacation in the Netherlands during the holiday break, I decided to bring my bitcoin-filled […]

BitPay is expanding its open source web and mobile Bitcoin wallet to Windows phones

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BitPay , a Payment Service Provider (PSP) that specializes in ecommerce, B2B, and enterprise solutions for virtual currencies, has announced that it is expanding its open source web and mobile Bitcoin wallet to Windows phones to help users as well reach new segment of customers.

Nonetheless, as the world leader in Bitcoin payment processing, it offers easy tools to accept Bitcoin payments online and expanding its open source web and mobile Bitcoin wallet to Windows […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Taking Time to Resolve Bullish Flag

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ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market have been stable as Bitcoin managed to sustain above its respective key support level. Look further to know more:

BTC/USD 4H BitFinex Chart After finding the bottom around 255 a few days back, the BTC/USD is currently attempting a near-term bullish correction in a bearish bias. As you can see the chart above, the current bullish flag is taking too long to resolve. On the […]

Coinbase Unveils iOS and Android App Redesign

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Coinbase app Coinbase has launched its redesigned Android and iOS mobile apps, allowing users to instantly buy and sell bitcoin in 19 countries.

The California-based bitcoin services provider indicates that both apps have been rebuilt "from the ground up" on the latest versions of both platforms.

In addition to the updated buy and sell functionality, Coinbase users can request bitcoin from other users using a bitcoin address, email or QR code; shop with merchants who accept bitcoin; […]

ShapeShift Releases New Tool Allowing Merchants to Accept Payments in 10+ Cryptocurrencies

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ShapeShift Releases New Tool Allowing Merchants to Accept Payments in 10+ Cryptocurrencies ShapeShift releases the Shifty Button, a tool allowing online merchants to start accepting payments in 11 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and leading altcoins Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Darkcoin.

The Shifty Button is a free and simple HTML code, which can be placed into any payment page. When added to a website, users are then given the ability to deposit any of the altcoins supported […]

State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline

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CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest quarterly  State of Bitcoin report, featuring a 2014 Year in Review, an in-depth analysis of data and events from the fourth quarter of 2014 and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring. 

Overall, 2014 could be characterized as a ‘Tale of Two Bitcoins’.

On the one hand, significant bitcoin venture investment continued and much progress was made in furthering adoption, particularly in bitcoin payment acceptance by big brand names such as Microsoft […]

Keeping Score at the 2014 Bitcoin Bowl

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The 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 ended, which discuss the amazing and outstanding event that has just occurred. I myself have even published a fun video of my time at the Bitcoin Bowl . Exponential […]

Think Tank Launches To Educate Lawmakers and the Media on Blockchain Technologies

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Coin Center In September, Coin Center announced that they were launching a blockchain-technology think tank with a $1 million budget . Tuesday, they kicked off the website, which includes a number of resources.

The think tank, which they call “ a new voice for Bitcoin ,” is dedicated to spreading knowledge about cryptocurrency technologies. Coin Center runs under the vision of Executive Director Jerry Brito, who left his position as senior research director at Mercatus […]

Concerning Garza, TNABC and Bitcoin Media: ‘Down with Everything Associated with Anyone’ (Op-Ed)

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Concerning Garza, TNABC and Bitcoin Media: ‘Down with Everything Associated with Anyone’ (Op-Ed) Paycoin was announced back in November and became a media darling, thanks to backing by Josh Garza’s GAW Bitcoin mining company and a promised feature set that was longer than a rich kid’s Christmas list.

Then it all came crashing down . The most exciting feature, and the one many people cared about, was the promised US$20 price floor . Other alleged […]

US Treasury to Consider Bitcoin Industry Concerns Over Banking Access

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The US Treasury Department plans to spell out the government perspective on financial access for money services businesses (MSBs), as well as hear concerns from the MSB community, at a roundtable discussion next week.

In response to the announcement of the meeting, the Chamber of Digital Commerce  (CDC) has created the Financial Access Task Force and applied to make a presentation highlighting the issues that digital currency businesses face when trying to establish banking relationships.

The CDC, a digital currency advocacy […]

Bitreserve Lawsuit Rumor Untrue

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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 article, however, appears to be complete speculation. CoinTelegraph checked the United States Trademark and Patent Office and found no registered trademark under the name “Bitgold”.  The article included a […]

DatSyn News – SpaceBIT Introduces First Ever Space Banking Program For Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

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The company is set to launch a constellation of nano-satellites that will act not only as depositories for digital cash, but also as a platform to provide global and universal access to remote areas around the globe where payment infrastructures are non-existent.

“Our goal is to establish a secure decentralized banking system with common banking services for current and future crypto-currency users around the world”, said Pavlo Tanasyuk, one of the SpaceBIT founders.

Furthermore he added […]

Leverage Holdings, LLC Brings the First Bitcoin ATM in Iowa

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Leverage Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Leverage Consulting, Leverage Metals, Leverage Cloud Brokerage and Fungicoin, says that it has brought in the first Bitcoin ATM in Iowa. The announcement came in the form of a press release wherein the company says that that is moving into the Gravitate Entrepreneurial space in the Midland Building.

The press release issued by the company says that it is moving to Midland Building with big plans for the […]

LazyCoins Launches… Again

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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 on the decision to re-launch, and what users can expect from the trading platform now that it’s been set on a new path:“LazyCoins itself was actually announced to the […]

Why I’m Excited By The New CO2 Fit App, An App To Get The Planet Fit

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For years I have wondered: Why, if we can measure our fitness, or how many steps we are taking and thus get a measure of our overall health, why can’t we do the same with the environment? Why can’t someone create an app which “gamifies” us into cycling rather than driving, or taking a train or just generally pump less CO2 into the atmosphere, and creating global weirding ? If we can create an […]

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Bitstamp Reports Hot Wallet Issue, Tells Customers to Not Deposit Bitcoin

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Road block Bitstamp announced today it had "detected problems" with its hot wallet, saying it had stopped withdrawals and warning customers not to attempt bitcoin deposits.

Once again, confusion reigned on bitcoin discussion forums as interested parties speculated on what and how large the problems might be at the world’s second-busiest USD exchange.

Concerns mounted over Bitstamp’s apparent silence. At press time, the company had not yet issued any further details or explanation as to what had […]

UK-based exchange LazyCoins Launches mobile app for payments and merchant services

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In an announcement the UK-based altcoin exchange LazyCoins says that it is relaunching its online exchange. At the occasion it also promises to launch a mobile app for payments and merchant services. With the move the company aims to expand the services to include mobile payments and merchant services.

The statement from LazyCoins says that it will be moving into direct competition with industry leaders BitPay and CoinBase’s own merchant apps. Also, the company says […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Crashing Towards an Invisible Bottom

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ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market were the worst by every mean, as both Bitcoin and Litecoin broke below their respective bottoms and formed a rather stretchy bearish flag. Look further to know more.

BTC/USD 4H BitFinex Chart It was only a matter of one night when BTC/USD made a plunge after floating above the 300-support for a long time. And the worst part of the entire fall turn out to […]

LazyCoins Launching LazyPay Mobile Wallet and Merchant App for the Point-of-Sale Bitcoin Market

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UK-based altcoin exchange LazyCoins has announced they are relaunching their online exchange, along with a mobile app for payments and merchant services. Aiming to expand their services to include mobile payments and merchant services, LazyCoins will be moving into direct competition with industry leaders BitPay and CoinBase’s own merchant apps.

LazyCoins is entering the fight to provide merchant services in the digital currency world. This was one of the growing trends at the end of […]

Is Falling Bitcoin Value a Cause for Concern?

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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 step further, at a price of $300 per Bitcoin, $1,080,000 of new Bitcoin must be purchased every day to maintain the current price. Bitcoin will need to live through […]

SpaceBit To Build Cryptocurrency Bank in Space

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A new start-up company called SpaceBit has announced plans to launch a satellite, carrying a ‘Space Vault’ into orbit around the earth. This vault will form the basis for a new cryptocurrency bank aptly named ‘ Space Bank ‘, which is being described as ‘the world’s first satellite banking platform’.

According to an official press release the futuristic new banking service will cater to users of both Bitcoin and Ven (a digital currency used by […]

California Governor Approves Bitcoin for Transactions

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[Editor’s note: The original version of this article carried the headline “Bitcoin becomes legal tender for transactions in California.” The use of the phrase “legal tender” overstated the extent of the new legislation, and was inaccurate. Although alternative currencies are now legal for transaction in California, there is no legal obligation for their acceptance in transactions. CoinTelegraph is sorry for the error.]  

Bitcoin can be accepted and used for transactions in the US state of California […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Remain Directionless

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ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency encountered the directionless behavior of both Bitcoin and Litecoin, as they failed to move either ways due to a very low trading volume rate.

BTC/USD 4H BitFinex Chart Based on the current technical readings, the BTC/USD is just waiting to establish a near-term bullish correction, if provided with a little support from the buyers’ end. The price is currently $2-$4 short from breaking above the 100- […]

Mike Hearn: How Bitcoin’s Technology Advanced in 2014

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Bitcoin and code In just a few days, bitcoin will have been in development for five years.

For those of us who watched it grow from a humble Windows-only desktop application to today’s global infrastructure, bitcoin’s technology is simultaneously astonishing and frustrating. We marvel at how far it’s come, and yet are impatient with how far it still has to go.

Most media stories reviewing bitcoin’s 2014 focus exclusively on the price . So, instead, let’s take a […]

BitQuick to Implement P2SH Multi-Signature Escrow Addresses

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

 The company says that it is now the first major marketplace to implement multi-signature technology to protect customer funds which has long been […]

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin Releases Their Full-Screen Trading Interface

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In an announcement Chinese Bitcoin exchange OKCoin says that it has released its full-screen trading interface which according to the organization sources was designed for futures as well as the new addition of person-to-person lending. Nonetheless, with the latest trading interface the Bitcoin exchange wants to attract some more customers than it has till now.

The exchange informs that the full-screen view is reminiscent of what someone is watching candles on BitcoinWisdom might be accustomed […]

BitcoinExpo 2015 – Press Release

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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 brings BitcoinExpo London 2015 to you. Conference will take place in the capital of United Kingdom on 24 – 25 January 2015. The event brings value speeches, debates, […]

The Nxt Client Just Gave Me a Braingasm

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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, yet somehow still decentralized. The apps just kept getting released — not announced as “in development”— but actually available for use. And proof-of-stake has me pretty excited about the […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Leaves 2014 on Bearish Note

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ForexMinute.com – Nothing has changed much in the cryptocurrency market in over the last 24 hours, as both Bitcoin and Litecoin continue to consolidate sideways amid minimal trading volume. For obvious reasons, traders are keeping their distance from all sort of trading markets in a holiday season, and nothing major is accepted until the Wall Street reopens.

In the meantime, there are also rumors of traders taking tax-reduction measures which normally happens at the end […]

The Bitcoin Foundation Should be Destroyed Says Cody Wilson

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Cody Rutledge Wilson , an American crypto-anarchist, free-market anarchist, and gun-rights activist, says that the Bitcoin Foundation should be destroyed. Earlier this year he had announced in an interview that he would stand for election to a seat on the Board of Directors of the Bitcoin Foundation.

However, surprisingly, unlike other board members who are there at the post to promote Bitcoin, Cody Wilson had said that his aim was to destroy the Foundation. He […]

Anthony Di Iorio Leaves the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC)

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The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC) says that Executive Director Anthony Di Iorio has resigned from his post. He started working with the organization since its inception in 2012 and helped spread awareness of Bitcoin to Canadians from coast to coast. Though he has stepped down from his position as a member of the Board, he will continue to help support the BAC in an advisory position.

According to a press release from the BAC, […]

Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer

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Remember when Chrome  was fast ? Microsoft might, if ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley’s recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed “Spartan,” bears out.

According to Foley, Spartan is “new” and “isn’t [Internet Explorer].” Her post notes that it could be set free inside of the Windows 10 release schedule. In short, Microsoft may be building a speedy, simpler browser that maintains use of Internet Explorer’s rendering engine.

Internet Explorer has had a ribald […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Sideway Trend

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ForexMiniute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market have been pretty average, as both Bitcoin and Litecoin trended in a sideways direction, while remaining bearish. Look further to know more.

BTC/USD After failing to break above the key resistance area around 340, the BTC/USD continued to remain in a bearish bias, which eventually got stronger with more selling pressure. The pair however rebounded from 311 and is now trending sideways below the daily […]

Markets Weekly: 2014 Closes on Bearish Note for Bitcoin

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The bitcoin price has been in the doldrums in the last week, closing out a month of persistent losses. It’s now trading at the lowest levels of the year.

Bitcoin opened the week at $330.67 and closed at $316.80, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index . That represented a loss of $13.87 in the bitcoin price over the last seven days, or 4.2%.

Over the week, the price hit a high of $335.88 on the […]

Bitcoin and Litecoin – Double Bottoms vs. Bearish Outlooks

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Bitcoin and Litecoin have been bearish in 2014, but has been choppy and more or less trading sideways since October. Both virtual currencies then started to look bearish again around late November. Let’s take a look at the charts to assess their technical conditions.

Bitcoin (BTCUSD) 1H Chart 12/28

(click to enlarge)Bitcoin continues to be bearish in December making new lows on the month over the weekend, just above 307. The 1H chart shows […]

How ‘Bitbanks’ Could Solve Bitcoin’s Volatility Problem

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Cameron Harwick is a PhD student in economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He conducts research into monetary theory and institutions. 

In this article,  Harwick  examines bitcoins issue with volatility and how bitcoin banks could offer a solution. Everywhere in the modern world, money is plagued with political problems. Bitcoin’s success, with no help – and, indeed, much opposition – from political authorities around the world, shows just how valuable it is to avoid […]

Future Alert: Wealth Sharing May Become the New File Sharing

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File Sharing I’ve been venturing into new subreddits lately (after patronizing /r/Bitcoin almost exclusively for a year). This branching out lead me to /r/cryptocurrency , where I stumbled upon a sort of manifesto for the decentralization of all the things. It’s compelling. Here’s a breakdown of the main points of the full piece , written by redditor aliensyntax . Unconscious Acts of Rebellion

“When file-sharing began on the internet, a process of disruption of […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Dips on Christmas

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ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market were quite average, as both Bitcoin and Litecoin took another dip in price. Look further to know more:

BTC/USD After attempting bullish correction to near 337, the BTC/USD volume picked up but with lots of selling pressure. Therefore, the price bounced back after failing to breach above the 340-resistance level, testing 318-320 as next support all over again.

Based on the current technical readings, the BTC/USD […]

Bitcoin Crowdfunding is Catching on in China

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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 encourage quality over quantity in user behavior. Chinese forum Bikeji.com is offering its members the opportunity to become part-owners of the site through a crowdsale of shares in the company. […]

VC Investor Keith Gilabert: Dollar ‘Tracking Bitcoin’ Will Mean Price and Usage Rises

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Keith Gilabert Prominent venture capital investor Keith Gilabert has stated his belief in the “sharp” rise in the value of Bitcoin in the near future.

Speaking in a press release issued yesterday, the Fina V Capital president stated that international oil prices and associated currency weakening could see investors flocking to “alternatives” such as Bitcoin in greater numbers.

“Bitcoin could rise significantly as currencies around the world and oil prices continue to weaken,” he said, adding […]

Blockchain 2.0 arms race: Blocknet declares first shots fired between nodes on separate blockchains

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Blockchain 2.0 arms race: Blocknet declares first shots fired between nodes on separate blockchains Two individual blockchains have been successfully linked, as Blocknet announced last night that Xbridge technology had for the first time allowed communications between nodes on two separate blockchains through their Xhub protocol.

Aiming to construct “the internet of blockchains,” the new protocol is designed to allow separate blockchains to inter-operate.

With no clear leader so far in this world of expanding blockchain […]

Bitcoin Predictions for 2014: How the Pundits Fared

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Fortune cookies If there was one word that could describe bitcoin over the past year, it would be ‘unpredictable’. So, with that in mind and armed with 20/20 hindsight at year’s end, it’s fun to go back and look at all the people who tried to do just that.

Whether they prognosticated over the entrails of dead animals or defunct bitcoin exchanges, actual data or emotional investment, the results were – perhaps unsurprisingly – often […]

DNotesVault is much more than a free, secure web wallet with an unprecedented 100% cryptocurrency deposit guarantee

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DNotes Cryptocurrency Savings Plans For Children – First of Many Unprecedented Digital Currency Savings Instruments Sponsored by DnotesVault

Bitcoin press release: DNotesVault, a secure web wallet launched just a week ago has reaffirmed its mission to build a large generation of DNotes stakeholders worldwide by offering a family of CR.I.S.Ps. (Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans) with 100% deposit guarantees.

Illinois, USA. DNotesVault, launched a week ago, may sound like just another web wallet beginning to […]

Stable Bitcoin Alternative DNotes Launches DNotesVault With Unprecedented Cryptocurrency Deposit Guarantee

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Bitcoin Press Release:  Packed with multiple functionality, an unprecedented 100% cryptocurrency deposit guarantee, and timed send  DNotesVault is the second strategic property created by the DNotes team  in pursuit of mass consumer and merchant adoption with the industry’s most stable digital currency.

Illinois, USA.  DNotes, the most stable, and one of Coinmarketcap’s top 50 cryptocurrencies , launched  DNotesVault today in its systematic pursuit of mass consumer and merchant adoption . Just six months ago, […]

Bitcoin Is (Still) Not Doomed

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Washington 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 the face of Bitcoin’s subtlety and allure , perhaps as a cunning-though-not-so-original means of acquiring cheap coins for himself. Regardless of his motivations, I couldn’t resist a full rebuttal, […]

Economist Jeffrey Tucker on the ‘Threat of Deflation’ in Eurozone

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Jeffrey Tucker Jeffrey Tucker is an economist who’s also savvy with blockchains (a rare combination). He is responsible for introducing Bitcoin to many of his readers via his authorship of four books and founding of the Cryptocurrency Conference .

Tucker is a distinguished fellow for the Foundation for Economic Education and is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me .

He talked with CoinTelegraph about the European Central Bank’s warnings about deflation , the future of fractional-reserve […]

Cracks in the Fiat Money System: The Swiss Gold Referendum and Currency Pegging

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Swiss Gold On November 30, Swiss voters will go to the polls to vote on what is being called the “ Save Our Swiss Gold ” referendum. 

A vote of yes would mean that the Swiss National Bank (SNB) would have to refrain from selling any more gold and increase its gold holdings to 20%, which is up from current levels of 7%, where it will remain indefinitely. It would also require the SNB to […]

First Global Credit CEO, Gavin Smith: ‘The Blockchain has the Potential to Take the Stock Exchange to the Next Level’

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First Global Credit CEO, Gavin Smith: ‘The Blockchain has the Potential to Take the Stock Exchange to the Next Level’ CoinTelegraph reached out to First Global Credit CEO, Gavin Smith, who recently contributed his own Op-Ed piece about Anonymity vs. Privacy, to get his thoughts on the advantages of trading with bitcoins, the future of the stock market in the age of the blockchain and the looming BTC regulations.

CoinTelegraph: What do you see […]

Save The Children Now Accepting Bitcoin through BitPay from Donors

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BitPay, the Bitcoin payment processor has agreed to help ‘Save the Children’ a not for profit organization that invests in childhood to accept Bitcoin in donations . Save The Children works in the United States and around the world as it gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

In an announcement Save the Children said that it is now accepting Bitcoin donations through BitPay, the world’s leading Bitcoin payment processor. ForexMinute […]

Bitcoin.info launches

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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 name in the bitcoin space: Http://bitcoin.info Company co-founder and CEO, Fran Strajnar stated:“After having spent 11 months building a stable price index (BNC Price-Index via Bravenewcoin.com), we wanted to […]

Dogecoin Merchants Invited to Join Bitcoin Black Friday

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Dogecoin merchants are all set to jump on the Bitcoin Black Friday bandwagon, confirms Jon Holmquist, the founder of BitcoinBlackFriday.com .

Touted as one of the biggest Bitcoin events covered by media, Bitcoin Black Friday is scheduled to kick start on November 28th – the day after Thanksgiving. According to Holmquist, he and his team are targeting at least 6,000 merchants to put their Black Friday sales on BitcoinBlackFriday.com. To ensure premium publicity, the founder is […]

We are happy to announce, just in time for Giving Tuesday, that the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region is the first charity in Upstate NY to accept Bitcoin donations!

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We are happy to announce, just in time for Giving Tuesday, that the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region is the first charity in Upstate NY to accept Bitcoin donations!

PRESS RELEASE – 11/20/14 Albany, New York – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region is making history by heading down technology lane and becoming the first local charity in Upstate New York to accept Bitcoin donations. They will partner with Bitcoin […]

Levine on Wall Street: Harbingers and Currencies

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Phil Falcone is leaving Harbinger to spend more time with his other Harbinger.

Phil Falcone used to run a hedge fund called Harbinger Capital, and he was arguably too good at it, borrowing from the fund while locking up investors and doing some lovely creative short squeezes. After flying too close to the sun for a bit, his punishment was that he’s not allowed to run a hedge fund any more. But he’s allowed […]

Kraken Selected to Aid Mt. Gox Investigation and Liquidation

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Kraken has emerged as a major player in the Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings, confirming its impending role in an array of various financial support operations.

The San Francisco based digital currency exchange “has been selected to support the investigation of missing bitcoin and the distribution of remaining assets to the creditors,” a statement on its blog released earlier today reads.

“Duties that Kraken may be asked to carry out include the following: > Aid in the […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Dips as Bitcoin Fails to Break Key-Resistance Level

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ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market have been slightly disappointing as both Bitcoin and Litecoin failed to break above their respective key-resistance levels.

The pullback further created a negative sentiment inside the altcoin market, in which almost every top cryptocurrency, including Dogecoin, Counterpart and NXT, fell by notable margins. On the other hand, only the private-centric cryptocurrency Darkcoin managed to stay neutral amid an overall bearish sentiment.

In the meantime, the cryptocurrency market […]

Digital Finance Institute Launched to Promote Innovative Payment Technologies like Bitcoin

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ForexMinute.com – The Digital Finance Institute (DFI) announced its launch as the convener of digital financial technologies like Bitcoin and Internet of Things.

The Canadian not-for-profit organization will be creating a strategic link between the veterans of digital and traditional finance sector to promote a balanced regulatory methods through leadership, education, research and advocacy. Christine Duhaime, the DFI’s co-founder and well-known financial regulator, said in a press statement that they are hoping to balance “innovation […]

Mt. Gox Creditors Hopeful to Recover Some Bitcoins

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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” following a legal procedure in Japan, known as “minji saisei” which allows courts to the buyer and creditors of the bankrupted company. It simply means that Kraken will now […]

Strevus CEO, Ken Hoang: ‘To Ensure Trust in the System, Regulation is Needed’

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Ken Hoang is the Chief Executive Officer at Strevus  — a provider of compliance lifecycle management solutions for financial services and digital currency firms.

As Bitcoin becomes more mainstream, so does the need for global compliance, explains Hoang.

CoinTelegraph got in touch with the Strevus CEO to discuss some of the most important and pressing issues for cryptocurrencies amid a spotty and ever-changing regulatory landscape. From New York State ’s proposed BitLicense to Client Due Dilligence […]

Bitcoin Black Friday Is on the Way

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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 for the big event.

Black Friday is usually celebrated exclusively in the United States, but this is rapidly changing following the introduction two years ago of “ Bitcoin Black Friday […]

Why Bitcoin Needs an Aggressive Legal Defense

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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 Swarmwise , states , "The copyright monopoly war wasn’t the war, it was the tutorial mission. The Internet generation is using technology to assert its values and its place […]

[Live Video Stream] The Future of Money and Technology Summit

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Future of Money and Technology Summit 2014 The Future of Money & Technology Summit on December 2, 2014 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco will bring together the best and brightest thinkers around money, including: visionaries, entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce. They meet to discuss the evolving money ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Breaks above Key-Resistance Level; Altcoins Rocket

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Breaks above Key-Resistance Level; Altcoins Rocket ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market were undoubtedly great, as both Bitcoin and Litecoin managed to fly above their respective key-resistance levels. This near-term bullish correction further incited altcoin traders to maximize their trades, resulting which every top cryptocurrency – Dogecoin, Darkcoin, NXT, and Counterparty – surged massively during the 11/23 trading session.

Though at the same time, we can say that […]

Markets Weekly: Could Central Banks Spark a Bitcoin Rally?

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Following mid-November’s price spike, the bitcoin markets have resumed regular service. The price has dropped slightly, while trading volumes have reverted to more commonly observed levels.

The price started last week at $385, according to the CoinDesk BPI, and closed the week at $366 – a fall of 5%.

Trading volumes fell precipitously by 39% last week compared to a week earlier. The number of coins that changed hands across all exchanges tracked by Bitcoinity stood at 3.68 million – down from 5.99 […]

How Dangerous is Satoshi Nakamoto?

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Is Satoshi Dangerous? Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of bitcoin, has a lot of coins that remain unspent. What is he or she likely to do with them, and how might it affect the bitcoin universe?

This article was inspired by a CoinDesk commenter, who worried that we don’t know much about Satoshi’s intentions. "That hoard gives him way, way, way too much potential influence and wealth," they said.

Satoshi certainly has a lot of funds. […]

Halsey Minor’s BitReserve Is Designed To Fix Bitcoin Volatility, But It Is Doing Much More

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Neutral; Dogecoin, Darkcoin Rise

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Neutral; Dogecoin, Darkcoin Rise ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market have been somewhat optimistic in terms of trends. While Bitcoin is advancing cautiously after retreating from the two-week’s low of 350, altcoins including Dogecoin and Darkcoin are too showing upward price movements amid a near-term bullish correction. Litecoin, on the other hand, is repeating Bitcoin’s steps, trending sideways amid low trading volume and ask/bid calls.

In the […]

Now Selling Bitcoin Made Easy by Bittylicious

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Now Selling Bitcoin Made Easy by Bittylicious Sending Bitcoin has become easy for users as Bittylicious says that it is looking for people that want to sell coins on the Bittylicious platform in both The United Kingdom and abroad. The company in an announcement says any user can apply if he has a bank account that can accept quick bank transfers online.

Additionally, the user must also have Bitcoin/other virtual currencies to sell and has […]

The Blockchain Lottery: How Miners Are Rewarded

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In their new book Bitcoin for the Befuddled , Drs. Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer use non-technical language and clear, step-by-step approaches to explain the ins and outs of bitcoin. Here, they provide an overview of the "blockchain lottery" and the process of how miners are rewarded.

As an incentive for users to update the blockchain as frequently as possible, Bitcoin uses a lottery-based reward system. Many people become miners and try to be the first […]

Bitcoin Charts Analysis: Price to Hang between 350 and 365

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Bitcoin Charts Analysis: Price to Hang between 350 and 365 ForexMinute.com – After rallying from 320 to 453 at the start of this month, the Bitcoin price retreated last week to the month’s low at 351, after breaking through a number of key supporting levels. However there were some near-term bullish corrections during the 11/21 and 11/22 trading sessions, where price surged from 350 to 365 amidst a moderate buying pressure around the bottom. […]

Netagio to Exit Gold Market, Enter Euro and USD

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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 new order books for trading bitcoin for those currencies to be launched in mid-December. The company declined to specify a date.Hamblin said the firm is repositioning itself to tackle […]

Stakes Are High for Star-Backed Bitcoin Gambling Site As Crowdsale Stumbles

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Online gambling has long been a driving force behind the bitcoin economy, though one that remains both shrouded in secrecy and hampered by a lack of regulatory clarity.

However, an attempt to launch one of the first major regulated bitcoin-powered gaming platforms is struggling to alter this narrative, despite backing from a slew of international gambling stars.

Breakout Gaming, announced on 16th September, boasts former World Series of Poker champions Johnny Chan and Huck Seed as marketing partners and will be […]

Bitcoin is moving forward at a dizzying pace says Zach Harvey, CEO of Lamassu

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Bitcoin is moving forward at a dizzying pace says Zach Harvey, CEO of Lamassu Lamassu, a company that has installed more than 100 Bitcoin ATMs at various cities around the world, is confident of the potential that Bitcoin has. Zach Harvey, CEO of the company says that Bitcoin is moving forward at a dizzying pace and it’s very encouraging to see BTC ATM operators recovering their investment within three to nine months.

The press release […]

Mozilla Now Accepting Bitcoin in Response to User Demand

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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  announced the deal on its blog, where it reinforced that, per its policies toward charities, it will not charge fees for the donations it processes.

With the news, Mozilla joins the […]

DailyDealy Becomes Largest Online Discount Store to Take Bitcoin

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Canada-based DailyDealy is kind of like Groupon, but the deals aren’t city-specific and don’t require a threshold of buyers for the “deal” to go through. As of November 1, 2014 they have been accepting Bitcoin for all the products they offer: electronics, housewares, gadgetry, apparel and jewelry.

"We always want to deliver choice and convenience for our customers, and that includes the method they use to buy the products they love," said Ralph Idema, DailyDealy […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Holders Influencing Bitcoin, Litecoin to Move Sideways

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Holders Influencing Bitcoin, Litecoin to Move Sideways ForexMinute.com – Last 24 in the cryptocurrency market have been somewhat poor in terms of trading volume. At one end, we have Bitcoin and Litecoin which is moving sideways in absence of sufficient demand or supply. And at other end, we have altcoins like Dogecoin, NXT and Darkcoin which are being negatively influenced by prolonging neutral sentiment inside the Bitcoin market.

The arrival of this […]

More Online Retailers on Board But Bitcoin Still Flailing

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More Online Retailers on Board But Bitcoin Still Flailing Coinbase teamed up Daily Steals to provide customized deals for Bitcoin users. This is tremendously positive as it gives more opportunities for Bitcoin users to use Bitcoins on their online purchases. Over the last couple of months, many retailers both online and offline have started accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. This should a whole new slew of participants.

In last night’s session the BTC/USD plummeted […]

Third of Sites Seized in Operation Onymous Were ‘Clones’

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Sign showing FBI emblem at FBI headquarters. A third of the 414 dark net addresses seized in Operation Onymous may have simply been ‘cloned’ sites with no actual illicit commercial activity taking place on them, according to new research by independent security analyst Nik Cubrilovic.

In a blog post presenting his findings, Cubrilovic says 11 dark markets with commercial activity taking place on them remained operational, while their clones had been seized.

"Some of these sites were […]

Bitreserve Seeks $10 Million Series B Through Crowdfunding Campaign

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Bitreserve is seeking to raise $10m in capital through a new crowdfunding initiative. The bitcoin storage platform , started by CNET founder Halsey Minor, has raised $7m so far, with 51 days to go on its crowdfunding campaign.

Minor said the decision to raise a financing through crowdfunding was a "supplement" to other fundraising efforts. He also said it is an attempt to address the limited investment opportunities available to the general public for technology […]

Mining Roundup: Bitmain’s Mining Pool Push and a HashFast Auction

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What’s happening in the world of cryptocurrency mining?

Recent reports indicate that despite the shift among some to the cloud, hardware development remains a priority among the major players in the space.

At the other end of the spectrum, the industry continues to face headwinds on the legal and developmental front.The network hashrate numbers (via Blockchain ) from recent weeks suggest that the network hashing strength is fluctuating after reaching an all-time high on or around […]

British Parliament to Debate Money Creation

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Money creation may well be the biggest economic issue of our times. The way that new money is created has a massive impact on our entire economy and, in fact, it would not be an exaggeration to suggest that it is the defining characteristic of our economic system.

Across the world, in all of the major economies, money creation is dominated by banks. Despite the fact that ‘fiat money’ – the dollars, pounds or euros […]

Announcing Solar – A Step Change In Processing Capability

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The 16nm FinFET Solar chip will hit markets in early 2015.

We were the first in the world to deliver 28nm and 20nm Bitcoin chip technology and we’re still the only producer capable of delivering 20nm tech in the Bitcoin space. We’ve been aiming for the next step for some time and as the most important contracts in this process have been finalized we can now proudly announce our active move down to […]

ZeusHash Bitcoin And Litecoin Cloud Mining Platform Announces Gridseed Partnership And Generous Thanksgiving Promotion

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Alliance Zeus Bitcoin Press Release: Hong Kong based Bitcoin and Litecoin cloud mining provider ZeusHash has announced an exciting new partnership with Gridseed and is offering reduced cloud mining prices and giveaways to celebrate Thanksgiving.

After intensive top-level talks ZeusHash is excited to announce a new partnership with reliable Litecoin hashrate supplier Gridseed : one of the largest and most successful Scrypt miner producers in the world. This long-term strategic partnership will undoubtedly build […]

US Marshals: Latest Bitcoin Auction Timed To Avoid Market Disruption

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The US Marshals Service (USMS) has revealed it intends to auction potentially all of the 144,000 BTC confiscated from Ross Ulbricht during its Silk Road investigation in the coming months, but that it has elected to break up the sales in order to prevent disruptions to the bitcoin market.

The USMS announced on 17th November that it will auction off just  50,000 BTC previously owned by Ulbricht, who stands accused of operating the now-defunct Silk Road online black […]

Term Sheet — Monday, November 17

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Tutto sul Bitcoin

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Bitcoin (simbolo: ฿; codice: BTC o XBT) è una moneta elettronica creata nel 2009 da un anonimo conosciuto con lo pseudonimo di Satoshi Nakamoto, implementando un’idea dello stesso autore presentata su Internet a fine 2008. Convenzionalmente, il termine Bitcoin maiuscolo si riferisce alla tecnologia ed alla rete mentre il minuscolo bitcoin si riferisce alla valuta in sé.

A differenza della maggior parte delle valute tradizionali, Bitcoin non fa uso di un ente centrale: esso utilizza […]

Uniting Separated Families with ‘Rebittances’: Interview with Filipino Company, Satoshi Citadel Industries

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Satoshi Citadel Industries John Bailon is Co-Founder and CEO/CTO at Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI), a Filipino Bitcoin startup aiming to improve the lives of Filipinos with smart and innovative products related to Bitcoin.

As of today, the ventures company offers as much as 7 Bitcoin centered products, including the country’s first Bitcoin bills payment system Bills Ninja , the Philippines’ premier ‘rebittance’ service Rebit.ph , and recently launched the country’s first order book exchange , […]

bitcoin.info portal launches: Designed to give Professionals Accurate Bitcoin Market Info

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Press-Release: 16th Nov 2014

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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 name in the bitcoin space: Http://bitcoin.info Company co-founder and CEO, Fran Strajnar stated:“After having spent 11 months building a stable price index (BNC Price-Index via Bravenewcoin.com), we wanted to offer the […]

Nordea, Other Swedish Banks Closing Bitcoin Companies’

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In recent months, there has been a growing number of instances across the globe of legacy banks withdrawing their services and support for companies dealing in Bitcoin.

In Bangladesh , the national bank threatened up to 12 years in a very unpleasant Bangladesh prison for doing business with or even educating people about Bitcoin.

In the United Kingdom, just one day before the Crypto Valley Summit, a number of banks pressured the firm that handled […]

What Ban? Russia’s VK.com is Mining Bitcoin

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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 ranked 8th (as of August 1, 2014) in Alexa’s global Top 500 sites and is the 2nd most visited website in Russia, after Yandex .

Yuri has more than 10 […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Peak Inspires Strong Selling; Bitcoin, Litecoin Falls

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Peak Inspires Strong Selling; Bitcoin, Litecoin Falls ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market witnessed Bitcoin and Litecoin’s fall from their respective peak levels. It was nothing but the sudden arrival of short-term profiteers that pulled the market price down by legs. Other than Bitcoin and Litecoin, almost every altcoin suffered a stroke in the name of panic selling. The major ones to suffer were Dogecoin, NXT, Peercoin and […]

Coinsetter Offers Company Equity in Bid to Attract Market Makers

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Coinsetter has announced it intends to divide a 10% stake in the company’s business among interested market makers who agree to add liquidity to its order book.

The company’s newly announced  Market Making Equity Incentive Program will require participating market makers to maintain at least $300,000 in holdings with the New York-based exchange. Coinsetter will then partition its corporate equity based on trading volume that can be linked to quotes provided by its market makers.

CEO […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Pumped amid Strong Buying Pressure

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Pumped amid Strong Buying Pressure ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours have been more than wonderful for the cryptocurrency market, as almost every top coin surged extensively amid strong buying pressure. It was indeed the strong bullish continuations in the Bitcoin charts that influenced the altcoins to break above their respective resistance levels.

As a result, Litecoin and Dogecoin both surged around 15% from their previous support levels. Darkcoin, on the […]

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Panic Buying Takes Bitcoin Price over $400

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Panic Buying Takes Bitcoin Price over $400 ForexMinute.com – The Bitcoin price in the US market has crossed the much-awaited $400 level, opening scope for a near-term bullish channel. During the 11/11 trading session, the price was in an oversold region and bearish cracks were widening. But the good-old optimism came after OKCoin’s announcement to start a $3-million hedge fund on their platform. Incidentally, the last time Bitcoin traded above $400 was on 25-26th […]

Counterparty Adds Ethereum Smart Contract Features

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G+2Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 4 points inShare 2In a major development in the Bitcoin 2.0 race, Counterparty has added the open-sourced custom smart contract features of Ethereum..While smart contracts have always been possible on Counterparty , they lacked the flexibility and ease of customization found in the Ethereum project . That extra functionality, previously only found in Ethereum, was often attributed by observers of only being possible because Ethereum used its own […]

Bitcoin Price Crosses $400 for First Time Since September

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The price of bitcoin has surged past $400 for the first time since late September, gaining over 9% today. At press time, the price stood at $400.58. Price chart The last time bitcoin traded north of $400 was on 26th September, following a one-week spike in value. Aside from the BTC-e flash crash in August and a the brief slump in April, likely caused by deposit freezes at Chinese exchanges , the price remained well above $400 for […]

BitPay Partners With Trucoin to Bring Bitcoin ATMs to Bitcoin Bowl

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BitPay has confirmed there will be at least five bitcoin ATMs installed either at or around Tropicana Field for the upcoming Bitcoin St Petersburg Bowl to be held this December.

Trucoin will debut a custom bitcoin ATM solution and serve as the "preferred provider" of bitcoin ATMs for the event. The Georgia-based bitcoin brokerage indicated it would showcase five units manufactured by Genmega (which also supplies ATM hardware to Genesis Coin) and retooled with the […]

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Selling Zone; Darkcoin Dumped

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Selling Zone; Darkcoin Dumped ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market brought were somewhat satisfactory, as both Bitcoin and Litecoin broke above their respective key resistance channels. The only shock came in the form of Darkcoin as its valued dropped by 15% within the same time.

DRK/USD Darkcoin was recently pumped above 30%, a step which we think was an act of short-term profiteers hoping to […]

OKCoin Changes How It Calculates Volume, But Does It Matter?

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MaidSafe Announces Logo Design Competition

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The development team at MaidSafe , a protocol to decentralize the Internet, is turning to the community in search of an official design for the network’s “engine oil,” Safecoin.

The winner, whose design will be picked by company employees and members in the MaidSafe forums , will win 5,000 Safecoins. Designers are to enter their submissions for the cryptocoin’s logo on the site 99 Designs .

The basic groundwork for MaidSafe actually began in 2002, long […]

2014 Bitcoin Black Friday Market BitcoinDiscounts Lists The Best Bitcoin Deals Available

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BitcoinDiscounts Logo Bitcoin Press Release:   New shopping platform BitcoinDiscounts.net lists the hottest discounts from merchants accepting Bitcoin preparing both sellers and consumers for the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday the 28th of November. 

Online Bitcoin market hub and sales listing site BitcoinDiscounts.net helps Bitcoin customers and merchants to prepare for the biggest shopping day of the year; 2014 Black Friday on November the 28th . Recently launched BitcoinDiscounts will feature […]

Btcxe.com Launches Bitcoin iPhone And Android App For Conversion And News

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Bitcoin Press Release: btcxe.com have launched a custom Bitcoin news and currency conversion app for Android users worldwide with an iPhone App coming soon.

Bitcoin application developers BTCxe.com have announced the launch of their new Android App and iPhone App coming soon – the BTCxe Bitcoin converter; complementing their already popular website www.btcxe.com . The launch of the App, announced this week, marks the first in a planned series of cryptocurrency related applications. BTCxe […]

Crypto 2.0 Roundup: SEC Rumours, Swarm’s Payday and Ethereum Expands

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While the crypto 2.0 sector of the digital currency industry is showing strong signs of maturity, it has also begun to attract its share of controversy.

Following their emergence in late October, rumours that major projects in the space could soon face additional scrutiny from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have continued to persist into November.

For all the conversation surrounding the possibility, however, major publications have struggled to find evidence that any crypto 2.0 […]

Payments Giant NCR to Integrate Bitcoin into Small Business Service

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Global payments conglomerate NCR has announced that one of its merchant point-of-sale (POS) systems will soon offer bitcoin support.

The integration of bitcoin into the NCR Silver POS is expected to happen sometime before the end of this year . The system will also support mobile bitcoin wallet payments and will be a free service attached to its POS platform.

NCR is one of the world’s largest payments companies. Founded in 1884 as a cash […]

Bitcoiners Prepare for These Words: I Should Have Listened

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I should have listened “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

– Robertson Davies ,   Tempest-Tost

“I should have listened,” say the skeptics, cynics and the disbelievers. But they are speaking of you and your words once you realize they were right. They may honestly believe that your bitcoin fascination will end sadly, wherein they can dutifully remind you that they told you so.“I should have listened,” might […]

Darkcoin Developer Demonstrates InstantX on YouTube

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Darkcoin Developer Demonstrates InstantX on YouTube ForexMinute.com – A cryptocurrency’s reputation is obviously attributed to its developer. The more he stays active with his community, the better the cryptocurrency flourishes. This scenario fits well with the Darkcoin, an anonymity-offering coin which has garnered publicity not only because of the futuristic development claims, but also for living up to them. The credit goes to none other than Evan Duffield, Darkcoin’s core developer.

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How Can We Make Bitcoin Mainstream?

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All of the writing seems to be on the wall.

Bitcoin now has PayPal integration and dedicated global banking to go along with its natty logo . Regulators are taking notice of it, and noted retailers are accepting it .

If you think bitcoin is mainstream, though, think again. According to an analysis earlier this year, there were only 1.2 million bitcoin addresses holding anything other than dust as of February.Even its advocates admit that it […]

All Things Alt: Feathercoin Forks and a Collaborative Crowdfund for Charity

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What’s happening in the altcoin community this week? Though the market volume doldrums of the past few months don’t seem to be clearing away too quickly, development on many projects continues to move forward and the ecosystem diversifies even further.

Read on to see some of the latest happenings from around the altcoin space. Litecoin and dogecoin team up for charity

A joint effort to raise money ahead of the holiday season is currently underway, […]

NODE Second Generation Cryptocurrency With Different Codebase To Bitcoin Launches

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Bitcoin Press Release:  Coded from scratch in node.js cryptocurrency NODE features 50 – 100 confirmations per second, upcoming NodePay EUR, USD and BTC integration and Proof of Activity algorithm launching next week.

After almost a year in development, recently launched NODE is  a second generation cryptocurrency built from scratch in node.js  that features encrypted messaging and NodePay launching in February 2015: the first hybrid international electronic payment system that allows users to pay bills […]

Robocoin Policy Change Ignites Fears Over Centralisation

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A vocal minority of operators are taking a stand against major bitcoin ATM manufacturer Robocoin over its decision to cut ties with any business partners that refuse to upgrade to its new proprietary wallet platform.

At press time, at least eight operators have confirmed to CoinDesk that their Robocoin bitcoin ATM units had gone offline over the issue. Robocoin  has some 45 machines in operation globally, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin ATM Map . All […]

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Getting Busy at ChangeTip: Everybody’s Pushing the Internet’s Love Button

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SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 310.8 Ph/s Late Wednesday/early Thursday, depending where you are in the world, the spirit of generosity hit scores of Bitcoin users seemingly all at once, and handfuls of bits were getting tipped out left and right via ChangeTip .

This started Tuesday, when /u/CeasefireX proposed a Tipping Tuesday on the /r/Bitcoin subreddit.

By Wednesday, someone had created a bitcoin giveaway subreddit called /r/FreeBits, and moderator /u/Simcom started tipping everybody in a big giveaway […]

Mark Wetjen Wants Regulation to Encourage Bitcoin Innovators to Remain in U.S.

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SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 310.8 Ph/s On November 4, Mark Wetjen wrote an oped in the Wall Street Journal asking regulators to steer clear of harming Bitcoin. Wetjen is a commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a Democrat.

As reportedinTheHill , he said the goal should be to "lay the groundwork for future innovation" and to "build confidence in consumers currently leery of embracing the new technology." Events such as Mt. Gox, Silk […]

Silk Road 2.0 Seized, Alleged Operator Unmasked in FBI Crackdown

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) together with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York have announced that they have arrested ‘Defcon’, the operator of illicit black market website Silk Road 2.0.

At press time, the Silk Road 2.0 marketplace was no longer operational, with the website displaying a disclaimer that it had been taken down by Europol, Eurojust, the FBI, US Department of Justice and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Authorities arrested […]

Gavin Andresen Rejects Bitcoin Centralisation Concerns at Web Summit

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Gavin Andresen Web Summit The Bitcoin Foundation’s chief scientist Gavin Andresen has given his opinions on a variety of issues at this year’s Web Summit – an annual event held in Dublin, Ireland, that attracted more than 20,000 attendees this year.

The summit  has established itself as an important date on the calendars of technology investors, startups and even rock stars, like U2 frontman Bono, who attends regularly.

Andresen gave a wide-ranging interview to the Wall Street Journal […]

Day of Reckoning for Dark Markets as Hundreds of Illicit Domains Seized

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Silk Road 2 seized At least 400 dark net web domains have been seized and 17 individuals individuals arrested in connection with Operation Onymous, an ongoing global cybercrime crackdown.

A number of high-profile dark net markets, most notably Silk Road 2.0 , have been shut down by law enforcement agencies in the US and Europe in the past 48 hours. The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, or Eurojust , reported on 7th November that 414 web domains […]

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Announcing The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

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It’s that time of year again. One of Thanksgiving and … nominations for the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards . Once again TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat writers will step away from their keyboards to celebrate the best of technology.

As in years past, the collective tech blog community will give awards to the best and brightest startups, founders, investors and thought leaders in our industry. There are 20 Crunchies categories in all, including Founder of the Year and […]

Quintain Marketing Now Accepting Bitcoin for Marketing and Web Designing Services

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Quintain Marketing Now Accepting Bitcoin for Marketing and Web Designing Services In a press release, Annapolis marketing agency Quintain Marketing has announced that it now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment for its marketing and web design services. At the occasion Owner and CEO Kathleen Booth said that he believes digital currency is gaining momentum as a method of payment and being innovative organization it was natural for it to accept Bitcoin.

He said […]

NXT Brings Cryptocurrency to Czech University Curriculum

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NXT Brings Cryptocurrency to Czech University Curriculum The development team behind Nextcoin, or NXT as it’s more commonly called, has reached out to their users everywhere to crowdfund the hands-on crypto education of Czech university students.

As a result, the University of Economics in Prague now offers a class called “NXT for Students.” It has 60 participants, each of whom received coins donated by the NXT community. The main thrust of the course is for […]

NBA Team Integrates Bitcoin Payment Option to its Online Store

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NBA Team Integrates Bitcoin Payment Option to its Online Store ForexMinute.com – Santa Cruz Warriors became the first NBA team to integrate Bitcoin payments to its online ticketing store. The Santa Cruz-based American team partnered with PayStand, Inc., a next generation online payment solution company that will provide an easy and comfortable checkout process for the users-cum-fans. In return, PayStand announced to sponsor Santa Cruz Warriors for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

“We are thrilled to […]

Exchange Roundup: Traders Gain Tools and Bank Woes for Justcoin

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Bitcoin Trading graphic With bitcoin adoption rising healthily, and trading proving a popular way to profit from the digital currency’s volatility, many exchanges are going from strength to strength, signing up new users and rolling out new services on a frequent basis.

In this roundup, CoinDesk looks at the latest announcements from the world’s cryptocurrency exchange platforms over the last few days. OKCoin adds ‘trigger orders’ for futures traders

OKCoin’s futures traders can now get some sleep without needing […]

6 Top Responses from Bitcoin Foundation Head Patrick Murck’s Reddit AMA

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Patrick Murck Newly elected executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation Patrick Murck participated in an ask-me-anything (AMA) session on Reddit today, engaging the bitcoin community in a wide-ranging discussion to mark his new appointment.

Murck assumed his new position last week following the resignation of Jon Matonis, who will serve on the foundation’s board through the year. Under its new direction, Murck indicated that the organisation will continue to defend bitcoin to policymakers and policy-focused […]

‘Bitcoin is Teaching Realism to Libertarians’: An Interview With Old-School Cypherpunk Vinay Gupta

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Vinay Gupta for Bitcoin Magazine As an old-school cypherpunk in the 1990s and one of the most active members of the E-gold community before this centralized precursor of Bitcoin got shot down, futurologist Vinay Gupta has been involved with digital currency for over fifteen years. He has also worked with the United States Departement of Defence on disaster relief and state failure issues, and helped develop CheapID , a genocide resistant biometric ID card […]

Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitspark.io Launches Securing Cyberport Tech Incubator Seed Capital

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Bitcoin  Press Release:  With $530 000 HKD of matching seed capital from Asian tech incubator Cyberport: Bitspark’s recently launched Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in open Beta features open source code, cryptographically verifiable audits and a commitment to transparency.

Hong Kong based Bitcoin company  Bitspark Limited has announced the launch of its public Beta Bitcoin and cryptocurrency Exchange . Bitspark provides the ability for customers to trade multiple cryptocurrencies in a secure, mobile friendly and easy […]

Bitcoin Payment Company BitSend Launches GPS Check-in Cryptocurrency Checkcoin CKC

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Bitcoin  Press Release:  Netherlands based Bitcoin payment company BitSend has developed disruptive social cryptocurrency Checkcoin; geared to social media users who “check-in” at locations worldwide.

“Checking in” at locations using social media throughout the day is a worldwide phenomenon, and several cryptocurrency enthusiasts in The Netherlands have created  new cryptocurrency Checkcoin (CKC) targeting this trend.  BitSend, the company behind Checkcoin specializes in Bitcoin payment processing solutions and making cryptocurrencies accessible to ordinary people worldwide. […]

World’s First Cryptocurrency Cyber Thriller: NXT Film Project Stands And Delivers

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Bitcoin  Press Release:  In a world first, the NXT Film Project is raising funding for its Hollywood-grade cyber thriller film via the NXT Asset Exchange: an emerging cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform.

Loosely based on real life events,  the NXT Film Project  is an edgy cyber thriller that deftly narrates cyberbullying conducted using web-based communication technology. The plot showcases emerging cryptocurrencies and communities, how they are disruptive to established institutions, and how technology can be used […]

Greenspan Calls QE ‘A Failure,’ Suggests Gold instead of Bitcoin

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Bitcoin Improving Accessibility but still Trending Low

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Bitcoin Improving Accessibility but still Trending Low Yesoption Review In a recently concluded conclave in Las Vegas, aptly called BitcoinWorld, participants focused on finding ways to make Bitcoin more accessible to the global market. The primary purpose of the event was to provide security features to the general investing public, something that Bitcoin received a lot of bad press regarding.

Many share the opinion that if Bitcoin will be able to provide its users with […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Struggling; Altcoins Worst

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin Struggling; Altcoins Worst ForexMinute.com – The sluggish downtrend continues for Bitcoin but the cryptocurrency is doing every bit of attempt to reverse it. During the entire October month, we saw Bitcoin surviving through the bearwhale-incited bottom of 285, and also reviving the downtrend upon reaching the month’s high at 425. This new trading month has brought no changes to Bitcoin’s health, as the coin is still fighting every moment […]

Now Pay in Bitcoin for SEO Services at PenTech Consulting

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Now Pay in Bitcoin for SEO Services at PenTech Consulting Bitcoin is catching faster than we have imagined, from bars to tech companies to law firms and now search engine optimization company has started accepting them for their services. A press release from the Connecticut based SEO company PenTech Consulting says that the company has started accepting the digital currency for its services.

PenTech Consulting believes that SEO by its very nature relies on companies […]

Finance Ministers in 51 Countries Declare Bank Secrecy Act ‘Obsolete’

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Finance Ministers in 51 Countries Declare Bank Secrecy Act ‘Obsolete’ Finance ministers from more than 50 countries recently signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, with another 30 countries pledging to sign the agreement by 2018. 

The agreement, signed in Berlin, is an effort to end what the US Bank Secrecy Act, which they called “obsolete.” The ministers met for two days in a summit arranged by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Expecting to Dive Below 300; Litecoin Falling as Well

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Expecting to Dive Below 300; Litecoin Falling as Well ForexMinute.com – It seems like bears scared the cryptocurrency market at a great extent this Halloween. Almost every top coin, including Bitcoin, BitSharesX, Dogecoin, NXT and Darkcoin fell miserably during the low-volume hit weekend. On the other hand, Litecoin somewhat managed to stay neutral during this overall bearish period.

The entire month of October was filled with similar price trends, where the […]

Bitcoin 101: Understanding the Real Value of the Blockchain

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SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 276.9 Ph/s One of the biggest challenges the Bitcoin community faces is figuring out how to educate people on why this is such a special invention. Part currency, part decentralized public ledger, part payment network, it’s easy to confuse newcomers when they start asking questions about how it all works.

A beautifully animated new video entitled Bitcoin Properly seeks to ease this frustration. The result of a collaboration between designers Patrick Loonstra […]

Virgin Galactic spaceship ‘SpaceShipTwo’ crashes during flight test

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Reports say one person was killed and another seriously injured.

This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com .

By John Worland, TIME A Virgin Galactic tourism spacecraft crashed in the California desert during a test flight Friday, killing one test pilot and leaving another seriously injured, the Associated Press reports.“We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident and provide […]

A New Era for the Bitcoin Foundation: Matonis Passes the Torch to Patrick Murck

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A New Era for the Bitcoin Foundation: Matonis Passes the Torch to Patrick Murck The Bitcoin Foundation announced yesterday that Jon Matonis would be stepping down as Executive Director. The position would be filled by Patrick Murck who had formally worked as the Foundation’s General Counsel. The Foundation stated that a new General Counsel would soon be announced. Farewell Jon

Matonis was one of the founding leadership of the Bitcoin Foundation, along with Mark […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Attempting Bullish Corrections; Litecoin Neutral

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Attempting Bullish Corrections; Litecoin Neutral

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Attempting Bullish Corrections; Litecoin Neutral ForexMinute.com – Halloween is not scaring the cryptocurrency market by much extent as almost every top coin is visibly reverting from the prevailing downward pressures. On the spotlight is Bitcoin, which is notably attempting bullish corrections after falling below the 340-mark multiple times in the last 48 hours.

It is indeed a good sign for Bitcoin market as any chances of falling below the 330-mark could […]

Kraken Now Launches Bitcoin and Japanese Yen Trading

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Kraken Now Launches Bitcoin and Japanese Yen Trading

Kraken Now Launches Bitcoin and Japanese Yen Trading The San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange, Kraken has announced that it has launched trading between Bitcoin and Japanese Yen (XBT/JPY) for traders in Japan. In the announcement the company divulged that it is coinciding with the launch of domestic JPY funding which will allow clients in Japan to quickly fund their Kraken accounts with their national currency.

Though Bitcoin-euro trading has been available in Japan since Kraken opened […]

Bitreserve Launches With Real-Time Transparency Data

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Bitreserve Launches With Real-Time Transparency Data

Bitreserve, the latest attempt to introduce bitcoin to the mass market, opened for business today. The platform lets users store their bitcoin and convert it to a number of different currencies. It also promises users total transparency in the form of a balance sheet updated in real-time.

The platform has been operating in beta since May, but its promised transparency options have only now become available to users. At launch, a new status page has […]

Boost VC Demo Day: Meet Tribe 4’s Bitcoin Startups

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Boost VC Demo Day: Meet Tribe 4's Bitcoin Startups

Boost VC Tribe 4 Behind The Scenes It’s the final day of Tribe 4’s tenure in Boost VC’s startup accelerator, and things have been busier than ever.

The accelerator, perhaps most famous for its CEO Adam Draper’s promise to fund 100 bitcoin startups by the end of 2017, has been housing 16 bitcoin startups in its San Mateo, California, headquarters since the beginning of July.

The group, colloquially referred to as Tribe 4, has been gearing […]

MintPal Vows to Fight Former Moolah CEO in Court

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MintPal Vows to Fight Former Moolah CEO in Court

The owners of the troubled digital currency exchange MintPal are moving to take legal action against former Moopay LTD CEO and alleged scam artist Alex Green.

Green, who was once known as Ryan Kennedy, is accused of stealing as much as 4,000 BTC ($1.3m at press time) in user funds from MintPal following its failed relaunch and the  subsequent collapse of Moopay (more commonly as Moolah), which assumed control of the exchange this summer. Much of the […]

What New FinCEN Guidance Means for US Bitcoin Companies

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What New FinCEN Guidance Means for US Bitcoin Companies

Faisal Khan is a payments consultant and digital money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin , a weekly podcast on banking, money and payments, and is also the resident payments expert on Quora. 

This article, which originally appeared on Faisalkhan.com , has been republished here with permission from the author.  US Treasury On October 27, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance for custodial bitcoin exchanges and payment processors, ruling […]

Australian Government May Soon Auction $9 Million in Silk Road Bitcoins

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Australian Government May Soon Auction $9 Million in Silk Road Bitcoins

The bitcoin community could soon see another high-profile auction of bitcoins confiscated from users of the now-defunct online black market Silk Road.

Australian law enforcement officials are now in possession of 24,500 bitcoins ( worth $9.4m at press time ) following the conviction of their original owner, 32-year-old Warrandyte native Richard Pollard. Pollard was given an 11-year prison sentence today after pleading guilty to commercial drug trafficking, according to The Sydney Morning Herald .

Judge Paul […]

TatianaCoin, Decentralize the Music Industry

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Many women love Bitcoin because it simply removes the glass ceiling that exists in so many professional work environments. Bitcoin opens doors of opportunity and empowers women to take their careers into their own hands. Tatiana Moroz is a well known singer / songwriter who decided to leave the mainstream music industry in the dust with the launch of the first ever artist cryptocurrency called TatianaCoin.

Tatiana […]

It’s Raining Bitcoins on Strippers in Tampa

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It’s Raining Bitcoins on Strippers in Tampa

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 319 Ph/s When the Republican Party held their national convention in Tampa, Florida in 2012 political pundits were joking about Republicans and one of the best exotic strip clubs in this city was one of those mention: 2001 Odyssey .

This club was designed for the “discrete” clientele and features a limousine sized tent at the back door for customers who want to keep their visits from prying press and paparazzi. Now […]

The Mixed Fortunes of Bitcoin in Australia

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The Mixed Fortunes of Bitcoin in Australia

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Falls below Critical Line; Altcoins Affected

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Falls below Critical Line; Altcoins Affected

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Falls below Critical Line; Altcoins Affected ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in the cryptocurrency market saw Bitcoin approaching towards another bottom. This price behavior further affected the altcoins, with Darkcoin, Dogecoin, NXT and Peercoin falling massively due to strong selling pressures. Surprisingly, only Litecoin managed to stay in an almost-stable mode

Rumors are that the yesterday’s Federal Reserve meeting had an adverse impact on the cryptocurrency market. Reportedly, the Fed has […]

Bitcoin Down but Ready to Dominate

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Bitcoin Down but Ready to Dominate Yesoption Review Coin Republic, a Singapore based Bitcoin brokerage recently hit the SG $1 million turnover, indicating strong long-term growth, which is undoubtedly beneficial. The exchange’s founder, David Moskowitz believes that growth in the Asian market remains strong and sees many more people adopting Bitcoin as the currency of choice for online transactions.

Many experts believe that this growth bodes well for potential mass acceptance of Bitcoin not only […]

Levine on Wall Street: Snowballs and Croque-Monsieurs

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Bank regulation is hard.

It’s always dumb to say "X is not a panacea," because no one ever said it was, but some people kind of think that bank leverage ratios are a panacea. The idea is: You can’t know what a bank is up to, risk-weighting is subjective and can be gamed, so just require banks to have equity equal to a certain percentage of their unweighted assets and call […]

LedgerX May Become the First U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange and Clearing House

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LedgerX May Become the First U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange and Clearing House

LedgerX May Become the First U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange and Clearing House In a press release LedgerX has announced that its application with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is going to become a swap execution facility (SEF) and a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) soon. According to it if approved, LedgerX would be the first US regulated Bitcoin derivatives exchange and clearing house.

Thus, once approved LedgerX is all set to become a place where […]

US Senator: Dark Market Fight Requires More Funding

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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 October, the senator pledged to both secure additional funding for anti-dark web activities and continue pressing for increased oversight of technologies that facilitate such activities. The letter cited the […]

MIT Undergrads Can Now Claim Their Free $100 in Bitcoin

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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 by The MIT Bitcoin Project, the student organisation that is organising the giveaway.

However, students looking to obtain the free funds will have to hurry. The survey must be completed before the scheme ends on 2nd November.The survey results […]

FinCen Clarifies — Bitcoin Futures Grow — MadBitcoins Major Announcement!

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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 26 (Intro to RSI)

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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 26 (Intro to RSI)

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G+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 following statement: Our overall stance is now Long-Term Slightly Bullish, Intermediate-Term can now be considered Bullish, and Short-Term is also Bullish. Regular readers will recall how a […]

Poland’s InPay Lets Crowdfunders Buy Equity With Bitcoin

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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), which makes it a unique project in the Polish digital currency industry, according to company representatives.

The initiative was launched on Poland-based equity crowdfunding site Beesfund.com , where potential investors […]

The Family That Mines Bitcoin Together Stays Together

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The Family That Mines Bitcoin Together Stays Together

For John Tuberosi, bitcoin mining has always been about family. Since he began mining digital currencies earlier this year, Tuberosi has slowly but surely recruited more members of his family, including his children, sister and brother.

Yet it was the addition of his mother to the family’s mining operation last week that served as the catalyst for even wider interest within his tight-knit community back home in San Pedro, California, Tuberosi said.

He told CoinDesk: “My mom […]

Could Bitcoin Become a Policy Issue for US Congress?

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Could Bitcoin Become a Policy Issue for US Congress?

Notwithstanding funding to combat notorious international terrorist group ISIL, recent US Congresses have been some of the least productive in the country’s history, and the 113th Congress has been no different.

The sheer number of policy-related issues tabled since January 2013 has put the current Congress on pace to become the least productive in the nation’s history, rivaling the 112th Congress in how few laws it could ultimately pass.

With so many issues dividing American legislators, […]

Florida Law Firm Files Two Lawsuits against Cryptsy and Bitcoin Savings & Trust

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Florida Law Firm Files Two Lawsuits against Cryptsy and Bitcoin Savings & Trust

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 285 Ph/s Florida Law Firm, Silver Law, has filed lawsuits against two Bitcoin companies on behalf of users who claim damages due to either company negligence or intentional intent.

The Cryptsy lawsuit is the more interesting of the two, as Bitcoin Savings & Trust’s Ponzi scheme was revealed so long ago even the SEC has officially dubbed it as such. Silver Law’s press release unfortunately lumps the two companies together, even while […]

BitWage Founder, Jonathan Chester: “We see Bitcoin as a Way to Bring Modern Financial Tools to the Unbanked”

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BitWage Founder, Jonathan Chester: “We see Bitcoin as a Way to Bring Modern Financial Tools to the Unbanked”

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Bitcoin and Litecoin Showing Signs of Bearish Continuation

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Bitcoin and Litecoin Showing Signs of Bearish Continuation

October Consolidation May be Over:
Virtual currencies bitcoin and litecoin have been bearish throughout 2014. It’s been a choppy one, and the price action in October for both cryptocurrencies have been that of bullish correction. The second half of the month however seems to have shifted the mode, and both are showing signs of bearish continuation.

Bitcoin (BTCUSD) 4H Chart 10/24 (click to enlarge) Bearish Breakout:
After the October rally from 275 […]

Polish Company Shares Now Available in Bitcoin

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Polish Company Shares Now Available in Bitcoin

Polish Company Shares Now Available in Bitcoin A Polish company, InPay S.A., has become the first company in the world that is selling its shares in exchange of Bitcoin. The announcement came in the form of a press release wherein it says that the sale has just launched on the equity crowdfunding site Beesfund.com. This is an attempt to get equity crowdfunding raising capital thanks to the online community.

The press release from the […]

Mercator Report Finds Conflicting Bitcoin Regulation Harmful to Industry

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Mercator Report Finds Conflicting Bitcoin Regulation Harmful to Industry

Mercator Advisory Group has published a research note on global bitcoin regulation, making it the latest established name in the financial industry to release a report on bitcoin.

The note, titled ‘ Global Digital Currency Regulations: Divergent Paths ‘, examined trends in digital currency regulation and concluded that industry development is currently hampered by a lack of regulatory consistency.

“The global payments industry has been taken aback by the rise of the new payment technology represented by bitcoin […]

Sidechains White Paper Imagines New Future for Digital Currency Development

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Sidechains White Paper Imagines New Future for Digital Currency Development

A group of bitcoin core developers and cryptographic technology experts have released a new proposal that could reshape the digital currency ecosystem if implemented.

The sidechains concept has long been argued as a solution to what many see as a volatile and self-damaging sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Described by some as the “altcoin killer”, sidechains allow for the creation of multi-block chain ecosystems in which assets can be exchanged and transferred.

The paper’s authors consist […]

Butterfly Labs Urges Court to Dismiss FTC’s ‘Self-Serving’ Fraud Charges

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Butterfly Labs Urges Court to Dismiss FTC's 'Self-Serving' Fraud Charges

Embattled mining hardware company Butterfly Labs has filed a motion to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint against the company.

Butterfly Labs (BFL) was shut down by the FTC last month following numerous claims of public misrepresentation and downright fraud.

However, in spite of nearly 300 customer filings  against the company, BFL still insists it is the victim of overzealous regulators and intends to  resume limited operations  in the near future.The sentiment is evident in the […]

Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix.

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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 surrounding Bitcoin is a predictable pattern that happens with any major innovation.

Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and author Andreas Antonopoulos said , “Bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general don’t fit any […]

Blockstream SEC Filing Reveals $15 Million Raised in Funding Round

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Blockstream SEC Filing Reveals $15 Million Raised in Funding Round

Blockstream has raised at least $15.18m toward a major funding round expected to close in the coming weeks, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.

The filing also shows that Reid Hoffman, a partner at venture firm Greylock Partners and co-founder of LinkedIn, will take a seat on the startup’s board of directors.

Speaking to CoinDesk, Blockstream chief executive Austin Hill stressed that the funding round is still open and that it will close this week. He declined to […]

Bitcoin to Quash Volatility with New Bitreserve

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Bitcoin to Quash Volatility with New Bitreserve

Yesoption Review Bitcoin, as a currency should ultimately become easier to adopt to if its volatility problems could be solved. Recently, CNET CEO Hasley Minor announced his idea to launch Bitreserve, which will act as a Bitcoin wallet service. According to Minor, Bitreserve will be able to suppress volatility in the price movement by enabling it be easily accessible and introducing features like fixed exchange rates, which will allow users to lock in their deposits. […]

Why Tea is a Good Place to Start Bitcoin Adoption with Tealet Founder, Elyse Petersen

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Why Tea is a Good Place to Start Bitcoin Adoption with Tealet Founder, Elyse Petersen

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G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2 Tealet is an online farmers market for tea founded by food scientist Elyse Petersen. With an extensive background in the tea industry and with a dream of solving tea the production and distribution problems Elyse explains why tea is a good place to start Bitcoin adoption and tells us how […]

ASIC Design Firm Alchip to Debut on Taiwan Stock Exchange

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ASIC Design Firm Alchip to Debut on Taiwan Stock Exchange

Stock exchange screen Chip designer Alchip Technologies is to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange next Tuesday, 28th October.

The Taiwan-based firm, which is known for its bitcoin-mining ASICs, is already a public company and is currently listed on the Taiwan Emergent Market under the stock ticker number 3661 .

Although the public offering will bring additional reporting requirements, the move will open the company up to institutional and private investors and also bring a boost to its profile within the […]

BitFury Invests in GoCoin for Payments Processing Push

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BitFury Invests in GoCoin for Payments Processing Push

BitFury Capital has announced an undisclosed strategic investment in digital currency merchant processor GoCoin.

The move marks the third investment for BitFury Capital, the venture capital arm of bitcoin mining hardware and services provider BitFury . As part of the deal, BitFury indicated that it will seek to use GoCoin as the default processor for its global vendors.

In an interview, GoCoin CEO Steve Beauregard framed the investment as one that would also add new business-to-business […]

BTC.sx partners with itBit in large-scale Asian expansion plan

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BTC.sx partners with itBit in large-scale Asian expansion plan

BTC.sx partners with itBit in large-scale Asian expansion plan UK-based BTC.sx , the world’s first Bitcoin-only trading platform, has announced its partnership and integration with itBit exchange to significantly increase its presence in Asia.

itBit, which has locations in Singapore and New York, will initially work to introduce its BTC-USD currency pair as well as additional liquidity to BTC.sx. Further partnership activities and enhancements are planned following the successful completion of the first phase.

“We plan […]

Coinprism Launches Native Mobile Wallet for Colored Coins

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Coinprism Launches Native Mobile Wallet for Colored Coins

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G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 7 points inShare 2In CoinTelegraph’s previous conversations with Coinprism founder Flavien Charlon, he has emphasized the simplicity and security of colored coins over crypto 2.0 platforms that use what he has called “middleman coins.”On Monday, his company became the first in the crypto 2.0 space to launch a standalone mobile wallet for Android phones and tablets that allows users to […]

Independent Reserve Launches New Bitcoin Exchange

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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 time, Independent Reserve is promising to offer just that – a safe place to buy, sell and store Bitcoins.

The Australian company recently launched a new Bitcoin exchange, called Independent […]

INTERMARKET ANALYSIS: Where Bitcoin Fits In

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G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 1 [Editor’s note: the charts included in the article below represent 50, 100, 200 daily and weekly moving averages] 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 global economy. The macro environment looks like one of […]

Voices Are Growing against BitLicense

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Voices Are Growing against BitLicense

Voices Are Growing against BitLicense ForexMinute.com – BitLicense is indeed capable of paralyzing the cryptocurrency economy, at least within the New York. The controversial proposal, drafted first by the state’s finance department superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, has failed to impress the digital currency community, treating them “literally” like criminals. And now when its extended comment is period is nearing its end, we are seeing a hoard of official reactions by the industry’s major companies.

BitPay, one […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Ditches Downtrend Once Again

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Ditches Downtrend Once Again

Cryptocurrency Trading News ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in cryptocurrency market is somewhat optimistic as almost every top coin ditched the prevailing downtrend. They include Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin, NXT and Dogecoin. Meanwhile, Darkcoin failed to reflect the market’s positive mood in its trading charts. It fell over 4% in last 24 hours due to consistent sell-offs.

Cryptocurrency market as whole is expecting the revised BitLicense proposal anytime. The commenting-round is near its end, and NYDFS […]

Press Release: Seedcoin and startups BTC.sx, BitcoinATM360, bitSIM, CoinSimple, meXBT share exciting news this Fall!

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Seedcoin and startups BTC.sx, BitcoinATM360, bitSIM, CoinSimple, meXBT share exciting news this Fall!

Hong Kong – October 21, 2014 – Continuing their steady pace in launching innovative products and being involved at the forefront of the bitcoin industry, Seedcoin and its startups BTC.sx, BitcoinATM360, bitSIM, CoinSimple and meXBT have exciting news to share during the Autumn months.

BTC.sx : The world’s first and exclusive platform for trading Bitcoin-only trading, BTC.sx sponsored the Inside Bitcoins […]

Press Release: Polish company first in the world to sell shares for Bitcoins

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Press Release: Polish company first in the world to sell shares for Bitcoins

A Polish company, InPay S.A., is the first in the world whose shares are available for purchase in public offering using the digital currency Bitcoin. The sale has just launched on the equity crowdfunding site Beesfund.com.

Equity crowdfunding is simply raising capital thanks to the online community. Unlike the reward-based crowdfunding, made popular by sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo or RocketHub, in equity crowdfunding people who are involved in financing the company receive personal shares.

Examples […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Flash Crash Arrives Once Again

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Flash Crash Arrives Once Again

Cryptocurrency Trading News ForexMinute.com – The mood once again shifted from rising trends, and the entire cryptocurrency market saw its impact in last 24 hours. Almost every top coin, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Darkcoin and others, fell embarrassingly due to a strong selling pressure.

Speaking mainly of Bitcoin charts, the price uptrend there has been aggressively resisted by strong bearish hands. On Bitcoin exchange platform BitFinex, a consistency in small market sell-orders is noted, that […]

DigitalBTC Downplays Negative Cashflow in Q3 Report

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The low price of bitcoin is starting to knock a dent in digitalBTC’s finances, according to the company’s latest regulatory filing.

The Australia-based firm reported US$4.36m cash reserves in its Q3 report , along with approximately 8,800 BTC awaiting liquidation, which is currently valued at almost $3.37m.

However, because of investments in mining equipment and the fact that the firm is holding a significant portion of its mined bitcoin, the company posted an operating loss of $261,000.Despite the figures, the company is downplaying […]

ZeusHash Giving Away over 30 TH/s of Bitcoin cloud mining power to over 2000 new customers, Today

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ZeusHash Giving Away over 30 TH/s of Bitcoin cloud mining power to over 2000 new customers, Today

ZeusHash Giving Away over 30 TH/s of Bitcoin cloud mining power to over 2000 new customers, Today Zeus Integrated Systems Limited which is known for its ability to deliver state of the art crypto currency ASIC chip design and miner manufacturing, has announced that it is giving away over 30 TH/s of Bitcoin cloud mining power to over 2000 new ZeusHash customers. The offer is available from October 16th and October 20th i.e. today […]

Why Bitcoin’s Core Developers Want Multiple Versions

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Why Bitcoin’s Core Developers Want Multiple Versions

Recent debates about whether people should be allowed to make their own changes to the bitcoin protocol have highlighted an important notion: perhaps developing Bitcoin Core, the reference version of the code, isn’t the only way for people to contribute.

A recent alteration to the bitcoin code that made its way into a Linux variant called Gentoo left some people fuming before the developer switched it off by default.

“These will never be merged into the […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Bucks the Short-Term Downtrend

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Bucks the Short-Term Downtrend

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Bucks the Short-Term Downtrend ForexMinute.com – After suffering a little setback at the end of last week, cryptocurrency market is now in a comfortable zone. Almost every major coin, including the likes of Bitcoin, Litecoin, among others, have reversed from the short-term downtrend and are now consolidating within a stable price range.

There can be many factors to this prevailing bullish trend, mainly the short-hands buying back into the market with […]

Why Brazil’s Bitcoin Market is Struggling to Ignite

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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 by the government and later likened to the infamous US ponzi scheme, Bitcoin Savings & Trust . Informal estimates suggest the ventures resulted in the loss of 4,000 BTC […]

Review: Bitcoin ‘Vault’ Trezor Lives Up to its Name

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Review: Bitcoin ‘Vault’ Trezor Lives Up to its Name

Although most bitcoin users rely on freely-available web and mobile wallets, recent security scares clearly illustrate the need for safer alternatives. Here, we take a closer look at one device designed to address the problem.

The Trezor hardware wallet is targeted at bitcoiners who wish to maintain a substantial stash of coins, but do not want to rely on third-party bitcoin storage services or impractical forms of cold storage.

Developed by Czech startup SatoshiLabs , the […]

Coinbase Founders Outline Small Fee Change During Q&A

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Coinbase Founders Outline Small Fee Change During Q&A

Coinbase Founders Outline Small Fee Change During Q&A Coinbase founders Fred Ehrsam and Brian Armstrong conducted a video question and answer session today this evening, and new information revealed by the two indicates that some changes when it comes to fees charged to users are in the works, among other things.

When it comes to that pesky $0.15 ACH/bank fee assessed to buys and sells, it’s gone. However, the one percent fee charged in addition to […]

Levine on Wall Street: Dark Pool Problems and Spreadsheet Errors

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It’s just not a good look for a trading venue to turn away orders because volume and volatility are too high. When volume and volatility are too high, that’s exactly when you want to trade!1 But Goldman, Credit Suisse, and UBS "told some clients to temporarily stop sending orders" to their respective dark pools yesterday as volume surged, and "a U.S. stock exchange run by Bats Global Markets Inc. had […]

World’s First Crowd Payment Platform Launched, Supports Bitcoin

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World’s First Crowd Payment Platform Launched, Supports Bitcoin

World’s First Crowd Payment Platform Launched, Supports Bitcoin ForexMinute.com – Mobbr recently announced the launch of the world’s first crowd payment platform, Mobbr Crowd Payments. The Amsterdam-based company also announced to facilitate all major currencies, including the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as well. Not only does this service open an opportunity for freelancers to earn in Bitcoin, but it also helps the businesses to utilize this innovative payment technology without any hassle.

Though the crowdsourcing approach to […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Running Out of Steam

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Running Out of Steam

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Market Running Out of Steam ForexMinute.com – There can never be a better explanation in the ways cryptocurrency market react. A two-week bullish hangover seems to be ending on a disruptive note, if one looks at the last 24 hours. Almost every top cryptocurrency, whether it is Bitcoin or the following altcoins – all are seeming to be nipped by the market’s bear claws.

Nothing particular can be found on the internet […]

Robocoin Customers Report Trail of Late Deliveries After Reddit Exposé

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Robocoin Customers Report Trail of Late Deliveries After Reddit Exposé

Pioneering bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin has come under fire after an angry customer took to Reddit to publicise its grievances about how it was treated by the firm.

The customer, a company called MetaLab Design in Victoria, Canada, claimed the ATM it ordered from Robocoin was severely delayed and defective when it arrived. It said it was still waiting to be refunded after returning the unit.

Within a day of airing its grievances on Reddit, MetaLab said […]

Bitstamp: Unverified Bitcoin Accounts at Risk of Government Seizure

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Bitstamp: Unverified Bitcoin Accounts at Risk of Government Seizure

Bitstamp announced today that select users who fail to verify their accounts within the next 28 days risk having their balances forfeited to regulatory authorities.

One of the largest bitcoin exchanges in terms of daily USD trading volume, Bitstamp stated that all users who fail to go through its account verification process will be deemed to have violated its terms of services and be subject to the related penalties.

In statements to the press, the company […]

First Dedicated Crypto Expert Calling Service Launches Today

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First Dedicated Crypto Expert Calling Service Launches Today

First Dedicated Crypto Expert Calling Service Launches Today Digital asset developer MintCombine has launched its sponsored expert access service for cryptocurrency – starting today, access to some of the leading lights in the field is available for anyone.

The service, Beyond Bitcoin Expert Calling Network (BBECN), connects callers to selected experts from many facets of the cryptocurrency industry. Experts currently on board include Ethereum COO Joseph Lubin and Let’s Talk Bitcoin founder Adam Levine.

BBECN is […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Shaky Hands

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Shaky Hands

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Shaky Hands ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in cryptocurrency market have been quite reasonable, especially after two-weeks of constant bullish behaviors. There have been little hints of bearish sentiments, but the market is consolidating within an expected range. Leaving NXT and Dogecoin aside, almost every top cryptocurrency has been seamlessly neutral in their respective price behaviors.

There are indeed certain events that has some major role in handling the […]

California Attorney Investigating Potential Class-Action Suit Against KnCMiner

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California Attorney Investigating Potential Class-Action Suit Against KnCMiner

Lawyers talking A potential class-action suit against bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner is beginning to take shape.

California-based attorney Charlotte C Lin has announced that her firm is investigating unlawful activities related to the sale and distribution of KnCMiner’s Titan and Neptune mining products. These include breach of contract, false advertisement and public misrepresentation, which were detailed on the initiative’s official website .

KnCMiner, which raised $14m in Series A funding last month , has faced complaints from customers regarding […]

Russia and China Partner across Finance; Apple and Others Threatened by Ban

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Russia and China Partner across Finance; Apple and Others Threatened by Ban

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G+Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2In the wake of continued sanctions, Russia is turning to China to provide new financial possibilities, with signing a currency swap deal worth 150 billion Yuan (US$24.5 billion) and other measures.Given the increasingly hostile international environment, both countries are keen to “expand the practice of using national currencies in trade,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry […]

Dorian Nakamoto Launches Legal Fund to Refute Newsweek Claims

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Dorian Nakamoto Launches Legal Fund to Refute Newsweek Claims

A campaign has been launched to fund legal action against Newsweek on behalf of Dorian Nakamoto, the California man the magazine claimed was the inventor of bitcoin back in March.

The campaign has set up a website called newsweeklied.com , a twitter account and a bitcoin address for donations to the ‘Dorian Nakamoto Legal Defense Fund’, which can also be donated to with credit or debit cards. Dorian Nakamoto campaign The case is being handled by Los Angeles […]

Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action

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Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action

Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action The man pegged by Newsweek as bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is poised to take legal action for what he claims to have been a false story that took the cryptocurrency community by storm back in March.

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto’s name became public — very public — in a highly sensationalized exposé entitled The Face Behind Bitcoin   written by journalist Leah McGrath Goodman, employed by  […]

Former Senate Aide Joins Coinbase as US Government Liaison

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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 Affairs Committee, which almost a year ago held the first congressional hearing on digital currency.

Today’s announcement by Coinbase calls attention to the increasing need for more open and […]

Indysci Founder Isaac Yonemoto: ‘I Was Presented with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Develop a Drug without Patents’

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Indysci Founder Isaac Yonemoto: ‘I Was Presented with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Develop a Drug without Patents’

Indysci Founder Isaac Yonemoto: ‘I Was Presented with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Develop a Drug without Patents’ As we reported last week, Indysci is a new project funds open-source scientific projects that anyone can look at, modify, or use. The first project on the agenda, dubbed Project Marilyn, will pour donations into research for a patent-less cure for cancer.

The organization accepts Bitcoin, and if they receive enough Bitcoin donations, they will name an anticancer […]

Founding Shareholders Pay Shares in Bitcoin in the Isle of Man

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Founding Shareholders Pay Shares in Bitcoin in the Isle of Man

Founding Shareholders Pay Shares in Bitcoin in the Isle of Man Newly incorporated Isle of Man Bitcoin company Garigus Limited, announces founding shareholders paid their shares in Bitcoin, an element qualified as a key milestone in the development of the island’s Bitcoin industry.

Garigus Limited’s four founding shareholders announced on October 11 they had paid their shares in Bitcoin, according to the official press release. The founders’ funds are now held in a BIP32 Hierarchical […]

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Building Upward Momentum; Altcoins Following

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Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Building Upward Momentum; Altcoins Following

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin Building Upward Momentum; Altcoins Following ForexMinute.com – After surviving few minor slips over the weekend, the cryptocurrency market is once again showing some price corrections. In last 24 hours, almost every top coin, including Bitcoin and Litecoin, is building an upward momentum thanks to the increased investments in Chinese and US markets.

Bitcoin therefore is retesting highs of the previous rally. This indication is further visible in altcoin market, where Darkcoin, […]

CoinTelegraph in Russian Now Available

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CoinTelegraph in Russian Now Available

CoinTelegraph in Russian Now Available Did you know that CoinTelegraph, the go to source for cryptocurrency news and community opinion, is also available in other languages?

Previously we announced the launch of the  Spanish version  and now we are proud to announce that the content on our website is also available in Russian.

Although Russia has received some bad press in the new for their unfavorable stance on cryptocurrencies, the use of digital currencies is not […]

Sean’s Outpost Charity Finances Hit By Drop in Bitcoin Price

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Bitcoin charity Sean’s Outpost is appealing for funds after running into financial problems as a result of the recent decrease in the price of bitcoin.

In a Facebook post , the Florida-based charity, which relies on bitcoin donations to provide meals and shelter to the homeless, said: “The recent price drop in BTC has played havoc with our finances and we are down to the bone right now.”

The charity reached out to the community on Thursday, following […]

Bitcoin Miners Debate Risks and Rewards at Las Vegas Convention

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Tuscany Exterior This week, the first-ever conference aimed at bitcoin miners, mining companies and those with an interest in the sector kicked off amid the glitz and glamour of downtown Las Vegas.

Hasher’s United, hosted this year at The Tuscany Hotel and Casino from 9th to 11th October, included panels focused on a number of practical and conceptual topics and brought together speakers like venture capitalist Tim Draper , GAWMiners CEO Josh Garza and BitAngels […]