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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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by John Light

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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Press-Release: 16th Oct 2014
By: Techemy ltd
For: General news distribution.

With the explosion of interest in Bitcoin over the last 24 months, keywords, trademarks and domain names around bitcoin have become somewhat of a commodity.Techemy Ltd, a NZ based start-up, has secured a key domain 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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G+4Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2Art by: Jing Jin When I started writing for CoinTelegraph, Bitcoin was around $800. With my modest lifestyle and three roommates, that was enough for roughly six weeks worth of rent. Today, one Bitcoin wouldn’t cover one month’s rent. Luckily for me, CoinTelegraph pays in Bitcoin but bases the amount on its current USD value, but still, if it wasn’t already obviously apparent to […]

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 […]