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Bitcoin Embassy video tour

www.bitcoinembassy.caThe Bitcoin Embassy is a three-story building located in dedicated entirely to cryptocurrency, decentralized technologies and financial innovation. It acts as an educational centre and collaborative working & meeting space in Montreal for Bitcoin entrepreneurs, professionals, investors. It also acts as a start-up incubator and…
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January 15, 2015
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Bitcoin continues downward spiral, plunges below $200

A bitcoin. Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi — Bloomberg/Getty Images Times just got even tougher for the fledgling cryptocash. This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com . By Kim Lachance Sandrow, Entrepreneur.com Bitcoin continues to kick off the…
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January 14, 2015
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Russian Authorities Blacklist 5 Bitcoin-Related Websites

The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor in Russian) has blacklisted five Bitcoin-related websites. Roskomnadzor has effectively blocked access to Bitcoin.org – an online community of cryptocurrency users and specialists supported by the Bitcoin Foundation - entering it into a registry of…
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January 13, 2015
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Russia’s Media Watchdog Blocks Bitcoin Websites

Russia’s media watchdog has blocked access to a number of bitcoin-related sites, citing a court order from 30th September.The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) allows visitors to check whether or not a site is blacklisted . At press time, …
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January 13, 2015
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Bitcoin ‘Vault’ Elliptic Meets Global Auditing Standard

KPMG building Digital currency storage service Elliptic has obtained ISAE 3402 accreditation – a global standard for financial reporting – from auditing specialist KPMG.The ISAE 3402 Type 1 or SOC1/2 review  scrutinises various aspects of a business, including financial controls, regulatory compliance including AML and KYC measures, financial…
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January 12, 2015
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Don’t Forget Bitcoin At Tax Time

Getting those tax records together for the 2015 filing season? Don’t forget about Bitcoin.The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to taxpayers in 2014 on how to treat Bitcoin – and other virtual currency – for federal income tax purposes. That guidance, IRS Notice 2014-21…
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January 11, 2015
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CFTC Commissioner Opens Up about Bitcoin

ForexMinute.com – While the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) still remains undecided on their proceedings towards Bitcoin regulations, its commissioner – Commissioner Mark Wetien – proved himself to be more open this new commodity-cum-payment-technology.In his recent Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal, Wetien wrote lengths…
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January 9, 2015
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Academic Research on Bitcoin Tripled in 2014

Bitcoin graduate Academia is increasingly focusing on bitcoin, and hundreds of papers on the subject have now been published, according to research by author and alternative finance commentator Brett Scott.Notably, more than three times as many papers were published in 2014 as in the previous year.Scott pieced together a database…
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January 8, 2015
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CDC to Discuss Banking Service Issues with US Treasury

ForexMinute.com – In response to US Treasury Department’s invitation for a roundtable discussion on Financial Access for Money Services Businesses (MSB) next week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce recently formed Financial Access Task Force – a team that will highlight the banking accessibility issues faced…
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January 7, 2015
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Coin Center Launches its Website

Education and research institution Coin Center has launched its website.  Its focus will be policy issues relating to bitcoin and cryptocurrency.The institution states on its homepage:“Think of us as a think tank for blockchain technology.  Our mission is to build a better understanding of the…
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January 6, 2015
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The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies

The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies Stefan Molyneux looks at the rise of Bitcoin and discusses its history, mining, fees, altcoins, regulatory hypocrisy, worldwide awareness, comparisons to gol.Bitcoin has been making headlines for months. With the price fluctuating wildly, is it really a currency,…
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January 6, 2015
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Coin Center Unveils Bitcoin-Focused Public Policy Website

Coin Center, a non-profit research and advocacy centre, announced today the launch of its new website that offers educational resources and detailed information about the organisation.The group focuses on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as bitcoin. It provides updates on advocacy efforts,…
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January 6, 2015
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California Delays Formal Decision on Bitcoin Regulation

DBO, California California’s financial services and money transmitters regulator did not rule on whether it would regulate bitcoin at a scheduled December meeting.The meeting of California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) was first revealed in early December by Bloomberg . Though details were scarce, spokesperson…
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January 5, 2015
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Is Falling Bitcoin Value a Cause for Concern?

Related Articles In the short term, the answer is yes. Despite numerous encouraging announcements in the cryptocurrency industry, Bitcoin faces downward price pressure in the near term. Some of this downward pressure is inherent, as roughly 3600 Bitcoins are mined per day. Taking it a…
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January 4, 2015
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SpaceBit To Build Cryptocurrency Bank in Space

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…
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January 4, 2015
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How to Avoid Bitcoin Scams in 2015

2014 has been a monumental year for bitcoin in many respects.Consumer adoption rose significantly and a host of retailers, including huge global corporations, decided to take the plunge into digital currency. What's more, regulators have started to reveal increased understanding of the technology and bitcoin's blockchain is widely being recognised…
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January 3, 2015
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Why Some Bitcoin Exchanges Might Die in 2015

Closed sign The recent levelling out of bitcoin’s price volatility might be good news for everyday bitcoin users, but could it send a bunch of exchanges off the cliff?CoinDesk recently spoke to the CEO of a company whose fortune depends on the health of bitcoin…
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January 3, 2015
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‘Star Trek’ Will Be in ‘Star Wars’ in 2015

This will not happen next year. Photographer: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images" src="http://media.gotraffic.net/images/iCMjbI3vm5KU/v3/620x349.jpg"> This will not happen next year. As 2014 draws to a close, I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in…
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December 31, 2014
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Professor Kevin Dowd is Still Skeptical about Bitcoin

When  Kevin Dowd , a professor of Economics and Finance at Durham University, wrote a piece titled “Bitcoin is bust: Why investors should abandon the doomed cryptocurrency,” a lot of debate took place whether this libertarian and fierce advocate of private money over government-issued and…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Review 2014 Part I: Price and Commerical Activity

Bitcoin Review 2014 Part I: Price and Commerical Activity CoinTelegraph has put together a research report on Bitcoin’s journey through 2014. This year has seen many unprecedented events in cryptocurrency, and we’d like to highlight the main ones for readers.The report contains infographics, summary text…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Is (Still) Not Doomed

by John LightWashington Post columnist Henry Farrell has just added himself to the Nakamoto Institute’s running list of skeptics making bold assertions about the certain demise of Bitcoin. In a post entitled “ Bitcoin’s financial network is doomed ,” Mr. Farrell demonstrates his short-sightedness in…
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December 27, 2014
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The 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin This Year

It's safe to say that 2014 was an interesting year for bitcoin.As core development on the bitcoin protocol continued to strengthen the technological foundation of the digital currency, members of the bitcoin community had a significant impact on the 'front-end' of the budding industry this…
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December 27, 2014
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The 7 Biggest Crypto Scandals of 2014

Even though 2015 is right around the corner, some might say that bitcoin was still in its 'Wild West' days throughout the course of this year.While it's easy to appreciate all of bitcoin's best qualities – it's cheap, fast and reliable, to name a few…
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December 27, 2014
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Circle’s Wishlist for Bitcoin Regulation in 2015

John Beccia is general counsel and CCO for Circle, a consumer finance company that uses bitcoin technology to make money transfers and payments instant, secure, global and free. In this article, he shares his wish list for regulators focused on digital currency. It's the time of year…
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December 27, 2014
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5 Ways to Explain Bitcoin Over Christmas Dinner

It's December 25th. You’re busy heaping cranberry sauce on your plate and stealthily dodging those brussel sprouts when, as you knew it would, the conversation turns to bitcoin.Statistically speaking, the majority of your family have probably heard of the digital currency by now – no doubt…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Fund Manager Faces HSBC Account Closure

HSBC office building. Global Advisors, a firm based in Jersey that manages the first regulated bitcoin fund, has been served notice by its bank, HSBC.The firm said it received a notice from HSBC indicating that the company's bank account would be closed in 60 days. A meeting…
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December 1, 2014
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Bitcoin buzz bypasses shoppers

With more retailers accepting the digital currency, few shoppers are actually using it. Since it’s inception five years ago, bitcoin hype has spread across the globe. “Bitcoin accepted here” stickers have popped up in restaurants and stores. It’s even made it to Twin Mountain Country…
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November 29, 2014
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HSBC & Goldman Sachs Under Fire Again

A new attack on the predations of the financial industry was announced by Bloomberg  on Wednesday morning with the revelation of a lawsuit alleging that both HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) and  Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) had jointly engaged in price manipulation of the precious…
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November 29, 2014
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The Importance of Keeping Crypto Crowdsales Accountable

For many entrepreneurs, one of the most compelling use cases of blockchain technology is the potential for it to enable new marketplaces that remove traditional hurdles associated with investing and crowdfunding.The growing number of public crowdsales has been widely covered as of late. With these…
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November 29, 2014
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Digital Finance Institute Launched to Spearhead Fintech Regulation

Story Highlights Digital Finance Institute launched Will spearhead fintech regulation Related Articles Earlier today, it was reported that a brand-new Digital Finance Institute launched with a mandate to work towards supporting international financial technology innovation with bonds regulation that addresses financial inclusion globally. The Institute…
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November 27, 2014
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Bitcoin May be Weak But Many Still Optimistic

Bitcoin May be Weak But Many Still Optimistic Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne recently gave a keynote at the Cato Institute’s 32 nd Annual Monetary Conference, where he discussed Wall Street’s systematized financial crimes and explained how blockchain technology could ultimately solve the U.S.’s financial weakness.He…
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November 24, 2014
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Netagio to Exit Gold Market, Enter Euro and USD

British bitcoin exchange Netagio is exiting the gold market next month due to weak demand.The exchange will remove its three order books for gold trading by the end of the year, according to Netagio CEO Simon Hamblin. Netagio will instead enter the dollar and euro markets, with…
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November 24, 2014
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Why Bitcoin Needs an Aggressive Legal Defense

Justice statue Across the board, bitcoin requires forceful and aggressive legal defense, not complicity with governments in crafting policy and regulations. It's going to get a lot rougher for bitcoin in the months and years ahead. We have to be prepared.As Rick Falkvinge, author of…
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November 24, 2014
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Finland Classifies Bitcoin as VAT-Exempt Financial Service

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

A commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has asserted the agency has the authority to take enforcement actions against price manipulation in bitcoin markets.Commissioner Mark Wetjen made the remarks at a bitcoin conference held at Bloomberg in New York on Monday.When asked if the CFTC has the authority…
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November 18, 2014
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‘Instead of Using KYC, We Prefer to Use Our Own Model: TYC (Trust Your Customer)’ – Bitcoin-Wave CCO, G. Heni

Facebook1Twitter1G+Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare G. Heni is Chief Communication Officer at the newly launched French Bitcoin exchange Bitcoin-Wave . In an interview with CoinTelegraph, the executive shares his company incentives and motivations, and discusses its future plans, as building the largest Bitcoin e-commerce…
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November 15, 2014
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Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin Redeemer (Op-Ed)

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

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

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

Russia’s Ministry of Finance has reduced the proposed fines both individual and institutional bitcoin users would potentially face for creating, issuing or promoting digital currencies under a draft bill that seeks to outlaw the use of so-called "money surrogates" like bitcoin.The updated bill decreases penalties for individuals,…
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November 13, 2014
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Huobi’s BitYes Teams with EgoPay for Fee-Free USD Deposits

Bitcoins & US dollars BitYes, the international USD-based exchange operated by Huobi, has relaunched with a new design, stop orders and a fee-free promotion that should appeal to higher-volume customers depositing via payment processor EgoPay.Until 31st December,  BitYes is offering zero fees for deposits, withdrawals and trading for…
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November 13, 2014
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Singapore Event Puts Bitcoin on Mainstream Finance Agenda

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

The  UK Government , through  Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury) has asked for public feedback to assist in their formation of digital currency regulations. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/digital-currencies-call-for-information HM Treasury has been aware of the developing Bitcoin space for quite some time, yet  previously (2013) they had agreed…
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November 6, 2014
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Coin Brief Podcast #21: Bitcoin Foundation Shakeup, BitLicense Evolution, Regulatory Capture, & More

Visit us at http://coinbrief.net/ and follow us on social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoinBrief Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coinbrief Sean Wince: https://twitter.com/SeanWince Evan Faggart: https://twitter.com/EvanFaggart Bitcoin Foundation's New Head Patrick Murck Outlines Future Plans http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-found... Ex-SEC Chief: Bitcoin Companies Need Compliance To Succeed http://www.coindesk.com/ex-sec-chief-... Benjamin Lawsky Keynote - Money 2020…
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November 5, 2014
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Paypal’s Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux Leaves For Bitstamp

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

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux PayPal chief compliance officer (CCO) Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux has revealed that he has left his current position at the global payments giant to join one of the largest bitcoin exchanges by USD trading volume, Bitstamp.Graftieaux served as a director and CCO of PayPal ’s Europe, Middle…
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November 4, 2014
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Added Regulatory Oversight Wins Unisend New Banking Partner

Unisend has announced it will once again enable Argentina-based users to fund exchange activities through bank transfers.The news comes roughly three months after the Argentinian bitcoin exchange abruptly lost its accounts with previous banking partners Banco Santander Rio and Banco Galicia, thereby limiting the company’s…
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November 3, 2014
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Andreas Antonopoulos on air at Decentral Toronto

Andreas Antonopoulos is a public speaker, author, coder, entrepreneur, and one of the most prominent and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Of special note he recently appeared in front of the Canadian Senate and gave an exceptionally articulate and knowledgeable speech advocating for Canadian legislators "to…
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November 1, 2014
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How to Protect Your Bitcoin Business from Regulators

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 319 Ph/s Facebook13Twitter63G+6Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 1 point inShare 8Mike Gropp is the co-founder of the BitBays Bitcoin exchange and is in charge of the company’s compliance to the ever-changing landscape of cryptocurrency law.After working in the financial sector in California, Mike moved…
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October 30, 2014
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The Mixed Fortunes of Bitcoin in Australia

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

Japanese city at night Bitcoin exchange Kraken will launch in Japan today, aiming itself at the nation's large number of active traders and finance professionals.In its announcement, the company highlighted the strength of Kraken's security and engineering team, as well as its high trade volumes and…
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October 30, 2014
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Ex-SEC Chief: Bitcoin Companies Need Compliance To Succeed

Oct 30 - Arthur Levitt The former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Arthur Levitt discussed the evolving regulatory landscape for bitcoin companies and the commission's ability to keep up with fast-paced technological changes in a wide-ranging interview on Bloomberg TV yesterday.Levitt, who is the…
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October 30, 2014
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Bitcoin In The Trenches of A Global Economic Warfare

There’s a vicious, global economic war raging and its outcome will be determinative for the destiny of humanity, and necessarily, also for Bitcoin.That sounds melodramatic, but it’s true.You don’t have to take my word for it. Warren Buffett, multi-billionaire and fourth richest man in the…
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October 30, 2014
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Former SEC Chair Takes Advisory Roles at BitPay and Vaurum

Arthur Levitt (Former Chairman SEC) Two significant US-based bitcoin companies, BitPay and Vaurum, have signed a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to their respective advisory boards.The Wall Street Journal reported today that consultant Arthur Levitt – who served as SEC chairman from 1993…
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October 28, 2014
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Taking Bitcoin Beyond the Banked

Bitcoin's Potential for the Unbanked Seven months ago, the Bitcoin Foundation formed the Committee for Financial Inclusion. Andreas Antonopoulos was to head it, and things looked promising for a while.Since then, however, Antonopoulos has stepped down, following concerns about the foundation's management . "No one stepped up…
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October 28, 2014
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BTC/USD Still Down Despite Good News

BTC/USD Still Down Despite Good News Yesoption Review The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network just released new guidelines for custodial Bitcoin exchanges and payment processors, and ruled that such companies will be listed as money services under U.S. law. It goes without saying that this a…
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October 28, 2014
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Markets Weekly: Bitcoin Price Resilience Crumbles

Bitcoin price resilience finally crumbled this week after two weeks of strength following the so-called 'BearWhale' slaying.The price opened the week at $386, holding steady until mid-week, when it began a steep decline. It closed at $346, shedding $40 over the last seven days.The bitcoin…
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October 28, 2014
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Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix.

Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix. The premier decentralized digital currency Bitcoin has gained widespread mainstream attention over the last year. While many are embracing this new peer-to-peer payment system, others have voiced strong suspicion and offer stinging criticism. The divergence of opinion…
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October 24, 2014
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Lamassu Partners with IdentityMind to Offer Enhanced ATM Compliance

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

Different governments have taken different stances on Bitcoin. For example, Bangladesh has outlawed it and Germany considers it “private money.”Within the US, different states have different standpoints, as each state possesses respective laws.Japan has decided to take an interesting stance on it.Mt Gox, which was…
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October 23, 2014
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Bitcoin Cooling Off Despite Positive Outlook

Yesoption Review Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors provided insight into what he thinks would be the future of Bitcoin. According to Musk, Bitcoin, which he feels is an absolute game-changer, is still widely being used to conduct illegal transactions. However, he believes that…
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October 22, 2014
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Bitcoin: US’ Next Unwinnable War? (Op-Ed)

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

New Survey Reviews Bitcoin Regulations around the World ForexMinute.com – The Bitcoin’s epidemic popularity is exploding further with incoming capital investments, merchant adoption and constant media buzzes. In the meantime, a number of countries have also introduced new regulatory frameworks for the cryptocurrency users and…
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October 21, 2014
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The 12 Best Answers from Gavin Andresen’s Reddit AMA

Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen took to Reddit today to engage the community in an ask-me-anything (AMA) session that tackled a variety of topics both silly and serious.In his post kicking off the session, the 47-year-old chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation detailed his contributions to the…
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October 21, 2014
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New Bitcoin Exchange Says Australia is Ideal Location

Sydney skyline A new bitcoin exchange launched yesterday in Sydney, Australia, with an aim to improving general consumer confidence in the digital currency market.Called Independent Reserve , the exchange is promoting both itself and its Australian base as secure and well-regulated, saying the country's AAA…
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October 21, 2014
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DigitalBTC Downplays Negative Cashflow in Q3 Report

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…
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October 20, 2014
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On track: Bitnation CEO Rides Out Storm to Focus on Future

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

We all know that bitcoin is decentralized electronic money that runs on a network that can do all kinds of interesting things. The key question is, what can you do with bitcoin that you can’t do with anything else? What does it mean when bitcoin…
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October 18, 2014
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Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Raises $236k in Growth Funding

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

www.securacoin.comWe are a Digital Currency Business based out of Toronto, Canada. We specialize in servicing Money Service Businesses (MSBs) and other retailers by creating technology and infrastructure for them to start using and providing digital currency services. We ourselves are a registered MSB in Canada…
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October 16, 2014
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Lawsky: Bitcoin Developers and Miners Exempt from BitLicense

Ben Lawsky Developers, miners and individuals using bitcoin will generally not be regulated by the impending ‘BitLicense’ proposals, according to Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York Department Financial Services (NYDFS).Speaking at the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, New York,  Lawsky  clarified that many individuals and companies…
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October 15, 2014
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Former Senate Aide Joins Coinbase as US Government Liaison

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

www.securacoin.comWe are a Digital Currency Business based out of Toronto, Canada. We specialize in servicing Money Service Businesses (MSBs) and other retailers by creating technology and infrastructure for them to start using and providing digital currency services. We ourselves are a registered MSB in Canada…
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October 11, 2014