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Bitcoin Trade 207

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 16, 2015
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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Implicated in Silk Road Trial

Mt. Gox bitcoin protest Mark Karpeles The trial of alleged Silk Road ringleader Ross Ulbricht heated up today during the questioning of a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by the defense team, led by Ulbricht's lawyer Joshua Dratel.The DHS witness, agent Jared DerYeghiayan, apparently claimed that Mark…
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January 15, 2015
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Paul Koster Calls for Immediate Ban on Bitcoin

ForexMinute.com – Netherlands Stockholder Association’s Director Paul Koster recently requested the central bankers to immediately ban the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.According to a report published on Dutch news service BNR , Koster deliberately chose the Bitcoin’s worst trading phase to throw tantrums over it. “These volatile Bitcoin…
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January 15, 2015
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Bitcoin Wealth Alliance Revealed

Bitcoin Wealth Alliance - Click here: http://bit.ly/Bitcoin-Wealth-Alliance http://begin-new.com click link to the left Bitcoin Wealth AllianceRevealedDont buy Bitcoin Wealth Alliance by Anthony Trister. This was launched on September 23. This software teaches beginners how to make a tremendous profit with bitcoin, whether it goes up…
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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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PayPal Expresses its Thoughts on Bitcoin Regulation

PayPal has some interesting feelings towards bitcoin.  Apparently, while the currency itself shouldn’t be up for regulation, businesses that deal in it should.The company made a submission to the Australian Senate committee investigating the regulation of digital currencies that calls for the recognition of differences…
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January 14, 2015
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Coinbase Expands USD Wallets To 7 New States

Bitcoin wallet and platform, Coinbase has added USD wallets for seven more states. When USD wallets originally launched at the end of 2014 , United States residents of only 16 states were eligible for the wallets. Today, the company services a total of 22 states…
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January 14, 2015
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Bitcoin Trade 206

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 13, 2015
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Russia Blocks More Bitcoin Sites

Russia is apparently having a hard time making up its mind about bitcoin.  One minute it’s completely against it .  Then, the very law laying out the disapproval is criticized and rejected .  Now, citing a court order from September 2014, the country has blacklisted…
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January 13, 2015
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Russian Authorities Blacklist 5 Bitcoin-Related Websites

The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor in Russian) has blacklisted five Bitcoin-related websites. Roskomnadzor has effectively blocked access to Bitcoin.org – an online community of cryptocurrency users and specialists supported by the Bitcoin Foundation - entering it into a registry of…
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January 13, 2015
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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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BitHalo Brings New Trading Feature to the Mix

Coin trading platform BitHalo has released a new feature called the “Advanced Payment,” which allows consumers to perform peer-to-peer trading via email with bitcoin and blackcoin.BitHalo founder and lead developer David Zimberk says:“I see great potential to expand on some of the tipping movement that’s…
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January 12, 2015
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CEX.io Halts Cloud Mining Service Due to Low Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin mining service CEX.io has announced it will suspend its cloud mining activities.The company stated in a 12th January blog post that it is no longer profitable, blaming declining revenues amid a dropping bitcoin price. CEX chief information officer Jeffrey Smith told CoinDesk that operations would resume if the price…
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January 12, 2015
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Ross Ulbricht Trial Set to Begin

Alleged drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht , who is currently facing charges of running a criminal enterprise, money laundering and drug trafficking, is set to begin his trial in Manhattan tomorrow on January 13th.Ulbricht was arrested in the San Francisco Public Library over a year ago…
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January 12, 2015
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Paybase Announces $20 Buy Back Scheme for Paycoin

Embattled cryptocurrency platform Paybase is launching a buy-back scheme to match the US$20 floor that their Paycoin currency was expected to hold. Announcing a system based upon “monthly disbursements” of Bitcoin to pay for any XPY re-purchased by Paybase in the scheme, the company stated…
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January 12, 2015
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The Strangest Altcoins of 2014

The past 12 months have seen a veritable explosion in the number of alternative digital currencies, otherwise known as altcoins.The numbers for exactly how many altcoins are in existence vary depending on the measure. CoinMarketCap.com lists 554 cryptocurrencies at the time of writing – up from around…
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January 11, 2015
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BitStamp Resumes Operations

BitStamp, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges out there in the Bitcoin ecosystem that had suspended its service after the breach resulted in the loss of around 19,000 Bitcoin with a value of some $5 million, has informed the customers that it has resumed the…
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January 11, 2015
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Dutch Scrypt Mining Company Declared Bankrupt

Mining ASIC Technologies Mining ASICs Technologies (MAT) was declared bankrupt by a Maastricht, Netherlands, judge on 30th December, one week after company CEO Marc Coumans filed for bankruptcy.CoinDesk confirmed MAT's filing with Mr CFMP Spreksel, the curator in charge of overseeing the management and liquidation of…
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January 9, 2015
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Bitcoin The Currency Of The Future

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January 8, 2015
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CoinTerra Silent Amid Cloud Mining Payout Freeze

Bitcoin mining hardware firm CoinTerra has been the subject of speculation this week, as emails purportedly sent by the company to customers of its cloud mining service suggest the firm has defaulted on debt obligations.The email, signed by a representative of the CoinTerra support staff,…
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January 7, 2015
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Bitcoin Trade 205

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 7, 2015
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My Experience in ‘Bitcoin City’ Arnhem

Arnhem Bitcoinstad In October of 2014, CoinTelegraph reported that the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands had become the densest concentration of Bitcoin merchants in the world. And in November, the organizers held a successful six month anniversary event entitled “Arnhem Bitcoin Metropolis,” which attracted…
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January 7, 2015
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Coinbase Unveils iOS and Android App Redesign

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…
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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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Bitcoin Wallet Circle Enables NFC Technology

Circle recently enabled Near Field Communication technology on its Android-based mobile app.Following the announcement , the Bitcoin wallet company joined BitPay in offering tap-to-pay services to spend Bitcoins through Android-enabled devices – a brief demo of which was presented in last year’s Money2020 event in…
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January 6, 2015
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Keeping Score at the 2014 Bitcoin Bowl

Bitcoin bowl By Chris DeRoseThe Bitcoin bowl was an explosion of hype, confidence, and unbridled optimism. It was a wonderful success for Bitcoin, and an amazing moment in our movement. Many articles have already been written in the short time since the Bitcoin bowl has…
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January 6, 2015
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Back to Basics: What Makes a Bitcoin Valuable?

In the wake of falling bitcoin prices , critics are asking a familiar question, “What makes a bitcoin valuable?” There is a misconception that the Bitcoin Blockchain can be separated from bitcoin the currency, individual units representing a portion of the Bitcoin network. If a…
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January 6, 2015
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Bitreserve Lawsuit Rumor Untrue

CoinTelegraph can reveal that reports of Bitreserve facing a trademark lawsuit because of its use of the name “Bitgold” are unfounded.A recent article in Altcoin Press suggested that Nick Szabo, who supposedly trademarked the name “Bitgold”, could bring a lawsuit against the digital money service.The…
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January 6, 2015
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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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Altcoins Dropping Off Coin-Swap in Boycott Against GAW Miners

Litecoin, Dogecoin, Blackcoin and Neoscoin requested to be delisted from Coin-Swap. The move follows the recent announcement of Josh Garza's Paybase’s acquisition of the cryptocurrency exchange.On January 2, the four altcoins respectively dropped off the cryptocurrency exchange and requested Coin-Swap remove Litecoin, Dogecoin, Blackcoin and…
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January 5, 2015
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Bitstamp: an update

Related Articles A little earlier on today one of our reporters – Yashu Gola – published this piece outlining the suspected RNG attack on, and the resulting service halt, of leading bitcoin exchange platform BitStamp. While the exact details surrounding the attack – along with…
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January 5, 2015
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What the Financial Elite Say about Bitcoin

Sort video interview about what the Financial people are saying about Bitcoin. CoinTelegraph attended both Money20/20 and ECOM21 in 2014r, two events that bring together players in financial services from all over the world, and even some state central bank actors. CoinTelegraph asked a slew…
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January 4, 2015
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6 (More) Bitcoin Myths Debunked

We've all heard them before.As a groundbreaking innovation, bitcoin naturally attracts skeptics just as strongly as it attracts supporters, and the technical and theoretical complexity of the digital currency can cause a considerable amount of confusion with those who are not 'in the know'.The result is…
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January 4, 2015
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Bitcoin Trade 204

In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2015
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California Approves Bitcoin for Transactions

California has now become “Crypto-rnia”.The state’s governor Jerry Brown has approved bitcoin for transactions, thus making California a sturdy haven for digital currency.The news comes following the ratification of a new finance bill originally approved in the summer of 2014.  The bill’s objective was to…
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January 3, 2015
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Snowden Looking to Bitcoin to Raise Funds for Legal Trust

Edwardsnowden.com , a website raising funds for whistleblower Edward Snowden ’s legal defense campaign, is announcing that it will accept bitcoin donations for the cause.Snowden had previously leaked millions of classified documents to various members of the media, showing evidence of government spying on Internet…
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January 3, 2015
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ChangeTip Adding Facebook And Slack

Update: Slack Integration appears to be working, as mentioned by a commentor. Since ChangeTip burst onto the scene in November, giving users a way to easily tip bitcoin to even non-bitcoin users, Facebook has been the obvious addition and everyone knew it would be coming…
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January 3, 2015
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Bitcoin Volatility Index to be Launched by BitMEX

Bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX has announced that from 5 th January they will publish a 30 day bitcoin volatility index, measuring the cryptocurrency’s volatility against the United States dollar, and that they will create a tradable financial instrument based on the index.Often known colloquially as…
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January 1, 2015
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Microsoft Further Experimenting with Bitcoin

Microsoft caused quite a stir earlier this month when it announced that customers could use bitcoin to pay for certain content in the Windows and Xbox stores.While not accepting bitcoin on a global scale just yet, Microsoft has mentioned that it is experimenting with the…
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January 1, 2015
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‘Star Trek’ Will Be in ‘Star Wars’ in 2015

This will not happen next year. Photographer: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images" src="http://media.gotraffic.net/images/iCMjbI3vm5KU/v3/620x349.jpg"> This will not happen next year. As 2014 draws to a close, I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in…
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December 31, 2014
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TradeBlock Welcomes New Lead UI Engineer

Jeff Ward has been welcomed as the new lead UI engineer at TradeBlock , where he will be in charge of optimizing human-computer interactions on the TradeBlock Professional platform.Ward has been a long time Bitcoin supporter, stated the company in an announcement December 22. He…
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December 31, 2014
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Has China Abandoned Bitcoin?

Shanghai Composite There has been much conjecture on the role China has played in the rise and fall of Bitcoin’s price. Most in this space recognize that China has been leading the Bitcoin marketplace in terms of trading and volume. If this is the case,…
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December 31, 2014
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Cornell Professor Challenges ChangeTip

Emin Gün Sirer , the Cornell professor who recently said that ChangeTip needed to die a quick death has returned to the offensive on the issue of privacy. ChangeTip CEO Nick Sullivan recently criticized Sirer´s statements saying that it felt “like a charity being yelled…
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December 31, 2014
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MegaBigPower: 2014 Was a Game Changer for Bitcoin Mining

The bitcoin mining landscape was, perhaps, permanently shaped over the past year, as events both great and small made their marks on the industry.2014 saw community uprisings against large hashrate contributors, growing amounts of capital flowing into the space, the expansion of mining into the remote corners…
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December 29, 2014
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Russian Ministry Criticises Draft Bill Banning Bitcoin

Kremlin winter Russia's Ministry of Economic Development has criticised a proposed ban on "cash equivalents", according to a report.The ministry said that legislation aimed at banning cash equivalents, including digital currencies like bitcoin, could have negative effects on retailers, telecom operators and banks.Specifically, some provisions of the bill could…
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December 29, 2014
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The Federal Reserve Publishes Another Paper on Bitcoin

The Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. has issued a report entitled Bitcoin: Technical Background and Data Analysis. The recently released report, dated October 7, is a technical analysis of Bitcoin and the Bitcoin protocol. While mostly accurate, it contains a number of assumptions and…
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December 29, 2014
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Ecuador Officially Launches Its Own E-Money System

Banco Central del Ecuador (BCE) announced it has officially entered into the first phase of the establishment of its own electronic cash system, asking citizens over 18 years old to open an account using their smartphones.Starting from December 23, Ecuador citizens over 18 years old…
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December 28, 2014
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Excoin Starts Rolling Out NuBits (USD) Trading Pairs

Exco.in , the real-time altcoin exchange developed and run by Blackwave Labs, has opened its first NuBits (NBT) trading market, allowing users to trade bitcoin against a United States dollar pegged crypto-currency.NuBits uses trading bots operating across all known exchanges to effectively ‘peg’ the price…
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December 28, 2014
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BitGold Closes Massive Funding Round

With the arrival of the holiday season, many of us have been humming our favorite carols as we complete our shopping and familial preparations. The song “Silver and Gold” prominently comes to mind, although lately it feels as if the title should be changed to…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Partners with ChildFund to Save Children

Digital exchange platform BitPay  has partnered with ChildFund , one of the largest charities in the world for children to allow bitcoin donations.BitPay recently announced in a blog post:“We have a commitment to helping nonprofits utilize bitcoin for good causes. Our free payment-processing and donation…
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December 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Bowl is a Big Hit

Buzz from the Bitcoin Bowl has erupted following the game between North Carolina State and the University of Central Florida.  The scores at the end of the night were surprisingly close, with NC holding a 7 point lead of 34 over UCF’s 27, although many…
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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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Coinapult Introduces SMS Sending Service

Transferring bitcoin between owners became a little bit easier today, as payment processor Coinapult announced the introduction of its new service. The company now offers users the ability to transfer bitcoin by SMS. This means that bitcoin holders no longer require an internet connection in order…
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December 1, 2014
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Contour Action Cameras Embraces Bitcoin

Into filming your sports activities?Utah-based Contour Action Cameras  announced last week they would become one of the latest companies to embrace the bitcoin digital currency, signaling increasing merchant interest.Bitcoin will be accepted for all cameras and accessories sold by the company, a move they say…
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December 1, 2014
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AlphaPoint Brings HFT to Bitcoin

As the fintech spaces continues to broaden digital currency infrastructure, it seems today we have taken another step forward towards wider integration. High-frequency trading has long been at the core of foreign exchange and other equities markets, and it was only a matter of time…
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December 1, 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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HSBC abandons Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund

HSBC has cut ties with a Bitcoin investment fund Reuters Banking giant HSBC has cut off links between itself and the company responsible for the world's first regulated bitcoin investment fund.The BBC reports that the bank ended its relationship with Jersey-based Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment…
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December 1, 2014
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Australian CoinsForTech Launches Bitcoin-Only Marketplace OneWallet.io

Digital currency-only electronics online store CoinsForTech, announces the launch of its Bitcoin shopping portal and wallet: OneWallet.io.Queensland-based CoinsForTech has launched its global online marketplace for Bitcoin users, and has already signed up an impressive number of merchants with over 600 products, including electronics, fragrances, clothing,…
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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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Save the Children Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations

Save the Children Global charity Save the Children has announced it is now accepting bitcoin donations through a partnership with payment processor BitPay.The charity said it had started accepting bitcoin through its  personalised BitPay donation page  just in time for the winter holidays.“We have already seen the generosity of the…
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November 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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Bitcoin: New Plumbing for Financial Services

Jonathan Levin is a digital currency consultant and entrepreneur. He previously co-founded and served as CEO of Coinometrics. Payment systems are systems of pipes and valves that allow monetary transfers between people all over the world. To most, they sit insulated from view. Even when…
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November 29, 2014
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Is Bitcoin The Future of Money? | Dominic Frisby

Jason Burack had on returning guest Dominic Frisby http://dominicfrisby.com/ to talk about his new book, Bitcoin: The Future of Money?Dominic Frisby is an actor, comedian, writer for Moneyweek (top investing publication in the UK) and his previous book, Life After the State was a fantastic…
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November 29, 2014
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Bitcoin.info launches

Press-Release: 16th Oct 2014 By: Techemy ltd For: General news distribution.With the explosion of interest in Bitcoin over the last 24 months, keywords, trademarks and domain names around bitcoin have become somewhat of a commodity.Techemy Ltd, a NZ based start-up, has secured a key domain…
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November 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Trading Lower as it Faces Tax Regulations

Leading industry experts are considerably upset with the Australian Finance Ministry after they expressed interest in considering Bitcoin a commodity in order to levy a tax. Many in the Bitcoin community feel that such regulations will surely hamper the crypto-currency’s growth in Australia and may…
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November 27, 2014
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Bitcoin Black Friday Is on the Way

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

Red Cross The American Red Cross has announced that it will now accept bitcoin through a partnership with BitPay.Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is the official US affiliate of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement . The humanitarian organisation provides disaster…
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November 26, 2014
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Bitcoin Transactions Could Be VAT-Exempt in the Netherlands

Bitcoin Transactions Could Be VAT-Exempt in the Netherlands Could bitcoin transactions conducted in the Netherlands be VAT-exempt? It’s certainly a possibility, it seems.According to bitcoin news reporting website Coincourant   , Mr. Jacob Kamminga of the country’s Ministry of Finance hinted at the possibility in the…
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November 24, 2014
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Samsung Electronics President Joins BitFury Advisory Board

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

Bitcoin has been the most well-received alternative payment method that NCR Silver has added to its point-of-sale (POS) platform, according to product manager Reggie Kimble.Speaking to CoinDesk about his company's new partnership with bitcoin merchant processor BitPay , Kimble suggested that the addition of bitcoin…
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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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BitFury Adds Samsung Strategy Chief to Advisor Board

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

It would be difficult to find a nonpolitician to agree that the United States has anything close to a functional Congress. The conservative wave that seems to be sweeping the United States political world actually does little to defend an entity that does not contribute…
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November 21, 2014
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4 New Bitcoin Startups Showcase at DEMO Fall 2014

Day three of the DEMO Fall 2014 conference in California featured a bitcoin and FinTech track that saw four new bitcoin startups debut their products.Now in its 24th year,  DEMO  stages conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia and Vietnam that focus on emerging technologies and new…
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November 21, 2014
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New Research Links Bitcoin Price Spikes to Media Hype

Chalkboard, price A new research paper aims to understand bitcoin’s price fluctuations and usage patterns through empirical analysis. Notably, the work finds a positive link between media attention and the value of the cryptocurrency.“The rise of bitcoin has generated interest from the media and scientific community. However our…
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November 21, 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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KnCMiner Plans 16nm Bitcoin Mining ASIC Launch in 2015

KnC Solar Cryptocurrency mining hardware designer KnCMiner is planning to deploy its next generation bitcoin ASICs in early 2015.The Swedish company announced that its upcoming Solar ASIC will be manufactured on the new 16nm FinFET node, allowing for significant performance and efficiency gains.In a statement,…
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November 18, 2014
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SPARE: Mobile App for Hunger Relief

After paying for stuff with cash, it seems that our remaining quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies end up in isolated crevices or alongside dander and crust in between sofa cushions. How much money in loose coins does the average human lose in one lifetime? These…
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November 18, 2014
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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Nov 16 (Arbitrage)

Bitcoin Analysis Note From the Author: Please follow me on Twitter ( @Tone_LLT ) for additional updates to the state of Bitcoin’s price volatility. Last Week’s Review Due to the volatile action of Bitcoin, a special Mid-Week Update was published and in it we concluded…
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November 18, 2014
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‘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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CFPB Could Demand Consumer Protections for Digital Wallets

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a set of proposals that could impact cryptocurrency users.Its 870-page report, published 13th November, is largely focused on prepaid debit cards, but some provisions in the document may apply to cryptocurrency wallets too. Regulations may apply to all…
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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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OKCoin Changes How It Calculates Volume, But Does It Matter?

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 276.9 Ph/s FacebookTwitter46G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2OKCoin has changed the way it's calculates transactions, seemingly doubling its volume traded overnight.The actual volume of trades at OKCoin has not actually seen a dramatic increase. The reason the reported OKCoin trade volume…
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November 13, 2014
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Will Bitcoin Rise to Prominence with Truecoin?

Will Bitcoin Rise to Prominence with Truecoin? Yesoption Review BitPay announced that it will soon be launching Truecoin ATMs at NCAA college football games. Bitpay representatives stated that this should enable Bitcoin to become a mass-market currency, as many merchants now are accepting Bitcoins. Fans…
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November 13, 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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In this episode I introduce Bitcoin, digital crypto currency independent form Government and State backing and control, a new technology that allows easy flow of funds, trade, exchange, and investment. Click here to view full article
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November 9, 2014
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Can Hobbyist Bitcoin Miners Still Make a Buck?

Is a perfect storm of rising difficulty and falling bitcoin prices killing home-based hobbyist mining? Some industry experts think so.Ravi Iyengar, founder and CEO of CoinTerra , said that his company used to sell equal numbers of ASIC mining units to individual investors and institutional…
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November 8, 2014
Where In The World Is Satoshi Nakamoto

The Search for Satoshi

In his new book, Bitcoin: the Future of Money?, Dominic Frisby looks at bitcoin’s Cypherpunk roots and considers the exciting future that is opening up for blockchain tech. In this excerpt, he is on the search for bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. One of the first places where…
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November 8, 2014
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KnCMiner Adds 20 megawatts data center in Doden, Sweden

KnCMiner Adds 20 megawatts data center in Doden, Sweden Based in the tech hub Stockholm, Sweden, KnCMiner produces state-of-the-art chip design and cloud services for Blockchain-based applications and cryptocurrency mining, has announced that it is adding 20 megawatts to what was previously going to be…
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November 7, 2014
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Japanese Scholars Draft Proposal for a Better Bitcoin

A team of Japanese researchers has published a paper with a set of proposals it says would improve bitcoin, effectively creating a hypothetical low-volatility digital currency called 'improved bitcoin' (IBC).The paper, authored by four scholars from various Japanese universities, was published by the  Institute of Economic…
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November 7, 2014
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Stephanie Murphy on NYC catcalling, Bitcoin, and xenophobia

The show: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com/radio/ The event: http://www.passporttofreedomevent.com In what may be his most controversial show ever, Andrew is joined by Let's Talk Bitcoin host Stephanie Murphy for the full hour to discuss a recent Youtube sensation, the latest news in Bitcoin, the Free State Project, and…
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November 4, 2014
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Interview with Erik Vorhees; the Revolution of Bitcoin

Recorded November 3rd, 2014 Broadcast live out of Crescent City, CA on November 24th at KFUG 101.1FM and streaming at www.kfugradio.orgErik Voorhees is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and entrepreneurs, understanding Bitcoin as one of the most important inventions ever created by humanity. Having…
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November 4, 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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Bitwage Now Lets Any Employee Get Paid in Bitcoin

Bitwage has announced the beta launch of a new service that allows employees and independent contractors to receive part of their paycheck in bitcoin, even if their employers don’t offer the option.Called Bitcoin Payroll for the Individual, or BP(i), the launch from California-based startup follows…
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November 4, 2014
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Swarm #1: Rick Falkvinge’s SwarmOps Project

Swarm #1: Rick Falkvinge’s SwarmOps Project Rick Falkvinge, the author of Swarmwise  (inspiration for Ethereum ) and founder of the Pirate Party , plans on shaking up the world with his new project called SwarmOps, which will be fully presented at the Swarm Demo Day this week…
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November 4, 2014
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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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November 2, 2014
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November 2, 2014
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November 2, 2014
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November 2, 2014
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November 2, 2014
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Deal With Clevercoin Might Just Save Justcoin

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 300.3 Ph/s Art by: Jing Jin Update: Justcoin has responded to our questions indicating that no such deal is imminent and stresses that they are still focused on getting users to withdraw their funds. Stating: "We've been contacted by many other digital currency businesses…
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November 1, 2014
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Butterfly Labs vs. Robogate: A Revealing Case Study in Justice

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 338.7 Ph/s Facebook1Twitter20G+2Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 1 point inShare 1As happens in all brand-spanking-new industries, the first actors who come to market aren’t vetted yet. The vast majority of merchants in the cryptocurrency space don’t have lengthy records of successful service—in fact,…
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November 1, 2014
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Bitcoin Foundation’s New Head Patrick Murck Outlines Future Plans

Patrick Murck The Bitcoin Foundation's new executive director Patrick Murck has outlined his priorities for the organization's "new direction" and its relationship with stakeholders.His statement follows yesterday's  resignation of former executive director Jon Matonis both from the post and his position on foundation's board.Notably, former general counsel…
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November 1, 2014
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WC3’s Web Payments Redesign Could Bypass Bitcoin

Like innovators in the bitcoin space, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is seeking to solve e-commerce's persistent problems of high friction and fraud rates through its new Web Payments Interest Group, announced on 15th October.Proponents of digital currency have been enthusiastic about the launch , expressing optimism that the…
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November 1, 2014
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Why Democrats Should Love Bitcoin

Why Democrats Should Love Bitcoin A few weeks ago, I opined on  why Republicans should love bitcoin . Thankfully, though, the GOP aren’t the only ones invited to the party. That’s the nature of bitcoin: it has something to offer to everyone. To illustrate, each…
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November 1, 2014
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Digital Revolution in the Granite State

New Hampshire – the first colony to sever ties from Great Britain – is once again leading the revolution. Along with its centuries-long “Live Free or Die” culture, New Hampshire is becoming a Mecca for digital currency enthusiasts. In just the last few years, Bitcoin…
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November 1, 2014
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MintPal Vows to Fight Former Moolah CEO in Court

The owners of the troubled digital currency exchange MintPal are moving to take legal action against former Moopay LTD CEO and alleged scam artist Alex Green.Green, who was once known as Ryan Kennedy, is accused of stealing as much as 4,000 BTC ($1.3m at press time) in…
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October 30, 2014
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It’s Raining Bitcoins on Strippers in Tampa

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 319 Ph/s When the Republican Party held their national convention in Tampa, Florida in 2012 political pundits were joking about Republicans and one of the best exotic strip clubs in this city was one of those mention: 2001 Odyssey .This club was…
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October 30, 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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Bitcoin Down but Ready to Dominate

Bitcoin Down but Ready to Dominate Yesoption Review Coin Republic, a Singapore based Bitcoin brokerage recently hit the SG $1 million turnover, indicating strong long-term growth, which is undoubtedly beneficial. The exchange’s founder, David Moskowitz believes that growth in the Asian market remains strong and…
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October 30, 2014
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US Senator: Dark Market Fight Requires More Funding

US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called for a crackdown on the dark web following reports that illicit marketplaces are thriving even after the government shutdown of Silk Road.In an open letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and published by Schumer’s office on 27th…
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October 30, 2014
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Bitcoin-Over-Tor Anonymity ‘Can Be Busted for $2,500 a Month’

Online anonymity Using bitcoin over the anonymity network Tor leaves users at greater risk of having their identities revealed, according to academics at the University of Luxembourg.If that seemingly paradoxical finding isn't enough to scare privacy-loving bitcoiners, the researchers also determined that an attack could be mounted on an "economy" budget of just…
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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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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
Bitcoin Politics

FinCEN’s New Bitcoin Guidelines Actually a Good News

FinCEN’s New Bitcoin Guidelines Actually a Good News ForexMinute.com – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FInCEN) released new Bitcoin guidelines for Bitcoin exchanges and payment processing companies in the US. The additional rulings stated that such organizations are subjected to fall under the category of…
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October 28, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Vancouver Bitcoin Community Unites for Startup Weekend

Bitcoin is a competitive business. Due to its decentralized nature, it has attracted a libertarian culture prone to individualistic thinking, which–while great for producing efficiency internally–can make it difficult to present a cohesive image as a community, and gather the necessary support for large-scale projects.The…
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October 28, 2014
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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 26 (Intro to RSI)

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 285.1 Ph/s Facebook3Twitter52G+1Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote submit inShare 2 Note from the Author: Please follow me on Twitter ( @Tone_LLT ) for additional updates to the state of Bitcoin’s price volatility Last Week’s Review In last week’s post we concluded with the…
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October 28, 2014
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The Full Story Of CannabisCoin’s Premine Burn

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 279.8 Ph/s Art by: Jing Jin CannabisCoin (CANN) has so far, been a success. A coin backed by Marijuana, perhaps the world's most useful plant, has an obvious appeal for a large segment of the population. But with popularity comes scrutiny, and…
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October 28, 2014
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Poland’s InPay Lets Crowdfunders Buy Equity With Bitcoin

Poland-based bitcoin payment solutions provider InPay S.A. has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign that makes it possible to buy company stock with bitcoin.The public offering claims to have secured the approval of Poland’s Financial Supervision Authority ( KNF ), the country’s equivalent of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),…
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October 28, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

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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JWT Acknowledges Bitcoin as Future Payment System

JWT Acknowledges Bitcoin as Future Payment Scheme ForexMinute.com – Recognized marketing communication brand, J. Walter Thompson (JWT) recently acknowledged the potential role of Bitcoin as a future payment scheme. The analysis was a part of a full-fledged trend report, titled ‘The Future of Payment and…
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October 26, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

The Bitfilm Festival

Aaron, your project, the Bitfilm Festival , sounds really interesting.  Can you tell me why you started this project? The Bitfilm Festival started in 2000 as a festival about 3D animation and digital effects, then expanded to show films made for mobile screens, films made…
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October 25, 2014
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Bitcoin Gaining a Foothold in Brazil

SHA256 ALGORITHM HASHRATE: 291.3 Ph/s Many things that can be said about Brazil, but income equality is not one of them. The recent troubles during the World Cup demonstrated that the great majority of the population has been anything but happy at the government’s (mis)management…
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October 25, 2014
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Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix.

Is Bitcoin the Red Pill? Unplugging the Matrix. The premier decentralized digital currency Bitcoin has gained widespread mainstream attention over the last year. While many are embracing this new peer-to-peer payment system, others have voiced strong suspicion and offer stinging criticism. The divergence of opinion…
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October 24, 2014
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Ecuador’s National Digital Currency Experiment Explained

Ecuador’s National Digital Currency Experiment Explained FacebookTwitter27G+3Pinterest reddit Upvote Downvote 1 point inShare 2The tiny South American nation of Ecuador has begun its experiment with virtual currencies. The government announced earlier this year that they would be creating a government backed virtual currency in as…
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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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BitFury Invests in GoCoin for Payments Processing Push

BitFury Capital has announced an undisclosed strategic investment in digital currency merchant processor GoCoin.The move marks the third investment for BitFury Capital, the venture capital arm of bitcoin mining hardware and services provider BitFury . As part of the deal, BitFury indicated that it will…
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October 22, 2014
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Independent Reserve Launches New Bitcoin Exchange

Independent Reserve Launches New Bitcoin Exchange ForexMinute.com – In times when cryptocurrency exchanges are coming on the verge of being closed due to security threats, traders are always searching for a better and secure alternatives to safeguard their online wallets and accounts. At the same…
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October 21, 2014
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Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 19 (Intro to MACD)

Bitcoin Analysis: Week of Oct 19 (Intro to MACD) Last Week’s Review In last week’s post we concluded with the following statement: “Our overall stance is now Long-Term Neutral (still have the issue of not enough new users), Intermediate-Term very slightly Bearish with lots of…
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October 20, 2014
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Bitcoin… We Are All The Blockchain

Bitcoin… we are all the blockchain Since the first great jump in Bitcoin’s exchange rate in early April 2013, speculative trade has stolen the limelight as the main Bitcoin story. Tweets of “To the moon!” echo like a rallying cry, selling what amounts to a…
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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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Crowdfunding Platform Swarm Announces First Class of Startups

Decentralized crowdfunding startup Swarm has announced the first class of businesses that will feature on its bitcoin-powered platform.The crowdfunding platform’s application process saw a number of groups submit applications, with a select few advancing to the video presentation stage. Entrepreneurs hoping to take part in the initiative…
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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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First Dedicated Crypto Expert Calling Service Launches Today

First Dedicated Crypto Expert Calling Service Launches Today Digital asset developer MintCombine has launched its sponsored expert access service for cryptocurrency – starting today, access to some of the leading lights in the field is available for anyone.The service, Beyond Bitcoin Expert Calling Network (BBECN),…
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October 16, 2014
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“Inventor” of Bitcoin Sues Newsweek

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

Cryptocurrency Trading News: Bitcoin, Litecoin in Shaky Hands ForexMinute.com – Last 24 hours in cryptocurrency market have been quite reasonable, especially after two-weeks of constant bullish behaviors. There have been little hints of bearish sentiments, but the market is consolidating within an expected range. Leaving…
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October 16, 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
Bitcoin Politics

Bitcoin Trade 189

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October 16, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

How to invest in altcoins without losing everything

How to invest in altcoins without losing everything Cryptocurrency world looks like a New York’s exchange in old movies. A giant room filled with screaming people. Even experienced users who are involved with crypto long enough find it hard to navigate through all this information.…
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October 15, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

How Bitcoin’s Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten

Bitcoin and Revolutionary Journalism Despite the recent drop in bitcoin’s price, cryptocurrency startups are now attracting more investment than ever and stories about major developments in the bitcoin ecosystem are being picked up by mainstream media on a regular basis.The New York Times   reported  the news that popular…
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October 15, 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
Bitcoin Politics

How to Fight Volatility in Cryptocurrency

How to Fight Volatility in Cryptocurrency You’ve probably heard it many times if you frequently spread the good word about crypto. “Isn’t Bitcoin volatile? What if the price crashes?” By now, many POS systems offer free fiat conversion, alleviating some concern, but until the volatility of…
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October 15, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Former Senate Adviser Joins Coinbase Team

Former Senate Adviser Joins Coinbase Team Story Highlights Coinbase hires John Collins Collins was a former Senate Adviser Related Articles FinCEN Ruling Does Not Classify Bitcoin Mining as Money Services Business 0 Comments 28.Dec Miami’s North American Bitcoin Conference Full Schedule Released 0 Comments 21.Jan…
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October 13, 2014
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Imperial College London to Offer Credits for Bitcoin Projects

Imperial College London Imperial College London and Entrepreneur First (EF), a pre-seed investment programme, have announced a new partnership focused on bringing bitcoin technology to students.Under the agreement, the institutions will support student innovation in the field of cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. The programme will be available…
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October 13, 2014
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800 Terminals Across Romania Now Sell Bitcoins

800 Terminals Across Romania Now Sell Bitcoins Bitcoin ATMs have become one of the symbols of cryptocurrency, with multiple competing manufacturers and hundreds of units deployed around the world. Despite their growing popularity, however, Bitcoin ATMs are still vastly outnumbered by traditional financial terminals. While…
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October 13, 2014
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CoinTelegraph in Russian Now Available

CoinTelegraph in Russian Now Available Did you know that CoinTelegraph, the go to source for cryptocurrency news and community opinion, is also available in other languages?Previously we announced the launch of the  Spanish version  and now we are proud to announce that the content on…
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October 12, 2014
Bitcoin Politics

Bitcoin Trade 187

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October 12, 2014
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Barry Silbert Introduces the Digital Currency Group

Barry Silbert Introduces the Digital Currency Group Barry Silbert, Founder of SecondMarket , the Bitcoin Investment Trust , and the Bitcoin Opportunity Corp. seed fund announced today that he’s about ready to separate his bitcoin-related businesses from SecondMarket — an illiquid access marketplace.The name? Aptly called…
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October 12, 2014
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Term Sheet — Friday, October 10

E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share iconsThis morning's big news is that The Blackstone Group has decided to spin off its M&A and restructuring advisory business into a separate, stand-alone public company that will be led by former Morgan Stanley banker Paul Taubman. More…
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October 11, 2014

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