31 May 2013

Headlines Seizure lifted on Bitcoin-24’s German accountsLawyers for Bitcoin-24 say the seizure of the European exchange’s German accounts has been lifted by the public prosecutor’s office in Berlin. FinCEN boss lays out Bitcoin rulesThe boss of US regulator FinCEN has outlined what Bitcoin exchanges need to do to keep the feds happy and stay out […]

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30 May 2013

Headlines Student loans? Hedge with bitcoins, says Gold Silver BitcoinA company called Gold Silver Bitcoin is touting its commodities of choice as a way for students and graduates to hedge their often-huge student debts. Alternative payments growing fast in the UKIn 2012 use of cash for shopping fell 10 per cent – and the rate […]

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29 May 2013

Headlines Is Litecoin the new Bitcoin alternative for investors?One of the most popular Bitcoin alternatives by trading volume has been Litecoin. Bitcoin exchanges need to grow up fastBitcoin exchanges shouldn’t expect the same free ride from regulators that giant “too-big-to-fail” banks like HSBC have enjoyed. Vector Toons accepts bitcoins for artworkVector Toons, a royalty-free art […]

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28 May 2013

Headlines Is Bitcoin science fiction come to life?Part of Bitcoin’s appeal is that it is a real-life example of a concept in science fiction: an advanced, universally accepted form of currency. OKPay suspends Bitcoin processingOKPay – the payment processing company – has told customers it will stop processing bitcoin transactions. CryptoCurrent shuts shopCryptoCurrent has put […]

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27 May 2013

Headlines Chris Larsen: Ripple is HTTP for moneyChris Larsen wants to make waves with Ripple, his new combined altcurrency and payment network. But when will he make it open source?

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26 May 2013

Headlines Liberty Reserve exchange shuts down, founder arrestedLiberty Reserve, a Costa Rica-based private currency exchange with its own digital currency, has shut down and its founder charged with money laundering.

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24 May 2013

Headlines UK firm promises Skype-style Bitcoin exchangeA company is promising to launch a decentralized exchange that’s all about the client software, rather than the server. What are regulators going to do now? Canada tops list for 2013 Bitcoin software downloadsCanada comes out on top in the number of Bitcoin downloads per capita so far this […]

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23 May 2013

Headlines Lamassu Bitcoin machine aims for ‘cash to bitcoins’Lamassu’s Bitcoin Machine isn’t exactly a Bitcoin ATM — instead, it’s designed to enable one-way exchanges only: cash to bitcoins. Coinpunk offers DIY Bitcoin walletCoinpunk offers a roll-your-own Bitcoin wallet service that can be hosted on your own web server, or a hosting provider’s one. 5 countries […]

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22 May 2013

Headlines See a sneak preview of the Bitcoin documentaryThe following trailer offers a sneak preview of the coming documentatry, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” which is still in production but was previewed at Bitcoin 2013. Bitcoin isn’t just for menAnyone who’s spent more than 12 seconds browsing the Bitcoin forums could be forgiven for […]

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21 May 2013

Headlines Bitcoin community adapts to hackers and fraudstersThe Bitcoin community has adapted to verbal, criminal and cyber attacks on the currency, an academic paper due for release tomorrow, reveals. The attacks – whether from hackers, fraudsters or government regulators – seem to be strengthening the community, the research Breaking Out of the Bank in Europe – […]

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20 May 2013

Headlines Bitcoin 2013 in reviewWalking into the San Jose Convention Center this weekend, at first you might mistake the crowd for just another programming conference….. Coinlab, BitPay, Coinbase, BitInstant execs offer startup how-tos #Bitcoin2013What’s life like for a bitcoin startup? A panel of entrepreneurs tackled that topic during a panel discussion Sunday at Bitcoin 2013. […]

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19 May 2013

Headlines Economists wrestle with Bitcoin’s ‘narrative problem’ #Bitcoin2013Amazon’s new “Coins” are gimmicky, said panelists in a session on the economics of Bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2013 conference in San Jose on Saturday. Liberty-focused non-profits find a friend in Bitcoin #Bitcoin2013Representatives from three non-profits that accept donations in bitcoins say their groups’ freedom- and peace-focused missions […]

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18 May 2013

Headlines Roger Ver tells bitcoiners, ‘Spread the word’ #Bitcoin2013Whenever he pays for something, be it a stick of gum or a hotel room, investor and entrepreneur Roger Ver asks the same question: “Do you accept bitcoin?” How to buy Bitcoin 2013 stuff … with bitcoins, of course #Bitcoin2013During the lunch hour at Bitcoin2013, Tony Rousmaniere […]

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17 May 2013

Headlines 10 things you need to know about RippleRipple is the name for both a digital currency (XRP) and an open payment network within which that currency is transferred. Bits of Proof launches ‘Red Hat for Bitcoin’Bits of Proof has launched an enterprise software server for Bitcoin to make it easier for companies to get […]

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16 May 2013

Headlines Bitcoin gaming site SatoshiDice closes to US playersCiting legal advice, Bitcoin gaming site SatoshiDice is closing to US players, moving to block all US-based IP addresses from the website. Cointagion unveils ‘no-touch’ e-commerce for bitcoinsCointagion has developed a simple way to sell goods for bitcoins online, without the need for an online shopping cart. […]

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15 May 2013

Headlines Why are the feds seizing Mt. Gox and Dwolla funds?So exactly what is in that court order that the US Department of Homeland Security used this week to clamp down on Dwolla-Mt. Gox transactions? Bitcoin ATM to demo this week at Bitcoin 2013Robocoin Kiosk, a machine that lets people buy and sell bitcoins, will […]

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14 May 2013

Headlines TerraHash starts Avalon OEM gold rushCalifornian firm TerraHash is promising customers huge mining rigs using Avalon ASIC chips from designer BitSuncom. Bitcoin Conference comes to LondonBitcoin London conference will be held July 1st 2013. It is an invitation only event with an expected 200 attendees. CoinDesk readers get a 20% discount. Is Bitcoin inherently criminal? […]

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13 May 2013

Headlines Here come the geeks, and this time they’re richBitcoin is due to change the face of finance, but could have interesting social effects too, according to a leading security researcher. Bitcoin network out-muscles top 500 supercomputersIs the bitcoin network the most powerful distributed computing system — hence, the most powerful computer, period — on […]

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10 May 2013

Headlines Cash of the titans, bitcoin diets and ATMs: The CoinDesk Weekly ReviewDigital currency has many mysteries. Our man John Law explores them all in this edition of the CoinDesk Weekly Review Bitcoin-backed ‘Wiki Weapon’ plans go darkA Texas nonprofit that produced the first 3D printed gun — and raised funds in bitcoins for the […]

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9 May 2013

Headlines New apps track bitcoin price swingsNew services aim to help bitcoin traders stay up to date with the digital currency’s prices. What other digital currencies are there?Bitcoin isn’t the only form of electronic money being mined, traded and spent these days. What’s a Casascius coin?Mike Caldwell first introduced physical bitcoins for purchase in 2011. […]

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8 May 2013

Headlines NYC park becomes bitcoin trading floorIn what was billed as the first open-air marketplace for bitcoin, a small group of traders gathered in a New York City park on Monday to trade the digital currency. London firm to offer bitcoin options tradingCiting strong interest in the digital currency, London-based options broker anyoption has announced […]

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7 May 2013

Headlines Bitcoin comes under US regulator radarUS financial regulators are ‘seriously considering’ regulation of Bitcoin and ‘if they wanted to’, they could regulate it. Breathe … bitcoin’s just currencyBitcoin has a lot of potential, but it won’t end lawsuits, greed, pettiness or other human foibles. Breathe. Porn industry talks bitcoinThe online porn industry has been […]

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6 May 2013

Headlines CarbonWallet offers beefy security for storing bitcoinsA new bitcoin wallet service, CarbonWallet, uses passphrases to store bitcoins “deterministically.” A night at a London Bitcoin MeetupCoinDesk correspondent Robin Dhara gets an introduction to bitcoin by attending a London meetup for fan and supporters of the currency. Are Amazon Coins designed for breakage?Amazon is set to […]

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5 May 2013

Headlines Why bitcoin needs competitorsBitcoin’s long-term chances of success are better if there are many other alternative, digital currencies, with many businesses investing in them.

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3 May 2013

Headlines ‘Bitcoin 2013: the Future of Payments’: May 17 – 19When more than 500 bitcoin experts and entrepreneurs gather in San Jose, California, on May 17 – 19, 2013, for Bitcoin 2013, CoinDesk will be there. Tax, zombies, Churchill and flying fingers: The CoinDesk Weekly ReviewA regular look at the hottest, most controversial and thought-provoking […]

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2 May 2013

Headlines Employees blamed for zombie Bitcoin miningA rogue employee is getting the blame for putting bitcoin mining code onto unsuspecting users’ machines. San Fran on 0.714 bitcoins a dayForbes tech writer Kashmir Hill tries going for a week living on nothing but bitcoins. Chris Dixon: “I believe in Bitcoin”A leading venture capitalist says bitcoin offers […]

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1 May 2013

Headlines CoinDesk goes liveWelcome to CoinDesk. We aim to give you the best information and insight on digital currency and the technologies that develop around it. Feathercoin shows heavyweight potentialThe feathercoin cryptocurrency, which uses a mining technique similar to litecoin’s, is enjoying a rapid adoption among Ecoin fans. 10 companies that use bitcoinsEvery day, more […]

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