29 June 2013

Headlines Mt. Gox registers with FinCEN as a money services businessMt. Gox has taken a step towards complying with US money-laundering regulations by registering as a money services business with the US Treasury Department.

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28 June 2013

Headlines Snowden, narcs and Swedish chips: Bitcoin loves them allShow Edward Snowden your support in bitcoins or get yourself an understated Swedish KnC mining rig. Just don’t let the DEA seize your bitcoin stash. Should corporations develop their own virtual currencies like bitcoin?Virtual currencies can ensure that consumers will purchase goods within a company’s own […]

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27 June 2013

Headlines Bitcoin-accepting Atlantis takes on the Silk RoadBitcoin-accepting Atlantis is poised to take on the Silk Road, which remains by far the biggest drug sales site. German government relieves capital gains tax on bitcoin positionsBitcoin transactions have been made exempt from capital gains tax after one year in Germany A look inside KnCMiner, bitcoin mining’s […]

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26 June 2013

Headlines What to expect at Bitcoin London 2013Digital currency enthusiasts will head to England’s capital on Tuesday 2nd July for the inaugural Bitcoin London conference. Bitcoin: The next rewards-based economy?Could bitcoin be a way to modernise backwards-facing employee and customer rewards programs? Review of Blockchain bitcoin wallet for AndroidWe review the Blockchain wallet for Android, […]

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25 June 2013

Headlines Raspberry Pi used as Block Erupter controller for bitcoin miningRaspberry Pi can be used as an ASIC miner controller, with the help of a Block Erupter. Has the market lost confidence in Mt. Gox?Can Mt. Gox bounce back, after yet more system problems early this week that left people unable to access the site? […]

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24 June 2013

Headlines Bitcoin crowdfunding sites find funding difficultCrowdfunding in bitcoins will be an uphill struggle, it seems. Bitcoins seized by Drug Enforcement AgencyThe US Drug Enforcement Administration has posted a notice stating that it seized bitcoins from an individual for purchasing a controlled substance. CoinJar Q&A: “Bitcoin represents the power of choice”Asher Tan tells us what […]

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23 June 2013

Headlines California issues cease and desist letter to Bitcoin FoundationThe bitcoin community was reeling after it was revealed that California’s financial regulator issued a cease and desist order to the Bitcoin Foundation.

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21 June 2013

Headlines Bitcoin vs the ‘Bin Laden’Bitcoin money laundering? Not such a big deal. But bitcoin could well get big in Kenya, and is already seeing action in London pubs. BitAngels floats Blueseed’s boatBitcoin seed investment firm BitAngels has invested in a seafaring community of entrepreneurs called Blueseed. Does Google Wallet’s slow adoption bode badly for […]

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20 June 2013

Headlines Bitcoin blockchain grows to 8GBThe blockchain, the ledger of all bitcoin transactions, has now reached a portly 8GB in size. Bitspend ceases trading due to frozen accountsBitspend has been forced to stop operations after its bank accounts were frozen for being “too high risk”. KnCMiner readies ASIC customer listOver the next few days, KnCMiner […]

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19 June 2013

Headlines IRS targets bitcoinThose trading in digital currency in the US will soon be given more guidance on their tax reporting requirements. TerraHash opens ASIC mining preorders, loses businessASIC mining firm TerraHash is taking preorders on its site to fund more chip purchases from Avalon. The firm lost its biggest contract earlier this month. First […]

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18 June 2013

Headlines Europe’s Bitcoin-24 exchange shows new signs of lifeLittle by little, the German exchange Bitcoin-24 might be showing signs of coming back to life. What are Namecoins and .bit domains?Namecoin is the basis for a decentralised domain name system (DNS) which could put a stop to Internet censorship. Analyst predicts final chapter for Amazon CoinsAmazon […]

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17 June 2013

Headlines Avalon accused of mining with customer ASICsAvalon, a maker of bitcoin ASICs, has been accused, on the Bitcoin Forum, of mining with its products to mine BTC before shipping to customers Could hackers turn your TV into a zombie bitcoin miner?Experts say that your Smart TV could be hacked and made to mine bitcoins. […]

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15 June 2013

Headlines World Bank forum weighs pros, cons of virtual currenciesA roundtable discussion at the World Bank on Friday brought together a small group of officials for a closed-to-the-public, “frank discussion” about virtual currencies.

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14 June 2013

Headlines Trezor now taking pre-orders for its hardware Bitcoin walletBitcoin users can now make pre-orders on Trezor’s hardware bitcoin wallet. Colored coins paint sophisticated future for BitcoinColored coins could enable you to trade bitcoins as anything, including stocks, bonds, and even IOUs. Danny Bradbury finds out how they may be implemented. Bitcoin in business: Buyer’s […]

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13 June 2013

Headlines Butterfly Labs ship first Bitforce SC 60 bitcoin minerButterfly Labs has shipped its first Bitfofce SC 60 bitcoin miner, as reports a Butterfly Labs forum user Feathercoin’s Peter Bushnell: There’s room for more crypto-currenciesWe talked to Peter Bushnell to learn more about Feathercoin’s origins and how to best mine the currency. BitInstant complaints flare […]

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12 June 2013

Headlines Soon-to-wed couple to live on bitcoins for 90 daysNewlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig have decided to live solely off bitcoins for 90 days and make a documentary in the process. Yumcoin offers bitcoin venue to content creatorsYumcoin is offering digital content creators the chance to sell their products directly online in exchange for bitcoins. […]

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11 June 2013

Headlines 8 Bitcoin trading personalities: Which one are you?With the recent flash crash of Bitcoin, it’s important to know more about the mentality of Bitcoin traders so you can make smarter decisions. How to choose a bitcoin exchangeIf you’re looking to buy and trade Bitcoins, this article will show you what you need to know […]

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10 June 2013

Headlines LocalBitcoins.com Gets Swiss Bank Account Frozen, Unfrozen Due to SEPA TransferLocalBitcoins.com finally gets its Swiss bank account unfrozen due to SEPA Transfer. End of Mt.Gox, future of BTC exchanges? An interview with BTC Global’s Steven MorrellSteven Morrell of BTC Global talks about the future of Bitcoin exchanges in the United States and abroad, as […]

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9 June 2013

Headlines Bitcoin’s flash-crash lesson: Number-based currencies don’t ‘cure’ human natureThe price of bitcoins has fallen from the recent high of around $130 in late May, with a dramatic drop from $108 to $91 in the past 24-hour period.

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8 June 2013

Headlines What does PRISM mean for Bitcoiners on Dropbox?Some Bitcoiners are eyeing alternative cloud storage services after learning that Dropbox indicated it would come on board with the National Security Agency’s PRISM program.

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7 June 2013

Headlines Exchange service supports Argentina’s USD black marketBitcoin exchange services are starting to wake up to Argentina’s blue dollar rate – the USD black market. Protect privacy by scrambling your block chainIncrease both your and your client’s privacy by scrambling your block chain transactions How anonymous is Bitcoin?Bitcoin is both anonymous, and completely transparent. Here’s […]

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6 June 2013

Headlines How to get verified at Mt. GoxWe explain how to have your identity Verified at Mt. Gox Should you mine for profit or proteins?As your GPU loses traction with Bitcoin, you could start mining other coins – or you could give some power to a worthy cause like Folding@home for proteins Coinbase investor: Bitcoin […]

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5 June 2013

Headlines Ripple turns on giveaway faucetFive days after the giveaway began, Ripple is still trickling its XRP currency into the market, a thousand ripples at a time. WhereToMine highlights rich altcoin depositsWhere should you point your GPU? WhereToMine.com and Dustcoin.com can both give you some pointers. The futility of regulating BitcoinBitcoin is likely to face […]

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4 June 2013

Headlines Top 10 Bitcoin myths debunkedWe’ve all heard our share of Bitcoin baloney — there’s plenty of misinformation being spread around. CoinMkt exchange to ease alt-currency transfer woesCoinMKT wants to make it easier to transfer USD into multiple altcurrencies, without leaving its site. Danny Bradbury talks to the exchange’s founder. Fixing Bitcoin’s shaky exchange infrastructureDo […]

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3 June 2013

Headlines Feathercoin thanks community with $1,000 of feathercoinsThe Feathercoin forum community will receive $1000 of feathercoins in thanks for their help. Butterfly Labs says bulk chip sales to start soonButterfly Labs has announced it will begin selling bulk ASIC chips for bitcoin mining starting this month. Bitmessage is the Bitcoin of online communicationBitmessage is a […]

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2 June 2013

Headlines June 2 “M Day” promotes millibitcoin as unit of choiceConducting transactions in mBTC, or 1/1,000th of a bitcoin, would drive greater acceptance and adoption of Bitcoin, some say. Reddit now enables sitewide bitcoin tippingReddit users can now use the site’s bitcointip bot to offer a financial thumbs-up to fellow redditors on any subreddit.

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