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 Man charged after demanding bitcoin for Mitt Romney tax returnsA man from Tennessee has been indicted for attempting to extort $1 million in bitcoin by claiming that he had undeclared tax records of Mitt Romney. Should corporations develop their own virtual currencies like bitcoin?Virtual currencies can ensure that consumers will purchase goods within a […]

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27 June 2013

Headlines 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 dark horseKnCMiner just increased the performance spec of its ASIC mining rigs. They’re late to the party, but will they be strong enough to trounce […]

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26 June 2013

Headlines Bittylicious makes buying bitcoins fast in the UKWe interview Marc Warne from Bittylicious – a new service that offers fast purchases of bitcoin in the UK. 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 […]

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25 June 2013

Headlines Bitcoiners donate to WikiLeaks to support Edward SnowdenBitcoin donations to WikiLeaks increased 1,894% yesterday after Julian Assange pledged his support to whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Bitcoin network recovering from DDoS attackThe bitcoin network suffered a denial of service attack last week that exploited never-implemented skeleton features embedded in the Satoshi client. Raspberry Pi used as […]

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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 BitAngels floats Blueseed’s boatBitcoin seed investment firm BitAngels has invested in a seafaring community of entrepreneurs called Blueseed. 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. Does Google Wallet’s slow adoption bode badly for […]

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20 June 2013

Headlines KnCMiner readies ASIC customer listOver the next few days, KnCMiner will be informing several hundred lucky customers who is to get its ASIC miner units first. Bitcoin blockchain grows to 8GBThe blockchain, the ledger of all bitcoin transactions, has now reached a portly 8GB in size. Thomson Reuters publishes white paper on digital currencies […]

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19 June 2013

Headlines First of Butterfly Lab’s BitForce 500 GH/s mining rigs seen in operationThe first of Butterfly Lab’s BitForce 500 GH/s has been seen in operation. Green address – the solution to slow Bitcoin transactions?One of the reasons why Bitcoin has experienced success over other digital currencies is its ability to overcome what is known as […]

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18 June 2013

Headlines Analyst predicts final chapter for Amazon CoinsAmazon Coins are only two months old, but one analyst is already forecasting their potential demise. 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 […]

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17 June 2013

Headlines Top nine bitcoin tweets – June 10-17, 2013CoinDesk looks at the top bitcoin tweets of the week Could hackers turn your TV into a zombie bitcoin miner?Experts say that your Smart TV could be hacked and made to mine bitcoins. So could your PC’s browser, for that matter. But how efficient would they be? […]

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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 New prepaid credit card funded by bitcoinsThe Bitcoin Card is a prepaid credit card that can be funded via bitcoin. Bitcoin100’s dilemma: Too many bitcoins, not enough charityDmitry Murashchik is faced with quite the problem. He’s sitting on more than $30,000 (US) in bitcoins, just waiting to dole them out, but everyone thinks he’s […]

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13 June 2013

Headlines 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. Open-source Blender Foundation now welcomes bitcoinsThe Blender Foundation, which is behind the free and open-source 3D computer graphics program Blender, has joined the community of websites that accept bitcoin […]

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12 June 2013

Headlines Bridgewalker: the fast Bitcoin wallet for AndroidA brand new mobile Bitcoin wallet called Bridgewalker hit the market promising to better bridge the gap between dollars and Bitcoin. 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 […]

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11 June 2013

Headlines How to choose a bitcoin exchangeIf you’re looking to buy and trade Bitcoins, this article will show you what you need to know when choosing a Bitcoin exchange. 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 […]

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10 June 2013

Headlines Feathercoin hit by massive attackFeathercoin has been hit by a massive attack that saw its hashrate multiply 7.5 times. 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 well as what […]

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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. How anonymous is Bitcoin?Bitcoin is both anonymous, and completely transparent. Here’s how people can work out what you’re doing with your bitcoins – and how to stop them. Apple to […]

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6 June 2013

Headlines How Green is Bitcoin?We look at the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining and whether the the energy costs justify the rewards. Exponential leap in Bitcoin hash ratesBitcoin has just seen its biggest jump in hash rates and accompanying difficulty of cryptogrphic calculations How to get verified at Mt. GoxWe explain how to have your […]

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5 June 2013

Headlines Butterfly Labs launches new charity while still behind on shipmentsButterfly Labs announced they have started a charity to help the Bitcoin community, but everybody just wants to know when they will finally get their ASIC. FinCEN quizzed on mining regsDo FinCEN’s regulations apply to miners? One US-based firm wants to find out, and has […]

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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. US Federal Reserve investigating online banking potential risksThe United States Federal reserve is studying the impact of online payment options such as PayPal and Bitcoin to determine potential risks associated with them The best […]

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3 June 2013

Headlines Bitmessage is the Bitcoin of online communicationBitmessage is a protocol that implements some of the ideas of Bitcoin into communications. Virginia compliance issue leads FastCash4Bitcoins to suspend serviceTangible Cryptography says it is suspending new purchases of bitcoins through its FastCash4Bitcoins service while it tries to resolve a compliance issue. Feds Shut Down Bitcoin (And […]

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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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