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 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 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, which lets you transfer bitcoins directly from your mobile. Bittylicious makes buying bitcoins fast in the UKWe interview Marc Warne from Bittylicious – a […]

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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. 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. Has the […]

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24 June 2013

Headlines CoinJar Q&A: “Bitcoin represents the power of choice”Asher Tan tells us what makes CoinJar different to other bitcoin wallets and what he believes is the biggest challenge for the digital currency. Bitcoins seized by Drug Enforcement AgencyThe US Drug Enforcement Administration has posted a notice stating that it seized bitcoins from an individual for […]

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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 Does Google Wallet’s slow adoption bode badly for bitcoin?Google is having issues getting people to actually use Wallet. Will bitcoin face the same issues in becoming a conventional payment method? 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 […]

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20 June 2013

Headlines Mt. Gox temporarily suspends USD withdrawalsMt. Gox, which handles 69% of all bitcoin transactions, has suspended US dollar withdrawals for two weeks in order to make technical improvements. Bitcoin blockchain grows to 8GBThe blockchain, the ledger of all bitcoin transactions, has now reached a portly 8GB in size. KnCMiner readies ASIC customer listOver the […]

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19 June 2013

Headlines 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 the double-spend problem. IRS targets bitcoinThose trading in digital currency in the US will soon be given more guidance on their tax reporting requirements. […]

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18 June 2013

Headlines 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. Draper ‘entrepreneur heroes’ University welcomes tuition in bitcoinsIt’s no wonder that Draper University of Heroes, based in Silicon Valley, is the first school to accept fees for tuition in bitcoins. […]

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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 Mt. Gox publishes ad in G8 magazineMt. Gox has published a large advert in the official magazine of the G8. Could hackers turn […]

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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. Bitcoin in business: Buyer’s Best FriendAdam Sah, CEO of Buyer’s Best Friend, tells us the highs and lows of using bitcoin in his San-Francisco retail stores Firmcoin – a new physical form of bitcoinFirmcoin is […]

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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. Open-source Blender Foundation […]

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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. Bitcoiners Down Under: Crypto-currency in AustraliaAustralian Bitcoiners struggle to build a cryptocurrency community Down Under. Xbox axes virtual currency ‘Points’ in favor of credit, gift cardsMicrosoft will […]

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11 June 2013

Headlines Israeli banks resisting bitcoin exchangesCoinDesk reports on how Israeli banks are resiting exchanges with virtual currencies. 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. Fertility doc helps couple conceive first-ever ‘Bitcoin baby’How gung-ho a […]

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10 June 2013

Headlines Feathercoin launches eBay-style auction marketplaceFeathercoin, the Litecoin-based altcurrency, has launched an eBay-style marketplace to facilitate the sale of physical items via Feathercoins. 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 […]

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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 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. $200 Million credit card fraud highlights Bitcoin’s securityLaw enforcement officials have busted an alleged global credit card fraud ring that amassed $200 million (US) in charges. […]

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6 June 2013

Headlines China’s romance with Bitcoin continuesWhy is China’s interest in Bitcoin growing? The country’s increased interest in the currency has shown no signs of abating over the past couple of months. How Green is Bitcoin?We look at the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining and whether the the energy costs justify the rewards. Beware of Mt.Gox […]

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5 June 2013

Headlines The futility of regulating BitcoinBitcoin is likely to face government regulation in the next few years, but how effective will it be and who will it hurt? FinCEN quizzed on mining regsDo FinCEN’s regulations apply to miners? One US-based firm wants to find out, and has asked the regulatory body to clarify. Ripple turns […]

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4 June 2013

Headlines WM-Center e-currency exchange seized by US governmentE-currency exchange WM-Center has had its domain seized by the United States Global Illicit Financial Team. 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. The best Bitcoin […]

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3 June 2013

Headlines 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. Feds Shut Down Bitcoin (And Other Stupid Headlines)Mainstream media would have you believe that Bitcoin is under constant threat of shut down. Find out why that’s completely absurd. Feathercoin […]

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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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