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. 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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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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 Bitspend ceases trading due to frozen accountsBitspend has been forced to stop operations after its bank accounts were frozen for being “too high risk”. Thomson Reuters publishes white paper on digital currencies and money launderingThe Financial Action Task Force estimates money laundering at between two and five percent of global GDP, i.e. $1.38 trillion […]

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19 June 2013

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

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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. 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 […]

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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. Top nine bitcoin […]

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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 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. Firmcoin – a new physical form of bitcoinFirmcoin is a new physical representation for bitcoins, a reusable NFC card. A grave case of […]

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13 June 2013

Headlines BitInstant complaints flare up after beta site launchBitInstant customers have been complaining loudly – and in large numbers – about slow orders and responses in recent days. 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 […]

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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 PRISM’s effect on bitcoin pricesWhile Bitcoin may be a decentralised currency, it is still affected by the subjectivity of the real world. What about the effect of the PRISM program? Israeli banks resisting bitcoin exchangesCoinDesk reports on how Israeli banks are resiting exchanges with virtual currencies. Freicoin’s attempt to free the economyFreicoin wants to […]

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10 June 2013

Headlines 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 a Bitcoin world looks like. Feathercoin launches eBay-style auction marketplaceFeathercoin, the Litecoin-based altcurrency, has launched an eBay-style marketplace to […]

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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 Will Apple break the bank? – The CoinDesk Weekly ReviewJohn Law’s take on the week in digital currency, covering everything from China’s interest and Bitcoin exchange issues to Apple’s iMoney patent. Apple to create virtual currency ‘iMoney’Apple has filed a patent for ‘iMoney’ a new virtual currency and wallet, while at the same time […]

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6 June 2013

Headlines Exponential leap in Bitcoin hash ratesBitcoin has just seen its biggest jump in hash rates and accompanying difficulty of cryptogrphic calculations Beware of Mt.Gox Scam SitesA recent slew of phishing sites and advertising has been tricking users into signing up for fake Mt.Gox scam sites. Find out what to look out for. How Green […]

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5 June 2013

Headlines 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. Growth in mobile payments spells opportunity for BitcoinWith the value of mobile payment transactions expected to reach $721 billion (US) globally by 2017, the slice of the pie for […]

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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. The best Bitcoin videos, infographics and podcastsCoinDesk presents you with a bumper package of educational material that will help those who struggle to understand the Bitcoin protocol US Federal Reserve investigating online banking potential […]

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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. 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. […]

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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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