31 July 2013

Headlines BTCTurk becomes the first Turkish lira-to-bitcoin exchangeBitcoin has taken hold in a number of countries of late, with the latest being Turkey. Marketplace Bitcoin.de registers with Germany’s financial regulator BaFinBitcoin Deutschland GmbH will be registered with BaFin, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, from 7th August.

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30 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin industry leaders launch DATA, a self-regulatory body for digital currenciesBitcoin’s finest have launched a self-regulatory group. Will it be enough to mitigate regulatory pains? W3C advocates currency-agnostic, browser-based web payment standardA representative working with the Web’s standards body envisioned a web-based payments standard at Inside Bitcoins today. BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem to banks: […]

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29 July 2013

Headlines Bank of Thailand allegedly declares bitcoin illegal, Thai exchange suspends tradingDid the Bank of Thailand really just make bitcoin illegal? If so, at least some exchanges are still trading. Why is bitcoin so susceptible to fraud?As more real money pours into bitcoin, it seems that the potential for and risk of fraud increase. Reviewed: […]

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28 July 2013

Headlines Scams, fraud and banking: Why bitcoin still has challenges beyond regulationDaniel Cawrey examines the non-regulation issues associated with bitcoin, such as fraud and dispute resolution.

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27 July 2013

Headlines What the past and future mean for regulating bitcoin exchanges in the USKen Abe reviews the regulation and compliance challenges faced by bitcoin exchanges in the US.

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26 July 2013

Headlines Uniting the globe, reigniting old scams, and the power of hungry geeksAn Israeli, an Afghani and an Iranian walk into a bar, and John Law gets hungry for bitcoin-powered noodles. Bitcoin payment processor BIPS abandons Mt. Gox for BitstampBitcoin payment processor BIPS has thrown out its traditional exchange provider, Mt. Gox, in favour of […]

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25 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin activists propose hard fork to Bitcoin to keep it anonymous and regulation-freeTwo anonymous authors have published what amounts to a manifesto for preserving decentralized control in Bitcoin. Bitcoin venture funding is higher when bitcoin prices are north of $100The higher the bitcoin price, the more funding that seems to pour out of VCs […]

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24 July 2013

Headlines Bitstamp bitcoin trading volume overtakes leading exchange Mt. Gox for first timeBitstamp has revealed itself as a serious contender for the title of the world’s most popular bitcoin exchange. Feathercoin enthusiasts celebrate pub meetup by testing merchant interfaceLast Saturday saw the first meetup for UK-based cryptocurrency Feathercoin at the Oxford Blue pub in Oxford. […]

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23 July 2013

Headlines SEC charges Texas man for defrauding investors in bitcoin Ponzi schemeThe SEC has charged Trendon Shavers with defrauding investors in a Ponzi scheme known as Bitcoin Savings and Trust. BitFantasy is an MMORPG in which players can trade virtual items for bitcoinBitFantasy is a new online role playing game in which players can trade […]

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22 July 2013

Headlines Afghanistan’s first recorded bitcoin transaction?Robert Viglione makes possibly the first recorded bitcoin transaction in Afghanistan. CoinAva allows Iranians to buy and sell bitcoinsCitizens of Iran now have their own bitcoin market website, CoinAva, to buy and sell bitcoins. Inside Butterfly Labs: The ASIC bitcoin mining arms raceCoinDesk visits Butterfly Labs and looks at the […]

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19 July 2013

Headlines Trezor shield turns Raspberry Pi’s into bitcoin walletsTrezor has announced a Raspberry Pi accessory that will turn it into a Trezor wallet. Bitcoin Foundation: ‘FinCEN should clarify all virtual currency transactions aren’t inherently suspect’The Bitcoin Foundation has written a letter to FinCEN asking it to clarify virtual currency transactions aren’t inherently suspect. Bitcoin gambler […]

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18 July 2013

Headlines Discount code and Primecoin mining enthusiasm cause cloud server overloadMiners of Primecoin, a new digital currency, caused DigitalOcean, a cloud server provider, to restrict sign ups. Bitcoin company acquisitions begin: Gambling site SatoshiDice sells for $11.5 Million (126,315 BTC)Blockchain-based betting game SatoshiDice has been sold for 126,315 BTC, which is currently worth around $11.5 […]

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17 July 2013

Headlines Altcoins to take centre stage at Feathercoin meetup in OxfordA Feathercoin meetup is being held in a pub in Oxford, England, this weekend. Bitcoinkit.framework to power Grabhive and other OSX/iOS Bitcoin appsA new bitcoin-focused open-source development framework for Mac and iOS developers has been announced. Inside Butterfly Labs: The challenges of producing bitcoin mining […]

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16 July 2013

Headlines UK bitcoin regulation to be discussed at London Bitcoin Focus eventNext week will see London play host to a new digital currency meet-up called Bitcoin Focus. Will bitcoin ever be used for gas pumps, parking meters and pool tables?A Portland hardware hacker wants to put bitcoins in your local laundromat. It’s a loftier goal […]

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15 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik on altcoins, ASICs and bitcoin usabilityJeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin’s core developers, shares his thoughts on alternative currencies, ASIC miners, and bitcoin usability. Bitcoin Foundation forms committees for legal defence and regulationThe Bitcoin Foundation has created three legal committees to offer help and guidance to those involved in digital currency.

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14 July 2013

Headlines Do we need Satoshi Nakamoto’s face on a physical bitcoin?Could Satoshi Nakomoto one day hold as much esteem as Sir Isaac Newton in the field of monetary management?

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13 July 2013

Headlines BitInstant temporarily shuts down service to work on next upgradeBitInstant, the international bitcoin payment processor, has temporarily shut while the next version of the service is worked on. The 6 weirdest alternative currency stories everCoinDesk takes a look at some of the weirdest alternative currency stories over the past few years.

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12 July 2013

Headlines Coinbase opens instant bitcoin transfers for verified customersThe bitcoin wallet platform, CoinBase, has now enabled instant bitcoin purchases. Users will have to undergo identity verification. Feathercoin, PhenixCoin and Worldcoin partner to form UNOCS, the United Open Currencies Solutions groupFeathercoin, PhenixCoin and Worldcoin have partnered to form United Open Currency Solutions (UNOCS). Taxing, hacking and […]

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11 July 2013

Headlines CoinMade is a new bitcoin merchant directory by the CoinJar teamThe team behind CoinJar have launched a community site, CoinMade, listing merchants who accept bitcoin as payment. Germany’s Bitcoin.de and Fidor Bank AG form partnershipGerman bitcoin marketplace bitcoin.de and Fidor Bank AG have formed a large-scale partnership. Pirate Bay founder seeks bitcoin funding for […]

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10 July 2013

Headlines US law firm Nesenoff & Miltenberg accepts payment in bitcoinManhattan law firm Nesenoff & Miltenberg is now offering its clients the opportunity to pay their fees in bitcoin. Bitcoin ASIC builder Terrahash changes refund policy and refuses customerTerrahash has changed its refund policy. The company’s FAQ has been updated to say that all orders […]

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9 July 2013

Headlines Jon Matonis named Bitcoin Foundation’s new executive directorJon Matonis has been named as the new executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, taking over from Peter Vessenes. Crowdfunding campaign launched by New York-based bitcoin exchange AtlasA New York-based bitcoin exchange called Atlas Inc. has launched a crowdfunding campaign. B1txr sends email to your bitcoin address […]

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8 July 2013

Headlines Firmcoin: The reprogrammable physical bitcoin token explainedWe interview Sergio Lerner, the inventor of Firmcoin to find out more about the physical bitcoin token. Bill-splitting service BillPin adds support for bitcoinBillPin is an app for splitting bills with friends. It has just added 40 more currencies including bitcoin. Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor begins refunding US dollars […]

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6 July 2013

Headlines Why Edward Snowden should be using bitcoinsNo bank accounts? No credit cards? Snowden could use bitcoin in order to survive. The rise of Bitcoin: Bitcoin London’s investors and entrepreneursThe FT’s Maija Palmer reports from Bitcoin London and goes to buy her first (fraction) of a Bitcoin.

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5 July 2013

Headlines Litecoin targeted by trojan malwareA security firm has published a report showing malware aimed at stealing Litecoin wallet files. Fighting the good fight with bitcoinThe Bitcoin Foundation comes out guns blazing against the state of California, and John Law theorises about the Vatican’s secret bitcoin-mining operation. Stanford University startups course: Build a bitcoin crowdfunding […]

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4 July 2013

Headlines Physical bitcoin producer Bitbill applies for cold storage patentA patent for storing digital currency such as bitcoin in a physical token has been filed by Bitbill founder Douglas Feigelson. Micropayment tipping system Flattr adds bitcoin supportFlattr, the content creation micropayment service, has just announced that it will allow users to fund their account with […]

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3 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin: the inter-galactic currency of the future?With space travel soon to be on the increase, has bitcoin got what it takes to be the inter-galactic currency of the future? OpenCoin: Ripple users can send payments to bitcoin addressesAt Bitcoin London yesterday OpenCoin announced that Ripple users can now make bitcoin payments directly from the […]

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2 July 2013

Headlines What does the future hold for bitcoin regulation? #BTCLondonA panel of bitcoin and legal experts discussed the hot topic of regulation and digital currency today at the Bitcoin London conference. Tuur Demeester: Bitcoin ‘is the solution to financial dissatisfaction’ #BTCLondonModern society is becoming increasingly dissatisfied with mainstream financial systems and currencies, Tuur Demeester explained […]

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1 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin client Bitcoinj implements bitcoin micropaymentsBitcoin client Bitcoinj has implemented a fully functioning micropayments channel, which will allow a stream of small-scale payments to be sent. Min.io joins the bitcoin-for-digital-content partyAnother bitcoin-based site has launched, enabling digital content creators to sell their wares. Bitcoin ATM to be demonstrated at Bitcoin LondonAt tomorrow’s Bitcoin London […]

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