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 Virtual currency regulatory and tax landscape unclear, say expertsLawyers, analysts, academics and government officials debated bitcoin’s regulatory implications today – and none of them seemed to agree. 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? BitInstant CEO […]

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29 July 2013

Headlines 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. 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. 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 Bitcoin payment processor BIPS abandons Mt. Gox for BitstampBitcoin payment processor BIPS has thrown out its traditional exchange provider, Mt. Gox, in favour of Bitstamp. Bitcoin-based Bitbetex wagers on peer-to-peer betting successBitbetex will offer peer-to-peer bitcoin betting, allowing anyone to bet on anything with someone else. Uniting the globe, reigniting old scams, and the […]

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25 July 2013

Headlines 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 and into bitcoin businesses. 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 […]

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24 July 2013

Headlines Israelis can now buy bitcoins in person with Bits of Gold and local exchange bureauBits of Gold has partnered with Global Money Transfer, enabling Israelis to purchase bitcoins at their local exchange bureau. Foodler bitcoin orders growing by 30 percent a monthFind out how US restaurant delivery network Foodler has made it easier to […]

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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. Litecoin founder Charles Lee on the origins and potential of the world’s second largest cryptocurrencyLitecoin’s creator Charles Lee speaks out about Mt. Gox, Bitcoin, and […]

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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 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 cheats SatoshiDice competitor Just-Dice out of 1,300 BTCA user of betting site Just-Dice gained 1,300 BTC when he took advantage of a […]

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18 July 2013

Headlines Boost’s bitcoin-heavy incubator program gets underwayBoost VC’s summer program is well underway, helping seven bitcoin-related companies to transform their ideas into working businesses. 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 million. Discount code […]

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17 July 2013

Headlines Inside Butterfly Labs: The challenges of producing bitcoin mining hardwareCoinDesk visits Butterfly Labs and reports on how they’ve managed customer expectations and why they don’t mine themselves. 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 […]

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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. Domain registrar Namecheap now accepts bitcoin with zero confirmationsNamecheap have announced that it will now take zero-confirmation bitcoin for its services. Will bitcoin ever be used for gas […]

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15 July 2013

Headlines 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. 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.

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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 The 6 weirdest alternative currency stories everCoinDesk takes a look at some of the weirdest alternative currency stories over the past few years. 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.

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12 July 2013

Headlines Taxing, hacking and the one key innovation to ensure BTC victoryVikings and core bitcoin code nurturing – John Law looks at the week’s events in the cryptocurrency world. Merchant-friendly payments: less than perfect, but better than beforeBitcoin is due for an overhaul of its payment mechanism to make it more merchant-friendly. Coinbase opens instant […]

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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. Football teams fundraise using bitcoinTwo football teams in England have chosen bitcoin as their preferred funding method as they raise money for facilities. Germany’s Bitcoin.de and Fidor […]

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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. New currency Primecoin searches for prime numbers as proof of workPrimecoin is a new digital currency that uses methods to find prime numbers as a way […]

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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. Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik on Satoshi Nakamoto and the future of BitcoinJeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin’s core developers, talks about his views on Satoshi Nakamoto and the future […]

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8 July 2013

Headlines 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 2013 video roundup: Bitcoin is the Wild WestVideo roundup of entrepreneurs, investors and speakers at last week’s Bitcoin London conference from CalvinAyre.com. HMRC: UK bitcoin exchanges don’t have to […]

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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 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 siteStanford University is offering a course to young entrepreneurs which requires them to build a bitcoin crowd funding system. […]

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4 July 2013

Headlines Bulls and bears: Why is the price of bitcoin falling?CoinDesk examines what’s behind the decline in the bitcoin price witnessed over the past six weeks. 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 bitcoin. Physical bitcoin producer […]

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3 July 2013

Headlines 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 Ripple client. 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 […]

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2 July 2013

Headlines Why Iceland should use bitcoin as its national currency #BTCLondonThe economist Sveinn Valfells has an unusual proposition: Bitcoin should become the Icelandic national currency. Coinapult, Bitstamp, LocalBitcoins, Tradehill and Kipochi discuss bitcoin growth #BTCLondonSome of the rising stars of the bitcoin world that could boost bitcoin adoption in the next few months discussed successes […]

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1 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin ATM to be demonstrated at Bitcoin LondonAt tomorrow’s Bitcoin London event, Lamassu’s bitcoin ATM will be shown for the first time in a European venue. 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 […]

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