31 July 2013

Headlines 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. BTCTurk becomes the first Turkish lira-to-bitcoin exchangeBitcoin has taken hold in a number of countries of late, with the latest being Turkey.

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30 July 2013

Headlines BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem to banks: “We want to work with you”BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem extended a friendly hand to banks at the Inside Bitcoins conference. 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. Altcoin partnership UNOCS launches Bridge […]

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29 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin debit card iBTCard will offer lower processing fees for merchantsA new way to pay by bitcoin is on the horizon, a bitcoin debit card called iBTCard. Reviewed: Bitcoin apps for iPhone, Android and Windows PhoneCoinDesk takes a look at the top bitcoin apps that are currently available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. […]

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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-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. 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. 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 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. 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 […]

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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 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. Old Shoreditch […]

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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. 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 […]

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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. 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. Altcoins to take centre stage […]

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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 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 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 Instawallet closes claims process and Bitcoin-24 encounters problems in PolandInstawallet has officially closed its claims process and Bitcoin-24 has some news for its customers. 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 the […]

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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. New company Krater offers rigs built with Avalon ASICs either from its stock or yoursKrater is offering a clone of the Avalon ASIC mining rig that contains […]

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10 July 2013

Headlines 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 are final. Bitcoin and M-Pesa: Why money in Kenya has gone digitalBitcoin has major potential in Africa. But you might not realize how important electronic money already is […]

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9 July 2013

Headlines 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 securelyB1txr allows users to provide their bitcoin address as a way to securely receive email. Kipochi launches M-Pesa integrated bitcoin wallet in AfricaKipochi is now enabling […]

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8 July 2013

Headlines HMRC: UK bitcoin exchanges don’t have to register under money laundering regulationsBitcoin exchanges operating in the UK do not have to register with HM Revenue & Customs under money laundering regulations. 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. […]

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6 July 2013

Headlines 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. Why Edward Snowden should be using bitcoinsNo bank accounts? No credit cards? Snowden could use bitcoin in order to survive.

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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 Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox resumes US dollar withdrawals after two-week hiatusMt. Gox has announced US dollar withdrawals have resumed following temporary suspension while testing its new transaction processing system. 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. […]

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3 July 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation issues response to cease and desist warningBitcoin Foundation has challengingly responded to the cease and desist letter it was sent by the state of California. 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 Winklevoss twins file for $20 Million IPO of bitcoin trust fundThe Winklevoss twins filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) for a bitcoin investment fund Tuur Demeester: Bitcoin ‘is the solution to financial dissatisfaction’ #BTCLondonModern society is becoming increasingly dissatisfied with mainstream financial systems and currencies, Tuur Demeester explained at Bitcoin London […]

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1 July 2013

Headlines Min.io joins the bitcoin-for-digital-content partyAnother bitcoin-based site has launched, enabling digital content creators to sell their wares. 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. Bitcoin ATM to be demonstrated at Bitcoin LondonAt tomorrow’s Bitcoin London […]

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