30 August 2013

Headlines Tradehill halts bitcoin trading due to IAFCU “operational and regulatory issues”Tradehill’s CEO has confirmed the bitcoin exchange platform has suspended trading due to issues with its bank. Bitcoin: a hopeful start, a stunning spurt, and what the Romans didTwerking, increasing mining activity, and the Bitcoin Foundation at Capitol Hill have all got John Law […]

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29 August 2013

Headlines CoinMKT altcurrency exchange to launch public beta next weekCoinMKT, a new cyrptocurrency exchange, is launching its public beta on 3rd September. What will gambling do to the bitcoin block chain?Will large numbers of small gambling transactions bloat the bitcoin block chain? Not if they’re kept mostly off of it.

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28 August 2013

Headlines Feathercoin secures its block chain with advanced checkpointingFeathercoin has announced advanced checkpointing in its block chain to protect against 51% attacks. Bitcoin Foundation sets the record straight at Capitol HillThe Bitcoin Foundation educated US policy makers about digital currency in a meeting in Washington DC’s Capitol Hill yesterday. Bitcoin enters Oxford Dictionaries OnlineBitcoin has […]

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27 August 2013

Headlines Coinbase waives fees for businesses’ first $1 Million of salesCoinBase is scrapping processing fees for merchants until they make £1m worth of sales. CoinTerra cuts price of TerraMiner IV bitcoin mining rigCoinTerra has officially launched and announced a price cut on its main 28nm bitcoin miner. Bitmine to drop 4PH/s of ASIC power onto […]

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25 August 2013

Headlines Federal agency representatives meeting to discuss bitcoinRepresentatives from a number of US federal agencies are attending a conference on Monday (26th August) to discuss bitcoin. MasterCoin to create new altcoins in Bitcoin’s block chainThe Mastercoin protocol layer gains community support to create a new generation of altcurrencies on the Bitcoin block chain.

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23 August 2013

Headlines Golden answers to your bitcoin questionsJohn Law explores Germany’s classification of bitcoin and the solution for those tired of answering their friends’ bitcoin-related questions. Alydian targets big ticket miners with Terahash hostingAlydian’s hosted mining service will be pricy on a per-GH basis, but could be produced more quickly than others.

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22 August 2013

Headlines BitShares P2P trading platform to offer dividends on bitcoinsA financial derivatives trading exchange that will also send your email securely now has Chinese VC backing. Raspberry Pi used to power bitcoin-funded WiFi hotspotA working prototype of a bitcoin-enabled WiFi hotspot built on top of the Raspberry Pi has been created. Virtual dirty money – […]

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21 August 2013

Headlines CoinDesk launches bitcoin information centreCoinDesk has launched a bitcoin information centre, with guides on everything you need to know about digital currency. Trsst to turn bitcoin addresses into blog IDs for encrypted messagingFunding is being sought by Trsst – an encrypted messaging platform that uses bitcoin wallet addresses as blog IDs. Blockchain.info issues refunds […]

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20 August 2013

Headlines Bitcoin could be a boon for porn and other high-risk merchantsCould high-risk online businesses like gambling, travel and adult entertainment sites be a useful foothold for bitcoin? Government seized $2.9 Million from bitcoin exchange Mt. GoxThe US government seized over $2.9m from a subsidiary of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, a court document has revealed.

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19 August 2013

Headlines Butterfly Labs Monarch miner announcement angers customersButterfly Labs has announced new ‘Monarch’ PCI mining equipment amid complaints surrounding their existing equipment’s shipping delays. Print paper bitcoin and litecoin wallets with PiperPaper wallets are one way to securely store bitcoins. Another solution comes in the form of Piper. Germany officially recognises bitcoin as “private money”German […]

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17 August 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Law: What US businesses need to knowBitcoin lawyer Marco Santori takes an in-depth look at state and federal regulations surrounding bitcoin businesses in the US.

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16 August 2013

Headlines The staring match between The Man and bitcoin: nobody’s blinked yetJohn Law delves into Bitcoin secrecy and subpoenas, Bloomberg’s bitcoin ticker, and Casascius coin hacking at Defcon. Living on bitcoin is a real challenge for newlywed coupleTwo newlyweds from Utah attempt to live solely on bitcoin for 90 days, filming the ‘Life on Bitcoin’ […]

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15 August 2013

Headlines Frustrated customers hit BitInstant with a class action lawsuitThree bitcoiners have filed a class action lawsuit against BitInstant claiming the company misled them. ASIC bitcoin miner arms race: the definitive CoinDesk roundupRead our in-depth roundup on ASIC miners discussing what’s available, what’s not available on the current market. Securely sell online files for bitcoin […]

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14 August 2013

Headlines US Senate committee initiates inquiry into bitcoin and virtual currenciesA US Senate committee is pressing financial regulators and law enforcement agencies for further guidance on virtual currencies.

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13 August 2013

Headlines Lavabit and Silent Circle shut down encrypted email servicesLavabit and Silent Circle have both closed down their encrypted email services to avoid sacrificing their customers’ privacy. Lamassu is now taking pre-orders for its bitcoin ATMLamassu, the makers of a bitcoin ATM that was demonstrated at Bitcoin London, are now taking pre-orders. Defcon hackers crack […]

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12 August 2013

Headlines Withdrawals from Mt. Gox: growing pains or banking bottleneck?Mt. Gox has resumed withdrawals, yet still has problems to overcome. Is it growing pains, or a banking bottleneck? CoinTap is a Canadian startup offering bitcoin gift cardsCoinTap is a Canadian startup that will sell bitcoin gift cards around the world. New York state financial regulator […]

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11 August 2013

Headlines Developers find Android flaw that makes bitcoin wallets vulnerable to theftAn Android flaw is compromising all wallets running on Google’s mobile platform. Here’s what to do.

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10 August 2013

Headlines Confirmed: Bloomberg staff are testing a bitcoin price tickerA source inside Bloomberg has privately confirmed that the company is testing a bitcoin price ticker among its staff.

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9 August 2013

Headlines What would happen to miners and merchants if the bitcoin price reached $500?How would bitcoin miners, merchants and fiat currency be affected if the value of one BTC rockets to $500? The bitcoin guide to what to do, eat, read and think on your holidayJohn Law interrupts your summer shenanigans with a ‘bitcoin holiday […]

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8 August 2013

Headlines Cointerra’s 500 Gigahash per chip bid to change ASIC marketAs more bitcoin mining rigs surface, is it better to be the best manufacturer, or first to market? Bitcoin and Soylent meal replacement: new currency meets new nutritionBitcoiners can now use their digital currency to buy the food substitute Soylent. Raspberry Pi-powered briefcase converts loose […]

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7 August 2013

Headlines Could mobile payment Lemon Network be fruitful for bitcoin?Could a processor-agnostic mobile wallet be a helpful tool for bitcoin adoption? US judge rules bitcoin ‘is a currency or form of money’A judge in Texas has ruled that bitcoin is a currency or form of money. Coinbase implements zero-fee microtransactions off the block chainCoinbase, the […]

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6 August 2013

Headlines Bitcoin is crucial for the future of free speech, say expertsBitcoin will be a valuable tool in fighting for freedom of speech on controversial websites, say experts.

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5 August 2013

Headlines Mt. Gox enhances site performance by partnering with cloud platform AkamaiMt. Gox has issued an announcement revealing a number of site and service improvements. Bitcoin Foundation funds DIY bitcoin wallet CoinpunkThe Bitcoin Foundation has awarded its second 2013 grant to Coinpunk, a DIY bitcoin wallet service. Online education site Khan Academy now accepts donations […]

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4 August 2013

Headlines Deeming bitcoin illegal in Thailand will turn it into a bitcoin black marketThe Bank of Thailand declaring bitcoin illegal makes it a likely spot for a bitcoin black market.

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2 August 2013

Headlines Bitcoin’s lessons on the bahts and the beesHeadlines this week wanted to show Thailand being idiotic, or that cryptocurrencies were in serious trouble; ideally, both. Altcurrency exchange Crypto Street converts bitcoin, litecoin and feathercoinCrypto St. is a US-based exchange focusing its attention on supporting up and coming altcurrencies. DATA reveals plans to get US […]

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1 August 2013

Headlines Shakil Khan: Bitcoin can be “money over IP”, but services must get more intuitiveIt’s time for a world of frictionless financial transactions, said Shakil Khan at the Inside Bitcoins conference. Sweet success for Bees Brothers, world’s youngest bitcoin entrepreneursThree young brothers in Utah have created a successful honey business that accepts bitcoin. How to […]

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