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. Rentalutions enables US residents to pay rent in bitcoinsA company in the US is now enabling tenants to pay their rent in bitcoins. Bitcoin: a hopeful start, […]

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29 August 2013

Headlines 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. CoinMKT altcurrency exchange to launch public beta next weekCoinMKT, a new cyrptocurrency exchange, is launching its public beta on 3rd September.

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28 August 2013

Headlines 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 made it onto Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) in the respected resource’s latest quarterly update. Feathercoin secures its block chain with advanced […]

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27 August 2013

Headlines 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 bitcoin networkSwiss firm Bitmine and HK investment house Massive Luck Investments are preparing a new generation of dynamically scalable ASICs. What happened at […]

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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 Virtual dirty money – why the Feds are circling around bitcoinUS government gets more informed on bitcoin, raising questions about what it will do next to regulate decentralised currency. 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. […]

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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 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 authorities have finally categorised bitcoin, labelling it as a “financial instrument”. Butterfly Labs Monarch miner announcement angers customersButterfly Labs has announced new ‘Monarch’ […]

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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 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. Commonwealth Bank closes CoinJar’s business and founders’ personal accountsCommonwealth Bank has closed the bank accounts of the founders of Australia-based bitcoin wallet CoinJar. 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. Defcon hackers crack physical bitcoin Casascius coinsThe Casascius coin was shown to be vulnerable to physical attack at this year’s Defcon conference. Lamassu is now taking pre-orders for […]

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12 August 2013

Headlines New York state financial regulator issues subpoenas to 22 bitcoin companiesA number of bitcoin companies in New York have been sent subpoenas by the Department of Financial Services. CoinTap is a Canadian startup offering bitcoin gift cardsCoinTap is a Canadian startup that will sell bitcoin gift cards around the world. Withdrawals from Mt. Gox: […]

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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 The bitcoin guide to what to do, eat, read and think on your holidayJohn Law interrupts your summer shenanigans with a ‘bitcoin holiday guide’; covering Soylent, Raspberry Pi’s and career prospects. Canadian startup Coin Forest is Groupon for bitcoinCoinForest is a new site that enables bitcoin users to take advantage of group discounts from […]

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8 August 2013

Headlines Raspberry Pi-powered briefcase converts loose change into bitcoinThe Defcon hacker conference saw bitcoin being sold via a briefcase, where loose change was exchanged for QR codes. Bitcoin and Soylent meal replacement: new currency meets new nutritionBitcoiners can now use their digital currency to buy the food substitute Soylent. Cointerra’s 500 Gigahash per chip bid […]

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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? Coinbase implements zero-fee microtransactions off the block chainCoinbase, the bitcoin payment processor, has announced that it will begin processing off-block chain microtransactions. US judge rules bitcoin ‘is a currency or form of money’A judge […]

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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 Bitcoin Foundation funds DIY bitcoin wallet CoinpunkThe Bitcoin Foundation has awarded its second 2013 grant to Coinpunk, a DIY bitcoin wallet service. Mt. Gox enhances site performance by partnering with cloud platform AkamaiMt. Gox has issued an announcement revealing a number of site and service improvements. Looking inside BitEnsure: Bitcoin savings account or Ponzi […]

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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 DATA reveals plans to get US government, states and banks on board with virtual currencyDATA’s founders spoke exclusively with CoinDesk about their virtual currency regulation plans for the organization. Litecoin creator Charles Lee has left Google to work at CoinbaseLitecoin’s creator Charles Lee has left Google to go and work on Coinbase full time. […]

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1 August 2013

Headlines 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 buy bitcoins in person at Buttonwood Satoshi Square and other meetupsThere are meetups for bitcoin trading all over the world. Where can you find them? What can you expect? Shakil […]

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