30 August 2013

Headlines 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 excited this week. 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 […]

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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 What happened at the US regulators’ bitcoin meeting?The Bitcoin Foundation’s meeting with a number of US government departments yesterday was productive and encouraging. 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. Coinbase waives fees […]

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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 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. 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.

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22 August 2013

Headlines 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 – 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. […]

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21 August 2013

Headlines Blockchain.info issues refunds to bitcoin theft victimsBlockchain.info is offering refunds to users who had bitcoins stolen as a result of a recent flaw. 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. CoinDesk launches […]

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20 August 2013

Headlines 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. 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?

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19 August 2013

Headlines 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’ 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 […]

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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 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’ documentary. Google patches Android flaw that led to bitcoin heistGoogle released an advisory for the Android flaw that led to the theft of thousands of dollars in […]

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15 August 2013

Headlines 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. Frustrated customers hit BitInstant with a class action lawsuitThree bitcoiners have filed a class action lawsuit against BitInstant claiming the company misled them. Securely sell online files for bitcoin with CoinLockCoinLock, […]

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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 Canadian startup Coin Forest is Groupon for bitcoinCoinForest is a new site that enables bitcoin users to take advantage of group discounts from bitcoin-friendly merchants. 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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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7 August 2013

Headlines Coinbase implements zero-fee microtransactions off the block chainCoinbase, the bitcoin payment processor, has announced that it will begin processing off-block chain microtransactions. 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 […]

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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. Online education site Khan Academy now accepts donations in bitcoinThe Khan Academy now supports donations in bitcoins, using Coinbase’s merchant tools. Looking inside BitEnsure: Bitcoin savings account or Ponzi scheme?BitEnsure claims to […]

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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. 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. […]

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1 August 2013

Headlines 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? Sweet success for Bees Brothers, world’s youngest bitcoin entrepreneursThree young brothers in Utah have created a successful honey business that accepts bitcoin. Shakil […]

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