30 September 2013

Headlines How to get started with litecoinCoinDesk walks you through what you need to know about litecoin, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s role in the future of micropaymentsCould bitcoin hold the answer to the higher fees charged by many companies dealing in microtransactions? Shining a dim light on Dark WalletThe person who brought you […]

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27 September 2013

Headlines Earn it, stash it, fritter it away: bitcoin’s role in the journey of lifeDo cryptosalaries and bitcoin gambling mirror early hunter-gatherer lifestyles? And how relevant are Dark Wallet’s ideals, really? Germany’s government and media are bolstering bitcoin popularityBerlin has long been a hub for bitcoin, but recent regulation developments and media coverage are taking […]

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26 September 2013

Headlines SecondMarket launches Bitcoin Investment Trust, invests $2 MillionSecondMarket is now enabling people to invest in bitcoin via the Bitcoin Investment Trust. Who is right? Winklevosses for, Peter Thiel against bitcoinThe Winklevoss twins and Peter Thiel have made bullish and bearish statements about bitcoin recently. Who’s right? Australia gets new bitcoin exchange BTC MarketsNew exchange […]

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25 September 2013

Headlines What it’s actually like to get paid exclusively in bitcoinsAs more employees start to accept their salaries in bitcoin, CoinDesk takes a look at how they’re getting on. Armory and the monetization of bitcoin walletsArmory’s recent $600,000 investment begs the question, how are bitcoin wallets going to monetize?

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24 September 2013

Headlines Bitcoin exchange BTC China temporarily halts trading feesBTC China has become the world’s first major bitcoin exchange to scrap its trading commission fees. Bitcoin payment processor GoCoin to ride Singapore’s waveSingapore is attracting bitcoin entrepreneurs thanks to its booming economy and active startup network. Why bitcoin is as anonymous as you want it to […]

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23 September 2013

Headlines ‘No-wallet’ bitcoin payment app Gliph gets $200k in fundingMobile bitcoin wallet and secure messaging app Gliph has received $200,000 in funding towards its first seed round. Elizabeth Ploshay and Micky Malka elected to Bitcoin Foundation boardElizabeth Ploshay and Micky Malka have been elected to the board of the Bitcoin Foundation. Seven bitcoin startups pitch […]

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20 September 2013

Headlines Anonymous iPhone hacking and bitcoin’s three most important lettersAs a consensus forms over the ISO code for bitcoin, John Law is perplexed by Apple’s lack of wallets. Life on Bitcoin couple pays for hotel and flights in bitcoinThe Life on Bitcoin couple have overcome yet another hurdle and paid for a hotel and flights […]

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19 September 2013

Headlines Swiss politician asks government to create report on bitcoinA member of Switzerland’s federal parliament has asked the National Council to write a report on bitcoin. Ripple plan to make its software open source on September 26Ripple, OpenCoin’s decentralised payment system and currency, is to be open sourced at the end of September.

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18 September 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation presses for bitcoin campaign contributionsThe Bitcoin Foundation wants people to be able to make election campaign contributions using the cryptocurrency. Centralway Ventures invests $250k in bitcoin startup ButtercoinCompany builder Centralway is investing $250,000 in bitcoin startup Buttercoin via its new early-stage investment arm Centralway Ventures. Online game developer Bigpoint’s 330m users can […]

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17 September 2013

Headlines Bitcoin mining difficulty soars as hashing power nudges 1 PetahashThe bitcoin network is nudging 1 Petahash of hashing power. How quickly will it continue to grow? Bitcoin gaining market-based legitimacy as XBTXBT is gaining industry legitimacy as the ISO currency code for bitcoin. Will it become the official currency code? KnCMiner offers free speed […]

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16 September 2013

Headlines Bitcoin wallet Armory raises $600k in seed fundingSecure bitcoin wallet Armory has raised $600k in funding from a number of prominent investors. BitPay now has over 10,000 merchants in its payment processor networkBitPay has now helped over 10,000 merchants across the world accept payments in bitcoin. Mt. Gox countersues bitcoin incubator CoinLab for $5.5 […]

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13 September 2013

Headlines Founder of bitcoin exchange BitBox on compliance and banksCoinDesk interviewed the founder of BitBox, a bitcoin startup that hopes to be more than just an exchange. The worst swear word, a risky business, and playing by the numbersWhy is Belgium so nonchalant on bitcoin? Is Kraken right to focus on features over compliance? John […]

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11 September 2013

Headlines CoinDesk launches proprietary Bitcoin Price IndexCoinDesk has launched its Bitcoin Price Index to establish the standard retail price reference for bitcoin. Rogue transaction cripples casual bitcoin software usersA mistake made by a bitcoin wallet developer stopped people restarting their bitcoin client software this week. Belgium’s finance minister has no objection to bitcoinBelgium’s finance minister […]

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10 September 2013

Headlines Bitcoin benefits from California state amending Money Transmission ActCalifornia’s new AB786 bill amends existing law to make it friendlier to financial startups, including some bitcoin companies. Robocoin bitcoin ATMs to be installed in CanadaBitcoin ATMs are coming to five Canadian cities in the next three months. Kraken opens for trading with euros, bitcoins and […]

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9 September 2013

Headlines Jon Matonis joins the CoinDesk teamCoinDesk welcomes Bitcoin Foundation’s Executive Director Jon Matonis as a contributing editor. HashFast tapes out 400 GH/sec 28 nm mining chipGet ready for 400 GH/sec chips from HashFast. They’ll be here in late October, the firm says.

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6 September 2013

Headlines Bad secrets, why Pi is the answer, and building a regulation-proof exchangeJohn Law investigates the latest bitcoin vulnerabilities, his inability to play pool, and StrongCoin’s solution to exchange regulation. VMC closes deal for 28nm ASIC chips in 24.5 TH/sec minersVirtual Mining Corp is readying boxes that can mine up to 24.5 TH/sec. SatoshiDice hit […]

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5 September 2013

Headlines Bitcoin development team patches its own security patchBitcoin’s dev team has fixed several security flaws in the client, including two introduced by its last security patch. Feds asked if political campaigners can accept bitcoin donationsThe Federal Election Commission in the US has been asked whether bitcoin donations can be used in political campaigns.

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4 September 2013

Headlines StrongCoin is creating a distributed exchangeEncrypted online wallet service StrongCoin is promising “a Coinbase for the rest of the world”. UK policy makers discuss bitcoin regulation at 10 Downing StreetThe potential regulation of UK bitcoin companies was discussed at a meeting at the government’s headquarters, 10 Downing Street.

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3 September 2013

Headlines Raspberry Pi used in new bitcoin-operated pool tableGames room specialist Liberty Games has created a bitcoin-operated pool table that runs on Raspberry Pi. What should we do with stolen bitcoins?If we can track stolen bitcoins, should we take them out of commission, or stop them being mined? How does total value of bitcoin compare […]

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2 September 2013

Headlines Avalon’s ASIC customers offered bitcoin refunds due to delivery delaysAvalon ASIC has retracted its no-refunds policy after announcing delayed delivery of its chips. KnCMiner cuts price of Saturn and Jupiter bitcoin mining rigsKnCMiner cuts prices and offers fans the opportunity to choose the new slogan for its controller boards.

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