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. Shining a dim light on Dark WalletThe person who brought you print-your-own-guns will soon bring you an easy-to-use bitcoin wallet. What’s the connection? Bitcoin’s role in the future of micropaymentsCould bitcoin hold the […]

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27 September 2013

Headlines 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 it further. TerraHash shuts down, bitcoin miners upset with 50% refundBitcoin miner manufacturer TerraHash has told Bitcointalk forum members that it is shuttering its doors. Customers are angry. Earn it, […]

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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 Armory and the monetization of bitcoin walletsArmory’s recent $600,000 investment begs the question, how are bitcoin wallets going to monetize? 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.

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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. Why bitcoin is as anonymous as you want it to beCoinDesk examines how anonymous bitcoin is and could be. Bitcoin payment processor GoCoin to ride Singapore’s waveSingapore is attracting bitcoin entrepreneurs […]

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23 September 2013

Headlines Seven bitcoin startups pitch for funding at Boost VC demo dayCoinDesk takes a look at seven of the newest bitcoin startups seeking funding at the Boost VC Demo Day. Elizabeth Ploshay and Micky Malka elected to Bitcoin Foundation boardElizabeth Ploshay and Micky Malka have been elected to the board of the Bitcoin Foundation. ‘No-wallet’ […]

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20 September 2013

Headlines 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 in bitcoin. Canadian Royal Mint to test ‘MintChip’ payment systemMintChip could revolutionize the way that Canadians pay for things, if the Royal Mint ever releases it. Anonymous […]

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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 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. Bitcoin Foundation presses for bitcoin campaign contributionsThe Bitcoin Foundation wants people to be able to make election campaign contributions using the cryptocurrency. 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 Two new Bitcoin ASIC Miners : Scam or Real?As we are all aware of, if you want to keep on mining in the Bitcoin universe, you’ll need an ASIC miner sooner or later , if you want to be profitable that is. We’ve been through a passage of USB ASIC miners (the Block Erupters) […]

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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. Israeli government reportedly mulling bitcoin taxThe Israeli Tax Authority is said to be considering ways to tax profits made on bitcoin. CoinTerra and HashFast flesh out ASIC miner […]

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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. Kraken opens for trading with euros, bitcoins and litecoinsKraken, a new bitcoin exchange has come out of beta. We spoke to the CEO to find out more. Robocoin […]

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9 September 2013

Headlines 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. Jon Matonis joins the CoinDesk teamCoinDesk welcomes Bitcoin Foundation’s Executive Director Jon Matonis as a contributing editor.

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6 September 2013

Headlines 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. 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. SatoshiDice hit […]

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5 September 2013

Headlines 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. 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.

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4 September 2013

Headlines 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. StrongCoin is creating a distributed exchangeEncrypted online wallet service StrongCoin is promising “a Coinbase for the rest of the world”.

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3 September 2013

Headlines 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? 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. How does total value of bitcoin compare […]

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2 September 2013

Headlines 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. 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.

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