31 October 2013

Headlines Banking innovation depends on bitcoinWith one firm swoop, banks could eliminate the threat from Apple, Google, and PayPal by embracing bitcoin. New SatoshiDICE owner launches Tribute gameSatoshiDICE Tribute will distribute a fraction of all bets to three top-ranked players. Taking bitcoin to a whole new level: Jeremy Allaire reveals all about CircleJeremy Allaire tells […]

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30 October 2013

Headlines Blockchain.info user wins 10 BTC for opening site’s 500,000th bitcoin walletBlockchain.info has given 10 BTC to the person who opened the 500,000th bitcoin wallet on the site. Australian crowdfunding site Pozible accepts bitcoinDown-under crowdfunding site Pozible is now accepting bitcoin donatoins for projects in addition to fiat. Robocoin launches bitcoin ATM in VancouverRobocoin has […]

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29 October 2013

Headlines Bitcoin needs to advance to ‘third wave’ of startups and accept regulationCoinDesk founder Shakil Khan talks bitcoin with Nejc Kodri? and Michael Jackson at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Europe 2013. This man bought $27 of bitcoins in 2009 and they’re now worth $980kA Norwegian who man bought $27 worth of bitcoins four years ago recently discovered […]

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28 October 2013

Headlines First Australian photography studio to accept bitcoin offers 50% discountA Sydney-based photography service is offering a bargain introductory rate for customers willing to pay in bitcoin. Bitmit is still the eBay of bitcoin despite setbacksThe “eBay of bitcoin”, Bitmit, remains popular with sellers and buyers despite uncertainty over its future and occasional downtime. Developers […]

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25 October 2013

Headlines Old meets new: New Orleans antique shop accepts bitcoinAn antique shop in New Orleans is welcoming the bitcoin community, trading precious vintage goods for the digital currency. Silk Road’s anonymity helped Feds bring it downNew evidence has come to light suggesting the Feds infiltrated Silk Road long before the website was taken down. The […]

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24 October 2013

Headlines Swedish bank freezes customer’s account after she sells 5 BTCSwedbank recently froze a customer’s account after it found out about her selling five bitcoins on LocalBitcoins. Coinbase launches iOS app to buy, sell and send bitcoinBitcoin digital wallet and payment processor Coinbase has launched a mobile app platform on Apple iOS devices. Software firm […]

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23 October 2013

Headlines Scrypt-based miners and the new cryptocurrency arms raceScript-based miner manufacturers are planning to ship equipment that will speed up altcoin mining. All you need to know about federal bitcoin law in CanadaLegal expert Matthew Burgoyne reveals how the Canadian federal law applies to businesses operating in Canada’s bitcoin space. Bitmarkers wants to move money […]

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22 October 2013

Headlines Win bitcoins by betting on the hash rate with FutureblockFutureblock is enabling people to bet on the volatility of the bitcoin network hash rate. Hunger for bitcoin grows in Scandinavia as regulatory approach evolvesWith Sweden hosting a 250-delegate bitcoin conference this week, Scandinavia is building a healthy bitcoin community. BIPS enables Bigcommerce’s 40,000+ merchants […]

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21 October 2013

Headlines Tradehill open to holding more auctions as it grapples with regulationBitcoin exchange Tradehill is open to holding more mining equipment auctions after its success with first-generation Avalon ASIC units. Bitcoin price soars to highest level since April bubbleBitcoin’s price has been increasing for the past few weeks, but what’s behind this and will it […]

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20 October 2013

Headlines Black Market Reloaded back online following source code publication errorThought Silk Road was mismanaged? Black Market Reloaded just effectively published its source code online.

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18 October 2013

Headlines Now accepting bitcoin: Seattle-based mobile grilled cheese truckThe Cheese Wizards are receiving one or two bitcoin payments per hour at their mobile grilled cheese sandwich van. Pay for groceries with bitcoin via eGifter’s new Walmart giftcardPeople can now buy Walmart gift cards from eGifter using bitcoins. Chinese whispers, Chinese hackers and Chinese goatsJohn Law […]

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17 October 2013

Headlines Bitcoin meets Google Glass with in-store payment app GlassPayAn app that enables people to pay for items in bitcoin via Google Glass has been unveiled. St. John’s is ‘world’s first Catholic church to accept bitcoin’The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Goshen, NY is accepting donations in bitcoin and litecoin. Why the US […]

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16 October 2013

Headlines Crowdcurity brings crowdsourced hacker testing to bitcoinCrowdcurity wants to reward those who find security holes in bitcoin sites. Bitcoin: the solution to startups’ international banking issues?Second-hand software site Half Price Digital shows how bitcoins can help startups avoid tricky situations.

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15 October 2013

Headlines Taxi firms seek to drive bitcoin adoptionSlowly but surely, taxi drivers are starting to accept payment in bitcoin. Chinese internet giant Baidu starts accepting bitcoinChinese search engine giant Baidu has announced it is now accepting payment in bitcoin for its Jiasule service. LeetCoin enables skilled gamers to win bitcoinsSkilled gamers can win bitcoin via […]

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14 October 2013

Headlines What can bitcoin learn from the failure of ‘global’ language Esperanto?CoinDesk takes a look at Esperanto, an invented worldwide language, and the similarities it holds with digital currencies. Privacy and fraud dominate discussion at LA bitcoin eventPrivacy and fraud were two of the topics at a recent Los Angeles area bitcoin Meetup.

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11 October 2013

Headlines The first Polish businesses to accept bitcoinsBitcoin trading is becoming increasingly popular in Poland with an increasing number of companies accepting the cryptocurrency. Remote control, rank craziness and revolution 2.0John Law’s week in bitcoin: coffee commerce, Capital One chocolate coins, and UK Silk Road users arrested.

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10 October 2013

Headlines Capital One closes company’s bank account over mere mention of bitcoinCapital One has closed a bank account belonging to a company merely because it sells bitcoin merchandise. Dwolla shuts doors to bitcoin companies and virtual currency exchangesDwolla has announced it can no longer work with virtual currency exchanges and other bitcoin-related services. Bitcoin seller […]

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9 October 2013

Headlines Why do so many Chinese bitcoiners use Linux?In August, over a third of users in China downloading the bitcoin client chose the Linux version. Kraken partners with Fidor Bank to offer bitcoin trading services in the EUDigital currency exchange Kraken has forged a partnership with Fidor Bank to offer EU customers regulated bitcoin trading […]

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8 October 2013

Headlines BitPay offers new pricing plans for bitcoin payment processingBitcoin payment processor BitPay has announced three new pricing plans ranging from $30 per month to £3,000 per month. Four “significant users” of Silk Road arrested in UKFour men in the UK have been arrested over their alleged roles in the online marketplace Silk Road. MiiCard […]

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7 October 2013

Headlines SecondMarket’s bitcoin offering defines new asset classSecondMarket’s ‘Bitcoin Investment Trust’ will set the standard for best practices for bitcoin as an asset class. PhenixCoin in ashes after developer goes AWOLThe altcoin PhenixCoin’s developer has left the project, leaving coins frozen in the associated exchange.

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4 October 2013

Headlines Pilot to display bitcoin logo on glider during world’s first Mt. Everest flightThe bitcoin logo could soon be seen soaring over Mt. Everest. Sex, drugs and racks of beefNow Silk Road is offline, why not spend your spare bitcoins on ethically farmed beef and erotic bitcoin novels? Why reports of bitcoin’s death are greatly […]

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3 October 2013

Headlines BitcoinTalk forum hacked by ‘The Hole Seekers’Popular digital currency forum BitcoinTalk has been hacked by a group calling themselves “The Hole Seekers”. Silk Road fell due to a catalogue of errors by owner Ross UlbrichtSloppy behaviour and neat detective work brought down Silk Road. Just how big was it, and what happens now? Lamassu […]

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2 October 2013

Headlines Silk Road shut down and ‘owner’ Ross William Ulbricht arrestedSilk Road owner Ross William Ulbricht has allegedly been arrested and his online black market shut down. Beefing up profits: farmer achieves 20% bitcoin salesBeef for bitcoin. Australian farmer accepts bitcoin payment for top quality, ethical beef. Why ZeroAccess botnet stopped bitcoin miningWhat most people […]

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1 October 2013

Headlines Hive OSX bitcoin wallet promises app integrationA wallet for bitcoin newbies, Hive promises to breathe new life into the bitcoin platform on OSX. Free State Project members now able to pay rent in bitcoinsA property company in New Hampshire is enabling members of the Free State Project to pay rent in bitcoins. KnCMiner begins […]

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