31 October 2013

Headlines Circle launches with $9 Million from Jim Breyer, Accel and General Catalyst in biggest ever bitcoin fundingCircle announced today it has raised $9m to bring easy-to-use bitcoin payment services to businesses and consumers. Banking innovation depends on bitcoinWith one firm swoop, banks could eliminate the threat from Apple, Google, and PayPal by embracing bitcoin. […]

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30 October 2013

Headlines FBI proves seizing bitcoins isn’t the same as owning themThe FBI might have seized Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road bitcoins, but that doesn’t mean they can access them. Australian crowdfunding site Pozible accepts bitcoinDown-under crowdfunding site Pozible is now accepting bitcoin donatoins for projects in addition to fiat. Malware gang steals $1.4 Million and sets […]

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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. BitPay processes $1 Million bitcoin order for Butterfly LabsBitPay has processed its largest ever single transaction – $1m for bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Butterfly Labs. This […]

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28 October 2013

Headlines 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. Coinbase aims to become the Gmail of bitcoinCoinbase is like a bubble inside bitcoin, with extra, value-added features. But what about regulation? First Australian photography studio to […]

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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. Bitcoin Core Development Update #5 brings better transaction fees and embedded dataForthcoming updates to bitcoin software will make for less confusion over transaction fees, and the ability […]

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24 October 2013

Headlines How “dumb mistakes” can lead to costly bitcoin lossesHow carelessness, typographical errors and software design can cost you thousands of dollars in bitcoin. Software firm buys Africa’s largest bitcoin exchangePopular African bitcoin exchange BitX has been snapped up less than a year after it was founded. Swedish bank freezes customer’s account after she sells […]

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23 October 2013

Headlines SoftTouch POS helps restaurants turn bitcoins into dollarsRestaurant electronic solutions maker SoftTouch POS is integrating bitcoin into its flagship point-of-sale payment system. Bitmarkers wants to move money in bitcoin for in-casino gamblingBitmarkers wants to make it easy for gamblers using brick-and-mortar casinos to move money in bitcoin. All you need to know about federal […]

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22 October 2013

Headlines 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 to accept bitcoinBIPS is now enabling over 40,000 merchants using ecommerce cart platform Bigcommerce to accept bitcoin. Win bitcoins by betting on the hash […]

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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 Pay for groceries with bitcoin via eGifter’s new Walmart giftcardPeople can now buy Walmart gift cards from eGifter using bitcoins. 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. Silk Road case could set bitcoin legal precedent […]

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

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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. LeetCoin enables skilled gamers to win bitcoinsSkilled gamers can win bitcoin via new multiplayer gaming platform LeetCoin. Chinese internet giant Baidu starts accepting bitcoinChinese search engine giant Baidu has announced it is now accepting payment in […]

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14 October 2013

Headlines Privacy and fraud dominate discussion at LA bitcoin eventPrivacy and fraud were two of the topics at a recent Los Angeles area bitcoin Meetup. 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.

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11 October 2013

Headlines 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. The first Polish businesses to accept bitcoinsBitcoin trading is becoming increasingly popular in Poland with an increasing number of companies accepting the cryptocurrency.

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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. Bitcoin seller btcQuick hits nearly $2 Million in salesCoinbase competitor btcQuick has amassed nearly $2m in sales. Dwolla shuts doors to bitcoin companies and virtual currency exchangesDwolla […]

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9 October 2013

Headlines Bitcoin: freeing coffee from the middlemenA bitcoin startup in Bali helps coffee growers remove middlemen from transactions and link more directly to end customers. 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 MiiCard aims to cut the time it takes to buy bitcoinsBittylicious and btcQuick have signed up with miiCard to cut the time it takes people to buy bitcoins. Ripple Labs now taking cash payments following deal with ZipZap and SnapSwapRipple will now accept cash thanks to a partnership between Ripple gateway SnapSwap, and ZipZap. […]

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

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3 October 2013

Headlines 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? BitcoinTalk forum hacked by ‘The Hole Seekers’Popular digital currency forum BitcoinTalk has been hacked by a group calling themselves “The Hole Seekers”. Lamassu […]

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2 October 2013

Headlines 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 missed about the ZeroAccess bitcoin mining botnet. Silk Road shut down and ‘owner’ Ross William Ulbricht arrestedSilk Road owner Ross William Ulbricht has allegedly been arrested […]

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1 October 2013

Headlines 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. Hive OSX bitcoin wallet promises app integrationA wallet for bitcoin newbies, Hive promises to breathe new life into the bitcoin platform on OSX. KnCMiner begins […]

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