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. Taking bitcoin to a whole new level: Jeremy Allaire reveals all about CircleJeremy Allaire tells us about Circle and what he […]

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30 October 2013

Headlines Robocoin launches bitcoin ATM in VancouverRobocoin has launched the first bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, aiming to get bitcoin to the masses. Malware gang steals $1.4 Million and sets up bitcoin exchange to launder itFour men used malware to steal from 150 bank accounts and created a bitcoin exchange to launder the loot. Blockchain.info user […]

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29 October 2013

Headlines UK bitcoin exchange Coinfloor opens for businessNew UK bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is banking on watertight KYC rules and constant contact with regulators. 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 […]

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28 October 2013

Headlines Coinbase aims to become the Gmail of bitcoinCoinbase is like a bubble inside bitcoin, with extra, value-added features. But what about regulation? Developers attempt to resurrect Namecoin after fundamental flaw discoveredA fatal flaw has been discovered in the Namecoin protocol, but a fix is on the way. First Australian photography studio to accept bitcoin […]

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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 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. 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. 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. SoftTouch POS helps restaurants turn bitcoins into dollarsRestaurant electronic solutions maker SoftTouch POS is integrating bitcoin into its flagship point-of-sale payment system. All you need to know about federal bitcoin law in CanadaLegal […]

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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. Win bitcoins by betting on the hash rate with FutureblockFutureblock is enabling people to bet on the volatility of the bitcoin network hash rate. BIPS enables Bigcommerce’s 40,000+ merchants […]

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21 October 2013

Headlines 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 last? 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 […]

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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. Chinese whispers, Chinese hackers and Chinese goatsJohn Law examines the impact of recent DDoS attacks, Baidu, and Google Glass on the bitcoin world. Now accepting bitcoin: Seattle-based mobile grilled cheese truckThe Cheese Wizards are […]

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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. Why the US debt crisis didn’t affect bitcoinWhy didn’t the threat of a currency default damage bitcoin? St. John’s is ‘world’s first Catholic church to accept bitcoin’The Church of […]

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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 Chinese internet giant Baidu starts accepting bitcoinChinese search engine giant Baidu has announced it is now accepting payment in bitcoin for its Jiasule service. 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 […]

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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 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 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 has announced it can no longer work with virtual currency exchanges and other bitcoin-related services. In-person bitcoin exchanges spread across the globeMore and more people are trading […]

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9 October 2013

Headlines Invoice in US dollars, get paid in bitcoins with CoinvoiceFreelancers and companies can now invoice clients in US dollars but get paid in bitcoin, thanks to Coinvoice. 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 […]

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8 October 2013

Headlines 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. 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. Silk […]

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7 October 2013

Headlines PhenixCoin in ashes after developer goes AWOLThe altcoin PhenixCoin’s developer has left the project, leaving coins frozen in the associated exchange. 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.

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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 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 Why ZeroAccess botnet stopped bitcoin miningWhat most people missed about the ZeroAccess bitcoin mining botnet. Beefing up profits: farmer achieves 20% bitcoin salesBeef for bitcoin. Australian farmer accepts bitcoin payment for top quality, ethical beef. 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 KnCMiner begins shipping of Jupiter bitcoin mining rigsKnCMiner has finished production of its Jupiter bitcoin mining rigs and has started shipping to customers. 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 […]

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