30 November 2013

Headlines US Regulators: the World’s Bitcoin Police?FinCEN’s desire to regulate cryptocurrencies like bitcoin may see China “eat the USA’s lunch”. British Island Wants to Make Physical Bitcoins with UK Royal Mint DealA tiny island in the English Channel, Alderney, wants to become a bitcoin financial services center. Roger Ver, ‘Bitcoin Jesus’, Makes Largest Ever Bitcoin […]

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29 November 2013

Headlines No Hiding Place in Bitcoin, Real Mining for Virtual Cash, and the Wrong Sort of FunAs the highest-value bitcoin transaction occurs, a Welsh resident searches a landfill for his £4m hard drive. UK Bitcoin-Buying Service Bittylicious Adds FeathercoinBittylicious, a UK platform that supplies buyers with bitcoins at a premium price, will sell feathercoins in […]

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28 November 2013

Headlines CoinMap: Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants Increased 81% in NovemberThe number of merchants accepting bitcoin has rocketed, according to statistics from CoinMap. ZeroBlock Bitcoin App Expands Onto AndroidSince bitcoin’s recent surge in popularity, ZeroBlock has decided to expand its app onto the Android platform. 10 BTC Reward Offered for Fix of Bitcoin Wallet Bug on MacsCore developers […]

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27 November 2013

Headlines KnCMiner Announces 2TH/s Bitcoin ASIC MinerThe date is November 26th, 2013 and KnCMiner, the Swedish ASIC Mining company has announced their newest line of 20nm ASIC miners for pre-order.  Currently, only previous customers can pre-order these new miners and they won’t be available to the public for another three weeks. Read CoinDesk’s coverage here. […]

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26 November 2013

Headlines Wagepoint’s Bitcoin Payroll Service Hits Canada Next WeekOnline payroll management firm Wagepoint plans to launch a bitcoin-based payroll service in the US and Canada. Plug and Play to Host Event With Bitcoin Leaders and StartupsAnother accelerator program is looking for bitcoin-related startups in Silicon Valley, with ambitions to fund bitcoin startups globally. US Federal […]

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25 November 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Derivatives Platform BTC.sx Surpasses $13.5 Million in TradesBTC.sx predicted the market’s need for bitcoin derivatives. The platform now has over 2,000 registered traders. Coinsetter’s New Funding Round Almost CompleteNew York-based exchange Coinsetter is close to completing an interim funding round twice the size of its April investment. Exante’s Bitcoin Fund Reports YTD Performance […]

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23 November 2013

Headlines Korean Startup Coinplug Raises $400k, Half in Bitcoin, Half in FiatKorean wallet startup Coinplug takes bitcoin for half its $400,000 seed round investment. 194,993 BTC transaction worth $147 Million sparks mystery and speculationBitcoin internet hangouts were buzzing today after noticing someone had shifted 194,993 BTC in one transaction. Sweden and Norway to add Bitcoin […]

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22 November 2013

Headlines Richard Branson Supports Bitcoin, Accepts it for Space Travel  The long list of things that you can spend your Bitcoins on is growing every day. Today the news is from Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire of Virgin! fame.  Richard Branson revealed that he has long been a holder of Bitcoin, and his company Virgin […]

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21 November 2013

Headlines Pay in Bitcoin for a Plot in Chilean Libertarian ParadiseYou can now pay in bitcoin for a plot in Galt’s Gulch Chile, a self-sustaining libertarian community. Bitcoin Auction Site Puts Itself Up for Sale After Theft of 15 BitcoinsBitcoin auction site Bitmit has been deactivated and is being sold to the highest bidder. University […]

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20 November 2013

Headlines Litecoin Spikes to $200 Million Market Capitalization in Five HoursLitecoin caught the market’s attention earlier this year when it spiked approximately 10,000% in a few weeks. Over $1 Million Raised for Bail of Alleged Silk Road Owner Ross UlbrichtFriends and family of Ross Ulbricht have raised more than $1m bail money for the alleged […]

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19 November 2013

Headlines Sinister New Site ‘Assassination Market’ Enables Users to Contribute Bitcoins for Murder of US OfficialsAn anonymous Assassination Market has recently launched with six targets submitted, with bitcoin donations. Balanced Regulation Could Help the Good in Bitcoin Overcome the BadCrime is giving bitcoin a bad name. Could regulation help bitcoin fulfil its potential? Bitstamp Suffers […]

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18 November 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Plays Down Silk Road Connection at Senate HearingParticipants will reveal differing opinions on anonymity and Silk Road at a key Senate bitcoin hearing on Monday. Bitcoin Wallet App Developer Hive Purchases Android App BridgewalkerHive, a company that developed a stylized bitcoin wallet for Mac OS X, has acquired Android bitcoin app Bridgewalker. […]

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16 November 2013

Headlines Federal Agency Responses Reveal US Government Attitudes to BitcoinThe US Senate committee has revealed the responses it received to its previous requests for information on virtual currencies. US has Already Ceded Dominance in Bitcoin TradingLess than 2% of worldwide bitcoin trading and real-time market making occurs within US jurisdiction.

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15 November 2013

Headlines Apple Removes Coinbase From App Store Less Than a Month After LaunchThe Coinbase iOS app has been removed from the Apple App Store less than a month after its launch. Lock Up Your Lucre, the Best Democracy Bitcoins Can Buy, and Liquid Asset ConversionJohn Law advises keeping your bitcoin safe, ponders bitcoin funding for […]

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14 November 2013

Headlines New York state is considering issuing ‘BitLicenses’ to bitcoin businessesNew York’s financial regulator will hold a hearing on virtual currency and consider a specific license for bitcoin businesses. Coinsetter launches private beta to ‘make bitcoin trading quicker and more flexible’Coinsetter has launched a service supporting international users, with US clients restricted to derivative trading. […]

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13 November 2013

Headlines Bitcoin’s cruel world: scams, thefts and the FBI’s influenceWe look at the recent scams and hacks that have caused people to lose a lot of bitcoins. FEC proposes rule allowing political campaigns to receive bitcoin donationsThe US Federal Elections Commission is proposing a measure that would allow election campaigns to accept bitcoin donations.

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12 November 2013

Headlines Online payment network Ripple Labs receives $3.5 Million in new fundingDecentralised online payment network Ripple Labs has received a further $3.5m in funding. Winklevoss twins: bitcoin could hit market cap of $400 BillionThey believe the market cap could reach 100 times higher than it is right now. Bitcoin-accepting Subway sandwich shop discovered in the […]

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11 November 2013

Headlines itBit raises $3.25 Million to build finance-grade bitcoin trading platformThe new virtual currency exchange has raised $3.25m, bringing its total funding to-date to $5.5m. Bitcoin exchange BTC China experiences all-time price highChinese bitcoin exchange BTC China hit its all-time high at the weekend, trading bitcoin at ¥1,978 each. US Homeland Security committee to explore […]

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10 November 2013

Headlines Babberly uses its own virtual currency plus bitcoin to boost local search and shoppingBabberly has its own virtual currency called babberCRED. And bitcoin is being used as a complement to that. Bitcoin exchange CoinX is tackling the US market, state by stateCoinX is taking a step-by-step approach to US compliance, while also tackling European […]

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9 November 2013

Headlines Canada Revenue Agency says tax rules apply to bitcoinThe Canada Revenue Agency has issued an official release on how to treat bitcoin for taxation purposes. Shopify officially integrates bitcoin as a payment option for its 70,000+ merchantsPopular e-commerce platform Shopify announced earlier today it would add a bitcoin payment option for its sellers.

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8 November 2013

Headlines Around the world in 100 days with bitcoin: anything is possible, but nothing is easyAfter 100 days of life on bitcoin, Austin Craig shares his experience with digital currency in the physical world. Judge orders bitcoin incubator CoinLab to hand over $2.4 Million in bitcoinsCoinLab has been ordered to cough up $2.36m to Bitvestment […]

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7 November 2013

Headlines GoCoin raises $550k to process bitcoin payments in Asia and South AmericaGoCoin raises $550,000 in venture capital to build a platform allowing merchants to accept various virtual currencies. Subway sandwich shop in Russia now accepting bitcoin paymentsIn Russia and fancy a Subway? You can now use bitcoin to pay for it, and get 10% […]

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6 November 2013

Headlines Florida cosmetic surgery center becomes first to accept bitcoinA Miami-based cosmetic surgery clinic specializing in plastic and reconstructive treatments now accepts bitcoin for surgical procedures. Homeland Security Committee chairman responds to “Silk Road 2.0″Senator Tom Carper has responded to a new black marketplace that has been created on the dark web. Senate committees to […]

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5 November 2013

Headlines Bitcoin helps Iranian shoe store overcome international trade sanctionsAn Iranian e-commerce site selling handmade shoes accepts only bitcoin, attempting to avoid stringent trade restrictions. High-profile investors reveal just how bullish they are on bitcoinInvestor interest was shown recently as Chamath Palihapitiya proclaimed ownership of $5m in bitcoin, wanting $10m more. Australian car company Tomcar […]

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4 November 2013

Headlines eBay president John Donahoe: PayPal may accept bitcoin in the futureThe president of eBay has revealed his company is preparing to expand the range of digital currencies it accepts. BTC China beats Mt. Gox and Bitstamp to become the world’s No. 1 bitcoin exchangeBTC China has overtaken Mt. Gox and Bitstamp to become the […]

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1 November 2013

Headlines Western Union: bitcoin isn’t ready for international money transfer yetBitcoin isn’t ready for primetime yet, says Western Union. But when it is, what will it look like? South American startup Moneero creates SMS bitcoin payment systemA startup based in Uruguay is looking to make bitcoin easier to use via the widely used SMS platform. […]

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