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”. Roger Ver, ‘Bitcoin Jesus’, Makes Largest Ever Bitcoin Donation of $1 MillionGlobetrotting bitcoin entrepreneur Roger Ver just made a $1 million charitable bitcoin donation after ‘losing’ a bet. British Island Wants to Make Physical Bitcoins […]

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29 November 2013

Headlines UK Bitcoin-Buying Service Bittylicious Adds FeathercoinBittylicious, a UK platform that supplies buyers with bitcoins at a premium price, will sell feathercoins in December. China’s Third-Largest Mobile Network Now Accepts BitcoinConsumers in China can now purchase smartphones with bitcoin from major carrier China Telecom. No Hiding Place in Bitcoin, Real Mining for Virtual Cash, and […]

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28 November 2013

Headlines BitPesa Uses Bitcoin to Slash Kenyan Remittance CostsA new Kenyan company plans to use bitcoin, targeting the country’s $1.17bn annual remittance market. ZeroBlock Bitcoin App Expands Onto AndroidSince bitcoin’s recent surge in popularity, ZeroBlock has decided to expand its app onto the Android platform. CoinMap: Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants Increased 81% in NovemberThe number of merchants […]

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27 November 2013

Headlines Is Litecoin the Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold?As litecoin witnesses a surge in value, what needs to happen for it to gain traction? 8 Great Deals for Bitcoin Black FridayA number of merchants are offering discounts to bitcoin customers as part of Bitcoin Black Friday. Robocoin Bitcoin ATM Takes More Than CA$1 Million in 29 […]

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26 November 2013

Headlines KnCMiner Launches Neptune ASIC Bitcoin Miner With at Least 3TH of PowerPre-orders for KnCMiner’s Neptune ASIC bitcoin miner open today. This could be one of the firm’s last retail products. 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 […]

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25 November 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Payment Processor BIPS Attacked, Over $1 Million StolenPayment processor and free online wallet service BIPS suffered a major attack that saw 1,295 BTC (over $1m) stolen. The Majority of Dread Pirate Roberts’ Bitcoins Remain UnseizedCheck out this article from The Guardian. Majority of Silk Road’s Bitcoins may remain unseized Four-fifths of the income […]

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23 November 2013

Headlines 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 VAT – Norway to implement Bitcoin taxIt has been known recently in the news that the Swedish government wants to add VAT on […]

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22 November 2013

Headlines Will Cryptoauction Become the ‘New eBay of Bitcoin’?Aiming to be the new eBay of the bitcoin world, Cryptoauction launches at the end of the month. Bitstamp Shows Higher Bitcoin Price Than Mt. GoxThe price of bitcoin on Bitstamp has increased to above the level listed on Mt. Gox. Does Canada View Bitcoin as Currency?Just […]

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21 November 2013

Headlines University of Nicosia in Cyprus is the First to Accept Bitcoin and Offer a Master’s in Digital CurrenciesThe University of Nicosia (UNic in Cyprus announced to the world in a press release that they are the first University to accept Bitcoin.  Besides that gigantic piece of news, the University is also specially promoting their acceptance of […]

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20 November 2013

Headlines 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 Silk Road owner. Travelers Box Turns Leftover Foreign Currency Into Bitcoin at the AirportWeary travelers across the world will soon be able to convert their leftover […]

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19 November 2013

Headlines US Senate Hearing: Present and Future Impact of Virtual CurrencyThe Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency hearing will take place today at the US Senate. Bitcoin Price Skyrockets as Senate Hearing ConcludesBitcoin surpasses Western Union in daily transaction volume as the price reaches a new all time high. Balanced Regulation Could Help the […]

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18 November 2013

Headlines Why China is Leading the Global Rise of BitcoinInsiders offer a view of bitcoin in China: world’s largest exchange, rampant mining, and a population ready to invest. 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 Peter Thiel Claims Bitcoin Has the Potential to Change the WorldVenture capitalist and libertarian Peter Thiel likes the idea of bitcoin but remains cautious on its future with regulators. What Exactly Does the US Government Really Think of Bitcoin? Here’s the Story so FarWe look at some of the more significant events in bitcoin’s […]

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14 November 2013

Headlines 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. 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. […]

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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 Winklevoss twins: bitcoin could hit market cap of $400 BillionThey believe the market cap could reach 100 times higher than it is right now. 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. Bitcoin-accepting Subway sandwich shop discovered in the […]

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11 November 2013

Headlines US Homeland Security committee to explore bitcoin’s potential in 18th Nov hearingThe US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is holding a hearing into bitcoin on 18th November. 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. […]

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10 November 2013

Headlines 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 markets. 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 […]

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9 November 2013

Headlines 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. 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.

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8 November 2013

Headlines Bitcoin price could be highway robbery, PayPal’s quandary, and how to stop a nasty rumourJohn Law is no stranger to hold ’em ups, even cryptocurrency ones. Australian company announces bitcoin scholarship contestDigital currencies and the future: will bitcoin change the world? Australian company launches essay competition to find answer. Around the world in 100 […]

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7 November 2013

Headlines Third largest cryptocurrency peercoin moves into spotlight with Vault of Satoshi dealWill Peercoin shine thanks to its new community development push? The Netherlands’ biggest food delivery network now accepts bitcoinHolland’s 10th biggest online retailer has just announced it is now accepting payment in bitcoins. GoCoin raises $550k to process bitcoin payments in Asia and […]

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6 November 2013

Headlines Senate committees to hold hearings about virtual currencyTwo senate committees are expected to convene soon regarding regulatory issues related to decentralized electronic currencies such as bitcoin. 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. Bitcoin Price Soars […]

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5 November 2013

Headlines 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. Bitcoin mining network vulnerability ‘not a big deal’A paper released yesterday suggested a major bitcoin vulnerability, but has been quick to draw dismissal from developers. Bitcoin helps Iranian […]

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4 November 2013

Headlines 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 world’s biggest bitcoin exchange. 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 […]

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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? Founder of Liberty Reserve admits guilt and faces 75 years in prisonVladimir Kats, co-founder of Liberty Reserve, has pleaded guilty to a number of charges including money […]

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