31 December 2013

Headlines Price Discovery in the Absence of Bitcoin ExchangesIf bitcoin exchanges become threatened out of existence, price discovery will still find a way. Bitcoin Song Commemorates a Year of Bitcoin FeverIt’s been one hell of a year for bitcoin. Let’s commemorate this with a song. Another Lame Banker Attacks BitcoinAnother day, another banker, another ignorant […]

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30 December 2013

Headlines ‘Voluntarily Homeless’ Man Lives Off Bitcoin, Android Tablet and a Solar ChargerA nomadic homeless man in Spain is living off bitcoin, while documenting his eighth year of homelessness. Bitcoin Price in 2014On August the 23rd of 2013, the so-called “Mystery Chart” thread was opened on BitcoinTalk. It shows a log scale of the Bitcoin […]

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29 December 2013

Headlines BTX Trader Snapped Up by NASDAQ listed Company — WPCS International — Stock Message Boards Shouting SCAM!When WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPSC) snapped up bitcoin platform developer BTX Trader last week  there was cheering in cyberspace.  After all, bitcoin had just made it to the big time and BTX Trader is now an indirectly listed NASDAQ […]

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28 December 2013

Headlines Goldman Sachs Director to Join Board of Bitcoin Startup CircleGoldman Sachs Board Member M. Michele Burns is joining the board of bitcoin startup Circle Internet Financial. Overstock.com CEO Discusses The Company Accepting Bitcoin on FOX Business’ Varney & Co    The US Department of Treasury issues a Bitcoin-Friendly ruling for MinersFinCEN, The US Department […]

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27 December 2013

Headlines 5 Things to do With Those Christmas BitcoinsSo, someone gave you some bitcoins for Christmas. How are you going to use them? Here are some ideas. Mobile Nations Reports Surge in Popularity for Bitcoin PaymentsMobile Nations decided to start accepting the cryptocurrency after growing demand from its customers. Bitcoin won the 2013’s Best Currency […]

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26 December 2013

Headlines Poker Champion Launches Real-life Bitcoin Scavenger HuntMauro Velazquez is using his winnings to develop a game that lets players collect bitcoins from real-world locations. 5 of the Biggest Bitcoin Startup Investments of 2013Let’s take a look at the five biggest bitcoin venture capital deals so far. Breaking News: Online Dogecoin Wallets HackedInstadoge.net defaced with […]

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25 December 2013

Headlines Reserve Bank of India Issues Virtual Currency WarningOn Tuesday the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a statement warning the public against the use of virtual currencies. Check Out These 5 Cool Items of Bitcoin MerchandiseFrom T-shirt wallets to the Mega Hash energy drink, our list of cool bitcoin merch has you covered. New […]

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24 December 2013

Headlines New Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin Launches in IndiaA new bitcoin exchange, Unocoin, has launched in India amid a growing interest in cryptocurrency. Slovenia Clarifies Position on Cryptocurrency TaxSlovenian regulators have released a statement clarifying certain ambiguities related to bitcoin and other digital currencies. Massive Bitcoin Sell Going OnToday we have seen a couple of massive […]

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23 December 2013

Headlines Singapore Regulators: We Will Not Interfere With BitcoinThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that it will not restrict or regulate bitcoin’s use. Bitcoin Free From Government Interference in SingaporeGood news from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s largest central bank has chosen to not interfere with businesses who accept Bitcoin […]

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22 December 2013

Headlines New Exchange Service Bitcoin.co.id Launches in IndonesiaYet another bitcoin exchange service has opened – this time in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-largest country. Nextcoin SpikingEarlier in the year, I had a conversation with my father-in-law, Greg, about the merits of Bitcoin and the investment possibility.  At the time Bitcoin was trading around $70.  The push […]

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21 December 2013

Headlines Key Bitcoin Price Levels for Week 52 (22 – 28 Dec) – My Trading PlanIn the above daily chart of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin price in USD, we’ve also got relative volume bars semi-visible in the background. Also shown are Fibonacci levels, a trendline and the MACD indicator. In the first section, I’ll cover […]

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20 December 2013

Headlines Online Thief Steals Amazon Account to Mine Litecoins in the CloudAn enterprising fraudster who stole an Amazon Web Services account ran up a $3,420 bill mining litecoins. Canadian Man Builds World’s First Wooden Bitcoin WalletThere are a number of bitcoin wallets on the market, but none made out of wood – until now. Shameless […]

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19 December 2013

Headlines The Bitcoin-documentary Deep Web has received 74 000 USD in pledges, 1000 USD to go – 18 hours leftAlex Winter, a documentary maker from trouperproductions.com, wants to make a Bitcoin-documentary called the “Dark Web”. He posted his project on the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.com and has now received 74 000 of 75 000 USD. […]

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18 December 2013

Headlines Europe’s First Bitcoin ATM Installed in FinlandA record store in Helsinki has installed Europe’s first permanent bitcoin ATM. Russia’s Biggest Search Engine Launches Bitcoin Conversion ToolRussian search engine Yandex has added a tool that enables users to track the price of bitcoin. OKCoin’s New Bitcoin and Litecoin Fees Cause a Stir on Social MediaFollowing […]

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17 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Bidders Welcome for Luxurious $7.85 Million Vegas MansionJack Sommer, a former casino owner, is accepting bitcoin offers on his 25,000 square-foot Las Vegas mansion. Bitcoin Ideology and the Tale of Casascius CoinsMailing bitcoin private keys on a coin-shaped metal disc could be considered money transmission in the US. Denmark’s Authorities: Bitcoin is Not […]

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16 December 2013

Headlines Grampy Bernanke and the Bitcaralthough he pumped the gas like mad, Norwegian Tax Official: Bitcoins Cannot be Defined as “Money”Norway’s director general of taxation is the latest government official to claim that bitcoins cannot be defined as currency. Radeon GPUs in Demand as Litecoin Mining Difficulty IncreasesASICs are a no-brainer when it comes to […]

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15 December 2013

Headlines Barclays Bank Takes GBP Deposits For New UK Bitcoin Exchange Bit121Barclays now takes sterling deposits that can be used on new UK bitcoin exchange Bit121. More Than Half of Americans Have no Clue What Bitcoin isA few days ago, Bloomberg conducted a random telephone survey of Americans (through Selzer & Co. Research), asking them to […]

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14 December 2013

Headlines BREAKING NEWS- Taiwan Bitcoin Exchange    This week, Wayi International announced Wmall will begin accepting Bitcoins early next year. From their statement it looks like Wayi wants to take it one step further and establish the first Taiwan Bitcoin Exchange.   Taiwan News:  Talk of the Day — Bitcoin to be introduced in Taiwan […]

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13 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin RegulationThe fact that unsavory websites choose to deal in virtual currency, exclusively, should not be the impetus for Bitcoin regulation.  The knee-jerk reaction to place Bitcoin as the villain in these instances is convenient propaganda cloaking a larger issue.  How are these sites allowed to be accessed in the first place?  As Harvard […]

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12 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Law: Compliance and Avoidance StrategiesBitcoin lawyer Marco Santori takes an in-depth look at compliance and avoidance strategies for bitcoin businesses in the US. Bitcoin Foundation Officially Launches International ChaptersThe Bitcoin Foundation has launched its expansion overseas, signing affiliates in Canada and Australia. Foundation for Economic Education’s Video: The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative […]

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11 December 2013

Headlines BTC-e: Our Recent Issues Were Caused By a Surge In UsersRecent transaction delays at bitcoin exchange BTC-e were caused by a sudden influx of users, according to its founders. Experts Discuss China and the Next 100 Big Startups at Inside BitcoinsThe first day of talks covered China, security and emerging startups in the bitcoin […]

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10 December 2013

Headlines LeWeb ’13 Paris: The Future of Bitcoin and Math-Based CurrenciesCoinDesk’s founder Shakil Khan will join a panel discussing the future of digital currencies at LeWeb Paris today. Kryptokit Launches as Dark Wallet’s Biggest RivalWill Kryptokit’s secure, browser-based wallet overtake Dark Wallet as it approaches its crowdfunding target? How to Short BitcoinA whole lot of […]

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9 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Finally Mentioned in Fox’s The SimpsonsSunday night is a big night for Americans, for the last 24 straight years The Simpsons has been entertaining audiences of varied ethnic makeup and even more varied intelligence levels.  Academic researchers and couch potatoes around the world agree that The Simpsons is an adequate barometer of the […]

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8 December 2013

Headlines Following the Money: Researcher Tracks Bitcoin Movements and AnonymityCoinDesk interviewed a University of California researcher to talk about where bitcoins are being used and moved. This London Street Food Stall Will Sell You An Artisan Burger For BitcoinBurger Bear owner Tom Reaney is probably the first street food vendor in the UK to take […]

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7 December 2013

Headlines A Message to PayPalThis is a message to Paypal.  Instead of embracing Bitcoin, PayPal could create their own payment processing system using the source code used to create Bitcoin. The idea of wallets, fast confirmations of transactions, anonymity of the users will be preserved. Instead of a coin payment to the miners, offer to […]

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6 December 2013

Headlines Breaking News: Mt. Gox Price Stuck at $877.46The price being published by arguably the most trusted bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox is stuck at $877.46.  The charts are showing a jigsaw price movement, however that data seems to be looping. The next two largest exchanges, Bitstamp and BTC-e are reporting up to date information. Based […]

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5 December 2013

Headlines A Better Translation Of People’s Bank Of China’s First Official Statement On BitcoinEarlier today, the People’s Bank of China released a statement to financial institutions across China.  The statement is in Chinese and has led to many sensationalist headlines that come from poor translations of the actual content.  While I don’t know mandarin Chinese […]

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4 December 2013

Headlines 10 Ways Bitcoin is Better Than the Federal Reserve by the Activist PostEric Blair of the Activist Post has written an excellent article denouncing the Fed and upholding the values of Bitcoin. Just an excerpt from the post that you should go read. Voluntary: Bitcoin is voluntary, whereas Federal Reserve notes are enforced at the […]

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3 December 2013

Headlines Online Jewellery Merchant Forges Links with Bitcoin CommunityMane Antu, a semi-precious jewellery merchant, is the latest online business to welcome bitcoin payments. Coinality: Job Seekers Rush to Apply for Roles Paid in BitcoinA jobs board advertising roles paid in bitcoin has gained 850 jobseekers since it launched in September. Is Europe’s Second Largest Bitcoin […]

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2 December 2013

Headlines UK Banking Safeguards: Can They Protect Bitcoin Consumers?Digital currencies like bitcoin may need safeguards against fraud and guarantees against retail disputes to succeed long-term. Bitcoin Alliance Launches in CanadaAs an educational resource, the organisation aims to assist users and promote the digital currency nationwide. BTC China in Discussion With Regulators Over Bitcoin RecognitionThe world’s […]

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1 December 2013

Headlines Sports Fan Gets $20k in Donations After Waving Bitcoin Sign on ESPNOne lucky football fan has received over $20,000 in donations simply for getting his bitcoin address on ESPN’s Gameday. Why Bitcoin Fungibility is EssentialIf coin validation is introduced, bitcoin’s fungibility will be seriously compromised. Leaked Documents Show Dutch Rabobank Blocked Bitcoin for ‘Ethical […]

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