31 December 2013

Headlines Clipperz Password Manager Only Accepts BitcoinOpen source Clipperz password manager focuses on complete user privacy and only accepts bitcoin as a form of payment. Fortress Investment Group to Launch Bitcoin FundNew York City-based Fortress Investment Group, a publicly traded company, is reportedly planning to launch a bitcoin investment fund. Poll: Will the Bitcoin Price […]

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30 December 2013

Headlines Lamassu Announces Sale of 100th Bitcoin ATMOver the next few weeks, machines will be set up at major cities, including: San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle. The Reserve Bank of India Has No Plans to Regulate BitcoinThe Reserve Bank of India does not wish to develop a regulatory framework for digital currencies. Bitcoin Soda Machine[embedvideo […]

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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    Circle Nabs Wall Street Heavy Weight, Michelle Burns, as a Board MemberAccording to Fortune, […]

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27 December 2013

Headlines ‘Seasteads’ offer libertarians the vision of floating cities for the future. The currency? Bitcoins.In an article by The Independent they highlight Seasteds that are floating cities for the future. The entrepreneurs behind the floating cities tells Independent that they want to build businesses on the Seasteads based on Bitcoin.   Here is an excerpt […]

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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 Bitcoin Sports BettingChristmas Day is a day of celebration.  Family, friends, good food and NBA on the television!  How many of you remember Michael Jordan’s 1992 performance against the Knicks?  Sportige wrote a great article on the best Christmas Day individual performances. Today’s big NBA matchup is Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers.  Is Miami really 9 […]

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24 December 2013

Headlines Alternative Cryptocurrencies Thrive in Bitcoin’s ShadowNumerous altcoins are riding on bitcoin’s coattails: some designed to improve upon bitcoin and others designed for specific purposes. Canadian Provincial Bitcoin Law: It’s All About Protecting the ConsumerLawyer Matt Burgoyne uncovers the provincial legislation and accompanying regulations pertaining to bitcoin companies operating in Canada. Blockchain.info Acquires Bitcoin Price […]

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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 Analysts Contribute to a Post-Legal Tender EraAs Bitcoin increases its influence in national economies, fiscal and monetary policy implications will begin to take center stage. Bitcoin Wall Street Logo […]

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22 December 2013

Headlines 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 over $1000 and resulting media attention was the push into the world of Bitcoin for him.  An astute handicapper, he asked me […]

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21 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Startup Bex.io Recieves $525k in FundingThe company, which has built a bitcoin exchange platform, has received $525,000 in investment to fund its operations. A Bitcoin Discussion with Andreas Antonopoulos (video)  Bitcoin enthusiast and radio-show host Andreas Antonopoulos joined us in the studios today as a special guest. Andreas’s knowledge of the new […]

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20 December 2013

Headlines Telegram Offers $200k in Bitcoin for Cracking its Encrypted MessagesTelegram is offering a $200,000 prize in bitcoin to anyone who manages to beat its encryption protocol. Polish Finance Official: Bitcoin is Not IllegalA recent announcement by an official from Poland’s Ministry of Finance sheds more light on the legality of bitcoin. Tulips, Pigs and […]

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19 December 2013

Headlines IBM Files Patent to Track Value of Digital CurrenciesA patent application from IBM for an “E-Currency Validation and Authorization Services Platform” has emerged. Coinbase Passes 650,000 Users in Less Than a YearBitcoin wallet service Coinbase has clocked up 650,000 users since its launch – averaging 10,000 new users everyday. The Bitcoin-documentary Deep Web has […]

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18 December 2013

Headlines OKCoin’s New Bitcoin and Litecoin Fees Cause a Stir on Social MediaFollowing in the footsteps of BTC China, bitcoin and litecoin exchange OKCoin has reinstated user trading fees. Europe’s First Bitcoin ATM Installed in FinlandA record store in Helsinki has installed Europe’s first permanent bitcoin ATM. This is probably the best time to invest […]

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17 December 2013

Headlines Translation of Sina.com Article by CryptoCoinsNews Editor, Caleb ChenEditor’s Note: BTC China has been dropped by Tenpay, the 2nd largest third party payment processor in China after Alipay, and is currently using Yeepay (an obscure smaller third party payment processor) for deposits and withdrawals.  BTC China is also located in a special zone in […]

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16 December 2013

Headlines Merge Avoidance: Privacy Enhancing Techniques in the Bitcoin ProtocolBitcoin Core Developer Mike Hearn discusses privacy leaks and a new technique that he has named ‘merge avoidance’. Bitcoin Buys FedorasThere is no better way to buy these dips than in style!  Pickup one of these stylish fedoras with Bitcoin. Bitcoin buys fedoras!   From Viva Fedora’s […]

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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 Bitcoin Mentioned in Jeopardy!  Jeopardy! is currently in its 30th season and has won just as many Daytime Emmy Awards since its inception in America all those decades ago.  Nowadays, the American family experience of crowding around the “telly” to watch Alex Trebek has been passed on to the next generation with Jeopardy’s Kids […]

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13 December 2013

Headlines CEO of Russian Sberbank ‘Endorses Virtual Currencies’The head of Russia’s largest bank reportedly endorsed virtual currencies this week. Patent Nonsense, Coinbase Futures, and Who’s a Good Doggie? You Are!JP Morgan causes a stir, re-presents old cryptocurrency patent, Coinbase receives $25m investment, while John Law digs for dogecoins. Swiss Government to Write Report on Dangers […]

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12 December 2013

Headlines Baidu-owned Hao123 Launches Dedicated Bitcoin News PortalHao123.com, a popular Chinese web portal owned by Baidu, has launched a bitcoin news aggregator and information page. Breaking News- Coinbase Raises $25 Million From Andreessen Horowitz  Coinbase has secured $25 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz.  The venture capital firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California was founded by […]

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11 December 2013

Headlines Merchants Love Bitcoin, and BitPay has 100 Million Reasons to Prove itBitPay has reached yet another all-important milestone, having processed more than $100m bitcoin transactions this year. 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 ecosystem. Rumours […]

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10 December 2013

Headlines China’s New Rules: What Do They Mean for Bitcoin?Bitcoin’s price has shown signs of recovery, following the Chinese government’s official statement about the currency last week. How to Short BitcoinA whole lot of Bitcoin holders have made bank on the cryptocurrency’s recent meteoric rise. But is it possible to make money a falling Bitcoin […]

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9 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Goes NOLAHave’t been to New Orleans?   Well, those bitcoins that are sitting in your wallet do buy things in NOLA.  Get your tickets through cheapair.com (bitcoin merchant) and make your way down to the Bayou.  A great option to start your trip is Booty’s Street Food in the Bywater.  And now…you guessed […]

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8 December 2013

Headlines 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 bitcoin payments. Following the Money: Researcher Tracks Bitcoin Movements and AnonymityCoinDesk interviewed a University of California researcher to talk about where bitcoins are being used […]

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7 December 2013

Headlines The UK can Finally Have a Real Bitcoin ExchangeUntil recently, the United Kingdom’s HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) classified Bitcoins as a type of taxable voucher. This meant that Bitcoins were subject to VAT (Value Added Tax – a type of sales tax used across Europe). As a result, anyone selling Bitcoins in […]

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6 December 2013

Headlines Questions for Cash, Chains of Command, and with this Coin, I Thee RobJohn Law ponders BTC-e’s credentials, block chain security and hiding bitcoins from divorce lawyers in his weekly review. University in Cyprus Receives First Tuition Payment in BitcoinThe University of Nicosia has become the world’s first accredited university to accept fees paid in […]

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5 December 2013

Headlines Kentucky Police Chief’s Salary Paid in BitcoinNews that a small-town police chief will accept his salary in bitcoin has taken the internet by storm. German Police Detain ‘Bitcoin Mining Hackers’German police have detained two people suspected of hacking computer networks, mining over €700,000 in bitcoin. Bitcoin Price Crashes as China Outlaws Bitcoin for Financial […]

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4 December 2013

Headlines Unsuspecting PC Users Duped into Mining Bitcoin by MalwareA number of software applications that run on Windows are mining small amounts of bitcoin from people’s computers. CoinDesk Investigates: Can Divorcees Hide Assets in Bitcoins?Could a divorcee hide their assets by squirrelling them away in bitcoin? CoinDesk asked some lawyers. Inside Bitcoins Conference Descends on […]

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3 December 2013

Headlines Is Europe’s Second Largest Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Having Banking Issues?Concerned voices are being raised about BTC-e which handles as much as 30,000 BTC in trade volume daily. 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. […]

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2 December 2013

Headlines Directory.io Prank Proves Bitcoin Protocol’s StrengthA website that listed bitcoin private keys with corresponding public addresses has been revealed as a prank. Bitcoin Alliance Launches in CanadaAs an educational resource, the organisation aims to assist users and promote the digital currency nationwide. UK Banking Safeguards: Can They Protect Bitcoin Consumers?Digital currencies like bitcoin may […]

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1 December 2013

Headlines Why Bitcoin Fungibility is EssentialIf coin validation is introduced, bitcoin’s fungibility will be seriously compromised. snapCard lets Bitcoiners pay with Bitcoin at Ebay and Amazon!Read the full story here. There’s a new start-up based out of San Francisco that is providing a service to Bitcoiners that up to now hasn’t existed on such an […]

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