31 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin ImagesI’ve compiled some of the most astonishing Bitcoin images that I could find under the Creative Commons license. Enjoy! Clipperz Password Manager Only Accepts BitcoinOpen source Clipperz password manager focuses on complete user privacy and only accepts bitcoin as a form of payment. Price Discovery in the Absence of Bitcoin ExchangesIf bitcoin exchanges […]

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30 December 2013

Headlines 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 price in USD on Gox, plus an unusual indicator. This indicator seems to plot a shallow sine wave, a moving average, an oscillator and… some frequencies? I really […]

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29 December 2013

Headlines The Bitcoin Revolution Is Just Beginning (video)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ1YI2H3O-Q FinCEN: Bitcoin Miners Need Not Register as Money TransmittersThe US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) says bitcoin mining “for users’ own purposes” is not money transmission. The Best Real-World Bitcoin Merchant Pioneers of This YearWe salute the pioneers who blazed a trail for bitcoin and promoted its […]

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28 December 2013

Headlines The US Department of Treasury issues a Bitcoin-Friendly ruling for MinersFinCEN, The US Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, has issued a ruling that tries to clear up what could be a problem for Bitcoin mining. The problem is explained by whether someone who mines Bitcoins for themselves can trade the Bitcoins for […]

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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 Breaking News: Online Dogecoin Wallets HackedInstadoge.net defaced with this picture, along with the text: “#team-ooga That makes 30m + 500k. Thanks.” and a link to a Dogecoin address, presumably belonging to the thief or thieves. Online Dogecoin wallets hacked, with over $13k worth of DOGE reported stolen so far. This is a sad turn […]

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25 December 2013

Headlines 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 York Property Firm Offers Steep Discount For Bitcoin PaymentsNew York property search firm RentHop offers a steep discount for adverts paid for in bitcoin. Breaking News: Reserve […]

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24 December 2013

Headlines 2013 Bitcoin Trading Volume: The Winners and LosersReports that OkCoin has fabricated data highlight the incentives for exchanges willing to inflate their reported trading volume. Breaking News: HashCows Mining Pool HackedHashCows is one of those mining pools that auto-switches coins based on profitability. Unfortunately for its users, the site was just hacked a few hours […]

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23 December 2013

Headlines Bye Bye BitMit, Hello Coinmart.co!Cointrepreneurs around the world were sad to see Bitmit.net close their doors just a few days ago.  The race to build infrastructure to allow Bitcoin to be converted directly to goods and services is very very competitive.  Bitmit did a good job of emulating eBay’s model of auctions and some […]

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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. Chinese Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin Accused of Faking Trading DataOKCoin, once the second largest Chinese bitcoin exchange, has been accused of faking its trading volume data. A Bitcoin Discussion with […]

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20 December 2013

Headlines 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. Open letter from Bobby Lee / BTC ChinaDear Bitcoin China (BTC China) Users: Recently, due to third-party payment companies in China disrupted and Bitcoin (BTC China) recharge channels, resulting […]

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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 Bitcoin Price Falls Further as BTC China Exchange Shuts Off Fiat DepositsThe price of bitcoin sank further today, after news emerged that BTC China had blocked deposits made in RMB. The Australian Bitcoin Association Opens its DoorsThe Australian Bitcoin Association is officially accepting members, having completed the process of becoming a fully-fledged legal entity. […]

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17 December 2013

Headlines Additional Sources Confirm China’s Payment Processor Ban, Bitcoin Price Falls $200The bitcoin price dropped $200 after confirmation of China’s block on business between third-party payment companies and bitcoin exchanges. 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 […]

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16 December 2013

Headlines Breaking News: Norway Doesn’t Consider Bitcoin a Legitimate CurrencyBitcoin has just taken another hit. Norway’s director general of taxation, Hans Christian Holte, doesn’t consider Bitcoin real money. Instead, the Norwegian government will consider Bitcoin as an asset subject to capital gains tax. Furthermore, there will be a high 25% sales tax for businesses making […]

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15 December 2013

Headlines PSA: Do Not Fall for the Apple Bitcoin Miner HoaxThe folks at 4chan are well-known for their malicious pranks, with this being one of the newest. The image claims that all post-2009 Macs come with a Bitcoin miner built-in, and that it simply needs to be unlocked by typing a certain string in Terminal. First […]

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14 December 2013

Headlines How to Get a Custom Bitcoin AddressBitcoin address tend to be random and cryptic. Ever wished you could have a more personalised Bitcoin address? Well, you can. I made myself a custom address (or vanity address) recently, and some of my friends have wondered how to do this, so I decided to write up […]

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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 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 Marc Andreesen and Ben Horwitz.  Obviously enamored by the “Neon Sign“, these gentlemen are putting their money where their heart is.   As anyone […]

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11 December 2013

Headlines Rumours of BTC China Deal with Chinese Retail Giant Suning ‘Are False’BTC China CEO Bobby Lee reveals rumours of a deal with Chinese retail giant Suning aren’t true. 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 […]

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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. US State Regulators: Bitcoin Businesses Aren’t Applying for LicensesFinancial regulators in the US have received several inquiries about licensing bitcoin businesses, but hardly any actual applications. 10 […]

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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 Key Bitcoin Price Levels for the Week AheadThis daily chart shows Bitcoin priced in USD over the Mt. Gox exchange. A clear double top pattern establishes a key resistance level around $1250. A break above this level and Bitcoin is back to the races. CartridgeWorld franchise owner accepts Bitcoins in Thessaloniki, GreeceThe purest form […]

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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. Comparing Bitcoins and Oranges  When it comes to valuation of any commodity there are two main players in the game, producers and investors.  Let’s […]

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5 December 2013

Headlines Exchange Platform Safello Demonstrates Sweden’s First Bitcoin ATMThe company plans to unveil the machine at Stockholm’s STHLM TECH Meetup next Monday. Bitcoin Price Crashes as China Outlaws Bitcoin for Financial InstitutionsThe price of bitcoin fell over $300 this morning after China’s central bank issued a statement on bitcoin. Meet China’s Biggest Bitcoin Multi-MillionaireLi Xiaolai, […]

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4 December 2013

Headlines Takeaway.com Lets Users Order Food and have it Delivered!A magazine out of the Netherlands published an article today featuring words from CEO Jitse Groen of www.takeaway.com.  Takeaway.com is a European service that allows users to order food, kebabs included, and have it delivered to their doorstep.  They accept many different types of payments and […]

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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. Bitcoin Talk Hacked Again, Members Urged to Change PasswordsBitcoinTalk was recently hacked, and the administrators have posted a note regarding the possibility of compromised passwords. BitPay Sees […]

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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. Directory.io Prank Proves Bitcoin Protocol’s StrengthA website that listed bitcoin private keys with corresponding public addresses has been revealed as a prank. BTC China in Discussion With Regulators Over Bitcoin […]

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1 December 2013

Headlines Why do Banks Hate Bitcoin?Many banks hate Bitcoin and are feeling threatened by the new digital cryptocurrency. Coindesk recently wrote an article about Dutch Bank Rabobank. The context was the same as many articles before that have and have not made it to more major media outlets: Bitcoin businesses guillotined by banks around the […]

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