31 December 2013

Headlines Taiwan Welcomes New Year with Bitcoin WarningTaiwanese regulators have issued a joint statement warning against the use of bitcoin in Taiwan. Clipperz Password Manager Only Accepts BitcoinOpen source Clipperz password manager focuses on complete user privacy and only accepts bitcoin as a form of payment. Bitcoin Song Commemorates a Year of Bitcoin FeverIt’s been […]

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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 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 Bitcoin Revolution Is Just Beginning (video)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ1YI2H3O-Q Andreas Antonopoulos talks about Bitcoin (video) National Australia Bank, Citing Highly Flawed Data, Calls Bitcoin a BubbleEmma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist […]

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28 December 2013

Headlines Circle Nabs Wall Street Heavy Weight, Michelle Burns, as a Board MemberAccording to Fortune,  Wall Street Heavy Weight, Michelle Burns has joined the Board of Circle. “Burns’s move is another sign that Bitcoins are starting to gain some following among established financial players. She is the former CEO of human resources consulting firm Mercer. […]

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27 December 2013

Headlines I Bought a Couple Thousand Dogecoin. I Regret Nothing.Wow. Such risk. Much pointless. Initially, these were the thoughts going through my head when I decided to buy some Dogecoins. However, as the owner of about 5000 Dogecoins, I regret nothing. First of all, those coins were worth about $3.00 at the time of purchase. […]

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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 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. Breaking News: Reserve Bank of India Cautions Against BitcoinThe RBI (Reserve Bank of India) just issued a caution against Bitcoin. The announcement can be viewed on their […]

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24 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Price Update: Testing the Downtrend2013-12-24: Bitcoin price is meeting the downward trendline. In the above daily chart of the Bitstamp Bitcoin price in USD, we’ve got blue and purple volume bars semi-visible in the background. Also shown are the Fibonacci levels, a downwards trendline, a tentative channel and the MACD indicator. For an […]

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23 December 2013

Headlines 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. Creator of Litecoin on “Will Litecoin Overtake Bitcoin?”Litecoin is the second most popular cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. Litecoin’s advantages over Bitcoin include its faster block confirmation times and scrypt […]

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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 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. Overstock.com CEO Unveils More Details About Bitcoin AdoptionPatrick Byrne, CEO of e-commerce company Overstock.com, spoke to CoinDesk about details of its bitcoin plans following its announcement. A Bitcoin Discussion […]

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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. Overstock.com to Become First Major US Retailer to Accept BitcoinMajor US online retailer Overstock.com plans to start accepting bitcoin as payment in the second half of 2014. Overstock.com […]

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19 December 2013

Headlines Mt. Gox Celebrates its Millionth Customer with 25% Holiday DiscountMt. Gox is celebrating the fact it recently reached one million customers by offering special fee discounts. US Senator: We will receive a Bitcoin report next month, virtual currencies are not going away (video)Thomas Richard “Tom” Carper, the senior United States Senator from Delaware, told […]

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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. 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. Coincove Uses […]

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17 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Featured in ‘Almost Human’, a Fox TV Show Set in the Year 2048Of course closed-captioning would spell Bitcoin wrong, it’s OK we the people forgive you. It wasn’t that long ago that Bitcoin was first mentioned on the Fox network, outside of ignorant bits on Fox News, on American culture displayboard: The Simpsons.  I […]

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16 December 2013

Headlines Radeon GPUs in Demand as Litecoin Mining Difficulty IncreasesASICs are a no-brainer when it comes to bitcoin, however litecoin is a different story. Mt. Gox Bitcoin Price Volatility is up to 50% Higher Than Rival ExchangesRestrictions on US dollar withdrawals has led to bitcoin trading at a higher price on Mt. Gox. China Bans […]

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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 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 BTC China Reports 10x Volume Increase From $5 Million to $50 Million at Inside BitcoinsRepresentatives from BTC China stole the show at day two of the Inside Bitcoins conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coinbase Raises $25 Million in Bitcoin’s Biggest Ever Funding DealCoinbase has managed to secure $25m in series B funding led by […]

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11 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin 0.8.6 Fixes Bugs And Updates Block Size LimitsBitcoin 0.8.6 has been released, featuring bug fixes and some nifty updates, such as relaxed restrictions on block size. Quantifying Price Fragmentation Across Bitcoin’s Biggest ExchangesOne feature of bitcoin that clearly demarcates it from other currencies is its dramatic variation in price across exchanges. Merchants Love […]

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10 December 2013

Headlines 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. Mt. Gox and AstroPay Team Up for Faster Latin American TransfersThe partnership between the two companies will speed up transfers between local banks and Mt.Gox. Some Bitcoiners are […]

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9 December 2013

Headlines Are India’s Regulators Poised to Clamp Down on Bitcoin?Indian authorities are allegedly preparing a public advisory to warn against the risks of emerging digital currencies. 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) […]

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8 December 2013

Headlines CartridgeWorld franchise owner accepts Bitcoins in Thessaloniki, GreeceThe purest form of organic growth for bitcoin is each time a merchant begins accepting the currency. The process of accepting bitcoin should be memorialized every time it occurs. Here is the story from CartridgeWorld, a printer supply store in Greece: Hi guys, I would like to […]

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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 Bitcoin Awareness Grows in South Korea After Central Bank U-turnAlthough China’s central bank caused a stir yesterday, the Bank of Korea (BOK) issued statements of caution and optimism. ZipZap to Offer Cash-for-Bitcoin Service at 28,000 UK LocationsUK residents will be able to exchange their cash for bitcoins in 28,000 shops across the country. Mastercoin […]

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5 December 2013

Headlines Bank of America: Bitcoin Has Clear Potential for GrowthA client note from Bank of America reveals it believes bitcoin has “clear potential for growth”. OUYA Accepts Bitcoin! Get Your Android Powered Game Console for Less than 0.1 BTCYesterday the gaming world was rocked by an announcement from OUYA: We accept Bitcoin! REJOICE! I’m rejoicing! […]

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4 December 2013

Headlines Inside Bitcoins Conference Descends on Las Vegas Next WeekA variety of speakers feature on the two-day schedule, discussing all things bitcoin. Classified Ads Site Gumtree Blocks Bitcoin ListingsGumtree, the UK’s largest online classifieds site auto-removes listings related to bitcoin. Sales Surge for Electronics Firm After Bitcoin Black FridaySince Adafruit Industries began accepting bitcoin payments, […]

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3 December 2013

Headlines Bitcoin Price Could Reach $98.5k Say Wall Street AnalystsThe price of bitcoin could increase to as much as $98,500, according to analysts at Wedbush Securities. 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. Users Track […]

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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. 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. BTC China in Discussion With Regulators Over Bitcoin […]

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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. 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 […]

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