31 January 2014

Headlines Plug and Play Unveils Bitcoin Startup Incubator With Expert MentorsSilicon Valley’s Plug and Play startup incubator is launching a bitcoin-centric accelerator, featuring some familiar faces. Overstock CEO Reveals He Now Holds Millions in BitcoinOverstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne revealed he now holds several million dollars’ worth of bitcoin. Vancouver ATM Operator Wants to Leave Bitstamp […]

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30 January 2014

Headlines Visa CEO Doesn’t See Bitcoin As Business ThreatVisa CEO Charlie Scharf offered his opinion of bitcoin in a first-quarter earnings call. Banning Bitcoin is Antithetical to a Free SocietyWhen a government wants to ban Tor and encryption-based services, what they are really saying is that no one should have the right to privacy on […]

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29 January 2014

Headlines Everything You Need to Know About the New York Hearing on BitcoinFind out the key information about this week’s hearings on bitcoin in New York. Bitcoin Arcade Machine is ‘On Like Donkey Kong’UK firm Liberty Games has developed a retro arcade machine that accepts gamers’ bitcoin payments. French Regulator Requires Bitcoin Exchanges to RegisterThe […]

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28 January 2014

Headlines Fibonacci Scrypt ASIC Miners – Not Coming SoonUpdate: Fibonacci.io website is now offline and the Scrypt ASIC Miners do not appear to be forthcoming. That’s right. Scrypt ASIC miners are coming soon. Out of all the companies promising to deliver scrypt ASICs by mid 2014 (Alpha Technology, Flower Technology, and Fibonacci), Fibonacci Inc. is considered […]

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27 January 2014

Headlines Major UK Banks Face Backlash After Withdrawal Limits and DelaysCustomers are reporting difficulty obtaining their cash due to contentious policy changes and service interruptions. Review of KryptoKit: A Browser-Integrated Payment WalletBitcoin may be in it’s infancy, but wallet software for using it already comes in all shapes and sizes.  Even with the myriad of […]

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26 January 2014

Headlines KryptoKit Partners With BitPay for Two-Click ShoppingSecure wallet and Chrome browser plug-in KryptoKit is teaming up with BitPay to offer an easy bitcoin shopping solution. Miami Updates: Andreas Antonopoulos to Join Blockchain.info and More  CoinChomp has covered the North American Bitcoin Conference better than anyone else on Twitter this weekend, and they just sent […]

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25 January 2014

Headlines A Doge World: Coin-Horse Review‘Wow’, ‘so profit’, ‘much coin’, and ‘such race’ greets us on Coin-Horse’s welcome page. It is very clear that Coin-Horse is a Dogecoin oriented website, and can be seen as the tags are also only present for the Dogecoin version of the website. Once landing on Coin-Horse.com, users are welcomed […]

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24 January 2014

Headlines 4 New Bitcoin Features Revealed by Core Developer Mike HearnIn a video released by IamSatoshi on YouTube, Bitcoin core developer Mike Hearn has revealed a few different new features that are going to be pushed onto the Bitcoin protocol this year. There are many different upgrades that need to be made to the protocol […]

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23 January 2014

Headlines US Authorities Reveal Bitcoin Black Market Sting OperationA Florida man has been charged with selling a deadly toxin to US agents through Black Market Reloaded. BitAngels: $7 Million Invested in Bitcoin Startups Since 2013BitAngels, the first international incubator to focus exclusively on bitcoin, has invested $7m in twelve different bitcoin startups. Leaked Emails From […]

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22 January 2014

Headlines Marc Andreessen Explains Why 2014 Will be the Year of BitcoinThe co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz sees enormous potential in digital currencies like bitcoin. Bitcoin Investment Outcome Seen As `Binary’ (video)A great and informative video about Bitcoin from Bloomberg: Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive officer of SecondMarket Inc., discusses investing in […]

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21 January 2014

Headlines The Economics of Trust: Bob Geldof, Aid and RemittanceBob Geldof has claimed bitcoin ‘won’t work’, here’s why he’s wrong. 25-Year-Old Arrested After Selling Gun for Bitcoin on Black MarketA US bitcoin user has been arrested for allegedly selling a semi-automatic pistol to Dutch law enforcement officials. University of Cumbria First in UK to Accept […]

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20 January 2014

Headlines South America’s First Bitcoin ATMSão Paulo, a city in Brazil, is getting the first Bitcoin ATM in all of South America. The machine will be up and running at Campus Party, a 7-day global technology festival that has events such as lectures, hackathons, and more. The ATM is one of these sleek “Bitcoin Machines” […]

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19 January 2014

Headlines Ripple Creator Donates $500k in XRP to Artificial Intelligence Research CharityThe creator of Ripple, Jed McCaleb, has donated $500,000 in XRP to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Bitcoin ATM Installations Surge in CanadaThree Canadian cities are set to have bitcoin ATMs installed, making the country the world’s top bitcoin ATM location. Californian Starbucks […]

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18 January 2014

Headlines Israeli Regulators Take “Wait and See” Approach on Digital CurrenciesIsrael isn’t ignoring bitcoin, it is simply waiting to see what the rest of the world does first. Bitcoin Can Thrive In CanadaIt may not be such a surprise that more technologically advanced nations would be more open to the use of Bitcoin inside their […]

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17 January 2014

Headlines Feds Stand Poised To Dump Their Silk Road BitcoinsUndoubtedly many readers have seen this wallet before, we’ve linked to it a lot here in articles on CCN.  Those are the “Silk Road Bitcoins” seized by a joint federal task force in the October take-down of the infamous online drug marketplace: Silk road. During the […]

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16 January 2014

Headlines French Senate Hearing about Bitcoin in Video (in French)Read our earlier post about the French Senate Hearing’s outcome here.   Watch the videos below:   Bitcoin Developer Mike Hearn and Amex VP Michael Barrett Join Circle TeamMichael Barrett and Mike Hearn have officially joined the advisory board of digital currency company Circle Internet Financial. […]

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15 January 2014

Headlines Joe Rogan on Bitcoin Casascius Bitcoin Mint to Resume Sales, With a TwistThe bitcoin mint will resume sales of ‘unfunded’ physical bitcoins and offer limited sales of ‘funded’ coins in Utah. Kanye West’s Legal Team Take Down Spoof ‘Coinye’ AltcoinThe creators of the script-based cryptocurrency Coinye, formerly Coinye West, have officially folded launch plans. […]

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14 January 2014

Headlines Mincoin Logo Contest – 2 hours left of votingVote on your favorite new Mincoin Logo here. The voting ends in two hours. Personally I think the designer “Allow” should win. I especially like this logo (not sure which color though, well maybe the grey): What do you think of the logos? Massive Bitcoin Buys […]

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13 January 2014

Headlines CCN ContestLadies and gentlemen, we are doing it again. leancuisine won our top prize of .1BTC in our first contest, so congratulations are in order! CCN is offering a new contest running until the end of January for the best guest post articles contributed. CCN is committed to being the premier destination for all aspects of […]

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12 January 2014

Headlines Warning: Huobi has closed their personal bank accounts systemJust yesterday we wrote a post explaining the recent Bitcoin price jump which was caused by big demand on the Chinese Bitcoin trading platform Huobi. They have been using their CEO’s personal bank accounts in multiple banks to manage deposits and withdrawals. This has ended today. […]

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11 January 2014

Headlines CCN is expanding and have open positionsCryptoCoinsNews.com (CCN) has experienced significant growth since we started in June 2013. We now have 8 people in our team including a former Mayor of Ottawa Canada. We receive more than 10 000 unique visitors a day and it’s increasing month by month. To be able to provide […]

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10 January 2014

Headlines Taxpayer Advocate to IRS: We Need Bitcoin GuidanceA Treasury-appointed official has warned the IRS to issue tax guidance on bitcoin or risk confusing businesses. Sun, Beers and Bitcoin in SantiagoBitcoin is gaining momentum in South America, with a nightclub in Santiago, Chile now accepting bitcoin as payment. Let’s show Newegg how much buzz they […]

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9 January 2014

Headlines Hong Kong Treasury Official Issues Bitcoin WarningCaejer Chan Ka-keung, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services, has issued a statement warning the public against bitcoin investments. Coinbase Partners With BitMonet to Offer In-App Bitcoin PaymentsThe companies are releasing a software development kit that will allow users to send and receive bitcoin on Android. Congressional Report […]

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8 January 2014

Headlines Congressional Report on Bitcoin: to be considered a possible competitor to U.S. official currencyCRS Report prepared for Members and Committees of Congress Bitcoin: Questions, Answers, and Analysis of Legal Issues By: Craig K. Elwell (Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy), M. Maureen Murphy (Legislative Attorney), and Michael V. Seitzinger (Legislative Attorney).   Summary Bitcoin first appeared […]

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7 January 2014

Headlines Who’d Have Known, Lily Allen Could Have Been a Bitcoin MillionaireUK Singer Lily Allen regrets turning down a £6m bitcoin opportunity she was offered five years ago. Senator Carper: US Does Not Need new laws for BitcoinSenator Carper drew a parallel between the internet and Bitcoin (finally a powerful voice that is educated  on […]

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6 January 2014

Headlines Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Says No To Bitcoin ATMsYesterday, Robocoin’s blog revealed that Bitcoin ATMs were to be revealed in Hong Kong and Taiwan by the end of the month as part of a global expansion program building on the success of the first Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, Canada. In prompt response, the head […]

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5 January 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price EXPLODINGToday the Bitcoin price has jumped from 835 to 875 on Bitstamp.net. There could be a few reasons to the current spike in the Bitcoin price. My predictions are as follows: 1. It’s January – Most stock markets are rising during January, same principle can be given to Bitcoin. 2. Max Keiser […]

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4 January 2014

Headlines Zynga Testing in-game Bitcoin Payments via BitPaySocial / casual games developer, Zynga, is testing out Bitcoin in Farmville 2, Zynga Poker, Chefville and three of its other games. Zynga had 265 million monthly active players across its social media and mobile platforms in January 2013, with $1.14 billion in turnover in 2011. Although no […]

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3 January 2014

Headlines NSA is Working on an Encryption-Cracking Quantum Computer.Surprised? Probably not. According to recent documents from Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency is spending $79.7 million on a research program called “Penetrating Hard Targets”. This project involves building a quantum computer that would be able to break most types of encryption. At the moment, the agency […]

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2 January 2014

Headlines Lebanon’s Central Bank Issues Bitcoin WarningThe Bank of Lebanon has issued the first digital currency warning in the region. PayPal May be Planning Virtual ‘Tokens’ According to eBay Patent ProposalIt appears PayPal may have designs on developing a new way to distribute monetary value within the digital realm. Coinye WestThe newest addition to the […]

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1 January 2014

Headlines Broad Financial Is First Individual Retirement Account Provider To Truly Embrace BitcoinEarlier in December, Second Market’s CEO, Barry Silbert, informed the public that: “If you are a Fidelity client, you can now invest in the Bitcoin Investment Trust through an IRA.” Second Market’s Bitcoin Investment Trust is the first platform for institutional investors to […]

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