28 February 2014

Headlines BitTorrent Client Integrates Bitcoin DonationsPopular BitTorrent client Frostwire has integrated an experimental mechanism that will allow users to donate bitcoins to torrent sharers. Optimism Grows as Mt. Gox Chapter Ends and Bitcoin Turns the PageBitcoin’s best and brightest are viewing the Mt. Gox debacle as a speed bump that won’t slow bitcoin down. Bitcoin […]

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27 February 2014

Headlines Litecoin Community Raises over 120 LTC for Vietnamese OrphanageThe Litecoin community has raised over 120 Litecoins for the Gò V?p Orphanage in Vietnam. That’s about $1500 USD! The goal of 100 LTC was met on February 25 when Charlie ‘Coblee” Lee donated 50 LTC. Here’s their charity project video. The Vietnam Volunteer Network will assist […]

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26 February 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Regulation Draws Nearer – What To ExpectInternational interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has been on a definite rise in the past year.  Shocking as it seems to me, it still hasn’t been a year since the  Cyprus  situation in March and April of 2013. The attention that was garnered in that moment stuck a […]

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25 February 2014

Headlines Pony/CoinThief: Apple iOS and OS X Bug the Target?Reports of Apple’s urgent promises to fix a bug that allows intruders to spy on financial, email, and other personal data in OSX have been in the media since last week. Now researchers have identified the Pony Trojan, which, as coincidence would have it, is known […]

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24 February 2014

Headlines Penn State Students Launch Bitcoin Club with Grand AmbitionsThe founders say there’s more to digital currencies than personal profit. How about a little philanthropy? Following the Money: Geographic Dispersion of VC Bitcoin InvestmentThe world’s first decentralized currency features a relatively decentralized geographic investment footprint. Playboy Plus, a Playboy Brand Website, is Now Accepting BitcoinAs […]

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23 February 2014

Headlines CCN Week in Review: Mt. Gox, Malware, Bitcoin ATMs, and MoreThis week on CCN, we learned about Mt. Gox’s continuing woes with hints at recovery, a nasty trojan targeting cryptocurrency users, the first Bitcoin ATMs in the United States, (which our own Caleb Chen tested out!), and more. Here are some of our top stories […]

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22 February 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Surges Amid Rumored Testing of WithdrawalsMtGox has allegedly begun testing withdrawals, seeing a 200% surge in exchange rates. This post’s updates have largely subsided, any additional breaks may be a separate article. UPDATES: Original Reddit thread about withdrawal signs here. 1:55am JST: 1400BTC buy order on BTC-e. 2:03am JST: MtGox exchange rate now […]

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21 February 2014

Headlines Why Facebook’s $19 Billion Acquisition of WhatsApp is Meaningful for BitcoinCould bitcoin micropayments significantly reduce advertisements from consumer technology companies? Top UK Payments Body Weighs in on Bitcoin’s FutureThe Payments Council said it is monitoring developments in the bitcoin community, and was positive in its remarks. Bitcoin Channel: MtGox Market Looks RiggedIn the Bitcoin […]

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20 February 2014

Headlines Thailand Flip Flops on Bitcoin, Suggests Exchanges are Still IllegalDays after reopening, a major Thailand exchange was once again threatened by central bank comments. Italian Money Transfer Law Threatens Bitcoin BusinessesIt looks like Italy’s new 20% money transfer laws will affect local bitcoin exchange users after all. PayPal Likes Digital Currencies? YawnPaypal is the […]

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19 February 2014

Headlines Bitcoin ATM Gets Surprise Launch in Biggest Boston Train StationTake a video tour of Boston’s first bitcoin ATM powered by Liberty Teller. Blockchain.info CEO Nic Cary Donates $10k in Bitcoin to UniversityBlockchain.info Nic Cary has given $10,000 to Puget Sound University. Dubai Pizzeria Becomes First Merchant in the UAE to Accept BitcoinThe Pizza Guys […]

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18 February 2014

Headlines CoinTerra Takes Aim At Butterfly Labs With GSX I: A 400 GH/s PCI-E Bitcoin Mining CardHaving more or less completing development on their large Terraminer unit capable of 2 TH/s for a sum of $5,999, CoinTerra recently announced their GSX I Bitcoin mining solution.  CoinTerra is currently accepting preorders on the GSX I only, […]

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17 February 2014

Headlines Why Mt. Gox May Be Headed for BankruptcyMt. Gox’s troubles raise a number of red flags that make comparisons with now-bankrupt online gambling sites highly relevant. Ukraine to Regulate Bitcoin Businesses Under Existing LawsDespite Russia’s ban, the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to follow a more European path for regulating bitcoin. Mt. Gox: […]

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16 February 2014

Headlines CCN Websites of the Week: February 9th – 15thA lot of times while writing for CryptoCoinsNews, we stumble upon some really cool cryptocurrency-related websites that we would like to share with our readers. This new weekly segment, CCN Websites of the Week, is our way of serving these sites to you. Like most people, you’re […]

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15 February 2014

Headlines Mt. Gox Announces Downtime for Bitcoin DepositsMt. Gox is currently performing system maintenance to prepare for implementation and testing of a new bitcoin transaction system. Digital Currencies Gaining Popularity in India’s Major CitiesBitcoin and other digital currencies are slowly becoming popular in India’s big business and technological hubs. 68% of Mt. Gox Users Still […]

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14 February 2014

Headlines Cloudbet Uses Video Streams for Bitcoin Bets with Live DealersCloudbet is a new Bitcoin gambling website where your cards are dealt by an actual dealer on a video stream. This adds a new level to the idea of bringing a real Las Vegas casino into your own home, as you will now be able […]

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13 February 2014

Headlines Canada’s Finance Minister Prepares to Regulate BitcoinGet ready, Canadian bitcoin advocates: you’re about to be regulated. California Bill Would Make Bitcoin ‘Lawful Money’A new Senate bill is looking to give US dollar alternatives firmer legal footing in California. Bank of Greece Breaks Silence on BitcoinThe Greek bank has just issued its first statement on […]

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12 February 2014

Headlines Australian Writers Awarded 12 BTC in Bitcoin Essay CompetitionWinners of Australia’s first bitcoin writing competition have been announced, with 12 BTC in prizes awarded to three writers. Venture Capital Firms Still Bullish on Bitcoin Despite RisksDespite the risk of regulation, VC firms are studying bitcoin for short-term opportunities. Pop-up Pub in London’s Tech City […]

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11 February 2014

Headlines Why Bitcoin’s Volatility Problem May Soon Be SolvedWhat bitcoin needs is a way to separate its role as currency from its role as speculative investment. Dogecoin Development Showing Real Potential for Growth with DogewandIf you were thinking that Dogecoin was going to fade away like most other memes, then you’ll be disappointed to hear […]

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10 February 2014

Headlines ‘CoinThief’ Mac Malware Steals Bitcoins From Your WalletMalware hidden in a private wallet app is reportedly stealing large amounts of bitcoin from Mac OS X users. Malware Uses Victims’ Machines to Mine Bitcoin Until Ransom is PaidA curious new hybrid of bitcoin-mining malware and ransomware has been discovered infecting PCs. Worldcoin Price Crash Creates […]

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9 February 2014

Headlines The CoinDesk Mining Roundup: Alydian, Dogecoin and Cloud MiningThe globe’s most important mining news, featuring: bad news for Alydian, dogecoin gets inflation, and new ways to mine. HighKart is India’s First Online Retailer to Accept BitcoinOfficially launched January 15th, HighKart.com is India’s first online retailer to accept Bitcoin.  HighKart touts itself as “the bitcoin […]

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8 February 2014

Headlines BitcoinShop.US Goes Public and Raises Nearly $2 MillionBitcoinShop.US has announced $1.875 million in new investments, and they’re also merging with Bitcoin Shop, Inc. The idea behind this expansion is that it will allow the online retailer to find new brands and products to sell in their online store, which already sells most of the […]

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7 February 2014

Headlines Mt. Gox Halts ALL Bitcoin Withdrawals, Price Drop FollowsMt. Gox has issued a statement announcing that it is temporarily pausing bitcoin withdrawals. Mt. Gox has suspended all Bitcoin Withdrawals – Is this the end of Mt. Gox?Mt. Gox has released a press release stating that they are currently stopping all Bitcoin withdrawals. They are […]

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6 February 2014

Headlines Blockchain iPhone App Removed from App Store. Blockchain RespondsLess than an hour ago, Apple pulled Blockchain.info‘s iPhone app from the App Store without any specific reason. The email that Blockchain CEO Nicolas Cary received stated that the app had been “removed from the App Store due to an unresolved issue.” Interestingly, Blockchain was the […]

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5 February 2014

Headlines Kazakhstan Central Bank Could Ban Bitcoin to Protect BankersA Kazakhstan official suggests the country could classify bitcoin as a ponzi scheme this year. The Open Transactions Bazaar is the Real Silk Road 2.0Ars Technica recently published an interview with the Dread Pirate Roberts of “Silk Road 2.0”, and one of the main points DPR […]

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4 February 2014

Headlines Real-Time Bitcoin Price Tag Hits the High StreetThe BitTag uses wireless technology to automatically update customers on the BTC price of retail items. Could BitTag Replace Cashiers?While the advantages of accepting bitcoins as an online merchant are rather obvious, BitTag thinks that it can help bring the digital currency to more brick-and-mortar stores. This […]

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3 February 2014

Headlines CoinTerra Battles With Performance Issues and Security BreachCoinTerra’s TerraMiner IV units are about 20% slower and consume 20% more power than originally promised. Singapore’s First Bitcoin ATM to Arrive in MarchA Singapore firm is planning to install the island’s first bitcoin ATM within months. Hive’s Bitcoin Wallet is out of Beta for OS X […]

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2 February 2014

Headlines Dogecoin Attempts to Take Lack of Market Cap to the Moon, Stalls For NowDogecoin, an alt-coin released this last December, was originally devised to have a maximum limit of 100 billion coins in circulation.  However, this limit was only a stated intention and never included in the coding of the cryptocurrency.  After a lengthy […]

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1 February 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Gains Attention in Pay-Per-Use Industries, SlowlyDespite bitcoin’s minimal fees making it a natural choice for micro-payments, many pay-per-use business models have been slow to integrate bitcoin payment options.  Arcades, adult websites, news outlets with an online presence, all could save millions of dollars a year in payment processing fees by collecting micropayments of […]

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