28 February 2014

Headlines Fortress May be First Public Company to Own Millions of Dollars in Bitcoins, Discloses $20m WorthAccording to a SEC regulatory filing, Fortress Investment Group reported a $3,702,000 loss on its bitcoin investments. Alleged Mt. Gox Victim Files Class Action Lawsuit, Now His Lawyers Speak OutA class action lawsuit filed against Mt. Gox in the […]

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27 February 2014

Headlines Unilateral Statement Regarding Mt. Gox from an InsiderKraken founder Jesse Powell shares his reaction to the Mt. Gox revelations, and offers advice to fellow ‘goxed’ customers. How Bitcoin Smashes Mobile Payments BarriersIn an open letter to the industry, Jon Matonis explains why bitcoin is the future of mobile payments. Coinbase Talks 1 Million Wallet […]

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26 February 2014

Headlines Robocoin Bitcoin ATM to Debut in North America’s Largest MallRobocoin has announced its latest unit will be coming to one of the largest malls in the world. Bitcoin Alliance of Canada to Host Bitcoin Expo in TorontoBitcoin Expo 2014 is to take place in April and will feature 50+ speakers from across the bitcoin […]

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25 February 2014

Headlines Mt. Gox Has Halted Trading… Right In The Middle Of An Unconfirmed CrisisReddit is currently aflame with the news that everyone’s favorite Bitcoin Exchange: Mt. Gox, has disabled trading.  Couple that atrocious situation with a blank twitter feed and it is no wonder that peoples’ imaginations will run wild. One of the only things […]

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24 February 2014

Headlines Australian Government Tracks All Bitcoin to AUD ConversionsThe Australian government is keeping a close eye on bitcoin – tracking every BTC to AUD conversion, and vice-versa. Following the Money: Geographic Dispersion of VC Bitcoin InvestmentThe world’s first decentralized currency features a relatively decentralized geographic investment footprint. Japan’s Top Regulators Suggest Mt. Gox Intervention UnlikelyTop […]

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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 Bitcoin Investor Syndicate Breaks into AngelList Top 10For the first time, an investor syndicate on AngelList ranks among the top investment groups on the site. MtGox Trading Below $100. Now What?MtGox BTCUSD dropped below the psychologically significant $100 mark. Continuing our blow-by-blow coverage of the spectacular MtGox crash, we’ll be keeping users updated with […]

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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. Should Mark Karpeles Resign From The Bitcoin Foundation?When do an individual’s professional failings disqualify them from representing a cause in which they believe?  This is what many in the Bitcoin […]

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19 February 2014

Headlines Defcon, Silk Road 2.0’s Mod, Promises To Reimburse Stolen Bitcoins… Using Future RevenuesA few days ago here at CCN we reported that Bitcoin’s black mark Silk Road 2.0 had been hacked.  Defcon, in a long post to Silk Road 2.0 forums on Tor, explained that three attackers had used the transaction malleability bug to […]

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18 February 2014

Headlines CoinTerra to Release GSX I Water-Cooled PCIe Bitcoin Mining CardThe GSX I is a 400 GH/s unit that consumes 400 watts of power, priced at $1,599. Bank Run In Thailand – Luckily Bitcoin Was Just Confirmed As Legal There [Local View Update]The Bangkok Post today carries disturbing news out of Thailand: Deposit flight hits […]

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17 February 2014

Headlines Dogecoin Has Forked: Update Your Client To 1.5+ ASAPDogecoin has forked and the issue is still being resolved.  There are currently two competing chains, one being put out by older clients (version ~1.4) and one being put out by newer clients (version 1.5+).  According to observant redditors, the fork appeared at block 104678. What […]

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16 February 2014

Headlines Warning: CryptocoinTrader Application Includes MalwareLess than 10 hours ago, someone posted on reddit’s r/bitcoin a link to download CryptocoinTrader (also known as “Cryptocoin Trader” with a space), an application that claims to be an open source “all in one BTC/LTC/NVC/USD/EUR/RUR/TRC/PPC/XPM/NMC [trader] for MtGox, Bitstamp, Btc-e and Cryptsy with detailed realtime information and customizable trading […]

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15 February 2014

Headlines The MtGox Saga: Insolvency, Incompetence, or Bad PR?A large chunk of the Bitcoin community has been ready to give up on MtGox for more than a few months, but the question still remains as to whether they are insolvent, incompetent, or just bad at public relations. While there is no need for a debate […]

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14 February 2014

Headlines Three Bitcoin Startups Pitch for Funding at Boost VC Demo DayBitcoin startups pitched their big ideas to 100+ investors on Tuesday, at a demo organized by incubator Boost VC. Watch This Man Confront CEO of Mt. Gox Over Missing BitcoinsInspired by CoinSearcher’s three-day sit-in protest, Kolin Burges flew 12 hours from London to Tokyo […]

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13 February 2014

Headlines Bank of Greece Breaks Silence on BitcoinThe Greek bank has just issued its first statement on bitcoin, warning consumers of the potential investment risks. Roger Ver is Betting on MtGox’s SolvencyRoger Ver, also known as Bitcoin Jesus, is looking to buy MtGox bitcoins from people who believe the Bitcoin exchange may be insolvent. As […]

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12 February 2014

Headlines Get Bitcoin for Your Old Electronics with GlydeThe site gives old electronics a new lease of life, and lets sellers make some bitcoin in the process. 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. People […]

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11 February 2014

Headlines Fiverr Teams Up With Coinbase to Pay for Services in BitcoinFreelancers and microtaskers selling services on Fiverr can now get paid in bitcoin, thanks to a partnership with Coinbase. JPMorgan Report Slams Bitcoin as ‘Vastly Inferior’ to Fiat CurrencyA new report by JPMorgan has issued a sharp critique of bitcoin and other digital currencies. […]

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10 February 2014

Headlines Mt. Gox Blames Bitcoin – Core Developer Greg Maxwell Responds [Update: Further Technical Details]Mt. Gox Official Statement Mt. Gox have just released their official statement regarding their recent decision to halt all Bitcoin withdrawals. Essentially, they are claiming they can’t release customers’ funds until a known bug in the Bitcoin protocol is resolved. Greg […]

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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. Inaugural Bitcoin Fair in San Francisco Sees High TurnoutThe first of possibly many Bitcoin Fairs has brought newbies and experts together to share a passion for cryptocurrencies. […]

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8 February 2014

Headlines Cable Companies Could Be the Biggest Threat to BitcoinIn the wake of the arrests in Florida, and the Blockchain wallet being removed from the App Store, many Bitcoin enthusiasts are coming to the realization that the path to widespread adoption is fraught with increasingly arduous obstacles.  Government regulation, Apple, or banks; what will be Bitcoin’s […]

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7 February 2014

Headlines Silk Road Accused Ulbricht Pleads Not Guilty, Begins Long DefenseRoss Ulbricht has responded to his formal indictment with a not guilty plea, and will review evidence against him. Australian Retailer Millennius Halts iPhone Sales in Apple BoycottA leading Aussie e-tailer has stopped selling iPhones as a protest against Apple’s decision to remove Blockchain’s iOS […]

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6 February 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Will Never Be Replaced by an AltcoinSince the creation of Bitcoin, there have been hundreds of altcoins created that are supposed to be the next big cryptocurrency. The first one to gain any real success was Litecoin, and now we’ve seen the likes of Peercoin, Dogecoin, and others get their time to shine. […]

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5 February 2014

Headlines The Coming Wave of Bitcoin DiscountsWhen I get into a discussion about Bitcoin with someone, I like to bring up the coming wave of Bitcoin discounts when they say that bitcoins have no intrinsic value. Most people would agree that one of the reasons the US dollar has value is the fact that Americans […]

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4 February 2014

Headlines Russian Prosecutor’s Office: BTC-e Investigation Report was a HoaxA new statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Volgograd claims yesterday’s BTC-e criminal investigation report was a hoax. Volgograd Prosecutor’s Site Reports Yesterday’s BTC-e Ban Story was a HackThe Volgograd Prosecutor’s official website has seemingly issued a retraction of the report it ran yesterday, in which […]

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3 February 2014

Headlines US Postal Service Explores Adding Bitcoin ExchangesThe US Postal Service recently explored ways virtual currencies could increase its revenue in a Washington, DC meeting. Coredice.io: A New Bitcoin Dice Site Appears!Coredice.io is the latest edition  to the vast ocean of bitcoin gambling websites.  Coredice is a simple dice game similar to SatoshiDice or Just-Dice, […]

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2 February 2014

Headlines Hive is an “Applefied” Bitcoin WalletOne of the main issues facing Bitcoin right now is its usability by the general public. Although cryptonerds are able to understand how Bitcoin works and why it’s useful, the reality is that your children and grandparents may get confused when they take a look at their current Bitcoin […]

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1 February 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Now Accepted at Every 7-Eleven in MexicoWe’re continuing to see the ability to pay with Bitcoin trickle out into large brick-and-mortar stores in different parts of the world, even when it seems like those stores have not given Bitcoin their stamp of approval. We had many different Subways begin to accept Bitcoin a […]

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