30 April 2014

Headlines DarkMarket Alternative Launches With Friendlier Title ‘OpenBazaar’The decentralised anonymous marketplace DarkMarket has been forked and given a more palatable name. Innosilicon A2 Terminator Scrypt ASICs Are The First 28nm Chips For Litecoin And Dogecoin MiningOn 4/20/14, Innosilicon announced sales of their A2 Terminator Scrypt ASIC on Bitcointalk and their website.  Innosilicon is not a newcomer […]

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29 April 2014

Headlines Insure Bitcoin: Secure Insured Wallets Now AvailableBitcoin has an image problem! A problem of its own making and it’s a bad image, one that, to some extent, it deserves. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has gone from a value of cents to being worth over $1,000, and in less than five years. It has now dropped […]

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28 April 2014

Headlines Ohio Bans Bitcoin for Alcohol SalesA state regulator just made things more difficult for alcohol sellers in Cleveland’s Bitcoin Boulevard project. Regulators in Maryland, Nevada and Canada Weigh in on Bitcoin DebateTwo US states have issued advisories on bitcoin, while Canada’s tax authority outlined its position on digital currency-related revenue. Winklevoss Twins to Promote […]

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27 April 2014

Headlines Provably Fair Bitcoin Split Payments Have Arrived!Real-time Bitcoin split payments solutions have finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. Coinsplit.io is taking a truly revolutionary online approach to provably fair real-time Bitcoin split payments. From the Coinsplit.io site: Coinsplit allows you to create multiple bitcoin wallets. Each time a wallet receives coins they […]

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26 April 2014

Headlines Is it Too Late to Get Involved in Bitcoin?Is it still possible to make millions from bitcoin, or has that boat sailed? A Simple Trick To Secure Your Face-to-face Bitcoin TradesFace-to-face trades, as frequently arranged via LocalBitcoins, are a popular way to swap Bitcoin for fiat or goods. As with online exchanges, the method […]

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25 April 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Election Deadline Extended Due to Voting ‘Hiccups’The Bitcoin Foundation has extended the voting deadline in the election to fill its two vacant industry seats. Caixin Article Claims PBOC Is Meeting With Banks And Payment Processors To Completely Cut Off Funding To Bitcoin TradingBitcoin prices have dropped nearly 10% across all Bitcoin exchanges, with […]

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24 April 2014

Headlines Inside the Film Festival Premiere of ‘The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin”The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin’ debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday to a packed crowd. Ask Libertarian Film Makers about Bitcoin and the Media[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]ello, I’m Calvin Tran, the media producer here at CCN. I’ll be down in California this […]

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23 April 2014

Headlines Europe’s Zombie Banks may be killing Bitcoin[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n 2008, Europe followed the United States into a financial crisis, a crisis that was best described as caused by: “Too many people, borrowing money that they couldn’t afford, from people they didn’t know, to buy things they didn’t need,  so they could impress people that they […]

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22 April 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Developers Debating Move from ‘Bitcoins’ to ‘Bits’[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]hile many users of Bitcoin have already decided to move to millibitcoins or microbitcoins on their own, the reality is that there haven’t been any official moves to create an official, widely-used denomination of bitcoins. Some people still like saying bitcoins, while others think that millibitcoins […]

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21 April 2014

Headlines 500 Startups Funds Five Bitcoin Startups With $100k EachMountain View-based accelerator 500 Startups is funding five bitcoin companies in its latest batch of startups with $100,000. OpenSSL Software Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin DonationsPeople wanting to support the OpenSSL project can now make donations in cryptocurrency. Mother: Mark Karpeles ‘Lacks People Skills but Was Never […]

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20 April 2014

Headlines The Completely Insane Saga of CoinBet.ccIt All Starts With One Man Meet Michael Katz. Katz is an American poker player from a small town in New Jersey. Throughout his career, Katz has won well over half a million dollars playing online poker. However, on 15 April 2011, the United States indicted three major online poker […]

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19 April 2014

Headlines Neo & Bee: Andreas Antonopoulos and Tuur Demeester share their viewsThere is an overdose of Neo & Bee news lately, but we think these views on the situation are worth being shared. Two Bitcoin high-profiles came forward and shed their light. Tuur Demeester and Andreas Antonopoulos were both connected to Neo & Bee’s story. […]

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18 April 2014

Headlines All Things Alt: Shibe Social, Blackcoin Boom and the Twin Easter EggDogecon, new GPUs and the potential future of payments – these and more in this week’s All Things Alt. Crypto-Forex 101 Tutorial Gets Right To It With No BSIt’s no wonder why so many aspiring cryptocurrency day traders are getting taken to the […]

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17 April 2014

Headlines Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Adapt: Huobi Resumes Recharge Cards And OKCoin Reveals ATM Partner[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]uobi made an announcement to their website on 4/17/14. ????????? ????????????????????????????????????????17?00????????????????????7*24???????????????? Dear Valued Huobi customers: In order to resolve the current issues with recharges during off hours, and as a result of Huobi negotiations with recharge card dealers, today at 17:00 […]

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16 April 2014

Headlines How To Do An Altcoin Right: Coinye Vs DogecoinI got into cryptocurrencies when I discovered Dogecoin. I had heard about Bitcoin prior to this but had never researched it in depth. Dogecoin was (and still is) very inexpensive, so I got some to see what cryptocurrencies was all about. This lead to me discovering […]

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15 April 2014

Headlines Potential Mt. Gox Buyer: Exchange Has Important Role in Bitcoin’s FutureWilliam Quigley, part of a group aiming to relaunch Mt. Gox, appeared on CNBC today to discuss his bid. Neo & Bee CEO Breaks Silence on Alleged Bitcoin FraudNeo & Bee CEO Danny Brewster has taken to reddit to address the fraud rumours surrounding […]

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14 April 2014

Headlines Interview with Blackcoin: Succeeding in the Alt-MarketDespite launching with no fanfare, and overcoming a hard-fork early in development, Blackcoin today sits ranked #6 by market value, and #3 by trading volume – an impressive feat considering how cluttered the cryptocurrency market is. CryptoCoinsNews’ own Vasilije Markovic (Serbian contributor) had a chance to speak with the […]

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13 April 2014

Headlines Why Know-Your-Customer Rules Won’t Work With BitcoinKnow Your Customer rules exemplify why moulding bitcoin into the current regulatory framework won’t work, argues Ariel Deschapell. Welcome to Bitcoin IslandForget currencies and commodities … the right analogy for Bitcoin is ‘land’, argues Richard Gendal Brown. New Paper Explores Cooling Challenges in Bitcoin Mining IndustryA new white paper […]

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12 April 2014

Headlines Win Bitcoin by Creating a Good (Baseball) BitBetThe Bet Major League Baseball season is getting underway in America. If you’re a fan of the sport, you’re sure to hold some expectations for the performance of your favorite teams and players. So why not make this season even more exciting by winning Bitcoin if it […]

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11 April 2014

Headlines Kim Dotcom wants to launch his own cryptocurrencyRemember Kim Dotcom? This German-Finnish entrepreneur made headlines in the past as the founder of Megaupload, a website where it was easy to put up illegal content for download. After some time arguing with authorities, he has now returned and loves to shine his light on recent […]

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10 April 2014

Headlines Legg Mason’s Bill Miller: Buffett is Wrong About BitcoinBill Miller reiterated his support for bitcoin today, taking aim at past statements by famed investor Warren Buffett. Canadian Senate Meets Bitcoin Community in Fact-Finding SessionRepresentatives from the bitcoin sphere sat before Canadian senators yesterday – the first such presence on Parliament Hill. Bitinvest Launches Prepaid […]

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9 April 2014

Headlines KnCMiner Offers New Incentives for Neptune Mining Rig DelaysCustomers waiting for Neptune mining rigs can now take advantage of a new, short-term deal from KnCMiner. Noncetech Announces Official Miner Sales LaunchOn 3/29/14, I had posted an interview with Antti of Noncetech in which I asked pressing questions about their business, their miners, and their impending […]

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8 April 2014

Headlines Gavin Andresen Steps Down as Bitcoin’s Lead DeveloperAndresen will focus on his Bitcoin Foundation work, leaving the lead developer role to Wladimir van der Laan. Survey: People Who Know Least About Bitcoin Want to Ban It MostA Reason-Rupe survey suggests that educating people about bitcoin is key to mass acceptance. Bitcoin’s Carbon Emissions: It’s […]

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7 April 2014

Headlines Mark T Williams on the Flaws and Opportunities of BitcoinCoinDesk dines with the king of bitcoin bashing, risk management expert Mark T. Williams, and finds him … reasonable. Irish Company Now Paying Employees’ Salaries in BitcoinDublin firm GSM Solutions, home to Ireland’s first bitcoin ATM, now pays its employees partly in bitcoin. Inside Bitcoins […]

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6 April 2014

Headlines CCN Week in Review: Square Supports BTC, Neo & Bee Insolvency, Crypto Rush Collapses, and MoreIt’s Sunday again, and you know what that means. It’s time for another CCN Week in Review. This week, from 31 March – 6 April, payments processor Square began accepting bitcoin, Neo & Bee became insolvent, altcoin exchange Crypto […]

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5 April 2014

Headlines Are Cryptocurrencies in a State of War?Are cryptocurrencies in the midst of a battle similar to that fought by HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs? Localbitcoins.com Transaction Risk AlertDuring the past four years various Bitcoin-based service companies had occupied comfortable niches during an infancy and adoption phase of the cryptocurrency. Some had naive business models […]

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4 April 2014

Headlines Money-Spinners: Bitcoin ATMs Make Firsts from California to CongressThis week’s roundup of bitcoin ATM/vending machine installations, and a couple of other interesting items to watch out for. Inside Square’s Stealth Approach to Bitcoin IntegrationThe company aims to make bitcoin payments as easy as possible for merchants – keeping the mechanics behind-the-scenes. Ad Agency Joystick […]

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3 April 2014

Headlines Why Bitcoin crashed and will rise againOnce again the Bitcoin world is full of panic. Shit (mostly Chinese) has hit the fan and prices are falling down as we speak. Five months ago, Bitcoin was at an all-time high. One coin was worth more than a thousand dollars. At the moment I’m writing this; […]

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2 April 2014

Headlines Bibao: a slick Bitcoin trading and wallet app from ChinaAs much as Bitcoin (and other relevant cryptocurrencies) is an advanced technology, people are still waiting for the first decent mobile app to surface. Right now, Android users can download some apps that show coin values in real-time or work as a wallet. Apple users […]

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1 April 2014

Headlines Why Goldman Sachs Got it Wrong on BitcoinThe company says bitcoin is just a promising payments technology. It is that, and much more, says Ariel Deschapell. Canada Starts Bitcoin Regulation: Virtual Currencies Mentioned In 2014 Budget Implementation BillThere’s A Virtual Currency Provision In The 2014 Federal Budget Implementation Act Last Friday, Canada’s new Minister […]

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