31 May 2014

Headlines Goxxed For The Last Time, A Fall of MtGox (commiserative) CoinWith all the news about how people lost their money with MtGox and the ongoing madness with it I saw, a while back, a concept for the Goxxed For The Last Time a (Commiserative) Coin. The coin is a commiserative coin created by Jonny […]

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30 May 2014

Headlines All Things Alt: Darkcoin Duels XC and the Demise of McDogecoinThis week saw several coin communities erupt into turmoil, while McDonald’s stifled a dogecoin awareness initiative. HashFast Staves Off Involuntary Bankruptcy In San Francisco CourtA federal bankruptcy judge gave HashFast permission to sell some of its stock and hire a chief restructuring officer. Short […]

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29 May 2014

Headlines Cryo Card Review: Nearly Indestructible Bitcoin Cold StorageCold storage is perhaps the safest way to store your bitcoins (or any other cryptocurrencies) since cold wallets are kept offline. Anyone can send money to a cold wallet, but retrieving funds from cold storage isn’t possible without physical access to the wallet, making this storage option […]

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28 May 2014

Headlines Wedbush Analysts: VC Funding in Bitcoin Doubled in Under Three MonthsWedbush Securities has issued a new report on bitcoin technology, citing its disruptive potential in the long term. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report Finds ‘Extraordinary Interest’ in BitcoinThe latest edition of the influential report could bring more attention and investment to the bitcoin space. […]

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27 May 2014

Headlines Fidor Bank, BIPS Team Up for Merchant Bitcoin Payments InitiativeBIPS has forged a new relationship with Fidor Bank to offer free SEPA bank settlements to merchants. Alpha Technology Announces New ‘Back to Basics’ Viper Miner SpecsThe UK company has given its upcoming miners a significant speed boost, but removed several features in the process. […]

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26 May 2014

Headlines The Five Biggest Threats Facing BitcoinCoinDesk looks at the biggest hurdles bitcoin needs to overcome before it can hit the mainstream. Feature Film Funded by Bitcoin – Aimy in a CageAimy in a Cage is a feature film that is entirely funded by Bitcoin. Hooroo Jackson, the man who wrote the original book and […]

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25 May 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: HKCEx, Coinotron, Darkcoin, and MoreIt’s Sunday again, which means it’s time for another Bitcoin News in Review, where we look back at our biggest stories here on CCN. This week, (18 May – 25 May), was quite eventful, so we’ve got a lot to cover on this News in Review. We […]

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24 May 2014

Headlines BFGMiner 4.0 Officially Released and MultiMiner 3.0 Officially Released In TandemLuke Jr has officially released BFGMiner 4.0 into the wild with a ton of enhancements and features. Along with it a key member of the development team Nate Woolls released MultiMiner 3.0 to go along with it. Update: BFGMiner is live. 5/26/14  Quick Note: […]

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23 May 2014

Headlines BitPesa Launches Beta Testing for Kenyan Remittance ServiceBitPesa has launched its beta program with the long-term goal of disrupting the remittance space. German Bitcoin Tax Proposal Would Sting Merchants TwiceGermany’s Ministry of Finance is proposing potentially impactful changes to its bitcoin tax policies. Video: Roundup of This Week’s Bitcoin News 23rd May 2014This week […]

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22 May 2014

Headlines Price of Ripple Plummets as Co-Founder Plans 9 Billion XRP SelloffJed McCaleb, co-founder of Ripple Labs, has announced the sale of his sizable stake in the platform’s native currency. Bitcoin Pizza Day: Celebrating the Pizzas Bought for 10,000 BTCToday, bitcoiners the world over will celebrate the anniversary of the world’s most expensive pizza. Vibrant […]

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21 May 2014

Headlines Brock Pierce Defends Himself in Letter to FoundationThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that Brock Pierce, the new industry seat of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Board of Director elected to fill the vacated spot previously held by Mark Karpeles, has responded to criticism that he has faced since joining the board at the Bitcoin Foundation. To catch […]

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20 May 2014

Headlines Could This Holy Bitcoin Trinity Revive Colored Coins?Coinprism, Iridis, and ChromaWallet want to rekindle interest in colored coins, a year after it fizzled. Can they? Bitcoin Price Breakout – Technical Analysis Warns Bull Trap!Bitcoin Price advance had slowed down to a crawl. The week-long sideways movement in the chart showed signs of turning back […]

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19 May 2014

Headlines Dutch Court Declares Bitcoin Isn’t Money in Civil TrialThe judgement stemmed from a lawsuit over 1,760 BTC that was never delivered to the buyer. Intuit Labs Testing Bitcoin Payments Service for MerchantsThe accounting software developer is trialling a bitcoin payments service called QuickBooks. Chicago Sun-Times to Let Readers Buy Jay-Z, Beyonce Tickets With BitcoinThe […]

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18 May 2014

Headlines Battle of the Explainer Videos: Who Tells Bitcoin’s Story Best?Creating a video that explains bitcoin is difficult. Many have tried, some with more success than others. Intuit Reveals QuickBooks Bitcoin Payments BetaFor years, Intuit has spent a large portion of its energy towards innovation.  Intuit Labs, understandably, runs “Lab Experiments” to test and implement […]

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17 May 2014

Headlines What Block Chain Analysis Tells Us About BitcoinIn this piece, we assess recent block chain analysis for answers to lingering bitcoin questions. Breaking Down the Butterfly Labs FTC Complaints DataWe dig into the data released along with 283 complaints to the FTC by Butterfly Labs customers worldwide. Josh Wise Wins Sprint All-Star Fan VoteJosh […]

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16 May 2014

Headlines All Things Alt: Advanced Algorithms, Maxcoin Reborn and a Second Lap for DogecoinMaxcoin hints at a comeback while Dogecar driver Josh Wise takes a second shot at NASCAR stardom. Passports for Bitcoin Offers Privacy to ConsumersA number of countries offer investment-based citizenship, which offers nonresidents the chance to acquire citizenship in return for injecting […]

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15 May 2014

Headlines Prypto Scratch Cards Make Cryptocurrency TangibleCryptocurrency has revolutionized the concept of money. However, people are often reluctant to believe that virtual money can ever replace the physical fiat currency they have grown accustomed to. Even though most people use a variety of digital money services, such as online banking and PayPal, they still think […]

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14 May 2014

Headlines Bitcoin-Accepting Restaurant is Malaysia’s FirstBitcoin is starting to grow in Malaysia thanks to active local communities and innovative spending services. BREAKING: Facebook Virus Mining Bitcoin Discovered in NorwayA Facebook virus that mines Bitcoin has been discovered in Norway and is spreading rapidly across the globe. Experts call it a Norwegian phenomenon. The Facebook Virus […]

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13 May 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Embassy Launches In Poland’s Capital WarsawThe world’s latest bitcoin embassy has opened in Europe with the aim of promoting the digital currency. Dogecoin Price not Affected by TalladegaLast Sunday, May 4th, Josh Wise came in 20th at the Aaron’s 499 race in Talladega. Wise drove the Dogecar, which was sponsored by the NASCAR […]

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12 May 2014

Headlines ATM Maker Diamond Circle to Launch Bitcoin Debit CardThe company has announced it will launch the card this week at the 2014 Bitcoin Conference in Amsterdam. Bitcoin Chart Analysis – Bitstamp Sub $400 TargetsBTC/USD rebounded off its upper channel trendline and has resumed the downtrend. This outcome was discussed last week and with Bitcoin […]

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11 May 2014

Headlines Will Bitcoin End the Federal Reserve Monopoly? This Video Thinks sohttp://youtu.be/bnGCtV4LcRk Bitcoin News in Review: BitID, FEC Donations, Transaction Volume Decline, and MoreHappy Mother’s Day, and welcome to another Bitcoin News in Review (formerly known as CCN Week in Review)! This week on CCN, we learned about BitID’s secure Bitcoin authentication protocol, that the FEC […]

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10 May 2014

Headlines USA Today Uses The Bitcoin Logo To Celebrate FEC DecisionFEC Says Yes, and USA Today Celebrates With a Logo Change The USA Today, the second largest newspaper in the United States celebrated the news that Bitcoin is now approved for political campaign contributions by adding a Bitcoin to its own logo. Not only was […]

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9 May 2014

Headlines What Are Bitcoin Nodes and Why Do We Need Them?As a P2P network, bitcoin needs nodes, but the numbers are dropping – so what can be done? EduCoin: The Digital Currency That Makes Us SmarterOur education system needs an update. This is no secret. Students can no longer pay college tuition with summer jobs, like students did […]

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8 May 2014

Headlines Avalara Launches Bitcoin Module for Tax Compliance EngineAvalara has added a bitcoin module to its AvaTax compliance engine, making it the first to offer bitcoin functionality. US Government Taps Nonprofit to Research Digital Currency CrimeThe Internal Revenue Service has announced its intention to contract to a cybersecurity nonprofit to research digital currency crimes. Switzerland: […]

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7 May 2014

Headlines Coinbase Boosts Team with Acquisition of Kippt DevelopersCoinbase has acquired the team behind Kippt and Inc, headed by Jori Lallo and Karri Saarinen. Authentication Protocol BitID Lets Users ‘Connect with Bitcoin’BitID allows bitcoin wallet owners to identify themselves and access websites using just their wallet address. Bitcoin Trading Platform Vaurum Raises $4 Million in […]

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6 May 2014

Headlines Why Bitcoin Exchange Audits Don’t Go Far EnoughSeveral exchanges have already instigated inspections to reassure customers – but more thorough auditing is needed, argue experts. Bitcoin in England: Shocking and Disappointing Survey for BitcoinWhat percentage of the UK population want to use bitcoins? If they do not, why not? What is the breakdown? A […]

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5 May 2014

Headlines Australian VC Company Future Capital Launches $30 Million Bitcoin FundThe firm says it is Australia’s first dedicated investment fund for the digital currency. Bitcoin Job Fair Proves Digital Currency Needs More Than CodeTop bitcoin companies used this weekend’s Bitcoin Job Fair to scout for sales, development and marketing talent. BitID Replaces ‘Sign in with […]

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4 May 2014

Headlines An Interview with the Dogecoin-Backed NASCAR Driver and Shibe Josh WiseRecently I had the privilege of speaking to Josh Wise, driver of the Dogecar. Wise will be racing at Aaron’s 499 today, May 4th. I can say from talking to him both on reddit and over the phone that he’s a nice and funny […]

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3 May 2014

Headlines An Inside Look at ProtonMail: End-to-End Encrypted EmailBitcoin users are no strangers to cryptography. After all, Bitcoin wouldn’t even exist without it, since cryptography prevents double spending and allows the network to verify ownership of coins. Of course, the primary purpose of cryptography has always been secret communication, and a new service called ProtonMail […]

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2 May 2014

Headlines Backing Bitcoin with Gold or Stocks Misses the Point of the BlockchainThe idea of “backing” Bitcoin with some kind of tangible commodity or asset is back in the news again due to a recent statement from Senator Rand Paul. The Senator from Kentucky stated that he’d like to see Bitcoin backed by a basket […]

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1 May 2014

Headlines Investors and Traders Get a Lesson in Bitcoin at the British MuseumCryptocurrencies as a fiat alternative, bitcoin technology and Bloomberg’s latest move were discussed at a ‘Future of Trading’ debate. Canadian Exchange CAVIRTEX to Launch Bitcoin ATMs Across CanadaNewly-announced services include a relaunched in-person bill payment deposit option and a branded ATM network. Hyper-Anonymising […]

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