30 June 2014

Headlines MegaBigPower’s Franchisee Program Could Reshape Bitcoin NetworkIndustrial bitcoin miner MegaBigPower is seeking to aggressively expand its operations through a new franchise program. Bitmain Releases Energy Efficient 478GH/s AntMiner S3At 0.75 BTC, the AntMiner S3 claims to deliver up to 478GH/s while consuming 366W of electricity. Bitcoin Price On the Move – Insider information from […]

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29 June 2014

Headlines Stripe CTO: Bitcoin Could Unify the World’s Financial SystemsGreg Brockman told CoinDesk that rather than replacing the existing financial infrastructure, cryptocurrencies hold promise as a unifying technology. Review of Hive Web – A Bitcoin Multi-Currency Web WalletThis isn’t the first time CCN has talked about Hive. A few months ago, CCN covered Hive’s gorgeous […]

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28 June 2014

Headlines US Consumer Agency prepares to protect Bitcoin shoppersThis morning Douwe Miedema, a reporter with Reuters, is reporting that a U.S  Government watchdog has told the U.S. Financial Protection Bureau, a primary Consumer Agency, that they should play a bigger role in protecting and shielding consumers from risks associated with virtual currencies. Reuters have also reported […]

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27 June 2014

Headlines Citi Examines Potential Impact of Silk Road Auction on Bitcoin PriceThe financial corporation has examined the possible effects of the US government’s auction of 29,656 bitcoins later today. Mark Karpeles: Mt. Gox Grew Too Fast, Too QuicklyMt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles has given his first media interview to the WSJ, admitting leadership failures. HashTrader […]

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26 June 2014

Headlines Police Still Searching for Answers in Investigation of HKCex ExchangeHong Kong’s Criminal Investigation Department is following up allegations of fraud, but is yet to produce results. OECD Paper: Policymakers Should Explore Cryptocurrency TechnologiesThe OECD’s new working paper draws largely positive conclusions about the technology behind bitcoin. Swiss Report Lays Foundation for Bitcoin to Become […]

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25 June 2014

Headlines Mike Hearn: Underfunding is Leaving Bitcoin Development in CrisisThe bitcoinj developer has said development of the bitcoin protocol is in a “crisis period” through lack of incentive. MaidSafe COO Reflects on Lessons Learned from CrowdsaleThe company is working to increase Internet security, and has learned some valuable lessons in the process. Skyhook Ships 150 […]

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24 June 2014

Headlines BTC China Announces Upgrades to its ‘Picasso ATM’ Mobile AppCEO Bobby Lee has announced a ‘Sell for Cash’ feature, aimed squarely at overseas customers. Facebook Tipping Developer Talks Dogecoin, Quarkcoin and ReddcoinRecently, Facebook made headlines when they approved the Multicoin Tipping App and The Doge Tipping App. This was the first time Facebook had […]

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23 June 2014

Headlines Vertcoin Community Uneasy With Developer Silence; Developers Release iOS Vertcoin WalletEditor’s Note: Vertcoin Development team has released a new update last night, just after this article was originally published with the title: “Vertcoin Community Uneasy With Developer Silence.” In the digital currency community, transparency is one of the foundations of the movement. While the […]

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22 June 2014

Headlines U.S. Government Stops Charlie Shrem from Speaking at Bitcoin ConferenceEditor’s Note: Charlie Shrem has responded publicly by clarifying that he has not been banned from any conferences. A misreading of events caused by verbiage which CCN profusely apologizes for initially printing. Shrem has responded to CCN inquiries from earlier today and will release a full statement […]

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21 June 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation’s Approach to Threat of Ghash 51% Attack Recklessly Conservative, Says Vitalik ButerinThe Organizers of Bitcoin in the Beltway created the conference to confront government threats to cryptocurrency head-on, so most of the presentations have reflected this mission. However, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies face just as many internal threats as internal threats, many […]

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20 June 2014

Headlines Are 51% Attacks a Real Threat to Bitcoin?While mining pools offer better returns for miners, they have caused concerns over their power over the bitcoin network. OKCoin Launches Margin Trading With P2P Lending and Two Investment FundsOKCoin, China’s largest Bitcoin exchange and one of the world’s largest digital currency exchange by volume, funding, users, […]

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19 June 2014

Headlines Israeli VC Fund Offers $50k Bounty for Cost-Cutting AppCoinVenture capital fund Aleph announced the developer bounty for code to reduce transaction costs on its new Karma platform. Hacker mines 500 million Dogecoins through hijacked Synology devicesHacking into NAS (network attached storage) devices commonly used on home networks a hijacker has managed to mine about […]

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18 June 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Lands NCAA College Football Bowl Sponsorship Through BitPayBitcoin payments processor BitPay will sponsor the St. Petersburg Bowl over the next three years. Greenbackers – The Wrong Approach to BitcoinThe greatest accomplishment of Satoshi’s technological advancement must be the ability to make huge power structures irrelevant. Making money and the financial system based in […]

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17 June 2014

Headlines Argentinian Bitcoin Merchant Processor BitPagos Raises $600kBitPagos says the $600k in funding will help it expand beyond Argentina to more Latin American markets. TigerDirect Opens Doors To Canadian BitcoinersAs revealed today in a press release and via various social media platforms, Tigerdirect.ca is now accepting Bitcoin. TigerDirect.com first started accepting Bitcoin from American customers […]

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16 June 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Mining Pool Ghash.io Is Open For Discussion…But Still UnapologeticIn response to community concerns, Ghash.io has posted to Cex.io’s blog regarding the threat of a 51% attack presented by Ghash.io’s rapid growth, as promised by Jeffrey Smith. In their blogpost, Ghash.io restated their “intention to help protect and grow the broad acceptance of Bitcoin and categorically […]

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15 June 2014

Headlines DigitalBTC Makes History With Australian Stock Market DebutAustralian firm digitalBTC makes history today as the first bitcoin company to trade on a mainstream stock exchange. Bitcoin Wallet Apps Re-Enter iOS Store After Apple’s Policy ShiftReflecting Apple’s new bitcoin-friendly stance, the first wallet and other apps allowing bitcoin purchases re-enter the iOS App Store. Will […]

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14 June 2014

Headlines ‘Eavesdropping’ Attack Can Unmask Up to 60% of Bitcoin ClientsAn attacker on a $2,000 budget could reveal bitcoin clients’ IP addresses, researchers say. PayPub Could Encourage Whistleblowers With Bitcoin PaymentsHesitant whistleblowers sometimes face an difficult decision: expose corruption and risk persecution, or turn a blind eye to abuses and continue a comfortable life. PayPub is […]

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13 June 2014

Headlines Search Engine DuckDuckGo Now Lets Users Check Bitcoin BalancesThe privacy-preserving search engine now allows bitcoiners to check their balances by pasting public addresses in the search box. Why The SEC Delay Over Crowdfunding Rules is Stifling Bitcoin InnovationPromised SEC rules on crowdfunding are months behind schedule, leaving cash-strapped bitcoin startups in a tricky situation. […]

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12 June 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Mining Pool Ghash.io Is Unapologetic Over Risk Of Theoretical 51% AttackUpdate: Ghash.io has responded as expected. Two Cornell researchers that have been trying to poke holes in Bitcoin’s network security, Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer, have taken this opportunity to remind the Bitcoin community of many other theoretical attacks that can occur with a centralized Bitcoin […]

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11 June 2014

Headlines The Bitcoin Price is DescendingThe Bitcoin price has begun to descend. Yesterday the Bitcoin price peaked at 657, compared to 680 USD per BTC June 3rd. Today the Bitcoin price has declined with more than 15 USD from 650 USD to 635 USD per BTC. I believe that the Bitcoin price will continue down in […]

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10 June 2014

Headlines First licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook launches ahead of World CupWith just days to go until the Brazil 2014 World Cup, and what will be the biggest betting event of all-time, the world’s first licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook, BetVIP.com, has gone live with the aim of adding transparency and legitimacy to the nascent currency. BetVIP takes wagers […]

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9 June 2014

Headlines The Negatives of Accepting BitcoinA friend recently asked me: “what are the negatives of accepting Bitcoin payments?”  which made me stop and think how I had never completely expanded on the cons of the technology myself. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts usually focus on the positives, but we should be tackling the problems also. Contemplating the negatives […]

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8 June 2014

Headlines If Digital Currencies Were Popular Technology Companies …If bitcoin is the Google of digital currencies, then which altcoin would be Apple? Bitcoin News in Review: GHash Nears 51%, Apple’s Change of Heart, Facebook Approves a Dogecoin Tipping App, and MoreWelcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of our top stories […]

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7 June 2014

Headlines Shopping with Crypto: Caveat EmptorCaveat emptor,  Latin for “Let the buyer beware”  (from caveat, “may he beware”, the subjunctive of cavere, “to beware” + emptor, “buyer”). Generally, caveat emptor is a principle of  contract law that controls the sale of real property after the date of closing, but may, and often does, also apply […]

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6 June 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Bullion Dealers Seek Asian Market Entrance in SingaporeA bullion-friendly investment climate draws business to Singapore, while precious metals and bitcoin also remain a profitable match elsewhere. CoinTerra Tackles Backlog of 200 Refund Requests as Complaints MountBitcoin mining hardware producer CoinTerra has revealed it has a backlog of around 200 refund requests to process. […]

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5 June 2014

Headlines IRS: No Bitcoin Reporting Required for FinCEN Foreign Banking Tax FormThe government agency added that this policy could be changed for future tax years. ECB Announces Negative Interest Rates: Bitcoin Price RalliesIn a landmark monetary policy move, the European Central Bank (ECB) has announced negative interest rates. The ECB will charge an interest rate […]

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4 June 2014

Headlines CoinJar Returns to Apple App Store With Features RestoredCoinJar’s iOS app is now available on the Apple app store in select markets. KnCMiner Titan to Deliver 400 MH/s, Tape-Out ImminentKnCMiner says the Titan will deliver near 400 MH/s, adding that the ASIC’s tape-out is now complete. Bitcoin Price in Free Fall – Someone is […]

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3 June 2014

Headlines Gallery: Arnhem Sets Bitcoin Acceptance Record With Bitcoincity EventThe Dutch event has been hailed a success and many participating establishments say they plan to continue with bitcoin. UK Financial Regulator’s New Initiative Encourages Bitcoin InnovationThe authority announced a new initiative which could boost the UK’s bitcoin businesses and mark a major policy shift. Apple’s […]

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2 June 2014

Headlines Can Chinese Exchange OKCoin Rescue Mt. Gox Creditors?The as-yet-unofficial rescue plan is gaining support from Mt. Gox customers, but many obstacles remain. $5 Billion Insurance Company Offers Bitcoin Coverage to BusinessesGreat American Insurance policyholders can now add BTC coverage against crime in most US states. Coin.mx Interview Following Security IncidentOne redditor decided to shut […]

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1 June 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Crowdfunder Aims to Sponsor Formula Masters DriverCrowdfunding platform CryptoMex launches a historic campaign to promote bitcoin and pave new avenues to sports sponsorship. Bitcoin Price Defies ExpectationsFour days ago, I wrote an article describing how Bitcoin nearly hit the $600 mark during its surge, stopping at $585. The price increase slowed for a […]

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