31 July 2014

Headlines Bitstars.ph ‘Selfie’ Contests Reward Winners with BitcoinBitstars.ph is promoting bitcoin in the Philippines via daily contests and crypto prizes for most popular selfies. Xapo: Easy Bitcoin Wallet and Secure Vault with a Convenient Debit Card Finally ReleasedWe have all been waiting and waiting for Xapo’s Bitcoin Debit Card and according to Ted Rodgers, the […]

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30 July 2014

Headlines Armory’s ‘Lockbox’ Brings Multisig to Storage, Escrow and MoreArmory has released v0.92 of its client with a feature called Lockbox, a decentralised multi-signature interface for bitcoin. Alpha Technology is still in tape-out – The company gets an overhaulAlpha Technology was working towards shipping their Viper units by the end of July, but due to […]

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29 July 2014

Headlines ‘The Corporation’ film attempts to use cryptocurrencies for media ployIf there’s anything I hate as I go through the press releases and news tips here at CryptoCoinsNews, it’s the businesses, films, and crowdfunding campaigns that attempt to use cryptocurrencies as a media ploy, a chance to get a few articles here and there, simply […]

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28 July 2014

Headlines Apple and Bitcoin Make Peace with BlockchainRemember how Apple pulled all the cryptocurrency apps back in January? With the news that Apple would once again be allowing digital currency wallets, Blockchain has been working on re-releasing their wallet app, and it’s finally here. [divider]CCN[/divider] Those with jailbroken Iphones were able to bypass Apple’s restrictive […]

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27 July 2014

Headlines Ecuador Bans Bitcoin In Favor Of Own National CryptocurrencyOn the 23rd of July, the government of Ecuador effectively banned bitcoin, along with all other cryptocurrencies, reports the PanAm Post. The legislation forms part of a reform of the country’s monetary and financial laws. The bill was approved by 91 members of parliament, with 22 […]

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26 July 2014

Headlines Cryptocurrency Trust Index Demands More From DevelopersA new altcoin ranking system has hit the market today that looks to take a completely different approach to the way traders determine investments. Coins Source’s new Trust Index considers factors much deeper than market capitalization and volume. It looks beyond those figures and into the back-stage, where […]

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25 July 2014

Headlines Weekly Altcoin News Update: Ripple Price Recovers and Ethereum Sale UpdateWelcome to the CryptoCoinsNews weekly altcoin news update, where we examine important altcoin stories that have gone under-the-radar. This week’s issue examines the recent Ripple price rise and the astounding early success of the Ethereum project’s Ether sale. [divider]CCN[/divider] Ripple Price Recovery? The Ripple community has undergone […]

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24 July 2014

Headlines Barry Silbert Resigns SecondMarket CEO PositionBitcoin entrepreneur Barry Silbert is stepping down as CEO of SecondMarket to focus solely on bitcoin ventures. DigitalBTC Reports Early Success on Australian Securities ExchangeThe Australian bitcoin firm has reported its first quarterly earnings since it was re-listed on the ASX. Gallery: Bitcoin Community Spirit Shines at TNABC ChicagoCoinDesk […]

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23 July 2014

Headlines Interview with Freya Stevens from the Bitcoin Uk PodcastBitcoinUkMedia is a cryptocurrency podcast for the United Kingdom. Started by Freya Stevens earlier this year the podcast now has 10 episodes focusing mainly on interviews with those involved in the cryptocurrency community. Freya was kind enough to answer a few questions about the podcast. Ethereum […]

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22 July 2014

Headlines Japan’s BitFlyer Raises $1.6 Million for Bitcoin Exchange ExpansionA former Goldman Sachs employee has raised $1.6m in funding to power a new Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange. Hailo CEO: Bitcoin Could Benefit Our Customers and Taxi DriversTaxi app Hailo is “actively” looking into allowing its customers to pay with bitcoin, says CEO Jay Bregman. The Real […]

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21 July 2014

Headlines Dell: Bitcoin Aligns Our Brand With InnovationCoinDesk interviews Dell’s Paul Walsh to learn more about its bitcoin payments play. Circle’s Bitcoin Banking Platform is Savvy Bid for Mainstream MarketCircle Internet Financial gave CoinDesk a preview of the Circle.com digital money platform. Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract SystemThe company’s proposed system could […]

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20 July 2014

Headlines Trend Spotting: How to Identify Trends in Bitcoin Price ChartsTrends help predict price movements, but how does one identify a trend and draw it on a bitcoin chart? The Proposed Bitcoin Regulation “BitLicense” Could Shut Down Mining And Bitcoin Businesses In The USThe proposal for regulating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies called BitLicense could have […]

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19 July 2014

Headlines 10 Impressive Bitcoin-Inspired Art PiecesWhether through oil paintings or other media, these bitcoin artworks showcase the community’s creativity. BitLicense Regulations Forked on GitHub by Bitcoin CommunityOn July 17, New York became the first state to attempt to regulate Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency (referred to as virtual currency in the proposal). New York […]

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18 July 2014

Headlines South Africa’s PayFast Enables Bitcoin for 30,000 MerchantsPayFast, which processes payments for over 30,000 merchants, is teaming up with international exchange BitX to accept bitcoin. Australian Lawyers, Bitcoin Groups Call for Clarity on RegulationSensible policy is needed to legitimize bitcoin for banks and assist consumers and businesses, say Australian lawyers and groups. Satoshi Nakamoto […]

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17 July 2014

Headlines Ben Lawsky And NYDFS Reveal Proposed BitLicense RegulationsToday, Ben Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), revealed the first state level attempt to regulate digital currencies such as Bitcoin: a BitLicense. One particularly thorny point in the sides of many Bitcoiners is the fact that the NYDFS chooses to refer […]

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16 July 2014

Headlines Ghash.io Offers More Empty Promises To Bitcoin MinersGhash.io is still currently the largest Bitcoin mining pool, based on data from the last 48 hours. In June, the media had a frenzy over the fact that a Bitcoin Mining pool had over 50% of the total network hashrate, thus presenting an unnecessary threat to the […]

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15 July 2014

Headlines Google Search Integrates Bitcoin Price CalculatorGoogle’s search engine has been updated to display bitcoin prices in response to certain queries. Google Finally Lists Bitcoin Exchange Rate; Newegg Offers 10% Bitcoin DiscountGoogle Lists Bitcoin Exchange Rate Today is a big day for Bitcoin in some respects. While no multi-million dollar investments in Bitcoin startups have […]

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14 July 2014

Headlines Innopay Report: Is Bitcoin Fad or Future of Payments?The report explores how banks, consumers and investors may embrace bitcoin, should it succeed, over the next few years. LinkedIn Co-Founder: Bitcoin is in My Five-Year Investment PlanLinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman talks about the potential of bitcoin’s underlying platform in a new interview with CNBC. An […]

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13 July 2014

Headlines Bitcoin vs. Banking: An InfographicThere’s no denying that Bitcoin is changing the way we think about the financial market and investors are finally getting on board. Companies that specialize in buying and selling gold have made announcements that they will be expanding into Bitcoin. According to Richard Waters, a writer in the Financial Times, […]

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12 July 2014

Headlines Swedish Parliamentary Candidate to Raise Bitcoin-Only Campaign FundsThe politician hopes his bitcoin-only fundraising will be a means to improve bitcoin education across Sweden. MaidSafe CEO David Irvine Talks Nature, Ants and DecentralizationDavid Irvine describes how ants, neurons, and other natural marvels guide the structure of MaidSafe’s decentralized data platform. Capital One Hiring Bitcoin-Passionate EmployeeTraditionally, […]

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11 July 2014

Headlines Italian Authorities Issue Bitcoin Warnings, Urge RegulationThree Italian institutions have issued new warnings on bitcoin, calling for legislation to eliminate regulatory ambiguity and illicit use. Mystery Scavenger Hunt Gives Away Bitcoin in San FranciscoA mystery donor is leaving aluminium bitcoin wallets all over San Francisco, as part of an educational scavenger hunt. Review: The […]

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10 July 2014

Headlines First Regulated Bitcoin Investment Fund to Launch on Island of JerseyWhat is claimed to be the world’s first regulated bitcoin fund will launch on the island in August. Bitcoin Opportunity Corp Invests $250k in Swedish Exchange SafelloThe bitcoin exchange raised its latest funding from Barry Silbert’s notable investment vehicle. Andreas Antonopoulos Leaves Bitcoin Foundation […]

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9 July 2014

Headlines CoinSummit London 2014: Live Video Stream and AgendaCoinDesk will be covering CoinSummit London in full. View the agenda and live tweets right here. Bitcoin Foundation Hires Firm to Lobby Congress on CryptocurrenciesThe Bitcoin Foundation has hired Washington, DC-based lobbying firm Thorsen French Advocacy. Philippines Startups Aim to Fulfil Bitcoin’s Remittance PromiseWorkers sending money home […]

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8 July 2014

Headlines How One Law Firm is Helping Bitcoin Startups Find SuccessCoinDesk speaks to Perkins Coie about its role in helping over 40 fledgling cryptocurrency businesses get up and running. Pro ISIS Blog Suggests Bitcoin For Terrorist Funding: Why That Won’t WorkA pro Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) blog has released a post detailing […]

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7 July 2014

Headlines Next Bitcoin Core Version to Include ‘Smarter’ Transaction FeesGavin Andresen outlined the new floating transaction fees for bitcoin in a new Bitcoin Foundation blog post. Leaked Documents Suggest Mt. Gox Paid $200k to Parent Company in MayAccording to leaked documents, Tibanne K.K. invoiced Mt. Gox for almost $200,000 after filing for bankruptcy. 16,500 Retweets […]

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6 July 2014

Headlines BitFin Conference: Central Bank of Ireland Director Talks About Regulating Virtual CurrenciesI was recently tasked by CCN with attending the BitFin conference in Dublin, Ireland. Some of the discussions were interesting, some less so, some were like swimming through cold porridge. One of the most interesting was, in my opinion, given by Gareth Murphy, […]

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5 July 2014

Headlines Under the Microscope: The Real Costs of a DollarAfter examining the cost of gold production, Hass McCook looks at the sustainability of printing and minting physical currency. EU Banking Authority Supposedly Bashes BitcoinThe EUBA (European Union Banking Authority) has supposedly warned that the risks of digital currencies strongly outweigh the positives that they could […]

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4 July 2014

Headlines How Bitcoin Merchants Are Pushing The Price DownOKCupid, Overstock, DISH network, Expedia, Kings College New York. The list of merchants accepting Bitcoin is growing. Every time a new business accepts Bitcoin, the community cheers. But they could be more sober. Because all those Bitcoins are converted straight into dollars, driving the Bitcoin value down. […]

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3 July 2014

Headlines Bitfin Day One: Circle Talks P2P Payments and Isle of Man Details Bitcoin PlansDay one at Bitfin Dublin saw bitcoin’s first presentation from a central banker, alongside discussion about future developments. Latin American Bitcoin Startup Moneero Exits Stealth ModeBitcoin startup Moneero has officially exited stealth mode, openings its service to an initial batch of […]

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2 July 2014

Headlines Review: The Blizzard 1.3+ mh/s ASIC Scrypt Miner by ZeusMinerZeusMiner is the company that makes the Scrypt ASIC miner chips for many companies other than itself. It has positioned itself as not only a manufacturer but also as an OEM and re-seller of ASIC Scrypt Miners. Having to manage all three is a new […]

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1 July 2014

Headlines Weekly Altcoin News Update: Vericoin Price Rise, Cryptsy USD Trading, and MoreThis marks the first installment of the CCN Weekly Altcoin News Update, which will profile altcoin news stories that have flown under-the-radar, but deserve coverage. This week’s update examines the impressive rise of the Vericoin price, the introduction of Cryptsy USD markets, and […]

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