31 July 2014

Headlines 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 Chief Strategy Officer at Xapo, our wait will soon be coming to an end. In fact, the first shipment of debit cards went […]

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30 July 2014

Headlines Patrick Byrne: Overstock Exploring Block Chain-Based Public Stock OfferingOverstock CEO Patrick Byrne is considering issuing ‘cryptosecurities’ using block chain technology, saying it will help erase global corruption. BitPay Offers ‘Free and Unlimited’ Payment Processing for MerchantsBitPay has introduced a new price plan that is free and unlimited for its basic bitcoin payments processing service. […]

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29 July 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis – Bubbles of the Past and FutureResults from the past do not offer guarantees for the future. It’s the legal disclaimer that comes with every new financial brokerage account and trading promotion. And for good reason. Because results from the past, do not offer a guarantee for the future. Then again, history tends […]

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28 July 2014

Headlines Moolah Acquires Troubled Altcoin Exchange MintPalDigital currency services provider Moopay has purchased MintPal in an acquisition that will take place gradually through August. Review: Zeusminer Thunder X6 NX Gen Scrypt ASIC MinerZeusminer has been hard at work making miners for itself as well as being the OEM manufacturer for many others. While this has […]

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27 July 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: $150 Bitcoin ATM, Most Expensive Bitcoin Painting, Ether, and MoreWelcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of the biggest stories of the week here on CryptoCoins News. This week, we looked at two high schoolers working on a $150 Bitcoin ATM, saw the most expensive Bitcoin painting […]

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26 July 2014

Headlines Perianne Boring to speak at the Bitcoin Center NYC – July 31  Last weekend, Perianne Boring spoke at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago with the announcement of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Bitcoin’s first office for political affairs. On Thursday, July 31st, she will be in NYC at the Bitcoin Center to talk […]

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25 July 2014

Headlines AirBaltic Waives Controversial Bitcoin Transaction FeeFollowing criticism, Latvian airline AirBaltic has done away with its €5.99 charge for flights purchased with bitcoin. Vericoin Review – A Unique Coin with Decentralized PoSVericoin is today’s Random Coin of the Day. I chose Vericoin for its unique outlook on decentralization of PoS (Proof of Stake) within its […]

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24 July 2014

Headlines Move over Dogecoin, Bitcoin may be about to enter NASCARNASCAR fans might get even more, perhaps unwanted, exposure to digital currency this year. Only months ago, Josh Wise was racing under the Dogecoin name. Now, rookie driver Alex Bowman and the BK racing team are embracing Bitcoin and are putting their support behind Bitcoin crowdfunding […]

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23 July 2014

Headlines Ether, the Fuel of the Ethereum Project, Is Available for Pre-OrderEthereum announced the beginning of its 42-day presale for Ether, the crypto-units which will fuel its distributed application software platform. Ethereum will acquire the Ether through a premine. Due to the controversial nature of premines, Ethereum will likely face competition from forks once the […]

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22 July 2014

Headlines Beepi and Bitpay Team Up To Accept Bitcoin For Used CarsBeepi, a peer-to-peer used auto marketplace based in California, recently announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin payments through a partnership with Bitpay. Both companies are hopeful the new alliance will help simplify the payment process for customers paying with Bitcoin for used cars. […]

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21 July 2014

Headlines BTC China Launches USD, HKD Bitcoin Trading AccountsThe China-based cryptocurrency exchange has added support for USD and HKD deposits and withdrawals to attract international customers. Investor Fred Wilson: Security and Hoarding Are Holding Back BitcoinIn a recent speech, the venture capitalist discussed the issues preventing bitcoin from reaching widespread adoption. Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal […]

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20 July 2014

Headlines Sierra Leone Fashion Company Brings Bitcoin to West AfricaEthical fashion accessories company Bureh is taking the first steps in creating a bitcoin economy for sub-Saharan Africa. Bitcoin News in Review: BitLicense, Dell, Merged Mining, and MoreHappy Sunday! With the end of a rather eventful week, it’s time for the Bitcoin News in Review. This week […]

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19 July 2014

Headlines Bitcoin’s First Chamber of Digital Commerce Announced in ChicagoToday The North American Bitcoin Conference located in Chicago opened with an announcement of Bitcoin’s first government affairs office. The Chamber of Digital Commerce in Washington D.C. was founded and led by Perianne Boring, an enthusiastic yet serious player in this new political landscape. The move […]

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18 July 2014

Headlines What New York’s Proposed Regulations Mean for Bitcoin BusinessesNew York business attorney Marco Santori deconstructs the details of the proposed BitLicense. Trend Micro Report Finds Criminals Unlikely to Abuse NamecoinA namecoin botnet throws up questions about privacy and censorship in alternative domains. Chain’s iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin AppsThe developer has demoed […]

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17 July 2014

Headlines The Bitcoin Mining Arms Race: GHash.io and the 51% IssueTensions have eased following the mining industry’s summit, but we’re still in an ASIC arms race, argues Jon Matonis. Pittsburgh: Bitcoin Too Unstable for Local Tax PaymentsThe city of Pittsburgh has denied reports it is seeking to accept bitcoin for tax payments. Low-Cost Cell Service […]

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16 July 2014

Headlines Trucoin Opens MasterCard, Visa Bitcoin Buying Services in USTrucoin has officially opened its bitcoin buying service to US consumers in eight states. Hackers Offer Stolen CNET Database for Bitcoin in Publicity StuntRussian hacking group wOrm, which managed to steal CNET’s user database, offered to sell the information for 1 BTC. GHash Commits to 40% […]

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15 July 2014

Headlines Polish Law Firm Flags Lack of Safeguards for Bitcoin ConsumersA report by Wardy?ski & Partners calls for new regulation to protect users of digital currency in Poland. Hong Kong Exchange ANX Launches Bitcoin Debit CardThe Asia-based exchange is launching reloadable bitcoin debit cards that can be used at stores and ATMs worldwide. ING: Future […]

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14 July 2014

Headlines 8 Million Vericoin Hack Prompts Hard Fork to Recover FundsCryptocurrency exchange platform MintPal has suffered a successful hack attack that stole 30% of all vericoins. 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. CryptoCurrency Films – […]

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13 July 2014

Headlines Bitcoin’s First Comic Book: The Hunt for Satoshi NakamotoThe world of bitcoin is about to get its first comic book, courtesy of three Spanish artists. Banning, Dumping and Attacks on Mining: Could Bitcoin be Hijacked?Has bitcoin reached a point where its technology infrastructure is safe from attack? Or is it still vulnerable? 5 Bitcoin […]

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12 July 2014

Headlines Bitcoin and Altcoin Payment Processor Moolah Emergency Migrates to V2 PlatformDue to a few platform instabilities with their V1 platform, Moolah.io has announced that they will be performing an unplanned emergency platform migration to their V2 platform. Alex Green, CEO of Moolah, made the announcement on Dogecoin’s subreddit informing customers of the migration in […]

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11 July 2014

Headlines Gold Companies are Rushing into BitcoinA number of companies specializing in selling, buying, managing or mining gold, with a combined market cap of billions, have recently announced their expansion into the Bitcoin arena through mining, selling, storing or accepting bitcoins for gold. Netagio, founded by GoldMoney which specializes in selling and storing gold with […]

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10 July 2014

Headlines Pantera Launches BitIndex to Track BitcoinThe index was created by the investment firm to forecast “what may happen to bitcoin in the medium term”. Netagio Launches Exchange for Gold, Sterling and Bitcoin TradersA new UK exchange lets users trade gold, pounds sterling and bitcoin with British banking facilities. Government-Backed Bitcoin Industry Association to Launch […]

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9 July 2014

Headlines Philippines Startups Aim to Fulfil Bitcoin’s Remittance PromiseWorkers sending money home face high fees from ‘legacy’ payments services. Now some Philippines startups want to change that. Pump and Dump: Know the Signs when Trading AltcoinsLike penny stocks traded on the NYSE or those on pink sheets, cryptocurrency is a prime target for pump and […]

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8 July 2014

Headlines Xapo Sets $40 Million Fundraising Record for Bitcoin IndustryXapo has raised $20m in its latest round, leapfrogging BitPay to become the best-funded bitcoin startup to date. 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 the potential […]

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7 July 2014

Headlines 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. France Confiscates Her First Bitcoins From Arrested Illegal Bitcoin Exchange OperatorsFor the first time in European history, the French Police arrested three individuals suspected to run an […]

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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 Online Art Gallery Experiments with Bitcoin PaymentsAn online art gallery prices artworks in bitcoin and rewards artists who accept the cryptocurrency as payment. 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. How Wisconsin is Helping […]

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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 1-800-FLOWERS Kicks off July by Accepting BitcoinThe flower delivery company 1-800-FLOWERS will be accepting Bitcoin as a payment option for their services starting this fall. 1-800-FLOWERS is the world’s leading florist and gift retailer. The move will not only cover 1-800-FLOWERS.com, but will also integrate Bitcoin acceptance throughout all of their family companies including […]

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2 July 2014

Headlines Coinbase iOS App Strikes Sour Chord Among UsersSecurity concerns have many Bitcoin users feeling uneasy in recent weeks after learning the new Coinbase iOS app wasn’t developed by Coinbase. Instead, the app was introduced by a third-party developer not directly affiliated with the company. Though the app carries the Coinbase name and logo, users are […]

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1 July 2014

Headlines Charlie Shrem to Address Banking Industry at New York Bitcoin ConferenceThe bitcoin entrepreneur will discuss his past experiences at the conference in New York later this month. First Trezor ‘Classic’ Hardware Wallets Could Ship This MonthThe wallet’s manufacturer, SatoshiLabs, says prototypes are entering testing and shipping should start by the end of July. Coinbase […]

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