31 August 2014

Headlines Darkcoin Price Fell 20% in a WeekThe Darkcoin price has not fared well recently, much to the chagrin of investors. Over the past few weeks, the Darkcoin price has experienced a steady decline, followed by a crash and brief recovery. CCN examines the Darkcoin price and analyzes its future outlook. [divider]CCN[/divider] Darkcoin Price Fell […]

Continue Reading

30 August 2014

Headlines Uncle Sam: The World’s Second Largest Bitcoin HolderUncle Sam, or to be more precise, the US Federal Government, has been busy. Between bouts of criticizing cryptocurrencies, regulating cryptocurrencies and spending a bit of time warning against the use of cryptocurrencies; one would think that Uncle Sam is against us… on closer examination, that may […]

Continue Reading

29 August 2014

Headlines New Xapo Deposit Feature Lets Users Buy Bitcoin Via Wire TransferBitcoin service provider Xapo has launched a new feature that enables users to purchase bitcoins directly from the company. John Crudele of the NY Post Calls Bitcoin a “Confidence Game”John Crudele has written a piece on the NY Post calling Bitcoin a “Confidence Game” […]

Continue Reading

28 August 2014

Headlines Remembering Hal Finney: Bitcoin Pioneer With ALSA little before 9:00 am on the morning of August 28th, 2014, Hal Finney was declared clinically dead in the Intensive Care Unit of a Scottsdale, Arizona hospital. After a 5-year battle with ALS, Hal Finney is now in cryopreservation awaiting the advent of new technologies that might […]

Continue Reading

27 August 2014

Headlines Bootstrapping a Bitcoin Startup Amid Argentina’s Financial UncertaintySatoshiTango talks about the opportunities and challenges of operating a bitcoin startup in Argentina. Newegg Offers 30% Off To BitcoinersEarlier this week, Newegg.ca joined TigerDirect in allowing Canadians to pay in Bitcoin. Newegg customers from Canada, and soon America, can save 30% if they pay in Bitcoin, up to a $150 discount. […]

Continue Reading

26 August 2014

Headlines Sierra Leone Group Diverts Bitcoin Campaign to Fight EbolaA bitcoin advocacy group in Sierra Leone is switching its focus to a more urgent problem: the Ebola virus. Reeds Jewelers: Bitcoin Sales Impressive Online and In StoreCoinDesk speaks to Reeds Jewelers’ Mitch Cahn to learn more about the company’s experiences in accepting bitcoin payments. Bitcoin […]

Continue Reading

25 August 2014

Headlines Mark Karpeles Avoids Bitcoin, Launches Web Hosting ServiceMark Karpeles, the disgraced CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has launched a new web hosting service. AMT CEO Joshua Zipkin’s Naughty and Nice ListAn unconfirmed chat transcript supposedly detailing conversations between AMT CEO Joshua Zipkin and several customers has “Joshua” admitting to several breaches of […]

Continue Reading

24 August 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: Ditching USD, Bitcoin Bills, Exchange Audits, and MoreHappy Sunday, and welcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of the top stories of the week here on CryptoCoins News. This week (17 August – 24 August), Amagi Metals decided to ditch the US dollar for Bitcoin, Australians […]

Continue Reading

23 August 2014

Headlines Transport and Velocity: Could Bitcoin be a Replacement for Gold?CoinDesk takes a look at the transport and velocity implications of digital bitcoin versus analog gold. Weekly Altcoin News Update: BitSharesX Price Soars, XCurrency’s Plan to Decentralize the Internet, and MoreWelcome to the CCN Weekly altcoin news update, where we profile altcoin news stories that […]

Continue Reading

22 August 2014

Headlines BitPay on the State of Bitcoin Merchant Adoption in EuropeCoinDesk speaks to BitPay’s Moe Levin for insight into the company’s European merchant market strategy. Bitcoin Center NYC Brings Bitcoin Startup Incubator to Wall StreetBitcoin Center NYC talks to CoinDesk about its latest project, an incubator that aims to empower new bitcoin startups. From Gold […]

Continue Reading

21 August 2014

Headlines QwikBit Launches Isle of Man’s First Bitcoin ATMIsle of Man Bitcoin ATM operator QwikBit will launch its first Lamassu machine at an event later today. Ben Lawsky: New York Can’t Risk Getting Bitcoin Regulation WrongCoinDesk speaks to NYDFS superintendent Benjamin Lawsky about New York’s BitLicense proposal and why he extended its comment period. Litecoin […]

Continue Reading

20 August 2014

Headlines LakeBTC Exchange Launches Browser-based Bitcoin Trading AppShanghai-based cryptocurrency exchange LakeBTC has launched a new HTML5-based trading tool dubbed LakeTrader. Why Margin Trading Became the Scapegoat for Bitcoin’s Price DeclineCoinDesk speaks to Bitfinex, OKCoin and others about margin trading and its impact on the overall bitcoin economy. LibraTax Opens to the Public; Bitcoin Tax Nightmare […]

Continue Reading

19 August 2014

Headlines LibraTax IRS-Compliant Bitcoin Accounting Software Nears LaunchLibra has announced it will soon launch LibraTax, a software suite to help bitcoin users meet IRS requirements. BTCTrip Now Accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin for Travel BookingsCrypto travel agency BTCTrip has announced it is now accepting dogecoin and litecoin payments. New Sentiment Index Tracks Public Opinion on BitcoinToday […]

Continue Reading

18 August 2014

Headlines Academics Call for Revisions to New York’s BitLicense ProposalTwo research fellows from George Mason University have suggested changes be made to the current BitLicense proposal. Bitcoin Price is Record Low: The Best Time to Buy Bitcoins?In the last week we have witnessed sell orders of more than 1000 bitcoins at a time pushing the […]

Continue Reading

17 August 2014

Headlines Wallet Service Integrates Bitcoin Payments with Social NetworkingA new wallet service called ‘Ninki’ aims to be a social network for payments and streamline bitcoin payments. USDcoin May Become Reality, Says Cryptolina Bitcoin Regulation PanelThis weekend’s Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo sought to be the Carolinas’ “defining Bitcoin event.” The expo featured a diversity of presentations, which […]

Continue Reading

16 August 2014

Headlines GoCoin Targets Telecoms With Email and SMS Billing SystemGoCoin has launched a new wallet top-up service it hopes will attract major telecom merchants. GAWMiners Introduces Hashlet; Shopify CrashesGAWMiners has crashed Shopify! Over the last year, GAWMiners has led the way on many new products and built itself into one of the top ASIC miner […]

Continue Reading

15 August 2014

Headlines Hackers Steal $1.65 Million in NXT from BTER ExchangeAround $1.65m in NXT has been stolen from cryptocurrency exchange BTER, the company has revealed. PayPal Subsidiary Braintree in Talks with Coinbase to Accept BitcoinBraintree, a payments service owned by PayPal, is reportedly in talks with Coinbase to integrate bitcoin. All Things Alt: Sync’s Stability Bid, […]

Continue Reading

14 August 2014

Headlines Could Avalancha Become Argentina’s Overstock?CoinDesk speaks to Avalancha CEO Miguel Klurfan about the state of bitcoin merchant adoption in Argentina. US to Cooperate with Japan in Mt Gox InvestigationPretty much everyone observing the Bitcoin space, whether a participant or a critic, is wondering what happened in the alleged Mt Gox hack. After months of […]

Continue Reading

13 August 2014

Headlines Circle: BitLicense Would Force Us to Block New York CustomersCircle CEO Jeremy Allaire argues that New York’s proposed BitLicense would force his business out of the state’s market. Review and Interview: Spondoolies-Tech SP30 Yukon 4.5 th/s Bitcoin ASIC MinerEarlier this year, Spondoolies-Tech blew me away with their SP10 Dawson Bitcoin ASIC Miner. The SP30 […]

Continue Reading

12 August 2014

Headlines Rakuten US Subsidiary Begins Accepting BitcoinRakuten Super Logistics, a subsidiary of Japanese retail giant Raktuen Group, is now accepting bitcoin. LakeBTC Exchange Lets Users Bypass Bank Transfers with RippleLakeBTC users can now use the Ripple network for deposits and withdrawals to avoid cumbersome international bank transfers. Bitcoin Adoption: 5 Ways to Make the Bitcoin […]

Continue Reading

11 August 2014

Headlines Barry Silbert Leads $250k Investment in Indian Bitcoin Startup UnocoinBangalore-based bitcoin exchange and merchant processor Unocoin is the latest investment for Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Opportunity Corp. US CFPB Now Accepting Complaints Against Bitcoin BusinessesThe US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will now receive consumer complaints against bitcoin businesses. Cryptocurrency and the Network Marketing IndustryNetwork marketing […]

Continue Reading

10 August 2014

Headlines Dignitas International: Bitcoin Holds Promise for Non-ProfitsAnne Connelly, Dignitas International’s director of fundraising and marketing discusses how bitcoin can impact the charity’s fight against HIV. Bitcoin News in Review: Stable BTC Price, Earliest Bitcoins, BTC.com, and MoreHappy Sunday, and welcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we revisit some of our best stories […]

Continue Reading

9 August 2014

Headlines Art Meets Technology at Stockholm Bitcoin-Inspired ExhibitionA 23rd August event in Stockholm will explore the boundaries between bitcoin and the art world. Bitcoin Growing Rapidly in Emerging MarketsMin-Si Wang is reporting on the growth of momentum in Bitcoin use within emergent markets. While the level of Bitcoin adoption has slowed somewhat within the developed world, […]

Continue Reading

8 August 2014

Headlines ChangeTip Brings Bitcoin Micropayments to YouTube, Google+ and TumblrBitcoin tipping platform ChangeTip has announced that it is expanding its service to YouTube, Tumblr and Google+. Hackers Reroute ISP Traffic to Steal $83k in BitcoinsAttackers have managed to reroute internet traffic from numerous internet service providers (ISPs) to steal bitcoins and altcoins. Hungary’s 220volt Now […]

Continue Reading

7 August 2014

Headlines XCurrency Begins Selling Highly-Anticipated XChat Tor StickXCurrency, a platform of private digital transactions, just unveiled their brand new XChat Tor Stick. In a world of ever-increasing prying eyes by the world governments and secret agencies, the push for security and anonymity has been a driving force not only for digital currency, but for every […]

Continue Reading

6 August 2014

Headlines Nasdaq Exec: Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust Could Be Significant for ETF IndustryA senior Nasdaq executive is speaking out about the potential impact of the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF on the ETF industry. New Conference to Highlight Isle of Man’s Growing Bitcoin EconomyThe Crypto Valley Summit will bring together bitcoin speakers and thinkers on burgeoning cryptocurrency hub, […]

Continue Reading

5 August 2014

Headlines Argentinian Bitcoin Exchange Loses its Bank AccountsArgentinian bitcoin exchange Unisend stopped customer deposits and bank transfers Monday when banks closed its company accounts. Thomson Reuters Adds Bitcoin-to-USD Prices to Eikon Trading SoftwareThe Thomson Reuters market data desktop has incorporated Bitstamp BTC/USD prices to its software. How Coinbase Brings Bitcoin to Billion-Dollar MerchantsCoinDesk speaks to […]

Continue Reading

4 August 2014

Headlines Xapo Responds to Backlash Over Bitcoin Debit Card FeesBitcoin wallet provider Xapo is facing massive online backlash following the shipment of new branded debit card. Bitcoin Domain BTC.com Acquired for 1.1 Million USD by Josh Garza of GAWMiners :Update 1MillionThe Bitcoin domain BTC.com was purchased by Josh Garza of GAWMiners for a whopping 1.1 […]

Continue Reading

3 August 2014

Headlines Dogecoin to Merge-Mine with LitecoinAfter months of battling a looming low hashrate on the horizon, Dogecoin developers have decided it is in the currency’s best interest to merge-mine with Litecoin using Auxillary Proof-of-Work (AuxPoW). Technically all Scrypt coins with a higher difficulty than Dogecoin will be merge-mined, but only Litecoin holds that criteria making […]

Continue Reading

2 August 2014

Headlines Can Bitcoin Deliver on its Promise to the World’s Unbanked?Bitcoin offers financial services for underserved populations, but hurdles still remain before its potential can be realised. 7 Unique Ways to Spend Your BitcoinSo you have bitcoins and want to spend them, but you are not sure what to buy? We all know you can […]

Continue Reading

1 August 2014

Headlines All Things Alt: Starcraft Goes Crypto, Urocoin’s Future and a Mining Pool ProhibitionThe minerals community is sponsoring a StarCraft II tournament while Bitcoin Talk is restricting altcoin pool advertisements. Bitcoin Foundation Urges Court to Dismiss Charge in Florida LocalBitcoins CaseThe Bitcoin Foundation has submitted a filing in a Florida case it says will help […]

Continue Reading