30 September 2014

Headlines Bitcoin and The March Toward a Decentralized FutureIn a brilliant essay on Bitcoin and the promise it holds for a decentralized future (published on the Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge’s website), Nozomi Hayase explains the disruptive potential of Bitcoin. Bitcoin could change the remittance industry as we know it, revolutionize banking and redistribute economic […]

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29 September 2014

Headlines Predicting Bitcoin’s Next Price RiseMost explanations of the falling price of bitcoin fail to stand up to scrutiny, so what’s really going on? FTC Reports Butterfly Labs Mined on Customers’ Bitcoin MinersA week ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shut down Butterfly Labs (BFL), one of the reasons for this being that “consumers who have […]

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28 September 2014

Headlines Nxtty Developer Discusses Encrypted Messaging and Crypto 2.0In recent years, government whistleblowers have shocked the mainstream public by revealing the full extent of how national governments spy on their citizens. It became clear that government spying agencies exploited centralized company servers to gain access to private communications. Unsurprisingly, many people found the government spying revelations very […]

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27 September 2014

Headlines United States CFTC to Discuss Bitcoin Futures’ FutureThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission is set to meet this October to discuss its jurisdiction over bitcoin futures. Through its Global Markets Advisory Committee, the CFTC will have a meeting with two panels, all of which will be open to the public. The meeting will take place […]

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26 September 2014

Headlines Banknotes Are Obsolete, Bitcoin To The Rescue?De La Rue, the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, and a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organizations around the world warns that trading conditions have “deteriorated.” De La Rue chairman Philip Rogerson said: “While disappointing to announce this trading update De La Rue, as the […]

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25 September 2014

Headlines US Commodities Regulator to Hold Public Bitcoin HearingThe US Commodities Futures Trading Commission will hold a public hearing on 9th October to address digital currency. OKCoin.com Had Higher Daily Bitcoin Volume Than Bitstamp and Bitfinex TodayToday marks a special day: The first day that newcomer international Bitcoin exchange OKCoin.com has had a higher daily […]

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24 September 2014

Headlines Will Bitcoin Meet Napster’s Fate?Napster, a revolutionary peer-to-peer service, aimed to change music before its fall. Could bitcoin face the same fate? CoinJar to Charge No Fees for New Bitcoin Debit CardCoinJar has announced that, after an initial charge, it will ask no fees for using its bitcoin debit card. BitFlyer Deal Brings Bitcoin […]

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23 September 2014

Headlines FTC Shuts Down Butterfly Labs… FinallyButterfly Labs, a failed Bitcoin miner manufacturer, has been shut down by the Federal Trade Commission. According to a statement published on the regulator’s website, the FTC shut down Butterfly Labs pursuant to a court order obtained from a court in the Western District of Missouri. [divider]CCN[/divider] Also read “We need to […]

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22 September 2014

Headlines Netagio: The First Bitcoin Exchange To Attain ISEA 3000LONDON – British Bitcoin Exchange Netagio, has today become the first Bitcoin exchange to attain assurance for their bitcoin storage with an international standard known as the ISAE 3000. [divider]CCN[/divider] ISAE 3000 – What is it? ISAE stands for International Standard on Engagement. It is an […]

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21 September 2014

Headlines DuckNote Price Launches After DarkNote ReinventionIn a recent announcement, duckNote revealed plans to reinvent and re-brand itself as “DarkNote,” a name that more closely aligns with its privacy-based mission. Upon news of the change, the duckNote price rose by nearly 50%, vaulting the coin up the market cap charts. CCN examines this altcoin price increase […]

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20 September 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves2014 has not proven to be a good year for the Bitcoin price and the people who started the year looking to increase their capital gains by holding Bitcoin. Before the Mt.Gox meltdown, prices were above $1000 and still looking to rise. The morale was high, and Bitcoin […]

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19 September 2014

Headlines How Discus Fish Became China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining PoolChinese bitcoin mining pool Discus Fish opens up about regulation and its role in the bitcoin mining network. Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator Fined $40 MillionA Texas man found guilty of defrauding US bitcoin investors faces over $40m in fines and penalties. Study: Illicit Goods Use, Age […]

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18 September 2014

Headlines Digital Currency Council Creator David Berger Speaks on BitcoinThe Digital Currency Council (DCC) was newly officially launched. The press release described DCC as ‘a new professional association created to foster best-in-class practices for lawyers, accountants, and financial professionals in the digital currency economy through training, certification, and ongoing support.’ CCN had a talk with […]

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17 September 2014

Headlines An Independent Scotland Powered by Bitcoin?A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 18th September 2014. To pass, the independence proposal requires a simple majority of about 4 million voters. According to recent polls, it’s going to be a close call. What will happen to Scotland’s economy […]

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16 September 2014

Headlines Banks Cut Ties With Isle of Man’s Bitcoin IndustryThe link between bitcoin companies and banks in the Isle of Man is to be severed next month. CEX.io Joins Bitcoin API Race With Launch of PlugChainThe team behind CEX.io and GHash.io is launching an open API for building bitcoin applications. Bangladesh Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Use […]

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15 September 2014

Headlines Storjcoin Price Rises 62% in Wake of Celebgate Apple HackIn the wake of the recent Celebgate controversy, the privacy-conscious have realized the need for secure storage solutions. Storj is an innovative new cryptocurrency designed to decentralize the cloud storage industry. The “fuel” of the project is a coin called Storjcoin X. In the past week, the […]

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14 September 2014

Headlines Europe’s Top 5 Countries for Bitcoin ATMsWe looked at our bitcoin ATM map data to see where demand for the digital currency is the highest. Inside London’s First Bitcoin Co-Working SpaceA co-working space exclusively for those running cryptocurrency projects and companies is up and running in London. 10 Physical Bitcoins: the Good, the Bad […]

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13 September 2014

Headlines Apple Pay: The Establishment’s Last Stand Against BitcoinHaving spent many years in New York working for one of the financial sector’s “Big 6” banking corporations, I feel qualified to look at the financial ramifications that the emergence of Bitcoin will have on the future of money in America, if not worldwide. Having left that ethically-bankrupt […]

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12 September 2014

Headlines RushWallet Adds Instant Bitcoin Fundraising FeatureRushWallet users can now create bitcoin fundraisers, campaign trackers and payment requests directly from a browser. TeraExchange Receives US Approval to Launch First Bitcoin DerivativeTeraExchange has launched the first financial instrument tied to bitcoin following approval from US regulators. Bitso Targets Mexico’s Mobile Phone Users With SMS Bitcoin BuyingMexican […]

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11 September 2014

Headlines Bank of England: Bitcoin Could Disrupt UK Monetary PolicyA new Bank of England report explores the economic impact and the potential monetary risks of bitcoin. Dogecoin Community Celebrates as Merge Mining with Litecoin BeginsFollowing months of debate, Dogecoin is now officially being merge mined with litecoin. Bitcoin Price Crisis – Can We Cross the […]

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10 September 2014

Headlines Seedcoin CEO Eddy Travia on Jetcoin, the First Coin to Sponsor a Football TeamIn a recent interview with CryptoCoinsNews, Seedcoin CEO Eddy Travia gave us some useful previsions about the functionality and the roadmap of Jetcoin, the first coin sponsoring a football team that Seedcoin is incubating. Learn more about this promising and disruptive […]

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9 September 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Deems Latest NYDFS Letter ‘Disappointing’The Bitcoin Foundation now suggests it will not receive certain information about the BitLicense until December. BitVC Kicks Off Bitcoin Futures Platform with Trading ContestHuobi’s BitVC exchange platform is launching its futures trading feature with a competition to get users involved. Black Arrow Bitcoin Mining Battle: Who’s Telling […]

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8 September 2014

Headlines ‘Record Attendance’ for India Seminar Reveals Keen Interest in BitcoinA Bitcoin Alliance of India seminar drew 250 students displaying impressive levels of knowledge and curiosity. Marco Santori Joins Blockchain Team as Global Policy CounselBlockchain has announced that noted bitcoin legal expert Marco Santori has joined its team as global policy counsel. Dutch Campaign Aims […]

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7 September 2014

Headlines More Companies Are Paying Employees in BitcoinA small but growing number of companies are taking advantage of bitcoin payroll services. It’s Time for Bitcoin Companies to Give BackBitcoin companies are making a buck from the protocol. They should help develop it, too. Mining Roundup: New Viper Tests and Bitmain’s Debut Cloud Mining ServiceThis week’s […]

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6 September 2014

Headlines Nxt Rebound: Nxt Price Rises 14% in 24 HoursOver the past week, many altcoins have experienced significant price increases. What is striking about this trend is that it has not only affected altcoins with small market caps (whose prices are easy to manipulate) but has stretched to altcoin heavyweights such as Dogecoin and now Nxt, […]

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5 September 2014

Headlines Analysis: Bitcoin Price Bumping Up Against ResistanceThe Bitcoin price is set to make another high as it approaches $500 in the coming trading sessions. Another marginal low may follow, but we are carefully watching the manner in which price makes its next high for clues that the decline may be over – and has […]

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4 September 2014

Headlines Alternet Creates a B2B Global Bitcoin Payment SolutionAlternet Systems has announced that its subsidiary Alternet Payment Solutions (APS) launched its worldwide Bitcoin payment processing business. They accomplished this through a strategic channel partner agreement with BitPay. [divider]CCN[/divider] APS has entered into a non-exclusive agreement to sell and support the BitPay platform into Alternet’s customer […]

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3 September 2014

Headlines MerchantCoin Incentivizes Bitcoin AdoptionMost bitcoiners seem to be pursuing their own unique methods of increasing global bitcoin adoption. There are those who simply educate the merchants they frequent on the benefits of Bitcoin; on the other side of the coin, there are those who are planning on distributing bitcoins to an entire island nation. And […]

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2 September 2014

Headlines Armory to Match 10 BTC in Donations to Hal Finney Bitcoin FundArmory Technologies has launched a new donation initiative in honor of late bitcoin developer Hal Finney. Celebgate: Nude Celebrity Photos Being Investigated by FBI and AppleThe “Celebgate” incident where nude celebrity photos were leaked on Sunday evening and Monday morning is now being […]

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1 September 2014

Headlines New ‘Sound Wallet’ Stores Your Private Keys on VinylSound Wallet is offering cryptocurrency enthusiasts a new way to store their private keys: on vinyl. Antonopoulos Leaves Blockchain Security Role to Become Board AdvisorBlockchain has announced that CSO Andreas M Antonopoulos will leave his current position to become a board advisor. “Bitcoin is Really Fragile” […]

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