31 October 2014

Headlines Fidor Bank Partners With Kraken to Create Cryptocurrency BankFidor Bank, a German Web 2.0 bank, is partnering with Kraken to launch an initiative that will create a specialized bank for cryptocurrencies. The project aims to create a regulated and licensed financial service institution. The project will combine several products and services from various companies […]

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30 October 2014

Headlines MIT Bitcoin Project is Live – Undergraduates Receive $100 in BitcoinThe MIT Bitcoin Project, aimed at stimulation knowledge and use of the cryptocurrency in the MIT student community, is live. All the MIT undergraduates who complete the initial survey before Sunday, November 2nd at 11:59pm will receive $100 in Bitcoin. The project was established […]

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29 October 2014

Headlines Viacoin Price Sliding in the Wrong DirectionViacoin is a crypto 2.0 platform built on an independent blockchain. Viacoin had a very successful presale, and the Viacoin price soared after the coin hired Bitcoin developer Peter Todd to assist with the project. However, the Viacoin price has endured a steady decline for the past month. […]

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28 October 2014

Headlines United Kingdom Judge Orders Bitcoin Exchange Moolah to Repay Syscoin’s Escrow FundLast week, a UK High Court judge granted Syscoin’s emergency injunction against Moopay LTD and former CEO Ryan Kennedy (also known as Alex Green). On Monday, the High Court granted the final injunction and served it to Moolah. According to the Order, Moolah […]

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27 October 2014

Headlines Looking for a Career in FinTech? Here are 10 Bitcoin Job Openings to ConsiderAre you on the job hunt? Well, we have you covered as you search for your next big move. Employers in Bitcoin and the decentralized economy are looking to fill positions from the crypto community, and we’re bringing you the opportunities. […]

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26 October 2014

Headlines NSA-Approved Samsung KNOX Stores PINs in PlaintextMobile devices are potentially huge security vulnerabilities in enterprise and government environments. Compromised devices can result in all sorts of sensitive information being leaked. BlackBerry used to dominate the enterprise and government sectors due to their focus on security. However, in recent years, the Canadian phone company has […]

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25 October 2014

Headlines Could Bitcoin Become a Policy Issue for US Congress?Bitcoin in the eyes of US Congress members is vastly different. When might they create policy around it? Syscoin Injunction Against Moolah Granted by UK JudgeOn Friday, a UK judge granted Syscoin’s emergency injunction against Moopay LTD and former Moolah CEO  Ryan Kennedy (also known as […]

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24 October 2014

Headlines Spondoolies-Tech Takes Aim at BitFury With $5 Million Funding RoundIsraeli bitcoin mining firm Spondoolies-Tech has raised $5m in new venture funding as part of its ongoing Series B. Regulated Gambling Platform Cozy Games Accepts Bitcoin in Industry FirstPayment processor GoCoin has teamed up with iGaming operator Cozy Games to deliver digital currency payments on […]

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23 October 2014

Headlines Alternet Systems to Launch Bitcoin Debit CardAlternet Systems, Inc. announced an agreement with Wildcard Consulting Inc. to launch the first U.S. based Bitcoin debit card. The system will be designed to operate in full compliance with Banking and Federal guidelines. The first debit card product will allow consumers the option to access their bitcoins […]

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22 October 2014

Headlines New Australian Bitcoin Exchange International Reserve Launches With No GSTIndependent Reserve (IR) is an Australian Bitcoin exchange in Sydney that ran a pre-launch survey that reached 442 people from every corner of the world. From their survey, IR determined that only 8% of participants had used Bitcoin. However, more than half claimed that they “felt they […]

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21 October 2014

Headlines BitLicense Comment Period Closes with Final Input from Circle, BitPayBitcoin companies Circle and BitPay have submitted the final comments on New York’s BitLicense proposals – for now. Bitcoin Price Collusion Powerless Against Uptrend, Adoption To Surge During Coming Market TurmoilBitcoin Price has held steady despite apparently coordinated efforts to pull price back into decline. […]

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20 October 2014

Headlines Ross Ulbricht Silk Road Trial Judge Facing Death Threats on Dark NetThe federal judge in charge of the tremendous Silk Road trial has been facing several online threats revealed during the previous days. The Darknet has posted leaked personal information and calls to “swat” her home. Also read: Judge Rejects Ross Ulbricht Silk Road Defense On […]

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19 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Advance To Proceed SlowlyThe Bitcoin price is consolidating below $400. Trend has achieved a several confirmations of advance and some others are yet to be printed in the chart. We consider the outlook for the week and also look at other key indicators. Global Economy Bitcoin Price Analysis Summary Comments Global […]

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18 October 2014

Headlines CannabisCoin Price Gets Higher as other Potcoins Burn OutCannabisCoin’s upcoming “Yes We CANN” event has caused the CannabisCoin price to surge–perhaps even higher than the customers who will use CannabisCoins to buy legalized marijuana at the October 20 and future Yes We CANN events. However, the recent CannabisCoin price increase has caused other marijuana-themed […]

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17 October 2014

Headlines AlphaPoint Raises $1.35 Million to Build Intel for BitcoinAlphaPoint has raised $1.35m in new funding to internationalize its line of digital currency exchange solutions. VR Legend John Carmack Persuaded the Libertarian Party of Texas to Accept Bitcoin DonationsLegendary Virtual Reality (VR) developer John Carmack, CTO of Oculus VR, tweeted: “I am rather pleased that […]

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16 October 2014

Headlines Bitstamp: Unverified Bitcoin Accounts at Risk of Government SeizureBitstamp will close select, unverified user accounts in 28 days, potentially handing over information to authorities at this time. The EFF Wants You to Take Action Against the BitLicenseThe Electronic Frontier Foundation explained their position in regards to New York’s proposed BitLicense on Wednesday, and the […]

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15 October 2014

Headlines Taiwanese Can Now Buy Bitcoin at 2986 Family Mart Convenience Stores Thanks to BitoExBitoEx has a new solution for buying Bitcoin in Taiwan that will be familiar to Taiwanese Bitcoin users. “Things have changed in the last 6 months,” according to Jason Gatewood. Gatewood has filmed a descriptive Youtube video that details the buy process now […]

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14 October 2014

Headlines IMF and World Bank Panel: Bitcoin Block Chain Could Boost Financial InclusionAn International Monetary Fund and World Bank panel looked at bitcoin’s potential role in financial inclusion this week. Millions of Dropbox Accounts Potentially CompromisedIt’s been a rough few days for Dropbox. The popular cloud storage service recently had a bug in its Selective […]

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13 October 2014

Headlines Coinbase Taps Former Senate AdviserThe New York Times reports that Coinbase has hired John Collins, a former adviser to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, as its head of government affairs. Mr. Collins previously worked for Thomas R. Carper, Democrat of Delaware and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs […]

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12 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin’s Potential for Disruptive InnovationA new study concludes that the general public sees Bitcoin‘s benefits of low to no transaction fees and higher privacy as outweighing the risks and overall positive, paving the way for disruptive innovation and potential mass adoption. “Continuous research and development is improving [Bitcoin’s] performance. For example, the transaction malleability […]

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11 October 2014

Headlines LibraTax Announces $500K Funding for IRS Compliant Bitcoin Tax PrepLibraTax, a Bitcoin tax compliance solution for businesses, recently closed a $500K USD seed funding round. LibraTax’s seed funding was headed by Liberty City Ventures; other seed funders include Raptor Ventures’ managing director James Pallotta and BitGo CPO Ben Davenport. LibraTax’s CEO Jake Benson envisions building […]

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10 October 2014

Headlines Andrew Barisser Defends The Pure Bitcoin BlockchainAndrew Barisser of Assembly Coins makes strong arguments for building on top of the pure Bitcoin blockchain, rather than creating alternatives. Recently he wrote an open letter to Reddit, where he argued that Reddit should stick to a pure Bitcoin blockchain approach to building their planned cryptocurrency initiative, […]

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9 October 2014

Headlines Money20/20 Agenda Available & 90% Sold OutMoney20/20 is one of the largest conferences in the world that focuses on the technology and innovations happening behind the large world of payments and money. On November 2nd through November 6th,the finance industry’s breadth and width will descend on the Aria resort in Las Vegas for five […]

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8 October 2014

Headlines Darkcoin Price Returns to Mean After September Price BubbleIn September, the Darkcoin price broke out of a slump and surged at an impressive rate. However, Darkcoin could not sustain that massive amount of investment capital, because the Darkcoin price climb turned into a price bubble that popped during the latter half of September. But […]

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7 October 2014

Headlines SolidX Raises $3 Million to Give Institutional Investors Better Access to BitcoinWith deep Wall Street experience, SolidX’s team is bringing a financial tool called the ‘total return swap’ to bitcoin. Bitcoin Fall Caused By A Single Sell Order?On Friday afternoon, Bitcoin was selling at well over $350, and after a rough weekend where Bitcoin […]

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6 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Finds Hard Floor Following 26,000 BTC Sell OrderCoinDesk takes a look at movements in the price of bitcoin over the past seven days. Cryptocurrency Exchange MintPal Offline Longer Than Expected; Back NowPopular cryptocurrency exchange MintPal has been trying to migrate to their Version Two platform since Friday, October 3. The platform is […]

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5 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: Bitcoin Price, Bill Gates, JPMorgan, and MoreWelcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of the top stories of the week here on CryptoCoins News. This week (28 September – 5 October), we saw a huge drop in the bitcoin price, Bill Gates praising Bitcoin technology, a […]

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4 October 2014

Headlines Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin’s Killer AppTraveling to various countries often can mean making complex currency conversions. Can bitcoin replace this problem? Paul Krugman Ignorantly Calls Bitcoin “The Long Cryptocon”American Economist Paul Krugman has written another anti-Bitcoin piece that, believe it or not, is much less accurate than Krugman’s original Bitcoin article released in […]

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3 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Users in a Nutshell: Which Are You? Widely renowned Youtube animation artist ZenithQuinn has released a new Youtube video that pokes some fun at the stereotypical Bitcoin user. In fact, they broke it down into several different types of people that support Bitcoin. Bitcoin users often come from different walks of life and the […]

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2 October 2014

Headlines Coinbase Expands to 5 More European CountriesLast month, Coinbase expanded internationally by adding 13 European countries and today they are adding 5 more countries to the Coinbase family: Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland. Users in these countries can now link their bank account via SEPA and easily buy and sell Bitcoin. For users in […]

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1 October 2014

Headlines DigitalTangible Expands Crypto 2.0 Gold Trading Platform to AsiaBitcoin and gold-trading platform DigitalTangible is expanding to Asia, thanks to a partnership with Hong Kong-based exchange Melotic. Ex-VeriFone Exec: Bitcoin Isn’t Just Another Crazy Payments IdeaEx-VeriFone CFO and new BitFury board member Bob Dykes talks about bitcoin in context of payments innovation. ZiftrCOIN To Make […]

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