31 October 2014

Headlines German Bank Hits Rich Clients with Negative Interest RatesDeutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, is introducing negative interest rates. Customers with over €500,000 on deposit as of November 1 will earn a “negative interest rate” of 0.25%. In other words, instead of earning positive interest, they will have to pay 0.25% per year […]

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30 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches in JapanKraken launches a bitcoin exchange in Japan today, aiming at the nation’s active traders and finance professionals. Attend the Crypto Money Virtual Expo Without Leaving HomeOn December 5-6, 2014, the global crypto community will come together to mingle, share knowledge and network at the 1st Crypto Money Virtual Expo […]

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29 October 2014

Headlines Syscoin Price Rises After Judge Orders Moolah to Return BitcoinsOn Monday, a United Kingdom High Court judge granted Syscoin’s final injunction against Moopay LTD (more commonly known as Moolah) and former CEO Ryan Kennedy (also known as Alex Green). The injunction included a provision ordering Kennedy to repay the 750 bitcoins Syscoin had deposited […]

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28 October 2014

Headlines Former SEC Chair Takes Advisory Roles at BitPay and VaurumLong-serving former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt has taken advisory roles at US bitcoin firms BitPay and Vaurum. Why You Can’t Bank with Bitcoin – YetMany in the Bitcoin community are very impatient. Some “early adopters” want the world to accept “The Future of Money” now, […]

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27 October 2014

Headlines Buying at Silk Road 2.0 is Glamorous and SafeThe Guardian has a comprehensive review of Silk Road 2.0, one of the many successors of Silk Road. When Silk Road was closed down in October 2013, the prosecutors proclaimed the beginning of the end of this illicit trade. Not so. Now there are around 30 […]

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26 October 2014

Headlines EuroPay, Mastercard, and VISA (EMV) Credit Cards Force Needed Security Upgrade with “Liability Shift”The way that you pay with your credit card will start to change starting October of 2015. EuroPay, Mastercard, and VISA (EMV) are pushing a new standard in the United States, one that has already been adopted outside of the states […]

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25 October 2014

Headlines Feathercoin Price Rises Ahead of NeoScrypt Hard ForkSeveral months ago, Feathercoin developer Pete Bushnell announced the coin would transition to the newly-developed NeoScrypt hashing algorithm, which is resistant to ASIC miners. On October 26, Feathercoin will undergo a hard fork to make the official transition. The Feathercoin price has increased in anticipation of the […]

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24 October 2014

Headlines The Ultimate Vegas Racing Weekend, Fueled by BitcoinEntrepreneurs, innovators and athletes participate in the world’s first supercar racing experience paid in full in Bitcoin, or as the organizers like to say, “Fueled by Bitcoin.” Also read: Dogecar Driver Josh Wise Places 28th at Talladega The MaiTai BitFury Racing experience – a three-day VIP event from October 23 to 26 […]

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23 October 2014

Headlines Mercator Report Finds Conflicting Bitcoin Regulation Harmful to IndustryMercator Advisory Group has published a research note on global bitcoin regulation, its first on the subject. Draper University Bitcoin Course is Live – and FreeThe venture capitalist investor who won the US Marshall Bitcoin Auction, Tim Draper, has launched his own Bitcoin education program. The […]

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22 October 2014

Headlines OKCoin Introduces Bitcoin Futures Trading to Mobile Android AppOKCoin has added new features to its Android mobile app, including futures trading and candlestick charts. ApplePay Double Spends Users’ Money: Bitcoin User Not AffectedEarlier this week, Apple’s new mobile NFC payment network, ApplePay, went live. From its first few days of life, huge issues are […]

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21 October 2014

Headlines Magnus Daar Esq.: KNC Miner Hurts Sweden’s Reputation for BusinessMagnus Daar Esq. of Nova, a law firm based in Sweden, feels that KNC’s actions might hurt Sweden’s reputation for other companies who started their business in Sweden. Sweden has been the birthplace of many popular companies, services, and products such as Skype, Spotify, and Minecraft. […]

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20 October 2014

Headlines Market Weekly: Bitcoin Price Serene Amid Market TurmoilMarkets roiled around the world but the bitcoin price held steady last week, hovering close to $400. Australian Senator Warns Banks Not To “Act Like a Bunch of Ostriches” When Regulating BitcoinAustralian Bitcoiners seems to have a champion within the government, a rare sight that may have […]

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19 October 2014

Headlines Despite Looming BitLicense, New Bitcoin ATM Arrives in NYC Thanks to PYCPYC, a Bitcoin ATM service operator based in New York and founded by Emilio Pagan-Yourno and Julio Enrique Cabrera, has been building Bitcoin adoption in their home state the best way they know how. This past Friday, PYC announced their 3rd Bitcoin ATM in […]

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18 October 2014

Headlines Why Brazil’s Bitcoin Market is Struggling to IgniteCoinDesk speaks to members of Brazil’s bitcoin ecosystem to explore the challenges facing domestic startups. Monacoin Price Has Terrible WeekThe Monacoin price had a terrible week. The “Japanese Dogecoin” saw its price fall by more than 20%, including more than 10% in the past day alone. However, […]

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17 October 2014

Headlines Robocoin Customers Report Trail of Late Deliveries After Reddit ExposéA dissatisfied customer’s public complaints about Robocoin’s product and service has revealed similar problems from other customers. Bitcoin Price Gearing Up for a Return to $400 and BeyondBitcoin Price retreated to yesterday’s lower target near $373 and is now gearing up for a return to […]

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16 October 2014

Headlines LocalBitcoins.com: How Not To Sell Bitcoins OnlineLooking to move some BTC in exchange for fiat currency?  Maybe you have a bill that needs quick payment?  More of the digital currency market has been using services like LocalBitcoins.com this year than ever before. Think of LocalBitcoins.com as the eBay or Craigslist of the Bitcoin space. […]

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15 October 2014

Headlines Coinbase Hosting Bitcoin Meetup In London to Promote UK LaunchCoinbase recently announced an expansion into 13 European countries and has added an additional five last week. To celebrate their launch, Coinbase is hosting a free meetup on October 20 at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London. The planned meetup in London is part […]

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14 October 2014

Headlines Coin Academy Collaborates with the College Cryptocurrency NetworkCoinAcademy, a content provider in cryptocurrency education, has partnered with the College Cryptocurrency Network (CCN). The partnership is expected to bring cryptocurrency education to college campuses across the United States. Under the arrangement, Coin Academy will provide their original digital currency courses to participating students and institutions […]

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13 October 2014

Headlines Imperial College London to Offer Credits for Bitcoin ProjectsImperial College and Entrepreneur First, a pre-seed investment programme, have announced a partnership to bring bitcoin technology to students. Bitcoin Gift Card Company, Gyft, Releases Proprietary CardEarlier today, Gyft revealed their own Gyft gift card on the Gyft network of over 200 retailers. Gyft accepts Bitcoin […]

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12 October 2014

Headlines Headers-First Synchronization Coming Soon to Bitcoin CoreBitcoin developer Pieter Wuille posted a request for review and testing of a large change that he’s been working on for Bitcoin Core: headers-first synchronization. The change has been in the works for about a year and will, hopefully, be released in 0.10 within the next month or […]

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11 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Miners Debate Risks and Rewards at Las Vegas ConventionDay one at Hashers United included talks on profitably, digital currency-focused game theory and the price of bitcoin today. The Rise And Rise of Bitcoin – First ImpressionsLast night I watched and enjoyed The Rise And Rise of Bitcoin. I recommend the film to everyone, […]

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10 October 2014

Headlines Libra Raises $500k to Expand Bitcoin Tax Compliance SolutionsLibra has announced $500,000 in new fundraising as part of a seed round led by Liberty City Ventures. Digital Asset Liquidity Exchange Melotic Closes $1.175 Million Seed RoundHong Kong’s Melotic will spend its $1.175m investment to establish itself as a liquidity provider for various digital assets. […]

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9 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price and the Federal ReserveThe Federal Open Market Committee has surprised markets by speaking in dovish tones about the US and the global economy. While many people expect the Fed… and we examine the implications for the economy and Bitcoin. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Price, along with Gold, continues advancing. The layout of the […]

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8 October 2014

Headlines Hardfork in Bitcoin Scalability RoadmapA Bitcoin hardfork is coming. In a recent post to the Bitcoin Foundation‘s blog, Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen sketched out “one possible path for the behind-the-scenes technical work that is being done (or will need to get done) over the next few years to scale up Bitcoin.” He proposed that […]

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7 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price, Gold Hold SteadyBitcoin Price advance has held above $300 and is currently trading around the levels discussed in yesterday’s analysis. To strengthen the case for advance price must now proceed to $360. The details of the 30,000 BTC sell order placed below market value have some interesting implications that are considered in […]

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6 October 2014

Headlines 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 a highly trafficked source of bitcoin and alternative coin trading, but was not functioning up until Monday due to unforeseen issues on the backend. At […]

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5 October 2014

Headlines Greenpeace: Bitcoin Helps Us Promote Free Speech, IndependenceIn a new interview, Greenpeace tells CoinDesk how the bitcoin community’s values inspired it to begin accepting bitcoin donations. OpenBazaar Teases Beautiful, New User InterfaceAs many in the Bitcoin community already know, OpenBazaar is a completely open marketplace that directly connects customers to merchants. Users can buy and […]

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4 October 2014

Headlines 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 late 2013 on the New York Times, titled Bitcoin is Evil. In the “evil” article, Krugman didn’t support his titular claim within the […]

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3 October 2014

Headlines Ross Ulbricht: Hero or Villain?CoinDesk explores how Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road are dividing opinions in the bitcoin space. Butterfly Labs to Resume Limited Business OperationsButterfly Labs has announced that it will resume limited business operations following discussions with the FTC. Lisbon, Portugal Gets its First Bitcoin ATM from Bitcoin Já and PartteamThe first […]

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2 October 2014

Headlines Bill Gates: Bitcoin Highlights the Utility of Digital MoneyBill Gates suggests he has yet to see the benefits bitcoin could bring to global finance. Bitcoin Payment Processor Coinbase To Bring Bitcoin to the MassesThe founders of Bitcoin startup Coinbase, Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, are on a mission possible. Their mission is to spread […]

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1 October 2014

Headlines NuBits Market Cap Holding Steady During First WeekNuBits launched on September 23 with the goal of creating a currency with a stable price. NuBits accomplishes this by adjusting the coin supply to match investor demand, rather than letting the markets control the price. NuBits debuted fairly high on the coin market cap charts, and though […]

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