31 October 2014

Headlines Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Mentions Quark CryptocurrencyLong-time basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has a new video game on the horizon utilizing the cryptocurrency Quark, also known as Quarkcoin, and it seems as though the legend is doing his research. Or, at least reading from a script. Shaq took to his webcam and explained what Quark […]

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30 October 2014

Headlines Ex-SEC Chief: Bitcoin Companies Need Compliance To SucceedLongest-serving SEC chairman Arthur Levitt, who now advises BitPay and Vaurum, has spoken about bitcoin in a TV interview. Vogogo Secures Partnership With Knox Payments to Service Digital Currency IndustryPayment Processor Vogogo has announced a partnership with Knox payments that will allow US clients in the digital […]

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29 October 2014

Headlines Small Australian City Plans for a Big Bitcoin EconomyLaunceston, Tasmania, hopes to put itself on the map with a bitcoin-based economy supported by local businesses and government. Bitcoin Price and QE ClosureThe market has chosen the low road for the Bitcoin price. Leading into the Fed’s Policy Statement release at 18h00 UTC today, global […]

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28 October 2014

Headlines Canadian Bitcoin Exchange CAVirtex Faces Potential Class Action LawsuitCAVirtex, Canada’s largest and oldest Bitcoin online exchange, is facing a potential class action lawsuit to the tune of $884,880 CAD. The alleged losses were incurred by the lawsuit-bringers after the company offered 10% of its shares for sale on the cryptocurrency-based asset exchange, Havelock Investments […]

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27 October 2014

Headlines You Can Now Deposit Bitcoin to Payza: Now a Two-Way Bitcoin ServiceThe online payment wallet Payza, formerly known as Alertpay, recently integrated a new feature that enable its users to deposit funds using Bitcoin. The payment platform, which directly competes with PayPal and Skrill, is definitely looking after bitcoin and the possibilities the new currency offers. A […]

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26 October 2014

Headlines European Banking Authority: 24 European Banks Could Not Withstand Another Financial CrisisThe European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the results of the 2014 European Union (EU)-wide stress test of 123 banks. The health check was carried out on 123 European banks by the EBA to determine whether they could withstand another financial crisis. The […]

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25 October 2014

Headlines Cashless Society? No ThanksEvery day one hears about the impending demise of physical cash – the dirty coins and banknotes that our grandfathers used for everyday transactions, and some filthy criminals still use today – and the upcoming transition to a cashless society. To us geeks that seems initially a good idea – more […]

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24 October 2014

Headlines Even “Bit Con” Book Writer Thinks Blockchain Technology Bitcoin Is the FutureJeffrey Robinson, an American financial crime author, has released a new book titled, Bit Con: The Naked Truth About Bitcoin. Robinson has previously exposed money laundering of epic proportions in the pharmaceutical industry as well as the banking industry. In his most recent book, Robinson […]

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23 October 2014

Headlines XRP Price Rise Solidifies Ripple as Crypto’s #2 by Market CapThe XRP price has trended upward over the past few months, which vaulted Ripple up the market cap charts (XRP is the Ripple platform’s native currency). Thus far, the XRP price has avoided entering a cooling-off period. It may be time to certify Ripple […]

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22 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin ‘Ransomware’ Freezes Council Offices Across ItalyCouncil offices across Italy had their computer files encrypted by a ‘ransomware’ virus that is demanding payment in bitcoin. Highlights from Gavin Andresen’s Reddit AMAGavin Andresen, Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, hosted a Reddit AMA yesterday. AMA means “Ask Me Anything” – Reddit users can ask the […]

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21 October 2014

Headlines Polish Company inPay Sells Shares for BitcoinShares of the Polish company inPay S.A. are available for purchase in public offering using the digital currency Bitcoin. The sale has launched on the Polish equity crowdfunding site Beesfund.com. With the public offer of the company’s shares, the inPay team want to acquire financing for the quick […]

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20 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Plans New Nomination Process Before ElectionsThe Bitcoin Foundation is improving its corporate governance structures with ideas for new nomination procedures ahead of board elections. From Berlusconi with Love: A Cryptocurrency to Save the Children of GazaItalian technology entrepreneur Davide Luigi (Billy) Berlusconi has launched a new cryptocoin to help the children of […]

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19 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: Moopay, Documentaries, Data Breaches, 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, a large scandal developed over Moopay’s bankruptcy, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” documentary received lots of positive reviews, several […]

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18 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Service Coinbase Goes Global in Six New LanguagesOn Thursday, the bitcoin service Coinbase expanded into six new languages in an attempt to help non-English speakers become active participants in the bitcoin community. This expansion did not occur in a vacuum. Over the past several months, Coinbase has been making forays into new markets […]

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17 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp will Give Unverified Accounts to the GovernmentIn a news bit posted by European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp earlier today, the once-largest Bitcoin exchange promulgated their FINAL NOTICE TO UNVERIFIED ACCOUNT HOLDERS. Some thirteen months ago, Bitstamp updated its Verification Policy to  require verification in order to have access to bitcoin and bank […]

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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. How the FBI Likely Illegally Hacked Silk Road Servers to Find Alleged Pirate Ross UlbrichtYou might know him as “Dread Pirate Roberts” or just DPR but his […]

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15 October 2014

Headlines Moolah Plans Company Return Despite “Critical Bug” and Locked Bitcoin ExchangeYesterday, CEO of Moopay Alex Green announced that the company would be filing bankruptcy. They are shutting down the Moolah exchange and already took down the MintPal exchange due to a “critical bug” found in their Version Two migration. By shutting down MintPal without […]

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14 October 2014

Headlines Butterfly Labs Attempts to Dismiss FTC ComplaintThree weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission shut down Butterfly Labs. Butterfly Labs is a company that sells Bitcoin mining hardware. It’s been accused of scamming and lying to customers time and time again. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that Butterfly Labs was lying to customers […]

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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 Digital Currency Group Is Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin FlagshipFounder and CEO of SecondMarket Barry Silbert announced last July that he would be stepping down after nearly 11 years to focus solely on Bitcoin-related projects. Friday morning Silbert tweeted the name, Digital Currency Group (DGC). Marking its launch as an important step in separating his focus from […]

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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 Bitcoin Address Blacklists Found in Gentoo LinuxBitcoin Address Blacklists have been found in the Gentoo Linux bitcoind 0.9.3 distribution. The patch was deployed by Bitcoin developer Luke Dashjr (aka Luke-Jr), who maintains the Gentoo distribution. A bug report was posted to Gentoo’s bug repository: net-p2p/bitcoind and net-p2p/bitcoin-qt enables ljr use flag by default, breaks […]

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9 October 2014

Headlines Philippine Government Bill Could Pave Way for Bitcoin-Backed MoneyA Filipino lawmaker has introduced a bill to create an E-Peso that mandates bitcoin be studied for the project. Hackers Hijack Retailers’ Showroom PCs for Cryptocurrency MiningDutch hackers have started hijacking laptops showcased in retail stores and using them to mine bitcoin. KNC Titans: Missed Quarter […]

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8 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Fails to Impress Bankers at Peruvian Startup ChallengeLatin America’s bitcoin economy may be expanding, but overall awareness remains low, one startup’s story shows. MintPal Exchange Relaunch Plagued by Technical Issues, User ComplaintsSince its relaunch yesterday, digital currency exchange MintPal has been experiencing a number of user issues. Gavin Andresen Proposes Bitcoin Hard Fork […]

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7 October 2014

Headlines Airbitz’s Touchless Bitcoin Wallet Targets Novices, Evangelists AlikeAirbitz has launched an upgraded wallet with cloud-enabled encryption, a merchant directory and wireless transactions. Bitcoin Foundation Financial Standards Working GroupThe Bitcoin Foundation’s Financial Standards Working Group will focus on applying for ISO 4217 approval for a Bitcoin currency code as well as drawing up recommendations for […]

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6 October 2014

Headlines SNAPCARD Raises $1.5 Million, Launches Bitcoin Payment ProcessorSNAPCARD announced that they just raised a $1.5M Seed Round led by Tim Draper and Fortress Investment Group-backed Insikt Capital. Other investors are Crypto-Currency Partners, Great Oaks Ventures, BoostVC, and a long list of prominent Silicon Valley angel investors who helped shape the paths of companies like […]

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5 October 2014

Headlines 400 European Banks Accept Bitcoin Purchase AgreementMore European banks are becoming associated with Bitcoin. While short-term investors see the dollar price drop on Bitcoin, and panic sell in droves, Bitcoin gains another major international deal signing in Europe. 247Exchange.com, based out of Belize, has secured an agreement with Sofort Banking, providing Bitcoin purchasing access to […]

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4 October 2014

Headlines Timeline of Ross Ulbricht’s Legal BattleCheck out our interactive timeline of alleged Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht’s legal battle. Why The Bitcoin Price Drop Is Really Good NewsLooking at a Bitcoin price “candlestick screen” is no way to go through life. If you are day trading Bitcoin, or are in Bitcoin for the short-term, […]

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3 October 2014

Headlines Trading Bitcoin Through Top ExchangesI had some Bitcoin that I wanted to exchange for 25 Darkcoin 2.0 units recently, and I have never looked to receive any digital currency besides Bitcoin before. So I figured this would be the perfect time to dip my toes into the digital currency exchange market, and see if […]

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2 October 2014

Headlines Bill Gates: “Bitcoin Technology Is Key”Bill Gates has updated his stance on Bitcoin since calling it simply a “technological tour-de-force” months ago. Earlier today, speaking with Bloomberg TV’s Erik Schatzker, Bill Gates admitted “the Bitcoin technology is key.” Earlier today, Bill Gates gave the final speech at SIBOS 2014, the annual SWIFT banking conference […]

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1 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin France Joins Bitcoin Foundation as Newest Chapter AffiliateBitcoin France has joined the Bitcoin Foundation as its newest international chapter. The Bitcoin Foundation also has chapters in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Romania, and Slovenia. The Association Bitcoin France is headed by Philippe Rodriguez, the President of Bitcoin France. France has been one […]

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