31 October 2014

Headlines Developer Creates Blockchain Passport Technology Based on BitcoinChristopher Ellis has created software that allows anyone to create a World Citizen Passport. The software uses PGP encryption software and the Blockchain to create an identification paper that is almost impossible mathematically to fake. Not only can the Blockchain be used to store these world passports, […]

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30 October 2014

Headlines Retailer-Backed MCX Platform CurrentC Has Already Been HackedMCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), the retailer-backed company that gives customers mobile payment and reward capabilities has already been hacked. The data breach of MCX’s platform, CurrentC, lead to the theft of email addresses, however, the CurrentC mobile application was not affected. Over the past 36 hours, MCX […]

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29 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches Partnership with PayCash, Allowing USD and GBP DepositsToday, Kraken announced its partnership with PayCash that allows the Bitcoin exchange to provide both US dollar and Britsh Pound funding to their clients. While trading between bitcoin and USD had already been available on Kraken, USD deposits have been disabled since February 2014. […]

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28 October 2014

Headlines SEC Sends Inquiry Letters to Hundreds of Bitcoin Companies about Unregistered SecuritiesHundreds of Bitcoin companies that have released unregistered securities on Counterparty, Cryptostocks will be sent inquiry letters by the SEC. The SEC is asking these Bitcoin companies to voluntarily hand over any documentation that they have regarding their unregistered securities offering. Many Bitcoin companies […]

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27 October 2014

Headlines Gallery: ‘Eye of God’ Painting Sells for €10,000 in BitcoinA painting depicting bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto sold for 35 BTC at a recent bitcoin conference. 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 […]

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26 October 2014

Headlines First Bitcoin ATM in VermontThe first Bitcoin ATM in Vermont started operations on Saturday, October 25th at Blu-Bin’s location at 49 Church St in the Burlington Town Center. Blu-Bin, Inc is a retail 3D printing company that was founded in August, 2012. In its first two years of operations, it has helped thousands of […]

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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 Bitcoin P2P Lending Platform BitLendingClub Gains €200K Seed FundingBitLendingClub, a Bulgarian Bitcoin crowd lending platform, has announced that they have received a €200,000 seed investment from the European VC fund LAUNCHub. Launchub is a seed fund that invests in European digital startups. BitLendingClub is a peer-to-peer platform that allows Bitcoin lenders to lend Bitcoin […]

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23 October 2014

Headlines CoinCorner Now Accepts Debit and Credit Cards for Bitcoin PurchasesBritish bitcoin exchange CoinCorner now allows clients to purchase bitcoin and two altcoins with debit/credit cards. 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. Blockstream SEC Filing Reveals […]

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22 October 2014

Headlines The Blocknet: How It Works and Initial Token Offering RulesIt has been described as revolutionary, and indeed it is. The Blocknet, which is a true peer-to-peer protocol between nodes on different blockchains, enables open-ended communication and delivery of services between users of different cryptocurrencies. It also increases the potential user base of any coin. […]

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21 October 2014

Headlines Synereo, a Decentralized Next-Gen Social Network Owned by YouSocial networks are hot nowadays. Ever since Facebook popped up, the whole concept gained traction, and new approaches are made all the time. They’re not always as interesting as the one before, but now and then, we get to see a new social network that tries to […]

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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 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 Review: Bitcoin ‘Vault’ Trezor Lives Up to its NameHardware wallet Trezor offers an additional layer of security for users who maintain a substantial stash of bitcoin. Post Your Videos to WatchMyBit and Get Paid in BitcoinWatchMyBit is a new video sharing platform that will open its doors next week for initial beta testing. The […]

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17 October 2014

Headlines 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 the Libertarian Party of Texas started taking Bitcoin donations on my recommendation [link]” to his more than 160 thousand followers. Also read: Libertarian Party […]

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16 October 2014

Headlines Dogecoin Leaders Present Evidence that CEO of Troubled Bitcoin Exchange Moolah Is Long-Time ScammerAuthor’s Note: Since the publishing of this article, the Facebook page of Ryan Kennedy has tightened the privacy settings and removed the photo in question. Recently a document surfaced regarding the CEO of Moolah known as Alex Green; the document was compiled by […]

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15 October 2014

Headlines Trial of Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Head of Silk Road, Postponed Until Early 2015Ross Ulbricht will no longer be standing trial on November 10th, 2014 for his alleged part in the Silk Road underground marketplace. Instead, Wired Reporter Andy Greenberg has reported that the trial has been delayed by two months, to January 2015. Ross […]

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14 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Up: Breaks $400Following ten months of downtrend and a decline low of $275 the price of Bitcoin is back above $400 and advancing steadily. CCN has been following the decline on a daily basis and our analysis called the bottom at $275 last Sunday. Be sure to stay tuned to CCN for […]

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13 October 2014

Headlines TED Lecturer Matt Ridley Blogs On Bitcoin Founder and FuturePrized author and Oxford Alumni Matt Ridley is an entrepreneur whose thoughts and opinions have reached millions across the world in over 30 different languages. His recent book “The Rational Optimist: How prosperity evolves” argues: “The secret of human prosperity is that everybody is working […]

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12 October 2014

Headlines ChangeTip: A Bitcoin Love Button for the InternetChangeTip wants to be “a Love button for the Internet,” a simple way to show appreciation with a micropayment in Bitcoin. ChangeTip lives on the social networks that we all use every day so that your tip could trigger a viral avalanche of micropayments to a worthy […]

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11 October 2014

Headlines World’s First National Digital Currency Trials in EcuadorIn what should be the first of many over the coming years, Ecuador will soon begin trials with the world’s first national digital currency.  They are the first nation to agree officially to implement it’s own digital currency as a state-supported national system of finance. The Central Bank […]

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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 Anoncoin Price Bursts Out of the ShadowsMany in the cryptocurrency community cringe at the thought of having their transaction history made publicly available on the blockchain, which has sparked the creation of a number of altcoins designed to bring privacy to cryptocurrency. Darkcoin is the most well-known privacy-centric coin, but it was not the […]

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8 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Rebels Against The System In VenezuelaReuters reports that Venezuelans looking to bypass dysfunctional economic controls are turning to the Bitcoin virtual currency to obtain dollars, make Internet purchases – and launch a little subversion. Acquiring US dollars in Venezuela means either requesting it from the state, which struggles to satisfy demand, or tapping […]

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7 October 2014

Headlines MaidSafe’s Nick Lambert Talks Redesigned and Fully Encrypted InternetWe’ve all been brought up, since we were babies in the crib, on the idea that “The Internet” is a decentralized information network, which lets us be free to be you and me. Sharing information online can be as easy as speaking. “The Internet” is like […]

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6 October 2014

Headlines Investor Tim Draper Leads SnapCard’s $1.5 Million Seed RoundSnapCard has announced a $1.5m seed round led by Tim Draper, Crypto Coins Partners and Boost VC. Litecoin Price Fails to Rebound From Bitcoin Price PanicSunday’s bitcoin price panic caused altcoin market caps to evaporate and made most altcoin prices drop as well. The litecoin price […]

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5 October 2014

Headlines The Extropian Roots of BitcoinBitcoin is booming, but not every enthusiast knows that the cryptocurrency has roots in a radical, futurist philosophy that started to bloom in the California of the 80s. Hal Finney, a Bitcoin pioneer and the first person to ever receive a Bitcoin transaction, was cryonically preserved by the Alcor Life […]

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4 October 2014

Headlines 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, to make a quick hit, this article is not for you. If you think the U.S. Dollar is going […]

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3 October 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Could Transform Internet of Things into Vast Data MarketplaceResearchers anticipate a future where sensors transmit money alongside data, as they are paid in bitcoin for their information. CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY Means Bitcoin Escrow, Refunds and a ForkYesterday, Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd posted his draft for a new Bitcoin opcode, CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY. This new script gives […]

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2 October 2014

Headlines European Fashion Retailer ShowRoomprivé is now accepting BitcoinShowRoomPrivé.com, one of Europe’s leading fashion retailers, has announced its partnership with Bitcoin payment processor Paymium to start accepting Bitcoin payments. The French company, which achieved a turnover of more than EUR 350 million in 2013 and employs more than 600 people, wishes to confirm its innovative […]

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1 October 2014

Headlines Irish Pub Abandons Bitcoin, Cites Legal ConcernsDublin’s first bitcoin pub has unplugged its ATM and stopped accepting payments in bitcoin, citing legal issues. Bitcoin Embassy Concept Is Taking The World By StormWant to learn more about Bitcoin? A new option that is growing in popularity is to go to your national “Bitcoin Embassy”. What […]

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