30 November 2014

Headlines 3 Pre-Bitcoin Virtual Currencies That Bit the DustFlooz, Beenz and DigiCash all sough to be the international online currency of choice – but what happened? The Blockchain Application StackThe blockchain could very well change the infrastructure of the Internet. Here’s what the new Internet could look like in 10 years. DigiByte (DGB) Raises $250,000 […]

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29 November 2014

Headlines Spanish Treasury Says Bitcoin Gambling Websites Need to Obtain Licensing; Implies Bitcoin Treated as MoneyThe Spanish Treasury has responded to an inquiry regarding Bitcoin gambling from law firm Abanlex. The lawyers asked for clarification on several key points from the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ), which is a government body accountable […]

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28 November 2014

Headlines Support SETI@home, the First and Perhaps the Most Important Crowd Computing ProjectSETI@home, started in 1999, is one of the first crowd-source citizen science project. This citizen science endeavor is dedicated to finding candidate signals from alien intelligences, which is a project with a really huge potential payoff if successful. You can now support the […]

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27 November 2014

Headlines Australian Senators: Goodbye, Dollar. Hello, Bitcoin!Australia may be the most intense hotbed of Bitcoin activity on Earth. Followers of this website have seen this country run the gamut on Bitcoin acceptance and public consumption. Some Australian cities are ready to run with Bitcoin as their primary, as our article on Tasmania’s Launceston revealed. As […]

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26 November 2014

Headlines Kraken to Assist in Search for Missing Mt Gox BitcoinsKraken has been selected to oversee the distribution of Mt Gox’s remaining assets and investigate its missing bitcoins. Bitcoin May be Exempted from VAT, says Dutch MinisterIf you are making a purchase using bitcoin in the Netherlands, you may soon be exempt from VAT. Dutch […]

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25 November 2014

Headlines OKCoin and itBit Added to CoinDesk Bitcoin Price IndexOKCoin and itBit have joined CoinDesk’s USD price index. The criteria for speed of withdrawals has also been adjusted. Bitspark Enters Hong Kong’s Remittance Market With Bitcoin-Powered SolutionHong Kong startup Bitspark is offering a new remittance service that slashes costs by one-third with bitcoin. Instacoin Adds […]

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24 November 2014

Headlines Markets Weekly: Could Central Banks Spark a Bitcoin Rally?What do the actions of central bankers in East Asia have to do with the bitcoin price? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Slur.io – You Are Going to Hate ItA website subtitled “You are going to hate it” is certainly an attention catcher, and […]

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23 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: NSA, Tox, Bitcoin Black Friday, and MoreWelcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we cover some of the top stories of the week here on CryptoCoins News. This week (16 November to 23 November), we wondered whether Satoshi Nakamoto was/is an NSA worker, looked at an encrypted Skype […]

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22 November 2014

Headlines Boost VC Goes ‘Full Bitcoin’ For Next Startup Mentor RoundStartup accelerator and mentorship program Boost VC will feature only bitcoin companies in its next program, starting early 2015. The Blockchain and the Rise of Networked TrustFrom big cities to small villages – all around the world we are seeing a common current that weaves […]

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21 November 2014

Headlines Data Breach: Windows Live and Playstation Network Hacker “DerpTrolling” Claims 500,000 Stolen Credit Card DetailsA hacker group by the name of DerpTrolling announced today that they broke into the Playstation Network, 2K Games and Windows Live to make off with a massive amount of login information as well as 500,000 credit card details. As […]

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20 November 2014

Headlines SpectroCoin Launches Bitcoin-to-Cash Service in 25 CountriesSpectroCoin is now allowing its customers to convert bitcoin to cash in 25 countries across Europe and Central Asia. Is the Bitcoin Price Crashing Again?The Bitcoin price is continuously on the move. Last week it looked like we were about to experience a new bull race. Unfortunately for […]

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19 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Pledges to Focus Solely on Core DevelopmentThe Bitcoin Foundation has announced it will look to shed its public policy, education and outreach initiatives as it focuses on core development. Finland Classifies Bitcoin as VAT-Exempt Financial ServiceFinnish regulators have classified bitcoin as a financial service, thus granting it VAT-exempt status. CoinDirect Allows Merchants […]

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18 November 2014

Headlines Wedbush Securities Acquires Holdings in Buttercoin Bitcoin Exchange ServiceWedbush Securities, a leading financial service provider, has announced a relationship with Bitcoin trading platform, Buttercoin. This relationship will extend the company’s reach into the sphere of cryptocurrency technology. The investment amount made by Wedbush Securities is undisclosed. Buttercoin’s platform allows users a fast, easy, and […]

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17 November 2014

Headlines Markets Weekly: Trading Volumes More than Double Amid Price SurgeThe bitcoin price saw a wild swing of nearly $100 this week, but it was grounded in strong support across exchanges. Bitcoin Ransomware Hits Sheriff’s OfficeDickson County Sheriff’s Office said they had to pay a ransom – $500 in Bitcoin – to regain access to […]

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16 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin News in Review: Bitcoin Price, Tor, Ethereum, and MoreHappy Sunday, and welcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of the top stories of the week here on CryptoCoins News. This week (9 November – 16 November), we saw a significant (and unexpected) rise in the bitcoin price, Mozilla took […]

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15 November 2014

Headlines Western Union Exec: Bitcoin Doesn’t Add ValueWestern Union Chief Information Officer John “David” Thompson was interviewed by Coindesk this week and made some very revealing comments about Bitcoin, and its future in global monetary transfer. Many know Western Union as the world’s largest personal monetary transfer corporation, founded way back in 1851. Operating in […]

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14 November 2014

Headlines CFPB Could Demand Consumer Protections for Digital WalletsThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a set of new proposals that could an impact cryptocurrency users. Stefan Molyneux – U.S. Regulators Master Plan For BitcoinStefan Molyneux has been a long-time proponent of Bitcoin and has spoken in front of thousands, singing its virtues to […]

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13 November 2014

Headlines Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto Turns Up The Usual SuspectLike the search for the Lock Ness Monster or Bigfoot, the hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto may never have a happy ending. A revolutionary invention that may yet change how the entire world does business, but without a known inventor will forever create rampant speculation, conspiracy theorists, […]

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12 November 2014

Headlines Counterparty Recreates Ethereum on BitcoinCounterparty announced that its developers have successfully ported the Ethereum Project’s programming language over to the Counterparty platform, enabling users to save and execute Turing Complete Ethereum code on the Bitcoin blockchain. With this new development, Counterparty makes it possible to execute Ethereum smart contracts on the more secure Bitcoin […]

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11 November 2014

Headlines The First Bionic Bitcoin CyborgMartijn Wismeijer, founder of MrBitcoin, a Bitcoin ATM collective, has had two computer chips installed inside of his hands. On these chips, Wismeijer can store Bitcoin address private keys, create alarm clocks, and unlock doors. To inject the chips into his skin, Wismeijer used an xNTi injection kit, which places […]

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10 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Mining Company HashFast Bankruptcy Auction AnnouncedHashFast, a mining company which once boasted that its hardware is “… the fastest Bitcoin Mining ASIC in the world. Period,” was granted permission last Wednesday to liquidate its remaining assets. Officially, HashFast is bankrupt and owes investors from around the world a sum close to $40M. The […]

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9 November 2014

Headlines Country Singer Shooter Jennings’ New Single “Nashville from Afar” 50% off If Paid In BitcoinShooter Jennings, a country music star signed to Universal South Records, is showing his support of Bitcoin in a big way. Jennings just released his new single, “Nashville from Afar,” is available for download through all the usual channels such […]

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8 November 2014

Headlines Review: BitCrane T-110S Water Cooled 1 th/s ASIC Bitcoin Miner, Lower dB for Better Home UseBitCrane debuted with the T-110 water cooled Bitcoin ASIC miner earlier in the summer. The T-110 uses the Golden Nonce chips which BitCrane calls the UltraHoist Module. Each unit has 2 of these chips at a freq of 725 and […]

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7 November 2014

Headlines “Pirate@40” Arrested for Bitcoin Ponzi ScamTrendon Shavers, aka “Pirate@40,” was arrested this morning on securities fraud and wire fraud charges stemming from his involvement in a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator pays returns to its investors from new capital paid by new investors, rather than […]

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6 November 2014

Headlines Is ChangeTip the Viral Bitcoin Killer App?Today’s Reddit frontpage has several threads about a recent surge of popularity of Change Tip. One is titled “Changetip is causing bitcoin to go viral right now,” and another was started by the ChangeTip team to say that they are working hard to keep up with the growing […]

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5 November 2014

Headlines BTC.sx Announces Bitcoin Trading Partnership with BitfinexIn a press release sent out today, Bitcoin trading platform BTC.sx has unveiled a partnership with Bitfinex. The partnership will allow BTC.sx traders to enter leveraged BTC-USD positions on Bitfinex’s order book. Deeper integration is planned for the future. BTC.sx is a Bitcoin-only trading platform headquartered  in London’s […]

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4 November 2014

Headlines UK Treasury Seeking Regulation Advice From Bitcoin CommunityFollowing in the footsteps of regulation practices like BitLicense out of New York, the UK Treasury is seeking advice from members of the Bitcoin community to help further their understanding on regulation. According to The Guardian, the Treasury is asking for information from law enforcement agencies, financial […]

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3 November 2014

Headlines Mexican Bitcoin Exchange meXBT Launches Trading PlatformBitcoin exchange meXBT has launched a professional trading platform for cryptocurrencies in America. The company which is based in Mexico is led by a team of pioneers who are powering the transformation of the digital currencies in Latin America. Announcing the launch of the trading platform which will […]

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2 November 2014

Headlines Mexican Bitcoin Exchange MeXBT Eyes Latin American Trade and RemittancesCryptocurrency exchange meXBT launches at Money 20/20 with the goal of expanding Latin American trade and remittance markets. Hacker Dreams Up Crypto-Passport Based on the BlockchainIn a sign of the things to come, Bitcoin enthusiast Christopher Ellis has developed the world’s first crypto-passport built on […]

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1 November 2014

Headlines Malaysian Taxi Customers Can Now Pay with BitcoinTaxi passengers in Malaysia are Asia’s first to be able to pay with bitcoin, thanks to matching service Taximonger. What Bitcoin Can Learn from Social Media’s SuccessSocial media isn’t competing bitcoin, and in fact, could prove integral to its wider growth and adoption. Happy Birthday Bitcoin!Six years […]

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