30 November 2014

Headlines DigiByte (DGB) Raises $250,000 and Expands OperationsDigiByte, an altcoin that is unique for several reasons, announced today that it has received an investment of $250,000. It intends to use this money in the opening of two new businesses: DigiPay LLC in Santa Monica, California and DigiTrade International Limited in Hong Kong. Also read: PayPal […]

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29 November 2014

Headlines Coinapult Bitcoin SMS Wallet Allows the World to Send Remittances with Just a TextEarlier today, Coinapult took to the Bitcoin subreddit to unveil their new, global Bitcoin service that functions on plain ol’ SMS technology. This means that users around the world that do not have smart phones or data plans will be able […]

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28 November 2014

Headlines Horrible Bosses 2 Features Bitcoin CameoBitcoin made a brief cameo in Horrible Bosses 2, a new comedy from Warner Bros. Although the film portrays a negative stereotype of Bitcoin, the pop culture reference indicates Bitcoin is making its way into the mainstream consciousness. Also Read: Bitcoin Film Review: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin […]

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27 November 2014

Headlines Purse.io Closes $300k Funding to Expand Amazon Discount ServicePurse.io has announced a seed funding round and released new data on discounts achieved by its customers. Massive XRP Price Increase: Is it a Pump and Dump?Ripple is a protocol designed to increase the speed and reduce the costs of international monetary transfers. To protect the […]

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26 November 2014

Headlines ImperiumCoin “Broken,” Mining HaltedImperiumCoin, the “X11-X13” altcoin which solved its first block on September 16th, is having some serious problems. It appears that a recent upgrade has broken the coin somewhat irrevocably. This reporter discovered this, ironically, while looking into the coin at it on Bleutrade this morning. Someone involved with the project posted a […]

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25 November 2014

Headlines Roger Ver Pledges $20k in Bitcoin to Antiwar.com CampaignBitcoin entrepreneur turned evangelist Roger Ver says he will match $20,000 in bitcoin donations to an anti-war website. 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. Use […]

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24 November 2014

Headlines Bitmessage Independent Security Audit Coming SoonBitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers, which also supports decentralized mailing lists (DML, or “chans.”). The concept for Bitmessage was conceived by software developer Jonathan Warren, who based its design on Bitcoin. The open source Bitmessage software […]

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23 November 2014

Headlines Netherlands: What is Bitcoin? We Don’t Really KnowThe learning curve for Bitcoin is higher for some than it is for others. As I reported previously, Great Britain has seen knowledge of Bitcoin more than double since June of 2013, to over 70%. In the Netherlands, it seems safe to say that they are still […]

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22 November 2014

Headlines Adam Draper’s Boost VC Focuses On Bitcoin – Will Fund 20-30 New Bitcoin CompaniesBoost VC, a technology startup accelerator program that accepts startups in groups called “tribes” has announced that it will be going 100% Bitcoin for the foreseeable future. In March, Adam Draper first stated his intention to help 100 Bitcoin companies through […]

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21 November 2014

Headlines India to Overcome United States as Second-Largest Internet Market by DecemberAccording to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) along with IMRB International, the two organizations forecast that Internet users in India are expected to reach 302 million by the end of the year. The forecast is a 32 percent […]

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20 November 2014

Headlines Realcoin Rebrands as ‘Tether’ to Avoid Altcoin AssociationBrock Pierce-led startup Realcoin has clarified its purpose with a new name as the project enters private beta. UK Shadow Minister Outlines Bitcoin’s Potential for DisruptionThe UK’s shadow minister for digital government believes bitcoin could take power away from big banks and put it back in the […]

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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. Blockstream – Billionaire Entrepreneurs Betting Big on BitcoinIn another case of billionaires betting big on Bitcoin and the blockchain technology, a number of […]

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18 November 2014

Headlines New Hampshire and Bitcoin: Perfect TogetherThe state motto of New Hampshire is “Live Free or Die”. In January 1776, it became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain’s authority. So is it any wonder that it may indeed be the most Bitcoin-friendly place in the United […]

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17 November 2014

Headlines Factom Whitepaper Released: New Service Leverages Bitcoin BlockchainFactom, a new system for leveraging the Bitcoin blockchain for use has released their much anticipated Whitepaper, today. The community has been talking about Bitcoin 2.0 smart contracts for years now; however, many have forgotten that a decentralized/distributed layer for “trust-able” information sources is a necessary prerequisite to […]

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16 November 2014

Headlines “I Love the Blockchain, Just Not Bitcoin”An open letter to the people who argue that only the blockchain holds true value and can survive without bitcoin the currency. Brawker is Now a Decentralised Bitcoin ExchangeHong Kong-based Bitcoin startup “Brawker” was launched just last year in late 2013. The service allows users to easily buy anything with […]

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15 November 2014

Headlines Swedish Banks Blowing Hot and Cold on BitcoinFYB-SE, a Sweden-based Bitcoin exchange, recently reported that its bank has unilaterally decided to close their business account and withdraw their cooperation. The bank has taken this action despite the exchange having followed all relevant anti-laundering and “know-your-customer” regulations. FYB-SE has been in operation for the past […]

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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. EFF Releases Privacy-Oriented Secure Messaging ScorecardThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released its Secure Messaging Scorecard for secure private messaging, evaluating dozens of messaging technologies on a range of […]

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13 November 2014

Headlines Forex Exchange Secure Investments Disappeared With Over $1 Billion In Customer FundsEarlier this year, a internationally used forex exchange platform disappeared with over $1 billion in customer funds, all fiat. Secure Investments, led by vanished CEO Michael Sterling, offered years of supposedly authentic trading data for users to peruse themselves before deciding to enter […]

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12 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Explosion Leads to Altcoin Price DropOn Tuesday, the bitcoin price rallied, passing the $400 threshold and reaching $426.08 at press time. The bitcoin price increase has had a negative effect on altcoin prices. Most of the top altcoins have experienced price decreases in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin Price Explosion Leads to […]

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11 November 2014

Headlines Inside Bitcoin Conference Is Now Heading to Paris!Two months after the successful edition in London, the Inside Bitcoin Conference crypto-meeting  is back in Europe with many prestigious guests featured. The main purpose of this highly anticipated conference is to address the various topics that create the debates in the digital currency ecosystem. Nicolas Cary, Blockchain.info […]

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10 November 2014

Headlines Asian Exchanges Adopt Controversial Counting Method For Futures TradesSeveral exchanges have altered the way trades are counted on bitcoin futures markets, with 1 BTC counting as two. Russia Lowers Proposed Penalties For Bitcoin ActivitiesRussia’s Ministry of Finance has reduced proposed fines for individual and institutional bitcoin users. Crypto 2.0 Roundup: SEC Rumours, Swarm’s Payday […]

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9 November 2014

Headlines All Things Alt: Feathercoin Forks and a Collaborative Crowdfund for CharityIn this week’s roundup: a dual charity project by litecoin and dogecoin and a hard fork for feathercoin. Ziftr Talks Increasing Merchant Adoption of CryptocurrenciesZiftr, a cryptocurrency company dedicated to expanding the use of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in every day life, is preparing for […]

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8 November 2014

Headlines Can Hobbyist Bitcoin Miners Still Make a Buck?Bitcoin’s low price is making things tough for hobbyist miners. Should they ditch the rig and buy bitcoins instead? 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. […]

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7 November 2014

Headlines Popcorn Time Shows the Way – Now “Impossible” to Shut DownThe recent news about the crackdown on Silk Road 2.0 are a reminder that, as long as Web services depend on central servers, they can be shut down by Big Government and Big Capital anytime. It’s evident that we need decentralized, distributed services without […]

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6 November 2014

Headlines Gavin Andresen Rejects Bitcoin Centralisation Concerns at Web SummitGavin Andresen has spoken about bitcoin at Web Summit in Dublin, a gathering of technology startups, investors and celebrities. Gallery: Fire Destroys Thai Bitcoin Mining FacilityA 5-megawatt bitcoin mining farm in Thailand was destroyed in a massive fire earlier this week. Japan’s Coincheck Launches Consumer-Focused Bitcoin […]

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5 November 2014

Headlines The Cell Phone Connected the Unbanked, Bitcoin Will Bank ThemIn a guest post on Virgin Entrepreneur Dominic Frisby – the author of “Bitcoin: the Future of Money?” – argues that Bitcoin will do to banking what the cell phone did to telecom. Cell phones are technically more advanced and much more flexible than landline […]

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4 November 2014

Headlines eGifter Expands to Europe with Amazon Gift Cards Paid in BitcoinIn a press release sent out today eGifter, a social and mobile gifting company, announces its expansion into the European Market by adding Amazon.fr, Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk Gift Cards to its offerings. The new offering will allow European consumers to purchase these cards with […]

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3 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Boulevard: Bitcoin a Part of Everyday Life in This Dutch NeighbourhoodEarlier this year in March, the city of The Hague in the Netherlands became an international Bitcoin hotspot by launching the world’s first “Bitcoin Boulevard,” two canal-side streets where every restaurant and store accept bitcoin. The Boulevard, found at The Dunne Bierkade, had […]

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2 November 2014

Headlines 6 Types of Businesses Bitcoin Will Enable for the First TimeWith digital currencies spawning brand new types of companies never conceived before, here are six growing business sectors. Bitcoin News in Review: SEC, Bitcoin Price, Hacks, and MoreHappy Sunday, and welcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of the biggest […]

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1 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Mining Pool BTC Guild Forced to Sell Due to Uncertain Bitcoin Regulation and Mining CentralizationBTC Guild won’t be shutting down. Not too long after the NYDFS had published it Bitlicense proposal guidelines, Michael, the owner of BTC Guild, had stated that he would shut the pool down if the regulations went into effect as proposed. […]

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