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 Support Bitcoin Not Bombs Hoodie the Homeless CampaignBitcoin Not Bombs Hoodie the Homeless charity drive starts this week. Last year Bitcoin Not Bombs distributed over 300 hoodies to the needful around San Francisco. Though the bitcoin price has fallen in the past year, Bitcoin Not Bombs reminds us that winter, the honey badger of […]

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28 November 2014

Headlines HTMLCoin Facing Massive Sell WallsHTMLCoin, the X15 altcoin that is accepted by merchants alongside DOGE and MEC via Coinpayments.net, CoinToPay, and Casheer, is presently facing serious market troubles in terms of the Bitcoin markets. Massive sell walls are presently in place that are doing nothing for the progress of the currency as a whole. […]

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27 November 2014

Headlines Review: Spondoolies-Tech SP20 Jackson 1.7 th/s Bitcoin Miner Small and PowerfulSpondoolies-Tech has been moving very steadily in the Bitcoin mining manufacturer race. CEO Guy Corem has built a top notch team and guided them to the goal of being the best manufacturer making Bitcoin ASIC miners. The introduction of the SP20 Jackson is a welcome […]

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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 Bitcoin 1 – Western Union 0Remittance leader Western Union is currently experiencing a strong backlash from the Bitcoin community, following a subvertising made by a reddit user that highlights the huge benefits of the virtual currency over the company services. It’s a quite funny home page that is displayed on the /bitcoin subreddit at […]

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24 November 2014

Headlines CryptoLabs Case Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Melds Biometrics, Multi-Sig, and Ease-of-UseCryptoLabs, led by Melanie Shapiro, is working on a new “Case,” a Bitcoin hardware wallet that will set a new standard for security and ease-of-use. The CryptoLabs Case will soon undergo its first manufacturing run, and sales will begin once products are ready to ship. As […]

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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 Banking Industry Rewards CorruptionRecently, a study was conducted which found that the banking industry favors dishonest practices. About 200 people from the banking industry were recruited for the study, and two groups were formed. In one group, the participants were reminded of their occupation, and in the other, participants were reminded of their leisure […]

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21 November 2014

Headlines BitQuest – a Minecraft Videogame with Bitcoin EconomyBitQuest is a Minecraft server where you can find and use Bitcoin within the game. This ongoing project will create a public Minecraft server with a Bitcoin-denominated trading system and unique MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) features. The economy in BitQuest is based on the […]

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20 November 2014

Headlines SpectroCoin Brings Bitcoin-to-Cash Service to Europe and Central AsiaSpectroCoin, a localized bitcoin exchange service, announced today that their service is bringing Bitcoin exchanges to cash to major countries in Europe and Central Asia, including a few outliers across the world. Customers of SpectroCoin can now deposit and withdraw funds through localized bank transfers in […]

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19 November 2014

Headlines Scotcoin Migrates from Altcoin to Counterparty Digital AssetThe Scotcoin Project announced that they are to phase out the existing ‘standalone’ SHA256 Scotcoin network and fully migrate to the Counterparty solution, as a Digital Asset, utilizing the Bitcoin network infrastructure. Derek Nisbet, Founder of Scotcoin said: “Following on from the successful launch and subsequent roll […]

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18 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rally ResumesThe Bitcoin price rally is set to resume after a deep correction during the past days. The correction may still pull price down but only marginally. Analysis explores the state of trend and considers upside price targets as well as what to expect in the coming days. Writer’s Note: This article’s […]

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17 November 2014

Headlines Blockstream Raises $21 Million from Google Chairman, LinkedIn and Yahoo Co-FoundersLinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Kholsa Ventures and Real Ventures led a new $21 million seed round for crypto startup Blockstream. Wedbush Securities Funds Buttercoin in First Bitcoin InvestmentNoted bitcoin research firm Wedbush Securities has announced an undisclosed investment in Buttercoin. Rick Falkvinge: The Coming […]

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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. How Kraken is Seeking to Solve Bitcoin’s Banking DilemmaCoinDesk speaks with Kraken CEO Jesse Powell about his company’s plans to reimagine banking in bitcoin’s image. Austrian Economists […]

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15 November 2014

Headlines Imperial College London Bitcoin Prize FundThe Imperial College of Business London and Entrepreneurs First – a pre-seed investment programme – recently launched a competition that is designed to encourage innovation in the field of Blockchain technology. The competition is seeking entrants from a range of different departments including, business, computing, engineering and mathematics. The […]

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14 November 2014

Headlines eGifter Arrives in the European Gift Card MarketUS-based online and mobile gift card company eGifter has announced its expansion into the UK, France and Germany. 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. Western Union CIO: […]

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13 November 2014

Headlines New Bitcoin Development Foundation Arises In ChinaA new organization has emerged to better serve the combined interest of Asia’s growing number of Bitcoin and digital currency enthusiasts. The new ????????, or Bitcoin Development Foundation, is loosely based on the global Bitcoin Foundation and will serve as China’s non-profit Bitcoin education source. The big names, […]

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12 November 2014

Headlines Intuit Brings Bitcoin Payments to Quickbooks Integrating BitPay Into PayByCoin ServiceIntuit and BitPay announced the integration of Bitcoin payments into the Quickbooks PayByCoin service. The integration will allow the company to offer the option of paying by Bitcoin to their customers. The integration also allows for next day settlement in their bank accounts as […]

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11 November 2014

Headlines HyprKey Rolls Out Biometric Three-Factor Authentication For All Bluetooth DevicesTwo-factor authentication is an industry standard pushed widely by the Bitcoin community over the past few years. Most users are pressured to secure their funds and accounts to the maximum degree as it’s their money and their responsibility. Hyprkey is stepping up the industry standard […]

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10 November 2014

Headlines Digital Currency Conference to Follow Australian G20 Leaders’ SummitA conference dedicated to digital currencies will be held to coincide with the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane. Russia Lowers Proposed Penalties For Bitcoin ActivitiesRussia’s Ministry of Finance has reduced proposed fines for individual and institutional bitcoin users. Bitcoin News in Review: Silk Road 2.0, Changetip, […]

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9 November 2014

Headlines The Upcoming Decentralization SingularityYesterday the London Futurists group hosted a meetup about the upcoming decentralization singularity, with Stephan Tual, COO of the Ethereum project, who highlighted some far-reaching scenarios, including the establishment of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. Ethereum is a worldwide, decentralized singleton in current development with a go live date of March 2015. Ethereum’s […]

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8 November 2014

Headlines Russian Ruble’s Depreciation Could Trigger Bitcoin RunThe Russian ruble is in serious trouble. A strengthening dollar, falling oil prices and a lethargic economy have conspired to cause the ruble’s latest plunge. On Thursday, the ruble fell by about 4% to exchange at 46.68 to the US dollar. This represents a 14-year low. Cumulatively, the […]

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7 November 2014

Headlines Estonian Cryptocurrency Association Founded to Promote CryptoEstonia now has a cryptocurrency association. On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, a group of 33 individuals and legal entities came together to create the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association or the Eesti Krüptoraha Liit in Estonian. The organization was founded with the main goals of developing cryptocurrency use in Estonia, […]

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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 Google’s Campus London Becomes Campus BitcoinGoogle’s Campus London is a seven-floor building based in the UK dedicated to encouraging “innovation through collaboration, mentorship, and networking”. The building was designed for entrepreneurs and startups “on their quest to change the world”. According to Google, “Google began life as a startup in a garage in California. Campus […]

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4 November 2014

Headlines FTC Granted Approval to Sell Off Butterfly Labs’ BitcoinsThe FTC has secured court authority to begin converting Butterfly Labs’ bitcoin holdings into cash reserves. HashCoin and HashBase Will Bring Bitcoin Mainstream: Interview with GAWMiners’ Josh GarzaGAWMiners explosive growth over the past nine months has taken the mining industry down an interesting road. The next […]

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3 November 2014

Headlines Money20/20 Day 1: Regulators, Finance Giants Forecast Bitcoin’s FutureAt the first day of BitcoinWorld, panelists discussed money laundering, crypto 2.0 and the future of bitcoin regulation. Monacoin Price Stabilizing After Mid-Year PumpMonacoin–the so-called “Japanese Dogecoin”–took the altcoin markets by storm during July. As the Monacoin price increased, the coin shot up the market cap […]

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2 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Price Manipulation On Centralized Exchanges Seems CoordinatedThe Centralized Bitcoin exchanges seem to coordinate their prices across continental divides. One goes down – they all go down. The question is why the public tolerates their scam. If they were useful or desirable, they’d consider the very people who sustain the Bitcoin network, namely Bitcoin […]

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1 November 2014

Headlines Happy Birthday Bitcoin!Six years ago on October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, announced the concurrency on the Cryptography mailing list. A lot of water has passed under the bridges since then. In 2014, six years after Bitcoin was unleashed onto the world, a book, “Bitcoin and the Future of Money” […]

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