30 November 2014

Headlines 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. 10 Bitcoin Job Openings At Growing StartupsAre you looking to land a Bitcoin job? If so, we have you covered as you hunt for your next big career move. Bitcoin companies need […]

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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 The First Bitcoin Supermarket in Arnhem, the NetherlandsArnhem, the capital of the province of Gelderland and one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, has the first supermarket where you can pay in Bitcoin. The Spar Arnhem Centraal started to accept Bitcoin this week. Spar Arnhem Centraal, opened in March 2014, is a relatively […]

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27 November 2014

Headlines Black Friday Online Car Sale at Bitcoin Car Marketplace BeepiBeepi, a peer-to-peer marketplace to seamlessly buy and sell cars online, announced its first totally online Black Friday car sale. Starting at midnight on November 28th, Beepi will give consumers a series of exclusive deals to buy and sell cars online. Throughout the holiday weekend, […]

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26 November 2014

Headlines As Ferguson Burns, their “Bitcoin Library” RemainsThe mainstream and alternative media have invested thousands of man-hours into chronicling the violence, civil rights violations, and general chaos that has become Ferguson, MO. And the issues there have led to many protests nationwide as people look for justice. Alas, we may never find true justice and […]

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25 November 2014

Headlines How Bitcoin Companies Keep Your Funds SafeBitcoin companies are attractive targets for hackers, so how do they protect your hard-earned coins? Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VATWhile not yet official, there are hints that bitcoin transactions might not be liable for VAT in the Netherlands. Bitcoin 1 – Western Union 0Remittance […]

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24 November 2014

Headlines Slur.io – You Are Going to Hate ItA website subtitled “You are going to hate it” is certainly an attention catcher, and the proposal of Slur.io catches attention very much indeed: Slur.io will be an open source, decentralized and anonymous marketplace for the selling of secret information in exchange for Bitcoin. Slur will operate […]

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23 November 2014

Headlines The Blockchain Lottery: How Miners Are RewardedIn this excerpt from the book ‘Bitcoin for the Befuddled’, the authors explain the process of how bitcoin miners are rewarded for their work. Stakes Are High for Star-Backed Bitcoin Gambling Site As Crowdsale StumblesOnline gambling platform Breakout Gaming held its first initial coin offering (ICO) this week […]

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22 November 2014

Headlines Could Bitcoin Tipping Replace Traditional Online Advertising?Companies like Google and Facebook are making millions selling online ads. Could bitcoin disrupt their business models? Tox: Encrypted Skype Replacement Will Possibly Integrate BitcoinTox, an encrypted instant messaging platform, has plans to experiment with Bitcoin micro-payments. Tox connects users to one another directly and uses advanced cryptography […]

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21 November 2014

Headlines Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Ethereum’s Counterparty Fork and a Vote for Colored CoinsCrypto 2.0 platforms Ethereum and Counterparty traded barbs in the media, while others aimed to take compliance efforts more seriously. BitQuest – a Minecraft Videogame with Bitcoin EconomyBitQuest is a Minecraft server where you can find and use Bitcoin within the game. This […]

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20 November 2014

Headlines Mining Roundup: Bitmain’s Mining Pool Push and a HashFast AuctionThis week, Bitmain launches a mining pool, GAWMiners announces Vaultbreaker delays and a court decides to auction HashFast’s assets. Mozilla Foundation Now Accepting Bitcoin DonationsMozilla, the company behind the highly popular internet browser Firefox, recently started accepting bitcoins through Coinbase toward the Mozilla Foundation. The foundation […]

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19 November 2014

Headlines CoinDirect Allows Merchants to Accept Bitcoin DirectlyCoinDirect is a Bitcoin service that allows merchants to accept Bitcoin in the true spirit of Bitcoin, with zero processing fees and zero fiat processing. CoinDirect uses Electrum, the first hierarchical deterministic Bitcoin wallet to operate. The news in the Bitcoin world is often focused on large names […]

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18 November 2014

Headlines Blockstream: $21 Million Funding Will Drive Bitcoin DevelopmentSpeaking to CoinDesk, Blockstream’s Austin Hill and Adam Back discuss how they will mobilize their recent $21m in funding. Third of Sites Seized in Operation Onymous Were ‘Clones’Operation Onymous seized more than 100 ‘cloned’ sites, where no illicit trading was taking place, a security researcher has found. […]

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17 November 2014

Headlines Wedbush Securities Funds Buttercoin in First Bitcoin InvestmentNoted bitcoin research firm Wedbush Securities has announced an undisclosed investment in Buttercoin. Spanish Bank Bankinter Invests in Bitcoin Startup CoinffeineSpanish bank Bankinter, through its venture capital arm, invested in Coinffeine, a Spanish startup that develops Bitcoin technology. With this investment of its Innovation Foundation, Bankinter becomes […]

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16 November 2014

Headlines Bitcoin for Mere Mortals: BlocksBlocks are the data structures Bitcoin uses to permanently record data. This is common knowledge known by the initiated and in previous articles we’ve covered information related to these data structures. The block chain, isn’t really a chain at all. Well, logically there is a chain but it might not […]

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15 November 2014

Headlines FBI Petitions for New Power to Hack ComputersIn what civil liberties groups are claimed as a power grab, the FBI is attempting to persuade an ambiguous regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement. The changes would give the FBI to seize significant new powers, allowing them to hack into computers and […]

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14 November 2014

Headlines Pennsylvania Gets Its First Bitcoin ATMAt 6:00 PM EST 11/14/14, Bitcoin ATM service Coin Outlet will officially open a Bitcoin ATM to the public at Four54 Grill in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is the first Bitcoin ATM in Pennsylvania. Coin Outlet CEO Eric Grill will be in attendance to showcase the new ATM and help people use […]

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13 November 2014

Headlines OKCoin Confirms New Three Billion Euro Hedge Fund Trading on ExchangeFlibbr, a bitcoin-based marketplace, recently hosted a Google hangout session with two members of the OKCoin Bitcoin exchange: Zane Tackett and Chief Technical Officer Changpeng Zhao. During the hangout, Zhao commented on an upcoming hedge fund trader with an enormous amount of money to […]

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12 November 2014

Headlines Reddcoin Price Continues to FallReddcoin–the self-declare “social currency“–was one of several altcoins to experience price spikes during June and July. The Reddcoin price rose so far that it even briefly challenged Dogecoin on the market cap charts. However, the Reddcoin price has fallen 70% since then. CCN examines this altcoin price decline. Also Read: […]

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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 Toward Safe Decentralized Markets – OpenBazaar Beta 3 ReleasedThe third OpenBazaar beta, “Tabriz,” has been released. With this release, the OpenBazaar team starts naming releases after great bazaars from all around the world, with the first being Tabriz, a market in Iran which is one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Tabriz […]

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9 November 2014

Headlines French Regulators Focus On Bitcoin’s Risks Instead of Its RewardsA recent conference in France made it clear that the country’s regulators are more skeptical than optimistic about bitcoin. FuelCoin Price Steps on the GasFuelCoin is an altcoin with an ambitious mission–to educate the mainstream public about cryptocurrency–and an idealistic motto–“fuel your dreams.” Recently, the […]

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8 November 2014

Headlines The Dollar’s Strength Comes from the Barrel of a Gun – Peter ThielPayPal and Facebook Founding Father Peter Thiel recently held court at the annual “Dinner for Western Civilization” dinner. This gathering was hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute at the University Club in New York City. As per usual, Peter Thiel was asked […]

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7 November 2014

Headlines StopCoin Turns Your Coinbase Account Into an Automated Trading BotStopCoin is an online extension to the Coinbase platform that gives customers a user-friendly way to trade their bitcoin. Braintree’s Bill Ready: Bitcoin Will Impact Mainstream PaymentsBraintree chief executive Bill Ready spoke to CoinDesk exclusively about how he wants to take bitcoin to the mainstream. […]

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6 November 2014

Headlines Japan’s Coincheck Launches Consumer-Focused Bitcoin ExchangeJapanese bitcoin services company Coincheck yesterday launched a bitcoin exchange aimed at everyday consumers. Silk Road 2.0 Seized, Alleged Operator Unmasked in FBI CrackdownBlake Benthall, the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0, has been arrested and charged in a Manhattan federal court. Ghana Startup Launches Bitcoin Donations Hub to […]

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5 November 2014

Headlines Anoncoin Price Yet to Recover from DumpThe Anoncoin price crashed in late October when developers suddenly announced one of the coin’s key features had been delayed for several months. The Anoncoin price has failed to recover since the following dump. CCN analyzes the Anoncoin price to help investors make informed trading decisions. Also Read: […]

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4 November 2014

Headlines Bitwage Now Lets Any Employee Get Paid in BitcoinPayroll service provider Bitwage has announced a service that allows anyone to receive part of their wages in bitcoin. Say NO to the Wikipedia Zealots Who Want to Delete Andreas Antonopoulos’ PageIn a surge of destructive zealotry that, unfortunately, won’t surprise those familiar with the inner […]

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3 November 2014

Headlines Lawsky: NYDFS Considering Transitional BitLicense for Small StartupsNYDFS is considering an on-ramp for bitcoin startups to allow a more flexible regulatory framework. NYDFS’s Ben Lawsky Reveals Plans for Transitional BitLicense at #Money2020As revealed for the first time earlier today, The New York Department of Financial Services plans to give “transitional BitLicenses” to certain smaller digital […]

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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 Proof of Gourd: #BitcoinWeen Charity Contest Inspires Bitcoin Jack-O’-LanternsIn a pumpkin-carving contest Blockchain is offering $500 in BTC to a bitcoin-accepting charity of the winner’s choosing. 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 […]

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