31 December 2014

Headlines The Giant Awakens: Asia’s Top Bitcoin Stories in 2014From rumoured bans to booms, 2014 was big for bitcoin in Asia. Here is a review of the stories that made the biggest splashes, for better or worse. Overstock’s Patrick Byrne: I Was a One-Man Occupy Wall StreetEveryone would like to see Overstock succeed because they […]

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30 December 2014

Headlines Chain Reflects on the Growing Role of Bitcoin APIs? in 2014Chain’s Eric Rykwalder examines how bitcoin APIs have been a boon for developers over the last year, and looks ahead to what 2015 might bring. Cornell Professor Sirer Blasts Back: Asks ChangeTip to Prove Their Commitment to PrivacyA Cornell professor is done hearing about […]

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29 December 2014

Headlines MegaBigPower: 2014 Was a Game Changer for Bitcoin MiningMegaBigPower’s Dave Carlson looks back at the changes to bitcoin mining in 2014, and predicts what the next year will bring. xHamster Porn Site Helps You and Bitcoin “Rise a Little Bit”The major Bitcoin account acquisitions of Microsoft, The United Way, and the Bitcoin Bowl endorsement […]

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28 December 2014

Headlines How ‘Bitbanks’ Could Solve Bitcoin’s Volatility ProblemBitcoin is notoriously volatile. Could ‘bitbanks’ help solve that issue, or are internal tweaks to bitcoin’s protocol the answer? The Second-Worst Currency in 2014 is Ukraine’s – The Worst Is BitcoinThe world’s second-worst currency this year is Ukraine’s hryvnia. Being at war with a nuclear-endowed superpower is an […]

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27 December 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Continues March to Mainstream at St Petersburg Bowl GameThe BitPay-sponsored Bitcoin St Petersburg Bowl was bitcoin’s biggest public event yet, but did it reach new consumers? Block Parsers: How to Read the Bitcoin Block ChainA Block Parser reads the Bitcoin block chain. There is no encryption of the data stored in the block […]

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26 December 2014

Headlines 6 Charts That Show Massive Bitcoin ATM Growth in 2014As 2014 draws to a close, CoinDesk examines the various trends in the growing bitcoin ATM ecosystem. Circle’s Wishlist for Bitcoin Regulation in 2015John Beccia, general counsel and CCO for Circle, shares his wish list for regulators focused on digital currency in 2015. Bitcoin Price […]

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25 December 2014

Headlines 5 Ways to Explain Bitcoin Over Christmas DinnerHere are five tips to help you nail ‘What is bitcoin?’ so you can get back to the real issue at hand: the food. Want to Spend $150K? Get a .trust DomainBritish information assurance firm NCC Group has acquired the right to issue yet another General Top-Level […]

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24 December 2014

Headlines Bitcoin and M-PESA are Quite Complementary, Mr HolmesIn a recent article appearing on SecurityWeek.com, the author David Holmes discussed virtual currency around the world in all its current forms. The article also discussed M-PESA, an SMS based system through which mobile subscribers in Kenya and a growing number of countries can send virtual money […]

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23 December 2014

Headlines Darknet Chronicles: Evolution Now Replaces Silk RoadLast month, the FBI took down the online drug marketplace known as Silk Road. However much like a hydra, a new online marketplace has reared its head called Evolution Marketplace, and it is enjoying explosive growth in its offer of drugs and other illegal items. A statement from […]

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22 December 2014

Headlines Pirate Bay Domain Online, Waving Black SailsSince the December 9th raid of the Pirate Bay servers in Stockholm, Sweden, many imposters and rumors surfaced surrounding the future of the flagship torrent sites. All the while, the domain remained inaccessible. On December 21st, with The Pirate Bay domain online, black sails are raised once more. […]

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21 December 2014

Headlines Review: Ledger Wallet Nano Provides Premium Security on a BudgetThe Ledger Wallet Nano is a relatively affordable bitcoin hardware wallet with a few clever tricks up its sleeve. Silk Road Trial Evidence Against Ross Ulbricht RevealedThe New York City prosecutors’ evidence against Ross Ulbricht has been released in the build up to the January 2015 […]

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20 December 2014

Headlines Google Cardboard Will Democratize Virtual RealityVirtual Reality (VR) is all the rage, the next big expensive thing. Or it would have been, had Google not come along and made popular a lesser-known fact: that a VR headset doesn’t have to be all that fancy. Paying Student Loans Using Bitcoin and Saving 17%This is not […]

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19 December 2014

Headlines CoinDesk Android App Now Available on Google Play StoreFollowing the success of CoinDesk’s popular app for iOS devices, we are pleased to announce our Android version is now live. Exclusive Interview with Jesse Powell CEO of Kraken Regarding Japanese MarketKraken, a reputable Bitcoin exchange launched trading in Japan at the end of October. With […]

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18 December 2014

Headlines Spectre Script Leaked – Hacking James Bond, SonyEon Productions, producers of the James Bond films, admitted the spectre script leaked to third party sources. An early version of the script is amongst the material hackers stole and made public after infiltrating Sony Picture’s Entertainment computer systems last month. CNN To Talk Bitcoin Today on […]

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17 December 2014

Headlines Third-Party Sites Can Help OpenBazaar Compete with eBayOpenBazaar is a decentralized marketplace that seeks to become a privacy-centric and censorship-resistant alternative to online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. The open-source project–which is currently in beta and has been working on improving its GUI–could become the go-to option for the privacy-conscious if it succeeds […]

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16 December 2014

Headlines Time Inc Becomes First Major Magazine Publisher to Accept BitcoinTime Inc, publisher of magazines like Fortune, People and Sports Illustrated, is now accepting bitcoin at select properties through Coinbase. VBTC Launches Vietnam’s First Bitcoin Margin Trading Platform with CoinarchVBTC Vietnam Co. Ltd. (VBTC.vn), an established Vietnamese Bitcoin exchange, has recently announced a partnership with […]

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15 December 2014

Headlines 10 Bitcoin Job Openings Heading Into 2015Have you been thinking about your next big career move? Are you on the hunt for a Bitcoin job? If so, we’re here to lend a helping hand. Bitcoin companies are looking for skilled professionals to join their teams, and we’re bringing you new opportunities every week. Take a look at this week’s Bitcoin job listings and […]

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14 December 2014

Headlines MeshMe Messaging App: Ad-Hoc Mesh NetworksA new smartphone app is making it possible to message your friends without the aid of established cellular or wifi networks. MeshMe Messaging App links with nearby users and creates a private network. Messaging friends does not require using traditional data lines provided by “middlemen” – Verizon, Comcast, AT&T. […]

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13 December 2014

Headlines “BitDollar”: The United States and the Digital Future of MoneyBitcoin is not going away, and if anything it is growing into the mainstream at a consistent pace. Many American corporations, some of the largest corporations in the world, have spent 2014 endorsing Bitcoin, in spite of the drop in value. 2014 has seen nothing […]

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12 December 2014

Headlines First Reactions to Microsoft’s Adoption of BitcoinYesterday’s announcement that Microsoft is now accepting payments in Bitcoin for many of its digital products is, predictably, all over the news. Microsoft’s adoption of Bitcoin is considered as a very important boost for the digital currency. Also read: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin Through BitPay BBC News notes […]

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11 December 2014

Headlines Haasbot 1.1 Bot Trading Bitcoin Exchanges for ProfitThe release of Haasbot Bitcoin Trading Bot 1.1 brings a host of new features to the already avant-garde service. Haasbot is a subscription-based service that has offered bot trading Bitcoin and over 500 Altcoins across the major exchanges since May of 2013. Last November, Haasbot v1.0 introduced […]

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10 December 2014

Headlines LocalBitcoins ‘Exploring Options’ After Service Halt in GermanyNew details have emerged from LocalBitcoins following its earlier announcement that it would halt services in Germany. BottleCaps Altcoin Price Takes a SlideAltcoin BottleCaps Coin (CAP), a Scrypt Proof-of-Work / Proof-of-Stake hybrid which has been performing well across markets in recent weeks, has dropped off in time […]

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9 December 2014

Headlines Blockchain Reimbursing Stolen Bitcoins to UsersHundreds of bitcoins have been stolen yesterday from Blockchain.info users made temporarily vulnerable by a technical issue during a software update of the popular Bitcoin wallet. The company has plugged the security hole, and now they are reimbursing the users who lost their bitcoins. Also read: Blockchain.info Security Update […]

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8 December 2014

Headlines Endaga Raises $1.2M to Bring Cellular Coverage EverywhereEndaga announced that they completed a $1.2 million round of seed funding, to help advance their mission of bringing cellular access to the more than one billion people around the world who lack it. Endaga’s answer to bringing cellular access everywhere is to empower local communities to […]

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7 December 2014

Headlines Estonian e-Residency Program LaunchedIn October, the Estonian government invited anyone, anywhere, to become an e-citizen of the Estonian digital society, open a bank account in Estonia, or start a business. They said that, by the end of the year, anyone with an internet connection would be able to live their financial life in Estonia, […]

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6 December 2014

Headlines Evolution, Not Revolution: How to Sell Bitcoin to RegulatorsPromoting bitcoin as a revolution is not likely to bring advantageous regulation – informed dialogue is the way to go, says Amor Sexton. The Chinese Century – China Overtakes the U.S. as World’s Largest EconomyThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released the latest results for the […]

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5 December 2014

Headlines Zero Customer Knowledge VPNsThanks to Operation Onymous there has been a great deal of attention on anonymity networks. There are three major networks out there and a fourth hybrid has just popped up in response to some troubles affecting Tor, the largest and best known of the three. These networks are: @torproject: Originally an […]

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4 December 2014

Headlines US Marshals: Bidder Turnout in Second Bitcoin Auction Declines SharplyNew data reveals bidder participation in the second US Marshals Service bitcoin auction has declined significantly from the first. Proposed US Law Calls For Five-Year Moratorium on Bitcoin RegulationThe Cryptocurrency Protocol Protection and Moratorium Act seeks to place a moratorium on federal and state-level regulation […]

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3 December 2014

Headlines Post-Mining Bitcoin – Collapse or Sustainable Growth?Michael Nielsen is a respected scientist with a knack for explaining abstruse technical stuff and the author of a textbook on quantum computing. In an excellent technical essay, required reading for those who want to understand Bitcoin in-depth, Nielsen explains just how and why Bitcoin works: “For [the […]

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2 December 2014

Headlines The Bitcoin Market Through a Gann LensAs this article is my debut article here at cryptocoinsnews.com, I will endeavour to explain the tool I rely on more than any other when trading Bitcoin, forex or commodities. It is called the Gann Square. Unfortunately, like most of William Gann’s remarkable discoveries, the Square is overlooked, […]

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1 December 2014

Headlines Bitcoin Advances in Spain and EuropeThe great potential for crytpocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular to change business practices is becoming a reality all over the world. The United States continues to be the main beacon for technological innovation in business, but Europe is also part of this story. Even if Europe stand as a […]

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