31 January 2015

Headlines Bruce Fenton – Bitcoin Foundation ElectionsWe have reached out to the candidates for the upcoming Bitcoin Foundation Elections and asked each candidate a set of questions. In the interest of fairness, all candidates were asked the same questions at the same time, and all responses (that did respond) have been received before the publication […]

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30 January 2015

Headlines ChainPay Asks, “Why Should Just Multinationals Accept Bitcoin?” After Bringing Bitcoin to WooCommerceIn under five minutes, any store using WooCommerce for their customer’s shopping experience can enable bitcoin payments. ChainPay posted a video tutorial of their new WordPress plugin yesterday, and the results are fairly quick. In the four minute video, including a 30-second […]

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29 January 2015

Headlines Princeton Joins NYU: Bitcoin Courses Will Teach Students About BitcoinAs we’ve been following for you here at CCN, plenty of people are curious to learn more about Bitcoin. It was the fourth-largest “What is” search on Google last year, and this means the interest in Bitcoin is definitely not defined by its US Dollar […]

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28 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin-Friendly University Offers Free Course on Future of MoneyThe University of Cumbria has announced the launch of a free online Masters-level course that will look at the future of money. The month long ‘Money and Society’ MOOC (massive open online course) will be targeted at “monetary innovators and activists from any political persuasion”, and look […]

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27 January 2015

Headlines Over 70 Bitcoin Scams Shut Down By New York Law EnforcementThe New York County District Attorney’s Office has shut down more than 70 allegedly fraudulent bitcoin investment sites. Spark Capital, Aleph Lead $2.5 Million Investment in Colored Coins Startup ColuColored coins startup Colu has raised $2.5m from former Twitter and Tumblr investor Spark Capital, […]

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26 January 2015

Headlines Coinding Holds Global Bitcoin Hackathon for Game Developers with $5000 in PrizesBitcoin API provider Coinding is running a global hackathon, challenging game developers around the world to integrate block chain technology into a video game. Over $5000 USD in prizes are up for grabs in total, including a top prize of $3000 cash for […]

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25 January 2015

Headlines 10 Newly Available Bitcoin Job Openings Worth SharingSo you’re looking for a Bitcoin job. Fantastic! We can help you with your next big career move. Bitcoin startups need talented 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 start applying. Also read: 10 Bitcoin Job Openings In the United […]

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24 January 2015

Headlines How Bitcoin Could Shake Up B2B PaymentsBitcoin is great for business-to-business transactions, if both sides know how to use it. What happens if they don’t? Bitcoin Trading Through ResistanceBitcoin Price is being traded through a tough resistance zone via a slow and steady ascent. Buyers are seemingly entering the market while those already holding […]

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23 January 2015

Headlines DigitalBTC Inks Deal With Spondoolies-Tech to Expand Mining OperationAustralian bitcoin company digitalBTC is expanding its mining capacity and entering a new contract with data centre provider Verne Global. The company said it is acquiring new bitcoin mining hardware from manufacturer Spondoolies-Tech, although the exact details were not revealed. DigitalBTC did say, however, that the new hardware […]

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22 January 2015

Headlines Braintree Activates Bitcoin Payments for US MerchantsMerchants who use the payments software platform Braintree in the US can enable bitcoin payments through Coinbase from today. Bitcoin to Feature at Rakuten’s First Financial ConferenceMulti-billion-dollar retailer Rakuten is including a panel of bitcoin industry representatives at its first financial conference next month. Bill Gates: Bitcoin Alone […]

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21 January 2015

Headlines “Bitcoin is a Victim of Disinflation” – What’s the US Dollar a Victim of?The article on Bitcoin in the world-renowned daily periodical, the New York Times, written by Edward Hadas, has all the earmarks of a throw-away entry. Low in content, yet high on opportunity. If anything, the article is a victim of disinterest […]

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20 January 2015

Headlines More Deck Stacking in Ross Ulbricht CaseReaders may remember late last year when we reported that Judge Forrest would not be revealing the witnesses for the prosecution prior to their appearances in Ross Ulbricht’s case, a crucial part of the process of discovery in any criminal defense. Since the case kicked off last week, […]

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19 January 2015

Headlines BBA, Payments Council Respond to UK ‘Call for Information’ on Digital CurrenciesThe BBA and the Payments Council have published a response to the government’s ‘Call for Information’ on digital currencies, issued last year. KPMG: Bitcoin a Threat and Opportunity for Retail BanksKPMG has published a report which identifies bitcoin as both a threat and […]

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18 January 2015

Headlines Federal Reserve Bank VP: We’re a Protocol Just Like BitcoinTalking to CoinDesk, St Louis Fed VP David Andolfatto suggests the bitcoin network isn’t that much different from the Federal Reserve. ChangeTip Now Allows Facebook Friends to Tip in BitcoinBitcoin microtransactions startup ChangeTip, which allows people to send bitcoin tips over social media, has now added Facebook to […]

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17 January 2015

Headlines Tapeke Aims to Be a Dashboard for All Your Bitcoin TransactionsThe founders of Tapeke want it to be a Mint.com for bitcoin users, tracking transactions from multiple wallets. Hurdles remain, however. Bitcoin Trading Bears Can’t Get The Price DownWeekend Bitcoin trading pulled price below $200 for a few hours today. The bears seemed to […]

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16 January 2015

Headlines Bitso Extends Bitcoin E-Commerce Services to Mexico’s MerchantsBitso launched an ecommerce API and POS system today, positioning itself as a more wide-ranging provider of bitcoin services in the Mexican market. Gem Brings Bitcoin Multi-Signature Security to expresscoin PlatformGem, the Venice, Calif.-based Bitcoin startup offering a multi-signature-based security platform to Bitcoin developers, has partnered with […]

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15 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin’s Price Drop in the HeadlinesThe world’s mainstream media offered a wide variety of opinions yesterday following bitcoin’s price drop. CoinDesk has rounded up the top stories. Bitcoin Trading – Profit From a Falling Bitcoin PriceBitcoin price has been declining for a year to the consternation of those who want Bitcoin’s price to appreciate, […]

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14 January 2015

Headlines Next US Marshals Bitcoin Auction Could Be Held in Q1The US Marshals Service has revealed it expects its next bitcoin auction to take place in Q1 of 2015. Bitcoin Foundation Launches Event Series to Boost Core DevelopmentThe Bitcoin Foundation has announced that it will hold the first of a series of roundtable discussions for […]

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13 January 2015

Headlines xbt.social – Collaborative Bitcoin Trading and AnalysisWe are happy to announce the launch of xbt.social. In collaboration with CCN, xbt.social will provide novice, intermediate and experienced market traders with the opportunity to hone their skills in a collaborative analysis and trading environment. xbt.social is a bitcoin community with exclusive stories fostering great discussions.   […]

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12 January 2015

Headlines PayBase Announces Guaranteed $20 Paycoin Repurchase AgreementRecent news has seen a lot of turbulence surrounding the launch of Paycoin and its progenitor, GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza. A polarizing argument has arisen over the value of Paycoin, the Peercoin fork which many feel has too many promised deliverables to be real. At issue, is […]

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11 January 2015

Headlines Payments Veterans Seek to Unlock Blockchain’s Power With Align CommerceAlign Commerce is using bitcoin as a method for moving value and the blockchain to provide tracking for payments. Bitcoin News in Review: Bitstamp Breach, GAW Drama, Bitcoin Price, and MoreHappy Sunday, and welcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some […]

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10 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Pulls Price Below SupportBitcoin price has fallen below long-term support during a cynical trading session today. Hopes of this downturn being a second wave prior to a rally are still alive but ailing fast as price approaches $270 (BitFinex) and 1660 CNY (BTC-China). Bitcoin Trading Pulls Price Down… Again Time of analysis: […]

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9 January 2015

Headlines Overstock Installs Bitcoin ATM at Corporate HQOverstock has installed a bitcoin ATM in the lobby of its corporate headquarters to encourage further bitcoin use among employees. Tibdit to Launch Bitcoin Tipping Tool for PublishersA new microtransactions service that lets consumers tip online publishers with bitcoin will launch this month. Bitcoin Foundation Elections – FebruaryThe […]

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8 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Service Harborly Moves to Texas for Favorable Bitcoin EnvironmentHarborly, a service that lets customers buy and sell bitcoins using their local currency, has decided to base its U.S. headquarters in Texas due to the state’s favorable environment for Bitcoin companies. Also read: Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Introduces HR 5777: “To Protect Cryptocurrencies” Texas […]

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7 January 2015

Headlines Mega Porn Site xHamster and Many Other Top 100 Websites Accept BitcoinMega porn site xHamster has not only accepted Bitcoin as a prime way to receive online payments, but is very happy with the results and is looking to expand services with the leading digital currency. Over the last six months, xHamster and many […]

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6 January 2015

Headlines Circle Brings NFC to Android App for Touchless PaymentsCircle has integrated near-field communication to provide its Android users the option for quick, contactless mobile payments. BitPay Explains How They Handle It When Exchanges Go Down Like Bitstamp’s Recent OutageBitstamp recently came out that their hot wallet was hacked causing them to lose ~18,866 BTC […]

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5 January 2015

Headlines Vault of Satoshi Founders Close Bitcoin Exchange to Focus on Netflix StartupCanadian bitcoin exchange Vault of Satoshi has announced that it close its doors after 5th February. Bitstamp Reports Hot Wallet Issue, Tells Customers to Not Deposit BitcoinThere was concern over popular exchange Bitstamp when it warned customers not to deposit bitcoins to previous […]

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4 January 2015

Headlines Manhattan Community Board Blocks Bitcoin Block PartyThe Manhattan Community Board No. 2 (which covers the Greenwich Village, SoHo, NoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy area) unanimously refused permits for the Bitcoin Block Party, otherwise known as the “Decentralized Hip Hop Skateboard Block Party.” The block party, being planned for this Spring, is a coming together […]

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3 January 2015

Headlines OKCoin’s Jack Liu Proposes Open Bitcoin Security StandardsJack Liu is head of Institutional Development at OKCoin. On his blog, Jack Liu proposes open Bitcoin security standards and how Bitcoin companies should compete. Fundamentally, I don’t believe Bitcoin companies should be in the business of convincing customers who is more secure. – Jack Liu, OKCoin […]

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2 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Seems Unwilling to MoveBitcoin Price continues moving in a narrow range in indecisive trade. Today’s analysis is presented during early Asian session market activity and will be updated during the US session in case of any notable chart activity. Time of analysis: 03h00 UTC Bitcoin Price Analysis Readers, I have an all-day […]

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1 January 2015

Headlines 10 Bitcoin Resolutions for 2015In the spirit of the new year, here are 10 bitcoin resolutions that will help you look at 2015 with a fresh perspective. Missing Mt Gox Bitcoins Likely an Inside Job, Say Japanese PoliceThe disappearance of 650,000 BTC from Mt Gox was due to internal system irregularities and not external […]

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