31 January 2015

Headlines IBM’s Richard Gendal Brown: Bitcoin is Opening MindsIBM’s Richard Gendal Brown talks about why bitcoin is expanding the collective brainpower of its participants and what that might lead to. Review of the Bitcoin Asic Miner Bitmain Antminer S5Bitmain recently introduced the Antminer S5 with their next generation chip. The S5 has the familiar open […]

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30 January 2015

Headlines DigitalBTC Dissolves Bitcoin Mining Agreement with CloudHashingDigitalBTC has dissolved a bitcoin mining agreement with CloudHashing. In other news, CloudHashing has being buying back cloud mining contracts. ASIC Coming For X-Algorithms: Darkcoin Watch OutFirst they came for SHA256, and before you knew it, you couldn’t mine any amount of Bitcoin with your PC anymore. Soon, […]

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29 January 2015

Headlines FTC Complaints Detail Troubled Past of Bankrupt Bitcoin Miner CoinTerraThe FTC has only received 39 customer complaints against CoinTerra to date, far less than other troubled bitcoin mining companies. Researcher Suggests ISIS is Fundraising with BitcoinNew research from Singapore-based web intelligence firm S2T suggests Islamic State (ISIS) could be using bitcoin for fundraising. Israeli […]

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28 January 2015

Headlines BitFlyer Raises $1.1 Million from First-Time Japanese Bitcoin InvestorsBitcoin services firm bitFlyer has secured a $1.1m funding round to expand overseas, bringing its total to $2.93m. Bitcoin Finds its Niche In Medical Marijuana DispensariesMedical marijuana users will be among the earliest users of bitcoin, according to bitcoin entrepreneur Peter Klamka. Klamka’s Ann Arbor, Mich.-based […]

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27 January 2015

Headlines Hong Kong Exchange ANX Chases US Market with CoinMKT AcquisitionHong Kong-based bitcoin exchange ANX has commenced a push into the US market with its acquisition of the domain name and brand rights to CoinMKT.com. The CoinMKT exchange, founded by Travis Skweres and Ola Ajayi in Santa Monica, California, will continue to operate as usual, under the ANX […]

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26 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advances To Above $300The Bitcoin price has advanced to above $300 and 1,800 CNY in vigorous trade today. At the time of writing the market is maintaining trade above the $300 mark, but it is unsure price will make another high before profit taking corrects price back down into the $200s. This […]

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25 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Denies Allegations of Insider TradingBitfinex CSO Phil Potter came under a cloud this past Thursday, after an interview in which he seemed to be admitting to insider trading at Bitfinex. The interview was contained in a podcast that was posted on Vocaroo, an online voice recording service. In the voice recording, […]

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24 January 2015

Headlines ziftrCOIN’s Crowdsale Raised a Whopping $875,000 but Was Still Short By $125,000ziftrCOIN crowdsale ended this week and they sold a whopping 4,141,444 ziftrCOINs worth more than $875,000. ziftrCOIN promotes itself as a gateway coin that will enable e-commerce. It comes together with a wallet, online marketplace, and a secure API that enables merchants accept […]

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23 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advance Challenging Resistance at $235Bitcoin Price is showing signs of advance and has begun an assault on a long-term trendline that has both supported and resisted price moves since November last year. The move is expected, as has been outlined in these analysis articles during the week. This analysis is provided by […]

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22 January 2015

Headlines Market Trading Back Bitcoin ValueBitcoin price is advancing in intermittent surges punctuated by hesitant consolidations. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Bitcoin Value and Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h00 UTC Bitfinex 15-Minute Chart The Bitfinex 15-minute chart shows the massive reverse divergence (magenta) […]

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21 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trader Gets Four-Year Jail Term Over Silk Road ConnectionRobert Faiella, the bitcoin trader charged alongside BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment in a New York court. The 12 Biggest Bitcoin Funding Rounds Of All TimeFollowing Coinbase’s record $75m round yesterday, CoinDesk looks back at the previous largest investments […]

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20 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Ruins Cloud Mining and here’s the Good NewsAs we’ve been following for you here on CCN, Cloud Mining has been taking a beating with the precipitous drop in Bitcoin price over the lasts several months. The profit margins have become thinner and thinner, and now may be non-existent for many in the industry. Some […]

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19 January 2015

Headlines Top 30 Bitcoin Influencers of 2014The Digital Currency Council (DCC) has made quite a name for itself in 2014, charting the adoption of Bitcoin throughout Western Civilization. The DCC also provides testing for Bitcoin practitioners, and a place for accountants, lawyers and other legal professionals to get the latest training and accreditation in Bitcoin […]

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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. 11 Top Responses from Andreas Antonopoulos’ Reddit AMANoted security expert Andreas Antonopoulos recently took to Reddit as the latest influencer in bitcoin to […]

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16 January 2015

Headlines Can Bitcoin Wages Lower Volatility?A good discussion here, from Coinbrief, is whether wages paid in Bitcoin would lower volatility. In short the proposal put forward is as follows: Bitcoin wages > businesses need more Bitcoin, they either buy directly or offer goods/services or increased incentives for Bitcoin sales to customers > or use Bitcoin […]

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15 January 2015

Headlines Xapo Looks to Outer Space in Latest Bitcoin Security PushXapo aims to bolster its security offerings by locating elements of its security architecture within a low Earth orbit satellite. Bitcoin Value Capitulates – Bitcoin Price Back Above $200The sky did not fall on Bitcoin price and during early trade the price was trading above […]

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14 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin’s Twitterati React to Price DeclineAs the bitcoin price plummeted today, notable figures from within the bitcoin community took to Twitter to share perspectives on the decline. Ross Ulbricht’s Defense Claims Frame Up By Silk Road’s Real DPRRoss Ulbricht’s defense attorney, Joshua Dratel, does not deny that his client founded the Silk Road. Indeed, […]

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13 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Crashes Through $250 MarkThe bitcoin price has broken the $250 mark and appears to be headed lower, as sell orders pile up at exchanges. 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 […]

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12 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin App Enables Cash Withdrawals at 10,000 Spanish ATMsBit2Me has launched an app that will enable users across Spain to convert bitcoin into euros at over 10,000 ATMs. Who’s Hiring? 10 New Bitcoin Job OpeningsHave you been thinking about a career in FinTech? Are you on the hunt for a Bitcoin job? If so, we’re here to lend a […]

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11 January 2015

Headlines The Strangest Altcoins of 2014Here’s a look back at just a few of the many bizzare altcoins that emerged in 2014. Ericsson Report Reveals Early Warning Signs of Dramatic Disruption in Financial Services IndustryEricsson, a world leader in communications technology, releases a new report that reveals the financial services industry is already “exhibiting some […]

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10 January 2015

Headlines Mining Bitcoin Is Big Business – The EconomistThe prestigious magazine The Economist has an article titled “The magic of mining.” Mining Bitcoin has become a big, ruthlessly competitive business. Bitcoins, The Economist says, have three useful qualities in a currency: they are hard to earn, limited in supply and easy to verify. But stability […]

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9 January 2015

Headlines Sparkasse Bank Blocks All Bitcoin Related Bank TransfersGerman bank Sparkasse is blocking any incoming and outgoing bank transfers related to cryptocurrency since a few days, Cryptoarticles reports. The Anycoin Direct exchange in The Netherlands is unable to fulfill the Bitcoin/other cryptocurrency order immediately when a payment is processed by Sparkasse. Anycoin’s Bram Ceelen told […]

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8 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Pushes Bitcoin Price Under $300Bitcoin trading pushed the Bitcoin Price above our upper channel trendline and, today, declined during the Asian and European sessions from $303 to $282 (BitFinex) and slight recovery since. The market must now show us what it intends to do as trade has halted decline on a lower channel […]

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7 January 2015

Headlines State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price DeclineCoinDesk’s latest State of Bitcoin report features an analysis of the key data and events of last year, and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring. Mega Porn Site xHamster and Many Other Top 100 Websites Accept BitcoinMega porn site xHamster has not only accepted […]

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6 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Messaging App Gems Raises $400,000 from Magma Venture PartnersGems, the social messaging app with a built-in Bitcoin wallet, announced today that it has raised $400,000 from venture capitalist Magma Venture Partners. Gems is a new social messenger service that includes Bitcoin wallet and rewards its users for the use of the messaging service, thanks […]

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5 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Withdrawals and Deposits Stopped after Possible RNG AttackBitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily halted withdrawals and emailed users a warning about using old deposit addresses. Earlier today, Bitstamp noticed an issue with their hot wallet and stopped processing withdrawals and is not honoring deposits made to old Bitcoin deposit addresses. According to […]

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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 Josh Garza to Address Growing PayCoin and PayBase Scam Concerns at TNABC in MiamiJosh Garza’s speech at The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) in Miami coming up on January 16th has turned into a critical Q & A session as a result of community pressure. There is a growing group of people who want to have […]

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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 GAW Claims PayBase Security Issue Was Cloudflare Glitch Showing Static Data of Customer Sessions – No Coins or Private Data LostPayBase security has been rightfully called into question after a security issue was revealed and fixed during launch on 12/30 after a delay. There were widely corroborated reports of a possible security issue in the morning […]

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