31 January 2015

Headlines China Forcing Computer and Phone Buyers to Report ID to Police Sounds All Too FamiliarChinese citizens looking to purchase computers or cells phones will now have to register their personal identification with police, according to reports by The Guardian, Shanghai Daily and Tian Shan Net. Coinsetter CEO: Taking on Credit Cards Isn’t Bitcoin’s Big […]

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30 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin ATM Maker Robocoin Hints at Software ShiftRobocoin CEO Jordan Kelley has addressed rumors about the company’s future, suggesting the company may be shifting away from hardware. Reddit Lets Go Cryptocurrency EngineerDeveloper Ryan X Charles has been let go from his post as cryptocurrency engineer at Reddit. New Exchange Protects User Funds with Segregated […]

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29 January 2015

Headlines BitMarket Bitcoin Exchange Loses Banking Connection as Polish Banks Start Crackdown on BitcoinA few bitcoin users from Poland have reported to CCN that they are dealing with bank crackdowns due to bitcoin activity. One Polish bitcoin exchange, BitMarket, became a victim of a shutdown earlier this week by BPH. When contacting BPH, they were […]

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28 January 2015

Headlines Bill Gates Responds On Bitcoin: We Do Not Use Bitcoin and Here’s WhyBill Gates got an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit now and was questioned by dirtbikerr450 on Bitcoin for 3 hours ago. He has recently said that Bitcoin isn’t good enough alone. The Reddit user asked: What is your opinion on bitcoins […]

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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 Coinbase’s US Bitcoin Exchange Opens Doors to TradersCoinbase’s much-anticipated US exchange is now live to consumers in 24 US states. Volatility, Deflation and Manipulation: A Response to Bitcoin’s CriticsCriticisms from bitcoin pundits in the press almost always boil down to a few common misconceptions, argues Jon Matonis. Markets Weekly: Price Crosses $300 Following Coinbase […]

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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 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 long positions, from lower down, refrain from taking profit in the hope of higher highs. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour […]

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23 January 2015

Headlines Gallery: Bitcoin Industry Cuts Loose at Miami ConferenceThe North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami last week in, remains a biannual staple of the bitcoin conference calendar year. Payment Processor EgoPay Confirms Hack, Insider SuspectedThird-party payment processor EgoPay suffered a hack in late December, the company has confirmed in a blog post. Bill Gates […]

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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. Paymium Teams Up With Payment Terminal World Leader Ingenico?Paymium announced today a partnership with Ingenico, the world leader in the payment terminal industry. This new move from the Bitcoin […]

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21 January 2015

Headlines Silk Road’s BTCKing is Sentenced to Four Years in PrisonRobert Faiella, whose online alias was “BTCKing,” who worked for Silk Road as an underground Bitcoin currency exchange agent, was sentenced today to four years in prison. This was announced by Preet Bharara; the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The […]

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20 January 2015

Headlines Ripple Labs Names Former Obama Advisor to Board of DirectorsRipple Labs has named former National Economic Council director Gene Sperling to its board of directors. Investors Sound Off on Coinbase’s Record-Setting FundraisingCoinDesk takes a look at how Coinbase’s investors are framing their participation in today’s record-setting fundraising. Bitcoin Price Moving Up By Moving SidewaysBitcoin […]

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19 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value in a Correction Below $220Bitcoin value per coin has entered yet another correction as the market shows hesitation to push the price higher. 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: 15h30 UTC Bitfinex 15-Minute Chart […]

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18 January 2015

Headlines ‘Bitcoin Box’ Can Process Payments With No Web ConnectionBitcoin Box is a prototype bitcoin payment terminal that relies on NFC and Bluetooth to enable offline payments. Bitcoin Price Trading Above $200Bitcoin price breakout to the upside after completing a corrective decline over the past few days. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a […]

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17 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Year In Review: 2014 – A Year to Remember2014 was the most surprising, exciting, demoralizing, political, contentious, spectacular year in the Bitcoin’s six-year existence. Many impressive, very influential friends were made. Many powerful enemies stepped forward as well, looking to control that which was not meant to be restrained. As we head into […]

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16 January 2015

Headlines 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 expresscoin, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based digital currency retailer. The partnership will offer Gem’s scale-able and secure API wallet to expresscoin users, initially powering internal accounts and operations and eventually powering […]

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15 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin API Startup BlockCypher Raises $3.1M from Nas and MoreBlockCypher, a startup that provides a complete set of services for bitcoin developers, just closed a $3.1M seed round conducted by VC firms Boost VC, 500 Startups, Crypto Currency Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Individuals such as the former hip-hop artist NAS, Jesse Draper and […]

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14 January 2015

Headlines 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, Ulbricht began the illicit dark web drug market in February 2011, Dratel says, as a sort “economic experiment” relating to Ulbricht’s libertarian belief system. However, the defense […]

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13 January 2015

Headlines Delta Financial To Enter The Bitcoin Startup GraveyardBitcoin investment company Delta Financial, which was offering financial services such as interest accounts and trading products, announced today the termination of its operations. This announcement comes a few days only after the closure of another bitcoin startup, Vault of Satoshi. Also read: Vault of Satoshi Makes […]

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12 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value, Bitcoin Price Decline on HoldBitcoin Price is trading below, but remaining close to, critical support currently rising near $280. Bitcoin Value Analysis Time of analysis: 15h00 UTC BTC-China 4-Hour Chart The longer-term 4-hour chart shows price decisively below both the green 20MA (moving average), as well as the red 200MA. BitFinex 1-Hour […]

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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 Price – Going DownBitcoin Price is going down. The downside thrust of the move from $275 to $264 at the time of writing leaves no […]

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10 January 2015

Headlines Overstock.com Offers Staff Option to be Paid in Bitcoin?Employees at Overstock.com have another option when it comes to receiving their paycheck – bitcoins. The discount online retailer Overstock.com announced on Friday it is planning on offering its employees the option of being paid in Bitcoin. The announced was made in a release about a […]

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9 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Elections – FebruaryThe Bitcoin Foundation is a Bitcoin development organisation that currently focuses on supporting a few core developers and expanding this support to include specialist programmers that work on external viable Bitcoin infrastructure software through grant programs. The Foundation also attends conferences for the promotion of Bitcoin and was previously involved […]

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8 January 2015

Headlines Amagi Metals to Pay Entire Staff in BitcoinPrecious metals dealer Amagi Metals has announced a partnership with bitcoin payroll processor Bitwage that will allow Amagi to pay the company’s entire staff in bitcoin. Employees still have the option to receive a portion of their salaries in fiat, but all employees will receive at least […]

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7 January 2015

Headlines Roger Ver Denied US Visa to Attend Miami Bitcoin ConferenceBitcoin entrepreneur and activist Roger Ver has been denied a non-immigrant visa to visit his native USA for a third time. Coinbase Unveils iOS and Android App RedesignCoinbase has launched its redesigned Android and iOS mobile apps, allowing users to instantly buy and sell bitcoin […]

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6 January 2015

Headlines BitPay Releases Multisig Wallet App for Windows PhoneBitPay has made its open-source multi-signature bitcoin wallet Copay available for free on the Windows Phone app store. 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 […]

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5 January 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Music Interview: Connie KearneyConnie Kearney is best known in the cryptocurrency space for writing articles for CCN, including his popular column highlighting Bitcoin job openings around the world, but he’s also been gaining popularity as a musical artist. Under the name YESConnie, he put up a track on sfx.io called Lost Verse 5. […]

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4 January 2015

Headlines PayCoin Delisted from ShapeShift.io amid Fraud ConcernsToday, altcoin exchange ShapeShift.io formally removed PayCoin (XPY), GAW CEO Josh Garza’s controversial altcoin, from their list of accepted coins. Citing PayCoin’s (alleged) broken promise to buy PayCoins at $20 each, ShapeShift considers PayCoin a fraud. Also read: Coin-Swap Retires Some Altcoins PayCoin Delisted from ShapeShift.io ShapeShift made […]

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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 Accenture Payment Services Head Pleasantly Surprised at Level of Digital Currency AdoptionEarlier this year, Accenture conducted their 2014 North American Consumer Payments Survey, which revealed surprising data about the rate of digital currency adoption. The Accenture survey revealed that those in the 18-34 age group or those that had higher income were more likely to use […]

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1 January 2015

Headlines Bitreserve Doubles Crowdfunding Goal by Raising $9.5 MillionSetting out to raise $4.6 million in funding, Bitreserve launched their second round of crowdfunding last November. Now the company has raised $9.5 million and is the second largest crowdfunded digital currency project, taking runner-up behind Ethereum’s ether sale. The funding was classified as a Series-B investment […]

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