28 February 2015

Headlines Stripe Completes Beta Bitcoin Test; Offers Merchants Bitcoin PaymentStripe, a San Francisco, Calif.-based mobile payments startup, has offered its customers a bitcoin payment option after completing a bitcoin beta test. CCN reported the beta test in March 2014. “While in beta, Stripe merchants accepted bitcoin transactions from more than 60 countries, so we’re excited to […]

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27 February 2015

Headlines Study: Consumers Feel Bitcoin More Secure than Mobile Payments AppsA recent consumer survey suggests US consumers feel bitcoin is a safer payment method than mobile wallets and apps. Bitcoin Price Breakout Into The UnknownBitcoin Price has made a breakout to the upside and, in doing so, has broken a long-term trendline that has defined […]

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26 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Voucher Scheme Bitupcard Expands to 300 Shops in TurkeyPrepaid bitcoin voucher service Bitupcard is now available at an additional 270 locations in Turkey, taking the total to 300. Bitcoin To Take Center Stage At SXSW Festival March 16 In Austin, TexasBitcoin will take center stage at the 22nd SXSW Interactive Festival, March 13 […]

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25 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Gambling Site SealsWithClubs.eu Chairman Starts New Operation in AntiguaAn epic story unfolded this past week in the gambling capital of North America surrounding the shutdown of Bitcoin‘s oldest gambling site, SealsWithClubs.eu. “Math Does Not Bow to Guns” Officially, the site was shut down for rather vague reasons. On approximately February 11th, 2015, several […]

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24 February 2015

Headlines 5 Reasons Why the Bitcoin Revolution has only just BegunOver the weekend, I ran across a link to a Sputnik International opinion piece about Bitcoin called “Five Reasons the Bitcoin Revolution is over.” Never heard of Sputnik International before (it’s a multinational media corp that was just created last November). And this article doesn’t […]

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23 February 2015

Headlines Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong: Bitcoin is Way Too Far AheadFor all the press Bitcoin has received, many contrarians are still attracted to sub-contrarians derived from the original contrarian. Many see Bitcoin’s glass as half-empty, instead of half full. That doesn’t apply to Coinbase head Brain Armstrong, who made news Monday morning with his Twitter commentary […]

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22 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Drops In Market FrustrationBitcoin price took a $12 plunge today as the market became exhausted with the lack of upside progress. The bears saw their opportunity, and a mini sell-off in the style of the previous decline ensued. Support near $230 halted the decline. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a […]

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21 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Grinding Higher On UncertaintyBitcoin Price continues a slow jagged ascent as resistance above price prevents deliberate advance. Duality in the market does not help, and the Bulls and Bears are at loggerheads. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time […]

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20 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Wallet Maker WoodWallets to Sell BusinessThe owners of WoodWallets.io have announced that the business has suspended operations and is now for sale. Porn Site RedTube Transmits Digital STDsMalware Bytes has an article detailing the compromise of top tier ad-supported porn site, RedTube. RedTube is one of the most popular free porn sites on […]

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19 February 2015

Headlines Get Bitcoin for your MilesInterested in converting your reward miles into bitcoin? Go to bitcoinformiles.com, fill out a request for quote and hit “submit.” Within a few hours, you should expect a bitcoin offer for your miles. Bitcoinformiles.com was recently launched by Bitcoin Brands Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company that also sells bitcoin […]

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18 February 2015

Headlines Purse Launches Charitable Giving via Amazon SmileA new initiative from bitcoin shopping service Purse, in partnership with Chain and the BitGive Foundation, allows consumers to receive discounts on Amazon purchases and donate to charity at the same time. Called the ‘1% Initiative’, the US-only scheme launched yesterday with the aim of showcasing the benefits of bitcoin both for the […]

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17 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Core 0.10 Gives Developers Simplified Access to Network ConsensusBitcoin Core 0.10.0 is released with key changes that address declining nodes, floating transaction fees and a consensus library. Bitcoin Exchange Cavirtex to Close Amid Security, Banking ConcernsCavirtex will shut down following the compromise of sensitive security information, including password hashes and two-factor authentication secrets. […]

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16 February 2015

Headlines Netagio Shuts Down Bitcoin Exchange in PivotUK-based company Netagio has announced that it will close its bitcoin, pound, US dollar and euro exchange platforms as of today. The news marks the start of a 30-day notice period for its customers to withdraw their funds and close their trading accounts. Simon Hamblin, CEO of Netagio, said: “We are immensely […]

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15 February 2015

Headlines The Bitcoin Foundation Elections Have StartedThe Bitcoin Foundation elections have started. Up to the 19th of February, Bitcoin Foundation individual members will vote for two new Individual Directors who will be elected to represent the individual members. We spent some time contacting each candidate and asked them all exactly the same questions. We published […]

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14 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Up For a RallyBitcoin trading rallied price through resistance in the $240 / 1500CNY area earlier today and achieved a high of $252 (Bitfinex) and 1578 CNY (BTC-China). During the past few hours, a retracement has returned price to earlier resistance for a retest accompanied by strong reverse divergence. This analysis is […]

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13 February 2015

Headlines DOLLAR Wants to Install 5500 Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide by 2016A group of investors has launched a funding initiative on Indiegogo to establish an international ATM network that will support bitcoin, local e-currencies and the network’s own cryptocurrency called DOLLAR. The investors hope to create a decentralized electronic currency similar to bitcoin with low or […]

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12 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Pitched to New Generation of Developers at DevCore BostonThe Bitcoin Foundation hosted a development conference in Boston yesterday, featuring panelists from prominent bitcoin companies and organizations. Why Bitcoin’s Star is Rising in the Czech RepublicCoinDesk examines the state of bitcoin in the Czech Republic, exploring whether it is really growing in popularity along […]

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11 February 2015

Headlines Video: Charlie Lee on Scams, Plans and Being ‘Satoshi Lite’Litecoin creator Charlie Lee talks altcoin scams, Coinbase’s expansion plans and why his currency needs bitcoin to succeed. BitPay Launches Discussion Forum For Its Open-Source ProjectsBitpay has launched ‘Labs’ – a discussion forum for its open-source projects. MyCoin Customers Report $8.1 Million in Losses to […]

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10 February 2015

Headlines Plan to Distribute Bitcoin in Dominica ShelvedAn event expected to involve the distribution of bitcoin to 70,000 residents of the Dominica has been canceled. Bitcoin Price Scraping The BottomBitcoin Price is, as usual, making use of every opportunity to heighten the melodrama. This time it’s bottom scraping in a slow wave with plenty of […]

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9 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading In Trend TransformationBitcoin trading continues the slow transformation of trend. While it’s near impossible to predict what variations may still unfold in the enveloping descent, the chart and exchange depth charts give some idea of what we can expect. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the […]

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8 February 2015

Headlines Draft Code Reveals That Security Services are Capable of Bypassing EncryptionWhile encryption is everywhere and is gaining importance for technology users around the world, Britain’s security services have recognized that they have the worldwide ability to bypass encryption used by internet companies by attacking the computers themselves. The Home Office released “draft equipment interference […]

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7 February 2015

Headlines Ex-CEO of UBS & Credit Suisse: Bitcoin Good Buy Long-TermAs an old banker myself, I’ve looked at Bitcoin’s financial implications for years and see endless potential. Could it all be the 21st century’s version of the “Tulip Mania” from the 17th century? This desperate dig by Bitcoin antagonists is still a slim possibility, but […]

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6 February 2015

Headlines Hackers Target Syrian Rebels By Posing As Pretty WomenHackers are targeting Syrian rebels by posing as women in support of the opposition, then sending pictures infected with viruses over Skype. Bitcoin Panel Seeks New Take on Regulation at New Jersey HearingNew Jersey state legislators held a hearing this week on the regulation, technology and […]

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5 February 2015

Headlines New Jersey State Legislature to Hold Bitcoin HearingThe legislative branch of the US government in New Jersey is holding a public hearing on bitcoin and digital currency today. BitShares Rebranding Signals New Communication StrategyPioneering crypto 2.0 project BitShares is rebranding its website in a bid to encourage merchants and consumers to use its decentralized […]

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4 February 2015

Headlines CoinJar Redesigns iOS Wallet App for More Social ExperienceCoinJar’s updated mobile app is simple to use and allows faster payments to all addresses, plus fiat currency transfers between CoinJar accounts. Bitcoin Value Sky-High But Price Trading Near The LowsBitcoin Price is again dabbling near the lows. A strong wave to the upside, earlier in […]

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3 February 2015

Headlines BitPay Partners With $1.5 Billion International Payment Startup AdyenBitPay and Adyen have partnered to offer bitcoin payments to gamers using Jagex, the UK-based developer behind popular online game MMORPG RuneScape. Facebook and Groupon Move Closer to Bitcoin IntegrationAdyen, one of the world’s top online payment processors, has just signed on to integrate Bitcoin payments into […]

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2 February 2015

Headlines Bonafide Raises $850k to Build Reputation System for BitcoinBonafide has built a reputation scoring system that lets companies or individuals gauge others’ trustworthiness when transacting in bitcoin. ‘Bitcoin Elite’ to Gather on Secret Island for Bilderberg-Style RetreatAn unnamed Caribbean island is set to serve as the venue for a secretive, closed-door gathering of the […]

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1 February 2015

Headlines Reddit Loses Strategic Interest In BitcoinRecently it was announced by Ryan X. Charles on the Bitcoin subreddit that he had been let go from his position at Reddit. Ryan worked as the resident cryptocurrency expert at Reddit. He was hired directly by former CEO Yishan Wong and until Wong quit the company in November, […]

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