28 February 2015

Headlines Kim Dotcom Aims to “Give Bitcoin a Boost”In 2010, when WikiLeaks was considering using Bitcoin as a means to get around the US banking blockade which had seen its Paypal account frozen and its other avenues of funding blockaded as well, the group began considering Bitcoin as a way to keep funding flowing. Bitcoin’s History […]

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27 February 2015

Headlines Swarm Offers Up to $50,000 to Second Startup ClassDecentralised crowdfunding platform Swarm is offering startups up to $50,000 in funding thanks to a partnership with Focus Investments. Russian Lawmaker: Bitcoin is a CIA ConspiracyA lawmaker from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia is speaking out against bitcoin on the grounds it is part of […]

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26 February 2015

Headlines OKCoin Gives Away $1.6 Million in Bitcoin for Chinese New YearOKCoin says its 10m yuan bitcoin giveaway gained it “roughly half a million new users” over Chinese New Year. Bitstamp to Introduce New Fee StructureBitcoin exchange Bitstamp has announced that it will be amending its fees at the beginning of March. How Western Union […]

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25 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Approaching A BreakpointBitcoin price, today, bounced off support once again, but the lack of higher highs and lower lows leaves continuing consolidation as the only likely option. A few breakpoints lie in price’s path, and the first is approaching within the next 24 hours. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a […]

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24 February 2015

Headlines Europol: Bitcoin’s Popularity Growing in Illicit Online MarketsA Europol report has found that bitcoin is increasingly being used to pay for online child sex abuse broadcasted on illicit websites and apps. Bitcoin Value Is Indestructible Regardless of PriceWhile reading the interesting response by CCN journalist, Evander Smart, to a recent vote-of-no-confidence in Bitcoin value, […]

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23 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin.de Launches Integration With Fidor Bank AccountsBitcoin.de has announced enhanced services as a result of its partnership with Fidor Bank, allowing EUR/BTC trades to be completed within “seconds”. League of Legends Gambling: Win Bitcoin!Are you a gamer? Do you occasionally like chilling out with Xin, Annie, or one of the many other characters of […]

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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 Idle Tapper Bitcoin Billionaire (Review)I downloaded the free game Bitcoin Billionaire by Michael Stockwell (published by Noodlecake Studios) expecting to be unimpressed or annoyed. The more serious Bitcoin miners among us might still have that experience in spite of its ability to grow on you. Take comfort in the fact that it didn’t cost […]

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20 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Poker Site Seals With Clubs Closes After Security CompromiseBitcoin poker platform Seals With Clubs has announced that it is shutting down after it suffered undisclosed security problems. Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Platform Coinarch Expands into ChinaDerivatives-focused bitcoin trading platform Coinarch is making a push into the Chinese market, with the launch of dedicated local […]

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19 February 2015

Headlines Mt Gox Trading Bots Manipulated the Bitcoin PriceMagic the Gathering Trading Exchange. Better known as Mt. Gox, once, the world’s largest and most known bitcoin exchange. MtGox was primary an online card trading platform. A few years back it got taken over by Mark Karpeles and its platform got turned into a bitcoin trading […]

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18 February 2015

Headlines New Bitcoin Job Openings At Leading StartupsHave you considered working in the Bitcoin Industry? If so, the emerging decentralized economy is fresh with Bitcoin job openings. Now is the perfect time to make your career move and stake your claim! Bitcoin and crypto startups are looking for highly skilled professionals to join their companies, and we’re […]

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17 February 2015

Headlines OKCoin CTO Leaves Company Citing DifferencesOKCoin chief technical officer Changpeng Zhao has officially announced he will depart the leading China-based bitcoin exchange. Blockchain Would Play Role in Kim Dotcom’s ‘Uncensorable’ InternetControversial tech entrepreneur and ex-hacker Kim Dotcom is planning his very own Internet, in which the blockchain would play “an important role”. Bitcoin Foundation […]

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16 February 2015

Headlines PokerStars Denies Bitcoin Acceptance RumoursPokerStars, the world’s largest poker site, issues official denial that it will soon accept bitcoin, quashing persistent rumours. Apple’s Lightning Connector Reverse EngineeredSince the iPhone 5 was first introduced in 2012, all iOS devices have switched to Apple’s Lightning connector, replacing the older 30-pin dock connector. Ultra Fast Block Chain […]

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15 February 2015

Headlines BTER Claims $1.75 Million in Bitcoin Stolen in Cold Wallet HackChina-based digital currency exchange BTER announced that it suffered a hack on its cold wallets, resulting in the loss of roughly $1.75m in bitcoin. Bitcoin Value Climbing The Fibonacci LadderBitcoin trade seems to be targeting every Fib extension religiously this weekend with the price […]

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14 February 2015

Headlines BitLicense 2.0: What The Latest Revisions Mean for Bitcoin BusinessesPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorney Marco Santori breaks down the latest BitLicense revision and what it means for bitcoin businesses. Facebook Bug Let Security Researcher Delete Anyone’s PhotosSecurity researcher and white hat hacker Laxman Muthiyah recently discovered a serious vulnerability in Facebook that would […]

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13 February 2015

Headlines Purse Opens Nakamoto’s, San Francisco’s Bitcoin-Only Retail ShopLocated in San Francisco, Nakamoto’s offers customers 10% savings on Amazon items when paying in bitcoin. MIT to Host Second Bitcoin Conference in MarchThe MIT Bitcoin Expo will be held on 7th and 8th March at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bitcoin Payments Still Power 5% of […]

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12 February 2015

Headlines Utah Legislator Introduces Bill To Promote BitcoinUtah State Rep. Mark K. Roberts has introduced a bill to create a Council on Payment Options for State Services with the intention of promoting bitcoin-related industries and the use bitcoin for state business. The resolution, H.C.R. 6, encourages the use of bitcoin for state business and notes […]

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11 February 2015

Headlines Survey: 8% of US Retailers Plan to Accept Bitcoin in the Next YearA new survey indicates that 8% of US retailers plan to accept the digital currency within 12 months, with more looking at the longer term. MyCoin Customers Report $8.1 Million in Losses to Hong Kong PoliceHong Kong lawmakers are urging the government […]

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10 February 2015

Headlines BitX Expands Bitcoin Buying Service to IndonesiaBitX is expanding into the world’s second-fastest growing economy, Indonesia, bringing a fixed-price bitcoin exchange to its 252 million inhabitants. CoinJar Tackles Bitcoin’s Volatility with New ‘Hedged Accounts’Australian bitcoin finance company CoinJar has introduced pegged accounts in an attempt to shield customers from bitcoin’s volatility. The new accounts, which CoinJar is calling […]

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9 February 2015

Headlines $25,000 in Bitcoin Seized from Alleged Software Scam OperatorRoughly $26,000 in bitcoins and litecoins have been seized as part of an investigation into an alleged software scam. 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, […]

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8 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value Consolidation Is Looking BullishBitcoin price is slowly drawing sideways as the market adjusts to the prospect of advance. The mood is cautious but here and there a price spike to the upside reveals that the bulls are rearing to go in the weeks to come. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with […]

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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 Bitcoin Begins The End of 100 Years of SlaveryIn 1907, the American banking system failed. To save the system, the US government sold control of the economy to a group of private bankers. The United States Federal Reserve is a private corporation. That sentence is not a contradiction. The system is a public/private hybrid. […]

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5 February 2015

Headlines ‘Bad Blood’ Between Ripple and Stellar Aired in Tell-All ReportThe New York Observer has published an article examining the turbulent history of decentralized payment startups Ripple Labs and Stellar. News Corp Hack Shows International Dirty Journalism Allowed by United StatesJournalism is something that is meant to inform and snoop out the bad players in […]

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4 February 2015

Headlines Security Flaw Leaks VPN Users IPIn a post-Snowden era, more people are turning to anonymity services such as VPN to hide their online identity and boost their internet security. A virtual private networks (VPN) is a network that allows users to create a secure network connection over a public or private network. BitPay Sponsors […]

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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. Another Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down With Little WarningAnother bitcoin exchange may have joined the ranks of ripoffs and scams tainting the bitcoin community. Crypto-Trade […]

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2 February 2015

Headlines Android Wars: Microsoft Invests In Alternative Android Mobile Operating System CyanogenThe Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft will invest in alternative Android mobile Operating System Cyanogen. Microsoft will be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity financing that values Cyanogen in the high hundreds of millions. Why Bitcoin will Transform […]

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1 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading In The Doldrums: Price Below $200?Bitcoin Price has slowly edged lower in muted trade today. Small price waves and low volatility did not help as price came within a whisker of our target at $210 before turning back up. It seems the bears are attempting a soft-landing on $200. This analysis is […]

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