28 February 2015

Headlines BitFury Launches New 28nm Bitcoin Mining ASICBitcoin mining giant BitFury has announced it has completed the manufacturing of its previously announced 28nm ASIC chip. Bitcoin Trading Slow This WeekendBitcoin trading has corrected yesterday’s advance and is now building the base of the next wave of advance. 1590 CNY and $256 (Bitfinex) remain tough resistance […]

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27 February 2015

Headlines Igot Expands Exchange and Remittance Services to KenyaBitcoin firm igot has expanded to Kenya following the acquisition of a local cryptocurrency exchange and integration with a mobile payments platform. Lizard Squad Claims Lenovo AttackThose pesky reptiles who shut down XBox Live on Christmas Day, were implicated in theSony breach, and later proved to know […]

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26 February 2015

Headlines Bitstamp to Introduce New Fee StructureBitcoin exchange Bitstamp has announced that it will be amending its fees at the beginning of March. CoinSpark 2.0 Taps Blockchain Tech for Notarized Messaging ServiceCoinSpark has released a new version of its protocol that allows users to send private messages tied to bitcoin transactions. OKCoin Gives Away $1.6 […]

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25 February 2015

Headlines Banking Trade Group Proposes Database for US Bitcoin CompaniesThe proposals were submitted to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors following its publication of a draft framework for bitcoin licensure. BitGO’s Bitcoin Wallet Now Backed by World-Class InsuranceBitGO were the first to pioneer the multi-signature transaction back in August, 2013. Now they’re pioneering in security […]

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24 February 2015

Headlines DDoS Attacks Land 51-Year-Old UK Hacker Under ArrestIt’s all fun and games until you get caught, right? Well, in the eyes of the United Kingdom it’s never just fun and games when it comes to hacking. A 51-year-old man from Merseyside is now facing serious jail time for his distributed denial of service (DDoS) […]

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23 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Miner Aquifer Files for Chapter 11 BankruptcyCalifornia-based bitcoin mining company and MegaBigPower franchisee Aquifer LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bitcoin Trading Hammering Downside SupportBitcoin trading has reverted to selling behavior, and the bears are clawing down the chart for all they’re worth. Buyers have set up strong buy orders between […]

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22 February 2015

Headlines Hackers use Cryptoware Against Police for Bitcoin RansomComputer hackers have been attacking government offices and private industry for decades in the pursuit of extorting millions of U.S. Dollars. Now, the digital crime is gaining a new digital treasure for the a more advanced 21st century criminal underworld.   Cryptoware Attack Nets Over 2 Bitcoins […]

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21 February 2015

Headlines What Does it Take to Succeed as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization?Venture advisor William Mougayar discusses what makes a successful Decentralized Autonomous Organisation, or DAO for short. 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 […]

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20 February 2015

Headlines Philippines Startup Lets Coinbase Users Remit CashCoinbase customers in 24 countries will now be able to use a cash-to-cash remittance service based on bitcoin’s blockchain to send money to the Philippines. By employing Coinbase’s API, Philippines-based Coins.ph is allowing the wallet and exchange platform’s two million registered users to send pesos to recipients in the Southeast Asian country through a variety […]

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19 February 2015

Headlines Ledger Wallet Closes 1.3 Million Euros In Seed FundingLedger Wallet, a Paris, France-based provider of bitcoin security solutions, has raised 1.3 million euros in seed money to accelerate the development of its product line and expand its global reach. XAnge Capital, a French private equity and venture capital group, led the seed funding. Accompanying […]

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18 February 2015

Headlines Kentucky Church Now Accepting BitcoinAccording to Tim Totten, the chair of the finance team at Fern Creek United Methodist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, who has been an active Bitcoiner for about two years now, he had been considering implementing Bitcoin donations for quite some time. We had a chat with him. I was always […]

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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. 2015 Black Hat Asia Conference to Highlight Cloud Security & MoreBlack Hat Briefings, which have taken place since the late 90s, are the most important events […]

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16 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Candidates Voice Concerns Over Low Voter RegistrationVoter engagement in the ongoing Bitcoin Foundation board elections is too low, some candidates have claimed, due to lack of information. Darkcoin Now Supports Instant TransactionsWith the release of wallet version 11.1.25, Darkcoin again delivers on its promises. Instant transactions suitable for day-to-day living; the ability […]

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15 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value Climbing The Fibonacci LadderBitcoin trade seems to be targeting every Fib extension religiously this weekend with the price ladder even and patterned. The price wave topped out near $270 and 1660 CNY and has since fallen back to chart support near $250 and 1560 CNY. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with […]

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14 February 2015

Headlines 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 have allowed a malicious user to delete anyone’s public photos with just a few lines of code. Using Facebook’s Graph API, Muthiyah was able to trick the social network into […]

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13 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rising From SupportBitcoin price pushed higher toward a 2.618 Fib extension at $240 / 1,500 CNY without hitting the target convincingly. Another push may follow and how the market negotiates the resistance layer at $240 / 1,500 CNY will determine the course of price action in the coming days. This analysis is […]

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12 February 2015

Headlines 9 Bitcoin-Friendly Gift Ideas for Valentine’s DayPanicking about Valentine’s Day? CoinDesk has rounded up some of the best presents that can be paid for in bitcoin – don’t worry, we have you covered. Gavin Newsom Accepts Donations In Bitcoin In Bid For California GovernorIn announcing his intention to run for governor of California in […]

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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. Worldcoin Helps Ease Kenya Water ShortagesLast April, CCN reported that the good people of Worldcoin had successfully […]

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10 February 2015

Headlines Meet the 13 Candidates Running in Next Week’s Bitcoin Foundation ElectionCoinDesk looks at the nominees for this year’s Bitcoin Foundation elections, set to begin next week. 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 […]

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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 Bitcoin Price Advance Starts SmallBitcoin price printed a modest advance to near $240 and 1,440 CNY in the exchange charts today. The decline, having lasted for more than a year, is within a few swing waves of being declared dead. Analysis considers today’s small price wave and its implications for Bitcoin holders and traders. […]

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6 February 2015

Headlines VICE Tours a Bitcoin Mine in ChinaVICE takes a tour of a secretive bitcoin mine in northern China. 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. Comparison Site Seeks to Boost Bitcoin […]

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5 February 2015

Headlines Coming to Africa: Bitcoin Ready to InvadeWestern society has a tendency to focus on how Bitcoin and the world, revolve around them in domestic terms. Bitcoin has been a very exciting investment opportunity, with five years of unprecedented growth, followed by one year of epic drops in dollar value. It has mostly made its […]

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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. 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 […]

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3 February 2015

Headlines ‘The Age of Cryptocurrency’ Recorded on BlockchainOn Monday evening the first book of its exposure by a major publisher was permanently recorded into the bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin Trading In a Rising TideBitcoin Price advanced today as buyer piled into a rally that took price to our targets at $245 and 1,500 CNY. Later in […]

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2 February 2015

Headlines Video: Andreas Antonopoulos Talks ‘Mastering Bitcoin’Andreas Antonopoulos talks his new book, the pros and cons of digital currency and why bitcoin needs a hands-on approach. Markets Weekly: Bitcoin Price Drops as Coinbase Euphoria WanesFollowing a price spike on major announcements from Coinbase two weeks ago, the bitcoin price has fallen back below $250. Yacuna […]

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1 February 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Has Raised $150 000 & Will Offer Segregated Bank AccountsGatecoin Ltd., a Hong Kong-based digital currency startup, has launched a digital currency exchange with a bitcoin trading platform that keeps clients’ cash deposits in segregated accounts to minimize exposure to risk. Gatecoin, incubated by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks […]

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