31 March 2015

Headlines BitGo Names New CEO in Leadership Shake-UpBitGo announced today that co-founder Mike Belshe will replace Will O’Brien as acting CEO. How to Create a Secure PasswordWant to learn how to create a secure password? In this guide you can get a good understanding of what you need for a strong password. In the last […]

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30 March 2015

Headlines Financial Watchdog Rethinks AML Guidance for Banks and BitcoinThe Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has taken note of the issues hindering partnerships between bitcoin businesses and banks. Federal Agents Face Arrest for Alleged Silk Road Bitcoin TheftTwo undercover agents who contributed to the US government’s efforts to take down Silk Road are expected to […]

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29 March 2015

Headlines Why Bitcoin Regulation Will Never Help ConsumersAs I expressed in yesterday’s Part 1 of this article, called “Can Bitcoin Exchange Risk Lead to Bitcoin Regulation?“, Bitcoin is far from perfect, and the Bitcoin exchanges are a primary concern right now. Over the last year, they have generated nothing but negative press for getting hacked, […]

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28 March 2015

Headlines Bitnet Partners With Cardinal CommerceSan Francisco-based Bitcoin payment processor Bitnet has announced a strategic partnership with major payment processor Cardinal Commerce, a firm which presently handles payment processing for a number of major firms including one of the world’s largest PC manufacturers, Lenovo. So as not to confuse the reader, this does not automatically […]

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27 March 2015

Headlines Consumers Warming To Bitcoin ATMsConsumers aren’t clamoring to see digital currency exchange as a feature in ATMs. No surprise there. But did you know the percentage of consumers who hope to see this capability is in double digits? The newly-released “ATM Future Trends 2015,” a tri-annual report by ATM Marketplace, an ATM industry organization, […]

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26 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin 1, Banks 0: Bank of Canada Facing ProsecutionThe Bank of Canada (BoC), Canadian ministers and the Crown (England) face prosecution for crashing the Canadian economy. The Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) has been accusing the mentioned institutions and individuals. COMER has put forward that the attorney general, the finance minister, and […]

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25 March 2015

Headlines Netherlands Startup Launches Email Postage Scheme Using BitcoinDoes cryptocurrency provide the right infrastructure to make email postage a reality? A Netherlands-based startup, wrte.io, thinks it has. Anyone interested in finding out if the idea has merit can go to the wrte.io website and register for a wrte.io email address. All one needs to do […]

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24 March 2015

Headlines Another Air-Gap Bridge Discovered, Using HeatA fairly common set up for air-gap security, the set up which cuts a system off from all networking on a permanent basis, is to have air-gapped computers near regular workstations so that they are easily accessible. For a long time, the common wisdom has been that this is […]

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23 March 2015

Headlines ChangeTip Integrates With Online Comment Hosting Service DisqusSan Francisco-based micropayments startup ChangeTip has integrated with Disqus allowing users to tip each other with bitcoin. Stanford University to Host Bitcoin Blockchain WorkshopStanford University has since Saturday been playing host to a Bitcoin workshop that has featured several big players in the cryptocurrency space. The workshop […]

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22 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Breakout!Bitcoin price has been trading sideways for days, and the question on traders’ minds was: “To which side will price break out?”. xbt.social analysis has been making a case for the upside. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join […]

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21 March 2015

Headlines When the Dollar Collapses, which is better Money, Gold or Bitcoin?I’ll trust that you as the reader are educated enough to know the U.S. Dollar is on it’s last legs as the Global Reserve Currency. I’ve certainly written about the shaky financial situation of the U.S. enough, and there is no shortage of information […]

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20 March 2015

Headlines Tutanota: the Open-Source Encrypted E-mail Answer to ProtonmailFor several years, and especially since the Edward Snowden revelations, there has been a need for an easy-to-use, automatically encrypted communications service. Bitcoin Progress Report: Mexico not threatened by BitcoinNews that is put out by the mainstream about Mexico runs the gamut. You listen to people who […]

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19 March 2015

Headlines Bitreserve Launches Changemoney.org, a Real-Time View Of Bitcoin ActivityBitreserve, a money service built on bitcoin that allows people to hold bitcoin as real-world, stable currency and send money and convert currencies without using a bank, has launched a new website today called Changemoney.org. The new website provides a real-time view of how much Bitreserve […]

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18 March 2015

Headlines A Threat to Bitcoin? Facebook Rolls Out P2P Payments on MessengerYou can now do much more than chat, like, share and add friends on Facebook. This past Tuesday, Facebook announced that it was introducing a feature in Messenger that would enable users send and receive money. The initial roll-out will be in the United […]

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17 March 2015

Headlines NYPD Hacks Wikipedia With False InformationThe profound and odious ways the authorities manipulate information have long been a subject of study. After a couple years of very bad press, the New York Police Department is in the spotlight again for what some see as unforgivable shenanigans on a few Wikipedia pages. Bitcoin Users To […]

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16 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin-Enabled Chat App Wiper Removed From China’s iOS StoreMessaging service Wiper has been removed from China’s iOS App Store after it enabled bitcoin payments between users. Wiper CEO Manlion Carelli confirmed the news, explaining to CoinDesk that the removal was a direct result of its bitcoin integration, which happened earlier this month. He said: “We […]

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15 March 2015

Headlines Selachii LLP Consolidates Its Position As UK’s Leading Bitcoin Law FirmSelachii LLP became the first law firm in the UK to accept payment in Bitcoin for its services in 2013. According to information contained on its website, Selachii LLP chose to get in “at the start” and has used Bitcoin to grow what it […]

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14 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind SpotBitcoin technology is set to disrupt online gaming and the big players had better start paying attention, says Jon Matonis. Bitcoin Progress Report: Bitcoin and The Middle EastBitcoin has been making steady progress throughout the West and Europe. It has made a stunningly fast impact on […]

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13 March 2015

Headlines The CIA Is Targeting Apple ProductsRecently, Edward Snowden released some documents to The Intercept, which revealed that for nearly a decade, the CIA has been searching for ways to break Apple’s security, so that they can plant malware in their devices. Apple has announced that since the first version of the iPhone was released, […]

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12 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value Still Brewing An Advance Above $300Price is drawing a horizontal path and pulling the moving averages to itself. The market has established a consolidation range between $290 and $300 prior to making the move higher. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

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11 March 2015

Headlines Catch a Scammer or Thief and Earn Bitcoins in the ProcessAs you may remember, Roger Ver and other large Bitcoin holders were targeted last year by attackers and extortionists. Rather than capitulate and pay the ransom for the return of his hacked e-mail account, Ver created a website, BitcoinBountyHunter.com, to issue a bounty on […]

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10 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Hits $300The Bitcoin price was traded up to $300 and 1877 CNY today in volatile trade that saw a rapid pull-back from the high. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member?Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code […]

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9 March 2015

Headlines Financial Times: Chances of Bitcoin Making it are now ZeroWhenever I need a laugh, I read a mainstream publication’s assessment of Bitcoin, from the outside looking in. Many are merely mouthpieces, printed microphones for the current ruling global elite. They tell the masses what to believe, give them ten percent of the story, from […]

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8 March 2015

Headlines Why Bitcoin Regulation Lags Where it’s Needed MostAfrica has significant market potential for bitcoin companies, but its challenging regulatory environment is deterring development. Bitcoin Scam MyCoin Investigation Yields Multiple Arrests in Hong KongOne of the largest stories in the Bitcoin universe in February was the bitcoin exchange that wasn’t. The MyCoin pyramid scheme in […]

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7 March 2015

Headlines With Decentralization, Where is the Money?Toronto-based angel investor William Mougayar discusses who it is that makes money in decentralized business models. Asset Forfeiture is the Next Attack Against BitcoinGovernment will never have to mine on hardware it buys. At least, they’ll leave the buying up to you. This week a court in Virginia indicted […]

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6 March 2015

Headlines SWIFT Panel sees a Future for Bitcoin in International BankingBitcoin price has taken a major hit since Mt. Gox, but that has not stopped Bitcoin from building a worldwide infrastructure that has led to massive expansion opportunities. It seems to have traded price for a deeper market penetration, in every sector of modern society. […]

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5 March 2015

Headlines Deutsche Bank Veteran Starts Institutional Bitcoin Exchange in BrazilNine-year Deutsche Bank veteran Marcelo Miranda is launching FlowBTC, an institutional bitcoin exchange for Brazil tomorrow. Third US Marshals Bitcoin Auction Sees Increase in Bidder InterestThe US Marshals Service (USMS) has announced that 14 bidders participated in today’s auction of 50,000 BTC. First Annual Bitcoin Women’s […]

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4 March 2015

Headlines BitVC Swaps ‘Socialized’ Futures Losses for New Risk SystemHuobi’s bitcoin futures trading platform BitVC has replaced the unpopular socialized losses risk system with ‘automatic counterparty deleveraging’. Overstock.com’s Farmers Market Adds Home Delivery For Fresh Food & Accepts BitcoinFarmers Market, an online fresh food business operated by Overstock.com, recently added a home delivery service, making […]

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3 March 2015

Headlines Europol: Cryptocurrency Serves ‘Crime-as-a-Service’ Business ModelCryptocurrencies offer a money-laundering platform for freelance criminals, a new Europol report says. Gallery: CoinDesk Launches ‘Expert Briefing’ SeriesCoinDesk launched its Expert Briefings with a new State of Bitcoin and a panel with Circle and Elliptic. General Bytes showcased its latest ATM. DigitalBTC Launches Mining Contracts Platform DigitalX MintsyAustralian […]

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2 March 2015

Headlines I’ve been Hacked – What to do after You’ve Been HackedThere’s nothing quite like that feeling of dread that slowly envelops you when you realize you’ve been backed. Regardless if it’s just your social media account or something as serious as your bank account or credit card, you can’t escape those first few moments […]

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1 March 2015

Headlines 50,000 DRIVERS COMPROMISED BY UBER DATA BREACHRidesharing service Uber recently issued a statement confirming a breach in one of the company’s databases, affecting nearly 50,000 drivers. Uber claims that a “one-time unauthorized access to an Uber database by a third party” occurred in May 2014, and the company discovered the breach in September 2014. […]

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