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 DEA and Secret Service Agents Steal Bitcoin from Silk RoadAccording to the New York Times, a Secret Service agent and a former member of the DEA will be indicted on charges of stealing bitcoins during the course of the Silk Road investigation. Silk Road criminal investigation leads to Bitcoin theft Working undercover, former agents […]

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29 March 2015

Headlines UK Government Authorized GHCQ to Hack Any DeviceLast year, Privacy International legally challenged the UK government for information on its hacking powers via GHCQ. The request was based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden which alleged state-sponsored hacking. Not on the part of governments like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but on the […]

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28 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Into Advance Or Correction?Bitcoin trading has advanced price into a higher zone of a Fib speed resistance fan. Price is once again closer to 1580 CNY and $260 but will the market sustain these levels or opt for decline? This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the […]

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27 March 2015

Headlines Are Bitcoiners Their Own Worst Enemy?Tim Swanson, one of the preeminent talking heads on Bitcoin, appeared on the deBitcoin video podcast recently and talked about mining among other things. He pointed out that only irrational people will try to solo mine anymore: “It’s rational to pool, because it lowers the risk, lowers the variance. […]

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26 March 2015

Headlines Could the Bitcoin Lightning Network Solve Blockchain Scalability?Could a decentralised system where off-blockchain bitcoin transactions are sent over a network of micropayment channels solve blockchain scalability? Bitt Begins Caribbean Bitcoin Expansion in Trinidad & TobagoThe United States is just now getting its first Bitcoin exchanges via Bitcoin merchant leader Coinbase. The Winklevoss twins’ will […]

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25 March 2015

Headlines Coinkite Tor Release Lets Developers Bypass Bitcoin BansBitcoin wallet and technology provider Coinkite has announced Bitkit, its bitcoin wallet API, is now available on Tor. Bitcoin Trading To The Lows And A BounceBitcoin trading, today pushed price to a new low for the recent decline. A subsequent price wave to the upside has pushed […]

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24 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rocket Smashes Through LaunchpadBitcoin price surprised market participants today by falling away from target and entering a strong decline that brought price below $260 and 1600 CNY to targets identified last week: $240 and 1500 CNY. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. […]

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23 March 2015

Headlines Paybase stops Withdrawals; Josh Garza DisappearsBitcoin exchange Paybase Monday has shutdown withdrawals from its users, causing a fury on Twitter and throughout their user base, as another exchange closure is feared. Paybase founder Josh Garza has been unavailable for comments, with many users claiming he blocks their account if pressed on this issue on Twitter. […]

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22 March 2015

Headlines Meet Boost VC’s Youngest-Ever Bitcoin EntrepreneurCoinDesk profiles Louison Dumont, the youngest-ever bitcoin entrepreneur to be accepted into the storied San Mateo incubator Boost VC. 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 […]

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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 Ukraine ‘to Crackdown on Separatist Bitcoin Accounts’The Ukrainian government is reportedly planning to block bitcoin accounts used by separatists operating in the regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. Bitcoin Mining Company SFARDS Pushes Powerful Dual Bitcoin and Scrypt ASIC Miner ChipSFARDS announced they have taped out their 28nm ASIC that will allow miners to mine […]

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19 March 2015

Headlines Coinigy Raises $100k to Boost Bitcoin Trading SuiteCoinigy has raised $100,000 in private seed funding to expand its suite of professional bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading tools. Bitcoin Price Sure Can Haul Chart DistanceTrade has held the Bitcoin price around $260 and 1600 CNY for most of the day. Yesterday’s strong sell-off has rearranged the […]

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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 Coinapult Claims $40k Lost in Hot Wallet CompromiseCoinapult has suffered a hot wallet attack that resulted in the loss of 150 BTC, or roughly $42,900 at press time. 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 […]

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16 March 2015

Headlines BitGo Bitcoin Wallet Introduces Free Services For Individuals and Major ImprovementsBitGo is announcing they are beginning to offer their services free for individuals. This news comes packed with several updates across the board. BitGo is adding features needed by enterprise customers; these include secure wallet sharing, address labeling and management. On top of it […]

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15 March 2015

Headlines Top Global Law Firm: Virtual Currency is Here to StayCryptocurrency’s advantages mean it’s unlikely to completely go away, says a partner at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the US. Panda Antivirus Mistakes Itself as MalwareA number of Panda Security’s antivirus products were recently affected by a bug where the […]

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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 Price Back In Decline?Bitcoin price made another low to near $280 (Bitfinex) and 1750 CNY (BTC-China) during the late Friday US session. Questions about the […]

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13 March 2015

Headlines IBM and Federal Reserve Want to Create a Bitcoin Knock-OffIt was only a matter of time. The ultra-advanced, superior technology of the digital currency Bitcoin and it’s Blockchain public ledger system are in danger of being co-opted. The tacit compliments of the financial establishment for the Bitcoin Blockchain, not Bitcoin the currency, over the […]

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12 March 2015

Headlines Secretive Mining Firm Revealed as Possible US Marshals Auction WinnerA winner of the latest US Marshals bitcoin auction may have been identified by blockchain and crowdsourced analysis. Bitcoin Mining Pools Targeted in Wave of DDOS AttacksA number of bitcoin mining pools around the world have been hit by a recent string of DDOS attacks. […]

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11 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Startup 21 Inc. Scores $116 Million in Venture CapitalLast year was a record year for Bitcoin when it came to venture capital investment, at almost $350 million in 2014. It looks like Bitcoin is approaching that amount already, and we’re not even through the first quarter of 2015 year. Bitcoin startup 21 Inc. […]

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10 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange itBit Revealed as US Marshals Auction WinnerNew York-based bitcoin exchange itBit secured 3,000 BTC during the latest USMS bitcoin auction. Traditional Bankers Creating Bitcoin DerivativesIf you were awake in the last decade and even remotely cognizant of the global financial crisis, you’ve heard the names Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Goldman was […]

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9 March 2015

Headlines Spammers Net Over 1 Billion E-mail Addresses in Historically Massive Data BreachThree men have been charged in what is being called the largest data breach in history, having breached marketing companies and garnered more than 1 billion e-mail addresses in the process. Porn Site Hump The Bundle got 25% in Bitcoin TransactionsHump the Bundle […]

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8 March 2015

Headlines Ross Ulbricht Defense Asks for Re-TrialLast month, Ross Ulbricht was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on all seven charges, including the “continuing criminal enterprise” charge normally reserved for traditional criminal organizations. Some of the bitcoins found on his laptop were sold off before the trial was concluded. Pundits nationwide speculated then […]

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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. Wall Street Shows $60 Million Interest In BitcoinAs previously reported, the Bitcoin Investment Trust recently became the first publicly invested hedge fund which is specifically and exclusively working with Bitcoin, tying its own […]

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6 March 2015

Headlines Jim Harper: 2015 Will Rebuild the Bitcoin FoundationNewly elected Bitcoin Foundation board member Jim Harper discusses his plans for the organisation and why he believes in leading by methodology. 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 […]

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5 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Shop Builds Universal Digital Currency Ecosystem On Several FrontsBitcoin Shop, Inc. (BTCS) recently completed several steps in its goal of establishing a universal digital currency ecosystem. The Arlington, Va.-based company anticipates having its new transaction verification services facility online in one to four weeks, according to CEO Charles Allen. The company has acquired […]

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4 March 2015

Headlines Curt Schilling Will Red Dox You For Disrespecting His DaughterLegendary pitcher Curt Schilling, who famously won game six of the 2004 ALCS, breaking the eighty-six year curse of the Boston Red Sox wherein they routinely failed to get past the American League Championship and into the World Series, has recently struck back against social […]

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3 March 2015

Headlines Facebook Engineers Can Access Your Account Without A PasswordBritish electronica label owner and artist Paavo Siljamäki made an interesting Facebook post recently. “Popped to Facebook offices in LA, the nice people there were giving us good advice on how to use Facebook better,” he wrote. “I was then asked if I’m ok for them […]

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2 March 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Startups Bring Rebittance Service to Argentina and MexicoVolabit and SatoshiTango have opened a bitcoin-powered international money bridge to transfer fiat between Mexico and Argentina. Failing Wars of Dollars; The Bitcoin Price to ComeIn the beginning, there was Fiat, and Fiat was government. Through fiat, all things are priced. Dollars, it turns out, are […]

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1 March 2015

Headlines BitFury Reveals 28nm Bitcoin ASIC Chip at 0.2 Joules Per GigahashBitFury has completed manufacturing their new 28nm Bitcoin ASIC miner chip. This a big step from their current 55nm chip. BitFury had a great 2014 bringing in $40 million in venture capital funding. Valery Vavilov, the CEO of BitFury, has also made moves to other […]

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