31 May 2015

Headlines How Bitcoin’s Technology Could Make Supply Chains More TransparentReid Williams and Joe Gerber examine how the technology behind bitcoin could make supply chains much more transparent. Your Ideas Don’t Matter to BitcoinPeter Todd went on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin show yesterday and said something that hit home: Satoshi was wrong about some things. Now, […]

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30 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin-Xt Pushing Ahead With Bigger BlocksEach transaction that occurs on the block chain takes up a little bit of space, and these transactions all get squished into a virtual box (a block). Bitcoin currently operates with a 1MB limit. What this means is that only so much information it can process in each block, […]

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29 May 2015

Headlines Koinify to Stop Token Sales Ahead of Platform PivotKoinify has announced that it will pivot away from offering a token sales platform for decentralised applications, citing a lack of returns. So Long Passwords? Cryptocurrency EmerCoin’s Block Chain Supports Passwordless AuthenticationThe developers of the altcoin EmerCoin (EMC) recently released the details of a new block […]

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28 May 2015

Headlines Cryptography Researchers & Users Could Face Jail Time In AustraliaIn recent weeks, not only has UK Prime Minister David Cameron suggested the banning of encryption use, Australia is on its way to making it a criminal offense to even lecture on the topic. Starting next May, academics could face prison for empowering individuals with […]

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27 May 2015

Headlines Consensus 2015: DOJ’s Kathryn Haun to Discuss Blockchain Analysis and Silk Road CaseKathryn Haun, Digital Currency Crimes Coordinator at the US Department of Justice, will discuss blockchain and transparency at Consensus 2015. Top 10 Countries in Which Bitcoin is BannedCountries around the world have a wide ranging view of the digital currency bitcoin or […]

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26 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Bounces From SupportBitcoin price bounced from chart support near $235 / 1470 CNY. The 200-period moving average is a standard chart tool of most analysts, and the Bitcoin price often reacts to this indicator level – as it did today. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read […]

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25 May 2015

Headlines Canadian University Adds Bitcoin ATMs to Bookstore LocationsBritish Columbia’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) announced today that its official campus bookstore would begin accepting bitcoin payments. The Government Could Struggle to Seize Your BitcoinIt’s one of those things you think about, but never consider a reality. It’s one of those things people laugh at you […]

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24 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Drifting SidewaysIn the ongoing correction below significant chart resistance near $243 (Bitfinex) and 1507 CNY (BTC-China), the Bitcoin price chart is unfolding a complex corrective price pattern. Today’s summary article outlines the market condition, with more extensive analysis to follow on Monday. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour […]

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23 May 2015

Headlines Will the New UK Government Create a Bitcoin Hub?What might the new UK government’s plans for bitcoin regulation look like and is it capable of creating a bitcoin hub? Bitcoin Price Attempting To Push HigherBitcoin price has advanced in the familiar base-surge pattern to the descending trendline that has capped the past few months’ […]

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22 May 2015

Headlines Qora and Burst Now Able to Make Cross-Chain TransactionsFor a long time, folks have thought that centralized exchanges were the essential problem in cryptocurrency. When someone wants to convert one cryptocurrency to another, or to fiat, they have to trust that the exchange they’re going to use isn’t going to, in one way or […]

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21 May 2015

Headlines Large Financial Research Website Finviz Adds Bitcoin To Forex ChartsFinviz plainly states its mission on their website: “to provide leading financial research, analysis and visualization.” In the case of Bitcoin, Finviz is hardly a leading website, as many other market chart websites added Bitcoin before Finviz. Nevertheless, Finviz makes a useful tool even more […]

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20 May 2015

Headlines Thai Police Seek Answers in Alleged Digital Currency Ponzi SchemePolice in Thailand have raided 13 rooms at a Bangkok apartment complex in connection with alleged digital currency ponzi scheme Ufun. Blockchain Firm Denies ‘Conflict of Interest’ for Advisor Yanis VaroufakisTembusu Systems denies Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis’ role as its advisor represents a “conflict […]

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19 May 2015

Headlines Charlie Shrem and the Ups and Downs of BitInstantThis excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s book ‘Digital Gold’ looks at the ups and downs of bitcoin exchange BitInstant before its ultimate demise. New York Stock Exchange Launches Bitcoin Price IndexThe New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has announced the launch of a bitcoin price index (NYXBT). Anti-State […]

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18 May 2015

Headlines $80,000 in Bitcoin Seized in International Dark Web CrackdownAn international undercover investigation that tracked the illegal selling of firearms on a dark web site has resulted in a series of global arrests. 1% of the Bitcoin Community Controls 99% of Bitcoin WealthRecently, I ran across this very interesting distribution table on Quora that made […]

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17 May 2015

Headlines Germany to Ban Paper Money and Dry out the Drugs MarketGermany might be the next country to take definitive steps towards the removal of hard currency. The economist Peter Bofinger has been campaigning for the abolition of cash in Germany. His primary merits for the removal of hard currency apparently targets the markets for […]

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16 May 2015

Headlines Could Cryptocurrencies Bring The World a Universal Basic Income?Could cryptocurrency bring a basic income to the people of the world, relieving them of their day-to-day quest for survival, and leaving them to ponder more philosophical questions about their existence and reaching new heights of productivity? Some in the cryptocurrency space believe so. The idea […]

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15 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price More Volatile, ChangeableRecent market action has been unpredictable, and it is becoming increasingly volatile. More frequent periods of apparent calm, horizontal price action culminate in short sharp price spikes. The condition reminds of the quote by George Soros: “Volatility is greatest at turning points, diminishing as a new trend becomes established.” This […]

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14 May 2015

Headlines How Blockchain Tech is Inspiring the Art WorldAs the broad strokes of distributed ledger technologies gain traction, the art world is starting to pay attention. SEC Charges Ex-Circle Board Member With Investment FraudAn ex-Circle board member is being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over alleged investment fraud, it has been […]

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13 May 2015

Headlines Nirvana Producer Steve Albini Questions Smart Contracts, Appreciates Bitcoin As Technological InnovationSteve Albini, American singer-songwriter, record producer and audio engineer, perhaps best known for his work on Nirvana’s In Utero and in his band Shellac, has destroyed the concept of “smart contracts,” a potential application of the Bitcoin block chain much championed by the […]

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12 May 2015

Headlines PayIvy Acquired by Newnote for $260,000 CADNewnote Financial, the Canadian crypto conglomerate that acquired CoinTrader.net back in March, has now picked up recently embattled digital marketplace PayIvy. “Recently embattled” is a bit of an understatement, as world-renowned security analyst Brian Krebs singled them out in a recent blog post for activities of its users. […]

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11 May 2015

Headlines ConnectX Will Take Your Bitcoin Wallet into SpaceLance Parker has always had an interest in space. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, having mined it in the early days until it seemed the difficulty had gotten the better of him. He’s run a number of different companies since graduating college, notably a mobile […]

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10 May 2015

Headlines USAA Bank Studying Bitcoin TechnologyUSAA, the bank that mainly markets to US military members and their families, is looking into utilizing Bitcoin to their advantage, for the purpose of increased efficiency. The managing director of the Texas-based bank’s corporate development, Alex Marquez, told Reuters this past week that the bank would be looking into […]

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9 May 2015

Headlines Foldapp Allows Customers To Pay For Starbucks Purchases And Get 20% DiscountStarbucks is not yet accepting bitcoin for purchases. But customers can use bitcoin to load an app and get a 20 percent discount using the app to pay for purchases at many Starbucks stores. The app, foldapp.com, also plans to include purchases at […]

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8 May 2015

Headlines Announcing Consensus 2015: A Summit on Digital Currencies and Blockchain TechnologiesDigital currencies and blockchain technologies cut across numerous sectors, with the potential to impact everyone from the suits on Wall Street to the world’s unbanked. We want to drive the conversation forward by connecting the doers and thinkers in those sectors – global development and aid, civic technology, government and […]

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7 May 2015

Headlines Australia and New Zealand Hit in Extortion for Bitcoin PlotsExtortion for Bitcoin has become more and more common within the United States, with families, businesses and even police departments under attack. Anywhere from a couple of bitcoins to one hundred or more are demanded. The problem has been domestic, but now other major Bitcoin […]

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6 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Network Capacity is Reaching a Critical State: Mike HearnVery few things in this world that we use every day have unlimited growth potential. The Internet, as we now know it, has limits of which we need to be mindful. Your smartphone’s data plan certainly has limitations. The Bitcoin network itself also has limitations, […]

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5 May 2015

Headlines FinCEN Fines Ripple Labs for Bank Secrecy Act ViolationsFinCEN has fined digital currency startup Ripple Labs as part of its first civil enforcement action against an industry firm. Primedice Shifts Focus Following US and Australia BanBitcoin gambling site Primedice will shift its focus to Russia and China following its decision to block US and […]

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4 May 2015

Headlines WoodShares On Its Crowdsale & Saving The World’s TimberlandsWoodShares is the first Distributed Collaborative Organization (DCO) with a green focus, allowing members to decide and wield control over funds through active participation using the swarm.fund model. The DCO model established by Swarm is one-of-a-kind, and is opening the floodgates for companies to legally raise […]

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3 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advances Above Chart ResistanceBitcoin price has been rearing to go all weekend. Conflicting technical signals had both advance and decline as likely outcomes of the price consolidation on Saturday. By Sunday morning (UTC) the buy signals were unmistakable. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full […]

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2 May 2015

Headlines Is Bitcoin Price Setting Up For Decline?The Market traded a full retracement of the week’s zigzagging advance. Weekend trade has pushed the Bitcoin price higher but is it shuffling to the edge of a cliff? This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? […]

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1 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rollercoaster For Launch of CoinCompetitionThe market rallied to upside resistance and returned Bitcoin price to $240 (Bitfinex) while BTC-China made a new advance high near 1477 CNY. Later in the day, a steep and persistent drop retraced the entire ending diagonal as CoinCompetition traders cashed in on the whip-sawing price waves. This […]

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