31 May 2015

Headlines 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, Satoshi was a technologist, that is, a sort of scientist. He’d love to have been wrong, it would give him an opportunity to find something new. […]

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30 May 2015

Headlines Former Exec Hits Back at OKCoin Amid Contract DisputeMore details emerged in the ongoing dispute between OKCoin and Roger Ver after former OKCoin CTO Changpeng Zhao released a statement. Reactions to Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht’s Life SentenceFollowing a court ruling that sentenced Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht to life in prison, fervent debate […]

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29 May 2015

Headlines Circle’s Bitcoin App Receives Honourable Mention at Google I/OCircle’s bitcoin Android app has received an honourable mention at Google’s I/O Conference. The two-day event, which showcases the tech giant’s latest products, featured Circle’s app in its best-in-class category, which “recognises excellence in applying material design in the creation of engaging user experiences”. As the […]

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28 May 2015

Headlines Lucy Liu Touts Blockchain Tech at Discussion on Branson’s IslandBlock Chain Summit, the exclusive bitcoin event held on Richard Branson’s private island, has revealed a surprising advocate of blockchain technology. According to tweets from Necker Island, actress Lucy Liu – better known for her work in Hollywood blockbusters and Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary – joined participants for […]

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27 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Range DecreasingA longer-term view of the Bitcoin price chart shows that the moving averages are more closely compressed – and aligned – than they have been in over a year. Price action has narrowed in range and is tending toward $240 and 1480 CNY. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a […]

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26 May 2015

Headlines Earn Bitcoin Reading Classic BooksFor many, faucets are their very first interaction with Bitcoin. Lead developer Gavin Andresen was the originator of the idea, and until late 2012 his site was giving away whole bitcoins in some cases. Look at this transaction, for example. In today’s value, 18 BTC is worth over $4,000. Not […]

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25 May 2015

Headlines “Beautiful Mind” John Nash, Famed Mathematician, Dead At 86John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician who inspired the film  “A Beautiful Mind,” and his wife died in a New Jersey car crash Saturday. Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82, were passengers in a taxi near Monroe Township when the incident took […]

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24 May 2015

Headlines Book Review: Digital Gold is an Invaluable Page-TurnerA review of Nathaniel Popper’s new book ‘Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money’. 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 […]

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23 May 2015

Headlines Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Makes Final Plea for LeniencySilk Road webmaster Ross Ulbricht has written a three-page letter of contrition to U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, looking for leniency, as he awaits sentencing for his crimes. Ulbricht was convicted of seven counts against him, including but not limited to narcotics trafficking conspiracy, continuing a […]

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22 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: Nathaniel Popper Strikes Media GoldThis week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all gave bitcoin the spotlight with lengthy reports and coverage. An Interview with the Bitcoin Book “Digital Gold” Author Nathaniel PopperNew York Times writer Nathaniel Popper is a business correspondent by trade, having previously written […]

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21 May 2015

Headlines Bitcoin 1, PayPal 0: PayPal Fined $10 Million for Deceptive PracticesPayPal has been fined $10 million for engaging in deceptive practices. The crux of their deception was enrolling customers into a credit program without their consent, creating a situation where people were on the hook for credit they’d never asked for. As you know, […]

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20 May 2015

Headlines Blockchain Firm Denies ‘Conflict of Interest’ for Advisor Yanis VaroufakisTembusu Systems denies Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis’ role as its advisor represents a “conflict of interest” for the politician. CCN Podcast Episode 2: Interview with Chris Wagner of SpendabitIn this episode, CCN talks to Chris Wagner of Spendabit.co, the Bitcoin shopping search engine. We […]

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19 May 2015

Headlines Ripple Labs Raises $28 Million in Series A RoundDigital currency startup Ripple Labs announced today that it has closed a new $28m Series A funding round. Australian Alternative Currency/Banking Firm DeMorgan Ltd. To Offer Free Webinar On Supercomputers Beginning June 17DeMorgan Ltd., a Sydney, Australia-based company focused on alternative currency and next generation banking, […]

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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. Bitcoin Shop Inc. Invests $1.5 M In Bitcoin Mining Company Spondoolies-TechBitcoin Shop Inc. has invested $1.5 million in Spondoolies-Tech Ltd., an Israel-based […]

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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 Bitcoin Price Won’t BudgeBitcoin price has been a source of frustration lately. Sometimes traders might get the impression that the market is toying with them: self-evident wave patterns refuse to unfold as they usually do, and each price turn more bizarre than the one before. Some say this is the nature of markets – […]

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15 May 2015

Headlines Xapo Moves to Switzerland Citing Customer Privacy ConcernsBitcoin security specialist Xapo has relocated its headquarters to Switzerland in a bid to boost customer privacy protections. Bitcoin in the Headlines: The Chicken and Egg DebateThis week, the media aimed to tackle bitcoin’s biggest burning questions, but the results may have prompted more confusion than answers. […]

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14 May 2015

Headlines Coinbase App Update Enables Mobile Sign UpBitcoin services specialist Coinbase has updated its iOS and Android apps to enable new users to sign up for an account through mobile devices. Bitcoin Price Dives LowerThe Bitcoin charts have price above a monthly pivot near $237 and 1460 CNY. Trade maintained a sideways price path since […]

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13 May 2015

Headlines Estonia Offers E-Residency: Operate A Location-Independent Online BusinessThe Republic of Estonia has officially introduced e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity card that provides a way to operate a location-independent business online. Estonia announced the e-Residency program today at Nordic Digital Day, an e-government conference at the Swissotel Tallinn, Estonia. The e-Residency program enables secure and […]

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12 May 2015

Headlines California Business Raided Over Alleged Altcoin GamblingA business in Southern California was raided by police last month in connection with alleged gambling tied to an alternative cryptocurrency. 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. […]

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11 May 2015

Headlines Nasdaq Becomes Latest Firm to Trial Blockchain TechnologyNasdaq OMX Group Inc is reportedly exploring how a blockchain-based solution could change the way shares are transferred and sold manually. The company will trial the technology in Nasdaq Private Market, a capital marketplace launched in January 2014, which sets out to connect private companies and global […]

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10 May 2015

Headlines What Would a Bitcoin Collapse Look Like?Collapse. It seems to be a word that is becoming more and more relevant in our everyday lives. The economic collapse of Greece. The collapse of the Petrodollar. The collapse of our civil liberties and constitutional rights. And the upcoming collapse of the U.S. Dollar. There’s a lot […]

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9 May 2015

Headlines Demo Day Recap: 5 Boost VC Bitcoin Startups on the RiseCoinDesk highlights the best pitches from Boost VC’s Tribe 5 Demo Day, held at The Circus Club in Atherton, California, on 7th May. Bitcoin Price Drop From $249A terrific wave surged higher during the past two days and reached $249 (Bitfinex) before dropping almost […]

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8 May 2015

Headlines Indian Bank Shuts Down Bitcoin Exchange BTCXIndiaAfter launching about one year ago, BTCXIndia is closing its trading platform because its bank will no longer allow them to operate. The exchange posted a notice on its website stating that they will close down their bitcoin trading platform as of May 20, 2015. BTCXIndia was the […]

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7 May 2015

Headlines Connecticut Bill Seeks Additional Requirements for Bitcoin MSBsThe Connecticut House of Representatives has passed a bill that would impose additional restrictions on MSBs that offer digital services. Swedish Digital Currency Exchange Cryex Raises $10 MillionSwedish digital currency exchange Cryex has raised $10m from firms including iZettle investor Northzone Ventures. Isle of Man to Create […]

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6 May 2015

Headlines Bitseed Open-Sources Creation of Second Plug-in Bitcoin NodeBitcoin startup Bitseed is open-sourcing the creation of its new plug-in bitcoin node on Assembly, a collaborative platform. Bitcoin Price Correction Bounces SidewaysFrom yesterday’s upside action were seeing sideways price action today. The sellers and bots are active, expecting more downside, but their’s is a losing game: […]

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5 May 2015

Headlines Insurance Industry Grapples with Bitcoin’s Past and PotentialAs the world becomes more digital and virtual by the hour, some of the oldest professional industries struggle to keep up with the state of technology in today’s world. Insurance providers have always had to have a personal touch, but as computers continue to take over consumer […]

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4 May 2015

Headlines Crypto Poker Tokens Prove a Big Hit For This EntrepreneurKen McGrail, a software engineer for a Seattle, Wash. area enterprise software company, has turned a hobby making crypto-logoed poker chips into a business. His high quality, professional-looking poker chips have proven popular with both crypto enthusiasts and poker players. McGrail’s website, cryptochips.net, sells these […]

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3 May 2015

Headlines The Value of Replicated, Shared Ledgers from First PrinciplesIn this post, Richard G Brown develops an argument for replicated shared ledgers from first principles. BitShares Brings a Human Element To Bitcoin 2.0Ethereum first grabbed the attention of the Bitcoin 2.0 movement with news of their plan to create a platform for distributed contracts and […]

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2 May 2015

Headlines 15 Finalists: What Does Bitcoin Mean for You?In April we had a competition named “What does Bitcoin mean for you?“. Participants were asked to write down what Bitcoin mean for them in our comment field. We have picked 15 finalists that you can find below. The finalist with the most votes will win 1 […]

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1 May 2015

Headlines Coinffeine Offers a Technical Preview Version of its P2P Bitcoin ExchangeSpanish Bitcoin company Coinffeine made Bitcoin history when the Spanish startup received investment from the Spanish bank Bankinter through the bank’s venture capital arm, making it one of the world’s first banks to invest  in the novel cryptocurrency ecosystem. Since then, Coinffeine has continued […]

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