30 June 2015

Headlines Certain Things in Bitcoin Are SacredLately there has been chatter that by raising the block limit, or discussing doing so, we are opening up the gates to later have a discussion about making other major changes to Bitcoin. It’s even been suggested that by letting this block size limit raise go through, we are […]

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29 June 2015

Headlines How a Player Cheated an Online Bitcoin Gaming Site for $1 Million: Reward Offered for HelpPrimedice, an online gaming site, learned a hard lesson when it lost $1 million in bitcoin to a hacker that exploited its RNG (random number generation) system last year. The company recently shared its experience on Medium, a website […]

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28 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advancing Strongly on Greek DefianceBitcoin price has reacted to the upside from the $240 level it has been trying all week. Our outlook was for decline once this level was breached, but today, following a surprise announcement by Greece that it will seek to exit the European Union defiantly and willfully default […]

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27 June 2015

Headlines Grexit More Likely After IMF & ECB Push Greece Too Far, Will We Witness a Bank Run?The IMF has been left standing with its finger in it’s mouth after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unexpectedly called a Greek referendum on whether to accept further austerity and encouraged the Greek people to vote “No”. The […]

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26 June 2015

Headlines Ex-Coinbase Compliance Exec: Basic Questions Still Hold Back BitcoinCoinDesk speaks to ex-Coinbase CCO Martine Niejadlik regarding the state of compliance and regulation in the digital currency industry. Bitcoin Price Near The End Of DowntrendBitcoin price has been steadily declining ever since the last week’s unexpected rally high. Depending on what the market does in […]

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25 June 2015

Headlines Blythe Masters Firm Acquires Two Blockchain StartupsDigital Asset Holdings has announced the acquisition of two blockchain startups: Hyperledger and Bits of Proof. Is Bitcoin a Religion?A recent article by Filip Martinka delivers a damning characterization of the cryptocurrency world: we are a bunch of cultists, acting against our self-interest, religiously promoting something and trying […]

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24 June 2015

Headlines First Spanish University Installs Bitcoin ATM on CampusPompeu Fabra joins MIT, Simon Fraser University and the University of Zurich as universities that have installed bitcoin ATMs. Blockchain Startup Raises $2 Million for Intellectual Property SolutionA startup that uses the bitcoin blockchain to digitally establish ownership of art and other creative works has raised $2m […]

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23 June 2015

Headlines Blockchain Capital Raises $7 Million for Startup FundBrock Pierce’s Blockchain Capital has raised $7 million toward a second investment fund aimed at industry startups. Bitcoin Network Survives Surprise Stress TestA company’s ‘ultimate stress test’ on the bitcoin network failed before it finished, but did produce some valuable information about transaction fees. Bitcoin XT Block […]

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22 June 2015

Headlines Greece Credit Default Averted – For NowThis morning’s Global Economic Outlook report focused on the emergency Euro Summit that was to hammer out a deal to avert Greece defaulting on her debts. Crisis has been averted and additional time for drafting a deal was brokered between Greece and her creditors, reports Reuters. Eurozone finance […]

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21 June 2015

Headlines DEA Seizes Innocent College Student’s Money in Policing for MoneyIn February 2014, the DEA seized $11,000 from Charles Clarke, a college student, who was never convicted of any crime. The DEA seized Clarke’s money using a process known as civil forfeiture, and he still hasn’t gotten any of the money back. While noticeably egregious, […]

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20 June 2015

Headlines Grexit: Markets will respond “Not with a Bang but a Whimper”Greece is on the verge of leaving the Euro. Whilst Eurozone capital markets are likely to deliver an initially muted response, we will see a long-term re-valuation of the price of peripheral Eurozone bonds and stock markets as investors price in the risk that […]

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19 June 2015

Headlines Croatia Arrests Citizen of Bitcoin-Friendly LiberlandCCN has learned that tensions between Liberland‘s neighboring countries and the Liberland Settlement Association are growing. Earlier in the day on Thursday, a member of the LSA was arrested by Croatian authorities inside of Liberland’s borders. According to the LSA, this is a violation of the Danube and Geneva […]

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18 June 2015

Headlines Judge Rules in Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Lending LawsuitA US judge has ruled that a Kentucky man must repay a loan he originally solicited in bitcoin. Bitcoin Wallet Provider Case Raises $1.5 Million To Expand Its Secure Signing DeviceCase, the Rochester, N.Y.-based innovator in block chain technology, has secured $ 1.5 million in seed funding led […]

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17 June 2015

Headlines Ripple Labs Member Elected to Federal Reserve TeamRyan Zagone, whose title is Head of Research for the Business Development Team at Ripple Labs, was recently elected to work to work on a team within the Federal Reserve. The team is called the “Faster Payments Task Force Steering Committee,” and Zagone’s election is part of […]

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16 June 2015

Headlines Banks Who Choose the Block Chain Can Save $20 Billion Per YearOne of the less-discussed features of digital currencies are how they can help existing financial institutions. In the crypto world, we like to talk more about how Bitcoin and others enable us to have no need of the banks. More recently, there has […]

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15 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Another High To TargetBitcoin price pulled back to support last night and, during Monday’s early Asian trading session, advanced to target near $238 (Bitfinex). The move may not be over but it will need to retrace soon – whatever the larger trend may be. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with […]

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14 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Ownership and its Impact on FungibilityTatiana Cutts, a university law lecturer, examines the subject of bitcoin ownership and whether it impacts the fungibility of the digital currency. Bitcoin Price Advance Gains MomentumBitcoin price advance started gaining momentum toward the end of the current wave. Analysis shows price may make an additional high and […]

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13 June 2015

Headlines Zimbabwean Dollar Now Collapses, What Direction Should They Go?Zimbabwe’s currency, the Zimbabwean dollar, is undergoing super-hyperinflation. It is not on its last legs, its kaput, its collapsed, its down and out. Zimbabweans will have to exchange quadrillions of local dollars to gain a few US dollars next week. What would you do? There are […]

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12 June 2015

Headlines Winklevoss Twins Talk about Bitcoin with Live Audience in New YorkDigital Gold author Nathaniel Popper, who wrote his first Bitcoin article about the Winklevoss Twins‘ involvement in it, interviewed the twins earlier tonight in New York at an event hosted by GeneralAssemb.ly. Gemini Weeks Away The burning question among the Bitcoin community was on […]

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11 June 2015

Headlines Erick Voorhees: Lawsky’s Bitcoin Crackdown Is Like North Korea, Creates Security RisksErik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, the Switzerland-based digital currency exchange, views Ben Lawsky’s bitcoin crackdown as alarmingly similar to North Korean communism. Voorhees made the comparison between Lawsky, the architect of New York State’s BitLicense, and North Korea in an interview […]

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10 June 2015

Headlines Taiwanese Company Brings Bitcoin to 10,000 Convenience StoresTaiwanese startup Maicoin has launched a system that lets users buy bitcoin at 10,000 convenience stores in the territory. California Moves Ahead With Burdensome Virtual Currency LicenseCalifornia may have a wealth of tech-savvy entrepreneurs anxious to create new businesses. But the state’s lawmakers aren’t doing them any favors […]

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9 June 2015

Headlines BTCChina Introduces Service to Imprint Messages on the Block ChainHave you always been curious about how messages can be imprinted on the block chain, and what it can be used for, and how it can be easily done? It is now possible for anyone to do it for a relatively small sum of money […]

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8 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price – A Ship Without RudderThe declining Bitcoin price wave of the past two days looks incomplete and it has achieved neither a double bottom nor a significant price low to give us confidence that a larger trend reversal is underway. Instead, the market has chosen to trade price higher, but is doing […]

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7 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Turns DownA weak MA buy signal formed in the 15-minute and 1-hour Bitcoin price charts earlier today but traders did not take the bait. The market evidently lacked the motivation to trade price higher and tipped into an inevitable decline instead. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. […]

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6 June 2015

Headlines Ross Ulbricht Appeals his Conviction and Sentence amid Government Corruption & Public OutrageRoss Ulbricht has appealed his conviction and life sentence for running the online drug marketplace Silk Road, according to court documents filed Thursday. A jury found Ulbricht guilty in February on all seven counts with which he was charged, such as running […]

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5 June 2015

Headlines ECUREX Becomes First Digital Currency Exchange Platform To Comply With Swiss Banking ActECUREX GmbH, a Zurich, Switzerland-based digital finance marketplace for traders and financial institutions, has become the first digital currency exchange platform to be fully compliant with the Swiss Banking Act. The ECUREX trading system is not yet operating, but the team announced […]

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4 June 2015

Headlines Bitfinex First Bitcoin Exchange to Offer On-Blockchain TransactionsBitfinex has become the first bitcoin exchange to offer on-blockchain transactions. KnCMiner Deploys Next-Generation 16nm Bitcoin ASICSwedish mining hardware firm KnCMiner has deployed a new bitcoin ASIC it says will be a “game changer” for the industry. Coinbase Suspends Operations in WyomingSan Francisco-based bitcoin company Coinbase has suspended operations […]

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3 June 2015

Headlines Company Plans To Build $50 Billion Supercomputer In New Mexico, Boosting Block Chain ProcessingExascale Power Co., a Portland, Ore.-based company, plans to build a supercomputer in New Mexico that will boost the power of the block chain processing infrastructure. The “One ExaFlop” system will bring parity with the computational power of machine systems and […]

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2 June 2015

Headlines YouBase, a Decentralized Bitcoin-like Answer to Databases, Social Networks, and MoreImagine a future where like buttons are replaced by tip buttons and where a social network user always controls their own data. YouBase says it will have such a solution ready to go, in its flagship product, YouBase, an “individual-centric” decentralized data structure. Social […]

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1 June 2015

Headlines Taringa’s Content Creation Surges Following Bitcoin IntegrationThe amount of content created on Taringa has risen by an average 40-50% since the company started tipping its content creators with bitcoin. Crypto Public Notary Uses Bitcoin Block Chain To Notarize Digital ContentCrypto Public Notary, a free notary service using the bitcoin block chain to provide digital […]

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