30 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Processor Bitnet Finalizes Partnership with ComputopReaders may remember back in March when the Bitcoin payment processor, Bitnet, partnered with Cardinal Commerce to add Bitcoin payment as an option to hundreds of recognizable brands. Bitnet is a company that aims to do the same thing that some in the Bitcoin space are doing already, […]

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29 June 2015

Headlines Global Economic Outlook: Eurozone At The EdgeThe Grexit drama plot developed a twist when the Greek government turned on its antagonists and declared “This. Is. Sparta!” over the weekend. The EU now stands to witness the first actual fracture at its periphery, and it no longer holds the whip. Strategic alliances with other non-EU […]

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28 June 2015

Headlines How Can Bitcoin Businesses Bridge the Gap With Insurers?Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Charles Cowan looks at why insurance companies have so far hesitated to work with bitcoin companies. 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 […]

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27 June 2015

Headlines Earning Bitcoin with Websites, a Comparison of Bitcoin Ad NetworksAdvertising can be a hard way to earn money, especially in an era when many people are using anti-advertising plugins for their browsers, and most often people are specifically clicking on ads in order to support the platform where they see them. Bitcoin has a […]

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26 June 2015

Headlines BitLicense Application Released by New York StateThe New York Department of Financial Services has released the application for a “License to Engage in Virtual Currency Business Activity” more commonly known as the Bitlicense. You can view it here (PDF). Bitlicense Controversy The Bitlicense application is 31 pages. I just checked my handy bible, and Genesis […]

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25 June 2015

Headlines Country Singer John Barrett Celebrates Bitcoin in ‘Ode To Satoshi’Cryptocurrency inspires all segments of society, from Wall Street bankers to American country singers. Country singer John Barrett now offers up his own inspiration in his “Ode to Satoshi.” Barrett hails Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin as someone who “came to save the day.” He […]

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24 June 2015

Headlines Welshman Pleads Guilty to Silk Road 2.0 Drug OffencesA 29 year-old man in Wales has pleaded guilty to five drug charges related to the Silk Road 2.0 marketplace, but did not make a deal with prosecutors. NY Bitcoin Businesses Now Have 45 Days to Apply for BitLicenseThe NYDFS has officially adopted the BitLicense as […]

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23 June 2015

Headlines Rothschild Advises United Kingdom Government to Sell Royal Bank of ScotlandN M Rothschild have been at the heart of advising the UK Government on the RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) sale. The RBS was rescued by the taxpayer several years ago to the tune of £45.8bn. Now, the shares that the government owns, allegedly […]

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22 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Poker Site Operator To Face Nevada Judge ThursdayBryan Micon, who left the country after federal agents raided his home for running an unlicensed gaming operation that accepted bitcoin, is expected back in Nevada for a court appearance on Thursday, according to The Las Vegas Review Journal. Micon operated a site called Seals with […]

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21 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Platform OKCoin is DownThe bitcoin trading platform OKCoin is currently down and has been for more than 12 hours according to a reddit user. When visiting OKCoin.com you will receive a Cloudflare error as seen below: There has been reports claiming that the servers OKCoin uses are undergoing Emergency Maintenance due to […]

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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 Blockstrap Launches Blockchain Workshop Series for BeginnersBlockchain toolkit Blockstrap is launching a series of developer workshops to make the technology more accessible for beginners. 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 […]

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18 June 2015

Headlines Consensus 2015: Santander Innovation Director to Discuss Blockchain TechSantander’s head of research and development and innovation will speak about the Spanish megabank’s work with blockchain tech at Consensus 2015. Canadian Senate Panel Calls for ‘Light Touch’ Bitcoin RegulationA report published by the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has called for […]

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17 June 2015

Headlines Will The Block Chain Revolutionize OTC Securities Trading?Can the block chain revolutionize over-the-counter (OTC) securities trading? A team of Toronto-based entrepreneurs thinks it can, and they are developing a decentralized securities processing platform. Their platform, Equibit, will allow investors and securities issuers to do business without any third parties. If successful, this peer-to-peer electronic […]

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16 June 2015

Headlines Gyft Unveils New Tech for Blockchain-Powered Gift CardsGyft has partnered with Chain to create Gyft Block, a digital gift card trading platform, as part of its drive towards ‘gift cards 2.0′. Santander: Blockchain Tech Can Save Banks $20 Billion a YearBlockchain tech could reduce banks’ infrastructural costs by $15-20 billion a year by 2022, […]

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15 June 2015

Headlines Swiss Crypto Community Reacts to Bitcoin’s VAT ExemptionSwitzerland’s bitcoin community has spoken out following confirmation that bitcoin is exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country. 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). […]

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14 June 2015

Headlines Sweden’s 3rd Largest Bank Pay For Full Page Bitcoin Ad in Swedish DailySwedish bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) sponsored an article in Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet about Bitcoin. The article takes a cautious look at Bitcoin, including its strengths and weaknesses. One concern the bank has in terms of Bitcoin’s long-term appeal is its […]

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13 June 2015

Headlines Major Spike In LocalBitcoins Trading Activity Could Be Due To Scams & FraudJust last weekend, LocalBitcoins set its weekly record trading volume. Across disparate regions, there seems to be a unifying trend: volume is increasing on LocalBitcoins.  But this has left some wondering: how much of this trading volume is due to fraud? Most […]

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12 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: US Teen Sparks ISIL Media FrenzyBitcoin has been scrutinised in the past, but this week’s criticism took a rather unexpected – and perhaps questionable – sense of humour. Tune into the Controlling Cryptocurrencies Conference Live Webcast at 9:30 GMT+1Switch New Media, a company which specializes in live broadcasting via the […]

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11 June 2015

Headlines Max Keiser’s Bitcoin Capital Raises $1.6m via CrowdfundingMax Keiser’s crypto fund Bitcoin Capital has closed a $1.6m crowdfunding round. Scam Alert: Bitcoin Cloud ServicesLet us preface with a full disclosure. We at CCN have previously advertised for BitcoinCloudServices.com. We do not have a complicated and expensive vetting process for advertisers. If we start to […]

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10 June 2015

Headlines Could The US Government Pay Anonymous in Bitcoins to Mount Cyber Attacks against The Islamic State?The Islamic State (IS) might be trying to use bitcoins to fund its operations. According to a well-respected journal, Foreign Policy, the US government should try the same in the fight against IS. An individual called “Abu Ahmed al […]

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9 June 2015

Headlines Smart Contracts Platform Symbiont Raises $1.25 MillionSmart contracts platform Symbiont has closed a $1.25m seed funding round.  The company – which plans to issue smart securities on bitcoin’s blockchain later this year – received funds from investors including Duncan Niederauer, former CEO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Matt Andresen, former co-CEO of Citadel Derivatives […]

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8 June 2015

Headlines MasterCard: Digital Currency’s Risks Outweigh the BenefitsThe risks presented by digital currencies far outweigh the benefits, MasterCard has claimed. My Life Inside a Remote Chinese Bitcoin MineEric Mu, HaoBTC’s chief marketing officer, speaks about life at the company’s bitcoin mine in the Tibetan mountains. Bitcoin Scam Alert – BTCFlap.comThere are good ways to sell […]

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7 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Supporters Should Take a Page Out of the Uber PlaybookAngel investor Joe Maristela explores what people in the bitcoin space can learn from regulatory developments in the Philippines surrounding Uber. KnCMiner: Bitcoin Deserves BetterIt’s almost surreal, watching KnCMiner take the mining industry by storm again. After I wrote the article about them facing […]

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6 June 2015

Headlines Piggy.Link Allows Websites To Charge For Content Quickly And Get Paid In BitcoinPiggy.Link allows websites to charge for content quickly and easily using bitcoin. Visitors to a Piggy.Link-linked website will be able to use their credit card to buy Piggy.Link credits. When they click the monetized links, they spend their Piggy.Link credit and the […]

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5 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: BitLicense Arrives, But Wild West RemainsThe BitLicense may have dominated media coverage this week, but a deeper dive show many of bitcoin’s larger problems linger on. NYSE Chairman: Millennials Trust Bitcoin More Than FiatIntercontinental Exchange CEO and NYSE chairman Jeffrey Sprecher voiced his support for bitcoin in a CNBC interview […]

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4 June 2015

Headlines Final New York Bitcoin Regulation Released: BitLicenseThe New York Department of Financial Services has released the long-awaited BitLicense, 44-page document which amounts to a framework for “virtual currency” businesses to operate in the State of New York. The issue of regulation has long been a major issue in the digital currency world, as when […]

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3 June 2015

Headlines BitPay’s Multisig Wallet ‘Copay’ to Leave Beta TodayBitcoin payments processor BitPay has announced that Copay, its multisig bitcoin wallet, is set to leave beta today. Copay, originally known as Cosign, aims to combat bitcoin wallet thefts by offering customisable security for businesses and individuals. Like other multisig products, a predetermined number of parties must ‘sign off’ […]

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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 Rand Paul Neuters NSA, Freedom Rejoices!The NSA’s snooping and collection powers have been halted. Midnight just went, and the NSA lost their illegal powers to spy on US citizens and collect all their information. Rand Paul has been instrumental in protecting the liberty of Americans. The US Courts of Appeal for the 2nd Circuit, […]

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