30 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Company tidbit Raises £122,080 in Seed Funding for Bitcoin Tipping Servicetidbit, a London, U.K.-based online tipping and micropayments service that utilizes bitcoin, has raised £122,080 ($192,289) for 15.03 percent equity in seed funding through investment platform Seedrs. The funding will be used for marketing, incorporating additional features, and building the network of sites […]

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29 June 2015

Headlines Kraken Launches Across Canada with VogogoPayment processor and security provider Vogogo has partnered with Kraken to bring Kraken’s exchange services to Canada. The new partnership and expansion also equates to a new Canadian dollar/Bitcoin exchange that Kraken will provide. All exchanges are constantly looking for ways to gain a competitive edge and moving to […]

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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 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 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. BitMoby’s Bitcoin Top-Up Service Wins IT AwardInternational bitcoin mobile phone top-up service BitMoby has won two prizes at the technology-focused iAwards in Australia. RBS Trials Ripple as […]

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25 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Retesting $240xbt.social analysis has been biased to a decline below $240 for the past week. Yesterday, Bitcoin price dipped below this important support level twice before retreating again this morning. Following a pullback, it is anticipated that the market will return price to this level – a break below it implying decline […]

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24 June 2015

Headlines Sending Messages to the Future: Timechain Cryptocurrency SecurityElías Snær Einarsson and Matthew Roberts, two coders who presently focus largely on cryptocurrency, have entered the security business with a splash, presenting a system called Timechain which aims to eliminate one of the biggest problems for exchanges: private keys having to exist in the same place […]

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23 June 2015

Headlines Please Raise the Block Size: Bitcoin Mining Community PollThe biggest topic in Bitcoin over the last month has been what to do with the size of blocks within the block chain. Mike Hearn and Gavin Andresen have been vocal and influential proponents of a size from 1 MB o 20 MB blocks to ease […]

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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 Block Size Conflict Ends With Latest UpdateAn issue that has been the source for months of debate and rancor throughout the Bitcoin mining and developer community over Bitcoin’s block size appears to have reached a long-awaited resolution. Within the most recent BitcoinXT update, Gavin Andresen has begun the process of revising the block […]

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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 Bitcoin Price Slipping From HighsBitcoin price has lost most of the volatility that got it to this altitude, and trade is now cooling down into a slight decline. Today, price lost the $250 level and may need to correct still lower in order to resolve the recent surge. This analysis is provided by xbt.social […]

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18 June 2015

Headlines Elliptic Launches Bitcoin Blockchain Visualization ToolBitcoin startup Elliptic has announced a new transaction visualization tool that draws connections between several dark markets and exchanges. Secret Service Agent to Plead Guilty for Silk Road ViolationsUS Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges will plead guilty to charges of money laundering and fraud stemming from the investigation of […]

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17 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advances to Altitude at $260A spectacular Bitcoin price surge has advanced to near $260 (Bitfinex) and 1638 CNY (BTC-China). The parabolic advance has left the market wondering about the next move and at the time of writing a bout of profit-taking has set in. The wave seems to be topping out in […]

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16 June 2015

Headlines Santander: Blockchain Tech Can Save Banks $20 Billion a YearBlockchain tech could reduce banks’ infrastructural costs by $15-20 billion a year by 2022, says a new report by Santander InnoVentures. Kleiner Perkins Taps Bitcoin Startup Founder for $4 Million Investment FundKleiner Perkins, one of the most storied VC firms in Silicon Valley, has named […]

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15 June 2015

Headlines 40% Profit in One Week – Congratulations to CoinCompetition Winner LenteracoinprojectAnother weekly trading competition is now over. We’d like to congratulate Lenteracoinproject for winning the June Week 2 competition with a final 42% profit. Coming in close second was Rahul with an impressive profit of 40%. Both traders have won bitcoins as well as free […]

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14 June 2015

Headlines Goldman Sachs Learns About Bitcoin From Andreessen HorowitzBalaji Srinivasan, a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz and founder of the research-based Stanford Bitcoin Group, and Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center (a startup focusing on public policy issues for digital currency called), discussed Bitcoin for Goldman Sachs in one of their Talks@GS sessions. In Srinivasan’s […]

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13 June 2015

Headlines Did Mathematician John Nash Help Invent Bitcoin?Digital money researcher Travis Patron explains why the late American mathematician John Nash may have influenced the creation of bitcoin. 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 […]

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12 June 2015

Headlines Good News: No VAT On Bitcoin In SwitzerlandBitcoin users do not have to pay value added tax (VAT) on bitcoin in Switzerland. The Swiss Tax Administration (ESTV) has announced there will be no VAT on bitcoin transactions, according to Bitcoin Association Switzerland. The news brings hope not only to bitcoin users in Switzerland, but […]

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11 June 2015

Headlines Wences Casares: The Bitcoin-Obsessed Serial EntrepreneurWences Casares, serial entrepreneur and founder of bitcoin security company Xapo, tells CoinDesk why he is “obsessed” with bitcoin. OpenBazaar Raises $1 Million for Decentralised MarketplaceDecentralized marketplace protocol developer OpenBazaar, has raised $1m from investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. Bitcoin Price Trading Sideways For Third DayBitcoin […]

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10 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advance Loses MomentumBitcoin price has moved in a narrow $12 range since the beginning of June, and is currently below the 4-hour 200MA (red) with indicator room for perhaps one more high near the 200MA before it must draw lower or, once again, consolidate. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a […]

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9 June 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advancing For Second DayThe combination of upside regular divergence followed by an instance of reverse divergence to the downside, has the effect of continuing a trend. Once we see the reverse divergence fail to manifest while the Bitcoin price makes a new high accompanied by regular divergence – that is usually the […]

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8 June 2015

Headlines Man Robbed at Gunpoint for Bitcoin in BrooklynPeople are robbed all the time for all kinds of things. Their expensive watches, cell phones, wallets, you name it. It’s only now and then that people are robbed of their bitcoins, and usually this happens through hacking or some other digital means. Not so in the […]

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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 Interview with 22Hertz, the Band Who Put a Song on the Bitcoin Block ChainThe following interview was conducted with Ralf Muller, a member of Toronto-based 22Hertz, who have decided to imprint their latest single, “Get the Hell Out,” onto the Bitcoin block chain. The song is featured in the 7th edition of the CCN […]

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4 June 2015

Headlines Stellar Enters Legal Dispute With Bitstamp, Ripple and Jed McCalebStellar has entered a legal battle over roughly $1m in disputed funds that continues between Ripple Labs and former exec Jed McCaleb. Bitcoin Capital & Max Keiser Launches Crowdfunding Campaign – Raises Close To $1 MillionBitcoin Capital, a venture capital fund to invest in the […]

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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 Mexico’s TAR First Latin American Airline to Accept BitcoinMexico-based airline company TAR has become the first in Latin American to accept bitcoin payments. Streamium Decentralizes Streaming so Content Producers Get Paid Bitcoins in Real TimeStreamium’s new technology will challenge streaming services such as Livestream – at least that’s what the Streamium team believes. By […]

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1 June 2015

Headlines Ecuador Mandates Bank Participation in National E-Money InitiativeThe Ecuadorean government has ordered the nation’s banks to comply with a new electronic money initiative within the next year. Banking Billionaire Fears Future of Bitcoin vs. BanksImagine life as a the patriarchal head of a fiat currency banking empire. Life is good, with the ability to […]

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