31 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Company Creates Video to Help Backpage Users (Video)Paxful was chosen by Backpage.com to provide users with bitcoins when the company was shut down by Visa and Mastercard. Now that Paxful is up and running, they’ve had their hands full teaching many people the basics of Bitcoin in the process of selling it to […]

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30 July 2015

Headlines Kaspersky Data Shows Bitcoin Malware Attacks Declining in 2015A new report from Kaspersky Lab shows that developers continue to target users with malware geared toward illicitly generating or stealing bitcoins. Bitcoin Price Slumps On Rates DelayIn an important moment for global markets, and the bitcoin price chart, the Federal Open Market Committee steered clear […]

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29 July 2015

Headlines Op-Ed: Is Mike Tyson’s Bitcoin ATM Fictional?Recent reports in the mainstream technology press are worried that Mike Tyson’s Bitcoin ATM may never come to exist. They base their fears on what they cite to be the backgrounds of some of the people apparently involved in the project. While their fears could be true in […]

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28 July 2015

Headlines New Service Finds Optimum Bitcoin Transaction FeeA new service, CoinTape, is offering bitcoin users an answer to the burning question: what is the optimum transaction fee? Homeland Security Using Trezor Hardware Bitcoin Wallets?According to a recent account by a member of the BitcoinTalk community, it appears that certain members of the Federal government have […]

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27 July 2015

Headlines Greek Finance Minister Was Creating a Parallel Payment SystemAccording to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, prior to making a deal with European creditors, he was authorized to find an alternative way to keep the country’s financial health in good standing. He assembled a team, and together they hacked into his own Ministry and […]

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26 July 2015

Headlines Mike Tyson Enters The World Of Bitcoin ATMsMike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, wants to get into the Bitcoin space, according to a Tweet he made Saturday. The tweet signaled that a “Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM” would be coming by August. As the website says, “Mike Tyson’s fastest knockout in […]

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25 July 2015

Headlines Bitreserve Adds Seven More National Currencies to its ‘Cloud Money’ PlatformBitreserve, a San Francisco, Calif.-based financial service that allows members to hold bitcoin and send money and convert currencies, has taken a new step to promote a global financial system by adding seven more currencies to its platform. Bitreserve now allows members to send […]

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24 July 2015

Headlines Tunisian Government Looking for Bitcoin InternTunisia’s Ministry of Technologies and Digital Economy is reportedly seeking a Bitcoin intern to learn about Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Awesome! Tunisian gov calling for engineers/interns to experiment with bitcoin/blockchain tech cc: @cmschroed @fadig pic.twitter.com/QmmV48lOTw — Ola Doudin (@odoudin) July 22, 2015 According to a signed job advertisement currently […]

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23 July 2015

Headlines 6 Things You Missed from the State of BitcoinWe’ve put together a few hidden gems from the State of Bitcoin Q2 2015 report you might have missed. Australian Regulator Prohibits Bitcoin Group to Promote its IPOAustralian Securities and Exchange Commission (ASIC) has barred Bitcoin Group from publishing any statements regarding the initial public offering […]

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22 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Docks: 7 Crypto Court CasesCoinDesk takes a take a trip down memory lane, looking at some of the more high-profile bitcoin-related court cases. Expedia’s Connie Chung: Purchases With Bitcoin Are Down 40%Expedia’s Connie Chung, senior payments product manager, speaks to CoinDesk about the travel giant’s bitcoin payment integration. New Analysis Reveals […]

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21 July 2015

Headlines Video: How Bitcoin is Changing Banking in AfricaCurious how the BTC invasion of Africa is going? If you’ve got five minutes, the below film might be a great way to spend it. Also read: Coming to Africa: Bitcoin Ready to Invade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1oHUVZONAM Featured image from Shutterstock. Bitcoin Price Making Gradual ProgressBitcoin price is holding […]

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20 July 2015

Headlines OkCupid Founders Raise $10.8m for New Cryptography VentureThe founders of the online dating site OkCupid has raised $10.8 million for their new cryptography venture. Dubbed as Keybase, the project is an attempt towards introducing public key cryptography, like those used by Bitcoins, to everyone in the world. With doing so, the makers expect to […]

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19 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin: A Solution For Global Travelers as Payment Systems Become More CentralizedBitcoin’s decentralized platform of distributed trust continues to gain the attention of astute observers of centralized payment systems. One benefit bitcoin provides in today’s global economy is being a global currency. Bret Swanson, writing in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune, claims bitcoin can alleviate the […]

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18 July 2015

Headlines Gates Foundation’s Kosta Peric on Blockchain Tech and the UnbankedCoinDesk speaks to Kosta Peric about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s exploration of the blockchain, financial inclusion and more. You Own Your Intellectual Property – Ascribe.io Looks To Revolutionize Digital ArtAscribe.io believes your digital content is worth something, and that banks and other financial […]

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17 July 2015

Headlines Texas Challenges Federal Reserve with its Gold-Backed BTC Loving BankIn one of its first steps towards creating an unconstrained economy, the State of Texas has decided to setup its own gold-backed bank. The decision comes in the wake of Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to repatriate $1 billion worth of state’s gold from an underground […]

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16 July 2015

Headlines Paul Krugman Takes Another Potshot at BitcoinIf you and I are ready to settle our trade in Bitcoin, this technological marvel is here to stay. But even a nobel award winning — and stubbornly ideological — economist like Paul Krugman has to be explained this very simple fact. The poster child of traditional finance […]

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15 July 2015

Headlines Bitsoko, Promotes Bitcoin Educational Events in KenyaBitsoko is a Nairobi-based Android digital currency wallet, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates foundation that aims to integrate the Blockchain technology to the mobile payment market in Africa. The startup enables people to send money from a smartphone for a 0.1% transaction fee. The company’s mission is […]

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14 July 2015

Headlines Deloitte Explores Blockchain Tech for Client AuditingDeloitte, one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms, is currently working on using blockchain technology to automate client auditing. Bitcoin Accepting Rap Mogul 50 Cent Files Bankruptcy50 Cent, who accepts Bitcoin for his online shop, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy under his legal name Curtis James Jackson […]

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13 July 2015

Headlines SWIFT Institute Offers €15,000 for Blockchain Securities ResearchA financial services research group backed by SWIFT has announced a new blockchain technology grant. Judge Orders Corrupt DEA Agent to Forfeit Stolen BitcoinFormer federal agent Carl Force IV has been ordered to forfeit hundreds of bitcoins to the US government. Bitcoin Price Surpasses $300, Drops After […]

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12 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advance Approaching $300Bitcoin Price launched higher in spectacular fashion shortly after publication of yesterday’s analysis. Price had spiked above $300 in some exchanges, and BTC-China momentarily achieved a high last seen in November 2014. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 9 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a […]

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11 July 2015

Headlines How a Bitcoin ATM Promotes Mixed Martial Arts in a Las Vegas GymMixed martial arts students in Las Vegas can now pay for their training in bitcoin if they so choose. They can also buy bitcoin at One Kick Nick’s Mixed Martial Arts Gym which now has a bitcoin ATM. The popular Las Vegas […]

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10 July 2015

Headlines Podcast Episode 12: Litecoins and GravyIn this episode I talk to the host of Bitcoins and Gravy, John Barrett, about many things, including being a performer working for Bitcoin. Later in the episode, after The Ode to Satoshi is played, Andrew Vegetabile from the Litcoin Association comes on board to talk about the recent […]

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9 July 2015

Headlines On The (Un)Importance of Merchant Bitcoin AdoptionRecently I wrote a news piece that reported that Uber had begun accepting Bitcoin payments. Although I gave myself enough room to later back away from the statement, sure to clarify that I hadn’t confirmed this with Uber themselves yet, there is still a certain guilt that comes […]

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8 July 2015

Headlines Uber Denies Plans to Accept Bitcoin PaymentsUber has denied rumors that is currently integrating bitcoin as a payment option for its on-demand mobile ride-sharing services. New Bitcoin Short Film – Finding Satoshi NakamotoThe existence of Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous founding programmer behind the Bitcoin project, has long interested artists and writers of all genres. […]

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7 July 2015

Headlines A Bitcoin Alternative to Banks and Venture Capital: BitBondCCN recently published an article about the various ways that you can get a small business funded in the cryptocurrency sphere, but we didn’t do the crowdfunding segment justice. As such, it’s time we covered a company called BitBond, which is based in Germany, which facilitates […]

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6 July 2015

Headlines BNP Paribas: Bitcoin Could Make Financial Companies RedundantThe bitcoin block chain could potentially upend the existing post-trade infrastructure and make financial companies redundant, according to an analyst at BNP Paribas Security Services, an international bank. Johann Palychata, a research analyst at the company, makes this observation in the current issue of bank’s publication, Quintessence. […]

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5 July 2015

Headlines Greece Referendum: Expected Outcomes For Bitcoin and The EuroWith the day of Greckoning looming, xbt.social takes a look at what is at stake in the Greek referendum, its expected outcomes, and the implications for the Euro and for Bitcoin. Greek Debt Crisis Timeline The Greek Debt Crisis began in December 2009 when several rating […]

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4 July 2015

Headlines Forget Gold, Bitcoin is Backed by TimeTravis Patron argues that bitcoin is an intrinsically valuable form of money because it is regulated through time-bound algorithms. Bitcoin Price Looking To Greece This WeekendThe current Bitcoin price correction, since the 30 June high around $265 and 1665 CNY, has been tracing a path similar to the […]

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3 July 2015

Headlines Email Paywall System ‘Mailman’ Wins Coinbase HackathonMailman has won Coinbase’s second hackathon, which gave away $70,000 worth of bitcoin in prizes. Kleiner Perkins: Blockchain Tech Will Spawn Amazon-Sized SuccessesKPCB Edge partner Anjney Midha explains why his new $4m seed-stage investment firm is bullish on the bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin in the Headlines: More Hot Air […]

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2 July 2015

Headlines London Mayoral Candidate George Galloway Calls for City Government to use Block Chain for Public AccountabilityGeorge Galloway, London, U.K. mayoral candidate who is using block chain technology in running his 2016 campaign, has called for the city to adopt block chain technology to provide full public accountability of government business. Galloway was scheduled to […]

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1 July 2015

Headlines Eurozone Ministers Considering New Greek BailoutHours after Greece had officially defaulted on its bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund; Eurozone ministers were already discussing terms of a new bailout loan to keep the country afloat. Officials today will decide whether or not an emergency loan to Greece from the European Central Bank. The […]

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