31 July 2015

Headlines US Government Awards $3 Million to Research CryptocurrenciesThe outline for the grant is overly specific, aimed at candidates who will be able to help define a “rigorous scientific foundation” for cryptocurrency. Six researchers from three universities will be claiming it. Cornell, University of Maryland, and UC Berkeley all have researchers involved. The researchers will […]

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30 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Igot Challenges Scam AllegationsThe founder of Australia-based bitcoin exchange igot has refuted claims that his business is a scam. 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. Report: Tokyo Police […]

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29 July 2015

Headlines Microsoft, MIT, and the Bitcoin Block Chain For Social Good (VIDEO)Brian Forde from the MIT Media Lab believes that the block chain and related technologies may serve to remind the government that they need to become more transparent and open. Forde’s Digital Currency Initiative is specifically looking into ways that the block chain can […]

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28 July 2015

Headlines Microsoft Explores Blockchain Tech’s Use for Social GoodThe topic of how blockchain technology can be used to support social good was discussed at an event hosted by Microsoft last night. 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 […]

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27 July 2015

Headlines Investment In Bitcoin Surpasses The Early Internet’s By 25%Investment in bitcoin is outpacing that of the early Internet by almost 25%, according to a report today by the International Business Times, a London, U.K.-based newspaper. Venture capitalist investment in bitcoin startups is projected to be $786 million in 2015, compared with $639 million in […]

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26 July 2015

Headlines The Blockchain is a New Model of GovernanceThe blockchain provides an alternative governance model to the current system of oligarchic control, argues Nozomi Hayase. One of the World’s Largest Mutual Fund with $2 Trillion AUM Wants to Trademark FIDELITYCOINFMR LLC, which is the parent company of Fidelity Investments, has filed with the US Patent […]

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25 July 2015

Headlines Coin.mx Operators also JP Morgan Chase Hackers?The New York Times reports that Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, along with three others, one of whom has been charged but not arrested, were most likely behind the JP Morgan hack that compromised over 70 million client records. The man who is still at large is […]

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24 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin On The March: BNP Paribas Tests Bitcoin On a Currency FundBitcoin continues to push deeper into mainstream currency trading with BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank. The bank is testing bitcoin for one of its currency funds, according to International Business Times UK. A source at BNP Paribas told IBTimes UK the bank has […]

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23 July 2015

Headlines Customer Data Leaked in Possible Bitcoin Vendor BreachA UK bitcoin vendor may have suffered a security breach, temporarily exposing customer data to the public. Tunisia’s Tech Ministry Seeks Blockchain InternTunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy is reportedly looking to explore both bitcoin and blockchain technology. The news follows the publication of an […]

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22 July 2015

Headlines 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. Silk Road Snitch Gets 2 ½ Years, 9 Months Remaining“Deezletime” was a heroin dealer. He sold heroin to people using Ross Ulbricht’s creation, the Silk Road, the first major […]

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21 July 2015

Headlines CoinDesk Adds Coinbase and itBit to Bitcoin Price IndexCoinDesk is pleased to announce the addition of Coinbase and ItBit to its Bitcoin Price Index. 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 […]

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20 July 2015

Headlines The ‘Crypto Cold War’: Bitcoin’s Politics Of ScalabilityWriting on Nasdaq.com, bitcoin observer David Floyd claims the quest to increase the size of the bitcoin block is a critical issue for establishing bitcoin as a major currency. The quest, however, has no ready solution, Floyd notes in his essay, titled, “The Crypto-Cold War: Bitcoin’s Politics […]

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19 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value Holding Price Above SupportBitcoin value is holding price above support near $275 and attempts to sell price down have been foiled by strong buying support. Analysis considers market psychology at the current juncture in the chart, as well as potential outcomes. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. […]

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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 CEX.io Launches Bitcoin Exchange Service in Latin AmericaBitcoin exchange CEX.io has partnered with AstroPay to launch local currency account deposits and withdrawals in Latin America. Jeff Garzik Submits Proposal to Double Bitcoin Block Size LimitBitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik has proposed increasing bitcoin’s block size limit to 2MB. Blocks – which are created every 10 […]

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16 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Firm Bitspark Joins Accenture’s FinTech AcceleratorHong Kong-based remittance platform Bitspark is the only bitcoin and blockchain startup to join Accenture’s FinTech Innovation accelerator. State of Bitcoin Q2 2015: Price Rallies Amid Economic TurmoilCoinDesk’s Q2 2015 State of Bitcoin report examines the key data and events from the cryptocurrency space in the last quarter. […]

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15 July 2015

Headlines Berklee Report Proposes Blockchain Royalty Network for MusiciansA study published by the Berklee College of Music outlines how a blockchain royalty system could improve working conditions for musical artists. Bitcoin Firm Xapo Cuts North Carolina AccessBitcoin services provider Xapo has confirmed that it will no longer operate in the state of North Carolina. Hardware […]

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14 July 2015

Headlines BTC Dev Todd Doubts Ripple Protocol will Serve Global Financial NeedsA just published report from Bitcoin developer Peter Todd has exhibited a number of concerns in the Ripple protocol. The report has arrived at a time when Ripple Labs, the creator of the aforementioned protocol, has joined hands with multiple renowned corporates and financial […]

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13 July 2015

Headlines BREAKING: No Grexit – Bitcoin Price TumblesThe Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel broke the news that there will be no “Grexit” after 17 hours with hard negotiations with other European leaders and Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. According to AFP, Alexis Tsipras, François Hollande, Angela Merkel, and the EU President Donald Tusk locked themselves […]

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12 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Wallet and Exchange Coin Cafe Refuses Backpage UsersCoin Cafe is meant to be an easy way to buy and hold bitcoins, but they apparently do not like people attempting to use bitcoins at the free classifieds provider Backpage.com. After the problems that the website had in the last several weeks, with all of […]

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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 New Bitcoin Center Opens in ChicagoAnother of America’s major cities will now have its own Bitcoin Center, opening today in Chicago after an announcement at the Inside Bitcoins Conference happening there now. The effort is funded in part by Tally Capital, a local venture capital firm that sees the potential of block chain technology. […]

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9 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin’s Best Funded Miner BitFury Raises Another $20 MillionBitFury, the best capitalised mining firm in bitcoin, today announced it has raised a further $20m in funding. Bitcoin Businesses Push for Relaxed Startup Rules in CaliforniaSeven bitcoin businesses have drafted a letter to California lawmakers following the state’s most recent update to its proposed industry […]

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8 July 2015

Headlines Mt. Gox Bankruptcy Claim Deadline ExtendedThose who lost money in the Mt. Gox implosion and would like to get some or all of it back have been given an extension to file their claim with the failed exchange’s bankruptcy advocate. It is unclear what effect making a bankruptcy claim through the online method will […]

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7 July 2015

Headlines Breaking: Citibank Developing Its Own CryptocurrencyIn an interesting turn of events, a traditional bank has been experimenting with its own cryptocurrency. Citibank has developed at least three of its own cryptocurrencies based on the same principles as Bitcoin. This is on the heels of other major league bankers admitting that block chain technology makes […]

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6 July 2015

Headlines Global Economic Outlook: Markets Hold Their BreathEuropean stocks declined and the euro made an early drop as the outcome of the Greek referendum and their rejection of austerity had investors flee to the traditional safe havens of US Treasuries, German bunds and the Japanese yen. Following an “equities bailout” by the Peoples’ Bank of […]

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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 Exascale Supercomputer Targets 36 MB Block Sizes; Will Give Away Cryptocoins To Drive MiningExascale Power Co., a Portland, Ore.-based company that plans to build a supercomputer in New Mexico, has released more details about its plan to boost the power of the block chain processing infrastructure. Highlights include: • The company plans to increase […]

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2 July 2015

Headlines Coinfloor Launches Broker-Based UK Bitcoin MarketplaceLondon-based bitcoin exchange Coinfloor has announced the launch of a broker-based peer-to-peer marketplace. LocalBitcoins Trading Up, Bitcoin Going Mainstream?Many people use LocalBitcoins for many reasons, but lately its volume has increased a lot. This, of course, brings up the question of what it means for Bitcoin. Is Bitcoin going […]

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1 July 2015

Headlines Silicon Valley Bank: UK Should Regulate Digital Currency FirmsThe UK government should regulate activity in the cryptocurrency space and help to create global legislation, according to Silicon Valley Bank. Blythe Masters Joins Digital Currency Advocacy Group as AdvisorThe Chamber of Digital Commerce, a digital currency advocacy group, has appointed former Wall Street executive Blythe […]

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