31 July 2015

Headlines Overstock Sells $5 Million Cryptobond to New York Trading FirmUS retail giant Overstock has sold $5m of a recently issued “cryptobond” to FNY Managed Accounts, a New York-based trading firm. 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 […]

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30 July 2015

Headlines Ethereum Launches Long-Awaited Decentralized App NetworkLong one of the most ambitious projects in the industry, decentralized application platform Ethereum is set to open to the public tonight. 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 […]

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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 American Banker Conference: Lines Drawn in Blockchain DebateAmerican Banker’s Digital Currencies + the Blockchain featured speakers from across the blockchain and finance sectors. 5 Things Bitcoin Owners Must Do When Estate PlanningCertified Financial Planner Jeff Vandrew explains the steps bitcoin holders should take when planning their estates. Bitcoin Price Ranges; Upside Breakout on the […]

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27 July 2015

Headlines Can Bitcoin Change Wi-Fi For the Better?We take a look at the companies hoping to increase the ease of WiFi access with bitcoin micropayments. Accenture Directors: Blockchains Must Move Beyond BitcoinTwo Accenture directors have published a new article suggesting that blockchains must operate without bitcoin to be used by major financial firms. Greek Finance […]

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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 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 Gallup Poll Finds Few Consumers Trust Digital WalletsNew Gallup data points to a small degree of trust for digital wallets among consumers. First Documented Cuba Bitcoin Transaction is Now HistoryThis week, the first documented Bitcoin transaction in Cuba was put in the history books. Although people have been visiting Cuba since the advent of […]

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23 July 2015

Headlines Nasdaq on the Run to Issue Shares Using the Bitcoin TechnologyEarlier this year, Nasdaq joined a clutch of companies seeking to adapt Blockchain for mainstream finance, stating it would leverage blockchain technology as part of an enterprise-wide initiative. Now Nasdaq reveals it is signing a partnering with the infrastructure provider Chain to use blockchain, […]

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22 July 2015

Headlines Time For Plan Bitcoin? Barclays to Close Certain Cypriot and Greek AccountsBritish bank Barclays has confirmed they will be implementing new requirements for account holders living in certain other parts of Europe, particularly Cyprus and Greece, which have both experienced significant economic turmoil in recent times. The bank’s new requirement is a minimum balance […]

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21 July 2015

Headlines Coin.mx Execs Arrested for Operating Illegal Bitcoin ExchangeTwo operators of Coin.mx were arrested today and charged with unlawful money transmission and money laundering. NetDepot Starts Accepting Bitcoin as a Payment MethodToday NetDepot.com, a fast growing Cloud and Dedicated Server provider with its headquarters in Houston, Texas and data centers located in Atlanta, Dallas and […]

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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: 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. BlockCypher: Zero Confirmation Bitcoin Transactions Still ViableBlockCypher provides Bitcoin wallet services to larger organizations such as exchanges and payment providers. During the recent fracas of […]

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17 July 2015

Headlines ING Bank: Customers Not Blocked From Buying BitcoinA spokesperson for ING Group has clarified that its customers are able to buy bitcoin via company bank accounts. Manhattan Fine Art Gallery accepts Bitcoin and Dash to Gain Access to New MarketsThe Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a fine art gallery in New York City that already accepts […]

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16 July 2015

Headlines Bitnet Launches ‘Instant Approval’ Tool for Bitcoin MerchantsBitnet has launched a new service which reduces the delays faced by merchants accepting bitcoin as they wait for transactions to be confirmed. EU Court Rules Against VAT for Bitcoin ExchangesThe European Union’s Court of Justice Advocate reached a decision today on the validity of value-added taxation […]

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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. The […]

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14 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price In Downward CorrectionThe past six weeks’ bitcoin price rally has bolstered the market’s confidence. A technical price correction coincided with news about Greece, yesterday. Even in correction, the market is now more active and optimistic and we may expect additional rallying price waves when the current retracement has run its course. This […]

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13 July 2015

Headlines Cloudminr.io Hacked, User Database Put Up For SaleUsers of the “cloud mining” service Cloudminr.io were greeted with an unwelcome surprise when they showed up at the site in the last several hours: a CSV (comma separated values) file containing a sample of the entire user database for the website. The whole site is apparently […]

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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 Chicago Gets Its First Incubator for Blockchain StartupsA group of Chicago entrepreneurs and investors have launched the city’s first bitcoin and blockchain hub. Opening today at Chicago’s 1871 – an entrepreneurial centre home to 325 early-stage digital startups – Chicago’s Bitcoin Center will provide a co-working space, mentorship, public relations and government affairs services to blockchain-focused […]

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9 July 2015

Headlines Secretive Hacking Group Targeted Bitcoin Firms, Research ShowsA secretive hacking group known as Wild Neutron has targeted a range of businesses worldwide including bitcoin companies. 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. Jersey Asks Public […]

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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 Bitcoin Price Advance Tops Near $280The Bitcoin price advance topped out near $280 and 1740 CNY in typical jumpy market-high price action. Currently, a declining wave has dropped below $270 and looks to be heading lower. xbt.social technical analysis examines the most recent price wave and options for its destination. This analysis is provided […]

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6 July 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price “No” Rally UnderwhelmingDuring yesterday’s rally in reaction to the Greek “No” vote, Bitcoin price pushed to the upper 10% envelope of the 1-day 200MA and paused. This little known chart feature, strangely, has halted advance and the question is now whether trade will push higher or turn down from the current levels. […]

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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 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 previous 17-25 June correction. Should the market take this pattern to its logical conclusion, we can expect another advancing wave and for trade to take […]

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3 July 2015

Headlines 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. 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 […]

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2 July 2015

Headlines Exclusive Interview: Stephan Vogler On Copyrighting Digital ArtStephan Vogler has created a license inspired by the block chain which seeks to transform how the art world works. Vogler’s vision entails a system of rights to copyrighted works in digital form. CCN interviewed Vogler about his vision for the future of art on the block […]

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1 July 2015

Headlines Singapore Central Bank Funds Blockchain Recordkeeping ProjectThe Monetary Authority of Singapore has funded a blockchain-based recordkeeping system as part of a five-year $225m investment plan. 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. […]

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