31 August 2015

Headlines How Virginia Teen Used Bitcoin to Support Terrorism; Judge Sentences Him to more than 11 YearsA Virginia teenager sentenced to more than 11 years in jail for supporting terrorism used bitcoin to instruct aspiring jihadists how to mask terrorist funding activities. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced […]

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30 August 2015

Headlines What Does the University of Maryland’s Bitcoin Research Lab DoThose of us who have been closely following the happenings in bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry have heard about National Science Foundation’s recent grant to three top universities in the United States for research on cryptocurrencies. University of Maryland is one of the recipients of the […]

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29 August 2015

Headlines Blockchain Tech Could Save Global Business $550 Billion Per YearJeremy Almond, CEO of payments-as-a-service platform PayStand, examines whether blockchain technology can rescue the last bastion of analog payments. Are Universities Likely to Offer Bitcoin Degrees in the Future?Bitcoin first entered the American university system in 2014 when New York University and Duke University announced […]

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28 August 2015

Headlines Sentencing Looms for Teen Who Promoted ISIL Bitcoin DonationsA Virginia teenager who offered online advice on how to use bitcoin to fund terrorist group ISIL is to be sentenced today. ChangeTip Users Can Now Turn Bitcoin Tips into Gift CardsChangeTip users can now withdraw bitcoin from the platform in the form of gift cards, […]

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27 August 2015

Headlines Research Examines Blockchain Securities Under US Commercial LawCryptosecurities may not be subject to commercial transactions law under the US Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), according to new research. Commonwealth Governments Urged to Regulate BitcoinCommonwealth governments should regulate bitcoin, according to the Commonwealth’s Virtual Currencies Working Group. Investor Michael Terpin On Bitcon Consumer Adoption: “The Consumer […]

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26 August 2015

Headlines Online Black Marketplace Agora is Ceasing OperationsThis last Tuesday, Agora announced it was halting their operations. The online black marketplace revealed that due to security concerns the site administrators decided to cease the market operations. However, contrary to what the community is used to see Agora is calling upon its users to finish up […]

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25 August 2015

Headlines Mexican Coffee Chain Begins Accepting Bitcoin At University Coffee ShopIn response to customer requests, one of Mexico’s largest coffee shop chains has begun accepting bitcoin at a university coffee shop. The Café Punta del Cielo coffee shop at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) has begun accepting bitcoin payments through Bitso, a Mexican bitcoin […]

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24 August 2015

Headlines Kim Dotcom Just Warned About a Significant Global Stock Market Correction on Twitter, tells followers “Get some #Bitcoin”Kim Dotcom, the outspoken founder of Megaupload, Mega and other firms, recently tweeted about the Chinese Stock Market. The Chinese stock market experienced turbulence in late July and early August and since global stocks have taken a […]

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23 August 2015

Headlines Circle Acts Like PayPal, Bans Bank Accounts and Freezes PaymentsUsers of Circle Inc., the Boston-based bitcoin startup, have been disputing with the company regarding payment verifications and banning of bank accounts. According to its users, Circle has started to hold payments for several days and ban accounts, in the tradition of Paypal. Circle states […]

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22 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in China: An Insider’s ViewLeon Li, founder and CEO of bitcoin exchange Huobi explores the current state of bitcoin in China. Lack of Sponsors Leads Montreal’s Bitcoin Expo to Be PostponedThe number of Bitcoin dedicated conferences to in 2015 suffered a considerable drop. Last year, Bitcoin conferences were held at least one per […]

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21 August 2015

Headlines 10 People Who Have Been Called The Inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi NakamotoBelow is a list of all the people who have been called Satoshi Nakamoto. Are you among them? Well, on a long enough timeline, you might one day be. Heck, you might even think you are Satoshi. 1 –  Nick Szabo – Blogger […]

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20 August 2015

Headlines The Bitcoin Block Size Debate Has Been Going On Since 2013As this debate on BitcoinTalk demonstrates, the current rhubarb regarding increasing the block size limit in Bitcoin has been ongoing since at least 2013 in a public manner… as well as a heated one. The discussion between the Bitcoin core developers goes on for 26 pages. […]

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19 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Falls 14% Following Bitfinex ‘Flash Crash’Bitcoin’s price fell 14% in a period of just 30 minutes following a ‘flash crash’ on exchange Bitfinex yesterday night. Bitcoin Price Drops To The FloorBitcoin price teetered on the edge of moving average support near $250 before finally rolling over the edge during the cross-over US/Asia-Pacific […]

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18 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Metals & Co. A Jewelry Site Inspired by Digital CurrencyDigital currency inspired a luxurious and attractive themed jewelry line, from a company who specializes in precious metals artwork. Bitcoin Metals & Co., a jewelry firm that designs luxurious and attractive bitcoin themed jewelry, today officially launched their website. The company aspires to raise awareness […]

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17 August 2015

Headlines Microsoft’s John Farmer: Bitcoin is Blockchain’s Least Interesting AppMicrosoft director of technology and civic innovation, John Paul Farmer, explains how his team is exploring use cases for blockchain technology. Bitcoin: Another Banking HeadacheInvestor William Mougayar discusses how banks dealt with the emergence of the Internet and how blockchain tech is causing them a whole […]

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16 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value Sinks On XT UncertaintyThe bitcoin value proposition is losing ground today as traders wake up to Gavin Andresen’s and Mike Hearn’s announcement of the public release of XT. The uncertainty introduced by the prospect of a hard fork of the Bitcoin block chain is expressing itself in the chart, and rightfully so: […]

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15 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price At The CrossroadsThe bitcoin price charts are not giving uniform indications for all exchanges and the divergence is a signal that investors in different localities have different expectations for trend. The charts are equally weighted toward both advance and continued decline. Analysis identifies a critical level that will signal the medium-term direction […]

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14 August 2015

Headlines Is The DoJ Taking “Vacations” To Jurisdictions Which Harbor Bitcoin Exchanges?Bitcoin investor Roger Ver divulged details regarding the arrest of Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles which had not yet come to light for the Coin Congress 2015 crowd in San Francisco’s Hilton Union Square. The Bitcoin entrepreneur suspects that the US government is visiting […]

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13 August 2015

Headlines Coinify Acquires Its Rival CoinzoneCoinify works to spread the use of digital currencies. The company enables anyone to buy Bitcoin as an investment, or to buy or sell items and services from a rapidly growing list of stores worldwide. With experience in working with digital currencies since 2010, the Coinify team has a strong […]

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12 August 2015

Headlines Coinify Acquires Competing Bitcoin Payments Processor CoinzoneCoinify has acquired competing Europe-based payments processor Coinzone as part of an undisclosed deal. Social App Premise Claim Increased Bitcoin Adoption in VenezuelaThe ongoing economical turmoil in Venezuela is influencing the people to adopt Bitcoin, according to Premise, a social mobile application. The Android application, created by a […]

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11 August 2015

Headlines Huobi CEO Pushes for Bitcoin Regulation in ChinaThe chief of one of the biggest Chinese Bitcoin exchanges has penned a journal seeking regulations for the digital currency sector. The article, written by Huobi’s CEO Leon Li, has arrived in the wake of growing regulatory uncertainties in the Chinese Bitcoin market, which — ironically and […]

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10 August 2015

Headlines What the New Australian Senate Report Means for BitcoinThe release of the Senate Economics References Committee Report on Digital Currencies marks the start of the next phase for bitcoin in Australia. Bitcoin Exchange Kraken: Solidarity with Rival Bitfinex v. BitlicenseThroughout history, legislation and regulations pertaining thereto have been passed amid significant dissent. The Bitlicense […]

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9 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchanges Kraken and Bitfinex Cut Services in New YorkBitcoin exchanges Kraken and Bitfinex have indicated they will not be applying for licenses to operate in New York. Bitcoin Platform Safello Scores Big at BBVA’s Open Talent 2015Safello, the Stockholm, Sweden-based bitcoin exchange, has moved a step closer to becoming a dominant European bitcoin […]

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8 August 2015

Headlines Consumers’ Research: Blockchain Tech Will Boost Consumer ProtectionJoe Colangelo, executive director at Consumers’ Research, speaks about why he believes blockchain technology will change consumer protection. 10 Really Weird Things You Can Buy For BitcoinAs any Bitcoiner will tell you, you can buy almost anything for Bitcoin. CCN put together a list of some of […]

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7 August 2015

Headlines New York Bitcoin Scene Divided As BitLicense Deadline LoomsAs the BitLicense application deadline nears, which bitcoin companies will stay in New York and which will go? Bitcoin in the Headlines: Mt Gox Erupts AgainIt’s been a great week in terms of coverage for bitcoin naysayers, as Mark Karpeles’ recent arrest served to add to […]

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6 August 2015

Headlines Tokyo Court: Bitcoin Not Subject to OwnershipTokyo’s District Court has ruled that bitcoin is “not subject to ownership”, with a judge telling a plaintiff he couldn’t claim for lost Mt Gox coins. Market Research Giant Qualtrics Adds Bitcoin Reward OptionConsumers who take online surveys through Qualtrics can now choose to redeem their rewards in […]

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5 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Wallet Airbitz Nears Buy and Sell App LaunchBitcoin wallet provider Airbitz continues to close in on the release of buy-and-sell functionalities within its wallets interface. The Lead architect of the wallet, William Swanson, recently told CCN that the firm will soon offer the service around the globe through its partners. “Our US partner […]

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4 August 2015

Headlines Mexican Exchange meXBT Buys Coin Republic To Facilitate Asia/Latin America Financial TrademeXBT, a Mexico-based bitcoin exchange, will use bitcoin to facilitate financial transactions between Latin America and Asia with its recent acquisition of Coin Republic, a Singapore-based bitcoin brokerage. The acquisition gives meXBT the ability to allow financial transactions between Latin America and Asia […]

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3 August 2015

Headlines Europol Closedowns Darknet Site, Seizes €1m worth BitcoinEuropean law enforcement agency Europol has taken down an underground marketplace on darknet that was booked for promoting child pornography and selling illegal goods. In a statement made right after the darknet’s shutdown, Europol credited the Italian police department as its ally in driving their two-year long […]

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2 August 2015

Headlines Scottish Police Wrongly Seizes BitcoinsA bitcoin trader has been complaining about how he had thousands of pounds of cash seized under legislation that is usually used to target drug dealers. Back in May, Max Flores a 27-year-old Bitcoin trader from Glasgow saw his Bank account frozen. He was then informed the account was being closed and […]

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1 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Pulls Price Below $280Bitcoin trading has sold price down inside a descending channel. The failed attempt on $300 has cooled bullish exuberance and the market enters the weekend in a somber mood. Several indications that price may consolidate above $270 are showing in the chart. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with […]

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