31 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Block Size Debate: Who’s Picking Sides?Which companies are supporting BIP 100 or BIP 101? We’ve tracked down the answers. Barclays to Innovate Charities with BitcoinBarclays has recently announced to accept Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency, as a form of donations for charities. According to the The Sunday Times, the British multinational banking services […]

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30 August 2015

Headlines Gyft Co-Founder: Credit Card Spending Now Outpacing BitcoinVinny Lingham, Gyft co-founder and CEO, explains how bitcoin payments on his digital card platform have decreased. UK Banking Giant Barclays to Allow Charities to Accept BitcoinBarclays has revealed it will be pursuing a new partnership with an unnamed bitcoin exchange to help charities accept digital currency. […]

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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 The Lightning Network Could Solve The Bitcoin Block Size LimitThe Bitcoin block size is a hot topic in Bitcoin. Gavin Andresen has been at the center of the heated discussion of how to scale Bitcoin to accommodate higher transaction volumes. The Lightning Network has garnered much support as a possible solution to this problem. […]

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27 August 2015

Headlines EPrime Global, Cubits Partnership Enables Merchants to Accept BTCThe online Bitcoin Gateway platform Cubits announced a partnership with the online selling tools company EPrime Global. The partnership will enable e-commerce merchants around the world to activate bitcoin payments. In recent years, many companies have seen the enormous potential of the bitcoin payment system to […]

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26 August 2015

Headlines Mt Gox CEO Claims to be ‘Victim’ in Bitcoin Exchange DemiseMark Karpeles, the former CEO of bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has denied claims he manipulated account balances while he was running the company. Online Black Marketplace Agora is Ceasing OperationsThis last Tuesday, Agora announced it was halting their operations. The online black marketplace […]

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25 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Micropayment Service Targets Global FreelancersA new bitcoin micropayments tool has launched to take aim at the global freelance and on-demand services market. Bitcoin Tweets of the Week: Forking Drama and Black MondayBitcoin XT and Black Monday – CoinDesk takes a look at the topics that have dominated the bitcoin Twittersphere over the past […]

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24 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Scraping The BottomBitcoin price has decreased in range and volatility as the XT cult and bitcoin sceptics continue selling hopelessly into the support floor. Without institutional support, the move cannot pull to lower lows. We have to wait for the doldrums to subside on their own. This analysis is provided by xbt.social […]

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23 August 2015

Headlines Stanford University to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course in September Through Cyber Security ProgramRecognizing the need for advanced engineering to ensure privacy and protection of digital assets, the Stanford University School of Engineering in Stanford, Calif. will offer a new course on this subject in September. The course is called Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends (CS251). […]

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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 Former CEO of Bitcoin Exchange Mt Gox Re-arrested in JapanMark Karpeles, the former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has been re-arrested on charges of embezzlement. Bitcoin Trading Eating Through Sell OrdersBitcoin trading is slowly ticking price up as profit takers close their short positions. The outlook remains cautiously optimistic without […]

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20 August 2015

Headlines 24-Hour Flash Sale on Consensus 2015 TicketsWith only 21 days to go until our flagship conference, we’re offering a special deal to our readers for 24 hours only. Is There A Privacy Backdoor In Bitcoin XT?New code advertised by Bitcoin developers Michael Hearn and Gavin Andresen has proven controversial within the Bitcoin community. Bitcoiners […]

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19 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Up For Discussion at Commonwealth Virtual Currency MeetingThe Commonwealth Virtual Currencies Working Group is meeting for the first time next week to discuss the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Price Drops To The FloorBitcoin price teetered on the edge of moving average support near $250 before finally rolling over the edge during […]

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18 August 2015

Headlines Filament Nets $5 Million for Blockchain-Based Internet of Things HardwareFilament, a blockchain-based tech provider for the Internet of Things, has raised $5m from Samsung Ventures and Verizon Ventures, among others. Venture Capitalist P. Bart Stephens Wants Bitcoiners To Solve SpamBitcoiners are ready to change the world. Anybody who has met one of the Bitcoin […]

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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 XT Launched amid Ugly DebatesBitcoin core developers Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn have forked the Bitcoin code in an attempt to support more transactions per […]

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16 August 2015

Headlines Zazoo Launches VCpay to Pay Online with BitcoinZazoo, the United Kingdom subsidiary of Net1 Universal Electronic Payment System Technologies has recently unveiled VCpay. VCpay is a mobile virtual card technology which allows people to create virtual credit cards that can be used to make online payments. Zazoo’s VCpay will enable its users to pay […]

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15 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: Bombers and BitLicensesThe media emphasized bitcoin and the blockchain’s association with crime this week, while dedicating coverage to the technology’s regulatory issues. Bitcoin’s Biggest Question Isn’t Ease of Use, It’s ‘Why Use it?’When asked why bitcoin hasn’t taken off as an online cash, Pete Rizzo argues it’s become conventional wisdom […]

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14 August 2015

Headlines How Does US Law Apply to Foreign Cryptocurrency Companies?Civil and criminal lawyer Jared Marx explains how US law applies to non-US cryptocurrency companies. BitLicense Tramples Another New York Bitcoin CompanyGenesis Mining has decided to discontinue its Bitcoin mining services in New York, following the enactment of the state’s regulatory framework BitLicense. In the blogpost […]

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13 August 2015

Headlines ItBit Reveals Bankchain Project Won’t Use BitcoinIn a new interview, bitcoin exchange itBit opens up about Bankchain, its new consensus protocol aimed at enterprise financial institutions. Bitcoin Exchange itBit Adds NSA Codebreaker and Technology Veteran to its Board of DirectorsitBit, a bitcoin exchange that leverages block chain technology with traditional capital infrastructure, named two financial […]

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12 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Bidding Price UpAlthough not making strong upside progress, persistent buying is pushing bitcoin price higher. Bitstamp and Bitfinex had failed to decline to support as the rest of the exchange charts had done. Price direction will remain uncertain until more confirmations are found. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 […]

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11 August 2015

Headlines OCC Director Asks for Fair Bitcoin Regulation in USThe chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has came in support of a balanced approach when it comes to regulating new financial technologies like Bitcoin. In his speech on Friday, OCC director Thomas Curry called for amalgamating innovation with the traditional risk […]

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10 August 2015

Headlines Tech Interest Groups At Odds Over California Bitcoin RegulationTechnology trade groups are at odds with a bitcoin advocacy group over the best strategy for pursuing positive bitcoin regulation in California. What the New Australian Senate Report Means for BitcoinThe release of the Senate Economics References Committee Report on Digital Currencies marks the start of […]

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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. Will Regulation Dictate the Location of the World’s Bitcoin Hub?Former Luxembourg Cabinet minister Jean-Louis Schiltz examines whether it might be possible for one place to emerge […]

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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. Bitcoin Price Goes Over the FallsThe Bitcoin price chart had been in a bearish configuration for several days and the decline was not capitulating. Around 12h00 UTC, today, the […]

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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 Luring Ambitious Young Financial Analysts & Traders Away from Wall StreetWhile banks and financial trading firms become more involved with bitcoin, a crop of youthful financial professionals […]

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6 August 2015

Headlines Lawyer.com Now Accepts Bitcoin PaymentLawyer.com, an online lawyer directory, is now accepting bitcoin as a payment method for its lawyer members. Lawyers also get a 10 percent monthly membership discount for paying with bitcoin. The 6-year-old website matches people looking for lawyers with its thousands of lawyer members. Lawyers pay between $99 and $299 […]

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5 August 2015

Headlines Italian Banking Group: Bitcoin’s Advantage is its Network EffectThe European Securities and Markets Authority has published new submissions from a recent call for information on digital currencies. Does the Mt. Gox Investigation Actually Matter?Suppose the Japanese Police have conducted an investigation deep into the Mt. Gox affair, and they’ve got all this evidence to […]

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4 August 2015

Headlines Australian Senate Committee Seeks to Overturn Bitcoin Tax RulingThe way in which digital currency transactions are taxed should be reviewed, according to the Australian Senate Economics References Committee. LOT Polish Airlines Now Accepts BitcoinLOT Polish Airlines is now accepting bitcoin payments, meaning the digital currency can be used for flights to 60 global destinations. […]

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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 Bitcoin Price Decline Finds SupportBitcoin price has declined steadily from near $300 for most of the past week. Today, saw the first signs of the decline halting as price ran into the 4-hour chart’s 200MA near $276 (Bitstamp). This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. […]

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1 August 2015

Headlines Everledger Brings Blockchain Tech to Fight Against Diamond TheftDiamonds are forever, and now a new startup – Everledger – is making a case that diamonds are for ledgers. Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Arrested in JapanJapanese police arrested Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles today on allegations that he manipulated volume on the platform prior […]

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