31 August 2015

Headlines Gavin Andresen: “Bitcoin is in Serious Trouble”  A few months ago, Bitcoin core developer Gavin Andresen proposed an alternative version of bitcoin software called BitcoinXT and urged the community and bitcoin miners to transfer from the bitcoin core. However, “critics” and cryptocurrency researchers including Mircea Popescu, Pete Duschenski and Nick Szabo stated that Andresen’s […]

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30 August 2015

Headlines ChangeTip Makes it Easy to Earn Gift CardsWhat is your worst Christmas memory? Were you expecting something fantastic and grandiose from your friends or relatives, only to open the box and discover a pair of socks smirking back up at you? Did your disappointment grow when you realized that the price tag had been […]

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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 More US Colleges & Universities Offering Bitcoin Courses In The FallBitcoin penetrated American academia for the first time in 2014, as top-ranked US universities New York University and Duke University offered their inaugural cryptocurrency courses that year. Since then, Bitcoin courses at US colleges and universities is a new trend.  NYU and Duke were […]

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26 August 2015

Headlines Coinbase Lets UK Users Buy Bitcoin With Credit or Debit CardsCoinbase now allows customers in the UK and Spain to instantly purchase bitcoin using 3D Secure-enabled credit and debit cards. The 3D Secure protocol – developed by Visa – requests users enter a password to confirm their identity with the card issuer. Once verified, customers […]

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25 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Value: An Unsafe HavenBitcoin price has failed to push higher in the chart and now cannot avoid the strong bearish influence of the green 20MA crossing below the red 200MA in the daily chart. Our outlook changes from consolidation into advance, to correction into decline as bitcoin value is repriced. This analysis is […]

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24 August 2015

Headlines Augur Breaks The 1,000 BTC Mark in Prediction Market CrowdsaleAugur has launched the world’s first decentralized prediction market that would be open to the general public. Prediction markets work on the idea that large groups of people are able to make much more accurate predictions than, small teams of experts. Augur enables participants in […]

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23 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading: Advance or Decline – It’s Up To YouBitcoin price has returned to its support floor for the third time in 2015. Traders must now decide what they want for this chart. The choice seems obvious – provided you understand the value of Bitcoin and its role beyond our generation. This analysis is […]

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22 August 2015

Headlines Reader’s Opinion: Bitfinex “Beta” Platform Fails end Users… and Disappearing Support!Just like the buying support in the Bitcoin marketplace, Bitfinex support disappears in times of crises. Consider this scenario, which actually happened to me a few days ago. You are trading on margin at Bitfinex, and on the correct side of the direction of […]

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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. New Bitcoin ASIC to be ‘Most Power-Efficient’ on Public MarketMining hardware maker Bitmain has claimed its new bitcoin ASIC will be the most power efficient […]

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20 August 2015

Headlines Mt Gox CEO May Face Rearrest Over $2.6 Million Customer Fund TheftThe CEO of bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt Gox will face fresh theft charges from Japanese police tomorrow, reports say. 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 […]

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19 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin to be made acceptable worldwideBitcoin community has another reason to rejoice. Bitnet, an enterprise Bitcoin payments processor, and PAY.ON, which is a leading provider of white label global payment gateway solutions, have joined hands to make Bitcoin a globally accepted currency. The news of the announcement to this effect came today. The duo has […]

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18 August 2015

Headlines Venture Capitalist P. Bart Stephens Wants Bitcoiners To Solve SpamBitcoiners are ready to change the world. Anybody who has met one of the Bitcoin prophets has heard the spiel about how the legacy banking system is no good and it is time to revolutionize the system. P. Bart Stephens, managing partner of Blockchain Capital, […]

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17 August 2015

Headlines Global Economic Outlook: Rates Hike a Certainty?International markets are uneasily relaxed today, as investors and speculators position for a September Fed rates hike. Chinese Yuan devaluation surprised markets last week and may have a subtle influence on that hoped-for September outcome. This post is powered by the Bitcoin Trading Network xbt.social – CCN29 and […]

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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 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 BeUnsung Strives To Be AirBnB Of Excess FoodThe criminalization of homelessness threatens homeless people across the US. At the international level, public perception has moved towards recognizing the human right to housing. Increasingly in academia the problem of homelessness is being framed in the terms of human rights abuses, like war and genocide. Sean’s […]

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13 August 2015

Headlines The Real Cost of Applying for a New York BitLicenseCoinDesk has spoken to various bitcoin companies to breakdown the cost of the BitLicense application process both in monetary and non-monetary terms. NYDFS Receives 22 Initial BitLicense ApplicationsThe New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has revealed that it has so far received 22 […]

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12 August 2015

Headlines Colu Launches Beta Version of Digital Asset PlatformIsrael-based colored coins startup Colu has launched the beta version of its developer platform. Based on bitcoin’s blockchain technology, the platform will enable developers and individuals to register and exchange digital assets. Additionally, Colu announced its integration with Revelator, a music business management platform. Amos Meiri, Colu CEO and co-founder, […]

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11 August 2015

Headlines PwC: Cryptocurrencies Will Create Technology-Driven MarketsCryptocurrencies such as bitcoin will usher in a new wave of ‘technology-driven markets’, a new report from PwC has claimed. $100k Bail for Suspected Head of Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mxA man charged by US prosecutors for operating bitcoin exchange service Coin.mx without a money transmission license has been released on […]

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10 August 2015

Headlines Chamber of Digital Commerce and DCC to Foster Bitcoin EducationThe Chamber of Digital Commerce (Chamber) will be working with the Digital Currency Council (DCC) in order to strengthen their advocacy of promoting bitcoin education. With this initiative, the groups can provide education and training opportunities to Chamber members as part of their membership benefits. The Chamber 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. Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – 270.00 as SupportBitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price struggled to remain higher, as sellers managed to take the price lower. There […]

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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 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 is forsaking traditional careers and becoming cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, according to Reuters. Bitcoin is no longer strictly the province of small-time investors seeking an alternative to government-backed […]

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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. Inside Barcelona’s Bitcoin Drug LabFor €50 in bitcoin, Energy Control provides anyone in the world with a breakdown of the purity of […]

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5 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Movement Lacks DirectionBitcoin price has fallen back to consolidating above the 4-hour 200-period moving average. The market direction from the current position of price action is not well indicated in the chart, and analysis looks for some clues. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full […]

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4 August 2015

Headlines Japan Weighing Bitcoin Exchange Rules Amid Mt Gox InvestigationJapanese government officials are said to be weighing how to regulate bitcoin exchanges following renewed attention on past issues at Mt Gox. Mt Gox: The History of a Failed Bitcoin ExchangeThe arrest of Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles on Saturday is the latest twist in a […]

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3 August 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Firm Elliptic Wins “Security Project of the Year”London-based bitcoin firm Elliptic has been awarded “Security Project of the Year” by The Banker magazine. In its second edition, The Banker’s Technology Projects of the Year awards, claim to celebrate the “most innovative and transformational contributions to financial services technology around the world”. Adam Joyce, […]

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2 August 2015

Headlines Could the Bitcoin Block Chain Improve Political Finance?It was recently a headline that Political Action Committees had been raising funds before any candidates had announced their candidacy. It seems obvious that these groups have agendas that they’re going to push, without regard for who is running for office. Whichever candidate they can bend the […]

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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. Cannabis Industry Bank Application Rejected By Federal Reserve & NCUAA Colorado credit union wants the states’ marijuana industry to bank with it. Its fate, however, is […]

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