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Spanish Hotel Chain Kicks Off Bitcoin ATM Launch With Cocktail Party Mining Roundup: BTC Guild For Sale and ZeusMiner Australian Government May Soon Auction $9 Million in Silk Road Bitcoins Fidor, Kraken Unite to Launch What New FinCEN Guidance Means for US Bitcoin Companies LakeBTC Suspended from CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index WC3 Bitcoin Foundation Boost VC Demo Day: Meet Tribe 4 MintPal Vows to Fight Former Moolah CEO in Court Bitreserve Launches With Real-Time Transparency Data Report: Millennials and the Wealthy Most Likely to Use Bitcoin Jon Matonis Resigns As Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Ex-SEC Chief: Bitcoin Companies Need Compliance To Succeed Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches in Japan Study: Half of US Small Businesses Aren Bitcoin Gambling Site SatoshiBet No Longer Accepting US Customers Argentina Coinbase
 
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Spanish Hotel Chain Kicks Off Bitcoin ATM Launch With Cocktail Party

A Spanish hotel chain that accepts payment in bitcoin celebrated the launch of a bitcoin ATM in one of its Madrid hotels last night. One Shot Hotels hosted a cocktail party at its Recoletos 04 venue, which was attended by more than 100 people. “It was packed. All the Spanish Bitcoin startups were there, along with a lot of bitcoin users and [...]

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Mining Roundup: BTC Guild For Sale and ZeusMiner’s Sudden Hardware Halt

The global cryptocurrency mining sector continues to see new developments that will define its evolution in the months and years ahead. In this ongoing maturation, players both new and old are jockeying for a leadership position. However, this week brings new indications that not all are adapting easily to this reality. BTC Guild announces possible closure

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Australian Government May Soon Auction $9 Million in Silk Road Bitcoins

The bitcoin community could soon see another high-profile auction of bitcoins confiscated from users of the now-defunct online black market Silk Road. Australian law enforcement officials are now in possession of 24,500 bitcoins (worth $9.4m at press time) following the conviction of their original owner, 32-year-old Warrandyte native Richard Pollard. Pollard was given [...]

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Fidor, Kraken Unite to Launch ‘World’s First Cryptocurrency Bank’

German Internet direct bank Fidor and digital currency exchange Kraken are teaming up on what the two companies say will be the first “specialized bank for crypocurrencies”. The platform is expected to enter the first stages of development by the end of this year. San Francisco-based Kraken reported it will be responsible for the technological [...]

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What New FinCEN Guidance Means for US Bitcoin Companies

Faisal Khan is a payments consultant and digital money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on banking, money and payments, and is also the resident payments expert on Quora.  This article, which originally appeared on Faisalkhan.com, has been republished here with permission from the author.  On October 27, 2014, the [...]

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LakeBTC Suspended from CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index

Data from bitcoin exchange LakeBTC will be suspended from inclusion in CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index from 4:00pm GMT today. The move is a result of faulty price ticker data sent by the exchange this morning, 31st October, which supplied bid and ask values of $0 at 07:18 and 08:01 (GMT). This is the third instance of faulty price data from LakeBTC this [...]

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WC3’s Web Payments Redesign Could Bypass Bitcoin

Like innovators in the bitcoin space, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is seeking to solve e-commerce’s persistent problems of high friction and fraud rates through its new Web Payments Interest Group, announced on 15th October. Proponents of digital currency have been enthusiastic about the launch, expressing optimism that the non-profit dedicated to establishing consensus for open web [...]

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Bitcoin Foundation’s New Head Patrick Murck Outlines Future Plans

The Bitcoin Foundation’s new executive director Patrick Murck has outlined his priorities for the organization’s “new direction” and its relationship with stakeholders. His statement follows yesterday’s resignation of former executive director Jon Matonis both from the post and his position on foundation’s board. Notably, former general counsel Murck acknowledged a need to repair the foundation’s relationship [...]

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Boost VC Demo Day: Meet Tribe 4’s Bitcoin Startups

It’s the final day of Tribe 4’s tenure in Boost VC’s startup accelerator, and things have been busier than ever. The accelerator, perhaps most famous for its CEO Adam Draper’s promise to fund 100 bitcoin startups by the end of 2017, has been housing 16 bitcoin startups in [...]

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MintPal Vows to Fight Former Moolah CEO in Court

The owners of the troubled digital currency exchange MintPal are moving to take legal action against former Moopay LTD CEO and alleged scam artist Alex Green. Green, who was once known as Ryan Kennedy, is accused of stealing as much as 4,000 BTC ($1.3m at press time) in user funds from MintPal following its failed relaunch [...]

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Bitreserve Launches With Real-Time Transparency Data

Bitreserve, the latest attempt to introduce bitcoin to the mass market, opened for business today. The platform lets users store their bitcoin and convert it to a number of different currencies. It also promises users total transparency in the form of a balance sheet updated in real-time. The platform has been operating in beta [...]

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Report: Millennials and the Wealthy Most Likely to Use Bitcoin

A new study suggests that ‘millennials’ and more affluent consumers see the most promise in digital currencies like bitcoin. The research further suggests that these groups could be the driving force behind mainstream adoption of the digital currency in the future. Data from technology research firm Accenture collected insights into the digital payment preferences of [...]

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Jon Matonis Resigns As Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director

Jon Matonis has announced he will resign from his position as executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, and that he intends to resign from the group’s board of directors at the end of the current election cycle on 31st December. Bitcoin Foundation general counsel Patrick Murck will take over immediately as interim executive [...]

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Ex-SEC Chief: Bitcoin Companies Need Compliance To Succeed

The former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Arthur Levitt discussed the evolving regulatory landscape for bitcoin companies and the commission’s ability to keep up with fast-paced technological changes in a wide-ranging interview on Bloomberg TV yesterday. Levitt, who is the SEC’s longest-serving chairman, became one of the highest-profile [...]

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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches in Japan

Bitcoin exchange Kraken will launch in Japan today, aiming itself at the nation’s large number of active traders and finance professionals. In its announcement, the company highlighted the strength of Kraken’s security and engineering team, as well as its high trade volumes and reputation for compliance. Gaining public trust is a high priority [...]

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Study: Half of US Small Businesses Aren’t Ready to Accept Bitcoin

A new study suggests that consumers and businesses in the United States remain apprehensive about the prospect of using digital currency, as well as digital payment tools and platforms currently available on the market. Software research firm Software Advice surveyed roughly 400 small business owners and customers, who answered a series of questions regarding [...]

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Bitcoin Gambling Site SatoshiBet No Longer Accepting US Customers

Popular bitcoin gambling site SatoshiBet has announced that it will now restrict US customers from accessing its platform. In its announcement posted on Reddit, SatoshiBet cited both the uncertain future of online gambling regulation in the US and future legal problems that could result from servicing American customers. The move comes amid a tightening legal [...]

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Argentina’s Stock Exchange Hosts VCs and Finance Pros for Bitcoin Roundtable

The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange played host to the Argentine Venture Capital Meeting yesterday, an annual presentation and networking event meant to connect Argentina’s financial markets and venture capital industries. The event was free for attendees and planned in collaboration with Buenos Aires-based VC fund Primary Ventures and the [...]

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Coinbase’s New Multisig Vault Gives Users Control Over Keys

Coinbase announced today it is adding multi-signature (multisig) features to its Vault product, giving users greater control of their own security. The regular Vault feature initially launched in July and is aimed at users wishing to store larger amounts of bitcoin in a more secure manner over longer periods, with delayed withdrawals [...]


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Spanish Hotel Chain Kicks Off Bitcoin ATM Launch With Cocktail Party

31 October 2014

A Spanish hotel chain that accepts payment in bitcoin celebrated the launch of a bitcoin ATM in one of its Madrid hotels last night. One Shot Hotels hosted a cocktail party at its Recoletos 04 venue, which was attended by more than 100 people. “It was packed. All the Spanish Bitcoin startups were there, along with a lot of bitcoin users and [...]

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Mining Roundup: BTC Guild For Sale and ZeusMiner’s Sudden Hardware Halt

31 October 2014

The global cryptocurrency mining sector continues to see new developments that will define its evolution in the months and years ahead. In this ongoing maturation, players both new and old are jockeying for a leadership position. However, this week brings new indications that not all are adapting easily to this reality. BTC Guild announces possible closure

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CoinAgenda’s Best Startup Winners: 3 Companies to Keep an Eye On

31 October 2014

BitAngels has named the winners of its startup competition, which was held earlier this month at the CoinAgenda conference in Las Vegas: Zebpay took home first prize for its easy mobile wallet, which is still in pre-launch mode. Blockchain recordkeeping service Factom took home second prize. Hardware security startup Rivetz took home third. Each of these projects was selected from a group of 20 [...]

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Cryptomen Launches Breakthrough BTC Investment Trading Service

31 October 2014

Later today, the first ever cryptocurrency trading fund will close its funding period for its first venture: now, you can allow experts to trade your bitcoins on your behalf, while you watch. The move, developed and launched by Cryptomen in conjunction with the Canadian Bitcoin Embassy, aims to provide a one-of-a-kind cryptocurrency investment service with as much control given to investors [...]

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The Revolution Betrayed: Why Bitcoin is an Ideological Failure – Part 2

31 October 2014

Bitcoin history has had three stages thus far, the Geek Stage, the Libertarian Stage and the Investor Stage. The Geek Stage was populated by the people surrounding Satoshi Nakamoto; they cared for little except writing cool software. In part one of this feature, we discussed the Libertarian Stage, and those who provided the ideology. But what of the new wave, [...]

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Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Mentions Quark Cryptocurrency

31 October 2014

The Quarkcoin Logo Long-time basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has a new video game on the horizon utilizing the cryptocurrency Quark, also known as Quarkcoin, and it seems as though the legend is doing his research. Or, at least reading from a script. Shaq took to his webcam and explained what Quark [...]

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Bitcoin Donations Support The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

31 October 2014

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity institution that rescues people at sea in the British Isles. It saves on average 23 people every day, and since its inception in 1824 has saved 140,000 lives. The charity has come a long way since its founding. Three months ago, the RNLI [...]

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Gavin Andresen proposes a roadmap for scaling Bitcoin.

31 October 2014

Gavin Andresen proposes a roadmap for scaling Bitcoin By Alberto Mata On October 6, Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Foundation proposed a roadmap for overcoming challenges to scaling Bitcoin. Andresen suggests rolling out a hard fork that increases the maximum block size limit to enable Visa scale transaction volumes of about 3,000 transactions per second. The maximum block size is currently [...]

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A graph of the Dogecoin price over the month of October. At the beginning of the month, 1,000 dogecoins was worth 0.00104 bitcoins. On October 20th, 1,000 dogecoins was worth .00061 dogecoins. On October 28th, 1,000 dogecoins was worth .00071 dogecoins.

Dogecoin Price Steadies Following Fluctuation

31 October 2014

Two weeks ago, Alex Green from Moolah.io announced that the cryptocurrency exchange Moolah.io would be shutting down. Due to this, Dogecoin suffered from a 20% price drop, from 71 satoshis to 59. Last week, Twitch.tv shared on their Twitter that they would begin accepting Dogecoin. This drove the Dogecoin price up from 59 satoshis to 70, a 19% increase. Over the [...]

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EquinoxCoin’s ICO Success Prompts Market Gains

31 October 2014

EquinoxCoin launched with big ambitions, such as boasting a dedicated store that accepts the coin [...]

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Cryptomarkets Week in Review: October 31st, 2014

31 October 2014

The price of Bitcoin stands around $340 as we begin our weekly review, down around $40 from where it was a week ago. And I’d say that that is, surprisingly, a pretty positive sign, given what occurred over this week. Much of the [...]

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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Opens in Japan

31 October 2014

Kraken, a Bitcoin exchange, has announced its launching in Japan, aiming itself at the nation’s large number of finance professionals and active traders. In the announcement Kraken brought attention to the strength of its engineering and security team, as well as its high trade volumes and reputation for compliance. Gaining public trust is a top priority for any [...]

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BTCGuild may be closing

31 October 2014

BTCGuild, one of the oldest mining pools that first opened on the 9th of May 2011 issued a statement on their website and reddit that the pool will be closing on the 30th of November 2014. The full statement from the website is;- BTC Guild Shutting Down After many months of consideration, I have finally [...]

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Australian Government May Soon Auction $9 Million in Silk Road Bitcoins

31 October 2014

The bitcoin community could soon see another high-profile auction of bitcoins confiscated from users of the now-defunct online black market Silk Road. Australian law enforcement officials are now in possession of 24,500 bitcoins (worth $9.4m at press time) following the conviction of their original owner, 32-year-old Warrandyte native Richard Pollard. Pollard was given [...]

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Progress Update 31/10/2014

31 October 2014

ZeusMiner Volcano Announcement   Dear Zeus friends!   When we announced on September 3rd 2014 the pre-order sales of ZeusMiner GEN III and the possibility to upgrade chip blades, many used this possibility and reserved a miner for December delivery. Nearly two months have passed and the production of the Volcano progressed well within the set time frame when we began to receive more and [...]

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Fidor, Kraken Unite to Launch ‘World’s First Cryptocurrency Bank’

31 October 2014

German Internet direct bank Fidor and digital currency exchange Kraken are teaming up on what the two companies say will be the first “specialized bank for crypocurrencies”. The platform is expected to enter the first stages of development by the end of this year. San Francisco-based Kraken reported it will be responsible for the technological [...]

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Butterfly Labs vs. Robogate: A Revealing Case Study in Justice

31 October 2014

As happens in all brand-spanking-new industries, the first actors who come to market aren’t vetted yet. The vast majority of merchants in the cryptocurrency space don’t have lengthy records of successful service—in fact, most of them haven’t even existed for more than a year or two. The buyers, too, are all relatively new to the digital money marketplace. This combination of [...]

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I Just Paid for Top-Notch Surgery with Bitcoin and Gold

31 October 2014

 I suspected we were dealing with a whole new breed of medical practice from the very first day. On a Sunday afternoon, my partner confided to me that his torn bicep (the one that he’d hoped would heal after our canoeing accident) had not, in fact, gotten any better on its own in the four months since. He finally admitted that [...]

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German Bank Hits Rich Clients with Negative Interest Rates

31 October 2014

Deutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, is introducing negative interest rates. Customers with over €500,000 on deposit as of November 1 will earn a “negative interest rate” of 0.25%. In other words, instead of earning positive interest, they will have to pay 0.25% per year for banking services. Also read: ECB Announces [...]

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Duke University Professor Offers Bitcoin Blockchain Themed Class – Innovation and Cryptoventures

31 October 2014

Fuqua School of Business Professor Campbell Harvey is offering a new class called ‘Innovations and Cryptoventures’ to students in the Spring 2015 semester. His new class, which has been in development for the last several months, will be available to Law students, MBA students, graduate students, and technically skilled undergraduate students. [...]

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VeriCoin’s Market Grasp on the Present and the Future

EquinoxCoin’s ICO Success Prompts Market Gaines

31 October 2014

EquinoxCoin launched with big ambitions, such as boasting a dedicated store that accepts the coin [...]

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Company Profile: Ashe Pay

31 October 2014

Launched in September, Ashe Pay is a startup founded by two Yale University students that bills itself as “the right way to pay.” “Ashe Pay is the most revolutionary payment network in the U.S.,” states the company’s website, describing it as “a network built [...]

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GAWMiners: What is HashCoin, HashBase, and HashPool?

31 October 2014

Share ! tweet As many of you know, GAW Miners is a company that we here at Coin Brief have found very interesting.  They started as a Scrypt mining company, and eventually added SHA-256 ASICs for Bitcoin mining, but that is not what has interested us about them.  The CEO of GAW, Josh Garza, is one of the most vocal CEOs [...]

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Digital Revolution in the Granite State

31 October 2014

New Hampshire – the first colony to sever ties from Great Britain – is once again leading the revolution. Along with its centuries-long “Live Free or Die” culture, New Hampshire is becoming a Mecca for digital currency enthusiasts. In just the last few years, Bitcoin experts and entrepreneurs have been eagerly coming to New Hampshire to spread their message. Many [...]

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What New FinCEN Guidance Means for US Bitcoin Companies

31 October 2014

Faisal Khan is a payments consultant and digital money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on banking, money and payments, and is also the resident payments expert on Quora.  This article, which originally appeared on Faisalkhan.com, has been republished here with permission from the author.  On October 27, 2014, the [...]

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LakeBTC Suspended from CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index

31 October 2014

Data from bitcoin exchange LakeBTC will be suspended from inclusion in CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index from 4:00pm GMT today. The move is a result of faulty price ticker data sent by the exchange this morning, 31st October, which supplied bid and ask values of $0 at 07:18 and 08:01 (GMT). This is the third instance of faulty price data from LakeBTC this [...]

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WC3’s Web Payments Redesign Could Bypass Bitcoin

31 October 2014

Like innovators in the bitcoin space, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is seeking to solve e-commerce’s persistent problems of high friction and fraud rates through its new Web Payments Interest Group, announced on 15th October. Proponents of digital currency have been enthusiastic about the launch, expressing optimism that the non-profit dedicated to establishing consensus for open web [...]

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Urose 2014 Conference: What We Should Expect From Urocoin

31 October 2014

The Uro Foundation announces the expansion of the URO ecosystem at the Urose 2014 Conference, held in Hong Kong on October 29. Hosted by Urocoin (URO) initiator and chief development officer Bohan Huang, the Urose 2014 conference started with an introduction of the difficulties faced by emerging countries when deciding to enter the global market. Thus, the initiative behind Urocoin and [...]

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Australian Authorities About to Sell at Auction 24,500 BTC Confiscated From Silk Road Drug Dealer

31 October 2014

An Australian Silk Road drug dealer was sentenced today to 11 years of prison for commercial trafficking. Local authorities are about to sell at auction nearly 25,000 BTC seized in 2013. Warrandyte-based 32-year-old Richard Pollard was sentenced today to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, reported the Sydney Morning Herald. The police started investigating on Pollard in late [...]

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The Revolution Betrayed: Why Bitcoin is an Ideological Failure – Part 1

31 October 2014

The theme of ‘the revolution betrayed’ is central to George Orwell’s legendary Animal Farm. His timeless satire on the Russian Revolution ends with the farmyard animals staring through a window at the conclusion of a human-swine business deal. As the animals stare at proceedings, the pigs’ faces begin to morph grotesquely and take on human characteristics until it is no [...]

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Dubai Set to Host Bitcoin Conference

31 October 2014

This November, Dubai plays host to the first ever Bitcoin conference in the Gulf. The event will take place in the Dubai International Financial Center, a special economic free zone in the heart of downtown Dubai and a hub of the region’s financial world. The conference will take place from December 11 – 13 2014. The workshop sessions on December [...]

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Coinfloor Now Trading in Dollars, Euro and Zloty

31 October 2014

British bitcoin trading platform Coinfloor has announced the inclusion of more fiat currencies in its array of trading instruments. In a blogpost on its website, the company said that in addition to pounds sterling, the company would be adding dollars, euro and zloty. Coinfloor also enables its clients to make deposits into fiat currency-denominated accounts. Accountholders could also take advantage [...]

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PeerTracks and the Future of Blockchain Music: Exclusive Interview with Cédric Cobban

31 October 2014

Ever consider what the future of the music industry looks like with the advent of blockchain technology? Cédric Cobban certainly has. Co-founder of PeerTracks and member of the BitShares Music Foundation, Cédric seems to have a clear vision when it comes to music’s role in the emerging decentralized economy. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Cédric about the PeerTracks P2P music [...]

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Airbnb of Israel Accepts Bitcoin

31 October 2014

The service Apparts4rent now offers apartments for rent in Bitcoin. Specifically economy class apartments in the heart of Israel. The service offers apartments in the satellite resort region of Bat Yam City near Tel Aviv. Amenities The apartment offers the perks of: 3-5 minute walk to the beach Near bus stop en route to Tel Aviv Well developed infrastructure Near Spas and Therapeutic Centers All apartments [...]

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New Lower Prices for the Hashlet Digital Miners

31 October 2014

New Lower Prices for the Hashlet Digital Miners Posted on 30 October 2014. Tags: Crypto Mining GAW Miners have recently announced some really interesting big plans about the evolution of their mining platform, but here we want to focus on something that is already available – their new prices of the various Hashlet Digital [...]

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Bitcoin News Roundup – October 31st, 2014

31 October 2014

Happy Halloween! The price of bitcoin experienced some big swings this week before ending on a down note. The seven day average price is $348.08, a nearly 8% decline from last week’s average price.   BitPay’s new Foxtrot project aims to be “a simple, secure and decentralized communications network based [...]

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Why Democrats Should Love Bitcoin

31 October 2014

A few weeks ago, I opined on why Republicans should love bitcoin. Thankfully, though, the GOP aren’t the only ones invited to the party. That’s the nature of bitcoin: it has something to offer to everyone. To illustrate, each section of this article begins with a quote taken directly from the Democratic National Platform, followed by a discussion of how bitcoin [...]

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Bitcoin Foundation’s New Head Patrick Murck Outlines Future Plans

31 October 2014

The Bitcoin Foundation’s new executive director Patrick Murck has outlined his priorities for the organization’s “new direction” and its relationship with stakeholders. His statement follows yesterday’s resignation of former executive director Jon Matonis both from the post and his position on foundation’s board. Notably, former general counsel Murck acknowledged a need to repair the foundation’s relationship [...]

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A New Era for the Bitcoin Foundation: Matonis Passes the Torch to Patrick Murck

31 October 2014

The Bitcoin Foundation announced yesterday that Jon Matonis would be stepping down as Executive Director. The position would be filled by Patrick Murck who had formally worked as the Foundation’s General Counsel. The Foundation stated that a new General Counsel would soon be announced. Farewell Jon Matonis was one of the founding leadership of the Bitcoin Foundation, along with Mark Karpeles of [...]

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Bitreserve is Open for Business

31 October 2014

Following the pre-announcement of last week, Bitreserve is now open for business with real-time transparency data. Also read: Bitcoin Reserve “BitReserve” Banks To Open its Vaults Soon Bitreserve Founder and CEO Halsey Minor says: “Today we are thrilled to announce we have fully launched Bitreserve and are now accessible to the public.” Halsey Minor also founded CNET in 1993. In 2008, he sold [...]

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Good Bye Traditional Banking Secrecy, Bitcoin to the Rescue

31 October 2014

The New York Times, RT and many other top news outlets report that 51 nations on Wednesday signed what Germany’s finance minister hailed as a milestone in the fight against tax evasion – an agreement that commits them all to automatic exchange of tax information starting in 2017. The two-day summit was organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [...]

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Developer Creates Blockchain Passport Technology Based on Bitcoin

31 October 2014

Christopher Ellis has created software that allows anyone to create a World Citizen Passport. The software uses PGP encryption software and the Blockchain to create an identification paper that is almost impossible mathematically to fake. Not only can the Blockchain be used to store these world passports, it can store all kinds of documents including loans, contracts, and receipts, [...]

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Factom to have a working product by end of year.

31 October 2014

Factom to have a working product by end of year. By Alberto Mata Revealed on October 27, Factom hopes to have a working product with API calls by the end of the year. Factom blocks and chains are already operational and running. Peter Kirby, Factom President, was interviewed by Rob Mitchell on The Bitcoin Game Episode #2 where Kirby talks about Factom, [...]

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Coinbase Introduced Multisig Vault to Control Private Keys

31 October 2014

Photo: American Advisors Group/Flickr Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase presented its Multisig Vault, a new product that will allow users to gain full control of their private keys. The Vault feature was first launched in July and enabled users to store large amount of digital currency in a more secure way. Given the increased number of hacking attacks [...]

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Argentina’s Stock Exchange Hosts VCs and Finance Pros for Bitcoin Roundtable

31 October 2014

coindesk.com / Tanaya Macheel / October 29, 2014 at 20:00 GMT The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange played host to the Argentine Venture Capital Meeting yesterday, an annual presentation and networking event meant to connect Argentina’s financial markets and venture capital industries. The event was free for attendees and planned by financial social network Puerto Finanzas in collaboration with [...]

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New Malaysian Bitcoin Exchange – BitX Malaysia

31 October 2014

BitX Malaysia, a new bitcoin exchange is now live at https://bitx.my/market They charge 1% for all trades (bids/asks) and deposits are FREE. Catch them at [email protected] if you have more questions. Read more ... Bitcoin Malaysia [...]

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Company Profile: Bitspark

31 October 2014

On October 21, Hong Kong-based Bitspark announced the launch of the public beta of its cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release sent to CoinReport, Bitspark said it “provides the ability for our customers to trade multiple crypto-currencies in a secure, mobile friendly and easy to use environment.” The company said its exchange uses open-source [...]

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Plutusminers.com hacked!

31 October 2014

Plutusminers.com hacked! Posted on 30 October 2014. 0wn3d ! Alg4ri3n H4X0rZ ;(( -0wn3d By Shadow_26 Thnx to All My Friend =)=MuhamedEmad-Virus-dz-Exe.Ps-Mr-Dz-Mr Wajih-Lahcen-Hakoum-KriMou Made In Algeria http://Plutusminers.com  Read more ... TheBitcoinNews

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Bitcoin Terrorists to Release Biological Weapon Unless Crypto Ransom Paid

31 October 2014

The Spanish Intelligence Agency has intercepted online communications passed between jihadists discussing the weaponization of the Ebola virus, while terrorists in Prague threaten to unleash the deadly virus unless the Czech Republic pays a king’s ransom of one million euros, in Bitcoin. The blackmailers warned that failure to comply with any of their [...]

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(XMR) Monero Price Trending Downwards

31 October 2014

Monero has ranked among the top altcoins since its release in April, even earning its own market as a trading pair on the altcoin exchange Poloniex. However, the Monero price has been in decline for the past several months. CCN examines this altcoin price movement to help investors make wise trading decisions. Also Read: Monero Market Added To Poloniex [...]

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