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Charlie Shrem Saga Ends With Two-Year Sentence in New York Court

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Brazilian Senate Report: Bitcoin Isn’t Ready for Regulation

A new study commissioned for the Federal Senate of Brazil has sought to examine how the spread of bitcoin and other digital currencies could impact Brazil’s economy, and whether formal regulation is necessary for the domestic industry. Authored by Cesar Rodrigues van der Laan, a researcher at Banco Central do Brasil, the [...]

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Hedgeable Offers ‘Free Bitcoin to Every American’ in Investor Promotion

Hedgeable has announced an ambitious plan to give one free bitcoin to every interested investor who enrolls in its Plus Program, a promotion the company emphasizes is available to “every person in America”. Founded in 2009, the VC-backed asset management startup aims to “democratize” access to advanced investing platforms, bringing exposure to new and [...]

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CoinDesk Android App Now Available on Google Play Store

Following the success of CoinDesk’s popular app for iOS devices, we are pleased to announce the launch of an equivalent version for Android. The application features quick access to the latest digital currency news and analysis, of course, along with the latest bitcoin prices and price charts, network statistics, price alert notifications and a currency [...]

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Singapore Exchange CoinHako Gets Personal Investment Boost from Tim Draper

Tim Draper with CoinHako founders Yusho Liu and Gerry Eng Recently-launched Singapore exchange and wallet service CoinHako has received a helping hand via a “six figure” personal investment from venture capitalist Tim Draper. The company is also actively in talks with other angel investors and seed-stage [...]

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Singapore Exchange CoinHako Gets Personal Investment Boost from Tim Draper

Tim Draper with CoinHako founders Yusho Liu and Gerry Eng Recently-launched Singapore exchange and wallet service CoinHako has received a helping hand via a “six figure” personal investment from venture capitalist Tim Draper. The company is also actively in talks with other angel investors and seed-stage [...]

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ChangeTip CEO Nick Sullivan: We Won’t Sell User Data

“I feel like we’re a charity getting yelled at.” That was the initial, emotional reaction of founder and CEO Nick Sullivan to a wave of criticism launched yesterday against his micropayments startup, ChangeTip, a company that has emerged as one of bitcoin’s most buzzed-about businesses for its efforts to promote bitcoin as [...]

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Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine: Central Bank Warning Isn’t a Ban

Ukraine’s local chapter of the Bitcoin Foundation has spoken out against a recent statement by the central bank concerning the legal status of bitcoin in the country. In a document issued last month, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says it considers bitcoin “a money substitute that has no real value, and cannot be used by individuals and legal entities in Ukraine [...]

Lawsky Outlines Revisions to New York’s BitLicense in DC Speech

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Developers Meet for Crash Course in Crypto at Blockchain University Launch

“I love the blockchain, just not bitcoin.” This phrase has become one of the overarching sentiments of 2014, echoed by everyone from industry entrepreneurs to corporate CEOs at some of the world’s largest payments and banking giants. Though the statement has been both praised and knocked, it successfully highlights how the bitcoin industry has [...]

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Florida Group Faces Fraud Charges for Alleged Altcoin ‘Pump and Dump’

A group of Florida residents have been accused of fraudulently selling scrypt mining ASICs as part of an altcoin ‘pump-and-dump’ scheme. Allegedly perpetrated from March 2013 through August of this year, the scheme centered on a cryptocurrency called cachecoin, whose market is said to have been manipulated by the actions of the defendants. The five individuals, [...]

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Florida Group Faces Fraud Charges for Alleged Altcoin ‘Pump and Dump’

A group of Florida residents have been accused of fraudulently selling scrypt mining ASICs as part of an altcoin ‘pump-and-dump’ scheme. Allegedly perpetrated from March 2013 through August of this year, the scheme centered on a cryptocurrency called cachecoin, whose market is said to have been manipulated by the actions of the defendants. The five individuals, [...]

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Florida Group Faces Fraud Charges for Alleged Altcoin Pump and Dump

A group of Florida residents have been accused of fraudulently selling scrypt mining ASICs as part of an altcoin pump-and-dump scheme. Perpetrated from March 2013 through August of this year, the scheme centered on a cryptocurrency called cachecoin whose market was allegedly manipulated by the actions of the defendants. The five individuals, which include a married [...]

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Future Unclear for Romanian Bitcoin Exchange as Users Withdraw Funds

BTCXchange, Romania’s only order-book bitcoin exchange, has issued a statement encouraging all users to withdraw funds from the platform by Friday, 19th December. Exchange users were asked to withdraw funds denominated in both bitcoin and US dollars due to unspecified “security reasons”. Further, it remains unclear whether the exchange plans to shut down permanently [...]

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PeerNova Raises $8.6 Million to Refocus on Enterprise Blockchain Applications

PeerNova has raised $8.6m in new funding as it seeks to pivot from providing enterprise bitcoin mining infrastructure to enterprise blockchain software solutions. The Series A investment was led by Mosaik Partners. Former AOL CEO Steve Case and Crypto Currency Partners also participated in the round. Formed in May of this year, PeerNova is the result of [...]

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Aspen Institute CEO: Bitcoin Micropayments Will Change Banking

Walter Isaacson, author and CEO of the Aspen Institute, has said the advantages offered by disruptive technologies such as bitcoin will help shape the payments space in 2015. Speaking to CNBC’s Squawk Alley yesterday, Isaacson emphasised that, while payments innovations like Apple Pay are a step forward for consumers, it’s important to find new technologies that will disrupt the [...]

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98.6% of TorrentLocker Victims Refuse to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

98.55% of victims targeted by TorrentLocker do not pay the virus’ bitcoin ransom, according to a new report. TorrentLocker (aka Win32 or Filecoder.DI) is a strain of bitcoin ransomware that works by encrypting users’ files. Victims are requested to pay up to 4 BTC to decrypt their documents, though this figure can vary. The report, authored [...]

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Student Aims to Boost Free Speech with Bitcoin Messaging App

A computer science student in the Netherlands has developed a cheap and censorship-resistant messaging service built on top of the bitcoin blockchain. The new tool was developed by Krzysztof Okupski as a graduation project while at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Notably, the 25-year-old is also the author of the Bitcoin Developer Reference. Using a combination of techniques with the explicit [...]

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US State Bank Supervisors Issue Model Regulation for Digital Currencies

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has released a draft proposal for regulating digital currency businesses. The membership group, which represents bank regulators from US state agencies but does not play a direct role in how states craft new financial rules, outlined a number of areas in which it believes companies that [...]


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More Than Half Of Brits Are Ready To Switch To Mobile Payments

20 December 2014

British banks may be advised to start including mobile payment services following research that shows many of their customers would switch providers if they didn’t provide the right tools. ‘);}googletag.cmd.push(function(){googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-DESKTOP_IN_ARTICLE-0″);});}})(jQuery); A survey conducted for m-payment company Zapp found that nearly half of UK customers (some 21 million people) would be prepared to leave if their current bank was unable to offer mobile [...]

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Charlie Shrem Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

20 December 2014

Updated: December 20, 2014 at 11:12 am CET. Bitcoin advocate and entrepreneur Charlie Shrem was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for [...]

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Nxt Wants Developers to Unleash Apps Via New Plug-in Store

20 December 2014

As is becoming the norm, the newest announcement from Nxt is not about a product “in development,” but one that’s available as of today. The client-side encrypted Nxt wallet MyNXT is no longer just a wallet. It is now equipped with what can be thought of as an app store. Its store consists of plug-ins that connect a user directly to [...]

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Proof of Work, Proof of Stake and the Consensus Debate

20 December 2014

It seems that over the last six months the debate of whether proof of work (PoW) is the right long-term consensus protocol has been intensifying. This is not an accident: For cryptocurrencies, there couldn’t be a more fundamental debate than this one. The outcome will likely be one of the biggest factors shaping the crypto-ecosystem of the future. With proof of stake [...]

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[258] The Future of Bitcoin

20 December 2014

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Safello Swedish Bitcoin Exchange Announces Critical London Banking Partnership

20 December 2014

Updated: December 20, 2014 at 7:49 am CET. One of the hardest parts of maintaining and operating a bitcoin exchange in the [...]

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Paying Student Loans Using Bitcoin and Saving 17%

20 December 2014

Updated: December 20, 2014 at 10:12 am CET. This is not a new Bitcoin service. Rather, a guide to combining two services – Tuition.io [...]

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We Have a €˜Laser Focus on the Protocol

20 December 2014

At this year’s Money20/20 event held in Las Vegas, CoinTelegraph had a chance to catch up with Marco Santori, chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Committee at the Bitcoin Foundation. Marco shared his thoughts on such topics as regulation, the importance of educating the public, and the goals of the foundation for the near future. Here is the full interview: Sponsored by

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NYDFS’ Lawsky Announces Revised BitLicence Framework

20 December 2014

New York Department of Financial Services superintendant Ben Lawsky has outlined several revisions for the proposed BitLicence. The announcement was made in Washington on Thursday, as a keynote speech at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Clarity Lawsky began by making clear that the BitLicence would apply only to financial intermediaries, meaning most Bitcoin businesses would be exempt from having to [...]

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Charlie Shrem Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

20 December 2014

Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin advocate, early adopter, founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, and former CEO of BitInstant, was sentenced today to two years in prison along with three years of probation. Shrem’s sentencing is the culmination of a nearly year-long ordeal during which Shrem was held under house arrest as he fought for his freedom in court. While originally pleading “not [...]

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Bitcoin Price Bull Market Has Begun

20 December 2014

Updated: December 20, 2014 at 5:04 am CET. I wrote the article below late last night after a long day on the road.  This [...]

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ZeusHash May Start Terminating Scrypt Cloud Mining Contracts

20 December 2014

ZeusHash May Start Terminating Scrypt Cloud Mining Contracts Posted on 19 December 2014. Tags: Crypto Mining Dear Customer, This is an important notice for your MHS contracts. Due to the surging of Litecoin minining difficulty, the daily payout of MHS fails to cover the maintenance fee today. According to the term of MHS contract, “the payout allocation will be terminated in case the daily [...]

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The Bitcoin Daily Report: Brazil Says it’s too Early for Bitcoin Regulation, Charlie Shrem Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

20 December 2014

Share ! tweet Brazilian Senate Report Says it’s too Early for Bitcoin Regulation The Federal Senate of Brazil has released a new report that explores how Bitcoin and other digital currencies can impact Brazil’s economy. Additionally, the report examined the possibility of implementing Bitcoin regulation. Ultimately, the report concluded that there is not enough Bitcoin [...]

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Bitcoin Isn’t Ready for Regulation

20 December 2014

A new study commissioned for the Federal Senate of Brazil has sought to examine how the spread of bitcoin and other digital currencies could impact Brazil’s economy, and whether formal regulation is necessary for the domestic industry. Authored by Cesar Rodrigues van der Laan, a researcher at Banco Central do Brasil, the 18-page document [...]

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NYDFS’ Lawsky Announces Revised BitLicence Framework | The CoinFront

20 December 2014

New York Department of Financial Services superintendant Ben Lawsky has outlined several revisions for the proposed BitLicence. The announcement was made in Washington on Thursday, as a keynote speech at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Clarity Lawsky began by making clear that the BitLicence would apply only to financial intermediaries, meaning most Bitcoin businesses would be exempt from having to [...]

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Charlie Shrem Saga Ends With Two-Year Sentence in New York Court

20 December 2014

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Help Mustapha Cole Return to Sierra Leone and Spread the Bitcoin Message

20 December 2014

Hello friends, loved ones and everyone who helped me fund my one-way flight ticket so I could participate in the first Dream Bitcoin seminar in Ghana, Kumasi. My name is Mustapha Cole. I am the co-founder of the Sierra Leone Liberty Group, an organization that helps young people learn about entrepreneurship, the free market and how to achieve economic independence. Additionally, [...]

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Exclusive Interview with Jesse Powell CEO of Kraken Regarding Japanese Market

20 December 2014

Updated: December 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm CET. Kraken, a reputable Bitcoin exchange launched trading in Japan at the end of October. With the collapse of [...]

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Benjamin Lawsky Has Revised Regulations on Bitcoin

20 December 2014

Benjamin Lawsky, the NY state’s top financial regulator, has recently announced steps to help NY startups enter the digital currency space without troublesome regulations meant for larger, well-established companies. The revised regulations do not apply to large corporations. “The revised regulation will offer a two-year transitional BitLicense, which may be issued to those firms who are unable to satisfy all of [...]

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How Bitcoin Casinos Work

20 December 2014

Photo: Images of Money/Flickr Some online casinos make operations only in bitcoins. Others have an option of transacting in bitcoin, in addition to operations in traditional currencies like USD, EURO. Bitcoin casinos run from all over the world, though they are supposed to be subject to local laws. These casinos offer a wide variety of options [...]

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Charlie Shrem Sentenced To Two Years In Prison | The CoinFront

20 December 2014

Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin advocate, early adopter, founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, and former CEO of BitInstant, was sentenced today to two years in prison along with three years of probation. Shrem’s sentencing is the culmination of a nearly year-long ordeal during which Shrem was held under house arrest as he fought for his freedom in court. While originally pleading “not [...]

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Bitinstant Founder Charlie Shrem Receives 2 Year Prison Term

20 December 2014

(Reuters) – Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road. Shrem, a former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in [...]

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Charlie Shrem Saga Ends With Two-Year Prison Sentence

20 December 2014

A shorter sentence In September Shrem agreed to a forefeiture of $950,000 as part of a plea bargain that would provide a jail term of up to 60 months, three years longer than the sentence he received today. Defense counsel Marc Agnifilo appealed for Rakoff to consider the significance of Shrem’s age, maturity and experience today and when he committed his illicit actions when [...]

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Elections Update

19 December 2014

As of December 31, 2014, we will have three board seats to fill. Per our bylaws, board seats are filled by a vote of the designated membership class. Individual members will elect two seats in February and the remaining third seat will be elected by our chapter affiliates next spring. Overview When is the election? Polls will be open February 13 – [...]

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Brazilian Senate Report: Bitcoin Isn’t Ready for Regulation

19 December 2014

A new study commissioned for the Federal Senate of Brazil has sought to examine how the spread of bitcoin and other digital currencies could impact Brazil’s economy, and whether formal regulation is necessary for the domestic industry. Authored by Cesar Rodrigues van der Laan, a researcher at Banco Central do Brasil, the [...]

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The Current Situation With Cloud Mining Services

19 December 2014

Low crypto currency exchange rates, difficulty for Bitcoin and Litecoin going down, more Scrypt ASICs getting cancelled… in a situation like this how can you actually make profit mining, especially if using a cloud mining service? Well, the good news is that most of the cloud mining services are still up and [...]

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Hedgeable Offers ‘Free Bitcoin to Every American’ in Investor Promotion

19 December 2014

Hedgeable has announced an ambitious plan to give one free bitcoin to every interested investor who enrolls in its Plus Program, a promotion the company emphasizes is available to “every person in America”. Founded in 2009, the VC-backed asset management startup aims to “democratize” access to advanced investing platforms, bringing exposure to new and [...]

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Bitcoin Comic ‘The Hunt For Satoshi’ Hits Comixology, Gets In Front Of Mainstream Audience

19 December 2014

Update: This article previously stated that it was impossible to purchase the physical copies of the English version using Bitcoin. That is not the case and the article has been updated accordingly. You remember the crowd-funding campaign for The Hunt For Satoshi on Swarm earlier this fall, don’t you? It was, and remains, the only Bitcoin-themed full length comic book, focusing [...]

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Bitcoin Foundation: We Have a ‘Laser Focus on the Protocol’

19 December 2014

At this year’s Money20/20 event held in Las Vegas, CoinTelegraph had a chance to catch up with Marco Santori, chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Committee at the Bitcoin Foundation. Marco shared his thoughts on such topics as regulation, the importance of educating the public, and the goals of the foundation for the near future. Here is the full interview: Santori also explained the [...]

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A Minecraft Bitcoin Experiment

19 December 2014

A Minecraft server named BitQuest is offering a Minecraft environment in which Bitcoin plays a pivotal role. On BitQuest, Bitcoin is used as the game’s base currency and can be gathered by players as they perform in-game actions. Minecraft Minecraft is an extremely popular sandbox game published by Mojang. It allows players to explore strange worlds made out of pixelated cubes. Players [...]

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Reddit Digital Currency “Reddit Notes” Announced

19 December 2014

Updated: December 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm CET. Earlier today, Reddit posted to its blog and announced the “Reddit notes,” the name of the [...]

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Mycelium Bitcoin Wallet Arrives for Apple Products; No Plans to Expand to Other Platforms

19 December 2014

The open-source, local trader app, Mycelium, that Android users have been able to utilize for months now has finally come over to the bright white side of digital tech by releasing a bitcoin wallet for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. There was no grandiose announcement to usher in the App. Dmitry Murashchik, also known across social platforms as Rassah, simply made [...]

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Hedgeable Offers ‘Free Bitcoin to Every American’ in Investor Promotion

19 December 2014

Hedgeable has announced an ambitious plan to give one free bitcoin to every interested investor who enrolls in its Plus Program, a promotion the company emphasizes is available to “every person in America”. Founded in 2009, the VC-backed asset management startup aims to “democratize” access to advanced investing platforms, bringing exposure to new and potentially lucrative [...]

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We Have a ‘Laser Focus on the Protocol’

19 December 2014

At this year’s Money20/20 event held in Las Vegas, CoinTelegraph had a chance to catch up with Marco Santori, chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Committee at the Bitcoin Foundation. Marco shared his thoughts on such topics as regulation, the importance of educating the public, and the goals of the foundation for the near future. Here is the full interview: Sponsored by

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Bitcoin Comic ‘The Hunt For Satoshi’ Hits Comixology, Gets In Front Of Mainstream Audience

19 December 2014

You remember the crowd-funding campaign for The Hunt For Satoshi on Swarm earlier this fall, don’t you? It was, and remains, the only Bitcoin-themed full length comic book, focusing on multiple characters and their attempt to find the legendary pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin: Satoshi Nakamoto. Besides giving Bitcoin users a keepsake from what we all hope will become “Bitcoin’s early days” it is [...]

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Australia Decides to Keep Bitcoin Sales Tax, Risks Double Taxation

19 December 2014

In a blow to Bitcoin’s international presence, Australia has confirmed it will keep its controversial sales tax policy for certain Bitcoin transactions. Following the Australian Tax Office (ATO) issuing the initial legislation earlier this year, considerable community opposition arose, with domestic exchange Coinjar even forced to relocate to the UK to preserve its operations. In November, the chairman of [...]

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OpalCoin Developer: Hacker Used Fake-Wallet Attack to Steal 17% of Supply

19 December 2014

The community supporting OpalCoin, an anonymous cryptocurrency offering decentralized storage, was recently under siege of a fake-wallet attack. A hacker stole almost 17% of the coin supply, most of which has been recovered.   The Opal team announced the hack on the Bitcoin Talk forums on December 15th. The hacker spread a fake-wallet virus through the forums. The Opal team had recently [...]

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SmartContract: Getting the Most from the NXT Blockchain

19 December 2014

A new startup named SmartContract has built a fully-functioning Smart Contracts implementation on top of the NXT protocol. Smart Contracts Smart Contracts are cryptographic constructs that can be used to secure or execute agreements between entities. They employ much of the technology related to cryptocurrency and some implementations will be built upon pre-existing protocols. They provide a much needed public burden of [...]

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Bitcoin Not A Currency, Says Australian Tax Office

19 December 2014

Updated: December 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm CET. Australia chooses not to treat bitcoin [...]

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In the Wake of The Pirate Bay Shutdown, Tribler Makes BitTorrent Completely Anonymous and Impossible to Compromise

19 December 2014

Recently, The Pirate Bay succumbed to a shutdown due to a police raid on their main servers. While The Pirate Bay was able to be torrented itself and brought back to life elsewhere, the effects of the shutdown sent a shockwave through the torrent community. Now, a group of researchers from the Delft University of Technology are about to do something [...]

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Bitcoin Investment Recap 2014: Mt. Gox’s Long Term Effects

19 December 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, people in mainstream media, popular online media, and the Bitcoin community have been ruminating on whether or not 2014 was a success or failure for Bitcoin. Many people outside of the Bitcoin community have focused solely on the Bitcoin price, and have therefore deemed the digital currency as the “worst investment of 2014.” On [...]

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PeerNova Raises $8.6M to Accelerate Enterprise Use of Blockchain Technologies

19 December 2014

Photo: Siarhei Karotki/CoinSpeaker Californian hardware and software provider PeerNova, announced it has just received investments of $8.6 million. The firm has closed the Series A funding round, which was aimed at speeding up the launch of its blockchain-based enterprise software solutions. The investors included Mosiak Partners, FireEye CTO and founder Ashar Aziz, investor Steve Case, Pierre [...]

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Cryprocurrency Exchange UMEX Became Available for Trading in Beta-Testing Mode

19 December 2014

Photo: UMEX UMEX exchange is a new player on the cryprocurrency market. Test trading on UMEX exchange started today, December 18, 2014, according to the company’s blog. Development of software that would be able to scale to increasing demands of the market participants and the bitcoin society took more than a year. The exchange is aimed to adapt [...]

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BitMain Cancelling the AntMiner L1 Scrypt ASIC Miner

19 December 2014

BitMain Cancelling the AntMiner L1 Scrypt ASIC Miner Posted on 19 December 2014. Tags: Crypto Mining Dear loyal customers, The decision has been taken not to continue production of the Antminer L1 In response, all customers will be able to choose one of three options: 1) The original order value of $599 will be refunded at 105% value [...]

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Have A Holly Jolly Crypto-Christmas

19 December 2014

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FIMK – Revolutionizing Finland’s Economy with Cryptocurrency

19 December 2014

Share ! tweet Svante Lehtinen has been quietly and cautiously revolutionizing the economy in Finland. With his non-profit project FIMKrypto, he has been working with a team of coders and strategists to try a new method of establishing common wealth within a nation. The ambitious goals include providing a basic income to every qualifying Finnish citizen, reward incentives for participation, and [...]

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Vertcoin successfully changes algorithm to Lyra2RE

19 December 2014

Share ! tweet Continuing it’s dedication to ASIC-resistance and GPU friendly mining, Vertcoin (VTC) has successfully forked to change it’s algorithm to Lyr2RE. Lyra2RE replaces Scrypt-N, resulting in an increase in mining efficiency and keeps the coin ahead of ASIC mining. The change of algorithm was announced in July of 2014 and successfully carried out by developers new to the coin [...]

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Time Inc. Announces New Partnership With Coinbase

19 December 2014

Time Inc. has become the first major magazine publisher to accept Bitcoin with its new partnership with Coinbase. With this deal, Bitcoin users can now buy subscriptions to select magazines like Fortune, Health and This Old House without any of the inefficiencies of converting their cryptocurrencies into cash. Coinbase praises this move as an important move in opening up more markets [...]

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Bitcoin Comic Goes on Sale Following Successful Crowdfunding

19 December 2014

Following a successful crowdsale, the English version of crypto-focused comic book Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto goes on sale today. The book, which was launched at CoinSummit in London back in July, was created by Alex Preukschat and Josep Busquet, and features illustrations by José Ángel García Ares. According to the authors, the comic weaves together the action, facts and fictions of bitcoin technology [...]

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Bitcoin Companies to Showcase the World of Bitcoin at CES 2015

19 December 2014

The world of Bitcoin is coming to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, sponsored by a huge partnership between BitPay, Circle, Kraken, Bitmain, Blockchain, Bitstamp, Private Internet Access, Robocoin, and yBitcoin. The world of Bitcoin show will feature ten different brands that are shaping the Bitcoin and virtual currency industries. Bitcoin on the Verge Emily Vaughn, Marketing Manager at BitPay and organizer of [...]

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