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OKCoin Introduces Bitcoin Futures Trading to Mobile Android App Bitcoin Paydici Launches Recurring Bitcoin Billing for Small Merchants NY Law Panel: Bitcoin Won BitFury Invests in GoCoin for Payments Processing Push Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin Across the UK Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin at 30 UK Locations ASIC Design Firm Alchip to Debut on Taiwan Stock Exchange Brazil New Bitcoin Exchange Says Australia is Ideal Location Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin at All UK Locations The 12 Best Answers from Gavin Andresen Why 20 Bitcoin Companies Are Backing a New Deal for Digital Identity Coinfloor Plans Europe Coinbase Co-Founder Tours Europe in International Expansion Bid Why Bitcoin Needs an ISO-Certified Currency Code BitLicense Comment Period Closes with Final Input from Circle, BitPay SnapCard Aims to Boost Bitcoin Adoption with POS System Giveway Marco Streng, CEO of Genesis Mining Talks Project X and Cloud Mining
 
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OKCoin Introduces Bitcoin Futures Trading to Mobile Android App

OKCoin has officially updated its mobile Android trading app to include futures trading and new candlestick charts. The new product launch brings features available on OKCoin.com to mobile app users, including 10x leverage on all trades, a profit calculator and weekly, monthly and quarterly contract types. In an interview, OKCoin manager of international operations Zane [...]

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Bitcoin ‘Ransomware’ Freezes Council Offices Across Italy

The offices of Italian municipal councils have had their computer files encrypted by a ‘ransomware’ virus that is demanding payment in bitcoin. According to Corriere della Sera, one of the country’s top newspaper, dozens of regional office workers are unable to pay bills, issue certificates or access server documents until they pay the digital ransom. The attackers’ fee is currently [...]

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Paydici Launches Recurring Bitcoin Billing for Small Merchants

Merchant billing service provider Paydici has announced a new partnership with BitPay that will enable its small merchant clients to accept bitcoin as payment for recurring bills. The Oregon-based company offers a comprehensive service for issuing bills on behalf of its US clients and manages payments paid by bank account, credit cards, and now, [...]

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NY Law Panel: Bitcoin Won’t Get Banking Without Compliance

On Tuesday morning, the New York Law School hosted the Bitcoin Law conference, drawing entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from the New York City bitcoin community, as well as many of its own aspiring lawyers. The event was moderated and largely organized by Houman Shadab, a law professor and director of the school’s Center for [...]

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BitFury Invests in GoCoin for Payments Processing Push

BitFury Capital has announced an undisclosed strategic investment in digital currency merchant processor GoCoin. The move marks the third investment for BitFury Capital, the venture capital arm of bitcoin mining hardware and services provider BitFury. As part of the deal, BitFury indicated that it will seek to use GoCoin as the default processor [...]

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Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin Across the UK

Technology exchange and retailer CeX is set to become the first high street retailer in the United Kingdom to integrate bitcoin payments nationwide. CeX will roll out bitcoin payments at 30 of its 266 UK stores beginning today. More stores will join the initial group in coming weeks as staff are trained, the firm told CoinDesk. The [...]

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Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin at 30 UK Locations

Technology exchange and retailer CeX is set to become the first high street retailer in the United Kingdom to integrate bitcoin payments nationwide. CeX will roll out bitcoin payments at 30 of its UK stores beginning 22nd October, according to the company. The move follows a trial run at its Glasgow location, where a bitcoin ATM [...]

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ASIC Design Firm Alchip to Debut on Taiwan Stock Exchange

Chip designer Alchip Technologies is to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange next Tuesday, 28th October. The Taiwan-based firm, which is known for its bitcoin-mining ASICs, is already a public company and is currently listed on the Taiwan Emergent Market under the stock ticker number 3661. Although the public offering will bring additional reporting requirements, the move [...]

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Brazil’s Tecnisa Becomes the Biggest Bitcoin Merchant in Latin America

Brazil-based real estate developer Tecnisa has announced it is now accepting bitcoin, making the company Latin America’s largest cryptocurrency-accepting merchant by annual revenue. Figures from the CoinDesk State of Bitcoin Q3 suggest that its revenue figures put Tecnisa among the top 10 largest bitcoin-accepting merchants globally. The publicly traded company boasted net operating revenue [...]

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New Bitcoin Exchange Says Australia is Ideal Location

A new bitcoin exchange launched yesterday in Sydney, Australia, with an aim to improving general consumer confidence in the digital currency market. Called Independent Reserve, the exchange is promoting both itself and its Australian base as secure and well-regulated, saying the country’s AAA credit rating and political stability made it the ideal place [...]

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Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin at All UK Locations

Technology exchange and retailer CeX is set to become the first high street retailer in the United Kingdom to integrate bitcoin payments nationwide. CeX will roll out bitcoin payments at all thirty of its UK stores beginning 22nd October, according to the company. The move follows a trial run at its Glasgow location, where a [...]

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The 12 Best Answers from Gavin Andresen’s Reddit AMA

Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen took to Reddit today to engage the community in an ask-me-anything (AMA) session that tackled a variety of topics both silly and serious. In his post kicking off the session, the 47-year-old chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation detailed his contributions to the bitcoin space so far. These [...]

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Why 20 Bitcoin Companies Are Backing a New Deal for Digital Identity

To members of more than 20 digital currency companies, the broad increase in financial access the industry hopes to achieve is currently being impeded by issues that go beyond finance and technology to defining transparency and identity in the digital age. Expanding access to financial services through not just digital currency, [...]

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Coinfloor Plans Europe’s First Bitcoin ETF, Adds USD Support

Coinfloor has revealed plans to launch a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) and accept additional fiat currencies as part of its efforts to expand internationally. Starting immediately, the UK-based bitcoin exchange is allowing customers to make deposits in US dollars, euros and Polish zloty, in addition to the British pound. The company framed the move as a way for it to [...]

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Coinbase Co-Founder Tours Europe in International Expansion Bid

Coinbase, one of the most visible companies in the bitcoin space, is making a strong bid to expand in Europe as it attempts to grow in new markets outside the US for the first time. In recent weeks, Coinbase has opened its service to residents of 18 European countries, [...]

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Why Bitcoin Needs an ISO-Certified Currency Code

A formal ISO currency code will spur global mainstream adoption of bitcoin more than any other single action. When a new currency code becomes adopted by the independent and nonpolitical International Organization for Standardization (ISO), it immediately enters the database tables upon which Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, SWIFT, and other [...]

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BitLicense Comment Period Closes with Final Input from Circle, BitPay

Just in time for the closing of the comment period for New York State’s ‘BitLicense’ proposal yesterday, bitcoin companies Circle and BitPay managed to have the final say on the matter – for now. In their comments, both companies expressed a number of similar concerns over the BitLicense, specifically provisions they perceive as burdensome regulation [...]

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SnapCard Aims to Boost Bitcoin Adoption with POS System Giveway

Bitcoin payments solutions provider snapCard is planning to give 500 merchants in the San Francisco area the ability to accept the digital currency as part of a month-long promotional event. The company announced its ‘#IntegrateSF’ campaign today, which will give away free tablet-based point-of sale (POS) systems to participating merchants who start accepting bitcoin payments this November. The goal [...]

Marco Streng, CEO of Genesis Mining Talks Project X and Cloud Mining

At the Hasher’s United conference in Las Vegas, Genesis Mining unveiled their Project X platform as the next evolution in their cloud mining service. Marco Streng, the CEO of Genesis Mining, gave an excellent rundown of Project X as well as a teaser video. Genesis had a booth at the Inside Bitcoins [...]


How High Does Criminality Go at JPMorgan

23 October 2014

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 22, 2014 – First Appeared on Wall Street On Parade Yesterday the Inspector General of the Federal Reserve System released a highly abbreviated report on the New York Fed’s supervision of JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office (CIO) that spawned the $6.2 billion in exotic derivative losses in 2012 – using hundreds [...]

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OKCoin Introduces Bitcoin Futures Trading to Mobile Android App

23 October 2014

OKCoin has officially updated its mobile Android trading app to include futures trading and new candlestick charts. The new product launch brings features available on OKCoin.com to mobile app users, including 10x leverage on all trades, a profit calculator and weekly, monthly and quarterly contract types. In an interview, OKCoin manager of international operations Zane [...]

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Over 30 CeX stores in the UK are now trading in Bitcoin

23 October 2014

Share ! tweet One of the United Kingdom’s most recognizable brands, the second-hand electronics retailer CeX, is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment option from customers and also using cryptocurrency to buy used games and gadgets from sellers. The good news was announced this Wednesday (22nd) by the company in a surprising blog [...]

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ApplePay Double Spends Users’ Money: Bitcoin User Not Affected

23 October 2014

Earlier this week, Apple’s new mobile NFC payment network, ApplePay, went live. From its first few days of life, huge issues are already popping up regarding ApplePay’s security. Multiple users are reporting that using ApplePay has resulted in duplicate charges to their bank statement. CNN Money’s Samuel Burke found out about the [...]

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USA Today: “Bitcoin Has Value Beyond Price Point”

23 October 2014

It is rare that the mainstream media shows any nod of approval toward Bitcoin and its virtually unlimited technological potential. Media superpower USA Today executed a very positive piece that shows that they did some research to find out why Bitcoin is more than just another price on the Bloomberg ticker. What they [...]

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MIT researchers can predict price of Bitcoin

23 October 2014

A researcher with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems recently created a machine-learning algorithm that can predict the price of Bitcoin, allowing his research team to almost double [...]

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A Little Appcoin Sanity: The Blocknet

23 October 2014

The Blocknet is a new project just announced by the XCurrency team, headed by XCurrency lead developer Dan Metcalf. And it is a doozy. Much of the information I’ll be providing you with today comes [...]

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Dogecoin Accepted By Twitch.tv!

23 October 2014

Share ! tweet Earlier today, Twitch.tv announced, via a twitter post,  that they will be accepting Dogecoin, the famous crypto-currency based off a meme, for their “Turbo subscription” plan. The Turbo subscription removes adds, adds new chat features, and increases video storage for your broadcasts. The subscription plan, at current prices, costs around 20,000 Dogecoins. Twitch.tv is the most popular live video streaming [...]

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An Interview with Roger Gabriel of bitINKA

22 October 2014

Roger Gabriel has four years of experience working in a financial division of IBM in Argentina and 5 years working on e-commerce businesses. He is launching a Bitcoin trading platform that is easy enough for anyone in South America to use. Ruben Alexander: How did you get started with Bitcoin? Roger Gabriel: On bitcoin itself around July of last year, I read [...]

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Bitcoin ‘Ransomware’ Freezes Council Offices Across Italy

22 October 2014

The offices of Italian municipal councils have had their computer files encrypted by a ‘ransomware’ virus that is demanding payment in bitcoin. According to Corriere della Sera, one of the country’s top newspaper, dozens of regional office workers are unable to pay bills, issue certificates or access server documents until they pay the digital ransom. The attackers’ fee is currently [...]

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New Lower Prices for Bitcoin Cloud Mining at Genesis Mining

22 October 2014

New Lower Prices for Bitcoin Cloud Mining at Genesis Mining Posted on 22 October 2014. Tags: Crypto Mining It seems that Genesis Mining has lowered their prices for Bitcoin cloud mining hashrate, though the prices for Scrypt cloud hashrate remain the same as the last time we have discussed the prices of the cloud [...]

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Paydici Launches Recurring Bitcoin Billing for Small Merchants

22 October 2014

Merchant billing service provider Paydici has announced a new partnership with BitPay that will enable its small merchant clients to accept bitcoin as payment for recurring bills. The Oregon-based company offers a comprehensive service for issuing bills on behalf of its US clients and manages payments paid by bank account, credit cards, and now, [...]

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Bitcoin Stock Exchange Could Be “More Valuable than Alibaba”

22 October 2014

When Overstock.com Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne launched a wiki page to explore the possibility of a Bitcoin stock exchange, it was hard to imagine the project getting past the idea stage. But Patrick Byrne is a man on a mission. Driven by a deep mistrust of Wall Street, Byrne has announced the [...]

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PeerTracks Will Allow CryptoHipsters to Profit by Discovering a Band Before Anyone Else

22 October 2014

You know that friend who always tries to score indie snob cred by saying he thinks a specific band’s “early stuff was better?” P2P music startup PeerTracks might have devised a way for your hipster friend to monetize his early adopter status. PeerTracks uses the BitShares platform to allow bands and individual musicians to create and distribute their own cryptocoins to [...]

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Why Tea is a Good Place to Start Bitcoin Adoption with Tealet Founder, Elyse Petersen

22 October 2014

Tealet is an online farmers market for tea founded by food scientist Elyse Petersen. With an extensive background in the tea industry and with a dream of solving tea the production and distribution problems Elyse explains why tea is a good place to start Bitcoin adoption and tells us how she sees BTC payments shaping the future of agriculture as [...]

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XCurrency’s Blockchain Connectivity Web

22 October 2014

XCurrency has released the Blocknet. It is an attempt to link all blockchains into one word wide blockchain web. The project is much needed by all in the cryptocurrency industry. Why the need to link blockchains? The major problem with cryptocurrency at the moment is that each blockchain is self-contained and can only serve one coin and its community. When new developers [...]

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A CryptoFund for Investing in Digital Currency

22 October 2014

CryptoFund is a digital currency investment fund where clients’ bitcoins are professionally traded in the cryptocurrency space. The Cryptomen team, developers of Cryptofund, claim that it’s the world’s very first digital currency investment fund. There will be many CryptoFunds, each named in tribute to space monkeys. The first fund is codenamed: Miss [...]

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Bali Bitcoin Binge (B3) 2014, an alternative Bitcoin meeting

22 October 2014

This November, 19 bitcoin entrepreneurs are gathering, during four weeks, to live, work, and learn together on the island of Bali, for the first ever Bitcoin Bali Binge. It is a beta test for creating frequent international crypto-retreats, where those crypto enthusiasts working to help the world catch up with the tech can flock together and you can join them [...]

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PeerTracks: Paradigm Shift In Music World

22 October 2014

The time has come for starving artists to finally make real money from their music. As the Internet disrupted the way record labels make their money, the blockchain is taking this another step by threatening to render them useless. PeerTracks is matching the artist up with the audience and allowing them to both make money, all the while spreading knowledge [...]

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Bitfury Group Selects Gocoin To Enable Processing Of Digital Currencies

22 October 2014

BitFury’s venture fund makes strategic investment into top digital payment platform to support the adoption of cryptocurrencies SAN FRANCISCO AMSTERDAM – BitFury Capital, the investment arm of leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider and Bitcoin transaction processing company BitFury Group, today announced a strategic investment into GoCoin. As the first e-commerce payment solution designed to support bitcoin and emerging altcoins like Litecoin [...]

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NY Law Panel: Bitcoin Won’t Get Banking Without Compliance

22 October 2014

On Tuesday morning, the New York Law School hosted the Bitcoin Law conference, drawing entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from the New York City bitcoin community, as well as many of its own aspiring lawyers. The event was moderated and largely organized by Houman Shadab, a law professor and director of the school’s Center for [...]

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BitFury Invests in GoCoin for Payments Processing Push

22 October 2014

BitFury Capital has announced an undisclosed strategic investment in digital currency merchant processor GoCoin. The move marks the third investment for BitFury Capital, the venture capital arm of bitcoin mining hardware and services provider BitFury. As part of the deal, BitFury indicated that it will seek to use GoCoin as the default processor [...]

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Plutus Miners: ASIC Scrypt Mining for Everyone

22 October 2014

– Sponsored Post – In January of 2009 the first Bitcoin block was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto, kicking off the mining race that is still going on. People started off mining with their regular computers, then upgraded to mining with the more powerful graphics cards used for serious gaming, and then finally moved to mining with arrays [...]

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Laura Poitras: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

22 October 2014

Laura Poitras at PopTech 2010 conference in Camden, Maine. (Photo: PopTech /flickr CC 2.0) Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era. Imagine the kind of system needed just to [...]

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Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin Across the UK

22 October 2014

Technology exchange and retailer CeX is set to become the first high street retailer in the United Kingdom to integrate bitcoin payments nationwide. CeX will roll out bitcoin payments at 30 of its 266 UK stores beginning today. More stores will join the initial group in coming weeks as staff are trained, the firm told CoinDesk. The [...]

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EFF, Internet Archive, and Reddit Oppose the BitLicense

22 October 2014

Privacy, Economic and Free Speech Flaws in Proposed Bitcoin Regulatory Scheme San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with reddit and the Internet Archive, today filed formal comments with the New York State Department of Financial Services opposing the state’s proposed regulations for digital currencies such as Bitcoin. In the letter, EFF argues that on top of damaging privacy and harming [...]

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90% Tax Rate for the 1%

22 October 2014

A 90 percent tax rate on the top 1 percent of American earners wouldn’t just significantly reduce income and wealth inequality and boost government tax revenues. It would also be the optimal level for Americans’ welfare, according to a new paper from economists Fabian Kindermann and Dirk Krueger. They find that the top marginal tax rate that maximizes [...]

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Bitcoin Continues to Coil While Litecoin Dips

22 October 2014

Bitcoin has been coiling as we can see in the 4H chart below. Since the 275 low on the year, price rallied back to 418 after which it has remained in a triangle congestion. Bitcoin (BTCUSD) 4H Chart [...]

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Twitch.tv Announces Dogecoin Support

22 October 2014

In a tweet posted early Tuesday morning, the popular video game streaming platform Twitch.TV announced their plans to allow Dogecoin as a payment option for channel subscriptions. Subscriptions enable users of the platform to support their favorite broadcaster through a monthly fee. Additional perks include special chat privileges, special emoticons, and removed advertisements. We now accept DogeCoin! Just use the More [...]

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CoinFest 2015: Journey Around the World

22 October 2014

[Editor’s note: CoinFest was founded in Vancouver, where it was last spearheaded by Andrew Wagner of the Bitcoin Co-op.] What is CoinFest? When CoinFest started in 2013 as a relatively small gathering of 100 or so Bitcoiners, celebrating the adoption of Bitcoin at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, it was conceived as a way to incentivize cryptocurrency acceptance while educating the public [...]

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Bitcoin Trader Collapses

22 October 2014

The Bitcoin arbitrage company Bitcoin Trader has collapsed and their management has disappeared leaving customers to face huge losses. Pillar of the industry Bitcoin Trader ran a huge mining operation and offered customers the opportunity to invest in it. The company had promised up to 3% daily returns on investments to customers who joined their trading pool. The company was also a [...]

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The Blocknet: How It Works and Initial Token Offering Rules

22 October 2014

It has been described as revolutionary, and indeed it is. The Blocknet, which is a true peer-to-peer protocol between nodes on different blockchains, enables open-ended communication and delivery of services between users of different cryptocurrencies. It also increases the potential user base of any coin. It is for that reason that it has [...]

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Second-Hand Electronics Retailer CeX Will Accept Bitcoin Across the UK

22 October 2014

Second-hand electronics retailer CeX will support Bitcoin for purchases and sales at all of its centrally-owned shops in the UK from Wednesday, which it claims is the largest adoption of the digital currency on the UK high street so far, The Telegraph reports. CeX will also pay out Bitcoin as an [...]

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Bitcoin Price Advance Rearing To Go

22 October 2014

Bitcoin Price is rearing for a move higher. The consolidation below $400 is technically complete, and traders await the first signs of advance. Analysis explores the confirmation signals and targets. Blockchain QuotesGlobal EconomyBitcoin Price AnalysisSummaryComments Blockchain Quotes Amir Taaki in an interview with Aaron van Wirdum: This vision of Bitcoin as a faster, cheaper and [...]

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SuperNET Newsletter #4

22 October 2014

Share ! tweet Welcome to the SuperNET newsletter! The past week has seen some exciting developments on the tech front, including Telepathy: James’ system for communicating so securely that even the sender doesn’t need to know who the recipient is! Since it has been a relatively quiet week in terms of new companies joining SuperNET, we want to take the opportunity to [...]

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Cleverhash Poised To Launch Groundbreaking Crypto-Currency – Prepare For The HASH Token Presale

22 October 2014

October 22, 2014 History is about to be made in the crypto-currency community with the launch of Cleverhash’s brand new HASH token – the first time ever a hardware manufacturer has created a cryptographic token to give back to the community. Cleverhash prides itself on being a mining company for the people, and this brand new promotion is an exciting example [...]

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Technology Retailer CeX Now Accepts Bitcoin at 30 UK Locations

22 October 2014

Technology exchange and retailer CeX is set to become the first high street retailer in the United Kingdom to integrate bitcoin payments nationwide. CeX will roll out bitcoin payments at 30 of its UK stores beginning 22nd October, according to the company. The move follows a trial run at its Glasgow location, where a bitcoin ATM [...]

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ASIC Design Firm Alchip to Debut on Taiwan Stock Exchange

22 October 2014

Chip designer Alchip Technologies is to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange next Tuesday, 28th October. The Taiwan-based firm, which is known for its bitcoin-mining ASICs, is already a public company and is currently listed on the Taiwan Emergent Market under the stock ticker number 3661. Although the public offering will bring additional reporting requirements, the move [...]

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Brazil’s Tecnisa Becomes the Biggest Bitcoin Merchant in Latin America

22 October 2014

Brazil-based real estate developer Tecnisa has announced it is now accepting bitcoin, making the company Latin America’s largest cryptocurrency-accepting merchant by annual revenue. Figures from the CoinDesk State of Bitcoin Q3 suggest that its revenue figures put Tecnisa among the top 10 largest bitcoin-accepting merchants globally. The publicly traded company boasted net operating revenue [...]

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The Digital Currency Dilemma: Anonymity vs. Privacy (Op-Ed)

22 October 2014

First Global Credit’s CEO Gavin Smith comments on digital currency exchange Bitstamp’s policy change and the issue of anonymity in the digital currency markets. This week Bitcoin Exchange, Bitstamp, fulfilled a promised policy change of handing over to the authorities all details of all the unverified accounts on their system. Further those unverified accounts would be subject to seizure of assets. [...]

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Jilted ATM Buyers Get Internet Justice; Robocoin Issues Apology & Explanation

22 October 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, Andrew Wilkinson was out of patience. He and his business partner had ordered a Robocoin ATM to place in a pub in Canada. The product arrived months late and was totally non-operational. Robocoin didn’t respond to Andrew’s requests for a refund of the US$20,000 he’d spent on the defunct machine. But before turning to a centralized, government-run [...]

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Bitnet gets 14.5 Million USD

22 October 2014

The wind of change is blowing in the Bitcoin payment business. Bitnet, a platform to process Bitcoin payments, get venture capital in the amount of 14.5 Million USD to engage in competition with Coinbase and Bitpay. But that’s not all. Rakuten, the biggest e-commerce website in Japan, invests in Bitnet, too. And [...]

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Computer Virus Wreaks Havoc in Italian Administrations, Ransom Paid in Bitcoin

22 October 2014

The computer systems of tens of local administrations in Italy have fallen to a “ransomware” computer virus that encrypts stored files and requests payment in Bitcoin for the decryption keys. The ransom is 400 Euros, and it doubles after three days. Also read: Surge in Ransomware Likely Due to Bitcoin Administration officers at [...]

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Highlights from Gavin Andresen’s Reddit AMA

22 October 2014

Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, hosted a Reddit AMA yesterday. AMA means “Ask Me Anything” – Reddit users can ask the host all sorts of questions about any topic. Reddit AMAs use the site’s comment system for both questions and answers, and are similar to online text-only press conferences [...]

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Plutus Miners Released the World’s Cheapest and Fastest Scrypt ASIC Miner

22 October 2014

Cryptocurrency mining is a new, growing trend, but the task can be difficult. With technology constantly changing, it is important to keep up with the developments to mine effectively. Mining can be profitable, however, it is difficult to find an effective way to do so. Plutus Miners is a new website launched on the 19th of october 2014. Plutus Miners offers the [...]

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MAGNUS DAAR ESQ.: KNC MINER HURTS SWEDEN’S REPUTATION FOR BUSINESS

22 October 2014

Magnus Daar cryptocoinsnews.com / Rick Mac Gillis / October 21, 2014 at 5:41 am CET Magnus Daar Esq. of Nova, a law firm based in Sweden, feels that KNC’s actions might hurt Sweden’s reputation for other companies who started their business in Sweden. Sweden has been the birthplace of many popular companies, services, and products such as Skype, [...]

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EFF, Internet Archive, and Reddit All Oppose the Proposed New York BitLicense Bitcoin Regulation

22 October 2014

Earlier today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Internet Archive, and Reddit, all filed public comments to the NYDFS regarding their proposed BitLicense Bitcoin regulation. The EFF first posted about the BitLicense, simultaneously revealing their stance and prompting the populace to send their own comments to the NYDFS, last week. The San Francisco companies have given voice to an [...]

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Ways to Earn Bitcoins

22 October 2014

Bitcoin is the newest craze. You’ve heard the stories of the average Joe whose initial small Bitcoin investment turned into millions nearly overnight. Unsurprisingly, you want to get in on the action. Fortunately for you, it isn’t too late! Bitcoin is a very young currency and it’s growing every day. Many bitcoin enthusiasts believe that people who invest even [...]

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New Australian Bitcoin Exchange International Reserve Launches With No GST

22 October 2014

Independent Reserve (IR) is an Australian Bitcoin exchange in Sydney that ran a pre-launch survey that reached 442 people from every corner of the world. From their survey, IR determined that only 8% of participants had used Bitcoin. However, more than half claimed that they “felt they understood Bitcoin” and over three-quarters admitted to having planned to “find out more” in [...]

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New Bitcoin Exchange Says Australia is Ideal Location

22 October 2014

A new bitcoin exchange launched yesterday in Sydney, Australia, with an aim to improving general consumer confidence in the digital currency market. Called Independent Reserve, the exchange is promoting both itself and its Australian base as secure and well-regulated, saying the country’s AAA credit rating and political stability made it the ideal place [...]

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