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This Polish Hospital Will Let Patients Settle Bills With Bitcoin Butterfly Labs Urges Court to Dismiss FTC Payments Veterans Discuss Bitcoin vs Apple Pay at NY Law Conference Sidechains White Paper Imagines New Future for Digital Currency Development Blockstream SEC Filing Reveals $15 Million Raised in Funding Round Mercator Report Finds Conflicting Bitcoin Regulation Harmful to Industry Saxo Bank Event Panel: Block Chain Intriguing, Bitcoin a Fad CoinCorner Now Accepts Debit and Credit Cards for Bitcoin Purchases Lamassu Partners with IdentityMind to Offer Enhanced ATM Compliance 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
 
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This Polish Hospital Will Let Patients Settle Bills With Bitcoin

A private hospital in Warsaw, Poland, which is run by the Medicover Group, will soon let patients pay their bills in bitcoin. A bitcoin ATM planned to be launched at the facility in the near future should make that process even easier. While a number of clinics and doctors around the world have been accepting bitcoins for [...]

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Butterfly Labs Urges Court to Dismiss FTC’s ‘Self-Serving’ Fraud Charges

Embattled mining hardware company Butterfly Labs has filed a motion to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint against the company. Butterfly Labs (BFL) was shut down by the FTC last month following numerous claims of public misrepresentation and downright fraud. However, in spite of nearly 300 customer filings against the company, BFL still insists it is [...]

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Payments Veterans Discuss Bitcoin vs Apple Pay at NY Law Conference

The buzz surrounding Apple Pay may have initially startled some bitcoin enthusiasts, but industry experts continue to speak out on why the latest mobile payments solution is only passively interesting. At the Bitcoin Law conference, an event held at New York Law School this Tuesday, American Express VP and senior counsel Emily Goodman [...]

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Sidechains White Paper Imagines New Future for Digital Currency Development

A group of bitcoin core developers and cryptographic technology experts have released a new proposal that could reshape the digital currency ecosystem if implemented. The sidechains concept has long been argued as a solution to what many see as a volatile and self-damaging sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Described by some as the [...]

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Blockstream SEC Filing Reveals $15 Million Raised in Funding Round

Blockstream has raised at least $15.18m toward a major funding round expected to close in the coming weeks, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. The filing also shows that Reid Hoffman, a partner at venture firm Greylock Partners and co-founder of LinkedIn, will take a seat on the startup’s board of directors. Speaking to [...]

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Mercator Report Finds Conflicting Bitcoin Regulation Harmful to Industry

Mercator Advisory Group has published a research note on global bitcoin regulation, making it the latest established name in the financial industry to release a report on bitcoin. The note, titled ‘Global Digital Currency Regulations: Divergent Paths‘, examined trends in digital currency regulation and concluded that industry development is currently hampered by a lack [...]

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Saxo Bank Event Panel: Block Chain Intriguing, Bitcoin a Fad

Bitcoin was labelled a “fad” yet also “interesting” in a panel discussion at Saxo Bank’s Trading Debates event in central London yesterday. Held in the British Library, the event was attended by more than 300 people from the world of traditional finance, including bankers, traders and other financial services professionals. The panel discussion Fintech Boom [...]

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CoinCorner Now Accepts Debit and Credit Cards for Bitcoin Purchases

British bitcoin exchange CoinCorner now allows clients to purchase bitcoin and some altcoins with debit and credit cards. The feature went live yesterday, making CoinCorner one of very few places in the British Isles to accept direct card payments for cryptocurrency. Bittylicious, a similar exchange, launched card payments back in May. Traditional bank transfer methods are still on offer for users who [...]

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Lamassu Partners with IdentityMind to Offer Enhanced ATM Compliance

Bitcoin ATM manufacturer Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures has announced a new partnership with e-commerce compliance specialist IdentityMind Global. First revealed informally on 5th October, the integration with IdentityMind will provide Lamassu bitcoin ATM owners with built-in anti-fraud and know-your-customer (KYC) services, automated suspicious activity report (SAR) filings, sanctions screening and transaction monitoring. Lamassu CEO Zach Harvey characterized [...]

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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 [...]


Digital Currency Summit Andorra: Bitcoin in the banking nation

24 October 2014

Last September 17th to 19th, the Digital Currency Summit was celebrated in Andorra, the small country placed three hours away from Barcelona; it was a three day debate forum which treated topics like the use and importance of cryptocurrencies for banks, governments, investors and general public. In order to achieve that goal there were organised conferences and debates around four [...]

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24 October 2014

There’s an old saying about companies like Whatsapp: “If the product is free, you are the product.” While Whatsapp’s services appear to be free, you pay for it in privacy and convenience, with the information you yield for advertising purposes, and the annoying ads themselves. Every person you invite to the Whatsapp network makes them a measurable amount of money, none [...]

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This Polish Hospital Will Let Patients Settle Bills With Bitcoin

24 October 2014

A private hospital in Warsaw, Poland, which is run by the Medicover Group, will soon let patients pay their bills in bitcoin. A bitcoin ATM planned to be launched at the facility in the near future should make that process even easier. While a number of clinics and doctors around the world have been accepting bitcoins for [...]

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Butterfly Labs Urges Court to Dismiss FTC’s ‘Self-Serving’ Fraud Charges

24 October 2014

Embattled mining hardware company Butterfly Labs has filed a motion to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint against the company. Butterfly Labs (BFL) was shut down by the FTC last month following numerous claims of public misrepresentation and downright fraud. However, in spite of nearly 300 customer filings against the company, BFL still insists it is [...]

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Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitspark.io Launches Securing Cyberport Tech Incubator Seed Capital

24 October 2014

With $530 000 HKD of matching seed capital from Asian tech incubator Cyberport: Bitspark’s recently launched Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in open Beta features open source code, cryptographically verifiable audits and a commitment to transparency. Hong Kong based Bitcoin company Bitspark Limited has announced the launch of its public Beta Bitcoin and cryptocurrency [...]

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BitWage Founder, Jonathan Chester: “We see Bitcoin as a Way to Bring Modern Financial Tools to the Unbanked”

24 October 2014

We know many developing countries have leapfrogged certain development stages thanks to rapid adaptation to evolutions in technology. This is one of the main reasons why internet in Silicon Valley is slower than in Romania, Lithuania and Hong Kong, with the latter topping 2014 speed charts according to the most recent Ookla Global Net Index. This is also why people [...]

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Bitcoin Gaining a Foothold in Brazil

24 October 2014

Many things that can be said about Brazil, but income equality is not one of them. The recent troubles during the World Cup demonstrated that the great majority of the population has been anything but happy at the government’s (mis)management of the country’s money. The good news is, however, that Bitcoin is making a strong attempt to fill the gap [...]

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Kryptoradio: FM Bitcoin Payments

24 October 2014

Finnish firm Kryptoradio has designed a data transmission protocol to transmit blockchain information over the DVB-T digital radio network. Sadly there is no analogue transmission, which would have been immensely cool. How does it work? Kryptoradio’s computers read the Bitcoin blockchain and transform it into a stream of transmittable data which is then broadcast via digital radio. It can be intercepted and [...]

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Coinfloor’s Monthly Proof Of Solvency

24 October 2014

Coinfloor, a London Based Bitcoin Exchange, holds all funds in cold storage. In addition to the cold storage of all client funds, all transactions are cleared through a multi-sig system where multiple keyholders check to be sure the transactions are legitimate prior to sending them out. Multi-signature wallets require more than one [...]

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The Ultimate Vegas Racing Weekend, Fueled by Bitcoin

24 October 2014

Entrepreneurs, innovators and athletes participate in the world’s first supercar racing experience paid in full in Bitcoin, or as the organizers like to say, “Fueled by Bitcoin.” Also read: Dogecar Driver Josh Wise Places 28th at Talladega The MaiTai BitFury Racing experience – a three-day VIP event from October 23 to 26 – is hosted by MaiTai Global founders Susi [...]

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Haunted Hashlet Cloud Mining

24 October 2014

Hello everyone! I am here to discuss some features that we could see in the upcoming Haunted Hashlet as hinted by Josh’s profile picture. For those of you who haven’t seen it, here it is! This Hashlet would obviously be launched sometime in the next two weeks prior to Halloween. The price would [...]

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Blockstream on a Roll: Reid Hoffman on the Board, Company Raises $15 Million

24 October 2014

There is an old Hindi saying that goes “money begets money,” which in English usually translates to “it takes money to make money.” This seems to be holding very true for Blockstream according to recently filed SEC documents. According to these documents, Reid Hoffman now sits on the company’s board of directors. Hoffman is a well know internet entrepreneur and venture [...]

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The Sidechains Bitcoin 2.0 Revolution – Highlights from Reddit AMA

24 October 2014

The authors of the new Bitcoin Sidechains paper “Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains,” published on the Blockstream website, hosted a Reddit AMA yesterday. Also read: SEC Form Shows Bitcoin Technology Company Blockstream Already Has Millions in Funding AMA means “Ask Me Anything” – Reddit users can ask the host all sorts of questions [...]

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BITCOIN RESERVE BANK TO OPEN ITS VAULT

24 October 2014

cryptocoinsnews.com / Alex Gorale / October 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm CET The transparent Bitcoin reserve bank, Bitreserve, will leave beta and become available to the public later this month. Halsey Minor is the tech entrepreneur that founded CNET in 1993. In 2008, he sold that company to CBS for $1.8 billion and became an investor. Minor was the largest financial backer [...]

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Use Bitcoin to Remotely ‘Rain’ Physical Cash Down Onto Live Strippers

24 October 2014

FLORIDA – Tampa based exotic strip club, 2001 Odyssey, is now offering its online customers the ability to remotely release physical cash down onto live strippers, as they dance on the main stage, using Bitcoin. “I think Tampa may be breaking new ground with this,” said Glen Gilmore, a consultant and digital marketing [...]

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Bitcoin Reserve “BitReserve” Banks To Open its Vaults Soon

24 October 2014

The transparent Bitcoin reserve, Bitreserve, will leave beta and become available to the public later this month. Halsey Minor is the tech entrepreneur that founded CNET in 1993. In 2008, he sold that company to CBS for $1.8 billion and became an investor. Minor was the largest financial backer of Salesforce.com and Grand Central. Forbes recognized the former as one [...]

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UK Government to Continue Supporting Bitcoin

24 October 2014

Following previous “favourable” announcements about the Digital Currency from the Chancellor,  the UK’s minister for the digital economy Ed Vaizey demonstrated once again the government ‘s strong ambition for Bitcoin, by asserting that it will continue to support the digital currencies: “We’re doing a major program of work looking at opportunities in digital currencies.We want to make these e-payments [...]

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Bitcoin Price Dive Only Snorkeling

24 October 2014

Bitcoin price is completing a extended leg of correction. With most market instrument charts like Gold, equities and the forex completing similar corrective moves, an explosive resumption of previous market trends is expected. The Fed is all out of chutzpah and stock market indexes are on the edge of a precipice. Bitcoin and Gold look set to advance strongly [...]

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Cryptomarkets Week in Review: October 23rd, 2014

24 October 2014

This has been one of the blander weeks in recent memory for cryptocurrencies. The cryptomarkets week started off with a disappointing move from the co-founders of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, who put together a very entertaining and simple video AMA recently. You can take [...]

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Tree Chains vs. Side Chains: The Controversy Explained

24 October 2014

Graph of block chain splitting. If you’ve been paying attention to the Bitcoin scene over the last few months, you’ve probably heard about concepts called “side chains” or “tree chains,” and may even be given to understand that there’s some debate over which of them ought to be added to the Bitcoin protocol. What you [...]

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XRP Price Rise Solidifies Ripple as Crypto’s #2 by Market Cap

24 October 2014

Photo by _Mo The XRP price has trended upward over the past few months, which vaulted Ripple up the market cap charts (XRP is the Ripple platform’s native currency). Thus far, the XRP price has avoided entering a cooling-off period. It may be time to certify Ripple as cryptocurrency’s #2, at least by market cap. Also Read: Ripple Labs Cracks U.S. [...]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptsy and Owner Paul Vernon Face Lawsuit

24 October 2014

Skye Bonnow is an altcoin trader that had 140 BTC swiped from his Cryptsy account in January of 2014. Skye maintains that he adhered to Cryptsy’s Terms and Conditions and was still utterly defrauded of his bitcoins. The lawsuit is currently seeking the maximum damages for the lost coins: treble the amount of the current usd value, or $180,000. Skye is [...]

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Advisory Group Finds Divergent Digital Currency Regulations around the World

24 October 2014

Mercator Advisory Group, a leading financial industry consulting firm, has released a research note on digital currency regulation worldwide. The note is titled ‘Global Digital Currency Regulations: Divergent Paths’ and is available for perusal for the tidy sum of $1250. Mercator has identified five different classes of digital currency regulation that have been enacted around the world that falls [...]

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Umbrella Holdings: Insure your Cryptocurrencies!

24 October 2014

Cryptocurrency is a world full of “firsts”. Bitcoin was the first coin, Litecoin was the first scrypt coin, Peercoin first established POS, Darkcoin was the first successful privacy centric coin, things like that. Today I’m here with Robert Murray, owner and founder of Umbrella Holdings. Umbrella plans on releasing cryptocurrencies which will help insure losses against Bitcoin and Litecoin right [...]

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Lessons to Learn from Moolah and Bitcoin Trader collapse

24 October 2014

The Bitcoin arbitrage service Bitcoin Trader and the very well known Moolah exchange and escrow service, have announced bankruptcy; both the CEO´s in charge of the companies are missing. Despite all the criticism, all this seems very similar to what many times happened in the traditional financial system: the owners disappear along with the funds! So at this point there’s [...]

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GlowCoin Glows Brilliantly, Markets Reflect Coin’s Success

24 October 2014

The entry level for alternative cryptocoins has been steadily increasing over the past 8 months. Many coins have seen success, while others have crashed and burned in the shadow of major coins such as Bitcoin [...]

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Plutus Mining Releases cheapest 800 Mh/s Scrypt Miner

24 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 that will be launching on 10/27/2014. Plutus Miners offers [...]

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Is Moolah (and its $1.4m BTC currently missing) the most recent Bitcoin scam?

24 October 2014

Share ! tweet While the Bitcoin ecosystem is still trying to figure out the whole Moolah situation, the $1.4 million Bitcoins formerly held by the exchange are still missing. Alex Green, the company’s founder and director, has also been missing since 19th October and is believed to be in possession of the stolen [...]

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Hurdles to Crytocurrency Adoption

24 October 2014

 Written by Richard Lyons via the Digital Currency Council. As the awareness and popularity of digital currency advances there are a number of barriers emerging, which in the short term may limit how and where Bitcoin may be used. While the understanding of digital currency is increasing, many of these hurdles relate to public acceptance, perceived security and legal remedies [...]

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Payments Veterans Discuss Bitcoin vs Apple Pay at NY Law Conference

24 October 2014

The buzz surrounding Apple Pay may have initially startled some bitcoin enthusiasts, but industry experts continue to speak out on why the latest mobile payments solution is only passively interesting. At the Bitcoin Law conference, an event held at New York Law School this Tuesday, American Express VP and senior counsel Emily Goodman [...]

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Sidechains White Paper Imagines New Future for Digital Currency Development

24 October 2014

A group of bitcoin core developers and cryptographic technology experts have released a new proposal that could reshape the digital currency ecosystem if implemented. The sidechains concept has long been argued as a solution to what many see as a volatile and self-damaging sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Described by some as the [...]

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Money20/20 to Expand Financial Conference to Europe

24 October 2014

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BitFury Announces Strategic Investment in Payment Platform GoCoin

BitFury Announces ‘Strategic Investment’ in Payment Platform GoCoin

24 October 2014

BitFury Capital, the VC arm of the multifaceted BitFury Group, announced Wednesday it had invested an undisclosed amount in payment processor GoCoin. BitFury also said it would use GoCoin as the default payment processor for its worldwide network of vendors. GoCoin will offer BitFury a little bit of cryptocurrency flexibility, as the company processes Litecoin and Dogecoin transactions in addition to [...]

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Proof-of-Knowledge: Andreas Antonopoulos Teaches Free Blockchain-Certified Crypto Course

24 October 2014

It’s fitting that the world’s first college degree in cryptocurrencies is offered in Cyprus — one of the first geographical regions that widely embraced Bitcoin. The University of Nicosia in Cyprus has decided to offer a Master of Science in the study, and the program’s first course, Introduction to Digital Currencies, is available free online. The course is taught by cryptocurrency [...]

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Russian Electronic Money Association President Is Confident That Bitcoin Technology Is Here to Stay

24 October 2014

Dr. Victor Dostov has served as the President of the Russian Electronic Money Association since 2009 and is considered one of the leading experts and managers in the Russian retail payment sector. He was one of the founders of the Paycash Group as well as a managing partner. Dr. Dostov has an extensive record and experience in the digital [...]

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SEC Form Shows Bitcoin Technology Company Blockstream Already Has Millions in Funding

24 October 2014

Blockstream, the new for-profit Bitcoin technology company that will be developing sidechains, already has some significant funding. As revealed by a Form D fundraising disclosure form filed at the beginning of the month, Blockstream has already secured over 15.1 million USD in series A funding, with potentially more to come. A Form D is filed with the SEC when [...]

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Market Summary: The $400 Barrier

24 October 2014

While Bitcoin briefly did break the magical $400 barrier a couple weeks ago, it has now receded to the $380-$390, experiencing a lot of sideways movement between the two. In an attempt to keep current however (graphs do not reflect this) the price of Bitcoin has fallen down to the $360-$370 range, just showing how the price of Bitcoin can [...]

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Interview: David Berger, Digital Currency Council (DCC) President

24 October 2014

The digital currency industry is expanding rapidly and bitcoin is becoming more and more of mainstream use; in fact the digital currency industry is currently creating a new set of “employment market” never seen before. To meet the constant demands of this new industry growth, Companies are starting to require the expert hand of qualified professionals to ensure the best [...]

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Meet BitStash, the Bitcoin Industry’s Most Secure Storage Device

24 October 2014

Cryptocurrency storage provider eCoinConcepts announced the launch of BitStash device that is used to store and spend bitcoin. With the new device, the firm expects to contribute to the mass adoption of digital currency. The company’s CTO, Trevor Murphy, stated: “Existing methods for Bitcoin storage and spending are too complicated for mass public adoption, and existing online storage solutions carry too [...]

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Bitcoin Block Size Economics: Clarifying and Revising Arguments

24 October 2014

Share ! tweet Bitcoin Block Size Economics In the last two weeks, the topic of increasing the Bitcoin block size limit has made its way into the Bitcoin community’s spotlight. The discussion began on October 6, 2014, when Gavin Andresen—the Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation—made a post on the Foundation’s official blog regarding [...]

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Blockstream SEC Filing Reveals $15 Million Raised in Funding Round

23 October 2014

Blockstream has raised at least $15.18m toward a major funding round expected to close in the coming weeks, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. The filing also shows that Reid Hoffman, a partner at venture firm Greylock Partners and co-founder of LinkedIn, will take a seat on the startup’s board of directors. Speaking to [...]

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Mercator Report Finds Conflicting Bitcoin Regulation Harmful to Industry

23 October 2014

Mercator Advisory Group has published a research note on global bitcoin regulation, making it the latest established name in the financial industry to release a report on bitcoin. The note, titled ‘Global Digital Currency Regulations: Divergent Paths‘, examined trends in digital currency regulation and concluded that industry development is currently hampered by a lack [...]

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BitMain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin ASIC Miner for Home Miners

23 October 2014

BitMain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin ASIC Miner for Home Miners Posted on 23 October 2014. Tags: Crypto Mining BitMain has revealed a new 63 GHS AntMiner U3 SHA-256D ASIC miner designed for home users as the successor of the previously available USB stick miners that the company offered. The device is apparently made for home [...]

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Bitcoin Public Policy: Retrospective and Update

23 October 2014

Few people think of the alternate course history could have taken, which was for government authorities to conclude that Bitcoin was simply a tool of criminals. They would have attacked Bitcoin, its developers, and users with a single-minded vengeance. Today, Bitcoin would be a small corner of the computing world, with little hope of mainstream adoption for many decades. The [...]

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The Alt Cracks: Altcoin Stories That Fell Through The Cracks 10/23

23 October 2014

Welcome to the new Alt-Cracks column on its new day: Thursdays. The main reason for the move is because I am selfish. I want the clicks and the eyeballs that come from bored crypto-maniacs browsing CoinTelegraph while pretending to work. Those views are important to me, because as a writer, I am constantly seeking validation and arbitrary viewership and sharing [...]

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Recap: Bitcoin 2 Business Congress in Brussels

23 October 2014

The very first Bitcoin 2 Business Congress kicked off on October 16 at a very nice looking location in Brussels: the B19 Business Club.  Registration started at 9:00 am and the Agenda was full the whole two days. Twitter and other social media were filled with news and current information from the presentations and speeches. The atmosphere was casual [...]

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Ethercoin: Advance Notification of Ether’s Performance?

23 October 2014

Ethercoin is an altcoin purporting to represent ether on the Ethereum network. The coin is aimed at speculators who cannot wait for the official Ethereum launch to begin trading the currency. Some have suggested that Ethercoin’s market performance may serve as a measure of the future performance of ether itself. A way to trade ether before trading begins Ethercoin was created by [...]

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Bitcoin Price Correction – Advance on Hold

23 October 2014

As alerted in an update following publication of yesterday’s analysis, bearish pressure has pulled the Bitcoin price into a deeper correction. The advance is on hold pending ongoing price correction. Most markets including Gold and equities are engaged in sudden counter-trend price movement – a condition that seems temporary. Note: a new BitFinex Bitcoin price chart and trade metrics are [...]

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BitFury Invests in GoCoin to Enable Processing of Digital Currencies

23 October 2014

BitFury Group’s subsidiary, BitFury Capital, announced it has invested in cryptocurrency payment processor GoCoin. GoCoin users are able to make payments in digital currency, including bitcoin, altcoin and dogecoin, and convert it to fiat currency. Under the deal, the company will also serve as a default processor for BitFury’s vendor across the globe. The sum of the investment was not disclosed. This is [...]

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Distribution Remains The Greatest Hurdle For Altcoin Success

Distribution Remains The Greatest Hurdle For Altcoin Success

23 October 2014

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