Bitcoin AMA: Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Zcash, The ‘Privacy-Preserving’ Variant of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 31. 18:00

Bitcoin AMA: Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Zcash, The ‘Privacy-Preserving’ Variant of Bitcoin

The biggest Ask-Me-Anything event in the history of Bitcoin will host its latest session with Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Zcash starting Monday, Feb 1 at 19:00 UTC. Formerly know as Zerocoin and Zerocash, Zcash is a privacy-focused Bitcoin alternative, some of whose advisors include Bitcoin Foundation’s Chief Scientist, Gavin Andresen and Ethereum Chief Scientist, Vitalik

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5 Things You Missed in the State of Bitcoin and Blockchain Report

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 31. 16:35

5 Things You Missed in the State of Bitcoin and Blockchain Report Here are 5 things you may have missed from CoinDesk's State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016 report.

5 Key Findings from CoinDesk's State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 31. 16:35

5 Key Findings from CoinDesk's State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016 Here are 5 things you may have missed from CoinDesk's State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016 report.

Mainstream Media Fails at Bitcoin Again

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 31. 14:00

Mainstream Media Fails at Bitcoin Again

Mainstream media is at it again with reports about Bitcoin that are very far fetched. The journalists of these stories appear to have no clue what they are writing about. This week the Irish Mirror has detailed the rise of synthetic drugs and children buying them with “untraceable” digital currency. Also read: Politicians & Banks Helped

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Valery Vavilov of BitFury on the 16nm Bitcoin ASIC

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 31. 02:35

Valery Vavilov of BitFury on the 16nm Bitcoin ASIC

BitFury recently announced its completion and roll out of their 16nm ASIC for processing Bitcoin transactions. They are also going to be selling direct to customers large and small, which is a change from the last few generations of their chips.  Valery Vavilov the Founder and CEO of BitFury was able to answer a couple

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How to Save Bitcoin's Node Network from Centralization

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 30. 16:28

How to Save Bitcoin's Node Network from Centralization BitGo's Jason Lopp looks at why the number of bitcoin nodes is diminishing across the network and discusses what it might take to reverse the trend.

The 2016 Bitcoin Voting Guide

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 30. 14:00

The 2016 Bitcoin Voting Guide

The 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign season is in full swing, and both major parties – the Democrats and the Republicans – will soon be voting for the next president. Where do the major candidates stand with regard to Bitcoin? Which candidates are most likely to encourage the growth of Bitcoin, and which candidates will do

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Bankers Weigh Blockchain Challenges at BNY Mellon Event

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 29. 22:30

Bankers Weigh Blockchain Challenges at BNY Mellon Event BNY Mellon hosted a blockchain discussion event at its Jersey City, New Jersey, campus earlier this week.

Are Presidential Candidates Clueless about Bitcoin and the New Economy?

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 29. 22:00

Are Presidential Candidates Clueless about Bitcoin and the New Economy?

The world economy is undergoing one of the biggest transformations ever. This transformation is being driven by the Internet of Things and new disruptive technologies, such as Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. The impact of this change will be all encompassing and dramatic, affecting governance, businesses, and even our way of life. However, candidates

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The Emotions & Memes of the Bitcoin Community: Transmission #52

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 29. 18:00

The Emotions & Memes of the Bitcoin Community: Transmission #52

Bitcoin.com is back again with its weekly video spot featuring Theo Goodman from the World Crypto Network: Transmission #52 broadcast. This week’s video features Dustin from BTCartgallery going over the vast amount of crypto-related artwork displayed on his website. The site contains an array of categorized art, videos, songs, animated gifs, memes, wallpapers and more from various artists

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Japan's SBI Holdings Teams With Ripple to Launch New Company

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 29. 17:50

Japan's SBI Holdings Teams With Ripple to Launch New Company SBI Holdings, the financial services business division of Japan’s SBI Group, has announced it is creating a new company with Ripple.

Why Russia's Draft 'Anti-Bitcoin' Law May Be Flawed

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 29. 12:02

Why Russia's Draft 'Anti-Bitcoin' Law May Be Flawed A draft bill that would ban “money surrogates” was submitted to the Russian Parliament last month. But what might it mean for digital currencies?

PwC Partners with Blockstream to ‘Lead’ Disruption of Global Finance

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 29. 10:40

PwC Partners with Blockstream to ‘Lead’ Disruption of Global Finance

A little over a week ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers announced their venture into the world of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers. Many Bitcoin community members saw this announcement as a vote of confidence by PwC, although there were still some questions as to how they planned to integrate the technology. One of their strategic partners will be

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Santander: Blockchain Talk Could Turn Into Action This Year

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 23:58

Santander: Blockchain Talk Could Turn Into Action This Year CoinDesk speaks with representatives from Banco Santander about the bank's blockchain strategy for 2016 and beyond.

Bitcoin Adoption in Indonesia May Hinge on Blackberry Wallet Solution

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 28. 22:00

Bitcoin Adoption in Indonesia May Hinge on Blackberry Wallet Solution

Getting more people connected to the Internet is of the utmost importance for technology companies these days. In the day and age of smartphone usage rising all over the world, and companies looking to gather and process big data, Internet connectivity plays an ever-increasing role of importance. Alternative financial solutions, such as Bitcoin and digital

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Bank of England to Explore Distributed Ledger Tech for Settlement

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 21:30

Bank of England to Explore Distributed Ledger Tech for Settlement The Bank of England has said it will consider the impact of distributed ledgers as part of a plan to modernize the country’s settlement system.

Gavin Andresen Is Ready to Bump to 2MB

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 28. 21:04

Gavin Andresen Is Ready to Bump to 2MB

Gavin Andresen has initiated a newly written BIP proposal on Github concerning the block size increase. The change called “bip-bump2mb.mediawiki” is a BIP102 variation for a 2mb block size bump. One particularly notable aspect written was the consensus section was chosen to be 75% over 95% which Andresen explains was guided by prior events: Also

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Amid Scaling Debate, Bitcoin Core Goes on Outreach Offensive

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 20:40

Amid Scaling Debate, Bitcoin Core Goes on Outreach Offensive CoinDesk examines the current bitcoin scaling debate through the eyes of Bitcoin Core, the project's main developer team.

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Partners With Security Giant Gemalto

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 18:20

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Partners With Security Giant Gemalto Digital security firm Gemalto has partnered with blockchain platform Symbiont to let financial institutions more securely execute smart contracts.

Bank of America Reserves Its Spot in the Cryptocurrency Race

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 28. 18:00

Bank of America Reserves Its Spot in the Cryptocurrency Race

Bank of America (BoA) has revealed its continued pursuit of cryptocurrency patents. Last year the legacy institution applied for 15 blockchain related concepts, but now a spokesperson says they are drafting another 20 more to the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO). Also read: Bitcoin Futures: A Better Solution to Block Size ‘Troll Problem’? Traditional finance businesses and

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State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016: Blockchain Hits Critical Mass

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 16:50

State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016: Blockchain Hits Critical Mass CoinDesk's 2016 State of Bitcoin and Blockchain report summarizes key trends, data and events from 2015 and includes predictions for 2016.

Deloitte: New Blockchain Applications Will Accelerate Adoption

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 15:05

Deloitte: New Blockchain Applications Will Accelerate Adoption Deloitte has published a report looking at the potential uses of blockchain technology, saying that acceptance and adoption are fast approaching.

Bitcoin’s Capital Controls Resistance a Concern says IMF as $1 Trillion Leaves China

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 28. 14:00

Bitcoin’s Capital Controls Resistance a Concern says IMF as $1 Trillion Leaves China

Fiat currencies and commodities have been sliding downwards against the US dollar for some time as investors are closely watching China and its floundering economy. With the Shanghai Composite Index in a downward spiral, reports of rumored tighter capital controls in China continue to build. In result, Bitcoin may once again experience a windfall as Beijing tightens its grip

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Identity Startup Wins $15k at Santander Blockchain Competition

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 28. 06:41

Identity Startup Wins $15k at Santander Blockchain Competition A Massachusetts company developing identity solutions for the blockchain won $15k at a startup competition hosted by Santander this week.

Nation of Vanuatu Embraces Bitcoin Payments for Farmland

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 27. 22:00

Nation of Vanuatu Embraces Bitcoin Payments for Farmland

Lots of people all over the world are keeping a close eye on Bitcoin, and some of them are even making a strategic investment in the popular digital currency. When the world of agriculture and Bitcoin collide, interesting things are bound to happen sooner or later. Especially when the nation of Vanuatu is gambling on

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Vinny Lingham Leaves Gyft, Raises $2.75 Million for Identity Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 27. 19:54

Vinny Lingham Leaves Gyft, Raises $2.75 Million for Identity Startup The former CEO of bitcoin gift card service Gyft, has announced that his latest startup venture, Civic, has received $2.75m in funding.

Cannabis Security Firm Goes Bitcoin to Solve Industry’s Banking Problem

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 27. 18:00

Cannabis Security Firm Goes Bitcoin to Solve Industry’s Banking Problem

In what it describes as a “logical move,” a Denver cannabis security firm has announced that it will accept bitcoin to offset the lack of banking support currently plaguing the legal cannabis industry, as well as reduce the exorbitant fees imposed by credit card companies. Also read: Bitcoin Futures: A Better Solution to Block Size

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Blockchain Capital Raises $13 Million for Second Startup Fund

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 27. 17:35

Blockchain Capital Raises $13 Million for Second Startup Fund Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital has raised $13m for its second investment fund for bitcoin and blockchain technology ventures.

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Launches ¥50 Million Startup Fund

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 27. 17:12

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Launches ¥50 Million Startup Fund Japanese bitcoin exchange BitFlyer has created a new startup fund aimed at investing in companies working with blockchain tech.

PeerTracks & ‘Blockchain 3.0’ Platform MUSE Set to Transform the Music Industry

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 27. 14:00

PeerTracks & ‘Blockchain 3.0’ Platform MUSE Set to Transform the Music Industry

There are many people who believe the music industry is broken. With physical sales plummeting to non-existent levels, digital and streaming music is the way the system operates today. However, artists are receiving only pennies for millions of plays and as much as 70% or more goes to the labels and distributors. A service called

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Don’t Listen to the Mainstream Media on Bitcoin or Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 27. 11:31

Don’t Listen to the Mainstream Media on Bitcoin or Blockchain Kaiko's Jon Southurst takes aim at the mainstream media and their reporting, or misreporting, on bitcoin and blockchain tech.

Europol: No Confirmed Evidence Linking Islamic State to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 27. 00:38

Europol: No Confirmed Evidence Linking Islamic State to Bitcoin Europol has found that there is no evidence to back up reports linking the Islamic State (IS) to the use of bitcoin.

Goldman Sachs Director: Blockchain Provides 'Single Truth' For Banks

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 26. 23:34

Goldman Sachs Director: Blockchain Provides 'Single Truth' For Banks A managing director at investment bank Goldman Sachs called blockchain tech an innovation that could “drive change” in a new company podcast.

Is Digital Asset's $50 Million Funding a Blow to Bitcoin? VCs Weigh In

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 26. 22:00

Is Digital Asset's $50 Million Funding a Blow to Bitcoin? VCs Weigh In What impact will Digital Asset's $50m funding have on the blockchain industry? CoinDesk profiles the sector's VCs to learn more.

Bitpay & Microsoft are Adding Full Nodes to the Bitcoin Network

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 26. 22:00

Bitpay & Microsoft are Adding Full Nodes to the Bitcoin Network

BitPay has announced its new feature service with Microsoft’s Azure blockchain as a service (BaaS) platform. The Bitcoin-based merchant processor BitPay will allow people to run a full Bitcoin node on the cloud. Also read: Barclays Cuts 1,200 Jobs as ‘Dead’ Bitcoin Thrives Our open source Bitcoin full node and development platform Bitcore is the first

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BitMine App Wins First Prize at Miami’s Bitcoin Hackathon

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 26. 18:00

BitMine App Wins First Prize at Miami’s Bitcoin Hackathon

The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) in Miami has come and gone, and various Bitcoin startups presented their new ideas and concept to the attendees. This is one of the main goals of these types of events is to bring more innovation to the digital currency ecosystem, and a hackathon is a perfect solution to

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Coin Center Releases Bitcoin Report for Securities Regulators

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 26. 17:46

Coin Center Releases Bitcoin Report for Securities Regulators Coin Center has released a guide framework for how it believes bitcoin and blockchain tech should be regulated under securities law.

You Don't Need to Understand Bitcoin to Use it, Study Finds

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 26. 15:55

You Don't Need to Understand Bitcoin to Use it, Study Finds A new study has revealed misconceptions by both bitcoin users and non-users over the digital currency's usability, functionality and anonymity.

Decentralization: The Death or Salvation of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 26. 14:00

Decentralization: The Death or Salvation of Bitcoin?

Since its inception, Bitcoin’s main selling point has been its decentralization. Bitcoin claims to solve an age-old problem: how do you transfer value between strangers without a trusted, centralized, third-party? Early adopters have embraced Bitcoin as a superior alternative to centralized systems, which have shown themselves often to be unworthy of the trust given to

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Bitcoin Social Network DATT Reaches Proof-of-Concept Stage

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 26. 11:28

Bitcoin Social Network DATT Reaches Proof-of-Concept Stage A decentralized social network founded by Reddit’s former cryptocurrency engineer has moved forward to the proof-of-concept stage.

Offline Commerce App Wins $10k at Bitcoin Miami Hackathon

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 26. 02:24

Offline Commerce App Wins $10k at Bitcoin Miami Hackathon A bitcoin rewards concept took home $10,000 in bitcoin at the second annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon held this weekend at The Lab Miami.

Bitcoin-Core Team Asked To Denounce Censorship

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 25. 22:46

Bitcoin-Core Team Asked To Denounce Censorship

There is a thread on the top of the subreddit /r/btc that is asking the Bitcoin-core group to denounce the censorship that the moderator Theymos has been accused of. In fact, a pull request on Github is also asking for these same measures. The discussion about the moderator has continuously heated up this year because

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Bitcoin Futures: A Better Solution to Block Size ‘Troll Problem’?

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 25. 22:00

Bitcoin Futures: A Better Solution to Block Size ‘Troll Problem’?

As the Bitcoin community struggles to reach an agreement on the block size, the shortfalls in the current consensus mechanism are becoming apparent with politics, community infighting and “whiny rage-quitting.” So how can the Bitcoin community know that the information available in the wild is accurate? Could prediction markets, i.e. Bitcoin futures, aid the decision-making

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European Parliament Holds Hearing on Digital Currency Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 25. 21:00

European Parliament Holds Hearing on Digital Currency Regulation A European Parliament committee held a public hearing into virtual currencies today, which raised the possibility of regulating digital currencies following the recent Paris terrorist attacks.

DTCC Report Cautions Against Building Blockchain Hype

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 25. 19:17

DTCC Report Cautions Against Building Blockchain Hype Post-trade financial service DTCC is calling for the trade settlement industry to test blockchain technology in a report.

Digital Asset Holdings Details Work on Hyperledger Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 25. 18:16

Digital Asset Holdings Details Work on Hyperledger Blockchain Platform Digital Asset Holdings has released new details about its long-secretive Hyperledger blockchain platform to be maintained by the Linux Foundation.

Rutgers Bitcoin Study: An ‘Ideal’ System Misunderstood by the Public

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 25. 18:00

Rutgers Bitcoin Study: An ‘Ideal’ System Misunderstood by the Public

Experienced Bitcoin users will gladly tell people how the popular digital currency will not help much regarding privacy and anonymity. Even though mainstream media outlets keep preaching the exact opposite of that statement, a new study by Rutgers shows how transactions are not as privacy-centric as people assume. Plus, there are still some questions regarding

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Airbitz Expands to Europe’s Silicon Valley

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 25. 14:00

Airbitz Expands to Europe’s Silicon Valley

SAN DIEGO, CA — Airbitz has announced they are broadening their presence globally by expanding outside the United States. The team has informed Bitcoin.com that they are adding an office in Zug, Switzerland, the unofficial “Silicon Valley” of Europe. Also read: What Would Satoshi Say to Traditional Businesses Integrating Blockchain Technology? How Bitcoin Created Europe’s Own

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Bitcoin and the Politics of Non-Political Money

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 25. 11:06

Bitcoin and the Politics of Non-Political Money The Cato Institute's Jim Harper discusses how bitcoin needs level-headedness from its community to survive as a non-political digital currency.

CargoChain: The ‘Disruptive Force’ in Global Trade Wins Deloitte’s Hackathon

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 24. 22:00

CargoChain: The ‘Disruptive Force’ in Global Trade Wins Deloitte’s Hackathon

Bitcoin has many innovative attributes just waiting to be unleashed to the public. One of them is how the blockchain could help shape the future of industrial trade by recording activity with more precision and taking quite a bit third party costs out of the equation. Recently, during the first week of January, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs

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Are Bitcoin Classic Developers Receiving Threats from /r/Bitcoin Mods?

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 24. 18:00

Are Bitcoin Classic Developers Receiving Threats from /r/Bitcoin Mods?

It’s no secret that certain people in the Bitcoin community do not get along with anyone who doesn’t share their opinion. A discussion on Bitcoin Classic got out of hand on Reddit once again when user PaulCapestany started spewing hateful comments aimed at just about anyone. One Bitcoin community member has tracked down this user’s credentials, with signs

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5 Must-Read Excerpts from the UK Government's Blockchain Report

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 24. 16:17

5 Must-Read Excerpts from the UK Government's Blockchain Report CoinDesk examines the most notable recommendations from a new report on distributed ledger tech issued by the UK's chief scientific adviser.

‘Generation Blockchain’ Issues Demands at TNABC 2016

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 24. 14:00

‘Generation Blockchain’ Issues Demands at TNABC 2016

The cavalcade of the great minds that are shaping the Bitcoin and blockchain industries continued in earnest on Day Two, 22 January, of The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) 2016. Presenters and panelists focused on regulations affecting Bitcoin and its blockchain technology, mining future perspectives, and investments. In addition, student organization “Generation Blockchain,” presented their

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Is Bitcoin Dead? Not the Part that Matters

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 23. 18:10

Is Bitcoin Dead? Not the Part that Matters Michael J Casey provides perspective on how bitcoin can move forward despite a bitter debate over a needed technical feature.

The Bretton Woods White Paper Review

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 23. 18:00

The Bretton Woods White Paper Review

The U.S. think-tank Consumers’ Research has just released the Bretton Woods White Paper, which consists of input from digital currency executives, developers and regulators concerning emerging technologies. Gathered at the site of the Mount Washington Resort, the group produced an 85-page report discussing Bitcoin and its underlying platform. The review was released in Miami at

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Barclays Cuts 1,200 Jobs as ‘Dead’ Bitcoin Thrives

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 23. 14:00

Barclays Cuts 1,200 Jobs as ‘Dead’ Bitcoin Thrives

Major financial players are feeling the effect of the ongoing financial crisis and are forced to cut down staff numbers all over the world. Barclays, one of the biggest banks in the world, has announced they will be cutting at last 1,200 jobs. Especially their Asian branch, which will be hit the hardest by this

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€140,000 Tesla Bought for Bitcoin in Finland

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 23. 08:00

€140,000 Tesla Bought for Bitcoin in Finland

The most expensive Bitcoin sale involving a luxury vehicle took place in Finland last week. The Auto-outlet Helsinki Oy located in Tampere and Vantaa sold a Tesla with the digital currency for a retail price of over € 140,000. As mainstream media calls the virtual money dead, people are still able to use it to

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Big Miners Back Bitcoin Classic As Scaling Debate Evolves

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 23. 06:17

Big Miners Back Bitcoin Classic As Scaling Debate Evolves Following a months-long debate on how to scale the bitcoin network, bitcoin mining firms are voicing their support for a newly introduced proposal.

Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode 1 Recap: Andreas Antonopoulos

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 23. 00:58

Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode 1 Recap: Andreas Antonopoulos

In case you didn’t already know, Bitcoin.com now has its own podcast. In this show, our host Zach Doty brings on recognizable members of the Bitcoin community to discuss topics related to Bitcoin.  Also read: BitSquare: The ‘Missing Link’ for Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bitcoin.com Podcast: Sitting Down with Andreas Antonopoulos The first episode of the Bitcoin.com

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Cryptsy CEO: Bitcoin Theft Kept Hidden to Avoid 'Panic'

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 23:53

Cryptsy CEO: Bitcoin Theft Kept Hidden to Avoid 'Panic' Crypsty CEO Paul Vernon told CoinDesk that the exchange did not tell customers about a hack – or tell them to stop depositing funds – to avoid panic.

BitPay Enables 27 Million Ingenico Retailers to Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 22. 22:00

BitPay Enables 27 Million Ingenico Retailers to Accept Bitcoin

Leading Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has announced their Ingenico Terminal Plugin, allowing enabling thousands of more merchants to accept Bitcoin payments through its point of sale app. In addition, the company explained the growth of Bitcoin throughout 2015 in words anybody can understand.  Also read: Bitsquare: The ‘Missing Link’ for Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com

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Blockstream CEO: Bitcoin Creating 'Toxic' Environment for Developers

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 18:39

Blockstream CEO: Bitcoin Creating 'Toxic' Environment for Developers CoinDesk speaks to Blockstream CEO Austin Hill about the industry's ongoing debate on how best to scale the bitcoin blockchain.

Blythe Masters’ Firm to Build ASX Blockchain, Raises $52 Million

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 22. 18:00

Blythe Masters’ Firm to Build ASX Blockchain, Raises $52 Million

It seems former JP Morgan Executive Blythe Masters is taking the Australian stock markets by storm with blockchain technology. Bloomberg reports that Digital Asset Holdings, the distributed ledger startup created by Masters, has just raised $52 million USD from investors. The organization has also struck a deal with one of Australia’s leading stock operators. Also read: Dear Bitcoiners: Stop

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Consumers' Research Highlights Benefits of Bitcoin for Policy Makers

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 16:28

Consumers' Research Highlights Benefits of Bitcoin for Policy Makers Consumers’ Research has published a paper on blockchain technologies and the opportunities they present.

Miami BTC Conference: Bitcoin to be World Reserve Currency?

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 22. 14:00

Miami BTC Conference: Bitcoin to be World Reserve Currency?

Amid optimism, and with Bitcoin Classic  increasingly gaining supporters of the majority miners, developers, and businesses, The North American Bitcoin Conference kicked off on January 21, in Miami, Florida. The event served as a stage for the people and technologies that are transforming the world of payments. At the heart of it, Bitcoin and its blockchain

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Wyoming Lawmakers Seek 'Level Playing Field' for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 05:59

Wyoming Lawmakers Seek 'Level Playing Field' for Bitcoin A group of Wyoming legislators has introduced a bill that would ease a regulatory burden on money transmitters in the state that work with bitcoin.

Bitcoin Industry Optimistic Amid Bitter Battle for Scaling Solution

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 04:35

Bitcoin Industry Optimistic Amid Bitter Battle for Scaling Solution At the first stop on bitcoin's annual event calendar, opinions were diverse and divisive on how the network can scale to accommodate new users.

Blythe Masters Blockchain Startup Raises $50 Million From 13 Financial Firms

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 02:48

Blythe Masters Blockchain Startup Raises $50 Million From 13 Financial Firms Blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings has announced that it has raised more than $50m in a new funding round.

UBS Contributes Blockchain Code to HIV Research Effort

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 22. 02:00

UBS Contributes Blockchain Code to HIV Research Effort UBS has donated the code for a blockchain-based trading platform to a nonprofit group funding research into a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Bitcoin Network Hash Rate Closing in on One Quintillion

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 21. 22:00

Bitcoin Network Hash Rate Closing in on One Quintillion

On January 18, 2016, the Bitcoin hash rate had made a gigantic leap towards one quintillion otherwise known as one exahash per second. The historical jump in hash rate hit 986,102,741 GH/s, which is almost making it to the one quintillion position, though the numbers have since subsided. The entire month of January has seen

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New Hampshire Legislators Kill Bitcoin Tax Bill

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 21. 20:10

New Hampshire Legislators Kill Bitcoin Tax Bill A legislative effort that would have allowed New Hampshire residents to pay their tax bills using bitcoin has been defeated.

Prepaid Debit Cards Can Shield You Against Bitcoin Price Volatility

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 21. 18:00

Prepaid Debit Cards Can Shield You Against Bitcoin Price Volatility

These days, a lot of Bitcoin users are looking at various ways to protect themselves against price volatility. On paper, this sounds a lot easier than it is in reality, although some solutions are easily accessible such as one Bitcoin debit card that can protect users. Also read: Block Size Fork Ahead: Are Your Bitcoins

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ECB Board Member: Blockchain Could Disrupt Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 21. 17:26

ECB Board Member: Blockchain Could Disrupt Payments Yves Mersch, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, has said adoption of blockchain technology could disrupt payments.

Is Bitcoin For the Masses or Against the State?

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 21. 17:26

Is Bitcoin For the Masses or Against the State? CoinDesk contributor Bailey Reutzel argues the communication breakdown in bitcoin reveals the project is no longer making good on its original ideals.

MasterCard Exec Talks Cautious Approach to Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 21. 16:30

MasterCard Exec Talks Cautious Approach to Blockchain Tech A MasterCard exec has said that while the firm is interested in blockchain tech, it intends to be cautious with its strategy in this area.

Former Deutsche Bank Director Joins Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 21. 14:58

Former Deutsche Bank Director Joins Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint ?Blockchain solution provider AlphaPoint has announced that banking industry veteran Scott Scalf is joining its executive team.

Chinese Gov’t Warns Against ‘Trasparent’ Ponzi Scheme MMM Global

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 21. 14:00

Chinese Gov’t Warns Against ‘Trasparent’ Ponzi Scheme MMM Global

Chinese officials have warned its country’s citizens about MMM Global, a Ponzi scheme that has been plaguing the internet for some time now. In fact, this operation has been running since the early 90s and continues to run rampant after regenerating a few times. The MMM Global Company, which originated from Russia, is attempting to sign up

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Vermont Says Blockchain Record-Keeping System Too Costly

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 21. 00:56

Vermont Says Blockchain Record-Keeping System Too Costly The cost of using the blockchain for a public records system would outweigh any benefits, a report prepared for Vermont’s legislature concludes.

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2016. Jan. 21. 00:23

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Bitcoin Startup Joins Baidu-Backed FinTech Accelerator

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 20. 23:52

Bitcoin Startup Joins Baidu-Backed FinTech Accelerator Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has joined a startup accelerator backed by Standard Chartered and Chinese Web services giant Baidu.

Why PayPal’s Venmo is Beating Bitcoin in P2P Payments

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 20. 22:00

Why PayPal’s Venmo is Beating Bitcoin in P2P Payments

Bitcoin.com spoke with a Wall Street trader on why PayPal’s centralized P2P payment system Venmo is preferred among his circle over Bitcoin to uncover what is preventing the cryptocurrency from breaking into the mainstream. Also read: Lottery for the Poor, Bitcoin for the Rich P2P Payments are Booming It appears that the never ending stream

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China's Central Bank Discusses Digital Currency Launch

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 20. 18:55

China's Central Bank Discusses Digital Currency Launch The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is investigating the launch of its own digital currency.

IMF Paper: Regulation Should Preserve Benefits of Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 20. 18:26

IMF Paper: Regulation Should Preserve Benefits of Digital Currency The IMF has released a paper looking at the benefits of virtual currencies and recommending balanced regulation that would not stifle innovation.

Government Investigation of Alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright Intensifies

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 20. 18:00

Government Investigation of Alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright Intensifies Australian tax authorities are reportedly beefing up their investigation of Craig Wright, who last year was alleged to be bitcoin’s creator.

Bitsquare: The ‘Missing Link’ for Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 20. 18:00

Bitsquare: The ‘Missing Link’ for Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange

The need for trading cryptocurrency on a safe exchange means a lot to the digital currency community, especially after the failure of many businesses. Compromised exchanges, either by hacks or “exit scams,” have plagued the Bitcoin space for a while now. A decentralized exchange is one concept that has been introduced to the discussion and

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US Congressman to Talk Blockchain at Washington DC Event

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 20. 16:56

US Congressman to Talk Blockchain at Washington DC Event Congressman David Schweikert, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, is to speak at a blockchain event in Washington, DC, this March.

Block Size Fork Ahead: Are Your Bitcoins Safe?

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 20. 14:00

Block Size Fork Ahead: Are Your Bitcoins Safe?

Bitcoin has been going through quite a debate concerning its block size. There’s something new going on with the discussion nearly every single day. Unfortunately, not everyone is available all the time to follow the conversation from point to point and this has led to some confusion. Today, we will discuss some commonly asked questions

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Kraken Snatches Two Competitor Exchanges, Expands to North America

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 19. 19:35

Kraken Snatches Two Competitor Exchanges, Expands to North America

The San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange Kraken has  just announced the largest and merger and acquisition deal in Bitcoin exchange history as it has officially acquired major U.S. exchanges Coinsetter and Cavirtex. Kraken will now expand its business operations to the United States and Canada. Also read: The Value of a Bitcoin: Teaching Your Kids Financial Responsibility

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Spells of Genesis In-Game Currency BitCrystals Surges After Monthly Burning

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 19. 18:00

Spells of Genesis In-Game Currency BitCrystals Surges After Monthly Burning

Bitcoin users who have been keeping a close eye on the progress of Spells of Genesis may have noticed how the price per blockchain-based trading card has gone up over time. In fact, the value of the in-game BitCrystals currency has been on a steady increase as well and currently sits at the $0.0366 USD

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Censor This! Bitcoin Reddit Alternatives Gaining Popularity

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 19. 14:00

Censor This! Bitcoin Reddit Alternatives Gaining Popularity

In the past year, the Bitcoin space has been caught up in the heated block size discussion. Throughout the debate, there have been lines drawn by two significant camps and many just watching from the sidelines. The conversation has enraged some so much that censorship has been introduced into some platforms — most notably r/bitcoin and

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Government urged to use Bitcoin-style digital ledgers - BBC News

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 19. 13:35

Government urged to use Bitcoin-style digital ledgers - BBC News Government urged to use Bitcoin-style digital ledgers - BBC News: UK’s chief scientific advisor...

Block Size Debate

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 19. 11:10

Block Size Debate

The Bitcoin community is in a deep crisis – there are basically two sides with fundamentally opposing views on how to move forward. The whole discussion has become toxic with personal attacks, conspiracy theories, computer hacking and even death threats against Bitcoin developers. Altcoins are suffering as well. Some very annoying proponents of “Ethereum” have started spamming inboxes of reddit users.

Is Bitcoin heading up again?

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 19. 10:59

Is Bitcoin heading up again? Chart: Bitfinex

Block Size Debate

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 19. 10:10

Block Size Debate

The Bitcoin community is in a deep crisis – there are basically two sides with fundamentally opposing views on how to move forward. The whole discussion has become toxic with personal attacks, conspiracy theories, computer hacking and even death threats against Bitcoin developers. Altcoins are suffering as well. Some very annoying proponents of “Ethereum” have started spamming inboxes of reddit users.

Is Bitcoin heading up again?

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 19. 09:59

Is Bitcoin heading up again? Chart: Bitfinex

Dear Bitcoiners: Stop Cheering for Economic Collapse

Bitcoin News

2016. Jan. 18. 22:00

Dear Bitcoiners: Stop Cheering for Economic Collapse

As Chinese financial instability rocked global markets, placing them on what seems to be the edge of economic collapse, the Bitcoin community erupted with joy. At last, the world economy will fail, and Bitcoin will finally have its time to shine. Also read: 4 Platforms That Believe the Future is Decentralized  Economic Collapse: The Reality is Not

The post Dear Bitcoiners: Stop Cheering for Economic Collapse appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Roger Ver  “I like Mike… but he is wrong” on Mike...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 18. 15:32

Roger Ver  “I like Mike… but he is wrong” on Mike...

Roger Ver  “I like Mike… but he is wrong” on Mike Hearn’s “Bitcoin is dead”

Bitcoin up slightly after massive sell-off

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 18. 12:00

Bitcoin up slightly after massive sell-off

Chart: Bitfinex

Bitcoin up slightly after massive sell-off

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin up slightly after massive sell-off

Chart: Bitfinex

Is Bitcoin Capital A Good Idea?

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 17. 20:40

Is Bitcoin Capital A Good Idea?

Bitcoin Capital is a fund (registered in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands) that invests in Bitcoin companies, Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin itself and pays dividends in Bitcoin.

Target GroupIt’s only available to “qualified investors”, but for big investors (net worth >$50m) it’s too small. Their fund is not even close to $10 million in total value.DiversityEvery investor is willing to take risks, but this fund is not only fully exposed to the risks of the cryptocurrency economy it’s also paying dividends in cryptocurrency. Management

Both Keiser and Dixon have been involved in Bitcoin for a long-time, but they are both slow on catching up with the community on recent events. If you have ever watched Keiser’s TV show you already know what kind of person he is: fearmongering about “the collapse of the U.S. dollar”, talking to struggling entrepreneurs and conspiracy theorists. Conclusion

This might be the worst investment vehicle in the history of Bitcoin.

Is Bitcoin Capital A Good Idea?

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 17. 19:40

Is Bitcoin Capital A Good Idea?

Bitcoin Capital is a fund (registered in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands) that invests in Bitcoin companies, Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin itself and pays dividends in Bitcoin.

Target GroupIt’s only available to “qualified investors”, but for big investors (net worth >$50m) it’s too small. Their fund is not even close to $10 million in total value.DiversityEvery investor is willing to take risks, but this fund is not only fully exposed to the risks of the cryptocurrency economy it’s also paying dividends in cryptocurrency. Management

Both Keiser and Dixon have been involved in Bitcoin for a long-time, but they are both slow on catching up with the community on recent events. If you have ever watched Keiser’s TV show you already know what kind of person he is: fearmongering about “the collapse of the U.S. dollar”, talking to struggling entrepreneurs and conspiracy theorists. Conclusion

This might be the worst investment vehicle in the history of Bitcoin.

This post contains 0.05 BTC. Just brainwallet the last sentence...

Bitbargain.com

2016. Jan. 17. 14:52

This post contains 0.05 BTC. Just brainwallet the last sentence...

This post contains 0.05 BTC. Just brainwallet the last sentence to get it.

https://blockchain.info/address/1J6rJqpW6aBL9E5nSNx3yT8echgWFfSSbd

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Update (a few days after posting this): So many likes! And yet, noone has actually taken the 0.05 BTC for themselves yet.

Former ATM Maker Robocoin Ends Bitcoin Services

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 16. 03:00

Former ATM Maker Robocoin Ends Bitcoin Services

Romit, the remittance service that began as bitcoin ATM developer Robocoin, has said that it is shutting down its bitcoin services.

The company told customers today that it was suspending its bitcoin-related services and encouraged customers to begin withdrawing their funds. Romit, which offers a wallet service aimed at global remittance payments, plans to formally end its bitcoin services on 15th February, according to text messages sent to users.Source: CoinDesk

Cryptsy Threatens Bankruptcy, Claims Millions Lost in Bitcoin Heist

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 16. 02:07

Cryptsy Threatens Bankruptcy, Claims Millions Lost in Bitcoin Heist

Embattled digital currency exchange Cryptsy is now claiming that it is insolvent.

The exchange alleges in a newly released blog post that it was the target of a hack in July 2014, an incident that it said cost it approximately 13,000 BTC ($7.5m at the time) and approximately 300,000 LTC (then $2.08m).

Unless the funds are recovered or a buyer is able to cover the losses, the post continued, the site will be shut down and bankruptcy declared.

The acknowledgement of insolvency and the hack claims come after months of customer withdrawal delays, comparisons to the now-defunct Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, and the filing of a class action lawsuit against the exchange.

Cryptsy said that it has outstanding liabilities of approximately 10,000 BTC, or roughly $4.15m at press time. The site, which previously said that it would suspend trading and withdrawals indefinitely, has been taken offline as of press time.Source: CoinDesk

Former ATM Maker Robocoin Ends Bitcoin Services

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 16. 02:00

Former ATM Maker Robocoin Ends Bitcoin Services

Romit, the remittance service that began as bitcoin ATM developer Robocoin, has said that it is shutting down its bitcoin services.

The company told customers today that it was suspending its bitcoin-related services and encouraged customers to begin withdrawing their funds. Romit, which offers a wallet service aimed at global remittance payments, plans to formally end its bitcoin services on 15th February, according to text messages sent to users.Source: CoinDesk

Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 16. 01:59

Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

Cryptsy Threatens Bankruptcy, Claims Millions Lost in Bitcoin Heist

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 16. 01:07

Cryptsy Threatens Bankruptcy, Claims Millions Lost in Bitcoin Heist

Embattled digital currency exchange Cryptsy is now claiming that it is insolvent.

The exchange alleges in a newly released blog post that it was the target of a hack in July 2014, an incident that it said cost it approximately 13,000 BTC ($7.5m at the time) and approximately 300,000 LTC (then $2.08m).

Unless the funds are recovered or a buyer is able to cover the losses, the post continued, the site will be shut down and bankruptcy declared.

The acknowledgement of insolvency and the hack claims come after months of customer withdrawal delays, comparisons to the now-defunct Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, and the filing of a class action lawsuit against the exchange.

Cryptsy said that it has outstanding liabilities of approximately 10,000 BTC, or roughly $4.15m at press time. The site, which previously said that it would suspend trading and withdrawals indefinitely, has been taken offline as of press time.Source: CoinDesk

Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 16. 00:59

Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

One Of The Best Bitcoin Developers Says The Bitcoin Project Has Failed

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 15. 23:53

One Of The Best Bitcoin Developers Says The Bitcoin Project Has Failed

Mike Hearn, a British computer programmer, holed up in his two-bedroom apartment in Zurich over several days and nights last week, writing a cri de coeur.

Two years ago, Mr. Hearn quit a cushy programming job at Google’s Swiss headquarters to devote himself full time to what was his great passion: the virtual currency Bitcoin. He was one of a handful of developers around the world dedicated to maintaining the basic software that governs both the creation of new Bitcoins and the network on which the financial transactions take place.

But a nasty fight has torn apart the small brotherhood of Bitcoin developers and raised questions about the survival of the virtual currency. Mr. Hearn, until recently one of the most prominent leaders of the Bitcoin project, became so disillusioned that in December he sold the few hundred Bitcoins he had left and quietly took a job at a new start-up.

The impassioned blog post he was working on last week was an announcement that he was leaving Bitcoin behind entirely: “Bitcoin has gone from being a transparent and open community to one that is dominated by rampant censorship and attacks on bitcoiners by other bitcoiners.”

The dispute — which grew out of a question about the number of transactions the Bitcoin network can handle — may sound like something of interest only to the most die-hard techies. But it has exposed fundamental differences about the basic aims of the Bitcoin project, and how online communities should be governed. The two camps have broadly painted each other as, on one side, populists who are focused on expanding Bitcoin’s commercial potential and, on the other side, elitists who are more concerned with protecting its status as a radical challenger to existing currencies.Source: NY Times

One Of The Best Bitcoin Developers Says The Bitcoin Project Has Failed

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 15. 22:53

One Of The Best Bitcoin Developers Says The Bitcoin Project Has Failed

Mike Hearn, a British computer programmer, holed up in his two-bedroom apartment in Zurich over several days and nights last week, writing a cri de coeur.

Two years ago, Mr. Hearn quit a cushy programming job at Google’s Swiss headquarters to devote himself full time to what was his great passion: the virtual currency Bitcoin. He was one of a handful of developers around the world dedicated to maintaining the basic software that governs both the creation of new Bitcoins and the network on which the financial transactions take place.

But a nasty fight has torn apart the small brotherhood of Bitcoin developers and raised questions about the survival of the virtual currency. Mr. Hearn, until recently one of the most prominent leaders of the Bitcoin project, became so disillusioned that in December he sold the few hundred Bitcoins he had left and quietly took a job at a new start-up.

The impassioned blog post he was working on last week was an announcement that he was leaving Bitcoin behind entirely: “Bitcoin has gone from being a transparent and open community to one that is dominated by rampant censorship and attacks on bitcoiners by other bitcoiners.”

The dispute — which grew out of a question about the number of transactions the Bitcoin network can handle — may sound like something of interest only to the most die-hard techies. But it has exposed fundamental differences about the basic aims of the Bitcoin project, and how online communities should be governed. The two camps have broadly painted each other as, on one side, populists who are focused on expanding Bitcoin’s commercial potential and, on the other side, elitists who are more concerned with protecting its status as a radical challenger to existing currencies.Source: NY Times

Cryptsy was hacked

Bitbargain.com

2016. Jan. 15. 11:17

Cryptsy was hacked

As it turns out, the people who were called ‘trolls’ and accused of spreading FUD (myself included) were correct in the assumption that Cryptsy may have been insolvent or suffered a hack that lead to withdrawal processing problems.

http://blog.cryptsy.com/post/137323646202/announcement

We learn from this blog entry that:

- Cryptsy were running altcoins under the same account as Bitcoin. Either that, or they had an old kernel and lack of protections in place to prevent a root exploit.

- Much like Mt.Gox, Cryptsy do not know what a safe/cold wallet means. They claim that a hot wallet compromise (which should have been confined to the type of coin, not other coins on the same server) somehow lead to the attackers being able to steal 13k BTC and 300k LTC from the cold wallets. Clearly there is a missing piece in the story.

- The hack happened over 1.5 years ago.

- Even though Cryptsy had known about the hack for long, they didn’t report it to police because they just “didn’t know what happened” (other than you know, someone stealing a lot of money from them, which is clearly too little information, so they figured continuing business as usual was the right call).

- Cryptsy continuously kept this information hidden on purpose. They accepted deposits from users and deliberately didn’t post any warnings on the front page about possible withdrawal problems.

- CoinFire is blamed for posting an article about the withdrawal problems and the suspicious communication (or lack of it). Apparently the bank run is their fault.

- They have finally realized that they can no longer keep up the charade, so now they turned to the general public to *now* ask them what to do (file bankruptcy, get someone to buy the company, or wait for the hacker to feel bad about taking all those coins and return it).

PayPal appoints Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, on its board

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 15. 10:17

PayPal appoints Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, on its board

PayPal appoints Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, on its board

IT solutions provider for the travel industry, Ypsilon Net...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 14. 19:04

IT solutions provider for the travel industry, Ypsilon Net...

IT solutions provider for the travel industry, Ypsilon Net announced that is integrating BitPay payment to its platform.

The Frankfurt-based company offers its solutions to more than 80.000 travel websites.

“As a leading IT company in an industry that is particularly hard hit by credit card fraud, we are always looking for new solutions for payment processing,” said the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing Patrick Görtz.

The general manager of BitPay Europe said in an announcement “ We are very pleased to be working with Ypsilon.Net because it is now possible for us to expand Bitcoin payments into tourism through one of the most innovative platforms”

PayPal just appointed a Bitcoin Entrepreneur to its board.The...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 13. 19:30

PayPal just appointed a Bitcoin Entrepreneur to its board.The...

PayPal just appointed a Bitcoin Entrepreneur to its board.

The CEO of Bitcoin wallet provider Xapo, Wences Casares, is PayPal’s newest board member.

Online publication CoinDesk has been acquired by Bitcoin...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 13. 19:11

Online publication CoinDesk has been acquired by Bitcoin...

Online publication CoinDesk has been acquired by Bitcoin firm.

The Bitcoin investing firm Digital Currency Group has bought Coindesk. The DCG has been one of the publication’s first investors.

The firm has expressed its plan to expand Coindesk’s services to organising events and offering premium content.

Bitonic has sold over 200 000 bitcoins and is celebrating by...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 13. 13:49

Bitonic has sold over 200 000 bitcoins and is celebrating by...

Bitonic has sold over 200 000 bitcoins and is celebrating by giving away one bitcoin! PART 5.

Bitonic is one the largest trading platform in the Netherlands, operating since May 2012.

The company is offering payment tools for businesses, NGOs and governmental bodies.

Netflix Executive indicates the company could be open to...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 12. 16:39

Netflix Executive indicates the company could be open to...

Netflix Executive indicates the company could be open to Bitcoin.

Doing a Q&A at the Internet Media and Telecommunications Conference, Netflix CFO David Wells said: 

“We’ll see where we go from here in the next 10, 15 years from a payments perspective, because countries still want to hold on to their monetary policy. But [it] sure would be nice to have bitcoin, in terms of a global currency, that you could use globally.” 

The streaming giant has recently announced its expansion of services in 130 countries.

Bitcoin mentioned on Family Guy

Bitbargain.com

2016. Jan. 11. 14:02

Bitcoin mentioned on Family Guy

Bitcoin-on-Family-guy.mp4

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/40g77i/anybody_see_bitcoin_mentioned_on_family_guy_last/

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How the blockchain will enable self-service government...

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 10. 11:35

How the blockchain will enable self-service government...

How the blockchain will enable self-service government

“The conversation around Bitcoin has shifted from curiosity, confusion and doubt to one in which serious decision-makers are recognising the many ways blockchain ledgers can be used”

Brian Forde and Michael Casey

Source: The Wired world in 2016

Illustration rights; David Doran

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Are we going up again?Chart: Bitfinex

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 07. 01:13

Are we going up again?Chart: Bitfinex

Are we going up again?

Chart: Bitfinex

Are we going up again?Chart: Bitfinex

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 07. 00:13

Are we going up again?Chart: Bitfinex

Are we going up again?

Chart: Bitfinex

Lower prices

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2016. Jan. 06. 21:40

Lower prices

Seller test answer fee: lowered from 1 GBP to 0.3 GBP.

Seller application fee: lowered from 0.02 BTC to 0.002 BTC.

Bank verification: lowered from 0.01 BTC to 0.002 BTC.

Trade request SMS fee: lowered to ZERO.

Trade payment SMS fee: lowered to ZERO.

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Thought #Bitcoin Was Dead? 2016 Is the Year It Goes Big.

bitcoinful

2016. Jan. 06. 21:19

Thought #Bitcoin Was Dead? 2016 Is the Year It Goes Big.

Thought #Bitcoin Was Dead? 2016 Is the Year It Goes Big.

Update

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 05. 21:59

Update Austrian Startup Coinimal offers Amazon.de vouchers at spot priceBitstamp adds physical gold delivery as a withdrawal option (European Union only)The Bitcoin Foundation is running ouf of moneyCoinbase.com announced support for Bitcoin XT / BIP101

Update

Bitcoin Insider

2016. Jan. 05. 20:59

Update Austrian Startup Coinimal offers Amazon.de vouchers at spot priceBitstamp adds physical gold delivery as a withdrawal option (European Union only)The Bitcoin Foundation is running ouf of moneyCoinbase.com announced support for Bitcoin XT / BIP101

4 Trends That Will Shape Bitcoin Regulation in 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 04. 13:53

4 Trends That Will Shape Bitcoin Regulation in 2016 After an eventful 2015 for bitcoin and the blockchain, what’s in store on the regulatory and enforcement front in 2016?

How ’70s Cryptography Could Improve Bitcoin in 2016 and Beyond

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 03. 18:45

How ’70s Cryptography Could Improve Bitcoin in 2016 and Beyond Security and privacy researcher Kristov Atlas discusses how cryptography research from the 1970s could help bitcoin addresses become user-friendly.

Bitcoin Gives Back: The Biggest Charity Drives of 2015

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 02. 17:45

Bitcoin Gives Back: The Biggest Charity Drives of 2015 ChangeTip community director Victoria van Eyk details the charitable efforts of the bitcoin community in 2015.

Bitcoin's Big Challenge in 2016: Reaching 100 Million Users

CoinDesk

2016. Jan. 01. 17:34

Bitcoin's Big Challenge in 2016: Reaching 100 Million Users CoinDesk explores the importance of creating bitcoin products and services that will delight users globally and prove the technology's worth in 2016.