Gallery: ConsenSys Plots Ethereum’s Future from Hipster Haven

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 31. 21:15

Gallery: ConsenSys Plots Ethereum’s Future from Hipster Haven The headquarters of Brooklyn-based ConsenSys, don't look like your typical financial sector offices. Check out this rare behind-the-scenes tour.

US Bank Regulator to Examine Distributed Ledgers in FinTech Framework Push

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 31. 20:12

US Bank Regulator to Examine Distributed Ledgers in FinTech Framework Push The US Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is looking to establish a framework for regulating financial technologies like blockchain.

Eyeing Volume, Asian Exchanges Add Support for Ether Trading

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 31. 18:31

Eyeing Volume, Asian Exchanges Add Support for Ether Trading Coincheck, CHBTC, Korbit and Quoine are among a new group of exchanges that have added support for Ethereum's digital currency ether.

BitQuick Plans To Reopen Shortly As Refund Process Is Almost Complete

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 31. 18:21

BitQuick Plans To Reopen Shortly As Refund Process Is Almost Complete

Many bitcoin enthusiasts will remember the sudden news of the BitQuick exchange platform being taken offline due to a server breach. The website itself was pulled down by the owners, and all of the outstanding funds was to be refunded to customers. However, there is still a small amount of funds that has not been

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Opendime: the ‘Disposable Hardware Wallet’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 31. 18:00

Opendime: the ‘Disposable Hardware Wallet’

Just recently we reported on Coinkite starting a “new phase” within the company’s objectives. The business decided to drop its web wallet service to focus its concentration on new hardware devices and standalone Bitcoin terminals. Now Coinkite has revealed one of the first projects called Opendime (opendime.com), a USB stick that acts like paper money

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Interpol War Game Models Chase for Bitcoin Blackmailers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 31. 16:30

Interpol War Game Models Chase for Bitcoin Blackmailers Interpol conducted a war game scenario last week that centered on discovering the identity of a blackmailer demanding a bitcoin ransom.

Don't Blame Bitcoin for the Madness of Men

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 31. 15:47

Don't Blame Bitcoin for the Madness of Men Dr Philippa Ryan discusses the relationship between perceptions of bitcoin as a technology and activity in its historically turbulent global markets.

Financial Stability Board Weighs Distributed Ledger Risks

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 31. 15:10

Financial Stability Board Weighs Distributed Ledger Risks The Financial Stability Board reviewed distributed ledger technology as part of a meeting to set its 2016 priorities this week.

Putin’s Advisor: Bitcoin Legality in Other Countries is ‘Fiction’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 31. 15:00

Putin’s Advisor: Bitcoin Legality in Other Countries is ‘Fiction’

As the world’s largest country is getting ready to introduce penalties for using Bitcoin, Russian presidential advisor, German Klimenko, has once again lashed out against cryptocurrency calling its legality in several countries “fiction.” Also read: Russian Firm Tries and Fails to Register ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark Bitcoin Legality is ‘Fiction’ Klimenko spoke to Russian News Service Rusnovosti in response

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Purse Merchants Goes Live with More Products than Amazon, eBay or Alibaba

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 31. 12:00

Purse Merchants Goes Live with More Products than Amazon, eBay or Alibaba

Back in November of 2015, Andrew Lee CEO of Purse.io announced its new venture Purse Merchants via Bitcoin.com’s All-Star AMA sessions. The company has just notified us that Purse Merchants is now live and rolling out its services to the public. Now anyone globally can purchase and sell items for bitcoin utilizing secure escrow transactions.

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Bitcoin’s Electricity Use to Match Denmark, But It’s Worth It

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 31. 00:00

Bitcoin’s Electricity Use to Match Denmark, But It’s Worth It

Over the years, there has been a lot of focus on the energy usage associated with Bitcoin mining. Given the growing demand for mining hashpower to keep the network going, more devices are being deployed by hardware manufacturers, all of which draw a significant amount of energy from the wall. A recent article shows how

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Blockchain Development Platform Stratumn Raises €600k

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 22:22

Blockchain Development Platform Stratumn Raises €600k A platform for developing enterprise blockchain applications has raised €600,000 in seed funding.

‘State Actor’ DDoS Attacks Prod Coinkite to Enter ‘Next Phase’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 30. 22:00

‘State Actor’ DDoS Attacks Prod Coinkite to Enter ‘Next Phase’

Bitcoin-based service Coinkite has just recently revealed it will cease its web wallet service to concentrate on hardware initiatives. The “Wind-Down Plan” begins immediately with certain objectives, and in thirty days users will be forced to withdraw funds after logging in. Also read: The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty Coinkite Ends Its Popular Web Wallet Service Founded

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Microsoft Adds Ethereum to Windows Platform For Over 3 Million Developers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 20:05

Microsoft Adds Ethereum to Windows Platform For Over 3 Million Developers Millions of Microsoft developers are now able to build decentralized applications using the Ethereum blockchain thanks to a collaboration between the software giant and Consensys, announced today. By building Ethereum’s Solidity programming language for writing smart contracts directly into Mircosoft’s Visual Studio platform, developers will be able to build, test and deploy decentralized applications, or […]

Bitcoin Exchange Cointrader Shuts Down After Alleged Hack

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 18:05

Bitcoin Exchange Cointrader Shuts Down After Alleged Hack Bitcoin exchange Cointrader has announced that it is shutting down following what it claimed was a debilitating hack.

Africa Blockchain Survey: Enthusiasm Amid Uncertainty

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 30. 18:00

Africa Blockchain Survey: Enthusiasm Amid Uncertainty

Kenyan startup BitHub.Africa has published a new survey indicating strong interest in the blockchain – in spite of recent central bank warnings. Also read: Barclays: ‘Blockchain Could Be the Most Significant Innovation to Impact Africa in 100 years’ Spotlight on Kenya? The limited poll, which used results from 96 respondents from the Bitcoin community via a

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DTCC CEO Asks Blythe Masters for Blockchain Advice in Candid Moment

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 16:57

DTCC CEO Asks Blythe Masters for Blockchain Advice in Candid Moment DTCC CEO Michael Bodson asked Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters yesterday for advice on how his company should respond to blockchain tech.

DTCC CEO Asks Blythe Masters for Blockchain Advice in Candid Onstage Moment

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 16:57

DTCC CEO Asks Blythe Masters for Blockchain Advice in Candid Onstage Moment DTCC CEO Michael Bodson asked Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters yesterday for advice on how his company should respond to blockchain tech.

Coin Center Opens Nominations for the 2016 Blockchain Awards

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 16:00

Coin Center Opens Nominations for the 2016 Blockchain Awards Nominations are now open for the 2016 Blockchain Awards to be held as part of the first Coin Center Annual Dinner.

Bitcoin Marketplace Purse Takes Page From Etsy in Expansion

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 30. 15:02

Bitcoin Marketplace Purse Takes Page From Etsy in Expansion Bitcoin startup Purse has expanded its online marketplace in a move that now allows a wider range of buyers and sellers to connect on the platform.

Bitfury Pays in Bitcoin to Join UK’s Innovate Finance

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 30. 12:00

Bitfury Pays in Bitcoin to Join UK’s Innovate Finance

The leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider Bitfury has officially joined the London fintech group Innovate Finance this week after announcing it would enter the accelerator back in November of 2015. According to Business Insider, Bitfury paid £10,000, or 37.55 BTC, to join the organization that aims to propel the UK’s position as the fintech community’s global

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Introducing @OpenBazaar - a Free #Decentralized #Bitcoin...

bitcoinful

2016. Mar. 30. 11:53

Introducing @OpenBazaar - a Free #Decentralized #Bitcoin...

Introducing @OpenBazaar - a Free #Decentralized #Bitcoin Marketplace

CFTC Commissioner: Agency Should Revisit Rules for Distributed Ledgers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 22:43

CFTC Commissioner: Agency Should Revisit Rules for Distributed Ledgers CFTC's J Christopher Giancarlo said today that he believes his agency should reexamine existing rules for distributed ledger technology.

BNP Paribas Sees Smart-Contracts in the Future of Legal Code

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 22:00

BNP Paribas Sees Smart-Contracts in the Future of Legal Code

Business accelerators all over the world are always looking for the next big thing in technology and finance. It only makes sense to see these accelerators keeping an eye out for companies exploring blockchain technology. Or in the case of BNP Paribas, they are looking at one startup in particular – called CommonAccord – which

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Blockstream Among 10 New Firms to Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 21:29

Blockstream Among 10 New Firms to Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project Bitcoin development startup Blockstream is among 10 firms that have joined the Hyperledger blockchain project.

Bitcoin Undervalued By Over $200, Investment Bank Report Finds

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 20:57

Bitcoin Undervalued By Over $200, Investment Bank Report Finds A comparison of bitcoin investment to gold investment lead investment bank, Needham, to price the cryptocurrency at more than 50% its current value.

Microsoft Office365 #Bitcoin Currency Format Support $MSFT 

bitcoinful

2016. Mar. 29. 20:42

Microsoft Office365 #Bitcoin Currency Format Support $MSFT 

Microsoft Office365 #Bitcoin Currency Format Support $MSFT 

DTCC CEO Pledges Future Blockchain Trials at Technology Symposium

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 19:04

DTCC CEO Pledges Future Blockchain Trials at Technology Symposium DTCC CEO Mike Bodson spoke today at the firm's one-day Blockchain Symposium, held in New York.

DTCC CEO Pledges Future Blockchain Trials at NY Event

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 19:04

DTCC CEO Pledges Future Blockchain Trials at NY Event DTCC CEO Mike Bodson spoke today at the firm's one-day Blockchain Symposium, held in New York.

Disney is Looking for a Blockchain Intern

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 18:00

Disney is Looking for a Blockchain Intern

Blockchain enthusiasm continues to grow from the likes of large companies and banks. However, not all of the interested parties are financial institutions and some are integrating the technology for other means. Now, Disney is on the hunt to hire a software intern that understands distributed ledger protocols.  Also read: PwC Report: Blockchain Illiteracy Could Hurt Banks Disney Wants a Blockchain

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Coinimal builds fastest and most advanced Ethereum trading option in Europe

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 16:54

Coinimal builds fastest and most advanced Ethereum trading option in Europe

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! –Austrian bitcoin start-up Coinimal is launching a new feature to allow customers to sell Ethereum and Ethereum expert Ralph Pichler joins the team– Having offered customers the opportunity to buy Ethereum since August 2015, Coinimal is now launching a ‘sell’ feature to allow users to convert

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MIT Digital Currency Initiative Announces $100k in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships for Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 16:00

MIT Digital Currency Initiative Announces $100k in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships for Consensus 2016 The MIT Digital Currency Initiative has announced more than $100,000 in diversity scholarships for Consensus 2016.

These are the World’s Top 10 Bitcoin-Friendly Countries

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 13:00

These are the World’s Top 10 Bitcoin-Friendly Countries

Imagine a country where everything new in the digital world is not only tested but implemented. Bitcoin.com is proud to present a list of the ten most Bitcoin-friendly countries in the world, where the technology is being tested and used at a rapid pace. Also read: IBM is Experimenting with Open Blockchain & Shadowchains World’s Top 10

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Dear Ross: A Letter From Caleb Chen

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 03:00

Dear Ross: A Letter From Caleb Chen

Dear Ross Ulbricht, You brought a little-known economic experiment to the forefront of the world’s hive mind. While many in the community continue to lament the association between the words “Bitcoin” and “Silk Road,” I find it preferable to embrace it. I have heard increasing numbers of regulators and investors in this budding space say

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DTCC to Use Digital Asset Tech for Blockchain Post-Trade Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 29. 02:19

DTCC to Use Digital Asset Tech for Blockchain Post-Trade Trial The DTCC has announced it will test a distributed ledger solution for managing repurchase (repo) agreements.

Useless? Lawnmower App Removes ‘Spare Change’ Feature

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 02:00

Useless? Lawnmower App Removes ‘Spare Change’ Feature

The Bitcoin application Lawnmower has just recently changed its functionality removing the “spare change” feature that would deposit the rounded off change into digital currency savings kept within the user’s account. Unfortunately, people are complaining about the removal of this feature as it was advertised exactly for this purpose. Now the product offers basic recurring payments that many people

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Letter to Ross: Thank You for Spurring my Recovery

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 29. 01:00

Letter to Ross: Thank You for Spurring my Recovery

Dear Ross, Happy birthday; I hope the day is excellent. You deserve celebration and enjoyment above all else. You are an extraordinary human being. You have helped a great number people. I do not just mean in terms of saving lives, adhering to principles, or undermining the dark side of the drug war. You certainly contributed in those

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IBM is Experimenting with Open Blockchain & Shadowchains

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 22:00

IBM is Experimenting with Open Blockchain & Shadowchains

IBM has taken a serious interest in exploring the boundaries of blockchain technology, as they want to see how distributed ledgers can integrate with existing infrastructure. Over the past few months, there have been several successes for the company, including the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, as well as creating their own Open Blockchain service. But

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Blockchain Smart Contracts Startup Selected By BNP Paribas Accelerator

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 21:41

Blockchain Smart Contracts Startup Selected By BNP Paribas Accelerator Blockchain startup CommonAccord is one of eight startups selected for BNP Paribas' new FinTech accelerator, L’Atelier.

My Open Letter To Ross | Jamie Redman

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 21:00

My Open Letter To Ross | Jamie Redman

Dear Ross,  My name is Jamie Redman, and I’ve written many stories about your life because I write about Bitcoin every day. But more importantly to me I’ve written about your experience and life on occasion because I believe in what you were doing and think of you as a pioneer. Because I’ve shown passionate

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Fred Wilson, Reid Hoffman Back MIT's $900k Bitcoin Developer Fund

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 20:36

Fred Wilson, Reid Hoffman Back MIT's $900k Bitcoin Developer Fund Bitcoin's Core Developers will benefit from a $900k fund from Fred Wilson, Reid Hoffman, Circle, Nasdaq and others organized by MIT.

FSA Official: Asia Should Have Competitive Edge in Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 20:05

FSA Official: Asia Should Have Competitive Edge in Blockchain Tech A representative of Japan’s Financial Services Agency has argued Asia should emerge as a leader in blockchain technology.

IEEE to Talk Blockchain Tech at Cloud Computing Oxford-Con

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 19:04

IEEE to Talk Blockchain Tech at Cloud Computing Oxford-Con An Oxford University event for computing professionals will explore applications for blockchain tech in cloud computing.

Dear Ross Ulbricht: The Next Ten Years

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 19:00

Dear Ross Ulbricht: The Next Ten Years

Dear Ross, I am writing this letter a day before your birthday. Just three days ago, I had my own birthday, I turned 22. That means we are ten years apart almost to the day. So, while trying to come up with something to say that will help you enjoy your birthday, I began thinking

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Coinkite Drops Consumer Wallet for Enterprise Bitcoin Hardware Pivot

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 18:28

Coinkite Drops Consumer Wallet for Enterprise Bitcoin Hardware Pivot Coinkite has announced it is winding down its web wallet in an effort to focus on enterprise hardware products.

Why Decentralized Conglomerates Will Scale Better than Bitcoin – Interview with OpenLedger CEO

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 18:00

Why Decentralized Conglomerates Will Scale Better than Bitcoin – Interview with OpenLedger CEO

Bitcoin.com spoke with the OpenLedger CEO, Ronny Boesing to get deeper insight of how decentralized conglomerates will challenge the status quo, why they will bring greater financial freedom to the public, and the disadvantages of Bitcoin when it comes to enterprise scaling compared to DC’s. Also read: Deloitte: Blockchain Will ‘Gain Significant Traction’ by 2020 The

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MIT Digital Currency Initiative Announces $100K in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships for Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 16:54

MIT Digital Currency Initiative Announces $100K in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships for Consensus 2016 The MIT Digital Currency Initiative has announced more than $100,000 in diversity scholarships for Consensus 2016.

Why Bitcoin’s Bad Reputation is in the Eye of the Beholder

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 28. 15:30

Why Bitcoin’s Bad Reputation is in the Eye of the Beholder In this opinion piece, a bitcoin industry founder seeks to unpack the digital currency's lingering reputation issues.

Dear Ross Ulbricht: A Birthday Letter From Mate Tokay

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 15:00

Dear Ross Ulbricht: A Birthday Letter From Mate Tokay

Dear Ross, I truly hope you can find some happiness on your Birthday. What you have done gives strength to people to fight for our rights and to show the world that we cannot and should not be regulated! You are a hero to hundreds of thousands of people if not even more! The world

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Oh Brazil! Only Smart Contracts Can Save You

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 12:00

Oh Brazil! Only Smart Contracts Can Save You

The specter of corruption rules the world. Indeed, over 6 billion people live in countries afflicted by an acute corruption problem. Brazil is a case in point. In the scandal du jour, the government-controlled oil company, Petrobras, allegedly has lost billions of U.S. dollars due to fraudulent contracts, bribery, and money laundering. Fortunately, there is

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A Letter to Ross Ulbricht From The Crypto Show

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 28. 00:00

A Letter to Ross Ulbricht From The Crypto Show

This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Danny Sesson of The Crypto Show Hey Ross It’s Danny at The Crypto Show I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and let you know you’re not forgotten.  I just returned from the Anarchapulco conference where we packed up a lot stuff that people donated to you

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Dear Ross Ulbricht | Tatiana Moroz

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 27. 21:00

Dear Ross Ulbricht | Tatiana Moroz

This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Tatiana Moroz 3/25/16 Dear Ross, I am fussing around the living room tonight admiring my handiwork.  I’ve created pretty much the best birthday card I’ve ever made J  It’s a vegetable cake (in case you can’t tell), since I know how much you crave good nutrition in prison. 

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Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Central Planning of Digital Money

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 27. 18:13

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Central Planning of Digital Money Bitcoin security expert Kristov Atlas discusses the network's ongoing block size debate and the role of economics in this discussion.

Dear Ross Ulbricht | Roger Ver

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 27. 18:00

Dear Ross Ulbricht | Roger Ver

This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Roger Ver.  Hello Ross, I don’t think I’m very good at writing letters, so I’ll just tell you what I think. Mostly I just want you to know that the world has not forgotten you, or the ideas you helped to spread. In fact, I suspect you

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups Not Immune From Selective Investors

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 27. 17:43

Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups Not Immune From Selective Investors As investment in FinTech continues to rise, investors are becoming more selective with startups, including those focused on bitcoin and blockchain.

Dear Ross Ulbricht: A Letter on His 32nd Birthday|Jeffrey Tucker

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 27. 15:00

Dear Ross Ulbricht: A Letter on His 32nd Birthday|Jeffrey Tucker

This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Jeffrey Tucker. Dear Ross, Happy birthday! It’s impossible to say “hope all is well” to a great man unjustly imprisoned by the state, so I’ll just skip the pleasantries. We’ve not met, but I’ve followed your work for many years. We have a shared interest in human

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Happy Birthday Ross Ulbricht: A Letter From Lyn

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 27. 12:00

Happy Birthday Ross Ulbricht: A Letter From Lyn

This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Lyn Ulbricht. To Our Friends at Bitcoin.com, Ross will spend his 32nd birthday (his third in prison) on March 27, Easter Sunday. I think of Easter as a time of hope and resurrection, and pray that this next year will be that for Ross. On one of

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Happy Birthday Ross Ulbricht: A Letter From Lyn to Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 27. 12:00

Happy Birthday Ross Ulbricht: A Letter From Lyn to Bitcoin.com

This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Lyn Ulbricht. To Our Friends at Bitcoin.com, Ross will spend his 32nd birthday (his third in prison) on March 27, Easter Sunday. I think of Easter as a time of hope and resurrection, and pray that this next year will be that for Ross. On one of

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Shake Enables Bitcoin NFC Payments

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 26. 16:03

Shake Enables Bitcoin NFC Payments

There’s a new Android application called Shake that enables users to tap-and-pay for items with Bitcoin and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. On March 19th Shakepay.com instroduced “Bonjour” to the world. Also read: Federal Reserve Says Bitcoin Has ‘Significant Friction’ Shake: The New Tap-and-Pay NFC Bitcoin App Shake will offer some unique features for cryptocurrency users and their

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Uncertainty Surrounds Autonomous Organization Founders

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 26. 12:42

Uncertainty Surrounds Autonomous Organization Founders An Ethereum startup founder discusses challenges facing next-generation technology applications for autonomous blockchain-based companies.

Key Questions Every DAO Founder Should Ask

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 26. 12:42

Key Questions Every DAO Founder Should Ask An Ethereum startup founder discusses challenges facing next-generation technology applications for autonomous blockchain-based companies.

1,000 Bitcoin Wallets Won't Replace One Financial Revolution

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 26. 11:01

1,000 Bitcoin Wallets Won't Replace One Financial Revolution TechCrunch editor and Freemit CEO John Biggs argues that the bitcoin community has become complacent in its quest for financial change.

Bitcoin Prices Steady As Subsidy Halving Inches Closer

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 26. 00:03

Bitcoin Prices Steady As Subsidy Halving Inches Closer Markets Weekly is a weekly column analyzing price movements in the global digital currency markets, and the technology's use case as an asset class.

Hyperledger On the Verge of Merging Blockchain Code from IBM, Digital Asset

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 25. 21:50

Hyperledger On the Verge of Merging Blockchain Code from IBM, Digital Asset Hyperledger today announced it successful created linked code from Digital Asset, IBM, and Blockstream. But that's just the beginning.

Hyperledger On Verge of Merging Blockchain IBM, Digital Asset Code

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 25. 21:50

Hyperledger On Verge of Merging Blockchain IBM, Digital Asset Code Hyperledger today announced it successful created linked code from Digital Asset, IBM, and Blockstream. But that's just the beginning.

Behind the Scenes at the Launch of a New Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 25. 19:02

Behind the Scenes at the Launch of a New Blockchain Consortium A little-known blockchain company, Domus Tower, revealed plans to form a consortium to implement technology they say runs 1m transactions per second.

Another Hospital Paralyzed By Bitcoin Ransomware

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 25. 17:00

Another Hospital Paralyzed By Bitcoin Ransomware

Another hospital was attacked again with a crypto-locking malware called “Locky.” Henderson Kentucky Methodist Hospital had announced an “Internal State of Emergency” after the system was infected by the malicious computer program. Just after the recent Ottawa hospital attack and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center extortion, which allowed hackers to gain $17,000 USD in Bitcoin, it

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World Economic Forum Gears Up for Hands-On Blockchain Research in 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 25. 16:27

World Economic Forum Gears Up for Hands-On Blockchain Research in 2016 CoinDesk profiles the World Economic Foundation and its ongoing blockchain technology research.

Bitrefill CEO on Accepting Altcoins for Worldwide Mobile Top-Ups

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 25. 11:00

Bitrefill CEO on Accepting Altcoins for Worldwide Mobile Top-Ups

On 23 March, 2016, Bitcoin-friendly mobile top-up service Bitrefill announced that they will start accepting other cryptocurrencies. This new feature became possible through integration with ShapeShift.io. Also read: The Turing Trust Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations Bitrefill is an online services that let’s users easily top up their mobile plans from over 600 operators across 143 countries. Additionally, it’s possible to send money

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Dutch Central Bank to Create Prototype Blockchain-Based Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 24. 22:11

Dutch Central Bank to Create Prototype Blockchain-Based Currency The Dutch central bank has committed to developing an internal blockchain prototype dubbed “DNBCoin”.

New York Fed Report Highlights Bitcoin Market Discrepancies

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 24. 21:51

New York Fed Report Highlights Bitcoin Market Discrepancies Federal Reserve analysts have published findings they say show bitcoin exchange fees discourage arbitrage and make bitcoin a worse store of value.

100,000 Locations Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin with Bitit Gift Cards

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 24. 19:00

100,000 Locations Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin with Bitit Gift Cards

Bitit, a company based in Paris, has launched a new initiative to let consumers buy bitcoins from 100,000 physical stores all over the world. Physical Bitcoin gift cards can be of major significance in the efforts of pushing digital currency adoption to new levels. Plus, Bitit provides consumers with a physical representation of Bitcoin. Also

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Vitalik Buterin Charts Ethereum's Path Forward at Coinbase HQ

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 24. 18:31

Vitalik Buterin Charts Ethereum's Path Forward at Coinbase HQ Ethereum investor Vitalik Buterin gave a presentation at the headquarters of San Francisco bitcoin startup Coinbase this week.

French Legislators Highlight Blockchain Tech at National Assembly Event

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 24. 18:08

French Legislators Highlight Blockchain Tech at National Assembly Event France’s legislature, the National Assembly, is holding a blockchain symposium today.

How OpenBazaar’s Early Adopters Are Testing the Online Market

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 24. 17:31

How OpenBazaar’s Early Adopters Are Testing the Online Market OpenBazaar isn't even fully operational and vendors have begun to test its services. Who's preparing to do business is surprisingly diverse.

Counterstrike Global Offensive Now Rewards Players with DigiByte Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 24. 17:00

Counterstrike Global Offensive Now Rewards Players with DigiByte Cryptocurrency

Certain virtual currencies are trying to take gaming to the next level, and now DigiByte Gaming has added Counterstrike Global Offense (CS: GO) to their online gaming platform. Also read: Will Bernie Sanders Accept Roger Ver’s $100,000 Debate Challenge? DigiByte Gaming Adds CS: GO There has always been a certain overlap between gaming and digital currency communities,

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Federal Reserve Says Bitcoin Has ‘Significant Friction’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 24. 14:05

Federal Reserve Says Bitcoin Has ‘Significant Friction’

Researchers from the New York Federal Reserve have issued a report on the digital currency Bitcoin. The study called “Is Bitcoin Really Frictionless?” uses some historical prices and arbitrage between three leading exchanges in the past. The analysis by the author gives a detailed opinion on why there are different spot price ranges among each

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The Turing Trust Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 24. 11:00

The Turing Trust Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

The Turing Trust is a nonprofit organization created in 2009 by family members of the renowned cryptographer and mathematician Alan Turing. Today, the founder of the Turing Trust and great nephew of the pioneering computer scientist, James Turing, announced to Bitcoin.com that they will be accepting the cryptocurrency for donations.  Also read: Block Size Survey Reveals ‘Deep

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Scam Alert: OOOPay Claims to Support Bitcoin Payments in Russia

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 24. 01:00

Scam Alert: OOOPay Claims to Support Bitcoin Payments in Russia

On 11 March, an unknown Russian online exchange service called OOOPay (OOOPay.org) announced that it started to accept Bitcoin payments. Bitcoin.com went deep into the Russian web to find out whether this service is legit. Here’s what we found. Also read: Russian Firm Tries and Fails to Patent ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark What’s OOOPay? Many of Russian SEO experts and

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Why Chronicled Believes Sneakers Could Be Blockchain’s Big Market

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 22:58

Why Chronicled Believes Sneakers Could Be Blockchain’s Big Market Fresh off more than $3m in funding, Chronicled CEO Ryan Orr talks about his startup and its go-market strategy.

9 Myths Surrounding Blockchain Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 22:22

9 Myths Surrounding Blockchain Smart Contracts Ethereum Foundation advisor William Mougayar seeks to debunk nine myths surrounding blockchain smart contracts.

Munich Politician Urges City to Formally Adopt Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 23. 21:00

Munich Politician Urges City to Formally Adopt Bitcoin

A Munich city council rep has formally suggested for the city to accept Bitcoin for official payments. Also read: Barclays Will ‘Help’ You Prove Your Identity to UK Gov’t ‘Loss of Trust’ in Euro Andre Wächter, head of the Munich arm of Germany’s Alliance for Progress and Renewal (ALFA) party, made the proposal in direct

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Commerzbank: Future of Bitcoin is an 'Open Question'

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 20:18

Commerzbank: Future of Bitcoin is an 'Open Question' Blockchain technology constitutes a "genuine revolution" in how decentralized systems are run, Commerzbank said in a March report.

ASX Affirms Blockchain Support Following CEO Departure

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 17:58

ASX Affirms Blockchain Support Following CEO Departure ASX remains committed to its plans for potential blockchain integration even after the man who helped lead the project resigned.

Is Code Valley Bitcoin’s ‘Killer App’?

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 23. 17:00

Is Code Valley Bitcoin’s ‘Killer App’?

A new marketplace has announced its private beta release for the platform that wants to change the paradigm of software. Code Valley – dubbed the “free market” for software – aims to industrialize the coding and application industry. The creators of the technology are a team of Australian engineers that have enabled a market for developers

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BitGo Engineers Launch Ethereum Wallet Side Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 15:43

BitGo Engineers Launch Ethereum Wallet Side Project A group of software engineers at bitcoin security specialist BitGo have created a multi-sig wallet offering amid escalating interest in the platform.

Dubai Government Looks to Blockchain Amid Drive Toward 'Smart Cities'

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 14:26

Dubai Government Looks to Blockchain Amid Drive Toward 'Smart Cities' CoinDesk speaks to Noah Raford a key driver of Dubai's Museum of the Future initiative, which recently unveiled its support for blockchain tech.

Dubai Government Looks to Blockchain Amid 'Smart Cities' Drive

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 23. 14:26

Dubai Government Looks to Blockchain Amid 'Smart Cities' Drive CoinDesk speaks to Noah Raford a key driver of Dubai's Museum of the Future initiative, which recently unveiled its support for blockchain tech.

Will Bernie Sanders Accept Roger Ver’s $100,000 Debate Challenge?

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 23. 14:00

Will Bernie Sanders Accept Roger Ver’s $100,000 Debate Challenge?

Earlier this month the Facebook page of “Occupy Democrats” shared a political video featuring admitted socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fuming about the rich and their lack of patriotism. Specifically, it described how the 1% richest citizens are leaving the USA at an increasing rate, renouncing their citizenships and tax burdens. Also Read: The 2016 Bitcoin

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RSK Labs Gets $1M Boost from Major Bitcoin Companies

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 23. 11:00

RSK Labs Gets $1M Boost from Major Bitcoin Companies

Smart contracts are one of the hottest trends in the world of digital currency and blockchain technology today, which is also attracting a lot of attention from startups and entrepreneurs. RSK Labs is one of these companies looking to introduce smart contracts by using the Bitcoin blockchain, and they have recently raised $1 million USD in seed

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German Tech Magazine t3n Trials Employee Bitcoin Payroll

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 22. 23:37

German Tech Magazine t3n Trials Employee Bitcoin Payroll German tech magazine t3n has announced it will allow employees to receive a portion of their salary in bitcoin.

2017 or 2025? Securities Firms Debate Timeline for Industry-Grade Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 22. 21:45

2017 or 2025? Securities Firms Debate Timeline for Industry-Grade Blockchain Major financial institutions discussed blockchain technology and its applications at a securities trade industry conference in Boston this week.

Australia Could See ‘First Successful Blockchain Project in the World,’ Says Blythe Masters

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 22. 21:00

Australia Could See ‘First Successful Blockchain Project in the World,’ Says Blythe Masters

Former JP Morgan executive Blythe Masters spoke at the ASIC Annual Forum in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, saying the country could become a leader in the distributed ledger industry, most notably with her current project with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Also read: Increasing Bitcoin Block Size vs. Higher Transaction Fees Australia Can Spearhead the Blockchain Revolution Masters believes Australia will

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Roger Ver Issues $100k Bitcoin Bounty for Bernie Sanders Debate

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 22. 18:40

Roger Ver Issues $100k Bitcoin Bounty for Bernie Sanders Debate Roger Ver has offered presidential candidate Bernie Sanders $100,000 in bitcoin if he agrees to a debate on patriotism.

Doubt Cast on ASX Blockchain Trial as CEO Resigns

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 22. 17:35

Doubt Cast on ASX Blockchain Trial as CEO Resigns The ASX CEO who championed the company’s adoption of blockchain tech has resigned, prompting questions about its blockchain work.

Russian Firm Tries and Fails to Patent ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 22. 17:00

Russian Firm Tries and Fails to Patent ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark

Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property has rejected an attempt by Moscow-based M-Groupp to patent the word “Bitcoin” in the country.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Officially Announces Blockchain ‘Work Group’ ‘Bitcoin’ Patent Rejected The patent agency, commonly known as Rospatent has confirmed the rejection of a request on behalf of “M-Groupp” to patent “Bitcoin” as

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Russian Firm Tries and Fails to Register ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 22. 17:00

Russian Firm Tries and Fails to Register ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark

Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property has rejected an attempt by Moscow-based M-Groupp to trademark the word “Bitcoin” in the country.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Officially Announces Blockchain ‘Work Group’ ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark Rejected The patent agency, commonly known as Rospatent has confirmed the rejection of a request on behalf of “M-Groupp” to register “Bitcoin” as a trademark, reports

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Bitcoin Startups Eye Ethereum As Platform's Profile Grows

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 22. 15:49

Bitcoin Startups Eye Ethereum As Platform's Profile Grows CoinDesk explores why bitcoin industry businesses are increasingly demonstrating an interest in the alternative blockchain platform Ethereum.

Block Size Survey Reveals ‘Deep Divide’ Between Bitcoin Subreddits

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 22. 13:00

Block Size Survey Reveals ‘Deep Divide’ Between Bitcoin Subreddits

Amid the ongoing block size debate, Bitcoin Association Switzerland has published a rare survey – which gauges sentiment on potential solutions to Bitcoin’s biggest headache. Also read: Increasing Bitcoin Block Size vs. Higher Transaction Fees Survey Reveals Block ‘Mindsets’ The board president of the group, which describes itself as formed of “enthusiasts,” published his findings on Bitcointalk

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Deloitte: Blockchain Will ‘Gain Significant Traction’ by 2020

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 22. 11:00

Deloitte: Blockchain Will ‘Gain Significant Traction’ by 2020

A recent report coming from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services reveals how the banking industry will be disrupted by emerging technologies. Titled “Banking reimagined,” the report states that the encroaching digital ledger payment systems will be the “most disruptive.” It also details these innovations may reach processing volumes as large as the ACH network by the

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Law Enforcement Continues to Invest in Bitcoin Tracking Services

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 21. 21:00

Law Enforcement Continues to Invest in Bitcoin Tracking Services

With malicious DDOS attacks and ransomware on the rise, it’s no surprise that law enforcement want to get a grasp on this technology. Blockchain intelligence company Elliptic has just received funding for $5 million USD to help curb cryptocurrency related crime with one of the investing firms headed by a former NSA director.  Also read: Eris Industries Collaborates With Ledger

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Bitcoin Remains Most Popular Digital Currency on Dark Web

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 21. 20:42

Bitcoin Remains Most Popular Digital Currency on Dark Web Department of War Studies professors have published results of their deep dive into the Tor network.

DTCC Open to Business Model Changes in Face of Blockchain Disruption

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 21. 19:13

DTCC Open to Business Model Changes in Face of Blockchain Disruption The company that last year processed $1.6 quadrillion in securities reveals its plans to research blockchain technology.

Barclays Will ‘Help’ You Prove Your Identity to UK Gov’t

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 21. 19:00

Barclays Will ‘Help’ You Prove Your Identity to UK Gov’t

Barclays has launched a new service to allow users to access UK online government services under a single ID. Meanwhile, some are already criticizing the online governance program for its requirements, saying that pseudo-anonymous services hold the edge in the long term.  Also read: Barclays: ‘Blockchain Could Be the Most Significant Innovation to Impact Africa in 100 years’ Online Governance: ‘Quick and

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Xmas came early this year

Bitbargain.com

2016. Mar. 21. 16:23

Xmas came early this year

Some of you may remember Christmas of 2012: a whole bunch of random people got between 10-5000 BTC just for posting their address in a chatroom. I got 100 BTC myself.

Something similar is happening right now on #bitcoin-otc (though with lower amounts). When did you last see something like this in real life? :)

[16:01] –> wantyougone (~wantyougo@unaffiliated/wantyougone) has joined this channel.[16:02] <wantyougone> I am giving away bitcoin. Post your address.

[16:02] <– joecool_ (~joecool@no-sources/joecool) has left this server (Ping timeout: 260 seconds).[16:03] <hewitt> zveda: That I’m not so sure.  it’s probably the separate facility for handling young offenders[16:04] <abracadabra> 1234565789012345657890123456578901234[16:04] <abracadabra> :D[16:04] –> joecool|mobile (~joecool@no-sources/joecool) has joined this channel.[16:05] * abracadabra waits[16:05] <hewitt> wantyougone: why don’t you send it to wikileak or Jeff Garzik?  we need a few bitcoin satellite in LEO[16:05] <wantyougone> hewitt, why not post their addresses.[16:05] <wantyougone> I’m sending bitcoins to addresses posted here.[16:06] <hewitt> 1M9MyyPsAak7zRjW4D96pTxDaAEpDDZLR7[16:06] <hewitt> go google it[16:06] <abracadabra> 1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v[16:06] <abracadabra> think that’s wikileaks[16:06] <wantyougone> 1 BTC sent to 1M9MyyPsAak7zRjW4D96pTxDaAEpDDZLR7[16:06] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/31d9cabef338facc88e125c376cba11a687e7614d288cf091eacdb966e29cb98[16:07] <wantyougone> 1 BTC sent to 1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v[16:07] <tedyx> wow. 1tedyQ99hBSTmbHqTVJXcpLek7aFmKNiZ[16:07] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/d07a58f4b9e0f54cea563a1836a84e4048d680510fa15ff69956975d5ee58e93[16:07] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1tedyQ99hBSTmbHqTVJXcpLek7aFmKNiZ[16:07] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/1d2ec1e0f62aef245fe19fe8e089d6676fef9d89a29ac937f12edba644f4ac73[16:09] <tedyx> Thank you[16:09] <wantyougone> you’re welcome[16:09] <BigBitz> ;;ident[16:10] <teward> ;;gpg eauth TheLordOfTime[16:10] <BigBitz> Hah, what’s this?[16:10] <teward> ;;gpg everify freenode:#bitcoin-otc:112fbe2c94687fad89b88ee7af3aececfd1566dda03d2393853a6c3b[16:10] <gribble> You are now authenticated for user TheLordOfTime with key 406253859C1129B6[16:10] <teward> ;;voiceme[16:10] *** gribble gives teward permission to talk.[16:10] * teward kicks the bot[16:10] <abracadabra> lol[16:10] <abracadabra> gl to anyone that thinks they are getting some btc[16:10] <teward> i just wanted auth :)[16:10] <BigBitz> 1BigBitzyouKT2eVYvHbRUNMkCp9bvAvSu[16:10] * teward yawns[16:10] <abracadabra> https://blockchain.info/address/16FBRSKTqZaj38LxehJcQC9UUEHa9cPKeK[16:10] <BigBitz> wantyougone - go for it 1BigBitzyouKT2eVYvHbRUNMkCp9bvAvSu :)[16:10] <wantyougone> they will confirm[16:10] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1BigBitzyouKT2eVYvHbRUNMkCp9bvAvSu[16:11] <abracadabra> right[16:11] <BigBitz> lol[16:11] <abracadabra> i’d bet they don’t[16:11] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/8b92c99669bee31775f1424a23fc054923ce8ef30411a113ecc7d55a90a2cf13[16:11] <abracadabra> ;)[16:11] <wantyougone> abracadabra, we can wait for the next block.[16:11] <BigBitz> everyone else gets 1BTC and I got 0.25?[16:11] <BigBitz> What gives? :([16:11] <wantyougone> abracadabra, here you go[16:11] * teward yawns[16:11] <abracadabra> absolutely nothing has confirmed out of that address[16:11] <teward> 1DdodXJjmhnhCkzkKkSAcKDdg7mRfLToen[16:12] <wantyougone> abracadabra, check again.[16:12] <teward> because that ain’t my address ;)[16:12] <teward> well it was[16:12] <teward> until Electrum fubar’d[16:12] <tedyx> Mine is already confirmed[16:12] <Xandrah> 1M5amwSB1LLdwZpckzGwkZEE43tHktjDne[16:12] <Xandrah> worth a shot xD[16:12] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1DdodXJjmhnhCkzkKkSAcKDdg7mRfLToen[16:12] <BigBitz> 1BigBitzyouKT2eVYvHbRUNMkCp9bvAvSu fill it up, wantyougone. *rolls eyes* :)[16:12] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/1bf7856751a2d4b82f99f96b3890577c0c3e2afec2c8e6d0894a3821437fc038[16:12] <GlooBoy> free monies? - 16HXFDoNLSZwV4mbLQFvHGALQkcFnJtb4Q[16:13] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1M5amwSB1LLdwZpckzGwkZEE43tHktjDne[16:13] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/8a82672127727c133c282f0e6281f375159beab930337e2f9d65c882355bcfe1[16:13] –> CheckDavid (uid14990@gateway/web/irccloud.com/x-ltesulintsmmkqyu) has joined this channel.[16:13] <Xandrah> wow thanks![16:13] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 16HXFDoNLSZwV4mbLQFvHGALQkcFnJtb4Q[16:13] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/4aeaa96f1d183807c1e6637ce705ddd51e2091b5425cebc3ad61cd8cb468ab21[16:13] <GlooBoy> im not even awake yet - this might be a dream[16:13] * teward updated his key[16:13] <teward> 1FALHwgVCgkcx3XTSKzAoNQJohf3RQ73qr if you want[16:13] * teward tests[16:13] <Xandrah> How come your giving away btc :o[16:13] <wantyougone> teward, I sent you 0.25 BTC already.[16:14] * abracadabra waits for 10 confirms before he even considers taking aback what he said[16:14] <BigBitz> 1BTjvPjzBKqnVavQxF2y6HNZp1F7EufWto[16:14] <teward> wantyougone: you missed my statements heh[16:14] <teward> wantyougone: ah, found that key finally[16:14] <GlooBoy> of course its just a test - pure research    ;p[16:14] <teward> thank god for COMPLETE system backups[16:14] –> aegis (~aegis@unaffiliated/aegis) has joined this channel.[16:15] <– zivester (~zivester@pool-74-102-230-197.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net) has left this server (Ping timeout: 260 seconds).[16:16] –> Xelph (~Xelpherpo@host217-35-130-42.in-addr.btopenworld.com) has joined this channel.[16:16] –> DougieBot5000 (~DougieBot@unaffiliated/dougiebot5000) has joined this channel.[16:16] <Xelph> 14RU5Dum2fJTfq2gbkGUi6cazhR9NhmqZS[16:17] <Xelph> I wonder..[16:17] <wantyougone> Xelph, you joined after I started the giveaway. Sorry.[16:17] <Anduck> 1DDLPhS95YtQUqkAUKg51FLbaj8cRk8jxR  is also open for donations[16:17] <Anduck> heh[16:17] <tweeeaks> test cough 199vDFUX2cBk9PiMPrFM5kvR7PS1L39cyk[16:17] <BigBitz> Xelph how did you join and post an address? lol.[16:17] <Xelph> I did xD[16:17] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1DDLPhS95YtQUqkAUKg51FLbaj8cRk8jxR[16:17] <Xelph> Friend told me some free btc was going on xD[16:17] <Xelph> Guess I get non aww[16:17] <Anduck> wantyougone: thank you[16:17] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/7c281885bfd33d197cc39429c32f96ba6cb18295679aeba91e80d33bac691df0[16:17] <GlooBoy> ;;botsnack[16:17] –> Apple_ (~apple@2a02:2c40:400:0:c1d3:f4ee:b344:9d81) has joined this channel.[16:17] <BigBitz> wantyougone: 1BTjvPjzBKqnVavQxF2y6HNZp1F7EufWto is open still :)[16:17] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 199vDFUX2cBk9PiMPrFM5kvR7PS1L39cyk[16:17] <Xelph> Worth a try though xD[16:17] <GlooBoy>  <gribble> Forget the snack, just send me some bitcoins to 1AeUEtTP1kkHQ5sxDGyMroGc8Yrk4pdFGi :)[16:18] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/185619a8cb5cd01003df666ccc9313b7ec7b25fc206dc1e08bde9e08f5ac0c1a[16:18] <Smipp> 1SmippanX3TDKVoAe7kjmkuELn2cb5d6N[16:18] *** Apple_ is now known as Guest90132.[16:18] <tedyx> Xelph is someone already claimed the free btc, and is now rejoined with another nickname, lol[16:18] <BigBitz> tedyx yup - looks like it lol[16:18] <Xelph> no im not D:[16:18] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1SmippanX3TDKVoAe7kjmkuELn2cb5d6N[16:18] <rithm> joecool ping[16:18] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/137ad0dc382c0244c3ee3246e7ac6e448152707f8a94c55f309cf381d3239704[16:18] <BigBitz> Oh God damnit.[16:19] <BigBitz> the email I use with 1BigBitz is ‘locked’ and I have to pay to unlock it – God damnit LOL[16:19] <Xandrah> I still dont get why free coins are going out![16:19] <rithm> free coins for me![16:19] <rithm> memememememe[16:19] <Xandrah> But thanks! <3[16:19] <Phoebus> cough test 1DedCnx6kpEy8h4gxntpjkCvWAeasWA6UE :D[16:19] <BB-Martino> Am I late to the party? 13jP6moiCyQonV1ngVGnJbf8jmXgDQEvuX[16:19] <tweeeaks> test2 cough 14hbrqaC6CchF4UaMSVyaqC9ikyzSM6hem[16:19] <Xandrah> test3 cough 1MNoeHuhhAk9mCoxYpBEZ5LkrrR93tSKvH[16:19] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 1DedCnx6kpEy8h4gxntpjkCvWAeasWA6UE[16:19] <rithm> 17wdYLzS4tX7zrk8r9j5pHSGk24YNy5R7x[16:19] <GlooBoy> ;;botsnack[16:19] <gribble> Forget the snack, just send me some bitcoins to 1AeUEtTP1kkHQ5sxDGyMroGc8Yrk4pdFGi :)[16:19] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/61814e5c21f2507e37e05ffb05a6c0a365a28ef41173362ca7f3e67c9697c04b[16:20] <Phoebus> That was fast, cheers wantyougone :D[16:20] * BB-Martino bites nails[16:20] <rithm> test 17wdYLzS4tX7zrk8r9j5pHSGk24YNy5R7x test[16:20] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 13jP6moiCyQonV1ngVGnJbf8jmXgDQEvuX[16:20] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/19c26a779451f42abc77aa4c0327cbd9214980c9a045109fb0eb919e5ff5ce52[16:20] <BB-Martino> cheers :)[16:20] <Phoebus> BigBitz, is it xmas again? :P[16:21] <wantyougone> 0.25 BTC sent to 17wdYLzS4tX7zrk8r9j5pHSGk24YNy5R7x[16:21] <BB-Martino> i got 100 btc from the other bitcoin santa, but 0.25 is appreciated still[16:21] <Xandrah> Its the best xmas gift! :D[16:21] * rithm thinks wantyougone is writing all of this off on his taxes[16:21] <wantyougone> https://blockchain.info/tx/3b4ebc87d941afdfa526da300351f1cb5b675687eb868227960a171caecc30b4

Wirex Brings PayPal-to-Bitcoin Conversion To Over 30 Countries

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 21. 16:08

Wirex Brings PayPal-to-Bitcoin Conversion To Over 30 Countries

Buying Bitcoin through more convenient and conventional payment solutions can be a struggle for digital currency enthusiasts, depending on their location. Luckily, services such as Wirex make it easier to do so, as they announced a new feature to buy Bitcoin through PayPal. What is even more important, they have come up with a way

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Rootstock Raises $1 Million to Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 21. 15:02

Rootstock Raises $1 Million to Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin RSK Labs has raised $1m in funding to support the development of a smart contracts platform that would be built on the bitcoin blockchain.

BitConnect.co Creates Innovative Bitcoin Community, E-Commerce & New Bitcoin Lending Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 21. 14:49

BitConnect.co Creates Innovative Bitcoin Community, E-Commerce & New Bitcoin Lending Platform

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! BitConnect aims to provide the Bitcoin community the best all-in-one solution of 2016. In a digital currency world that is built upon the concept of decentralization, the greater Bitcoin community can seem fractured and remote to even seasoned Bitcoin veterans. Bringing together like-minded Bitcoin users from

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Toronto to Host World’s Largest Blockchain Expo

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 21. 11:00

Toronto to Host World’s Largest Blockchain Expo

Decentral and Ethereum Canada have just announced the world’s largest blockchain trade show will be hosted in Toronto, September 19-21. The three-day event will be sponsored by TMX Group, whose divisions include the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Montreal Exchange within its vast portfolio. Also read: Eris Industries Collaborates With Ledger Blockchain World Expo Trade-Show Coming

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Australian Government Seeks End to Double Taxation of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 21. 04:29

Australian Government Seeks End to Double Taxation of Bitcoin The Australian government announced its commitment today to seek a legislative solution to tax questions surrounding bitcoin.

Elliptic Raises $5 Million to Expand Bitcoin Surveillance Tools

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 21. 02:44

Elliptic Raises $5 Million to Expand Bitcoin Surveillance Tools Bitcoin surveillance startup Elliptic has raised $5m in Series A funding in a round that involved a private equity firm with US defense connections.

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is | Jeffrey Tucker

Bitbargain.com

2016. Mar. 20. 17:22

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is  | Jeffrey Tucker It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is | Jeffrey Tucker

Bitcoin and Ethereum: The Crypto Experiment Rolls On

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 20. 17:00

Bitcoin and Ethereum: The Crypto Experiment Rolls On

It’s never a dull day in crypto-land, and the great experiment progresses forward. The price of Bitcoin has declined a hair over the past 24 hours but remains relatively stable. Over the past few weeks, the value has maintained above $400 USD or more. People have also been eyeing another cryptocurrency called Ethereum, which skyrocketed this

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How to Sue A Decentralized Autonomous Organization

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 20. 16:17

How to Sue A Decentralized Autonomous Organization In this opinion piece, Stephen D Palley discusses the potential legal liabilities facing those who run distributed autonomous organizations.

Here’s the Easiest Way to Get Ether with Your Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 20. 11:00

Here’s the Easiest Way to Get Ether with Your Bitcoin

World’s first bitcoin and ether wallet Jaxx has unveiled an upcoming integration with Shapeshift that will allow users to convert between the currencies without leaving your wallet. Also read: Eris Industries Collaborates With Ledger The feature is expected to be rolled out “on all devices/platforms” in a few days, according to Kryptokit CEO and Ethereum

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State Regulation Changes the Game for Bitcoin Sellers in New Hampshire

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 19. 18:16

State Regulation Changes the Game for Bitcoin Sellers in New Hampshire A look at a recent legislative update in New Hampshire that classifies bitcoin sellers as money transmitters.

Should You Use a Russian Branded Browser?

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 19. 17:00

Should You Use a Russian Branded Browser?

A fantastic invention of Russian IT masters is a Branded Browser — a brilliant tool for spying. It has everything for “safe” browsing but doesn’t guarantee open source code and well established user privacy. Is it safe to use such a browsers and how are they created? Also read: Plutus Team Reveals Project Progress and

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How Washington State Became a Battleground for Bitcoin Mining

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 19. 15:30

How Washington State Became a Battleground for Bitcoin Mining A long-running debate over power costs between bitcoin miners and a local power utility is escalating in Washington state.

The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 19. 11:00

The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty

As time progresses, the respect and attitude towards government declines rapidly. Throughout the centuries of corruption, it’s been very hard to figure out how to overcome the problem of governance until now. The Information Age has brought upon us a new way of thinking to where autonomy and true sovereignty is coming into play. A

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Plutus Team Reveals Project Progress And Award Nomination

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 19. 01:15

Plutus Team Reveals Project Progress And Award Nomination

Bitcoin enthusiasts all over the world are looking forward to the release of Plutus, a new mobile solution that lets users spend digital currency wherever NFC-capable payment terminals are installed. The company announced they would release their whitepaper to the public shortly, as well as make further progress on streamlining their Bitcoin payment solution. Even

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Bitcoin Prices Stable As Volatile Ethereum Draws Trader Interest

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 18. 22:10

Bitcoin Prices Stable As Volatile Ethereum Draws Trader Interest Bitcoin prices traded largely between $410 and $420 during the week as attention turned to volatility in the ether markets.

Eris Industries Collaborates With Ledger

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 18. 21:00

Eris Industries Collaborates With Ledger

Eris Industries has just announced a strategic collaboration with the hardware service Ledger as a security partner. The alliance is said to bring more solutions to the Eris infrastructure and bring a “strong layer of security” to the development of the company’s enterprise blockchain service. Also read: Hitachi Initiates Fintech & Blockchain Lab Ledger to Protect

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Why Fragmentation Threatens the Promise of Blockchain Identity

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 18. 19:06

Why Fragmentation Threatens the Promise of Blockchain Identity The vision of blockchain identity promises to empower users but key questions remain, according to one blockchain investor.

Ukraine Startup Hotmine Builds Smart Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 18. 17:00

Ukraine Startup Hotmine Builds Smart Bitcoin Miner

Ukrainian Bitcoin startup HOTMINE is releasing a domestic heater-miner with two useful functions. In addition to mining bitcoins, the HOTMINE machine can be used to heat the owners’ homes. Also read: Hitachi Initiates Fintech & Blockchain Lab An Overview of the Hotmine Smart Heater-Miner The “Hotmine Smart Heater-Miner” is a tall, black box. teeming with wires and tubes.

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Forbes Cover CEO Ola Doudin Talks Building Bitcoin Support in Dubai

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 18. 14:30

Forbes Cover CEO Ola Doudin Talks Building Bitcoin Support in Dubai CoinDesk profiles entrepreneur Ola Doudin who has emerged as a 'bitcoin pioneer' in the Middle East as the CEO of bitcoin startup BitOasis.

Bitcoin.com Offers Free Newsletter With 3 Subscription Options

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin.com Offers Free Newsletter With 3 Subscription Options

Bitcoin.com, a leading source of Bitcoin information, news and education, is proud to announce the launch of their newsletter program. This periodical is completely free and will deliver the most popular news articles, podcasts and more. Unlike other newsletters, Bitcoin.com readers can customize how often they would like to get the to receive the periodical, and can

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Hitachi Initiates Fintech & Blockchain Lab

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 18. 04:17

Hitachi Initiates Fintech & Blockchain Lab

Hitachi has just announced its plans to establish a FinTech lab at its Silicon Valley headquarters in California. The research and development will look at blockchain technology to further its innovation and collaborate with other financial institutions.  Also read: PwC Report: Blockchain Illiteracy Could Hurt Banks In its press release announcement the company states: “By establishing

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Australia Post: ‘Uber-Like’ Shift Awaits Parcel Services

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 18. 01:35

Australia Post: ‘Uber-Like’ Shift Awaits Parcel Services

The use cases for blockchain technology are expanding every day into the minds of many. Just recently the Australian Financial Review reported the Australia Post will consider the concept of using distributed ledger technology to store digital identities. Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour said that parcel operations could experience an “Uber-like” moment due to

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Accusations Fly as Classic Core Debate Goes Corporate

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 17. 21:00

Accusations Fly as Classic Core Debate Goes Corporate

Bitcoin Classic has benefitted from anonymous hashpower donations rising to over 10 petahashes per second, while users report continuing malicious activity against nodes. Also read: Over 1 in 3 Nodes Now Support Bitcoin Classic as Core Remains Flat Classic Hashpower Gets Boost An anonymous donation of 10 bitcoins to the Mining Donation Fund helped Bitcoin

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Family Offices See Legitimacy in Securitized Bitcoin Investments

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 17. 20:48

Family Offices See Legitimacy in Securitized Bitcoin Investments Investors with over $1t in assets have gathered to judge if bitcoin is ready to be recognized as a mainstream asset class.

Bitcoin Trading Platform BitQuick Offline After Server Attack

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 17. 19:05

Bitcoin Trading Platform BitQuick Offline After Server Attack Bitcoin trading platform BitQuick was the target of a cyberattack this week that temporarily resulted in unauthorized access to its server.

Coinbase Introduces Stop Orders for Bitcoin Exchange Traders

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 17. 17:40

Coinbase Introduces Stop Orders for Bitcoin Exchange Traders Coinbase has added stop orders to its exchange product, allowing customers to buy and sell the digital currency at a previously set price.

Blockchain Technology Will Not Replace Copyright Offices Just Yet

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 17. 17:00

Blockchain Technology Will Not Replace Copyright Offices Just Yet

Blockchain technology has a wide variety of use cases, most of which are waiting to be discovered by aspiring developers and entrepreneurs. Distributed ledgers can play a significant role when it comes to issuing copyright claims, as tamper-proof timestamped logs can be created and made publicly available at the same time. But that doesn’t mean

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Tech Giant Hitachi to Study Blockchain in New R&D Lab

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 17. 16:54

Tech Giant Hitachi to Study Blockchain in New R&D Lab Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi is set to open a financial technology research laboratory that will focus on blockchain applications.

USAA: Members Gave ‘Clear Yes’ to Coinbase Bitcoin Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 17. 14:46

USAA: Members Gave ‘Clear Yes’ to Coinbase Bitcoin Trial USAA discusses its most recent bitcoin technology trial, which found it offering a balance-check option to accountholders.

CoinDesk’s Smart Contracts Research Report Now Available

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 17. 13:49

CoinDesk’s Smart Contracts Research Report Now Available CoinDesk’s latest research report takes on smart contracts, providing an overview of how today’s innovators are shaping this blockchain application.

Weekly #Bitcoin & #Blockchain Statistics

bitcoinful

2016. Mar. 17. 09:51

Weekly #Bitcoin & #Blockchain Statistics

Weekly #Bitcoin & #Blockchain Statistics

Energy and Commerce Committee Talks Bitcoin in Congressional Hearing

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 22:35

Energy and Commerce Committee Talks Bitcoin in Congressional Hearing A US Congressional subcommittee on commerce and trade held a hearing today on the subject of digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Bitcoin Startups Stuck in Limbo as BitLicense Process Drags On

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 21:42

Bitcoin Startups Stuck in Limbo as BitLicense Process Drags On More than six months after the final date for application filings, only one license has been issued under New York’s BitLicense regulatory framework.

Interdealer Broker ICAP Completes Post-Trade Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 19:33

Interdealer Broker ICAP Completes Post-Trade Blockchain Trial Interdealer broker ICAP has completed an internal blockchain technology trial focused on securities post-trade processes.

Retail Giant Overstock to Issue its Own Stock on Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 17:30

Retail Giant Overstock to Issue its Own Stock on Blockchain Platform Online retail giant Overstock announced it will issue public shares of company stock on its tØ blockchain platform.

PwC Report: Blockchain Illiteracy Could Hurt Banks

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 16. 17:00

PwC Report: Blockchain Illiteracy Could Hurt Banks

According to a new report released by Big Four Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Fintech revolution will not revolve around blockchain innovation per se, though it will remain at the top of trends in the banking industry. Meanwhile, banks are still preferring to integrate “easier” solutions, which will optimize day-to-day operations. Also read: Five Bitcoin

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Australian Delivery Service Exploring Blockchain Identity Solutions

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 16:40

Australian Delivery Service Exploring Blockchain Identity Solutions Australian delivery company Australia Post is looking into possible blockchain technology applications for storing identity information.

Ping21: A New Way To Earn Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 16. 16:00

Ping21: A New Way To Earn Bitcoin

The San Francisco-based 21inc is pulling more features out of the box by introducing ways people can be paid using its device call Ping21. The first concept allows 21 computer owners to monitor uptime and latency from the network. Users sell this data much like the companies Pingdom or Uptrends. This type of mechanical harvesting

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New York Business Journal Veteran Joins CoinDesk Editorial Staff

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 15:21

New York Business Journal Veteran Joins CoinDesk Editorial Staff New York Business Journal technology and innovation reporter Michael del Castillo has officially joined CoinDesk.

Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council Seeks to Spur Startup Growth

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 14:13

Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council Seeks to Spur Startup Growth Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council has revealed it plans to hold events this year that will seek to assist startups with job placement and investments.

Five Bitcoin Features to Get Excited About

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 16. 04:13

Five Bitcoin Features to Get Excited About

The future of Bitcoin will heavily depend on the future development of the Bitcoin technology and how the currency side of things will play out. While most people currently focus on the block size, there are plenty of things on the horizon for Bitcoin users which are worth getting excited about. Whether those Bitcoin features comes in

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21 Inc Launches First Proof-of-Concept for Bitcoin Computer Network

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 16. 00:25

21 Inc Launches First Proof-of-Concept for Bitcoin Computer Network With its signature hardware product now shipping, 21 is seeking to roll out its next stage in development, a decentralized, bitcoin-incentivized grid.

Study: Blockchain Tech Low on Finance Sector’s Priority List

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 22:40

Study: Blockchain Tech Low on Finance Sector’s Priority List Many financial services executives say blockchain technology is low on their corporate priority list, according to a new survey.

21 Inc Launches First Proof-of-Concept for Bitcoin Computer Network

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 21:25

21 Inc Launches First Proof-of-Concept for Bitcoin Computer Network With its signature hardware product now shipping, 21 is seeking to roll out its next stage in development, a decentralized, bitcoin-incentivized grid.

US Judge Rules Mt Gox Class Action Can Continue Against Mizuho Bank

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 20:19

US Judge Rules Mt Gox Class Action Can Continue Against Mizuho Bank A judge has rejected a claim by Mizuho Bank that a class action lawsuit related to its involvement in the collapse of Mt Gox should move to Japan.

Researchers Propose Blockchain for Central Banks But Bank of England Not Involved

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 18:58

Researchers Propose Blockchain for Central Banks But Bank of England Not Involved Researchers have proposed a new kind of cryptocurrency that puts a central bank in control of the network but retains a transparent ledger.

Augur Launches Prediction Market Beta Testing

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 15. 18:00

Augur Launches Prediction Market Beta Testing

Decentralized prediction market Augur has just launched its beta testing platform. The trial will be open to anyone, and its team of developers is asking for feedback from users. On its blog, the company explains it has “overhauled” its User Interface (UI) and “fine-tuned” the smart contracts “so that Augur will scale painlessly to billions

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Microsoft Adds 5 New Blockchain Partners to Azure

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 16:52

Microsoft Adds 5 New Blockchain Partners to Azure Tech giant Microsoft has added five new services to its blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solution.

Blockchain Consortium R3 Opens New Round of Partnerships

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 15:10

Blockchain Consortium R3 Opens New Round of Partnerships Blockchain consortium startup R3CEV is now accepting applications for new partners.

USAA Rolls Out Bitcoin Integration to All Members

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 15. 14:26

USAA Rolls Out Bitcoin Integration to All Members

Following a successful Coinbase integration pilot, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has expanded its bitcoin integration to allow all account holders to connect and view their Coinbase accounts, alongside the rest of the USAA accounts and financial services, on USAA.com and the USAA Mobile App. The news marks the first consumer-facing bitcoin integration to

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Blockai Raises $547k for Blockchain Digital Rights Platform

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 15. 13:30

Blockai Raises $547k for Blockchain Digital Rights Platform Blockai has announced $547,000 in seed funding to relaunch as a blockchain copyright startup.

New York Bitcoin User Charged With Unlawful Money Transmission

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 14. 21:28

New York Bitcoin User Charged With Unlawful Money Transmission A New York man has been charged with operating an unlawful money transmitting business in connection the sale of bitcoins.

Top 3 Physical Bitcoin Collectible Tokens

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 14. 21:00

Top 3 Physical Bitcoin Collectible Tokens

The beauty of Bitcoin is something that captures the imagination. The digital money is not tangible or typically viewable by human eye, minus the code and interfaces we use to interact with it. Over the past few years, people have tried to capture the essence of Bitcoin within physical tokens. Today, we will look at three

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USAA Expands Bitcoin Integration to All Members

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 14. 20:30

USAA Expands Bitcoin Integration to All Members Following a successful pilot program, US financial services firm USAA is expanding its bitcoin integration to all members.

Ethereum Blockchain Project Launches First Production Release

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 14. 19:50

Ethereum Blockchain Project Launches First Production Release Next-generation blockchain platform Ethereum has released 'Homestead' the first production release of its software.

Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Adds Ether Trading Amid Increasing Demand

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 14. 19:13

Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Adds Ether Trading Amid Increasing Demand Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has added ether trading prior to the release of the Ethereum's next software implementation 'Homestead'.

Over 1 in 3 Nodes Now Support Bitcoin Classic as Core Remains Flat

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 14. 19:00

Over 1 in 3 Nodes Now Support Bitcoin Classic as Core Remains Flat

The battle for supremacy among Bitcoin nodes is still going on, and it looks like the Bitcoin Classic team is gaining a fair bit of ground in recent days. That being said, it is important to distinguish between full nodes and pruned nodes, as routing one single node through a list of IP addresses is

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Microsoft Drops Bitcoin? Payments Still Live As Reports Cast Doubt

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 14. 17:21

Microsoft Drops Bitcoin? Payments Still Live As Reports Cast Doubt Microsoft is still accepting and crediting bitcoin payments amid reports that the tech giant is moving away from the digital currency.

Blockchain Prediction Market Augur Enters Beta

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 14. 15:36

Blockchain Prediction Market Augur Enters Beta Decentralized blockchain prediction market project Augur has officially entered beta following its crowdfunding effort last year.

Coincheck Integrates Ether Amid Continued Optimism

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 14. 11:30

Coincheck Integrates Ether Amid Continued Optimism

Coincheck.jp, the Japanese exchange behind entertainment giant DMM’s recent Bitcoin integration, will begin supporting Ethereum today. Also read: Coincheck: Japan ‘Treating BTC as Currency’ Coincheck: ‘Everything Except Money’ Coincheck made the announcement in a press release issued Monday. Purchase and selling support are the first services to be added, with the goal being to provide

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PH Miners: Should You be Suspicious?

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 14. 04:00

PH Miners: Should You be Suspicious?

Whenever a new company announces they are selling dedicated mining hardware for Bitcoin and Litecoin, the digital currency community is on high alert. Over the past few years, various companies have claimed to offer this type of service, although very few of them have been able to deliver on these promises. PH Miners Inc. is

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University Researcher Says Bitcoin Can’t ‘Grow Up’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 14. 01:00

University Researcher Says Bitcoin Can’t ‘Grow Up’

The Bank of England and a group of computer scientists say they have created a centralized cryptocurrency intended to have the very opposite philosophical aspects of Bitcoin. The “proto-currency” known as RSCoin will be controlled entirely by state officials, but claims that it will also curb the problems with fractional reserve banking. Dr. George Danezis

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Cryptsy CEO Recruits Hackers to Recover Lost Coins

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 13. 23:43

Cryptsy CEO Recruits Hackers to Recover Lost Coins

The defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy has supposedly made a deal with hackers to get back the stolen funds it lost last year. The Cryptsy website has revealed a PDF contract between CEO Paul Vernon and a hacker named “Cryptcracker” to retrieve 13,000 bitcoins. Also read: Bitcoin Will Still Be Around When You’re Dead Cryptsy Hopes to

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What's the Big Idea Behind Ethereum's World Computer?

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 13. 16:50

What's the Big Idea Behind Ethereum's World Computer? What's the big idea behind Ethereum? Developer Travis Patron gives his take.

Bitcoin and Public Blockchains Will Power the Smart Contracts Revolution

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 13. 16:00

Bitcoin and Public Blockchains Will Power the Smart Contracts Revolution Bitcoin evangelist and journalist Chris DeRose examines both the promise and problems related to smart contracts.

Obama Asks For Middle Ground With Encryption

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 12. 22:00

Obama Asks For Middle Ground With Encryption

The encryption battle has been heating up, and President Obama has asked the public for some middle ground with the argument. Recently, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) tech-festival, the President told the crowd there should be some exchange of privacy for the protection of public safety within the encryption conversation.  Also read: Bitcoin Will Still

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Truffle: A New Development Environment For Ethereum Coders

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 12. 18:00

Truffle: A New Development Environment For Ethereum Coders

Gaining insights as to how a blockchain works and what it is capable of is invaluable to developers, business owners, and government officials. There is a lot of focus on the Ethereum blockchain in particular as of late, and Truffle will act as a developer environment and testing framework for this technology. This should make

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Meet the 11 Technical Minds Behind the Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 12. 17:45

Meet the 11 Technical Minds Behind the Hyperledger Blockchain Project Who's leading the Hyperledger blockchain project? CoinDesk profiles the 11 members of its Technical Steering Committee.

Meet the Technical Minds Behind the Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 12. 17:45

Meet the Technical Minds Behind the Hyperledger Blockchain Project Who's leading the Hyperledger blockchain project? CoinDesk profiles the 11 members of its Technical Steering Committee.

Why Bitcoin's Block Size Debate is a Proxy War

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 12. 16:00

Why Bitcoin's Block Size Debate is a Proxy War In this opinion piece, IBM's Martin Hagelstrom argues 'bitcoin's block size debate' isn't really about block size at all.

21 Inc Launches Bitcoin Micropayments Marketplace

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 12. 05:53

21 Inc Launches Bitcoin Micropayments Marketplace Bitcoin startup 21 Inc has launched the 21 Micropayments Marketplace, a new offering aimed at developers.

21 Inc Launches Bitcoin Micropayments Marketplace for Developers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 12. 05:53

21 Inc Launches Bitcoin Micropayments Marketplace for Developers Bitcoin startup 21 Inc has launched the 21 Micropayments Marketplace, a new offering aimed at developers.

Bitcoin’s Cosmic Threat: Beware the Magnetic Field

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 12. 02:00

Bitcoin’s Cosmic Threat: Beware the Magnetic Field

The Earth is exposed to magnetic field disruptions or changes. Solar winds carry a magnetic field with it which sometimes break through the Earth’s magnetic field, causing disruptions on our planet. Another phenomenon affecting magnetism is the flipping of north and south poles. Alarmingly, the rate of Earth’s magnetic field flipping is now increasing. So,

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Bitcoin Price Hits $420 Amid Sideways Market Movement

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 11. 23:14

Bitcoin Price Hits $420 Amid Sideways Market Movement Though the scaling debate remains in progress, bitcoin enjoyed both price stability and high trading volume in the seven days through 12:00 UTC on 11th March. Market participants traded more than 35m BTC during the seven days through 1:30 p.m. (EST), Bitcoinity figures reveal. These trends were similar to the prior week, when bitcoin prices fell […]

Bitcoin Maximalism Remains as Competitors Rise

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 11. 22:00

Bitcoin Maximalism Remains as Competitors Rise

There has been a recent discussion about Bitcoin Maximalism lately,, most likely due to the sudden rise of Ethereum. This conversation is not new dialogue but typically arises when there is a competitor at Bitcoin’s heels. Many people have written about this subject such as Vitalik Buterin, Daniel Krawisz, and just recently Hivemind creator Paul Sztorc.

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Bitcoin Lending Platform BTCJam Stops Taking New US Customers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 11. 20:17

Bitcoin Lending Platform BTCJam Stops Taking New US Customers Bitcoin lending platform BTCJam is no longer taking new US customers, citing uncertainty around regulation in the country.

Bitcoin and Public Blockchains Will Power the Smart Contracts Revolution

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 11. 19:37

Bitcoin and Public Blockchains Will Power the Smart Contracts Revolution Bitcoin evangelist and journalist Chris DeRose examines both the promise and problems related to smart contracts.

Coinigy Brings New Trading Tools to Vaultoro Users

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 11. 18:00

Coinigy Brings New Trading Tools to Vaultoro Users

Vaultoro has announced that it will introduce a way for consumers to trade intermittently between Bitcoin and gold through a partnership with Coinigy. Also read: OpenLedger Launches Global Enterprise 3.0 Coinigy And Vaultoro Join Forces People active in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency have likely of Coinigy before, as this trading platform is well-known

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UniCredit White Paper Explores Blockchain Uses for Banks

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 11. 17:49

UniCredit White Paper Explores Blockchain Uses for Banks Italian bank UniCredit has published a white paper that explores how banks could offer blockchain-based services.

Consulting Firms Face Talent Shortage As Blockchain Offerings Grow

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 11. 15:51

Consulting Firms Face Talent Shortage As Blockchain Offerings Grow Major consulting firms say they're "aggressively hiring" employees with blockchain skills as market demand grows.

OpenLedger Launches Global Enterprise 3.0

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 11. 12:00

OpenLedger Launches Global Enterprise 3.0

The OpenLedger team has announced its Global Enterprise 3.0 program alongside the news of the BitShares platform going live on the Microsoft Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS). The OpenLedger team has created a universal shared application called “Decentralized Conglomerate,” which will allow multiple organizations to invest with each other and cross-promote their services.  Also read: Japanese

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Diffie & Hellman Receive the 2015 Turing Award

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 11. 02:00

Diffie & Hellman Receive the 2015 Turing Award

Last week, the Association for Computing Machinery named Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman recipients of the 2015 Turing Award. They have been honored with this prestigious award for their work in public-key cryptography and digital signatures. The two computer scientists have given the public the ability to use encrypted software to communicate in a private

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Report: Russia to Propose 7-Year Prison Sentences for Digital Currency Issuers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 23:25

Report: Russia to Propose 7-Year Prison Sentences for Digital Currency Issuers The Russian Finance Ministry has reportedly beefed up penalties for the issuance of so-called money surrogates including digital currencies.

Bankymoon to Launch Bitcoin-funded Smart Energy Meter

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 10. 22:00

Bankymoon to Launch Bitcoin-funded Smart Energy Meter

Most people on this planet will know how the blockchain can be used for various purposes, and the financial ecosystem is just the tip of the iceberg. Just a few weeks ago, the Cambridge MIT Enterprise Forum enlisted a focus group to come up with a real life use case to distribute electricity over the

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ESMA Director: Blockchain Could Enhance Securities Trading Process

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 20:55

ESMA Director: Blockchain Could Enhance Securities Trading Process The executive director of the ESMA has said the agency believes blockchain tech could enhance the post-trade process.

Deloitte: Blockchain Systems Could Rival ACH Network By 2025

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 19:47

Deloitte: Blockchain Systems Could Rival ACH Network By 2025 A new Deloitte report suggests that blockchain-based transactions are likely to surge over the next decade.

Cross-Platform Malware Droppers Threaten Bitcoin Users

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 10. 18:00

Cross-Platform Malware Droppers Threaten Bitcoin Users

Malware attacks are of major concern to any device owner, but they can prove to be especially threatening to Bitcoin users. Kaspersky has made notice of how a team of Brazilian coders are working on creating malware droppers that are cross-operating system compatible and use JAR files to infect devices.  Also read: Bitcoin Venture Capital Reaches

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Toronto Stock Exchange Moves Toward Blockchain With Ethereum Founder Hire

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 17:52

Toronto Stock Exchange Moves Toward Blockchain With Ethereum Founder Hire The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has hired Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di Iorio as its first chief digital officer.

South African Marketplace Bidorbuy Adds Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 15:46

South African Marketplace Bidorbuy Adds Bitcoin Payments South African online marketplace Bidorbuy has enabled bitcoin purchases.

South Africa's eBay Bidorbuy Adds Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 15:46

South Africa's eBay Bidorbuy Adds Bitcoin Payments South African online marketplace Bidorbuy has enabled bitcoin purchases.

R3: Biggest-Ever Blockchain Trial is Only the Beginning

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 10. 14:37

R3: Biggest-Ever Blockchain Trial is Only the Beginning R3 managing director Tim Grant discusses his startup's biggest test yet and why it's only just getting started with its collaborative consortium work.

Coincheck: Japan ‘Treating BTC as Currency’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 10. 12:00

Coincheck: Japan ‘Treating BTC as Currency’

Japan is becoming an exciting environment for virtual currencies. Renewed debate in government on favorable treatment of transactions this month has combined with big business opting to accept Bitcoin alongside other payment methods. Coincheck is a bitcoin exchange in Japan, and it has definitely noticed these developments. Also read: Japanese Entertainment Giant DMM Accepts Bitcoin

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How Bitcoin Brought Electricity to a South African School

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 09. 22:30

How Bitcoin Brought Electricity to a South African School A system for powering South African schools using bitcoin was demonstrated at a recent event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Bitcoin Podcast: Adam Draper of Boost VC

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 09. 22:00

The Bitcoin Podcast: Adam Draper of Boost VC

In the latest episode of the official Bitcoin.com podcast, your host Zach Doty sits down with Adam Draper of Boost VC. Zach and Adam discuss Bitcoin investments, as well as their outlooks on the future of the blockchain space. Also read: Flexepin Brings Bitcoin to 6,000 Canadian Stores Adam Draper of Boost VC on the World

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The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Adam Draper of Boost VC

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 09. 22:00

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Adam Draper of Boost VC

In the latest episode of the official Bitcoin.com podcast, your host Zach Doty sits down with Adam Draper of Boost VC. Zach and Adam discuss Bitcoin investments, as well as their outlooks on the future of the blockchain space. Also read: Flexepin Brings Bitcoin to 6,000 Canadian Stores Adam Draper of Boost VC on the World

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Why a TechCrunch Editor Left His Job for a Bitcoin Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 09. 19:53

Why a TechCrunch Editor Left His Job for a Bitcoin Startup Why did one of TechCrunch’s longest-serving editors leave a media giant for a bitcoin startup?

Bitcoin Classic 0.12.0 Paves Way for the Future

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 09. 18:00

Bitcoin Classic 0.12.0 Paves Way for the Future

Bitcoin Classic version 0.12.0 has been officially launched with features that are compatible with Core version 0.12.0 with both the blockchain files and wallet functionality. This update, building upon Classic version 0.11.2, effectively increases the block size limit from 1 MB to 2 MB as well as provides additional features to improve the health of

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Australian Bitcoin Miner Withdraws Bid for Public IPO

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 09. 16:40

Australian Bitcoin Miner Withdraws Bid for Public IPO Bitcoin Group is returning $5.9m, it raised from investors after the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) said the firm needed to raise more capital.

Chronicled Raises $3.4 Million to Bring Blockchain Verification to Sneaker Trade

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 09. 16:20

Chronicled Raises $3.4 Million to Bring Blockchain Verification to Sneaker Trade Chronicled, a startup leveraging blockchain tech to authenticate collectible sneakers, has raised $3.42m.

Bitwage Now Lets Employers Pay Workers With Credit Cards

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 09. 15:15

Bitwage Now Lets Employers Pay Workers With Credit Cards Bitcoin payroll startup Bitwage has added support for credit and debit card payments.

Bitwage Now Lets Employers Pay Workers With Debit and Credit Cards

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 09. 15:15

Bitwage Now Lets Employers Pay Workers With Debit and Credit Cards Bitcoin payroll startup Bitwage has added support for credit and debit card payments.

Bitcoin Venture Capital Reaches All-Time High According to New Report

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 09. 13:00

Bitcoin Venture Capital Reaches All-Time High According to New Report

In 2015, Bitcoin and blockchain companies closed 74 deals, raising a total of $474 million USD in venture capital, an all-time high, according to a new report by CB Insights and KPMG. The three largest deals in the bitcoin space were also the three first Series C funding rounds, suggesting that the venture capital space is

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Airbnb Co-Founder Speaks On Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 09. 12:00

Airbnb Co-Founder Speaks On Blockchain Technology

In an interview with City A.M. Airbnb co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Nathan Blecharczyk spoke about M-pesa and blockchain technology. Blecharczyk thinks it’s an exciting time to reflect on the current types of technology saying, “the company could plug into its existing infrastructure to heighten efficiency and safety.” Also read: 21 Inc Bitcoin Computer Can Now

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Flexepin Brings Bitcoin to 6,000 Canadian Stores

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 09. 02:00

Flexepin Brings Bitcoin to 6,000 Canadian Stores

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, March 8 ,2016 — Bitcoin ATM manufacturer BitAccess has announced the launch of its bitcoin purchasing service to 6,000 physical storefronts across canada. Through a Flexepin bitcoin voucher, people can purchase bitcoin in physical stores with cash or debit card. BitAccess says the process is much like buying a gift card. Also read: Digital

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Precious Metals Dealer JM Bullion Accepts Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 23:37

Precious Metals Dealer JM Bullion Accepts Bitcoin Dallas-based precious metals dealer JM Bullion is now accepting bitcoin through bitcoin processor BitPay.

Ethereum DAPP Community Currency Creates New Financial Ecosystems

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 08. 22:00

Ethereum DAPP Community Currency Creates New Financial Ecosystems

The Ethereum blockchain and ecosystem are getting a lot of attention from investors and developers these days, as everyone wants to be a part of what could be the next big thing. DAPPs, or decentralized applications, are some of the most intriguing concepts of what the Ethereum blockchain is capable of right now. One such

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Infosys: Blockchain Tech Adoption Won't Take A Decade

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 21:05

Infosys: Blockchain Tech Adoption Won't Take A Decade IT consulting giant Infosys believes that blockchain technology will impact finance faster than incumbents have projected.

AirBnB Exec Hints at How Rental Giant Could Use Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 19:20

AirBnB Exec Hints at How Rental Giant Could Use Blockchain An AirBnB exec has indicated that the renting service is open to investigating potential blockchain applications related to user trust.

Digital Currency Regulation: What You Should Know

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 08. 18:00

Digital Currency Regulation: What You Should Know

Bitcoin companies operate in the finance world and are classified within the fintech definition. Financial technology businesses working with digital currency have to manage their enterprises accordingly, abiding by strict laws and heavy regulation. Most people don’t realize this because most of these services engage with its customer base in a frictionless manner. However, the

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Mizuho Trials Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 17:05

Mizuho Trials Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments Mizuho has announced that it recently completed a test involving bitcoin that focused on cross-border securities settlement.

70% of Financial Institutions Believe Blockchain Will Be Good for Business

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 16:25

70% of Financial Institutions Believe Blockchain Will Be Good for Business So much for disruption? A new survey says 70% of financial institutions believe blockchain will positively impact their business.

With New Releases, Competing Bitcoin Teams Forge Long-Term Scaling Plans

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 13:10

With New Releases, Competing Bitcoin Teams Forge Long-Term Scaling Plans As the scaling debate escalates, bitcoin's competing developer teams are laying out long-term roadmaps for the network.

With New Releases, Competing Bitcoin Softwares Forge Long-Term Plans

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 08. 13:10

With New Releases, Competing Bitcoin Softwares Forge Long-Term Plans As the scaling debate escalates, bitcoin's competing developer teams are laying out long-term roadmaps for the network.

21 Inc Bitcoin Computer Can Now Run Bitcoin Classic Nodes

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 08. 12:00

21 Inc Bitcoin Computer Can Now Run Bitcoin Classic Nodes

The ongoing debate between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic supporters is creating an attractive prospect for enthusiasts looking to set up full Bitcoin nodes. Most people are aware of how more network nodes will further strengthen the network, and help broadcast transactions to the Bitcoin miners. A recent post has surfaced mentioning how people can

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Satoshi Roundtable Participants Agree to and Sign Pledge for More Respectful Dialogue

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 07. 23:21

Satoshi Roundtable Participants Agree to and Sign Pledge for More Respectful Dialogue

The Satoshi Roundtable did not reach a consensus on the block size debate, but it did reach a very important agreement.  While it has been mentioned that an agreement to be respectful in the debates on block size and other Bitcoin developments, one of the biggest issues facing the debate over block size and direction

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Complaints Hit 'Record' Levels at Blockchain Amid Confirmation Delays

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 22:50

Complaints Hit 'Record' Levels at Blockchain Amid Confirmation Delays Wallet provider Blockchain has released data that indicates its users are complaining more about service disruptions amid increased network demand.

African Internet Pioneer Launches Bitcoin Mining Facility

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 21:10

African Internet Pioneer Launches Bitcoin Mining Facility IT solutions firm Ghana Dot Com has launched a bitcoin mining facility it claims is the first in Africa.

Bitcoin Faces Extinction Without Core Development Competition

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 19:45

Bitcoin Faces Extinction Without Core Development Competition CoinDesk contributor Dan Cawrey argues that the bitcoin ecosystem should embrace and encourage competition in its development community.

Russia’s Qiwi Pushes Ahead With ‘BitRuble’ Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 18:55

Russia’s Qiwi Pushes Ahead With ‘BitRuble’ Blockchain Project While the number of major global banks announcing blockchain tech trials continues to escalate, Russian payments startup Qiwi remains a rarity in its home country of Russia. The payment service announced last September it had built a proprietary digital currency called the ‘BitRuble’, a project that received widespread interest due to the negative climate for […]

Russia’s Qiwi Pushes Ahead With Controversial 'BitRuble' Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 18:55

Russia’s Qiwi Pushes Ahead With Controversial 'BitRuble' Project Payments startup Qiwi is pushing ahead on a cryptocurrency project despite an uncertain climate for the tech in Russia.

OpenBazaar Starts Public Testing With Real Purchases

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 07. 18:00

OpenBazaar Starts Public Testing With Real Purchases

OpenBazaar, frequently dubbed the decentralized eBay or Amazon, has released a beta version of the platform on the Testnet. Also read: Video Artist Joins Bitcoin.com Team OpenBazaar: The ‘Decentralized eBay’ Senior developers have invited the community to begin using the service in order to iron out bugs and other issues, with the official announcement being

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Core Nodes Below Historic 70% Line as Dev Tensions Continue

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 07. 18:00

Core Nodes Below Historic 70% Line as Dev Tensions Continue

The number of Core nodes serving Bitcoin has dropped below 70% of the total for the first time in history. Also read: Bitcoin Classic Team Unveils 2016 Roadmap Old Tensions Continue “If you’re not running a node, you’re not really using Bitcoin,” Core developer Luke Jr. wrote on Reddit in August. After months of debate

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Win $10k in Funding For Your Blockchain Startup at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 16:33

Win $10k in Funding For Your Blockchain Startup at Consensus 2016 CoinDesk's flagship conference Consensus 2016 is now accepting applicants to our startup pitch competition.

Why a German Power Company is Using Ethereum to Test Blockchain Car Charging

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 15:47

Why a German Power Company is Using Ethereum to Test Blockchain Car Charging German utility company RWE has partnered with Ethereum-based blockchain startup Slock.it to explore applications of the technology.

Why a Power Company is Using Ethereum to Test Blockchain Car Charging

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 07. 15:47

Why a Power Company is Using Ethereum to Test Blockchain Car Charging German utility company RWE has partnered with Ethereum-based blockchain startup Slock.it to explore applications of the technology.

Gavin Andresen: Developers Resisting On-Chain Solutions Are ‘Wrong’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 07. 12:00

Gavin Andresen: Developers Resisting On-Chain Solutions Are ‘Wrong’

Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen has recently expressed a few “thoughts” concerning the happenings at the Satoshi Roundtable. The event held by Bruce Fenton in Florida this year had quite a bit of industry executives and developers in the crowd. In 2015, the Roundtable meeting was a very social function, but this year, Andresen said the block

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Cryptocurrency Tech to Advance With These 3 Devices

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 06. 18:01

Cryptocurrency Tech to Advance With These 3 Devices

As the digital currency ecosystem grows, software and hardware products surrounding it evolve with new, innovative concepts. Currently, technology is growing at exponential rates with people creating programs and gadgets that make life easier. There are a few modern creations that have recently been launched that should help the cryptocurrency industry advance its position. Here

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Why Bitcoin Startups Have the Right to Innovate

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 06. 16:20

Why Bitcoin Startups Have the Right to Innovate A top Australian blockchain lawyer speaks out against what he feels are actions by local banks and governments that restrict FinTech competition.

Decentralized Apps: Key Questions from a UBS Innovation Manager

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 06. 15:25

Decentralized Apps: Key Questions from a UBS Innovation Manager UBS's Alex Batlin discusses the future of decentralized applications and how they can resist centralizing forces.

Decentralized Apps: Key Questions from a Bank Innovation Director

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 06. 15:25

Decentralized Apps: Key Questions from a Bank Innovation Director UBS's Alex Batlin discusses the future of decentralized applications and how they can resist centralizing forces.

BitcoinChain: Adding Diversity to Blockchain API’s

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 06. 12:00

BitcoinChain: Adding Diversity to Blockchain API’s

Bitcoin and blockchain development can take on many forms, as not every coder wants to actively contribute to the Bitcoin protocol. Some people are very passionate about building new applications and tools on top of the blockchain, which is important to the ecosystem as well. Even though there are several API providers in existence, BitcoinChain.com wants

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P2P Bitcoin Bank BTCPOP is Bigger than Ever!

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 06. 10:58

P2P Bitcoin Bank BTCPOP is Bigger than Ever!

BTCPOP, the world’s only Bitcoin bank, is back on our Fintech radar! This time, with some new features such as business loans and added improvements. P2P Bitcoin Bank BTCPOP has responded to its users’ feedback and has refined some of the features that were already accessible on the website. Bug errors have been fixed and

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Paypal Bitcoin Parody Creator Joins Bitcoin.com Team

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 05. 22:00

Paypal Bitcoin Parody Creator Joins Bitcoin.com Team

You probably know Shiloh Silverman as the guy who made the viral Paypal Bitcoin parody of Paypal’s “New Money” Super Bowl commercial. Now, we are proud to announce that Shiloh has joined the Bitcoin.com team, and will be producing high-quality videos for our visitors to enjoy. Also read: Ulbricht Defense Fund Gets Help From T-Shirt

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Video Artist Joins Bitcoin.com Team

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 05. 22:00

Video Artist Joins Bitcoin.com Team

You probably know Shiloh Silverman as the guy who made the viral Paypal Bitcoin parody of Paypal’s “New Money” Super Bowl commercial. Now, we are proud to announce that Shiloh has joined the Bitcoin.com team, and will be producing high-quality videos for our visitors to enjoy. Also read: Ulbricht Defense Fund Gets Help From T-Shirt

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Can Trust-Based Private Blockchains Be Trusted?

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 05. 21:21

Can Trust-Based Private Blockchains Be Trusted? A look at the challenges facing permissioned blockchains and their inability to deliver the efficiencies derived by the immutable record.

Why Bitcoin is Not the Root Cause of Ransomware

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 05. 18:28

Why Bitcoin is Not the Root Cause of Ransomware Coin Center research director Peter Van Valkenburgh discusses bitcoin's involvement in a new string of ransomware attacks.

Bitcoin is Not the Root Cause of Ransomware

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 05. 18:28

Bitcoin is Not the Root Cause of Ransomware Coin Center research director Peter Van Valkenburgh discusses bitcoin's involvement in a new string of ransomware attacks.

Ubitquity Releases ‘Revolutionary’ Blockchain Real Estate Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 05. 18:00

Ubitquity Releases ‘Revolutionary’ Blockchain Real Estate Platform

Peer-to-peer transfer agent Ubitquity (Ubitquity.io) has announced the release of its blockchain-powered real estate platform, which it says will “revolutionize” the US real estate industry. Also read: Estonian Health Records to Be Secured by Blockchain Ubitquity: Blockchain Meets Real Estate Ubitquity launched the prototype Thursday with the aim of adding full transparency to real estate transfer.

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‘Blockchain Hype Will Translate to Higher Bitcoin Prices,’ Says XBT Provider

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 05. 12:00

‘Blockchain Hype Will Translate to Higher Bitcoin Prices,’ Says XBT Provider

XBT Provider, known for their Bitcoin-backed tracker on the Nasdaq Nordic exchange, is very optimistic about the future of Bitcoin and its price as adoption of blockchain technology will bring more validity and legitimacy to the concept of Bitcoin in due time. Also read: Genesis Mining Featured on New Bitcoin.com Mining Page XBT Provider Sees

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Coinbase CEO: Core Developers May Be Bitcoin's ‘Biggest Systemic Risk'

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 05. 02:01

Coinbase CEO: Core Developers May Be Bitcoin's ‘Biggest Systemic Risk' Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has issued new comments criticizing the Bitcoin Core development team, reiterating his support for Bitcoin Classic.

Private Keys Vulnerable to New Android & iOS Attack

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 05. 02:00

Private Keys Vulnerable to New Android & iOS Attack

Researchers from Tel Aviv University’s Laboratory for Experimental Information Security (LEISec) and The University of Adelaide have created an attack vector against Android and iOS devices. The invasion uses a $2 USD magnetic device to crack private keys held on these operating systems allowing the possible theft of users’ bitcoins and private data.  Also read: Bitcoin’s ‘Apple Pay’ App

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Estonian Health Records to Be Secured by Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 04. 22:00

Estonian Health Records to Be Secured by Blockchain

The blockchain–based, real-time integrity, network, and data platform Guardtime has announced a partnership with the Estonian eHealth Foundation. The company will secure $1 million USD in health records in the Baltic region used by the Estonian eGovernment infrastructure.  Also read: Increasing Bitcoin Block Size vs. Higher Transaction Fees Taimar Peterkop, General of the Estonian Information Systems Authority said

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Bitcoin Price Dips Closer to $400 Following Network Disruptions

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 20:13

Bitcoin Price Dips Closer to $400 Following Network Disruptions While the bitcoin network’s capacity challenges generated substantial visibility this week, the digital currency enjoyed robust trading volume.

With New Releases, Competing Bitcoin Teams Forge Long-Term Scaling Plans

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 20:10

With New Releases, Competing Bitcoin Teams Forge Long-Term Scaling Plans As the scaling debate escalates, bitcoin's competing developer teams are laying out long-term roadmaps for the network.

Pastor Charged With Taking Bribes from Defunct Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 18:38

Pastor Charged With Taking Bribes from Defunct Bitcoin Exchange A New Jersey pastor and former credit union executive has been indicted for allegedly taking bribes from the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx.

Why Bitcoin is Not the Root Cause of Ransomware

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 18:28

Why Bitcoin is Not the Root Cause of Ransomware Coin Center research director Peter Van Valkenburgh discusses bitcoin's involvement in a new string of ransomware attacks.

Ulbricht Defense Fund Gets Help from T-Shirt Company

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 04. 18:00

Ulbricht Defense Fund Gets Help from T-Shirt Company

Bitcoin apparel company All Things Bitcoin now sells a Silk Road t-shirt, and 90% of every sale goes to the Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund. This fund is hosted by the Free Ross Campaign, led by Ross’ mother Lyn Ulbricht. Currently, the Free Ross Campaign is raising money for Ross’ appeal fund. Also read: Free

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Arizona Congressman Supports Blockchain 'Revolution' at DC Summit

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 17:00

Arizona Congressman Supports Blockchain 'Revolution' at DC Summit Bitcoin and blockchain technology were heralded as innovations by members of the US government at a conference this week.

P2P Bitcoin Bank BTCPOP is Bigger than Ever!

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 04. 16:12

P2P Bitcoin Bank BTCPOP is Bigger than Ever!

BTCPOP, the world’s only Bitcoin bank, is back on our Fintech radar! This time, with some new features such as business loans and added improvements. P2P Bitcoin Bank BTCPOP has responded to its users’ feedback and has refined some of the features that were already accessible on the website. Bug errors have been fixed and

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Japan Proposes Definition for Bitcoin in Bid to Regulate Exchanges

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 14:50

Japan Proposes Definition for Bitcoin in Bid to Regulate Exchanges Japan's national Diet proposed changes to current legislation today to include a definition for virtual currencies under domestic law.

KPMG: Blockchain Could Be ‘Antidote’ to High Cost of Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 04. 14:00

KPMG: Blockchain Could Be ‘Antidote’ to High Cost of Regulation CoinDesk speaks to 'Big Four' financial firm KPMG about its blockchain strategy and theses on the current industry market.

Genesis Mining Featured on New Bitcoin.com Mining Page

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 04. 12:00

Genesis Mining Featured on New Bitcoin.com Mining Page

Bitcoin.com has launched its mining page, where newcomers can learn all the basics about how our favorite digital currency is created. Genesis Mining is helping promote our educational efforts on the mining front by being our first featured cloud mining service. Also read: Slush Pool Voting Shows Bitcoin Classic in Early Lead Bitcoin.com’s New Mining

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JPMorgan Unveils 'Juno' Prototype at Hyperledger Blockchain Meeting

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 23:10

JPMorgan Unveils 'Juno' Prototype at Hyperledger Blockchain Meeting JPMorgan has unveiled a blockchain project dubbed Juno, presented this week at a meeting of the Hyperledger Project.

JPMorgan Unveils 'Juno' Project at Hyperledger Blockchain Meeting

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 23:10

JPMorgan Unveils 'Juno' Project at Hyperledger Blockchain Meeting JPMorgan has unveiled a blockchain project dubbed Juno, presented this week at a meeting of the Hyperledger Project.

Blockchain Startup to Secure 1 Million e-Health Records in Estonia

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 22:40

Blockchain Startup to Secure 1 Million e-Health Records in Estonia Guardtime is to deploy a blockchain system to secure over 1 million patient records within Estonia's eHealth programme.

World’s First Bitcoin Mining Fund Launched to Meet Big-Time Investor Demand

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 03. 22:00

World’s First Bitcoin Mining Fund Launched to Meet Big-Time Investor Demand

Bitcoin cloud mining provider Genesis Mining has announced they will be launching the world’s first Bitcoin mining fund, called Logos Fund. This fund will allow investors to become a part of Bitcoin, without having to get involved with mining or buying the cryptocurrency through an exchange. Also read: Barry Silbert Bullish on New Bitcoin Trading

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Teamviewer money mules

Bitbargain.com

2016. Mar. 03. 21:43

Teamviewer money mules

For some time now, Localbitcoins has suffered from the so called ‘Teamviewer scam’ where someone buys bitcoins on behalf of someone else, even handing over access to their computer and bank account, and then they claim the payment was fraudulent.

There are two ways the scammers get their victims to cooperate:

1) Sometimes they hack a Facebook account or buy it for money. Then they send messages to friends to ‘help with something’.

2) Other times they advertise their ‘job offer’ on social media, offering thousands of pounds for just 30 minutes work.

The first one takes a very gullible person breaking banking regulations on keeping their account safe, in the second case the victim is also an accomplice to fraud. They still claim to be victims, but it’s easy to show that they are not.

We have just been hit by the first of these Teamviewer scammers ourselves.

On the 29th of February, a woman created an account and verified it with her ID and selfie. Not much later she bought 2 x 2,000 GBP worth of bitcoins. The money is now held for a fraud investigation and she claims she was “hacked”.

To any future money mule wannabes, we would like to bring to your attention the following articles.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3382212/Facebook-fraud-gangs-turn-gullible-middle-class-teenagers-criminal-money-mules-persuading-launder-cash-accounts.html

“The youngsters are being promised the chance to make up to £12,000 in just half an hour via the social networking site.”

http://www.key103.co.uk/localnews/fraud-clampdown-on-manchesters-money-mules/

“These underhand tactics will not be tolerated. The illegal funds finance more serious and violent crime which can destroy communities.

“We urge people who are approached to consider their actions before taking part in such a deal. There’s no such thing as easy money, and a criminal record is the only thing you’ll gain from it.“

https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/fraudsquads/fraudsquad-News/Pages/Jail-for-money-mules-.aspx

Sentences:Kelvin OKUSANYA: 6 yearsOluwamuyiwa FASORANTI: 3 yearsSophia PUSEY-CARROLL: 21 monthsMonika SOLARZ: 18 monthsOmotola WELLINGTON: 2 years, suspended for 2 yearsMichelle DEOLA: 100 hour community orderMaureen AKO: 15 months, suspended for 2 years plus 200 hours unpaid workClement BANKOLE: 40 hour community orderKerone Clayton: 40 hour community order

We are in the process of adding Skype verification (which similar to card verification will be something you can do with sellers directly). It will be as simple as reading a statement on camera and sending it as a Skype message to either the site or the seller. This verification will only be needed for newly verified accounts trying to buy large amounts and will be at the seller’s discretion.

Bitcoin Blocksize and The Future

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 03. 20:55

Bitcoin Blocksize and The Future

Editors Note: The Bitcoin.com team agrees with Mr. Belshe thoughts. We support bigger blocks and Bitcoin Classic! “We need to increase the throughput capacity of Bitcoin ASAP, or the rest of the world is going to move on without us.” – Roger Ver CEO of Bitcoin.com This post first appeared on www.belshe.com! It is written by

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Bitcoin's Capacity Issues No 'Nightmare', But Higher Fees May Be New Reality

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 19:29

Bitcoin's Capacity Issues No 'Nightmare', But Higher Fees May Be New Reality CoinDesk analyzes the recent decrease in transaction capacity on the bitcoin network and its affect on bitcoin users.

Philips Healthcare Launches Blockchain Lab in R&D Push

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 18:12

Philips Healthcare Launches Blockchain Lab in R&D Push Health care giant Philips has officially launched the Philips Blockchain Lab, a research and development center located in Amsterdam.

R3 CEV: 40 Major Banks Just Tested the Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 03. 18:00

R3 CEV: 40 Major Banks Just Tested the Blockchain

R3 CEV has announced that over 40 of the world’s biggest banks have recently experimented with five blockchain pilots that tested smart contracts and arbitrary business commands. Technology groups from these legacy banks considered these various distributed ledgers after viewing a previous test with the Ethereum blockchain connecting 11 lenders on the Microsoft Azure platform. Also read: Increasing

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BaFin: Blockchain Could Lead to 'New Standard' in Financial Markets

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 16:10

BaFin: Blockchain Could Lead to 'New Standard' in Financial Markets Germany’s top securities regulator has published a report that explores blockchain tech, offering early hints at how it views the technology.

Deloitte Highlights Israel's Rise as 'Blockchain Hotspot'

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 15:39

Deloitte Highlights Israel's Rise as 'Blockchain Hotspot' A new report from Deloitte focuses on Israel's development into a 'blockchain hub', outlining 38 startups working in the space.

Barry Silbert Bullish on New Bitcoin Trading App, Keza

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 03. 15:10

Barry Silbert Bullish on New Bitcoin Trading App, Keza

Digital Currency Group CEO, Barry Silbert, among others have invested in and endorsed the release of Keza (www.getkeza.com), an app which allows anyone to invest in stocks and shares with Bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin’s ‘Apple Pay’ App with Ethereum Smart Contracts & Rebates Keza: ‘Huge Market’ Potential Silbert announced his investment yesterday as the latest move

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Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum’s Price Rise Increases Our Sovereignty

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 03. 12:00

Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum’s Price Rise Increases Our Sovereignty

Ethereum is quickly building momentum with its second phase release of the Homestead platform. Meanwhile, as forward-thinking companies are jumping on the chance to study its blockchain technology, the price has been spiking as a result. Bitcoin.com got a chance to speak with Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin, about what the current price bull run means for the project, the significance

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40 Banks Trial Commercial Paper Trading in Latest R3 Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 03. 02:08

40 Banks Trial Commercial Paper Trading in Latest R3 Blockchain Test A consortium of financial institutions led by startup R3CEV has completed a trial of five different blockchain solutions.

New Fund Aims to Bring Bitcoin Mining Profits to High Net-Worth Investors

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 23:00

New Fund Aims to Bring Bitcoin Mining Profits to High Net-Worth Investors High net-worth investors can now gain exposure to speculative bitcoin mining through what’s being billed as the world’s first "bitcoin mining fund".

New Fund Aims to Bring Bitcoin Mining Profits to High Net Worth Investors

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 23:00

New Fund Aims to Bring Bitcoin Mining Profits to High Net Worth Investors High net worth investors can now gain exposure to speculative bitcoin mining through what’s being billed as a "bitcoin mining fund".

The Case for Ripple in the Age of Big Bank Blockchains

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 22:18

The Case for Ripple in the Age of Big Bank Blockchains CoinDesk profiles distributed ledger startup Ripple's recent market strategy for XRP, the digital asset, in the face of new competitors.

Slush Pool Voting Shows Bitcoin Classic in Early Lead

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 02. 22:00

Slush Pool Voting Shows Bitcoin Classic in Early Lead

Yesterday, March 1, 2016, bitcoin mining pool Slush Pool released a voting switch to let users vote on which Bitcoin protocol they want to dedicate their hashing power to. Although the overwhelming majority of Slush Pool users haven’t voted yet, the ones who have voted have given Bitcoin Classic a huge lead over the other

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European Parliament Event Explores Coding Regulation into Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 20:20

European Parliament Event Explores Coding Regulation into Blockchain A European Parliament event in Brussels today saw experts and regulators discuss the potential for encoding oversight into blockchain applications.

OpenBazaar Releases Public Test Version with Real Purchases

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 02. 18:00

OpenBazaar Releases Public Test Version with Real Purchases

OpenBazaar, frequently dubbed the decentralized eBay or Amazon, has released a beta version of the platform on the Testnet. Also read: 4 Platforms That Believe the Future is Decentralized OpenBazaar: The ‘Decentralized eBay’ Senior developers have invited the community to begin using the service in order to iron out bugs and other issues, with the official announcement

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Bank of England Official: Digital Currencies Could Impair Bank Lending

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 17:00

Bank of England Official: Digital Currencies Could Impair Bank Lending Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent discussed the possibility of central bank-issued digital currencies today.

Bank of England Official: Digital Currencies Could Impair Bank Loans

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 17:00

Bank of England Official: Digital Currencies Could Impair Bank Loans Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent discussed the possibility of central bank-issued digital currencies today.

Visa Seeks Developer for 'Secure, Scalable' Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 02. 14:35

Visa Seeks Developer for 'Secure, Scalable' Blockchain Project Visa has revealed it is seeking to hire a software engineer to help it create a "secure, scalable blockchain network".

Increasing Bitcoin Block Size vs. Higher Transaction Fees

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 02. 12:00

Increasing Bitcoin Block Size vs. Higher Transaction Fees

Now that the number of Bitcoin transactions is increasing for an unknown reason, a new debate has started to form on Reddit. Is it harder to increase the number of transactions on the Bitcoin network compared to increasing the transaction fees, or vice versa? On paper, the second option will meet a lot more resistance

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5 Blockchain Startups Join Plug and Play FinTech Incubator

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 01. 23:45

5 Blockchain Startups Join Plug and Play FinTech Incubator Bitcoin startup Abra is one of five blockchain startups to be accepted into the latest FinTech incubator run by Plug and Play.

Unsung: The App That Wants to ‘Hack Hunger’

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 01. 22:00

Unsung: The App That Wants to ‘Hack Hunger’

Unsung is a new app coming to the public shortly that leverages the sharing economy and Bitcoin to “hack hunger.” Americans battling hunger in the U.S. is a significant problem with 49 million people going without food daily. The Unsung platform offers a different approach by engaging in social media and building a community that’s rewarded

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ISITC: Majority of Securities Firms Plan to Explore Blockchain This Year

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 01. 18:23

ISITC: Majority of Securities Firms Plan to Explore Blockchain This Year A new survey has revealed that the current buzz around blockchains is driving a focus on technological investment within the financial sector.

German Blockchain Survey: 68% Foresee ‘Negative Consequences’ for Banks

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 01. 18:00

German Blockchain Survey: 68% Foresee ‘Negative Consequences’ for Banks

A survey by German financial industry consulting firm Confinpro AG has revealed that 68% of finance experts believe that blockchain technology will have “negative or very negative consequences” for traditional banks. The firm’s leading consultant adds that now is the “time to act, rather than waiting for the technology to threaten major aspects of current business models.”

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Japanese Legislator Calls for Bitcoin Tax Exemption

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 01. 17:33

Japanese Legislator Calls for Bitcoin Tax Exemption A legislator in Japan’s ruling political party has called for bitcoin purchases to be exempt from an 8% consumption tax, a regional news source says.

Bank of America Latest to Conduct Blockchain Trade Finance Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 01. 16:50

Bank of America Latest to Conduct Blockchain Trade Finance Trial Bank of America has revealed it is working on a blockchain-based trial centered on trade finance.

Microsoft Certifies Ethereum Offering in Blockchain Service First

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 01. 15:30

Microsoft Certifies Ethereum Offering in Blockchain Service First BlockApps, a provider of Ethereum blockchain software for business, has become the first certified offering on Microsoft Azure's BaaS platform.

Bitcoin Classic Targeted by DDoS Attacks

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 01. 12:00

Bitcoin Classic Targeted by DDoS Attacks

Bitcoin Classic has fallen under siege recently to DDoS attacks that are targeting anyone running a Bitcoin Classic node on their server. One of Bitcoin.com’s servers was DDoSed with 591 Mbps and was shut down by the ISP for a period of four hours in order to prevent problems for other customers. The attack was

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D+H: 2016 Will See Blockchain Solutions Reach Banking Consumers

CoinDesk

2016. Mar. 01. 11:16

D+H: 2016 Will See Blockchain Solutions Reach Banking Consumers D+H executive Moti Porath tells CoinDesk about his firm's recent blockchain integration with its global payments hub.

Price of bitcoin in USD and EUR

Bitbargain.com

2016. Mar. 01. 06:25

Price of bitcoin in USD and EUR

Here are two new sites that look great on desktop as well as mobile to check on the price quickly.

Bitcoin Price Dollars.com

Bitcoin Price (EU)

Japanese Entertainment Giant DMM Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Mar. 01. 06:04

Japanese Entertainment Giant DMM Accepts Bitcoin

Japanese e-commerce platform DMM has announced it is accepting bitcoin as a payment option for its goods and services. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bank is Building Its Own Digital Coin DMM and Coincheck Reach Milestones In a press release issued today, Coincheck Payment, which will provide the service to DMM’s 19 million users, said bitcoin

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