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500 Developers Already Signed Up for MaidSafe Project
May 23, 2014 at 15:03 UTCUpdated May 23, 2014 at 15:07 UTC. The MaidSafe project announced today it has 500 developers signed up to build applications for its decentralized Internet platform.
Thai Bitcoin Exchange Reopens with Enhanced Services
Th has relaunched as a full exchange after months spent offline and in testing, with a focus on security and ease of use, according to its founders.
Advanced Algorithms, Maxcoin Reborn and a Second Lap for Dogecoin
UPDATE: Josh Wise has won the online NASCAR vote thanks to the dogecoin community's efforts.
CoinJar Launches Bitcoin Donation Drive for Teen Entrepreneur
May 15, 2014 at 18:01 UTCUpdated Aug 20, 2014 at 14:10 UTC. Australia-based bitcoin wallet and exchange service CoinJar has pledged nearly A$4,000 in bitcoin to a crowdfunding campaign started by young entrepreneur Madelaine Scott.
Beijing Summit: What if They Had a Bitcoin Ban and No-one Cared?
May 11, 2014 at 09:33 UTCUpdated May 12, 2014 at 11:58 UTC. If the recent issues surrounding bank account closures and domestic media warnings were supposed to scare Chinese attendees away from the two-day Global Bitcoin Summit starting in Beijing Saturday, someone forgot to tell everyone.
Quark's Shaq-cess, Blackcoin's PR Pivot and Dogecoin's Victory Lap
'Dogecar' driver talks community strength.
All Things Alt: Ponzi Schemes, Blackcoin USBs and a Time Warp Attack
"Obviously, if it was a real ponzi we would not call it that, since the whole point of a ponzi is to trick investors into believing their investment is legitimate! This game displays [the] ponzi dynamic and all players are willing and knowing participants."
How Auroracoin is Forcing Digital Currency Discussion in Iceland
Although news about the digital currency has been quiet since its nationwide dissemination, the project will soon launch a gateway that will better integrate with the country's ID system in order to streamline the process via which Icelandic residents obtain auroracoin.
Is Bitcoin Really the Next Internet?
'Is bitcoin the next Internet?' seems to be the question behind news articles and passionate debates alike.
Digital Currency News: Crypto Congress & Feathercoin
The scrypt-based proof-of-work coin debuted on 16th April 2013, and has long possessed a passionate and involved community.
Money Spinners: Robocoin Goes Global, Altcoins Join the Fun
Apr 25, 2014 at 15:40 UTCUpdated Mar 16, 2015 at 13:34 UTC. Take out your smartphones and get those palms warmed up for a scanning, because it's time for CoinDesk's weekly bitcoin ATM roundup.
Decentralized Internet Project MaidSafe to Raise Funds via 'Safecoin' Sale
Starting tomorrow, decentralized Internet platform builder MaidSafe will hold a crowd sale of currency-like tokens called 'safecoins' to support its enabling software.
Mining Roundup: Multipools, Doge on Amazon EC2 and 11GH/s USB Sticks
With data centres full of mining racks and malicious actors dropping cryptocurrency mining libraries into mobile malware, new and unexpected technological developments still crop up to make things interesting.
Is Bitcoin Over the Hill?
The hype cycle shows up a lot with enterprise technology markets, which are abuzz with fashions, but it may also apply to bitcoin.
US Exchange CoinMKT Launches API, Adds USD/Dogecoin Trading
Apr 15, 2014 at 21:15 UTCUpdated Apr 21, 2014 at 10:33 UTC. Los Angeles-based digital currency exchange CoinMKT has launched an API to provide advanced access to its platform.
BitAngels Closes 10,000 BTC Fund for Decentralised Applications
Apr 14, 2014 at 18:28 UTCUpdated Jul 25, 2014 at 10:49 UTC. One time-tested measurement of an industry's promise is the amount of investment capital flowing into new ventures in the space, and now angel investor group BitAngels has closed a new fund that highlights the bright future of digital currencies and decentralised applications.
Bitcoin Price Drops 10% as Chinese Exchanges Stop Bank Deposits
Apr 10, 2014 at 08:26 UTCUpdated Jun 11, 2014 at 07:09 UTC. Bitcoin prices crashed today as Chinese businesses began receiving official deposit shutdown notices from banks, confirming recent suspicions of an impending crackdown.
Building a Greener Bitcoin: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Part One projected exactly how much carbon dioxide each bitcoin produces, while Part Two put this figure in context with the broader financial sector.
Enthusiasts and Sceptics Debate Bitcoin at London's O2 Venue
Apr 7, 2014 at 17:28 UTCUpdated Apr 8, 2014 at 13:30 UTC. A panel comprising of both bitcoin enthusiasts and sceptics discussed everything from awareness and education to regulation and entrepreneurship at a panel discussion held at London's O2 venue on Saturday, 5th April.
Swedish Kickboxer Wins Bitcoin Fight Prize, Max Keiser KO's 'Bankster'
Held at the iconic O2 Arena in London, a prize of bitcoin worth £5,000 was on offer to the tournament victor.
What Is The Carbon Footprint Of A Bitcoin?
Just how much carbon dioxide do we produce when we mine a bitcoin? It's becoming an increasingly important question.
London's Iconic O2 Venue to Host Bitcoin Fight Night
Apr 3, 2014 at 12:53 UTCUpdated Apr 3, 2014 at 16:22 UTC. A number of kickboxers will go head-to-head in London's iconic O2 venue on Saturday, fighting for a prize of £5,000 in bitcoin.
Cryptsy Founder Paul Vernon on Worthy Altcoins and Pre-Mining
Florida-based exchange Cryptsy trades in over 130 cryptocurrencies, and cryptocurrencies alone.
DIY Cash, 1930s Style; the CoinSummit Boosters; and Hot Pockets
There are many ways in which the local conditions helped the experiment to flourish; the local economy was much more localised than it is today, and levels of despair were much higher.
Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party, Proposes National Cryptocurrency
Tech entrepreneur and web bad boy Kim Dotcom is back in the news, having announced the launch of the Internet Party.
CoinDesk Guide to the World's National Altcoins
Unlike the world's other altcoins, which seek to either improve on bitcoin technology or merely copy it as part of 'pump and dump' schemes, national cryptocurrencies claim higher purposes, such as establishing sovereignty or building patriotism - or at least using those emotional themes to bootstrap the currency's value and newsworthiness.
Dogecoin's Jackson Palmer on Fast Transactions and Many Tips
Dogecoin is an unlikely cryptocoin experiment that, against the odds, has taken off - mainly as a digital tipping tool for sending tiny amounts of value.
In a Doge-Eat-Doge World, Can Every Altcoin Survive?
A few experts in this area took the stage at CoinSummit San Francisco on Wednesday 26th March in a talk that included litecoin creator Charlie Lee, dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer and Paul Vernon of the altcoin exchange Cryptsy.
Price of Iceland's Auroracoin Falls 50% Against Bitcoin After Airdrop
After weeks of anticipation, Iceland's attempted national digital currency auroracoin commenced its Airdrop - the distribution of 31.8 AUR to interested citizens - at midnight local time on 25th March as part of stage one of its three-part launch.
Auroracoin Airdrop: Will Iceland Embrace a National Digital Currency?
Icelandic residents that enter their permanent resident ID on auroracoin's official website will receive 31.8 AUR. The fourth-place digital currency in terms of overall market cap, Auroracoin quickly rose to prominence amongst the myriad new digital currencies for its unique approach to community building.