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Bitcoin Banking, Solving ID Theft, and Why Regulators Should Love Pasties
UK readers may have been too busy drinking beer and playing bingo with their pensions to notice, but this week's Budget statement had one little snippet tucked away that may do more to promote bitcoin than if Newsweek revealed Satoshi Nakamoto was really Stephen Fry in a kimono.
Icelandic Parliament Committee Holds Session to Discuss Auroracoin
Iceland's Parliamentary Economic Affairs and Trade Committee held a formal discussion regarding auroracoin in closed meeting on 14th March. Selling UK Retailer Gift Cards for Cryptocurrencies
Mar 13, 2014 at 15:32 UTCUpdated Mar 14, 2014 at 10:31 UTC. Consumers in the UK can now use their bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to buy gift cards for major online retailers like Amazon, Google Play Store, ASOS and Starbucks.
Bitcoin Prices Down As Mt. Gox Concerns Escalate
Feb 25, 2014 at 6:15 a.m. UTCUpdated Mar 29, 2014 at 1:17 p.m. UTC. Uncertainty about the future of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is growing in light of its recent decision to take down its website amid escalating, as-yet-unconfirmed rumors that it has been the victim of widespread theft and could be nearing a lengthy or even permanent shutdown of its services.
Pony Botnet Virus Steals $220k from 30 Types of Digital Wallets
Feb 24, 2014 at 11:03 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 10, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. UTC. In what is being called one of the most ambitious cyberattacks affecting virtual currency to date, Chicago-based IT security services provider Trustwave has revealed that a crybercrime ring known as Pony botnet is using a Trojan virus to steal from 30 types of digital currency wallets.
Asian Exchange Additions Drive Dogecoin Price Surge
Feb 13, 2014 at 00:18 UTCUpdated Feb 13, 2014 at 11:53 UTC. The addition of dogecoin to Chinese-language exchange BTC38 and Hong Kong-based ANX has driven the market capitalization of the meme-based virtual currency to $91m, up roughly $40m over the last 24 hours, according to figures from Coinmarketcap.
Mazacoin Aims to be Sovereign Altcoin for Native Americans
This week, he hopes to mine the genesis block for mazacoin, an altcoin for the native American nation in the US. Specifically designed for the Traditional Lakota Nation, mazacoin is initially being targeted at the Oglala Lakota Nation, which is Harris' own tribe.
A Million is Never Enough, Chinese Laundry, and Bad Taste by Bitcoin
The charges are: knowingly selling bitcoin to Silk Road people for nefarious use, operating an unlicensed currency transmission agency, and not telling the plods that bad things were afoot.
Blockchain 101
Blockchain 101 - CoinDesk "The practical consequence [is] for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate."
Vault of Satoshi Rolls Out New Altcoin Support
Jan 29, 2014 at 07:07 UTCUpdated Jan 29, 2014 at 14:53 UTC. Canadian digital currency exchange Vault of Satoshi will announce a plethora of new features today, including more verification options, coin-to-coin trading, and support for several new coins.
The Reality of Chinese Bitcoin Trading Volumes
Posts on China's premier social network Weibo have suggested that some of the country's largest bitcoin exchanges are manipulating trading volumes to gain more customers and rise through the ranks of the world's most popular exchanges.
Solarcoin Awards Coins for Solar Power Generation
The brainchild of Nick Gogerty, principal at Thoughtful Capital Group and self-proclaimed "Deep finance geek", solarcoin is designed to reward people for producing energy via photovoltaic solar panels.
Cryptocurrency Exchange CoinMKT Announces US Banking Partner
As a result, the company is now able to accept bank wires from US bank accounts.
Are Stealth Addresses the Secret to Bitcoin Privacy?
Hearn's reaction echoes others who have seen the block chain improvements proposed in a new paper by noted bitcoin developer Peter Todd, based on input from: Gregory Maxwell, Adam Back and Amir Taaki.
China's Answer to eBay Bans Sale of Bitcoins and Mining Gear
Jan 7, 2014 at 17:05 UTCUpdated Jan 8, 2014 at 12:10 UTC. Taobao, China's largest online marketplace, will ban the sale of all cryptocurrencies, mining equipment and mining tutorials from 14th Jan, it said in a statement released today.
Why Are So Many Digital Currency Players Anonymous?
In the age of NSA spying, we understand the difficulty in finding secure channels - but the question is, why be anonymous at all?
Alternative Cryptocurrencies Thrive in Bitcoin's Shadow
The alternative cryptocurrency, created in October 2011 with a few tweaks to the Bitcoin protocol, has seen its value rise and fall in lockstep with bitcoin's.
China's Third-Largest Mobile Network Now Accepts Bitcoin
Nov 29, 2013 at 13:10 UTCUpdated Dec 3, 2013 at 15:39 UTC. Consumers in China can now purchase smartphones with bitcoin from a major carrier, after a local division of China Telecom announced a promotional offer for new Samsung phones this week.
McxNOW Cryptoexchange Suspends Trading and New User Signups
Nov 27, 2013 at 1:25 p.m. UTCUpdated Dec 19, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. UTC. Digital currency exchange mcxNOW has announced it will suspend trading for the next few months, due to overwhelming support requests.
Will Cryptoauction Become the 'New eBay of Bitcoin'?
Nov 22, 2013 at 10:41 a.m. UTCUpdated Nov 24, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. UTC. Irish company Cryptoauction is aiming to become the new eBay of bitcoin.
Litecoin Spikes to $200 Million Market Capitalization in Five Hours
At 17:00 GMT on 7th November, alt-currency litecoin reached its first $100m market cap milestone with approximately 23m litecoins in circulation, trading at a high of $4.40.
Bitcoin price could be highway robbery and how to stop a nasty rumour
Bitcoin's price keeps going up, and nobody knows quite why.
Peercoin moves into spotlight with Vault of Satoshi deal
A local face-to-face peercoin exchange is also launching, and efforts are been made to get specialist event organizers to use peercoin as their official currency.
MasterCoin to create new altcurrencies in Bitcoin's block chain
Bitcoin expert J. R. Willet is looking to transform not just Bitcoin, but the cryptocurrency world.