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Ross Ulbricht has been sentenced to life in prison for the operation of Silk Road, the now-defunct online dark market.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
Bitstarz.com has partnered up with established gaming company FENgaming, allowing Bitstarz to include popular NetEnt games in their offerings. Bitstarz.com now offers more than 550 casino games, instantaneous transfers and no fees for Bitcoin players. Bitstarz.com is pleased to declare their co-operation with iGaming software supplier FENgaming. The new partnership empowers BitStarz to add NetEnt games currently popular on the European market to their portfolio. Bitstarz is now making their way to the top of the internet gaming industry with their vast range of games and their fiat and cryptocurrency payment system. Bitstarz.com offers huge stakes holding the Guinness World Record with the Mega Fortune jackpot of €17,800.000. With the new slots included, the online gambling platform now has more […]
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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
Bitcoin Gets 'Slashdotted' and the Creation of Mt. GoxBitcoin Magazine
Headphones on and an oversize can of MadCroc energy drink by his side, Martti sat at his dorm room desk, giddy. Slashdot, a go-to news site for computer geeks the world over, was going to post an article about Martti's pet project. Bitcoin
, largely ...
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 11:24 am
From DIGITAL GOLD by Nathaniel Popper Headphones on and an oversize can of MadCroc energy drink by his side, Martti sat at his dorm room desk, giddy. Slashdot, a go-to news site for computer geeks the world over, was going to post an article about Martti’s pet project. Bitcoin, largely ignored over the last year, was on the verge of receiving global attention. The campaign to get Bitcoin real press coverage had begun a few weeks earlier, not long after Martti finished his three-month internship at Siemens. A new version of Bitcoin, version 0.3, was being prepared for release by Satoshi, and the regulars on the forum saw a perfect opportunity to get the word out. Martti agreed with a […]
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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 11:23 am
Koinify has announced that it will pivot away from offering a token sales platform for decentralised applications, citing a lack of returns.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:40 am
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:13 am
The authors of the much-discussed Bitcoin Sidechains paper “Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains,” released in October, have formed the company Blockstream to develop new ways to accelerate innovation in digital currencies, open assets and smart contracts. In November, Blockstream closed a $21 million seed funding round with nearly 40 investors, including well-known pioneers of the Internet and financial services sectors. The Bitcoin Sidechains paper envisages an ecosystem of “sidechains” separate from the main Bitcoin blockchain but interoperable with it. A sidechain can carry bitcoin as currency, in which case users will be able to seamlessly transfer bitcoin between the sidechain and the main blockchain. At the same time, the sidechain can implement changes from Bitcoin Core. For example, a […]
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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:35 am
Despite featuring its fair share of salacious material this week's news cycle was more mature in its assessment of bitcoin as a financial technology.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:26 am
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:26 am
Fox Business published a list of 30 top fintech startups to watch in the Bay Area. The list includes two Bitcoin companies that offer simple and effective solutions for important real-world problems. BTCjam allows users to invest their bitcoin and earn a high rate of return. This process is secure and allows investors to participate in peer-to-peer lending. BTCjam is also a great place for those seeking loans, and especially for the residents of developing countries without a national credit scoring system who are subject to aggressive predatory lending practices when they need to borrow money from traditional lenders. Using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, and tapping foreign lenders, helps BTCjam avoid regulatory issues, TechCrunch reported in 2014. “We are one […]
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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:25 am
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 8:59 am
Still Don't Understand Bitcoin? This Concept Art Will HelpForbes
Foamspace is the Monopoly of bitcoin
. Participants learn about bitcoin
through a simplified, fun version of the currency. But where Monopoly is competitive, Foamspace is communal. And at the end of the game, the play money becomes a real investment fund.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 7:01 am
News in BriefCoinDesk
The two-day event, which showcases the tech giant's latest products, featured Circle's app in its best-in-class category, which "recognises excellence in applying material design in the creation of engaging user experiences". As the only bitcoin
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 4:52 am
Circle's bitcoin Android app has received an honourable mention at Google's I/O Conference. The two-day event, which showcases the tech giant's latest products, featured Circle's app in its best-in-class category, which "recognises excellence in applying material design in the creation of engaging user experiences". As the only bitcoin or financial application showcased, Circle's offering was featured […]
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 4:36 am
Australia's Commonwealth Bank announced it would use Ripple technology at its subsidiaries, with a view to incorporating digital currencies in future.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 2:53 am
Pinn Wins Top Prize for Hands-Free Bitcoin Payments AppCoinDesk
Payments startup Pinn placed first in the retail category at Plug and Play demo day last week for a unique point-of-sale (POS) solution that enables bitcoin
and fiat payments without the need for a smartphone or wallet. The accelerator featured a ...
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:49 am
Convicted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht faces decades, if not life, in prison at a sentencing hearing tomorrow in New York.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
Users of virtual relationship service Dream Lover can now spend bitcoin to communicate with adult models.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
European bitcoin exchange BTC-e is reportedly experiencing problems with US bank wires.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
Bitcoin attackers present "a new frontier" for cybercrime, a gathering of top security specialists heard in Barcelona this week.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
Is The Price Of Bitcoin Going To Bounce Back?Forbes
All of us who are interested in bitcoin
follow the price in one way or another. It is, after all, a very clean and simple indicator of how bitcoin
is doing. But given that the price of bitcoin
is determined solely by supply and demand, and that the ...
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 11:30 am
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) plans to begin using the Ripple network to settle payments between its subsidiaries soon. Commonwealth Bank chief information officer David Whiteing revealed the large bank’s interest in Ripple technology yesterday during a speech at an event hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). Technology news outlet CIO reported Whiteing said, “Bitcoin is a protocol which is now being replicated by non-asset based vendors like Ripple and others. We absolutely see that’s where it’s going to go. The bank has a role to play in that.” “As a result, we have done a whole bunch of experiments with it. We are about to launch using Ripple as a means to transfer payments between our […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 10:56 am
Bitcoin Press Release: 12charge.com launches worldwide mobile recharge, utility bills payment, TV, Internet, Skype and more; aiming to “charge everything” with Bitcoin and other options, in just a few clicks. Accepting Cryptos Hong-Kong based company Sam Sien Trading Ltd recently launched startup 12charge.com. This global online recharge service allows users from 110+ countries to top up their mobile phones or buy airtime from over 450 providers and to pay utility bills, loans, TV, internet and other services in some of these countries with Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and other payment methods. Besides topping up cell phones and paying for utility bills, 12charge allows to recharge a variety of global services like IP telephony (VoIP) including Skype, travel sim cards top up, as […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:10 am
A new bill by proposed by two New Jersey assemblymen could mean tax and regulatory breaks for digital currency companies operating in the state. According to The Star-Ledger, the bill would lessen burdens for cryptocurrency companies in an attempt to incentivize job creation in the state. Proposed by Assemblyman Rai Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), the 30-page bill would create a regulatory framework for digital currency companies to operate within as well. The bill comes two months after New Jersey’s Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance committee held a two hour hearing about Bitcoin. The New Jersey Treasury officially recognized the digital currency in April when it wrote that digital currency transactions were subject to sales tax and would […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 8:53 am
European Bitcoin exchange BitStamp launched a pre-paid debit card that can be loaded with bitcoin on Wednesday. According to the London-based exchange, the debit card is accepted at anywhere major credit and debit cards are accepted. The card’s balance can be denominated either in British pounds, euros or American dollars. The debit card has three stages of verification, each with its own spending limit. The most basic stage requires no know-your-customer verification and allows for €2,500 worth of transactions annually. Government ID, proof of residence, and a certified source of funds document is required for the highest annual spending limit, €125,000. Crypto Debit Card The debit cards can be ordered now. They are first received in a digital form that […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 8:39 am
Block Chain Summit, the exclusive bitcoin event held on Richard Branson's private island, has revealed a surprising advocate of blockchain technology. According to tweets from Necker Island, actress Lucy Liu – better known for her work in Hollywood blockbusters and Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary – joined participants for a Skype discussion on how the blockchain could play a […]
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 4:56 am
An Australia-based sustainability think-tank has claimed that bitcoin could eventually consume 60% of annual global electricity production.
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 11:25 am
Two New Jersey legislators have introduced a Digital Currency Jobs Creation Act that calls for tax breaks for bitcoin businesses.
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 9:44 am
Kathryn Haun, Digital Currency Crimes Coordinator at the US Department of Justice, will discuss blockchain and transparency at Consensus 2015.
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 4:28 am
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has reached a settlement with the students behind controversial hackathon project Tidbit.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
Nearly two years after initial filming began, the official trailer for the documentary "Life on Bitcoin" has been released.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
A new physical bitcoin center and brokerage has opened in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
The UK government should apply regulation to bitcoin wallets, multinational management consulting company Accenture has advised.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
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