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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 10:44 pm
Bitstars.ph is turning selfie photos into bitcoin in the Philippines, with daily contests and prizes for most popular shots.
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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne is considering issuing 'cryptosecurities' using block chain technology, saying it will help erase global corruption.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 4:42 pm
The Tokyo Police investigation will focus on 27,000 BTC suspected to have been stolen from Mt. Gox.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:46 pm
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:14 pm
You have probably heard it a hundred times by now: we accept bitcoins… This “we accept bitcoins” phrase is perhaps the latest marketing craze that has engulfed many e-commerce sites and traditional brick & mortar stores. Although many businesses accept your alternative currency, not many of them go further than that. Well, BTCTrip doesn’t just accept bitcoins, they accept bitcoiners. That’s what sets this travel site apart from the rest. Accepting bitcoiners means catering to the wants of bitcoin users by paying employees in bitcoin, offering more than discounts, and promoting the space. Martin Fernandez, the co-founder of BTCTrip, was described by Vitalik Buterin as “the archetypal Bitcoin user.” It is no wonder why: Fernandez has been in the tech […]
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 2:47 pm
Real value of BitcoinThe Hill (blog)
Foundation, the leading association for the digital currency of the same name lost one of their highest profile members last week when Andreas Antonopolous resigned over what he described as “a complete lack of transparency.” Antonopolous ...
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 2:03 pm
Armory has released v0.92 of its client with a feature called Lockbox, a decentralised multi-signature interface for bitcoin.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 1:01 pm
Overstock's international customers will soon have the option to pay for the company's e-commerce products in bitcoin.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 12:25 pm
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 11:59 am
Wikipedia's parent company, the Wikimedia Foundation, now accepts bitcoin donations thanks to a partnership with payment processor Coinbase.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 11:19 am
The Bitcoin Foundation has launched a new-look website featuring various resources on bitcoin and the organization itself.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 10:07 am
BitPay has introduced a new price plan that is free and unlimited for its basic bitcoin payments processing service.
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:26 am
Apple users and bitcoiners can now breathe a little easier. Six months after Apple removed the Blockchain wallet app from the App Store, Blockchain is back. The company made the announcement this morning, just days after the release of a completely revamped Blockchain Android app, which was initially unveiled at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago. When the original iOS app was banned by Apple in January there were over 1,000 news stories that covered the development. Apple seems to have gotten the idea. Although Apple has not directly stated their support of Bitcoin and other payment technologies, it seems they have changed their stance on the type of approved applications within the App Store. It is most definitely […]
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:02 am
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:02 am
On July 19th, Bitshares announced that its Hong Kong-based partner DACS Unlimited is launching the first official, live Bitshares X chain. Bitshares X is the stock- and commodities-focused product of Bitshares, which aims to be a multipurpose platform for distributed versions of everything from insurance to music retailing. This makes Bitshares, arguably, the first functional iteration of what’s known as a Distributed Autonomous Corporation – essentially, a distributed, centreless system much like the Bitcoin network, but able to execute commands more complicated than ‘buy’ and ‘sell,’ and with a wider variety of resources. That could mean this counts as a victory for Bitshares over its main conceptual competitor, Ethereum, a DAC platform that is still in the proof of concept phase. […]
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:02 am
This is the feature article for Issue 20. Explaining Bitcoin to a luddite is like explaining the plot of an action-drama movie. Failing exchanges! “Overnight” millionaires! Bank robberies! Drug-busts! World-changing innovation! Government espionage and fortunes made and lost! One of the most interesting aspects is the superhero-like protagonist: our system’s very anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. #themanbehindbitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto is thought to be a pseudonym for the unknown “Father of Bitcoin”; in Japanese, Satoshi Nakamoto roughly translates to “thinking clearly inside the foundation.”1 For the purpose of this article, Satoshi will be referred to as a male. His preference for privacy is his hallmark. He used e-mail addresses and web-sites that were untraceable. In 2009, he produced his famous white paper […]
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 6:17 am
Dogecoin, born in jest, is now serious business. A major payment processor already supports Dogecoin payments. This has opened up the coin to a huge selection of international merchants. One such merchant is Hustler Magazine, which recently confirmed it would start accepting payments in Dogecoin. Dogecoin is also being embraced by new exchanges, including those in the lucrative Chinese market. Most importantly, the community seems as vibrant and passionate as ever. This is important. However, it matters little if there is no one maintaining the protocol and ensuring both the integrity and security of the network. Fortunately for Dogecoin the core development team is equally as passionate. They are increasingly becoming recognised as one of the most active and productive […]
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 6:07 am
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 4:37 am
The Bitcoin Crowd Reaches Out to the Gold BugsBusinessweek
On the spectrum of currency ideologues, gold bugs and Bitcoin
enthusiasts occupy equal but opposite positions. They're both suspicious that governments are going to meddle around with normal money so much that it becomes useless—it's just that one ...and more »
Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:55 am
A New Zealand bitcoin ATM operator is the latest to fall victim to the banking industry's digital currency barriers.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:49 pm
Alex Preukschat, Josep Busquet and José Ángel Ares García, the trio behind ‘The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto’, the new Bitcoin Comic which previewed at CoinSummit and was recently written up on CoinDesk are gearing up to launch their project kickstarter style on the new SWARM platform which recently raised over $1,000,000 worth of Bitcoin in startup capital. Preukschat says he wants to take 1,000 pre-orders of the comic before it goes to print and those who sign up will receive crypto-tokens from the SWARM platform in return for their donations allowing them access to perks and special offers in future like limited edition artwork cover for the comic books and T-Shirts. Crowdfunding on a Bitcoin-only platform makes a lot of sense to Preukschat whose basic goal is to educate […]
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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:03 pm
Part of this article appears in Issue 20 In his pocket, Joe has an old leather wallet. It contains enough banknotes to buy him a brand new wallet of a better model he saw in a magazine. This buying power is exclusive to him, who alone can use those bills to buy something. Likewise, if he transfers them to another person, then instead of him, only this other person will own their buying power. However, although Joe’s transferring away his banknotes can always transfer along their control, it could never transfer along their whole property, which is not only his. The bills, as possibly distinct from their purchasing power, do not belong to him alone. For example, he has no […]
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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:00 pm
In a new interview with CoinDesk, US Representative Steve Stockman explores the complex regulatory challenges facing bitcoin today.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:07 pm
ZipZap has raised $1.1m in new funding with the goal of becoming the leading payment network for digital currencies.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:20 pm
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 2:32 pm
A franchisee for the popular European hotel chain is now taking payments in digital currency.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 1:15 pm
Manchester mining outfit Alpha Technology has missed its July delivery target, citing technical problems and a dispute with PayPal.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 11:55 am
Hong Kong-based multi-currency exchange ANX has upgraded its iOS and Android apps with features for traders and consumers.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:45 am
What do you do with bitcoin? Why, you spend it of course! Or more precisely you pay for something or some service using it. The specific process to pay using bitcoin is called the Bitcoin Payment Protocol and it is codified in a document called BIP70. A BIP is a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal and is one of the mechanisms used by the Bitcoin “core developers” to improve Bitcoin. There are all sorts of BIPS on lots of great topics but let’s not get diverted. Go to: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/ and check them out yourself. Now back to BIP70 the payment protocol. The description is at: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0070.mediawiki and is the basis for the technical content of this article. The abstract of the payment […]
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Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:51 am
Arizona's first and only bitcoin ATM has been knocked out of action by a lighting strike.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:34 am
Coinapult's LOCKS service allows consumers to reduce their exposure to bitcoin's volatility by pegging their BTC to another asset.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 11:00 pm
CrowdCurity has raised $1 million in a round of seed funding led by Tim Draper and Kima Ventures.
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