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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:15 pm
The European Central Bank has released a new report on digital currencies, calling them an "inherently unstable" yet innovative technology.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 3:50 pm
Alien Invasion iOS Game Lets Users Earn Bitcoin for App ReferralsCoinDesk
A new iOS app allows users to help save mankind from a “reptilian alien invasion” and earn bitcoins
in the process. Tigara Games released its first title, Uranus Attacks!, for iOS users on 1st March. Built using the Coinbase API, users are rewarded ...
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 2:19 pm
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:35 pm
Volabit and SatoshiTango have opened a bitcoin-powered international money bridge for to transfer fiat between Mexico and Argentina.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:25 pm
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:25 pm
MGT Capital Investments announced a planned merger with Tera Group, which operates the first regulated U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange. The merger will create the first publicly traded U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange. As observed by The Wall Street Journal, this is a reverse merger where Tera will take a controlling stake in MGT. Tera doesn’t seem too interested in MGT’s gaming operations, so the operation is primarily a way for Tera to go public. In other words, Tera is buying a public listing on the stock market for its Bitcoin operations. Tera has played a leading role in the development of Bitcoin derivatives. In September 2014, Tera launched TeraExchange, the first regulated U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange, and TeraBit, a spot Bitcoin […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:23 pm
Is $518 the Fair Price of Bitcoin?CoinDesk
Ask your average bitcoin
enthusiast, and he or she will be quick to list the reasons why the price of bitcoin
, even at $260, is undervalued, or at least, not properly reflective of its long-term value. Now, however, those with a more bullish outlook ...
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:38 am
ALFAquotes has launched a Fair Bitcoin Price indicator to illuminate the value of bitcoin when factoring its cost of production.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:25 am
The Wall Street Journal reports that Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) is about to become the first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. The BIT will be an interesting option for traditional investors looking for exposure to Bitcoin who prefer not to trade Bitcoin as currency. The BIT is sponsored by Grayscale Investments, a part of Silbert’s Digital Currency Group. Currently, the BIT, launched in 2013, is a private, open-ended trust that is invested exclusively in bitcoin and derives its value solely from the price of bitcoin. It enables accredited investors, with annual incomes greater than $200,000 or assets of more than $1 million, to gain exposure to the price movement of bitcoin for a minimum investment of $25,000 without the […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:28 am
A common theme among bitcoiners is the desire to make the world a better place. This week, Decentral Talk Live focuses on a couple of organizations that are trying to do just that. Connie Gallippi is the Founder and Executive Director of the BitGive Foundation and a founding member of the Women’s Crypto Association. This week on DTL, Connie describes some of the many projects that the BitGive Foundation has been involved in, especially in Africa. They include Medic Mobile, Save the Children and the Water Project. She also discusses the role she played in getting ChangeTip to add the charitable donation option to their service. Connie then addresses the issue of inclusion and how the Women’s Crypto Association is […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:11 am
If you operate an exchange, bitcoin automated teller machine or any other money services operation that does business with Quebec residents, you will need to comply with its updated Money Services Businesses Act regardless of where in the world you are based. This new policy document was first made public on February 1, 2015 (updated to March 1, 2015), and experts have been trying to determine what it means for bitcoin businesses both within Quebec and outside its borders. The document says that anyone offering money services (that is, currency exchange; funds transfer; issue or redemption of traveler’s checks, money orders or bank drafts; check cashing; and operation of an automated teller machine) must be licensed by Quebec’s Autorité des […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:07 am
Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper have become the Bitcoin Foundation's newest board members following the recent election.
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The bitcoin price spike over the last four days, which saw it gain 12% to hit a high of nearly $262, has been attributed to positive newsflow.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:26 am
The young stars of bitcoinFusion
If you were into bitcoin
, chances were you knew who he was. At just 19, he was already the master architect behind Ethereum, a project that was being lauded as the next evolution of the web. It was egalitarian, transparent, and open-source. That summer ...
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The Bitcoin Investment Trust is set to become the first publicly traded bitcoin fund, having received approval from US securities regulator FINRA.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 3:59 am
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 8:40 pm
The process was “messy” but the results are in. The new board members for the Bitcoin Foundation are Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper with 63 percent and 60 percent approval respectively. Michael Perklin finished third with 52 percent approval followed by Bruce Fenton with 50 percent. Out of 595 confirmed voters, 440 votes were cast (74 percent). In order to be elected, candidates had to be approved by at least 50 percent of eligible voters. In the first round of voting, none of the 13 candidates met that 50 percent approval threshold, so a run-off election among the top 4 candidates was held. Olivier Janssens, a libertarian and voluntaryist, ran on a platform of decentralizing core development, bringing full transparency to the Foundation, and focusing on widespread adoption of […]
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:28 am
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Bitcoin mining giant BitFury has announced it has completed the manufacturing of its previously announced 28nm ASIC chip.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:05 pm
Decentralised crowdfunding platform Swarm is offering startups up to $50,000 in funding thanks to a partnership with Focus Investments.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 4:00 pm
A recent consumer survey suggests US consumers feel bitcoin is a safer payment method than mobile wallets and apps.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:00 pm
A lawmaker from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia is speaking out against bitcoin on the grounds it is part of a US conspiracy.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 12:35 pm
Having recovered from the bad news fatigue that riddled the headlines last week, the mainstream media seems to have engaged in the bitcoin debate.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 11:40 am
Pay your taxes in bitcoin? Maybe, if you live in one of three states now considering bills in support of that option. In January, Utah Republican state representative Mark K. Roberts introduced a bill, H.C.R. 6, to create a Council on Payment Options for State Services that will study how Utah could accept Bitcoin as a valid form of payment. The bill includes the possibility for Utah residents to pay state taxes using Bitcoin. In February, eight New Hampshire state representatives introduced a bipartisan bill, NH HB552, to propose that New Hampshire should officially accept Bitcoin for taxes and fees. The bill calls for the development of a detailed implementation plan, followed by operational acceptance of Bitcoin by the state […]
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 9:47 am
Speakers from the top companies in the Bitcoin industry will present a full-day mini-conference of Bitcoin-related content during the SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival. The event will take place Monday, March 16, at SXSW’s Startup Village in the Austin Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Downtown in Austin, Texas. The event will feature five sessions focusing on topics about the Bitcoin industry, with information from basic to advanced. Good and bad myths will be addressed, and speakers will share their vision for a future with Bitcoin. The hour-long sessions for the day are titled “What is Bitcoin?,” “Bitcoin 2.0,” “A Future with Bitcoin,” “Impact on Developing World,” and “Real World Applications.” Speakers for the event include: Nic Cary, co-founder at Blockchain Stephen […]
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 9:30 am
A guest interview by Jeff Handler Silicon Valley has become a symbol of technological innovation and achievement in the digital age – a shining beacon of progress and “disruption.” It’s hard to find someone in the Bay Area who isn’t working on some app or technology that promises to change the world forever. As Bitcoin has grown from an obscure, niche technology embraced by a few small, highly technical circles into an actual (though still obscure) “industry,” it shouldn’t surprise anyone that San Francisco/Silicon Valley has become the de-facto go-to spot for American Bitcoin companies to set up shop. While the Bay Area is certainly a great spot for a Bitcoin start-up, I invite you to hop on the 101 […]
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 8:55 am
Australian bitcoin company Digital CC Ltd has published the results for its half-year period up to 31st December 2014, posting a net loss.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:54 am
Bitcoin firm igot has expanded to Kenya following the acquisition of a local cryptocurrency exchange and integration with a mobile payments platform.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 5:34 am
A former executive director of Goldman Sachs in London has launched a bitcoin derivatives exchange called Crypto Facilities.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 1:50 pm
Crypto Facilities Ltd., a London-based broker founded by former Goldman Sachs Executive Director Timo Schlaefer, has announced the launch of its bitcoin derivatives trading platform. In financial jargon, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity, in this case the exchange value of bitcoin. Crypto Facilities trades financial products such as bitcoin options and futures, allowing users to “go long” and bet that the price of bitcoin will rise, or “go short” and bet the price will fall. The first derivative offered by Crypto Facilities is a forward contract – a contract to buy or to sell an asset at a specified future time at a price agreed upon today – on […]
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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 11:52 am
A two-day event that brought together representatives from the Commonwealth Secretariat has ended with the commission of a formal bitcoin report.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 11:15 am
CoinSpark has released a new version of its protocol that allows users to send private messages tied to bitcoin transactions.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:03 am
It was an interesting experiment, but the Bitcoin Foundation’s bid to hold on-blockchain elections today seems to be over. In a letter sent to members dated February 25, 2015 at 12:46:33 a.m. EST and posted on the Bitcoin Foundation blog, the Foundation’s Director of Communications, Jinyoung Lee Englund, announced that the run-off elections being held to fill two board member seats would be utilizing a new voting platform in co-operation with Swarm. “The Foundation’s mission is to advance blockchain technology and this is an important new avenue of innovation,” said Patrick Murck, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, in the announcement. “While we may not have had the smoothest experience in this experimental launch, it’s important for us to push […]
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