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Bitcoin value tumbles after BTC China exchange blocks renminbi deposits

Bitcoin value tumbles after BTC China exchange blocks renminbi deposits

18 Dec 2013 / South China Morning Post – Bitcoin prices have gone into freefall after Shanghai-based exchange BTC China yesterday blocked renminbi deposits, sparking a major global sell-off. The blocking of deposits follows an order earlier this week from the People’s Bank of China banning all

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U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties

U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties

17 Dec 2013 / ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department’s anti money-laundering unit is warning businesses linked to the digital currency Bitcoin that they may have to comply with federal law and regulation as money transmitters, a Treasury spokesman said. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

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Denmark’s Authorities: Bitcoin is Not Regulated Here

Denmark’s Authorities: Bitcoin is Not Regulated Here

17 Dec 2013 / CoinDesk – Denmark’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) today issued an official statement on the use of virtual currency in the country – and surprisingly, it’s not all bad news. Although the FSA’s statement echoed warnings issued by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and red

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‘Bitcoin means loss of control for government agencies’ – expert

'Bitcoin means loss of control for government agencies' - expert

17 Dec 2013 – Voice Of Russia – The craze around Bitcoin is beating record highs. The protocol raises much debate polarizing the views on the future of the digital currency from complete support to resounding opposition. The Voice of Russia discussed it with Andreas Lehrbaum, Chairman of

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GreenBank Capital Launches Two New Subsidiaries to Invest in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Startups

GreenBank Capital Launches Two New Subsidiaries to Invest in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Startups
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Dubious ‘bankster’ behind Russia’s bid to be first to trademark Bitcoin

Dubious 'bankster' behind Russia’s bid to be first to trademark Bitcoin

17 Dec 2013 / RT – The chief of a bank that was shut down over money laundering has reportedly applied to register the trademark for the popular cryptocurrency bitcoin. If successful, Russia could become the first country to register the anonymous currency. Boris Bulochnik, ex-boss of

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The Bitcoin Boom

The Bitcoin Boom

17 Dec 2013 / Forbes – LONDON – Christmas came early for the Winklevii this year. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twin brothers who famously sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, own about 1% of the roughly 12 million bitcoins in circulation. Though its value has fluctuated considerably

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PokerNews Guide To Bitcoin, Pt. 2: The Pros of Bitcoin in Online Poker

PokerNews Guide To Bitcoin, Pt. 2: The Pros of Bitcoin in Online Poker

16 Dec 2013 / Poker News – As Bitcoin becomes more and more of an emerging currency market, it should be something that is on every poker player’s radar. In the PokerNews Guide To Bitcoin, Part 1: we discussed what Bitcoin is and how it can relate

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PokerNews Guide To Bitcoin, Pt. 1: What Is Bitcoin and How Does It Relate to Poker?

PokerNews Guide To Bitcoin, Pt. 1: What Is Bitcoin and How Does It Relate to Poker?

16 Dec 2013 / Poker News – Poker players and gaming companies around the world are finding themselves increasingly enticed by Bitcoin currency for their financial transactions. For the uninitiated, the easiest way to explain Bitcoin is that it is a relatively new form of virtual currency

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Bitcoins in India: Long way to go

Bitcoins in India: Long way to go

16 Dec 2013 – India Times – BANGALORE: Mahin Gupta is the CEO of buysellbitco.in. His company, as the name indicates, allows Indians to trade in Bitcoin, the open source peer-to-peer payment network, using Indian rupees for transactions. “I do around a crore of transactions each month,”

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