Monthly archive for February 2014

Bitcoin Price Tags Bring Cryptocurrencies to the High Street

Bitcoin Price Tags Bring Cryptocurrencies to the High Street

04 Feb 2014 / Motherboard – Innovation in Bitcoin-land is usually limited to the development of new, still very Bitcoin-like cryptocurrencies, or fintech startups wanting to get a piece of the pie, sometimes with the help of Silicon Valleys’ coffers. A London “creative technologist” has taken a

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Marc Andreessen Talks Up Bitcoin’s Bright Future

Marc Andreessen Talks Up Bitcoin’s Bright Future

03 Feb 2014 / Tech Week Europe – During a panel session at the Open Compute Summit on 29 January in San Jose, California, celebrated Internet browser pioneer turned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explained why he’s bullish on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, as well as the hardware that

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A Horrific Killing Led This Guy To Run 3,000 Miles Raising Bitcoin For The Homeless

A Horrific Killing Led This Guy To Run 3,000 Miles Raising Bitcoin For The Homeless

03 Feb 2014 / Business Insider – Homeless advocate, runner, and Bitcoin lover Jason King has combined all three together for an epic adventure. He’s running across the country — some 3,100 miles — to raise money in Bitcoin for the homeless. He’s the founder of Sean’s

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Cointerra promises free, specced-up boxen for late shipments of first gen miners

Cointerra promises free, specced-up boxen for late shipments of first gen miners

03 Feb 2014 / The Register – Texas-based Bitcoin hardware shop Cointerra has shipped the first batch of its TerraMiner IV $6,000 Bitcoin mining boxes. At a ceremony held at their Texas office they handed one over to local customer Jake Gostylo. As is traditional for Bitcoin

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The Story Behind ‘Milk Road,’ The Bitcoin Cookie Stand

The Story Behind 'Milk Road,' The Bitcoin Cookie Stand

03 Feb 2014 / Forbes – Last month, a Bitcoin-loving Redditor spotted a cookie and lemonade stand in San Francisco’s Noe Valley that accepted the virtual currency. After buying a Snickerdoodle for a fraction of a Bitcoin, he snapped a photo asking the girls to say “cheese

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100 Bitcoin ATMs coming to Australia

100 Bitcoin ATMs coming to Australia

03 Feb 2014 / stuff.co.nz – Australian Bitcoin ATMs is a company that does exactly what you think it does: roll-out Bitcoin ATMs around this great country of ours. Now the company has announced it will soon open 100 Bitcoin ATMs around the country so you can

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More Bitcoin Regulation Is Inevitable

More Bitcoin Regulation Is Inevitable

03 Feb 2014 / NY Times – The next phase in the development of virtual currencies like Bitcoin was highlighted at a hearing last week conducted by Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York State’s top banking regulator. The question is not whether there will be greater regulation of

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Bitcoin firm Hong Kong Crypto Exchange mum on backers’ identities

Bitcoin firm Hong Kong Crypto Exchange mum on backers' identities

02 Feb 2014 / South China Morning Post – Hong Kong’s latest bitcoin exchange is set to become the city’s best funded even amid questions about the identities of its backers. A refusal by those running Hong Kong Crypto Exchange to name the local people who have

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Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

02 Feb 2014 / The Baltimore Sun – Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin. The untraceable

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Bitcoin’s Emerging Price Stability

Bitcoin’s Emerging Price Stability

02 Feb 2014 / Tech Crunch – Earlier in January Bitcoin, as it receded as recipient of an infinite press, began to see its trading range tighten after months of wild swings. I pointed this out as perhaps the start of new stability for Bitcoin, which in

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