Monthly archive for February 2014

Bitcoin leader: Regulation should protect consumers

Bitcoin leader: Regulation should protect consumers

06 Feb 2014 / The Hill – Government regulators have some role to play overseeing the virtual currency bitcoin, a top developer said on Thursday, but they should be sure not to crack down too harshly. Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and one of

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Blockchain’s Response to Apple

Blockchain’s Response to Apple

06 Feb 2014 / Blockchain Blog – Fellow bitcoiners, if you’re a fan of Apple and bitcoin, you need to take action. Apple has removed the last and most popular bitcoin wallet app from their app store. The Blockchain app has been downloaded over 250,00 times. The

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Bitcoins may help grow world trade, says expert

Bitcoins may help grow world trade, says expert

05 Feb 2014 / dnaIndia – Central banks worldwide should consider the use of bitcoins as a means to enhance global trade as the virtual currency helps in carrying out business transactions at lower costs, according to a bitcoin expert.

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Is Accepting Bitcoin Just a Publicity Stunt for Companies?

05 Feb 2014 / Slate – For cryptocurrency doubters, it’s easy to be cynical about the almost daily announcement of a new retailer, basketball team, or police chief accepting Bitcoin. Most appear to be nothing more than publicity stunts. But in the wake of the FBI’s dissolution

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Bitcoin Edges Into The Investor Space With RealtyShares

Bitcoin Edges Into The Investor Space With RealtyShares

05 Feb 2014 / Forbes – It is getting harder to keep up with the number of consumer-oriented businesses starting to accept Bitcoin as a payment platform. There is Overstock.com, of course, which rang up $500,000 in Bitcoin-paid purchases within weeks of its announcement. Malwarebytes has just

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Bitcoin trading heats up a block away from the New York Stock Exchange

Bitcoin trading heats up a block away from the New York Stock Exchange

05 Feb 2014 – Marketwatch – “I’ll buy $796. $797. $798!” So yelled a man in a bow tie from his perch above a sea of bitcoin enthusiasts ready to buy and sell the virtual currency on Monday night. The action took place in the newly created Bitcoin Center

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This virtual globe shows every Bitcoin transaction and freshly minted block in real-time

This virtual globe shows every Bitcoin transaction and freshly minted block in real-time

04 Feb 2014 / The Next Web – Bitcoin is growing in notoriety around the world, as more people become aware of the cryptocurrency and the vast community that’s mining and trading the virtual coins on a daily basis. Until now, it’s been quite hard to comprehend

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Only Your Heartbeat Can Unlock This Bitcoin Wallet

Only Your Heartbeat Can Unlock This Bitcoin Wallet

04 Feb 2014 / Wired – Soon, you’ll have the option of locking your bitcoin wallet with your heartbeat. A Canadian startup says it’s just a few months from shipping the Nymi, a wristband that can learn the unique sound of your heartbeat and use it to

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Real estate is experimenting with Bitcoin, and I bought one

 Real estate is experimenting with Bitcoin, and I bought one

04 Feb 2014 / Inman – I was pretty skeptical of Bitcoin originally, watching its value skyrocket and nosedive from one day to the next. But with the digital currency continuing to hog headlines and real estate firms beginning to warm up to it, it’s grown on

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Law Library of Congress releases report on Bitcoin’s legal status around the world

Law Library of Congress releases report on Bitcoin's legal status around the world

04 Feb 2014 / The Verge – The question of how to legally account for Bitcoin is becoming more urgent as adoption of the virtual currency spreads and Bitcoin-related companies come under legal scrutiny. But for users and entrepreneurs, the global legal landscape is murky at best. More and

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