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BitAngels Closes 10,000 BTC Fund for Decentralised Applications
Apr 14, 2014 at 18:28 UTCUpdated Jul 25, 2014 at 10:49 UTC. One time-tested measurement of an industry's promise is the amount of investment capital flowing into new ventures in the space, and now angel investor group BitAngels has closed a new fund that highlights the bright future of digital currencies and decentralised applications.
Bitcoin Price Drops 10% as Chinese Exchanges Stop Bank Deposits
Apr 10, 2014 at 08:26 UTCUpdated Jun 11, 2014 at 07:09 UTC. Bitcoin prices crashed today as Chinese businesses began receiving official deposit shutdown notices from banks, confirming recent suspicions of an impending crackdown.
Building a Greener Bitcoin: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Part One projected exactly how much carbon dioxide each bitcoin produces, while Part Two put this figure in context with the broader financial sector.
Enthusiasts and Sceptics Debate Bitcoin at London's O2 Venue
Apr 7, 2014 at 17:28 UTCUpdated Apr 8, 2014 at 13:30 UTC. A panel comprising of both bitcoin enthusiasts and sceptics discussed everything from awareness and education to regulation and entrepreneurship at a panel discussion held at London's O2 venue on Saturday, 5th April.
Swedish Kickboxer Wins Bitcoin Fight Prize, Max Keiser KO's 'Bankster'
Held at the iconic O2 Arena in London, a prize of bitcoin worth £5,000 was on offer to the tournament victor.
What Is The Carbon Footprint Of A Bitcoin?
Just how much carbon dioxide do we produce when we mine a bitcoin? It's becoming an increasingly important question.
London's Iconic O2 Venue to Host Bitcoin Fight Night
Apr 3, 2014 at 12:53 UTCUpdated Apr 3, 2014 at 16:22 UTC. A number of kickboxers will go head-to-head in London's iconic O2 venue on Saturday, fighting for a prize of £5,000 in bitcoin.
Cryptsy Founder Paul Vernon on Worthy Altcoins and Pre-Mining
Florida-based exchange Cryptsy trades in over 130 cryptocurrencies, and cryptocurrencies alone.
DIY Cash, 1930s Style; the CoinSummit Boosters; and Hot Pockets
There are many ways in which the local conditions helped the experiment to flourish; the local economy was much more localised than it is today, and levels of despair were much higher.
Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party, Proposes National Cryptocurrency
Tech entrepreneur and web bad boy Kim Dotcom is back in the news, having announced the launch of the Internet Party.
CoinDesk Guide to the World's National Altcoins
Unlike the world's other altcoins, which seek to either improve on bitcoin technology or merely copy it as part of 'pump and dump' schemes, national cryptocurrencies claim higher purposes, such as establishing sovereignty or building patriotism - or at least using those emotional themes to bootstrap the currency's value and newsworthiness.
Dogecoin's Jackson Palmer on Fast Transactions and Many Tips
Dogecoin is an unlikely cryptocoin experiment that, against the odds, has taken off - mainly as a digital tipping tool for sending tiny amounts of value.
In a Doge-Eat-Doge World, Can Every Altcoin Survive?
A few experts in this area took the stage at CoinSummit San Francisco on Wednesday 26th March in a talk that included litecoin creator Charlie Lee, dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer and Paul Vernon of the altcoin exchange Cryptsy.
Price of Iceland's Auroracoin Falls 50% Against Bitcoin After Airdrop
After weeks of anticipation, Iceland's attempted national digital currency auroracoin commenced its Airdrop - the distribution of 31.8 AUR to interested citizens - at midnight local time on 25th March as part of stage one of its three-part launch.
Auroracoin Airdrop: Will Iceland Embrace a National Digital Currency?
Icelandic residents that enter their permanent resident ID on auroracoin's official website will receive 31.8 AUR. The fourth-place digital currency in terms of overall market cap, Auroracoin quickly rose to prominence amongst the myriad new digital currencies for its unique approach to community building.
Bitcoin Banking, Solving ID Theft, and Why Regulators Should Love Pasties
UK readers may have been too busy drinking beer and playing bingo with their pensions to notice, but this week's Budget statement had one little snippet tucked away that may do more to promote bitcoin than if Newsweek revealed Satoshi Nakamoto was really Stephen Fry in a kimono.
Icelandic Parliament Committee Holds Session to Discuss Auroracoin
Iceland's Parliamentary Economic Affairs and Trade Committee held a formal discussion regarding auroracoin in closed meeting on 14th March.
Pock.io Selling UK Retailer Gift Cards for Cryptocurrencies
Mar 13, 2014 at 15:32 UTCUpdated Mar 14, 2014 at 10:31 UTC. Consumers in the UK can now use their bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to buy gift cards for major online retailers like Amazon, Google Play Store, ASOS and Starbucks.
Bitcoin Prices Down As Mt. Gox Concerns Escalate
Feb 25, 2014 at 6:15 a.m. UTCUpdated Mar 29, 2014 at 1:17 p.m. UTC. Uncertainty about the future of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is growing in light of its recent decision to take down its website amid escalating, as-yet-unconfirmed rumors that it has been the victim of widespread theft and could be nearing a lengthy or even permanent shutdown of its services.
Pony Botnet Virus Steals $220k from 30 Types of Digital Wallets
Feb 24, 2014 at 11:03 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 10, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. UTC. In what is being called one of the most ambitious cyberattacks affecting virtual currency to date, Chicago-based IT security services provider Trustwave has revealed that a crybercrime ring known as Pony botnet is using a Trojan virus to steal from 30 types of digital currency wallets.
Asian Exchange Additions Drive Dogecoin Price Surge
Feb 13, 2014 at 00:18 UTCUpdated Feb 13, 2014 at 11:53 UTC. The addition of dogecoin to Chinese-language exchange BTC38 and Hong Kong-based ANX has driven the market capitalization of the meme-based virtual currency to $91m, up roughly $40m over the last 24 hours, according to figures from Coinmarketcap.
Mazacoin Aims to be Sovereign Altcoin for Native Americans
This week, he hopes to mine the genesis block for mazacoin, an altcoin for the native American nation in the US. Specifically designed for the Traditional Lakota Nation, mazacoin is initially being targeted at the Oglala Lakota Nation, which is Harris' own tribe.
A Million is Never Enough, Chinese Laundry, and Bad Taste by Bitcoin
The charges are: knowingly selling bitcoin to Silk Road people for nefarious use, operating an unlicensed currency transmission agency, and not telling the plods that bad things were afoot.
Blockchain 101
Blockchain 101 - CoinDesk "The practical consequence [is] for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate."
Vault of Satoshi Rolls Out New Altcoin Support
Jan 29, 2014 at 07:07 UTCUpdated Jan 29, 2014 at 14:53 UTC. Canadian digital currency exchange Vault of Satoshi will announce a plethora of new features today, including more verification options, coin-to-coin trading, and support for several new coins.
The Reality of Chinese Bitcoin Trading Volumes
Posts on China's premier social network Weibo have suggested that some of the country's largest bitcoin exchanges are manipulating trading volumes to gain more customers and rise through the ranks of the world's most popular exchanges.
Solarcoin Awards Coins for Solar Power Generation
The brainchild of Nick Gogerty, principal at Thoughtful Capital Group and self-proclaimed "Deep finance geek", solarcoin is designed to reward people for producing energy via photovoltaic solar panels.
Cryptocurrency Exchange CoinMKT Announces US Banking Partner
As a result, the company is now able to accept bank wires from US bank accounts.
Are Stealth Addresses the Secret to Bitcoin Privacy?
Hearn's reaction echoes others who have seen the block chain improvements proposed in a new paper by noted bitcoin developer Peter Todd, based on input from: Gregory Maxwell, Adam Back and Amir Taaki.
China's Answer to eBay Bans Sale of Bitcoins and Mining Gear
Jan 7, 2014 at 17:05 UTCUpdated Jan 8, 2014 at 12:10 UTC. Taobao, China's largest online marketplace, will ban the sale of all cryptocurrencies, mining equipment and mining tutorials from 14th Jan, it said in a statement released today.
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