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Bitcoin news roundup 6th of November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New Developments New York faces licensing backlog while trying to become a bitcoin hub Since June 2015 virtual currency firms need a “BitLicense” to do business in New York City, in order for them to be able to legally hold and exchange virtual coins for fiat currencies. The license was a ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup 29th October 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: The DAO hacker cashed out nearly $100.000 The DAO hacker, who stole over 3.6 million ether, was caught last week converting roughly $100.000 worth of his stolen funds into bitcoin. The hacker reportedly used ShapeShift by splitting the funds into 2,333 ETC chunks so he could bypass restrictions. Then, ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 23nd October 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: Bitfinex is trying to “discuss an arrangement” with the hacker that stole roughly 120.000 BTC Bitfinex was the victim of an attack earlier this year, an attack in which roughly $65 million worth of bitcoin were stolen, and that led to a very controversial way of the exchange to ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 15th October 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: Bitcoin Services Inc. to develop online marketplace for bitcoin According to Yahoo! Finance, Bitcoin Services Inc. is to develop an online marketplace in which bitcoin is going to be the currency used to make transactions, which will give it an advantage over other marketplaces as fees are going to ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 9th October 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: Red Bull creates bitcoin-only vending machine This weekend’s Hackers Congress Paralelni Polls was filled up with innovation, as a bitcoin-only vending machine was placed on the event, courtesy of Red Bull, the multi-billion dollar energy drink company. The congress was held near Prague, in Czech Republic, and was sponsored ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 2st October 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: IBM claims 65% of world’s major banks will use blockchain by 2019 A recent report from IBM suggests that by 2019, 65% of the world’s major banks will be using blockchain technology. The CEO Ginni Rmoetty, speaking at the Sibos Conference, said that she wasn’t talking about bitcoin or ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 24th September 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: The Real Deal, the dark web marketplace where Yahoo! Accounts were for sale, was attacked After Yahoo! confirmed it was hacked, we learned that 200 million accounts for sale wasn’t a lot, taking into account the company revealed 500 million were compromised and that the attack was “state-sponsored”. Nevertheless, ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 17th September, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Ripple, the blockchain payments company, has raised $55 million Back in the August we reported that huge tech giants such as Apple and Google valued Ripple’s technology over Visa, and now the company has managed to raise $55 million in its second major injection of cash coming in from ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup September 11th, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments BitcoinTalk’s user data from 2015 hack for sale on the dark web Back in 2015, a BitcoinTalk employee was victim of a social engineering attack that, according to forum administrator Theymos, could have compromised emails, private messages and even password hashes. A couple of days ago, all the data ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 4th September 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: Web broswer Brave to start paying publishers bitcoin through micropayments Brave, a web-browser co-created by ex-Mozzilla CEO Brandan Eich that blocks ads, has launched Brave Payments in beta, a solution that aims to reward publishers with bitcoin as a way for them to keep on earning revenue, even though ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 27 August 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: China’s top search engine, Baidu, has halted bitcoin ads Two local chinese exchanges, OKcoin and Huobi, have reported that China’s largest search engne, Baidu, has quietly removed bitcoin ads in a move that Bloomberg reports to be a signal of growing wariness over the amount of online scammers. While ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup 21th August 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: Bitcoin users may be attacked by government hackers Popular bitcoin website Bitcoin.org has launched a warning message to its users who are looking forward to downloading their binaries (pre-compiled versions of bitcoin software that require no technical know-how to run), as they believe these may have been intercepted and ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round up 11 August 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments NEW DEVELOPMENTS Ross Ulbricht’s defense dispute trial fairness Ross Ulbricht, also known as Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), owner of the notorious dark marketplace Silk Road that was taken down in 2013, has been sentenced to two life sentences in prison without parole. His lawyer, Joshua Dratel, disputed the fairness of the ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Round Up June 4 2016

The week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Bitcoin Market cap hits 9 Billion With the continued exponential increase in Bitcoin value, the market cap for the digital currency has surpassed nine billion USD, bringing the base price for a full bitcoin to around $578 USD. Along with this, the second-most valued cryptocurrency, Ethereum, has reached a ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Round Up May 29 2016

This week’s overview of cryptocurrency news and developments throughout the world. NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Bitcoin Halving Imminent Coming up in about 42 days, the ever-popular cryptocurrency will be cutting its yield from mining by 50%. As part of the bitcoin procedure, the reward for mining the digital halves after each time exactly 210,000 blocks are mined. Because of this, miners will ... Read More »