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Bitcoin news roundup, 24 December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin is a trending top as we close in on the end of the year Bitcoin’s price has been booming, and that made it a trending topic all over the world as news outlets report on the increase. Google and Baidu show us that Venezuela, Brazil, Nigeria and India ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 18th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Digital exchange Kraken has acquired a bitcoin buying service One of the most well-known digital currency exchanges, Kraken, has acquired a bitcoin buying service called Glidera. According to CoinDesk, this is one of a few acquisitions Kraken has been making in the last few years. Glidera’s services, which enable ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 10th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New Developments: Circle has decided to give up on the bitcoin side of its business According to The Wall Street Journal, Circle Internet Financial Ltd, a social payments app that has in the past been backed by Goldman Sachs, has given up on allowing its customers to buy and sell bitcoin ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 3, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Unioin launches mobile wallet app for iOS and Android The famed Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has launched a mobile wallet app for iOS and Android. According to a statement from the co-founder published by CoinDesk, there are more than 300 million people accessing the internet through their mobile devices ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 26th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Two major banks leave R3 Blockchain Consortium This week, Goldman Sachs and major Spanish banking giant Banco Santander left the R3 Blockchain Consortium, without offering any clear motives to do so. According to CoinDesk, this may mean these banks want to pursue blockchain project development on their own, bypassing ... Read More »

One News Channels Interview with a Former Darknet User

Coverage of the Darknet seems to be spreading rapidly lately; as more and more people are turning to it in order to source drugs. Even mainstream media outlets are covering Darknet more frequently. As Operation Hyperion is in full swing, the FBI and other agencies are on board to tackle the online black markets. One such news outlet in Virginia ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 20th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The IRS is seeking records on Coinbase’s customers, who transacted between 2013 and 2015 In a surprise tax probe, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is attempting to obtain records help by Coinbase, a prominent company in the cryptocurrency world. The targets of the investigation are not directly named, but ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup 13th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: DOJ looking to hire virtual currency legal experts Earlier this week CoinDesk reported the DOJ had a job posting going that was looking to hire virtual currency legal experts, The posting doesn’t specify digital currency knowledge is necessary, but it does involve ““knowledge of anti-money laundering and asset forfeiture ... Read More »

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 »