Home » Tag Archives: news (page 5)

Tag Archives: news

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 »

Bitcoin News Round Up May 22 2016

This week’s aggregated bitcoin news on bitcoin from across the web CRYPTO EXCHANGES Coinbase Rebrands, adds Trading Support for Ether Licensed Bitcoin exchange Coinbase, this week announced support for trading Ether, the cryptocurrency that fuels Ethereum, as from May 24. Coindesk reported the Goldman Sachs backed exchange is also rebranding its logo and name, according to a spokesman, Adam White ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup May 5th 2016

This week, the unmasking of Satoshi Nakamoto made the headlines across bitcoin news outlets. Read on to find out what else made the news wire BITCOIN DEVELOPMENT: Opinion Divided on Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity as Australian Craig Wright In the span of one week, the identity of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto was revealed, dragged through the mud and revoked. Cryptographer Craig ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Round Up 2nd May 2016

A roundup of news that made headlines in the Bitcoin ecosystem. BITCOIN FUNDING: Digital Currency Group Adds Western Union, New Investors and Board Members Western Union is officially an investor in Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group (DCG),  a bitcoin and blockchain incubator with 70 companies across 22 companies in its investment portfolio. According to New York Business Journal, the undisclosed ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Round Up 25 April 2016

Recapping Bitcoin news that made the headlines this week. REGULATION: Japan’s OK’s set of Virtual Currency Bills The Island of Japan has been aggressively pushing for adoption of virtual currencies into mainstream finance and payments. This week, the Cabinet approved a set of bills that expand banking groups’ carte blanche to IT- ventures, such as virtual currency business. Revisions in ... Read More »

DarkNet Video News Roundup: 23/4/16

This Week’s post from Dark Net News YourTube channel – Where you could find a weekly video aggregation of all the featured news of the past week. The headlines for this week are: Judge Rules Warrant Used in PlayPen Investigation Not Valid Chinese National Sentence to 16 Years for Buying Ricin on Dark Net Dark Web Ricin Case: Judge Rejected ... Read More »

Anti Encryption Bill Spells Bad News for National Security

A couple of days ago, a first draft of the anti-encryption bill from Senators Richard Burr(R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) came to light and suffered instant backlash from security experts. The new law has been labeled so bad that only would it make the some of the NSA’s own work illegal, but it would also outlaw some of the things we’ve ... Read More »

DarkNet Video News Roundup: 19/4/16

This Week’s post from Dark Net News YourTube channel – Where you could find a weekly video aggregation of all the featured news of the past week. The headlines for this week are: Judge didn’t know couple ran Tor node OnionScan Tests The Anonymity Of Dark Net Domains More Arrests In The Playpen Case Senate Bill To Backdoor US Encryption ... Read More »