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Blockchain and the Bitcoin Foundation will co-present the Blockchain Awards at the Bitcoin 2014 Conference in Amsterdam next month.
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New York-based SecondMarket is now offering a professional-level bitcoin exchange service available for institutional traders.
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Online marketplace CeX now pays bitcoins to UK customers selling used technology and entertainment products on its site.
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The first customer-facing marijuana vending machine to debut in the US will accept bitcoins as a form of payment.
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The technology industry can be a fickle business. Research firm Gartner has a name for it: 'the hype cycle'.
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Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota addressed bitcoin during a town hall meeting today.
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A group of forensic linguistics experts believe the real creator of bitcoin is former law professor Nick Szabo.
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CNBC.com has released their digital documentary “The Bitcoin Uprising” this morning. The documentary follows cnbc.com reporter Mary Thompson into the world of bitcoin, from home-based mining operations to the deep web. Thompson and one of her producers, Karina Frayter, decided to create this piece after realizing that a 1-minute ‘hit’ (or story) on the currency was too difficult to do. The documentary will only be available online, as that is the “most appropriate place for it, considering the bitcoin community is completely immersed in the digital world,” Thompson explains. Thompson’s journey through the bitcoin sphere started from a place of “pure curiosity.” However, she quickly recognized that this new technology had many “strong voices backing it, and strong voices criticizing […]
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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:00 am
TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne takes us through a quick history of the bitcoin and analyzes the future of this digital currency and whether travelers could take advantage of it in the future. In the four-year history of the ...
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CoinDesk's Kadhim Shubber visits the offshore vault where Bullion Bitcoin trades digital gold for the real thing.
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The defunct bitcoin exchange is now less likely to ever recover missing or seized funds, diminishing relaunch hopes.
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Coinfloor will be "publicly auditable", allowing users to validate the company's records and compare them to the bitcoin ledger.
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Tareq joins us again to chat more Bitcoin, technology, AI, privacy, and more!
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Just take a look https://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=354 . Then download and open the PDF "JSR354 JavaMoney Public Review 2" and check references of (search for "bitcoin"): http://download.oracle.com/otndocs/jcp/money_currency-0_8-pr2-spec/index.html Credit Suisse submitted new java API specification to deal with custom currencies which mentions Bitcoin, the group is formed by big names such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan/Chase. This can only show that they are standardizing their internal software to deal with bitcoin. If so this is no overnight planning. ...
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 4:31 pm
Cryptocurrency exchange CoinMKT has announced that it has launched an API to provide advanced access to its platform.
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:15 pm
Disclosure: the author of this article is the founder and Chief Scientist of the Ethereum project Last week, Adam Back and Austin Hill came out with an announcement on Let’s Talk Bitcoin, in which they announced their newest project: “sidechains”. The idea, they described, would allow for the existence of alternative blockchains, perhaps with different rules allowing various kinds of additional features or transaction types, but with a currency unit whose value is pegged to that of the bitcoin. The intent is to allow experimentation with different extensions to the Bitcoin protocol, using separate networks to avoid any risk to Bitcoin itself, while still using the same underlying currency unit. As soon as the idea was announced, there has been […]
The post Side Chains: The How, The Challenges and the Potential appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:08 pm
Why the Bitcoin Price Is RisingMoney MorningBitcoin
prices plunged last week on concerns that the People's Bank of China (PBOC) was quietly telling Chinese banks to sever ties with the exchanges by April 15 and that eventually it might even ban the digital currency. But those fears were not ...
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:53 pm
Bitcoin 2014, a European conference held in association with the Bitcoin Foundation, has released a schedule of planned events.
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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and today’s money mechanics certainly didn’t come in a single treaty. Our global financial system, like any human system, is not perfect and can be outright cruel and inhumane. We have witnessed injections and bailouts for some, and austerity and social benefit cuts for the poor- that’s money mechanics. Why do the orchestrators of such a system play down or block Bitcoins’ right to exist? Former FED chairman, Alan Greenspan in December of 2013 stated, “I do not understand where the backing of Bitcoin is coming from“. Warren Buffet has referred to Bitcoin as a “mirage“. Money, as you might imagine has existed since our first human civilization. While the exact origins are […]
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:14 pm
In order to create a broad appeal for the concepts behind cryptocurrencies clear communication is crucial. Some of the terminology used in describing Bitcoin has been widely accepted, and taken as a given, almost unchangeable feature of cryptocurrencies. Other, more precisely codified components of the protocol can be changed as long as there is consensus around the usefulness of this change and more than 50% of the people running the Bitcoin network accept the new version. The metaphors and the corresponding terms used to describe how Bitcoin works can also be updated, or even radically changed, if we think that the change would provide value. Why would we do that? As Bitcoin becomes mainstream, or aims to do so, one of […]
The post Weaving Is A Better Metaphor for Bitcoin, Instead of Mining appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 1:54 pm
Gregor Amon used the proceeds from bitcoin's ascent into the $1,000 range to fund a new iOS dating app.
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An emergency court hearing set for tomorrow could enable the prosecuting attorneys to obtain new fact-finding abilities.
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Mining hardware specialist CoinTerra has managed to ship its 5,000th TerraMiner just ten weeks after launching full-scale production.
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Alpha Technology has a new development update and its Viper scrypt board seems to be making headway.
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BTC China's banking partners have not issued any instructions to halt deposits, says CEO Bobby Lee.
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This post was released for Issue 19 of Bitcoin Magazine as part of a series of articles about puzzles and games that started with Issue 12. This series of puzzles and games was inspired by a talk given by the founder of the Pirate Party, Rick Falkvinge, at the European Bitcoin Conference in Prague on November 26, 2011 called ‘the fall of the gatekeepers’. A gatekeeper is a person who controls access to something, for example via a city gate. In the late 20th century the term came into metaphorical use, referring to individuals who decide whether a given message will be distributed by a mass medium. In his talk, Falkvinge maps the epic history of the people’s thirst for […]
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Posted on 13 April 2014 | 6:04 pm
Electrum is arguably the most well known Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet, fully implementing BIP0032. An HD wallet generates all Bitcoin addresses using a specific algorithm from a single seed. A seed is the starting point and can be anything. Further, as Electrum is a ‘Type 2’ HD wallet, the seed from which all key pairs are generated is presented to the user as a 12 word phrase using common English words. What all this amounts to is a so-called ‘brain wallet’ that provides particularly convenient back-up capabilities. A user can simply write down 12 plain English words. Then, if they wish to access their funds anywhere, at any time, for any reason, they simply have to know these 12 words […]
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Posted on 12 April 2014 | 8:17 am
The Bitcoin economy will be drastically different a year from now, as it is much different today than it was a year ago. Washington will have a huge effect on what direction the Bitcoin markets move, as Congress and regulators shape the rules Bitcoin stakeholders must adhere to. Additionally, the U.S. is the global financial leader and the regulations that come out of Washington likely will shape the treatment of Bitcoin in other nations. The discussions among members of Congress, the regulators of the regulators, cover a broad range of possibilities for Bitcoin. At the U.S. House Small Business Committee hearing on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the possible future path of Bitcoin ranged from being a bubble with a close […]
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Posted on 11 April 2014 | 3:16 pm
The Central European Bitcoin Expo (CEBE) is setting up to be one of the largest conferences to take place in Central Europe. Taking place in Vienna from May 31 to June 1, the expo will feature notable speakers from within the cryptocurrency space, which will provide insight into technology, international legislation and the future of virtual currency in Europe and abroad. Recently added to the list of speakers for the event were Charlie Shrem and Richard Stallman. These two virtual currency advocates will be joined by the already extensive list of speakers to be featured at the expo including, Dan Held, Adam Vaziri, David Johnson, Kingsley Edwards, Vitalik Buterin and many more. Charlie Shrem is Co-Founder and partner of BitInstant […]
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Posted on 11 April 2014 | 3:00 pm
Fine art meets bitcoin cold storage in Troy Fearow’s “labour of love”, CryptoArt, a project that took the fine art dealer 8 months to construct and launch. Troy searches for and commissions high level artists, starting with Alexander Fedosov of the Ukraine, to produce fine art paper wallets in limited editions. These prints are meant for bitcoiners who wish to store their bitcoin safely and show them off in a beautiful way. And these prints are going fast. Troy refers to these 8.15 x 11 printed art pieces as “Cryptocertificates” and are the size of traditional stock certificates – a beautiful juxtaposition of old meeting new investing. They can be framed and hung on walls, or stood up on tables. […]
The post Fine Art Meets Bitcoin: The Rise of the Aesthetic Paper Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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Marvin Dennis of East London attempted to file a trademark claim over Bitcoin on Nov. 5th, full application seen here. This application is rather… odd though. The filing itself is,
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