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Bitcoin Latest News

Microsoft accepts Bitcoin

Posted on 11 December 2014 | 5:06 am

Mozilla accepting Bitcoin

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 1:55 pm

PayPal and Virtual Currency

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 9:52 pm

Wikimedia Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:14 pm

airBaltic - World’s First Airline To Accept Bitcoin

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 11:03 am

Bitcoin Core version 0.9.1 released

Posted on 8 April 2014 | 4:27 pm

Bitcoin taxfree in Denmark

Posted on 25 March 2014 | 5:46 pm

Bitcoin v0.9.0 released

Posted on 19 March 2014 | 6:44 am

Bitcoin-Qt v0.9.0rc3 released

Posted on 13 March 2014 | 3:21 am

Bitcoincharts and SSL

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Launches Equity Offer for Investors - CryptoCoinsNews


Finance Magnates

Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Launches Equity Offer for Investors
CryptoCoinsNews
“As the first and only Bitcoin exchange to be fully licensed in all 28 EU member states, we are aware of the key role we play in regulating this sector of the financial industry. Digital assets aren't on their way – they're very much part of the here ...
Bitcoin marketplace Bitstamp launches global online investment campaignEconoTimes

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 11:47 am

Japan Could Drop 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax By Mid-2017 - CoinDesk


Japan Could Drop 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax By Mid-2017
CoinDesk
Japan's plan to drop an 8% sales tax on bitcoin purchases could take effect as early as July 2017, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk. Though subject to final approval by senior Japanese government officials, an annual tax document prepared by ...

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 9:24 am

Want To Follow Your Donation In Real Time? Bitcoin Non-Profit BitGive Launches Donation Tracker - Forbes


Forbes

Want To Follow Your Donation In Real Time? Bitcoin Non-Profit BitGive Launches Donation Tracker
Forbes
The blockchain technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin has often been described as a potential solution to industries that suffer from fraud or a lack of transparency and trust. BitGive, the first Bitcoin non-profit (registered as a 501(c ...

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 8:00 am

Did €160000 in Bitcoin Help Bust Counterfeit Euro Darknet Vendor? - CryptoCoinsNews


MaltaToday

Did €160000 in Bitcoin Help Bust Counterfeit Euro Darknet Vendor?
CryptoCoinsNews
The investigation revealed that the vendor was selling counterfeit 20, 50 and 100 euro notes on the Darknet for about 30% of their real Euro value, in exchange for bitcoin. Altogether, the group is estimated to have received over €160,000 in bitcoins.
Eight arrests over €160000 Bitcoin fraud to specialised Malta ...MaltaToday
Europol Arrests Eight In Counterfeit Euro Syndicate InvestigationnewsBTC

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 7:29 am

Circle Says Bye-Bye To Bitcoin - PYMNTS.com


Circle Says Bye-Bye To Bitcoin
PYMNTS.com
There are pivots and then there are wholesale about-faces. Circle's choice to halt bitcoin trading in favor of doubling down on more traditional mobile pay certainly counts as a bit more of the latter than the former. Circle launched three years ago ...

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 7:03 am

The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency - WIRED


CoinDesk

The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency
WIRED
Circle unveiled itself at a bitcoin conference in 2014, vowing to take the digital currency mainstream. But like so many other startups that embraced this big idea at around the same time, its mission has changed. In January, I met Circle CEO Jeremy ...
Inside 'Spark': Circle's New Bitcoin-Powered Smart Contract PlatformCoinDesk
Beyond Bitcoin: Circle Pivots to Next-Gen Blockchain-Enabled Social PaymentsBitcoin Magazine
Bitcoin Price Finds its Climbing Boots AgainCryptoCoinsNews
newsBTC -CoinJournal (blog) -Finance Magnates -Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 5:33 am

Bitcoin Is Expected to Surge 165% Thanks to Donald Trump - Fortune


Fortune

Bitcoin Is Expected to Surge 165% Thanks to Donald Trump
Fortune
Now, the digital currency could ramp up another 165% over the course of 2017 thanks to Donald Trump's “spending binge,” Denmark-based Saxo Bank wrote in a report titled “Outrageous Predictions for 2017.” The bank says Bitcoin could hit over $2,100.
Bitcoin predicted to rise 165% to $2000 in 2017 driven by Trump's 'spending binge' and dollar rallyCNBC
Bitcoin Values Could Triple Under Donald TrumpMoney Magazine
Bitcoin Price Could Triple in 2017, Saxo Bank Says in 'Outrageous' PredictionCoinDesk
Investopedia -newsBTC -CryptoCoinsNews -S3 amazonaws com
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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 9:28 am

Why This Well-Funded Startup Just Gave Up on Bitcoin - Fortune


Fortune

Why This Well-Funded Startup Just Gave Up on Bitcoin
Fortune
Now, Circle is bailing on bitcoin altogether. The company announced on Wednesday it is focusing on other things, and that its bitcoin customers can cash out or else transfer their accounts to another company, Coinbase, if they wish to keep buying and ...
Bitcoin Powerhouse Will Pull the Plug on BitcoinWall Street Journal
Payments start-up Circle moves away from bitcoin businessReuters
Circle removes ability to buy and sell Bitcoin as it doubles down on mobile paymentsTechCrunch
CoinDesk -CoinTelegraph -PaymentsSource -The Circle Blog
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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 7:42 am

Ethereum Classic's Volume Has Fallen 99% From Its Peak

Ether classic's (ETC) trading volume has fallen more than 99% from its all-time peak earlier this summer.

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:01 pm

Japan Could Drop 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax By Mid-2017

Japan’s plans to drop an 8% sales tax on bitcoin purchases could begin as early as July 2017.

Source

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 9:20 am

Inside 'Spark': Circle's New Bitcoin-Powered Smart Contract Platform

Overshadowed by its decision to cut bitcoin services, Circle announced new tech yesterday. Here's how it works.

Source

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 8:05 am

Relax Lawyers, Nick Szabo Says Smart Contracts Won't Kill Jobs

Smart contract inventor Nick Szabo has said lawyers' roles are "complimentary" to the role of smart contracts.

Source

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 6:55 am

Mizuho Bank Weighs Digital Currency Services Offering

Mizuho Bank is weighing possible client-facing services after testing a prototype digital currency in partnership with IBM Japan.

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 6:07 am

Bitcoin's Price is Inching Back Up Toward its 2016 High

Bitcoin prices moved back toward annual highs on 7th December, coming within 2% of the $781.31 it reached in June 2016.

Source

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 5:00 am

What the Blockchain Industry is Saying About Circle's Bitcoin Shift

Industry observers, startup execs and researchers weigh in on Circle's shift away from its bitcoin exchange service.

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 3:15 pm

Bitcoin Price Could Triple in 2017, Saxo Bank Says in 'Outrageous' Prediction

Danish investment bank Saxobank has an “outrageous” prediction for 2017: the price of bitcoin could triple.

Source

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 7:28 am

Is Your Blockchain Token a Security? Coinbase Leads Legal Framework Launch

Coinbase, Coin Center and Union Square Ventures have released new research into the distributed application business model.

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 6:59 am

Circle Cuts Bitcoin Buying and Selling in Product Pivot

Circle Internet Financial has announced it will no longer allow customers to buy and sell bitcoin.

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 5:28 am

Zcash Price Continues Downward Spiral Below $50

Zcash (ZEC) prices fell below $50 for the first time ever on 6th December, less than two months after the token's launch.

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:54 am

'Big Four' Firm Deloitte Invests in First Blockchain Startup

Professional services firm Deloitte invested in its first blockchain startup today, revealing it is backing SETL.

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Posted on 6 December 2016 | 6:08 pm

ECB, Bank of Japan Launch Joint Distributed Ledger Research Effort

The European Central Bank is weighing the use of distributed ledger tech in partnership with Japan’s central bank.

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Posted on 6 December 2016 | 3:47 pm

Russia's Controversial Bitcoin Bill Could See Further Delays

Russia’s finance ministry is reportedly looking to introduce a bill regulating cryptocurrency sometime next year.

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Posted on 6 December 2016 | 11:52 am

Austria's Erste Bank Awards Ethereum Projects in Startup Contest

Two ethereum projects won plaudits at a recent startup contest sponsored by Austria-based Erste Bank.

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Posted on 6 December 2016 | 10:21 am

Donald Trump's Transition is a Trial Run for Smart Contracts

With the incoming president hinting that he will deregulate many industries, how can blockchain devs stop their code being trapped in the past?

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Posted on 6 December 2016 | 8:00 am

Beyond Bitcoin: Circle Pivots to Next-Gen Blockchain-Enabled Social Payments

The Wall Street Journal posted a story on December 7, 2017 titled “Bitcoin Powerhouse Will Pull the Plug on Bitcoin.” In fact, “bitcoin...

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Distributed: Markets Event to Convene Blockchain Payments, FinServices Innovators in Atlanta

In the midst of white hot global competition for blockchain innovation and investment, the capital of financial services and fintech...

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Cash Still Trumps Mobile Payments and Bitcoin in Africa

According to the World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion Index, Africa has the highest mobile money adoption rate in the world. Worldwide,...

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Global Banks and Financial Operators Using Stellar to Create a Global Payment Network

Stellar is announcing four new partnerships with financial institutions that will enable low cost global money transfers to the Philippines,...

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What to Do if Your Bitcoin Transaction Gets "Stuck"

The number of transactions on the Bitcoin network has steadily increased over the years. This means more blocks are filling up. And as not...

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EU State-By-State Regulation of Bitcoin, Digital Currencies: What Are the Implications?

The European Commission’s recent decision to delay new anti-money laundering legislation by six-months is the latest in a string of new...

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Ross Ulbricht Reflects on Life in Prison; New Proof of Evidence-Tampering by Law Enforcement

Today, in a breaking development, Ross Ulbricht’s defense team has revealed that on November 18, 2013, someone logged into accounts on the...

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Symbiont's Lisa Yin Brings "Deep Understanding" of Cryptography Techniques to Blockchain

Symbiont, a blockchain company developing a smart contract platform for institutional applications of distributed ledger technology, has...

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Bitcoin Price Reaches 2-Year High in China; Experts Predict Bull Market Likely to Continue

The price of bitcoin in China surpassed two-year highs on leading Chinese exchanges today, as Chinese investors continue to seek safe...

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WikiLeaks’ Public Donation Address Receives 4000th Bitcoin

WikiLeaks’ public donation address recently received its 4000th bitcoin. The nonprofit whistle blower site, which to a large extent relies...

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