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Bitcoin Latest News

Major Magazine Publisher to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:43 pm

Microsoft accepts Bitcoin

Posted on 11 December 2014 | 5:06 am

Mozilla accepting Bitcoin

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 1:55 pm

Wikimedia Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:14 pm

German Newspaper "taz" accepts Bitcoin

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 1:32 pm

Expedia to accept Bitcoin payments for hotel bookings

Posted on 12 June 2014 | 12:41 pm

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

Posted on 4 March 2014 | 2:21 pm

Mt.Gox Statement

Posted on 3 March 2014 | 3:44 am

Drug Sales and Bitcoin Usage On Dark Net Increase - newsBTC


newsBTC

Drug Sales and Bitcoin Usage On Dark Net Increase
newsBTC
The dark net has always been one of those places where Bitcoin is most commonly used for transactions. Although the dark net is filled with marketplaces where illegal goods and services are bought and sold, it always played a key role in Bitcoin usage.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 2:30 pm

Bitcoin Price And SegWit - CryptoCoinsNews


CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Price And SegWit
CryptoCoinsNews
Yesterday was an historic day not only for Britain, with the pound dropping to its lowest level in decades, but also for Bitcoin as SegWit was merged in the Core code repository. SegWit remains in developer testing and will be officially released – for ...
Segregated Witness Merge Request Sparks New Debate Among Bitcoin usersThe Merkle

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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 9:35 am

Taiwan May Be The Most Convenient Country For Bitcoin Enthusiasts - The Merkle


The Merkle

Taiwan May Be The Most Convenient Country For Bitcoin Enthusiasts
The Merkle
Spending Bitcoin can be done in a multitude of ways, and Taiwan seems to be the place to be for travelers. Not only is the region filled with nature, peace, and quiet, but they are also rather keen on Bitcoin by the look of things. In fact, it may be ...

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 8:43 am

Complex Bitcoin Phishing Scheme Revealed - Cisco's OpenDNS Security Team - CoinTelegraph


CoinTelegraph

Complex Bitcoin Phishing Scheme Revealed - Cisco's OpenDNS Security Team
CoinTelegraph
Criminals have started staging phishing campaigns having discovered that Bitcoin can provide an easier way to steal, says Cisco's OpenDNS security team after they revealed a complex phishing scheme aimed at collecting user credentials from various ...
Phishing Attacks Targetting Blockchain.info on the Rise, Reports OpenDNSnewsBTC

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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 3:30 am

Accountants Ask IRS to Clarify Bitcoin Transactions' Tax Status - CryptoCoinsNews


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Accountants Ask IRS to Clarify Bitcoin Transactions' Tax Status
CryptoCoinsNews
A bitcoin payment for a small purchase can have an investment gain or loss on that purchase under the IRS's existing tax treatment. This is an onerous reporting requirement. Annette Nellen, a professor at San Jose State University, who helped draft the ...

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 11:39 pm

Needham: 'Brexit' Boosts Bitcoin Price, But Too Early to Call it a Safe Haven - CoinDesk


Needham: 'Brexit' Boosts Bitcoin Price, But Too Early to Call it a Safe Haven
CoinDesk
Despite the increase in the price of bitcoin amid the UK's recent EU referendum, a new research note from Needham & Company asserts it might be too early to call the digital currency a “safe haven” asset. Global bitcoin prices have risen nearly 6% over ...

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 2:52 pm

Bitcoin surges after Brexit sinks pound - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Bitcoin surges after Brexit sinks pound
USA TODAY
Bitcoin prices surged Friday after news the United Kingdom would leave the European Union sent investors out of stocks, commodities and the British pound, which dropped to a three-decade low. The price of the digital currency spiked as high as $680.19 ...
Great Britain may be out of the EU, but bitcoin is definitely in the blackDigital Trends
BREXIT: Bitcoin price ROCKETS as markets ditch poundExpress.co.uk
Bitcoin jumps to $650 as UK decides to quit EUITProPortal

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 2:50 pm

As Global Currencies Plunge Over Brexit, Investors Turn to Bitcoin - Fortune


Fortune

As Global Currencies Plunge Over Brexit, Investors Turn to Bitcoin
Fortune
Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that had been plunging in recent days, is soaring on Friday after the Brexit vote. As of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at $667.41 per unit, up significantly from a Thursday low of $582.92. At its height, Bitcoin was ...
Bitcoin Buyers Seek Haven From British Pound After Brexit VoteBloomberg
Bitcoin value surges as British pound tanks on BrexitThe Verge
Bitcoin startups talk about Brexit price spike and government-backed currenciesInternational Business Times UK
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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 10:01 am

The Latest Bitcoin Hurdle: How to Tax It - Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

The Latest Bitcoin Hurdle: How to Tax It
Wall Street Journal
A little more than two years after the Internal Revenue Service issued bare-bones guidance on bitcoin and other digital currencies, the agency still hasn't addressed many important tax matters affecting them. The American Institute of CPAs sent the IRS ...

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 9:15 am

Understanding The DAO Hack for Journalists

Blockchain strategist David Siegel gives a step-by-step overview of the attack on The DAO for journalists and media members.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 9:00 am

Ethereum for the Overwhelmed Layman

Confused about Ethereum? Cryptocurrency investment fund manager Jacob Eliosoff gives his ELI5 overview of the emerging tech.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 6:00 am

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Bitcoin Rollercoaster Rides Brexit As Ether Price Holds Amid DAO Debacle

Bitcoin and ether prices rode a rollercoaster during the week ending 24th June, a period defined by the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:30 pm

Needham: 'Brexit' Boosts Bitcoin Price, But Too Early to Call it a Safe Haven

A new research note from Needham & Company asserts it might be too early to call bitcoin a “safe haven” asset.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 2:18 pm

Blockchain Startup Everledger Joins MasterCard Incubator

MasterCard has selected diamond provenance startup Everledger for its summer startup incubator. One of seven companies to join the 2016 Start Path Global program, Everledger will receive assistance from MasterCard to scale its operations and enter new markets. The startups will begin the program by working with MasterCard during a week-long immersion in London, followed […]

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 11:59 am

31 Chinese Firms Form Financial Blockchain Consortium

A group of technology and finance companies in Shenzhen, China, have launched a new blockchain consortium.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 10:50 am

BNP Paribas Lab to Focus on Distributed Ledgers

BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced a new innovation lab that will focus on big data and distributed ledger tech.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 8:50 am

CoinDesk’s Ethereum Research Report Now Available

CoinDesk Research has released "Understanding Ethereum", a 48-page deep dive into one of the most exciting blockchain projects today.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 8:00 am

The DAO Shows Blockchain Can't Code Away Social Problems

CoinDesk columnist Bailey Reutzel takes aim at what she believes are the social misconceptions that led to the debacle at The DAO.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 6:30 am

Bitcoin Price Spikes to $650 as Outlook Shifts for ‘Brexit’

The price of bitcoin is rising at press time, passing the $650 mark just a day after dropping to a weekly low of $550.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 9:12 pm

Survey: Blockchain Capital Markets Spending to Reach $1 Billion in 2016

A new survey estimates that finance companies will invest as much as $1bn on blockchain initiatives related to capital markets in 2016.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 2:34 pm

Ex-Ethereum CEO: Foundation Should Not Intervene to Save The DAO

Ethereum's first CEO said he believes the current situation at The DAO was fueled by "greed and arrogance".

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 1:58 pm

Dutch Central Bank Presents Results of Cryptocurrency Experiments

A senior official for the central bank of The Netherlands recently presented the results of two internal cryptocurrency tests.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 11:59 am

Toyota Financial Services Joins R3 Consortium

Toyota joins R3CEV, making it the first member of the auto industry to join the distributed ledger consortium.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 9:23 am

Poland to Explore Blockchain Tech in Government Digitization Effort

Poland's Ministry of Digital Affairs is taking steps that may find it promoting digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 8:05 am

Mizuho Tests Digital Currency-Powered Settlement

Built in partnership with IBM Mizuho Financial Group announced today that it has tested the use of a token-based blockchain settlement system.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 6:43 am

Colu Raises $9.6 Million to Promote Blockchain-Based Local Currencies

Tel Aviv-based blockchain startup Colu has raised $9.6m amid a shift in its business model to local currency issuance.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 10:59 pm

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $600 As ‘Brexit’ Hopes Falter

The price of bitcoin fell $100 during a five-hour span today, dropping 15% over the current session as macroeconomic worries faded.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 8:42 pm

Blockchain Startup Circle Raises $60 Million Amid China Expansion

Blockchain-based social payments app Circle has raised $60m in new funding as it expands to China.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 5:23 pm

Ether Prices Fluctuate Wildly Amid Ethereum Fork Concerns

The price of ether, the native digital asset powering the ethereum network, has fluctuated wildly over the last few days as its developers struggled to determine how to resolve the loss of investor funds at one of the platform’s signature projects. At issue is the loss of roughly 3.6m ETH taken from a distributed autonomous […]

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 5:20 pm

Segregated Witness Will Be Merged Into Bitcoin Core Release Soon

During a Bitcoin Core development meeting on Thursday, it was decided that the code for Segregated Witness (SegWit) is ready to be merged...

The post Segregated Witness Will Be Merged Into Bitcoin Core Release Soon appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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BTCC's Bobby Lee: Chinese Capital Controls Not a Factor in Recent Bitcoin Price Rise

As the price of Bitcoin continues its wild ride, expert observers weigh in on the reasons: China, halving, Japan, Brexit ‒ all seen as...

The post BTCC's Bobby Lee: Chinese Capital Controls Not a Factor in Recent Bitcoin Price Rise appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

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Sweden Conducts Trials of a Blockchain Smart Contracts Technology for Land Registry 

The Swedish National Land Survey (Lantmäteriet) recently announced that it is conducting trials of a system that uses blockchain technology...

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A Legal Analysis of the DAO Exploit and Possible Investor Rights

Important Disclaimer: NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS LEGAL ADVICE. CONSULT A LAWYER QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE IN...

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The DAO Was Not Hacked | Mt. Gox 2.0

Editor's note: This is a guest post by Steve Patterson and the opinions offered are those of the author alone. Until recently, I’ve remained...

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What Are the Use Cases for Private Blockchains? The Experts Weigh In

Many people argue that private blockchains, run by private firms, are useless, since they make users dependent upon a third party ‒ the firm...

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Caricoin Launches Bitcoin Wallet for the Financially Underserved in the Caribbean

U.K.-based Bitcoin startup Caricoin recently announced the launch of a Bitcoin wallet for the Caribbean. The wallet has been developed in...

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Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 3: Completing the Puzzle and Closing the Channel

The Lightning Network is probably the most highly anticipated technological innovation that will be deployed on top of Bitcoin. The payment...

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