VP of St. Louis Fed on Bitcoin: “A Stroke of Genius”

VP of St. Louis Fed on Bitcoin: “A Stroke of Genius” Updated

🕔10:47, 1.Apr 2014

The Vice President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank in the United States, David Andolfatto, has come out with a 36-page slideshow/report on the topic of bitcoin. Now, if you have a few minutes, you’ll probably want to take

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Mt. Gox Confirms Possession of 200,000 Bitcoins

Mt. Gox Confirms Possession of 200,000 Bitcoins Updated

🕔08:24, 21.Mar 2014

As a follow-up to a post made on Thursday which suggested that now-defunct exchange Mt. Gox may have recovered a significant amount of bitcoins comes the official confirmation from the company itself. The confirmation came in the form of a PDF document

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Hasn’t Collapsed — Yet

Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Hasn’t Collapsed — Yet Updated

🕔00:33, 9.Feb 2014

There are some serious issues going on at the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. With millions of dollars seized by United States authorities and inexperience in the realm of finance, the exchange has hit a wall at full speed, announcing on

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How to Retaliate Against Apple’s Anti-Bitcoin Stance, The Socially Acceptable Edition

How to Retaliate Against Apple’s Anti-Bitcoin Stance, The Socially Acceptable Edition Updated

🕔12:44, 7.Feb 2014

Look, folks. We get it. The lot of you are absolutely annoyed that Apple has killed off the Blockchain.info application from the App Store. It’s an overall crummy situation. And with users retaliating by smashing, stabbing, and even shooting their

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JP Morgan Chase CEO: Bitcoin a “Terrible Store of Value”

JP Morgan Chase CEO: Bitcoin a “Terrible Store of Value” Updated

🕔18:54, 23.Jan 2014

The CEO of JP Morgan Chase — a major financial institution — has made some, shall we say, controversial remarks on bitcoin. Primarily because he’s demonstrated in several sentences he knows very little about it. “It’s a terrible store of

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Gavin Andresen on Neutralizing a 51% Attack on Bitcoin Network, Circa 2012

Gavin Andresen on Neutralizing a 51% Attack on Bitcoin Network, Circa 2012

🕔08:08, 12.Jan 2014

One of the bigger headlines last week concerned mining pool Ghash.IO and the amount of hashing power they have. In fact, they actually reached 42% network power at one point, triggering a mini-panic and small campaign to get miners into

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Is Newegg Inching Toward Accepting Bitcoin?

Is Newegg Inching Toward Accepting Bitcoin? Updated

🕔18:21, 9.Jan 2014

We here at newsBTC don’t like rumors. We don’t like speculation. But something about online retailer Newegg’s tweets is telling a story that may revolutionize how tech enthusiasts acquire their hardware on the web — and we can’t ignore it.

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Wikimedia Foundation Mulls Bitcoin Donations

Wikimedia Foundation Mulls Bitcoin Donations

🕔10:51, 9.Jan 2014

San Francisco-based Wikimedia Foundation — the entity behind Wikipedia — may just be thinking about accepting bitcoin donations. That’s according to a posting on the website, in which the VP of Engineering and Product Development Erik Möller notes that the

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Opinion: 152-Year-Old Law Unlikely to Stop Bitcoin

Opinion: 152-Year-Old Law Unlikely to Stop Bitcoin Updated

🕔15:09, 8.Jan 2014

There’s a bit of hoopla circulating on the web today surrounding a 152-year-old civil war-era law that could potential make some bitcoin transactions illegal. Except for the fact it won’t. Wired did a great job explaining this law — dubbed the

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Max Keiser Predicts $50 Billion Bitcoin Market Cap in 2014

Max Keiser Predicts $50 Billion Bitcoin Market Cap in 2014

🕔09:48, 25.Dec 2013

Is 2014 the year of the bitcoin? Max Keiser — broadcaster and huge bitcoin proponent — thinks so (elsewhere: read the newsBTC interview with Max Keiser). Keiser sent out a tweet on Christmas Eve predicting that bitcoin market cap will

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