• With more and more things becoming digitalized, intellectual property rights are straggling behind. Monegraph is one way users can stay current in this digital age, borrowing the Namecoin blockchain for the purpose of storing URLs. Monegraph, short for monetized graphics, allows you to confirm that digital images that are yours are actually indeed yours. It takes advantage of the blockchain which is normal for verifying currency,  and adapts it to verify ownership of images. It

    Monegraph: Digital Patents for Art

    | 2014/05/12 2:14 pm
  • So how does bitcoin smell to you? We know it is a dumb question as it is a virtual currency that has no smell. We from now on it kinda has with Bitcologne. According to BitCologne, an “aromatic blend of spicy, floral, oak and citrus notes.” Yes, bitcoin, the virtual currency accepted by everyone from gunmakers to members of Congress, has its own cologne. The above ad would be funnier in black and white, possibly with two half-naked

    BitCologne: Virtual Currency Now Has Its Very Own Fragrance

    | 2014/05/10 5:37 pm
  • Avalara makes sales tax and VAT transactions in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fast and easy – whether in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, New York or Singapore. Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, announced today it has enabled the bitcoin module for its AvaTax™ compliance engine. Avalara is believed to be the first and only service provider to support

    Bitcoin Nears Final Step Towards Full-Fledged Business Platform with Real-Time Sales Tax Engine From Avalara

    | 2014/05/09 6:00 pm
  • CryptoDepot, a website focused on allowing people to buy anything only with cryptocurrency. Accepted currently is Litecoin, Bitcoin, Vertcoin, and Dogecoin. They have recently released a browser extension for Google Chrome allowing you to instantly buy any product online with the aforementioned currencies. They do charge a 5% service fee for everything except gift cards, where then there is a 1% service fee. You can lower the service fee however in numerous ways, ranging from


    | 2014/05/08 9:51 am
  • Vaurum, a startup that offers code that banks and other financial institutions can use to offer Bitcoins, raised a $4 million seed round of funding from venture investor Tim Draper, former AOL CEO Steve Case, Battery Ventures and others. The Palo Alto startup led by CEO Avish Bhama was picked as one of the best companies pitching at a Plug and Play Expo in December. Vaurum’s software helps financial institutions host their own Bitcoin exchanges. Bhama told me in

    Steve Case, Tim Draper back Bitcoin startup Vaurum in $4M seed funding

    | 2014/05/07 7:52 pm
  • Rapper Nas invests into bitcoin startup Coinbase “Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known simply as Nas  is an American rapper, songwriter and actor. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide. Aside from rapping and acting, Nas is an entrepreneur through his own record label, retail sneaker store, and magazine publishing.” No surprise that he has been really interested in the crypto currency world along with his

    NAS invests into Bitcoin Startups

    | 2014/05/05 1:30 pm
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    It seems someone really wants LocalBitcoins users money or to take down their entire business… Here is LocalBitcoins press release: LocalBitcoins received a very dangerous attack against the site infrastructure on Saturday 3.5.2014. For now All user data and Bitcoins are safe; The site will be down for a while as the system is being rebuilt Details LocalBitcoins hosting provided received a request to restart the LocalBitcoins.com website server and give access to the server

    Attack against LocalBitcoins infrastructure 3.5.2014

    | 2014/05/04 1:09 am
  • On May 2, 2014, Cloudhashing announced a merger with HighBitCoin, LLC. HighBitCoin provides advanced hardware solutions for Bitcoin mining. The two now unite under the banner of PeerNova, and are committed to providing distributed financial applications and transaction processing technology. Together, we will deliver a suite of applications based on the blockchain and related technologies. “We truly believe in a future where financial transactions are enabled by mutual trust in secure and proven algorithms. The bitcoin

    Cloudhashing and HighBitcoin announce a merger!

    | 2014/05/02 10:59 pm
  • SEATTLE — The first Bitcoin ATM has arrived in the northwest. Seattle-based Coinme fired up the ATM for public use Thursday afternoon at the Spitfire Grill in Belltown. The ATM was built by Robocoin, the main distributor of nine other Bitcoin ATMs scattered around the world, including one in California and another in Texas. It’s not your typical ATM, because this one allows users to buy or exchange Bitcoins for cash and vis versa.  New

    First Bitcoin ATM arrives to Seattle

    | 2014/05/02 1:30 pm
  • We knew that KnC has been gaining huge profits now they begun to spend some of their income… Staring with a decent 100.000$ Platinum member fee to the Bitcoin Foundatin… We bet the foundation was quite happy to put their logo out there :)n In five short years, Bitcoin mining has inspired cutting edge innovation and breathed new life into the silicon industry. Leading the pack is our newest Platinum member, KnCMiner. “We are avid

    Blog KnCMiner Joins Bitcoin Foundation at Platinum Level

    | 2014/05/01 8:26 pm
  • As a result of the recent PBOC rebuking remarks about banks still funding BTC China, the Chinese Bitcoin exchange company has halted RMB Deposits. The PBOC clarified its position on Bitcoin a few days ago and explained its stance, “The current level of services that banks and third-party payment processors provide counts as directly providing services to Bitcoin related companies. Online stores and public marketplaces that sell or trade ‘deposit codes’ from Bitcoin exchanges counts

    BTC China halts Chinese RMB deposits

    | 2014/04/28 12:06 pm
  • April 22, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency, today has pledged to match 1 BTC in donations from the Bitcoin community for BitGive Foundation’s campaign for The Water Project. BitGive is non-profit foundation leveraging the power of the Bitcoin community to improve public health and the environment worldwide.  Please help raise 1 BTC by donating here to trigger BitPay’s match. The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking

    BitPay Pledges 1 BTC Match to BitGive’s “The Water Project” Campaign

    | 2014/04/24 3:43 pm
  • April 16, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for Bitcoin digital currency, is excited to announce that Bitcore, a complete, native interface to the Bitcoin network has achieved 100% compatibility with the Bitcoin Core test data. Since the launch of the Bitcore open-source project in February of 2014, BitPay has been working hard at achieving full compatibility. These test confirm that bitcore correctly handles all of the test input data

    Bitcore Achieves 100% Compatibility with Bitcoin Core

    | 2014/04/18 3:00 pm
  • Prime domain names are always really expensive. Blockchain however had the asset to lease something really special. Blockchain has got the lease for bitcoin.com for the next 5 years. The price has not been disclosed yet but we don`t have a doubt that it cost a real fortune to them. The smart early adaptors bought the best bitcoin related domain back in 2009 and parked it until now. It was a great move as the

    Blockchain gets bitcoin.com domain

    | 2014/04/18 12:47 pm
  • A user don4of4 posted a warning  message to other  LocalBitcoins.com users that others have been reporting news of stolen bitcoin from their wallets on the website. The user claims that he didn’t believe it first, but when he saw that his 5 Bitcoin were transferred from his account without his permission or order considering, he had a 30 character random password and Google Authenticator set up, he realized something was definitely not right. Don4of4 writes he changed his

    LocalBitcoins users report stolen Bitcoin from their account

    | 2014/04/18 8:20 am
  • Brawker, a proxy buying platform, recently launched with a trendy post that made it to the top of the Bitcoin subreddit. For the first time bitcoin users have the chance to buy anything on the web with their bitcoins. Brawker helps bitcoin users by letting them spend their bitcoins on virtually anything, giving them an 8% discount and making bitcoin more widely used. On the other end, Brawker also allows people to buy bitcoins with a credit card or

    Brawker.com review

    | 2014/04/13 10:36 am
  • The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, currently moving towards regulatory approval, could be approved by the end of 2014 and will be a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), with each share representing an amount of bitcoin held by the Trust. Currently, such an investment vehicle is only available to wealthy investors, through funds like the Bitcoin Investment Trust.  The Winklevoss ETF will allow people with a brokerage account to invest in Bitcoin without having to worry about the challenges of buying, storing, and

    Why The Winklevoss Twins’ New Bitcoin ETF Matters

    | 2014/04/12 3:00 pm
  • As you may have noticed, CoinMkt was down for a brief period of four hours, this morning, April 8, 2014. The reason for the downtime was the discovery of a vulnerability affecting the latest version of OpenSSL referred to as Heartbleed. You can read more about Heartbleedhere. The vulnerability was patched quickly, but to be safe please change your password if you have traded in the past 24 hours. We’d like to remind everyone that

    CoinMkt was down for a few hours…. Here is their release about it.

    | 2014/04/09 11:26 am
  • April 7, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency, today announced a partnership with New West Technologies, Inc. and NitroSell, with the release of an e-commerce and point-of-sale solution. The partnership between the companies brings a new and streamlined solution for e-commerce retailers looking to accept Bitcoin payments from anywhere in the world, with low risk of fraud and zero chargebacks. With Bitcoin, retailers can expand their payment options

    New West Technologies and BitPay Partner with NitroSell for Bitcoin E-Commerce

    | 2014/04/08 6:11 pm
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2014) — The Bitcoin Foundation is pleased to announce that Patrick M. Byrne, CEO and Chairman of Overstock.com, will be the keynote speaker at Bitcoin 2014 taking place 15-17 May at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Byrne began to express interest in Bitcoin publicly last December, shortly after U.S. Senate hearings on digital currencies. Since then, Byrne has emerged as a Bitcoin advocate who led Overstock.com’s ground-breaking move to be the first

    Patrick Byrne, CEO & Chairman of Overstock.com, to Keynote Bitcoin 2014

    | 2014/03/26 3:09 pm
  • The recent hacking and defacing of the blog and Twitter account of Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, and the leaking of a 716 Mb archive file that allegedly contained trade data, database dumps, personal information about Karpeles, and an app for remotely accessing Mt. Gox data, has apparently been a clever ruse to make users download Bitcoin-stealing malware. According to Kaspersky Lab expert Sergey Lozhkin, the file does contain (publicly available) data related to Mt.

    Mt. Gox CEO doxing was a ploy to spread Bitcoin-stealing malware

    | 2014/03/24 12:30 pm
  • Today we received an email including this, we are trying to help so here is a story – try to help them! Last night my MtGox account was hacked, and the robber withdrawed 6 BTC and boght 4 more for from my 3600 USD then withdraw it again. With two factor authentication and a phone in my pocket. Strange right? As soon as I saw the email – right after the transaction – I replied

    MtGox transferring BTC to a Robber? Yes, they knew it.

    | 2014/01/30 4:00 pm
  • Some enterprising minds and one of the world’s biggest insurance markets is opening a pretty futuristic bank vault in London. But it’s not futuristic for having fancy locks or laser trip wires. It’s futuristic because of what’s inside: Bitcoin. The idea of a bitcoin bank vault seems a little silly at first. Bitcoin is a virtual currency, so why would you need a vault? Well, the new company, Elliptic Vault, is actually billing this new

    There’s a “Deep Cold Storage” Vault for Bitcoin

    | 2014/01/14 12:32 pm