On November 5 the U.S. government sold the last cache of the Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) Silk Road stash. The auction saw the sale of over 44,000 BTC, which sold for 17.2 Million dollars. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) stated there were 11 bidders and 30 bids placed throughout the sale. On October 9th, the Bitcoin exchange itBit claimed that it had won 5 of the blocks of coins sold during the event. Also read:
At the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Nasdaq revealed its new trading platform Linq with its first demonstration. The institution revealed earlier this year they would trial blockchain technology to see how it handled share trading. Nasdaq Group CEO Robert Greifeld told the conference the first participants will include Chain, Vera, Tango, ChangeTip and more. Also read: Marijuana Industry Could Still Use Bitcoin “We are extremely encouraged by the initial demand for Nasdaq Linq
China is seemingly buying up a lot of Bitcoin and alternative currencies like gold right now. The devaluation of their currency has been slashed over the course of the past month. The country’s Foreign Exchange Commission has ordered financial institutions to increase its checks and balance controls for capital outflow. Currency wars in the region have led to a massive monetary dump as China’s Black Monday looms and looks to a very rough financial week. This
Carl Force IV, the DEA agent who pled guilty earlier this year will be facing sentencing on October 19th for his crimes as a rogue officer. The crimes committed were extortion, money laundering, and obstruction of justice during the Silk Road investigation and the arrest of the Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR). Force and his colleague Shaun Bridges were known special task force agents who went rogue while working undercover on the Silk Road case. The two
Android users all over the world have been the target of many dangerous types of software over the past years, and there is no end in sight just yet. One of the latest exploits plaguing the Android ecosystem is a new version of the Stagefright bug. Unfortunately for Android users, this latest iteration of Stagefright exploits a vulnerability in MP3 and MP4 files, both are oftenly used media types on mobile devices these days. Also
On October 2 the National Bank of Ukraine warned regional banks and executives of the certain risks using virtual currency. This comes after previous warnings in 2014 with the financial institution giving similar warnings. Due to the Bitcoin conference in Kiev many in the banking community have seen a surge of interest in the digital currency. This newly found enthusiasm can be seen with many participants at conferences and meetings held amongst the Ukrainian banking
Shapeshift.io is the simplest, easiest and fastest crypto currency exchange in the ecosystem that allows for users to instantly trade their digital currencies without even having to register. ShapeShift is how all digital currency exchanges should work. From start to finish users can convert digital currencies in seconds, with no account required. ShapeShift has been building strategic partnerships throughout the Bitcoin and blockchain industry, including Coinomi, Purse.io, Tether, and a new merchant processing agreement reached
ShapeShift.io is an instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange innovative service. The exchange platform is very popular within the community for allowing users to trade their altcoins instantly without having to register or create an account. Shapeshift.io also allows merchants to receive various cryptocurrencies and trade them for their digital asset of choice. Also read: ShapeShift.io Adds Tether USD to its Instant Exchange Since the beginning of this year, Shapeshift.io has been vigorously growing and introducing new
Yesterday, a security notice was launched in Authy’s blog. An independent security researcher from Sakurity found a bug in the popular 2FA app Authy. Egor Homakov was responsible for finding a Format Injection vulnerability that affected the Authy service through a commonly used open source library.
The New Hampshire-based cryptocurrency start-up ziftrCOIN is excited to announce that ziftrCOINs will be listed on popular cryptocurrency exchanges Cryptsy and Melotic in 2015. This will happen when the coins are going to be released. Cryptsy will also work with ziftrCOIN to integrate with ziftrPAY, Ziftr’s secure API that enables retailers to accept all types of cryptocurrency in addition to credit card payments. Now what is this ziftrCOIN and who created it? ZiftrCOIN was created
An interesting thread was posted at reddit this last Thursday raising an important issue; Bitcoin is becoming more and more mainstream by the day, in many parts by the help of companies like Bitpay, Coinbase or Circle. These companies are trying to facilitate Bitcoin adoption by offering a simpler approach and the easiest way for newbie’s and merchants start using the digital currency but without having a real contact with it. The thread “Can we
Bitcoin in India is a huge opportunity for players to come in and reap rewards, but tread carefully, this market is full of risk. One company in particular is blazing trails in the Indian bitcoin market with little to zero competition. Bringing Bitcoin to Billions Unocoin is positioning itself as the “Coinbase of India” for many reasons. They are fully compliant with standing regulations. This is imperative as bitcoin in India enters a murky grey
Security is important, in any context, be it physical or digital. When it comes to bitcoin, security is of the utmost importance yet proper security of bitcoin remains a mystery to the average newcomer in the space. We hope that by now, bitcoiners in this space have offline security measures. For those that do or do not, Trezor is a simple, practical way to store your bitcoins. Trezor is developed by czech company – SatoshiLabs.
The first-ever bitcoin conference was held yesterday, on November 24, at the place where coins were minted in the UK between 1809 and 1968, London’s Dexter House. The conference covered important subjects such as why Bitcoin is such a good fit for internet betting, regulatory issues, Bitcoin use in other industries, and the future of digital currencies and other alternative currencies. This conference brought the virtual currency world and online gambling together in an attempt to eliminate the friction in online gambling payment processing and promote the adoption of digital currencies for online transactions.
The effect of the US dollar being removed from its pedestal of the global reserve is immense; the consequences of such disruption are bound to lead to war or widespread anarchy. A Broken System Anyone who has dared to inspect the under workings of the American financial market usually uncovers enough disparaging information to justify immediately assuming the fetal position. For many, ignorance is bliss, the idea that your life savings can drastically lose value
Coinprism is an innovative wallet that combines the power of the bitcoin blockchain with the immense possibilities of the colored coins features. Colored Coins is a way to issue and transfer any assets on the Bitcoin blockchain. Colored coins can be used to represent anything, such as stocks, bonds, smart properties, securities, precious metals, commodities, other currencies, and even other crypto-currencies. A company which wants to do an IPO can also issue Colored Coins almost instantaneously and practically for free; Coinprism can be used to create and issue shares.
After an evening of perusing the internets a post on reddit stuck out to me. “Bitcoin is being manipulated like other alt-coins” posted by mitchr4 (See screenshot below) The writer, mitchr4, goes on to explain that he is or has been an alt-coin trader for a while and has seen certain pump-and-dump patters emerge in the alt-coin industry. mitchr4 goes on draw parallels between the recent price spikes and downturns in the bitcoin market and
Rimbit is the next generation trading platform, that complies with Government regulations, abides by society rules and more importantly it allows users to have full control of their money; it implements immense advantages, since it has no Bank fees, no country limitations, no international transaction fees and no lost Bank funds. It promises to be a highly secure platform offering a whole new range of financial possibilities.
Zennet is trying to provide the technology for Computation power to be freely traded on the Zennet's open market platform. The goal is to offer anyone the possibility to rent computation power and use it to run arbitrary tasks and for anyone to monetize their hardware by making available their unused computation power.
One of the many issues that has a lot of Bitcoiners periodically soiling their pants in fear is that of mining pool centralization. Earlier this year was a crisis with GHash.io and in the year before was one with BTCGuild (which has announced it is going offline soon. How the mighty have fallen). Naturally, nothing came of these supposed crises other than all manner of exhibitionist hang-wringing, such as when Peter Todd told everyone he
The world’s first licensed and regulated online Bitcoin gaming platform Bitcasino.io have announced a new Bitcoin blackjack table: another world first in Bitcoin gaming. Adding to their inventory of 200+ HD Bitcoin gaming offerings; BitCasino.io is pleased to announce the launch of their new Bitcoin Blackjack games. This new Bitcoin blackjack game builds on BitCasino.io’s successful first 9 months of operation: acquiring over 50 000 players and paying out thousands of Bitcoin, including a recent 65BTC
Breadwallet for iOS demoed live at Money 2020 By Alberto Mata Las, Vegas, Nevada – November 5, Adam Traidman, Founder & President of breadwallet, the first standalone iOS bitcoin wallet, sent $1000 of bitcoin to Aaron Voisine, Founder & CEO of breadwallet during a live demo at Money 2020. The live demo was successful and proceeded without any difficulties supporting the strong bitcoin theme at Money 2020. The team concluded the live demo at Money
This week the Irish police in coordination with several other police organizations around the world, has begun a big operation codename Onymous, against the illegal market Silkroad and other organized movements acting inside the darknet sphere.