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Mining Roundup: Rigs for Home Heating and a Bitcoin Backbone

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What’s happening in the world of mining? As recent coverage suggests, the network is beginning to see a steadily rising hashrate as mines around the world get started and begin generating bitcoins.
It’s not just the big companies – small operations using state-of-the-art chips in super-efficient data centers are also moving to mine their [...]

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Bitcoin Center NYC Brings Bitcoin Startup Incubator to Wall Street

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Bitcoin Center NYC has announced that it is now accepting applications for a startup incubator that will help entrepreneurs fund and manage new digital currency ventures.
While the launch has brought new attention to New York’s first brick-and-mortar bitcoin resource center, co-founder Nick Spanos explained that the announcement simply adds formal branding [...]

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BitPay Reveals it Paid ESPN Bitcoin for Bowl Game Sponsorship

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BitPay executive chairman Tony Gallippi announced today that his company paid for its upcoming college football bowl game sponsorship in bitcoin.
The surprise news came at a press conference held by BitPay and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce to promote the upcoming Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
There, Gallippi revealed that BitPay paid [...]

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BitPay on the State of Bitcoin Merchant Adoption in Europe

moe.levinThough digital currency has undeniably accumulated a strong following among consumers in Europe, the region has arguably trailed the US market in one notable area – high-profile merchant adoption.
Despite a number of mid-size merchants such as AirBaltic, 220volt and most recently Shipito joining the growing ranks of bitcoin merchants worldwide, a merchant [...]

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From Gold Rush to Arms Race: Why Bitcoin Mining is Heading North

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The face of industrial-scale bitcoin mining is changing with every passing month, having already pushed far beyond the bounds once envisioned, perhaps, by the hobby miners of four years ago.
The landscape is much different now. Many large-scale mines are shifting from warehouse set-ups to data centers better equipped to deliver the massive power [...]

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New Drug Trafficking Charges Added in Ross Ulbricht Case

UPDATE (22nd August 20:00 BST): Updated with comment from Ross Ulbricht attorney Joshua Dratel.

ross ulbricht, silk roadNew charges have been filed against Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old, Texas native accused of using the alias Dread Pirate Roberts to operate illicit online marketplace Silk Road.
Filed on 21st August, the charges include narcotics trafficking, distribution of narcotics [...]

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Cloud Storage Startup Storj Raises 910 BTC in Crowdsale

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Bali’s BitIsland Initiative Launches Bitcoin Travel Agency

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A new Bali-based booking agency is aiming to make it easier for people to travel in the region using bitcoin.
BitcoinTour allows users to exchange their digital currency for hotel, train and flight reservations, as well as tour bookings. Airlines supported by the firm include Air Asia, Citilink and Lion Air. The agency also claims to support “almost [...]

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Bitcoin’s Popularity Boosts Phishing Scam Success

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Bitcoin has fired the public imagination so intensely that even non-bitcoin users are falling for phishing scams that dangle the prospect of cryptocurrency riches in front of them, according to new research from digital security firm Proofpoint.
Proofpoint found that thousands of phishing messages disguised to look like emails from a Blockchain wallet were [...]

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OKCoin Reveals BTC Reserves of 104% as China’s Exchanges Undergo Audits

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Chinese exchange OKCoin today released details of an audit that prove it holds 104.86% of the bitcoin reserves required to cover customer balances.
Going forward, the company will also seek to implement a cryptographic ‘merkle tree‘ verification system, allowing users to verify for themselves that their account balance was included in the audit data.
Other China-based exchanges are [...]

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How Burning Man’s Camp Bitcoin Became Camp Dogecoin

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Black Rock City excludes buying and selling by definition.
Rising from the Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival, it’s a temporary community where rental van logos are covered to avoid commercialism and where a bike ride might net you a free dance lesson or a grilled cheese sandwich from a billionaire, but no [...]

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FireEye Founder: Bitcoin Could Secure Our Global Payments Infrastructure

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The promise of digital currency technology and its potential applications has drawn a number of investors to the ecosystem, each with unique backgrounds and expertise.
For example, bitcoin mining company PeerNova announced in July that it had received funding from Ashar Aziz, a cybersecurity entrepreneur and founder of noted malware protection solutions provider [...]

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Ben Lawsky: New York Can’t Risk Getting Bitcoin Regulation Wrong

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The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced today it would extend the comment period for its proposed bitcoin regulations by 45 days, citing significant public interest in the rules as a key reason behind the decision.
In a new interview with CoinDesk, NYDFS superintendent Benjamin M Lawsky opened up about the [...]

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New York Extends Comment Period for BitLicense Proposal

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Wedbush: Wall Street Sees Opportunity in Bitcoin’s Volatility

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A new report from Wedbush Securities suggests the price of bitcoin will continue to be volatile – but adds that this is necessary for the market’s growth and maturity.
Entitled Embracing Volatility: Trading as Bitcoin’s First Killer App, the latest report from the financial services firm concludes that fluctuations in bitcoin’s price, far from harming the [...]

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QwikBit Launches Isle of Man’s First Bitcoin ATM

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QwikBit will launch the Isle of Man’s first bitcoin ATM today at a pub in the island’s capital, Douglas.
As the Thirsty Pigeon’s customers can already buy food and beverages in exchange for bitcoin, the venue was “an obvious choice” to home the Lamassu machine, QuikBit said.
Robert McAleer, the pub’s owner, added that [...]

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Bullion Dealer Amagi Metals to Stop Accepting Fiat Currency

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Precious metals and coin dealer Amagi Metals announced today it would stop accepting US dollars as a payment method at the end of 2016, saying it had “lost confidence” in the future value of the world’s most popular fiat currency.
While several prominent retailers and dealers have joined the bitcoin ecosystem in 2014, [...]

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China’s ‘Big Three’ Bitcoin Exchanges: BitLicense Would Harm Overseas Markets

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China’s ‘Big Three’ bitcoin exchanges, OKCoin, BTC China and Huobi, have joined forces to submit feedback to Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), regarding his agency’s recent BitLicense proposal.
In a newly published open letter, the three companies recommended New York State consider the broad reach of the regulations, [...]

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Bitcoin Ban Fear Fades in Thailand With Exchange Launch

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Coins has launched its second bitcoin startup in Southeast Asia with the formal opening of Coins.co.th in Thailand.
Led by CEO Ron Hose, Coins launched its Philippines-based bitcoin exchange and merchant processing service Coins.ph in March, at the time enrolling two larger merchants – MetroDeal and CashCashPinoy – in its services.
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Why Margin Trading Became the Scapegoat for Bitcoin’s Price Decline

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The price of bitcoin has been the focus of increasing debate over the past week, as, in the wake of its roughly $100 fall, the wider digital currency community has sought to find an answer for what could have caused such a sudden and unexpected movement in the market.
Adding to concerns were [...]

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ASIC Maker Seeks to Bring German Efficiency to Bitcoin Mining

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A Dresden-based startup is looking to move aggressively into the bitcoin mining hardware market with a new, super-efficient ASIC chip.
CoinBau’s chip, dubbed Wolfblood Extreme Efficiency, pulls roughly half the electricity necessary per gigahash – approximately 0.19 joules – compared to most options on the market, which range between 0.35 to 0.45 joules [...]

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Delaware Legislates on Inheritance of Digital Assets

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The US state of Delaware has enacted a new law that regulates digital legacy issues and allows families to access their loved ones’ digital assets after death or incapacitation.
Notably for the bitcoin community, the legislation should help protect the interests of Delaware residents with cryptocurrency holdings.
Late last week, the Delaware House of Representatives passed House [...]

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Bitcoin API Developer Chain Raises $9.5m in Funding

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Block-chain API provider Chain has raised new investment of $9.5m, bringing its total funding so far to $13.7m.
The company, which helps developers build bitcoin apps by providing fast access to the block chain, received the funding from a number of investors including Kevin Ryan, Barry Silbert, Scott Banister, Homebrew, 500 Startups, and Pantera [...]

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LakeBTC Exchange Launches Browser-based Bitcoin Trading App

China-based cryptocurrency exchange LakeBTC has launched a new HTML5-based trading tool dubbed LakeTrader.
LakeTrader is an in-browser (and hence cross-platform) app that allows traders to view order book data, trade history and open orders, along with a number of powerful charting tools that allow both technical analysis and one-click trading.
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LakeTrader uses an HTML5 charting library and is fully integrated with the exchange’s real-time API, [...]

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Australian Bitcoin Industry Reacts to Tax Proposals

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The Australian Tax Office (ATO) today released its long-awaited guidelines on how bitcoin businesses and individual users will be taxed in Australia.
The guidelines are similar in nature to those issued by Singapore in January, which received a mixed response from the bitcoin community.
In summary, bitcoins will not be regarded as ‘money’, and [...]

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Australian Bitcoin Industry Unhappy After Tax Office Issues Guidelines

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The Australian Tax Office (ATO) today released its long-awaited guidelines on how bitcoin businesses and individual users will be taxed in Australia.
The guidelines are similar in nature to those issued by Singapore in January, which received a mixed response from the bitcoin community.
In summary, bitcoins will not be regarded as ‘money’, and [...]

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How Cryptoagency is Building Bitcoin’s Better Business Bureau

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Cryptocurrency forums are littered with stories of scams and bad customer service.
Now, a cryptocurrency ratings agency is hoping to quantify the community’s view of various bitcoin businesses. Cryptoagency.org will use a reputation system to reflect a company’s quality.
But, the question remains, do we need a ratings system for cryptocurrency businesses?
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BlinkTrade Opens New Bitcoin Markets in Venezuela, West Africa

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New York-based technology platform BlinkTrade is introducing two new exchanges this week, launching SurBitcoin in Venezuela on Thursday and unveiling UbuntuBitX, its West African exchange, this evening.
BlinkTrade provides clients with its technology, thereby offering them a cost-effective way to start their own bitcoin exchanges and removing the need to hire a developer. [...]

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LibraTax IRS-Compliant Bitcoin Accounting Software Nears Launch

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Chamber of Digital Commerce Proposes Small Business Exemption for BitLicense

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The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) has submitted its official comments to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) regarding the BitLicense proposal.
Launched in July, the Washington-based lobbying group led by president and former Forbes contributor Perianne Boring is seeking to influence broader bitcoin policy in the US, while [...]

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New Sentiment Index Tracks Public Opinion on Bitcoin

CoinDesk is pleased to announce the launch of its new Bitcoin Sentiment Index (BSI), which goes live at 15:00 (BST) today.
The BSI is a measure not of the value buyers and sellers place on their bitcoin, but whether individuals feel the digital currency’s prospects are increasing or decreasing at any given moment.
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Industry Chief: Payments Firms Warming to Bitcoin Partnerships

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Due to bitcoin’s perceived benefits as a more efficient and less costly alternative to traditional payment options, many in the digital currency industry view incumbent payment service providers as antiquated competitors – firms that will be disrupted out of business when the technology matures.
Now, at least one notable payments industry trade [...]

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BTCTrip Now Accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin for Travel Bookings

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Travel agency BTCTrip has officially expanded its payment offerings to include litecoin and dogecoin.
The online flight and hotel booking service was one of the first in its industry to serve the bitcoin community, launching in June 2013 as a cryptocurrency-focused alternative to sites such as Expedia and Travelocity.
Speaking to CoinDesk, BTCTrip founder and [...]

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BitX to Expand Further in Emerging Markets with New Funding Deal

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Emerging market-focused bitcoin services firm BitX announced today it has completed a SGD$1m ($824,000) seed funding round. Investors include London-based Ariadne Capital, Barry Silbert’s New York-based Bitcoin Opportunity Corp. (BOC) and Palo Alto-based financial innovation investor, Carol Realini.
CEO Marcus Swanepoel told CoinDesk the funding would help Singapore-based BitX accelerate its business, [...]

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Coinbase Acquires Block Explorer Service Blockr.io

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Coinbase has acquired Blockr.io as part of an undisclosed deal.
With the move, the San Francisco-based bitcoin financial services startup will add a popular block explorer service to its list of assets. Coinbase already offers merchant processing, secure vault storage and consumer wallet hosting, and extends its presence to yet another vertical with Blockr.io.
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Academics Call for Revisions to New York’s BitLicense Proposal

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The 45-day window for public comments on the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) recent BitLicense framework continues to shrink, but the barrage of reactions from industry professionals has yet to lose its momentum.
Most recently, two research fellows from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center co-authored a 14-page response to the BitLicense [...]

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Russian Tech Magnate’s First Bitcoin Project Launches in Beta

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One of Russia’s newly minted technology tycoons has unveiled his first foray into the bitcoin world, a block chain visualiser called BlockTrail, that opened for public access today.
Tech magnate Lev Leviev is co-founder of VKontakte, Russia’s largest social network, which has 266 million user accounts and more active daily [...]

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CFPB Warning Ignores Bitcoin’s Consumer Protections

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Last week’s advisory from the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warning consumers about the risks of virtual currencies such as bitcoin diligently listed several obvious risks, but simultaneously omitted the very consumer protections provided by certain cryptographic monies.
Citing malicious hackers, potentially high mark-up fees, exchange-rate volatility, lack of governmental insurance, and [...]

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Price of Bitcoin Drops Below $400 in BTC-e Flash Crash

The price of bitcoin on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) has declined more than $60 today (by the time of publication), falling to a low of $435.60. However, a more serious decline was observed at one major bitcoin exchange.
The development is the latest blow to the price of bitcoin, which had slumped to its lowest level since May late last week. The [...]

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Security Firm Claims New Leads in Search for Missing Mt Gox Bitcoin

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A Tokyo-based bitcoin security consultancy revealed today it has been actively investigating the disappearance of 850,000 BTC from Mt Gox “for the past few months”.
Given full access to official records, it says, it could potentially reveal much more of what actually happened at the ill-fated exchange.
The company, Wiz Technologies, has been “unofficially and independently” analyzing data using [...]

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Safello Launches Free Bitcoin Fundraising Service for Charities

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Swedish bitcoin exchange Safello has launched a new service for charities that enables them to easily create free fundraising campaigns.
The exchange says the new pages offer a new way of donating money that allows charities to receive 100% of donated funds.
All donations show up in real-time in the transaction stream and the funding [...]

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BTC China Launches iOS Apps, Reduces Fees

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Exchange BTC China has relaunched the iOS version of its mobile exchange app, called simply ‘BTC China’, internationally on Apple’s App Store.
Furthermore, an iOS version of the company’s wallet and person-to-person bitcoin trading app ‘Picasso’ is also awaiting approval by Apple, and will feature lowered sending fees.
The new iOS exchange app  is largely aimed [...]

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Europe Inches Towards a Decision on Bitcoin VAT

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A recent legal referral in the EU may be inching the region a little closer to more unity on one small element of bitcoin taxation, but it won’t do much to help global confusion on the matter.
In June, Sweden asked Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), whether cryptocurrency [...]

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Wallet Service Integrates Bitcoin Payments with Social Networking

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A new Japan-based wallet service called ‘Ninki’ aims to be a social network for payments, where users build trusted groups who may need to transact on a regular basis or for a common cause.
Local charity events, crowdfunding campaigns, small- to medium-sized businesses and international freelancers are among the most likely kinds of user [...]

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Japanese Wallet Service Integrates Social Networking with Bitcoin Payments

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A new Japan-based wallet service called ‘Ninki’ aims to be a social network for payments, where users build trusted groups who may need to transact on a regular basis or for a common cause.
Local charity events, crowdfunding campaigns, small- to medium-sized businesses and international freelancers are among the most likely kinds of user [...]

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Should Bitcoin Users Trust Hosted Wallets?

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In bitcoin’s early days, there were not many options for storing coins: users had to download the Bitcoin-QT client to keep the cryptocurrency.
That way, the platform storing the wallet provided as much security as the user required, with the option of keeping the client offline and encrypted – away from prying eyes searching for private keys.
In the past few [...]

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Fold’s Scannable Barcode App Aims to Streamline Bitcoin Payments

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A new mobile bitcoin payments app is seeking to present digital currency consumers with a convenient, all-purpose spending solution.
Fold, the latest effort from the makers of Coin For Coffee and Card for Coin, enables consumers to make bitcoin payments using a mobile app that can integrate with a variety of point-of-sale (POS) systems.
Like its creators’ previous products, Fold [...]

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Alternative Pin-Up Site SuicideGirls Accepts Bitcoin for Memberships

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“The most dangerous global sorority of beautiful pin-up girls that has ever existed” is now accepting bitcoin for its membership subscriptions.
SuicideGirls is a popular adult-themed online community that bills itself as a celebration of alternative lifestyles and female empowerment.
Some 2,624 SuicideGirls provide photos, video and blog posts to the website. Further, the larger SuicideGirls brand has [...]

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Europe Inches Towards A Decision on Bitcoin VAT

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A recent legal referral in the EU may be inching the region a little closer to more unity on one small element of bitcoin taxation, but it won’t do much to help global confusion on the matter.
In June, Sweden asked Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), whether cryptocurrency [...]

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GoCoin Targets Telecoms With Email and SMS Billing System

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GoCoin has released a new feature that will allow its merchants to request payment from customers via email and text message.
Called its ‘Click-to-Bill’ feature, the bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin payment processor framed the release as one that will enable merchants to offer bitcoin shoppers added convenience while providing existing customers with [...]

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