Review: Bitcoin ‘Vault’ Trezor Lives Up to its Name

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Although most bitcoin users rely on freely-available web and mobile wallets, recent security scares clearly illustrate the need for safer alternatives. Here, we take a closer look at one device...
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Robocoin Customers Report Trail of Late Deliveries After Reddit Exposé

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Pioneering bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin has come under fire after an angry customer took to Reddit to publicise its grievances about how it was treated by the firm.The customer, a...
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AlphaPoint Raises $1.35 Million to Build Intel for Bitcoin

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AlphaPoint has raised $1.35m in new funding to expand its line of digital currency exchange solutions while bringing its products to new international markets.The funding round included VC firms Ben...
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The Blacklist Debate: When is it OK to Meddle with Bitcoin’s Code?

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A row that broke out online this month has raised an important question about bitcoin: should people be allowed to code their own rules, and even opinions, into their own versions of...
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Crowdfunding Platform Swarm Announces First Class of Startups

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Decentralized crowdfunding startup Swarm has announced the first class of businesses that will feature on its bitcoin-powered platform.The crowdfunding platform’s application process saw a number of groups submit applications, with a select...
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Australian Police Seize Bitcoin ATM in $2.6 Million Drug Bust

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Australian police have raided a Brisbane coffee shop with ties to a biker gang, seizing a bitcoin ATM in the process.Police suspected the gang, which goes by the name of...
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Why Marc Andreessen is Long on Bitcoin and Short on Apple Pay

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Apple Pay is the next big thing that’s “freaking out” financial services companies right now, but, in the long term, bitcoin will prove to be the real innovation, Marc Andreessen has...
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Digital Rights Advocacy Group Launches Campaign Against BitLicense

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Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is supporting privacy, free speech and innovation through a new email campaign opposing New York’s proposed BitLicense.The EFF has crafted a...
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Bitstamp: Unverified Bitcoin Accounts at Risk of Government Seizure

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Bitstamp announced today that select users who fail to verify their accounts within the next 28 days risk having their balances forfeited to regulatory authorities.One of the largest bitcoin exchanges...
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Moolah CEO Resigns Amid Growing Public Outcry, Criminal Allegations

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Alex Green, CEO of digital currency services startup Moopay LTD, known commonly as Moolah, has resigned following the company’s withdrawal of a proposed bankruptcy plan and the release of evidence allegedly...
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Bitcoin Group Seeks to Launch World’s First Bitcoin IPO

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Bitcoin Group has announced it will pursue an initial public offering (IPO) in Australia. If successful, it would be the first bitcoin company to offer its shares to the public in...
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Beam Launches Cheap ‘Rebittance’ Solution for Ghana

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Accra memorial to the founding father of Ghana, Kwame NkrumahControversial and unjust though it often was, the British Empire left a legacy of political and cultural ties, not to mention a...
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Open-Source Tool Identifies Weak Bitcoin Wallet Signatures

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The developer behind a program that checks for the Heartbleed vulnerability, Filippo Valsorda, has created a new tool that he says tracks down poorly secured bitcoin transactions.Insecure transactions can leak private keys, increasing the risk that a users’ bitcoin could...
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Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Raises $236k in Growth Funding

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Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has raised $236,000 in investment that the firm says will be used to fund additional services, as well as expansion outside Japan.BitFlyer previously raised  $1.6m in July  with the goal of...
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Court Delays Ross Ulbricht Silk Road Trial Until January 2015

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The case against alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht has been delayed until next year.Wired reporter Andy Greenberg first reported on Twitter that Ulbricht’s defense counsel sought to postpone the start...
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California Attorney Investigating Potential Class-Action Suit Against KnCMiner

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A potential class-action suit against bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner is beginning to take shape.California-based attorney Charlotte C Lin has announced that her firm is investigating unlawful activities related to the sale...
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Lawsky: Bitcoin Developers and Miners Exempt from BitLicense

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Developers, miners and individuals using bitcoin will generally not be regulated by the impending ‘BitLicense’ proposals, according to Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York Department Financial Services (NYDFS).Speaking at the...
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How the Block Chain Could Aid the Fight for Free Speech

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Despite the recent drop in bitcoin’s price, cryptocurrency startups are now attracting more investment than ever and stories about major developments in the bitcoin ecosystem are being picked up by mainstream media on...
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Moolah Announces Bankruptcy Plan, MintPal Transition Amid Money Crisis

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Moopay LTD, the digital currency services business better known as Moolah, has announced that it is shutting its doors and filing for bankruptcy protection.The move follows the failed relaunch of...
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IMF and World Bank Panel: Bitcoin Block Chain Could Boost Financial Inclusion

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This weekend private and public sector delegates convened for a panel discussion about technology’s role in achieving greater global financial inclusion as part of a four-part seminar series at the...
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