Will Industrial Mining Become the Next Big Bitcoin Investment Sector?

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Investment interest in the bitcoin ecosystem has skyrocketed in 2014, with this year’s investment figures already having surpassed 2013s totals due to major investments in merchant processor BitPay, secure wallet...
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Mining Roundup: BBB Warning, Alpha Technology and a Pool Attack

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Block Erupters are popular USB miners. Source: Bitcointalk
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Succeeding in the cyrptocurrency mining industry over the long term may require thinking outside of the box.It takes creativity to rise above the rest and survive in such a fast-moving...
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‘Sigsafe’ Key Tag Brings Bitcoin Payments to NFC Devices

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Designed to balance on-the-go payments with secure storage, Sigsafe is an electronic key that allows bitcoin transactions between near-field communication (NFC) devices.“Securely storing your bitcoins is too complicated right now!”...
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Bitcoin Wallet, Apps Re-Enter iOS Store After Apple’s Digital Currency Policy Shift

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Apple is making good on their recent bitcoin policy shift, with a new bitcoin wallet app appearing for download in the iOS App Store.The ‘ Coinpocket’ app is  described by...
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Chinese Payments Association Wants Banks to Identify, Eliminate Bitcoin Activity

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A new report from Chinese financial news agency Caixin says the authorities could be gearing up for another examination of third-party exchange funding methods.This latest article reports claims of a...
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Q&A: Halsey Minor of Bitreserve

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Halsey Minor has long experience betting on, and profiting from, the next big thing.In the 1990s he started CNet, took it public, then sold it to CBS for $1.8bn. He...
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‘Eavesdropping’ Attack Can Unmask Up to 60% of Bitcoin Clients

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Settling that purchase from Silk Road 2.0 or perhaps Porn.com with some anonymous cryptocurrency? Or perhaps you’re simply completing an innocuous hotel booking with Expedia . Either way, don’t be...
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Hook, Line and Sinker: How to Avoid Bitcoin Phishing Scams

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As bitcoin becomes more popular and attracts mainstream users, scammers are resorting to tried-and-tested tricks like phishing emails and imitation websites to steal your funds.Follow these tips to keep yours...
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All Things Alt: StartCOIN’s Crowdfunding Twist, World Cup Fever and Vertcoin’s Stealth Move

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Any superstitious altcoin enthusiasts out there? Today, marks the coincidence of both Friday the 13th and the full moon, an appropriate way to end yet another week in the digital...
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Blockchain Launches Bitcoin.com, Previews Unreleased Android App

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Bitcoin wallet and block explorer provider Blockchain has officially launched its Bitcoin.com website today, giving visitors a learning portal to the basics of the digital currency.Previously, the site was used...
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BitFury Pulls 1PH/s of Mining Power from Ghash.io Amid Community Uproar

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Following the news that Ghash.io was nearing control of 51% of the bitcoin network’s hashrate, industrial bitcoin mining facility operator BitFury has released a new statement saying that it has...
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Video: Roundup of This Week’s Bitcoin News 13th June 2014

This week bitcoin continued to inch further into the world of mainstream finance. Check out the top headlines below: Google and Yahoo! displaying bitcoin prices: First Yahoo! Finance and then...
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European Bank to Study Benefits of Integrating Bitcoin Technology

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Estonia-based bank LHV has announced a new project that will explore the legal framework and potential uses of bitcoin’s block chain technology in banking so it might develop bank services...
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Bitcoin Donation Cup Brings Out the Best in Business Community

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A global bitcoin donation drive is gaining steam just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup gets underway. To date, 10 companies from across the world’s regional bitcoin economies have pledged...
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Search Engine DuckDuckGo Now Lets Users Check Bitcoin Balances

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine for privacy lovers, has implemented a new feature that allows bitcoiners to check their balances simply by dropping their public address in the search box.While finding your latest balance can...
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The King’s College New York is Now Accepting Bitcoin for Tuition Payments

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The King’s College, a private Christian liberal arts college located in New York City’s financial district, is now accepting bitcoin for tuition and other expenses through a partnership with merchant...
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Bitcoin Price Falls Below $600 as US Government Prepares for 30,000 BTC Selloff

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The price of bitcoin on the CoinDesk US Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) declined on 12th June to a low of $568.87 after reaching a high of $634.38. The dramatic price...
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Restaurant Chain Breach Sends Consumer Data to Bitcoin Black Market

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A recent data breach that struck noted Chinese restaurant chain PF Chang’s resulted in the loss of sensitive customer financial information, including credit card numbers. Now, some of the numbers are...
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$18 Million Worth of Silk Road Bitcoin to be Sold By US Government

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UPDATE (12th June, 11:30 GMT): This article has been updated with new details on how interested bidders can register for the auction.The US government is preparing to auction off roughly...
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Bitcoin Miner Hosting Firm HashPlex Raises $400k in New Funding

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UPDATE (12th June, 18:45 GMT): Updated with comment from HashPlex investor and SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert. Bitcoin miner hosting company HashPlex has completed a $400,000 seed round led by Barry Silbert...
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