Lawyers Want Bitcoin Money Laundering Charges Dropped on Technicality

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Lawyers representing two Florida men charged with bitcoin-related money laundering want to have the charges dropped on a curious technicality.Adber Espinoza and Pascal Reid were arrested in February following an...
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How Dogetipbot Turned a Spoof Altcoin into a Tipping Phenomenon

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Dogecoin has quickly overtaken bitcoin as a tipping method on reddit. Source: CoinSummit
The message that Reddit users get when they receive a doge tip.
30-day DOGE/BTC trading. Source: Cryptsy
Bitcoin might not be considered a currency in some circles and, right now, government agencies are starting to look at it as more of a speculative asset.Although BTC is highly...
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Canadian Senate Meets Bitcoin Community in Fact-Finding Session

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What is Canada’s place in regulating bitcoin? This is the theme running through the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce’s study on the use of digital currency...
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Bitcoin Price Drops 10% as Chinese Exchanges Stop Bank Deposits

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Bitcoin prices crashed today as Chinese businesses began receiving official deposit shutdown notices from banks, confirming recent suspicions of an impending crackdown. Exchanges will stop account recharging via bank accounts...
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KnCMiner Offers New Incentives for Neptune Mining Rig Delays

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Sweden-based digital currency mining hardware developer KnCMiner has announced that customers waiting for their Neptune mining product to ship can opt to receive a modified Jupiter rig instead. The Neptune...
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The Europas Adds Digital Currency Category for 2014 Tech Awards

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The Europas , an annual award show dedicated to rewarding and recognising Europe’s hottest tech startups, will feature a “Best Virtual Currency Startup” category for the first time this year.The event...
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MultiBit User’s Loss Highlights Need for New Bitcoin Wallets

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The developer of popular bitcoin wallet MultiBit is battling a wave of criticism this week after a user suggested that a bug in the software rendered his bitcoins inaccessible.Reddit user...
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BitAccess, CaVirtex to Speak Before Canadian Senate Committee Today

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Canada’s  Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce is set to meet today (9th April) as part of a hearing that will aim to study the use of digital currency...
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Building a Greener Bitcoin: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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In this, Part Three of a  three-part series , we explore the impact the bitcoin network is having on the environment.  Part One  projected exactly how much carbon dioxide each...
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Professor Susan Athey Tapped for Ripple Board of Directors

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Professor of economics at  Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economics Policy Research  Susan Athey has been named to the board of directors of...
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US Congressman Jared Polis Buys Bitcoin, Will Spend on Socks

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After inviting bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin to give a presentation at Capitol Hill yesterday (8th April), US Congressman Jared Polis has become the first representative to buy bitcoin – in public, at...
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eGifter Partners with GoCoin to Accept Dogecoin, Litecoin Payments

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US company eGifter is to triple its digital currency payment options and start accepting both dogecoin and litecoin, thanks to a new partnership with payments platform GoCoin. eGifter already accepts...
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National Australia Bank Turns Back on Bitcoin, Closes Accounts

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National Australia Bank ( NAB ) has decided to dissociate itself from bitcoin, informing bitcoin-related customers it will be closing their accounts next month.The news is significant as NAB was...
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French Retail Chain Monoprix to Accept Bitcoin Payments This Year

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Major French retail chain Monoprix is making plans to start accepting bitcoin payments on its merchant website this year, according to the company’s director of e-commerce,  Patrick Oualid .Oualid made...
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Bitcoin Core Version 0.9.1 Fixes Heartbleed Vulnerability

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Bitcoin Core Version 0.9.1 is out and it has addressed the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, also known as CVE-2014-0160. The vulnerability has been patched by major bitcoin exchanges in a matter...
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Industry Group Aims to Change Bitcoin Symbol to ‘Ƀ’

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Logo form of B⃦, a common symbol used today for bitcoin. Source: Bitcoin Wiki
An effort to better represent bitcoin as a symbol has been launched.The Unicode  Ƀ symbol has been chosen by a website of industry members as a way to better legitimize...
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Inside Bitcoins NYC Day 2 Showcases A Maturing, Legitimate Industry

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The second and final day of the Inside Bitcoins NYC conference took place on 8th April at the Javits Center in Manhattan, and built further on themes discussed in the conference’s...
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Charlie Lee Proposes Merged Mining of Litecoin and Dogecoin

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Litcoin's hashing power over the past three months. Source: Liteshack
Dogecoin's hashing power over the past three months. Source: Liteshack
LTC/USD chart over the past three months. Source: LTC-Charts
The surprising success of dogecoin has changed the way that miners view the scrypt algorithm. And that’s not good for litecoin or doge, according to Charlie Lee.On the dogecoin subreddit...
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US Congressman to Submit Bitcoin Tax Bill

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US Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas is preparing to introduce a new bill, the ‘Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act’, which, if passed, would tax bitcoins as currency instead of property.Currently,...
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US Attorney General Eric Holder Keeping an Eye on Bitcoin

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US Attorney General Eric Holder believes bitcoin criminals pose a new set of challenges for law enforcement. During his testimony this morning before the House Judiciary Committee Holder said the...
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