OKCoin Gives Away $1.6 Million in Bitcoin for Chinese New Year

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Beijing-based bitcoin exchange OKCoin claims it has has given away 10m yuan in bitcoin (worth about $1,598,390) as part of a promotional Chinese New Year 'red envelope' campaign. Notably, the campaign saw around half...
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Blockchain Project Aims to Bring Speed, Transparency to Wall Street Trading

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Coinsetter has launched Project High Line, a blockchain-based technology that it claims will improve Wall Street's "outdated" trading system. The New York-based firm says that the project will help to attain a...
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Bitcoin Foundation Trials Blockchain Voting in Latest Election Controversy

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As perhaps an extension of its recent focus on revitalizing its image, the Bitcoin Foundation announced yesterday it would allow its members to cast votes in its latest election round...
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Banking Trade Group Proposes Database for US Bitcoin Companies

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The American Bankers Association (ABA) has called for the creation of a national database of digital currency companies and exemptions for banks from future licensing requirements. The proposals were outlined in...
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CoinJar Swipe Bitcoin Debit Cards Now Available

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Australian bitcoin services company CoinJar has opened up its debit card service CoinJar Swipe to the general public. The cards allow users to spend from their bitcoin accounts at over 820,000 retail...
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WordPress: We Haven't Given Up on Bitcoin

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WordPress co-founding developer Matt Mullenweg says his company hasn't given up on bitcoin, despite its disappearance from his platform's checkout page. Speaking to CoinDesk, Mullenweg said the decision to axe bitcoin came as...
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30-Day Comment Period for BitLicense Revision Begins Today

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The 30-day period during which the public can submit comment on the latest draft of New York’s BitLicense proposal has begun. The formal comment period was initiated by the publication of...
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Bank of England: Digital Currencies Could Revolutionise Payments

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A combination of digital currencies and mobile technology may reshape the payments landscape, according to a new Bank of England research report. The One Bank Research Agenda  investigates issues beyond the UK...
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Traditional Remittance Provider Adds Bitcoin Services in Latin America

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A bitcoin exchange and a remittance company have partnered to offer customers fiat-to-bitcoin deposit services across Latin America. Bitex.la  has joined with  More Money Transfers  (MMT), a Latin American remittances company...
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RE/MAX London Accepts Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin

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RE/MAX London, the UK-based franchisee of RE/MAX Europe, is now accepting bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin as payment for property rentals through a partnership with processor GoCoin. The decision enables RE/MAX...
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T-Mobile Poland Trials Bitcoin Top-Ups for Mobile Customers

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T-Mobile Poland customers can now purchase prepaid cellphone credit with bitcoin. The new service, which comes about via a partnership with local bitcoin payment processor InPay S.A., is being rolled out as a three-month...
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Cyberinsurance Veteran Teams With BitGo on ‘Watershed’ Insurance Policy

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Bitcoin security specialist BitGo has announced a new partnership with Innovation Insurance Group and XL Group that will enable it to offer $250,000 in theft insurance to customers who opt...
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Defendant in Tasmania's 'Biggest Drugs Bust' Paid with Bitcoin

A southern Tasmanian man has pleaded guilty to trafficking a controlled substance, following what the police have called the biggest drugs bust in the state's history. Nicholas Mark Stebbins trafficked drugs including...
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New Hampshire Lawmakers Debate Accepting Bitcoin for Tax Payments

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The New Hampshire state legislature held a pair of hearings earlier this month that focused on how the state could create a means for residents to pay taxes and fees...
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Europol: Bitcoin's Popularity Growing in Illicit Online Markets

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Bitcoin is increasingly being used to pay for livestreams of child sex broadcasted over illicit Internet sites, according to a new Europol report. Produced by Europol's EC3 cybercrime centre, the...
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Boston Fed Researchers: We’re Bullish on Bitcoin as a Technology

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston became one of the first members of the US central banking system to issue an in-depth paper on bitcoin last September that suggested the...
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Bucks to Bitcoin: Top Exchange Platform Fees Compared

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Whether you fancy trying your hand at trading the digital currency for the first time, or want to use it as an easy, cheap and fast method of payment, you're going to have to...
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Bitcoin Miner Aquifer Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Bitcoin mining company Aquifer LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to court documents obtained by CoinDesk, Aquifer, also known as AQH, LLC, filed for Chapter 11 in...
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Blockchain Reports 3 Millionth Bitcoin Wallet

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Wallet software provider Blockchain has opened its three millionth bitcoin wallet, having doubled downloads in less than a year. The company has seen continued demand since bitcoin's 2013 price spike , passing...
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Bitcoin.de Launches Integration With Fidor Bank Accounts

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Bitcoin.de 's long-standing partnership with Fidor Bank has finally borne fruit, with the company claiming it is the world’s first bitcoin trading platform with a "direct connection to the classic banking system". Bitcoin.de says...
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