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Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was “#1 Priority”

Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was "#1 Priority"Xkeyscore. MAC addresses. OAKSTAR. MONKEYROCKET. Edward Snowden is at it again. This time the world’s most notorious whistleblower has handed over National Security Agency (NSA) documentation to online investigative news outlet The Intercept revealing an invasive covert program to track bitcoin users using spy tools he uncovered during his infamous first go-round. The implications include the […]

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March 21, 2018 0

Quarter Million Dollars Already Raised in Bitcoin Cash 48 Hour Challenge

Quarter Million Dollars Already Raised in Bitcoin Cash 48 Hour ChallengeBitcoin Cash (BCH) is on a roll lately, scoring new mainstream adoption platforms in countries like the United States. But it’s still a relatively small player within the ecosystem, relative to Bitcoin Core (BTC) for example. For these reasons and more, BCH enthusiasts are participating in a 48 hour matching donation challenge, hoping to assist […]

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March 3, 2018 0

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak’s Bitcoin Stolen

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak’s Bitcoin StolenLast year, Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak (Woz) revealed he’d purchased bitcoin, likening it to being better than gold. And then, months later, Woz announced he’d sold it all. In the process of selling off his gains, it turns out he was defrauded out of a substantial sum. Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck […]

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February 27, 2018 0

People Who Don’t Understand Cryptocurrency Should Probably Stop Writing About It

People Who Don’t Understand Cryptocurrency Should Probably Stop Writing About ItIt’s only February, but the award for most inaccurate cryptocurrency article of the year is already in the bag. The Financial Post, which bills itself as “Canada’s most trusted source of financial news” has published an editorial that reads like something straight from The Onion. This isn’t satire though – it’s a serious piece authored […]

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February 26, 2018 0

New Bitcoin Embassy Opens in the United States

New Bitcoin Embassy Opens in the United StatesA mooted Bitcoin Embassy is the first of its kind, since an early attempt in New York City, for a bitcoin gathering place. It was American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Editorial Director Jeffrey Tucker who had a revelation of sorts to establish a Bitcoin Embassy in the United States. The idea is to bring […]

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February 25, 2018 0

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any CryptocurrencyVenezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s consular services, as well as several other services and gas stations, to accept any cryptocurrency including the nation’s own petro. In addition, he has announced the launch of another cryptocurrency, this time backed with gold. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Maduro’s Orders […]

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February 22, 2018 0

Venezuela Says Pre-Sale of Oil-Backed Petro Cryptocurrency Has Raised $735 Million

Venezuela Says Pre-Sale of Oil-Backed Petro Cryptocurrency Now AvailableVenezuela has announced that the pre-sale of its oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, has attracted $735 million on the first day. The government has also published a buyer’s manual and confirmed that buyers can use “hard currencies and cryptocurrencies, but not bolivars.” Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Petro Pre-Sale Starts The private […]

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February 21, 2018 0

Venezuela Announces Whitepaper and Pre-Sale of Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Petro

Venezuela Announces Whitepaper and Pre-Sale of Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency PetroVenezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has announced the pre-sale of his country’s national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro. In addition, he has presented and signed the official petro’s whitepaper and unveiled the Petro Container for mining the new currency. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Pre-Sale of Petro During the meeting of […]

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January 31, 2018 0

Brisbane Airport to Introduce Bitcoin Payments

Brisbane Airport to Introduce Bitcoin PaymentsAir travelers will soon be able to spend some satoshis in stores and cafes at Brisbane Airport. Major retailers will be accepting several cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. The promise: “unprecedented digital currency experience” in the airport terminals. More than 20 merchants in the Brisbane area now take cryptos thanks to a local startup that is working […]

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January 25, 2018 0

New Research: Laundering of Illicit Funds Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions

Research Concludes that Laundering of Illicit Funds Constitutes Less than 1% of Bitcoin TransactionsThe Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center of Sanctions and Illicit Finance in conjunction with blockchain analytics company, Elliptic, has published a study seeking to track the circulations of illicit funds within the bitcoin economy from 2013 to 2016. The research concludes that the share of funds of illicit origin comprises less than one percent […]

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January 20, 2018 0