Month: September 2015

Daily Links 9/25/15: Bitcoin & Euro Had Same Volatility, BitPay Layoffs, TerraExchange and CFCT Settle

BitPay Reduces Staff in Cost-Cutting Effort: CoinDesk CFTC and TerraExchange Settle: Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin and Euro Has Same Volatility for 30 days: Cato Institute   BitPay seems to be unraveling at a breakneck pace. It seems unlikely that a company with their pedigree would just disappear, but people have thought that about a lot of …

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Daily Links 9/23/15: Shrem Speaks From Prison, BoE Economist Advocates For Mark of The Beast

KeepKey Launches New Hardware Wallet: CoinDesk Shrem Doing AMA from Prison: Bitcoin.com via CoinDesk Bank of England Economist Argues State Issued Digital Currencies Could Replace Cash: Bitcoin Magazine Notable Bitcoin Developers Open To Stop Gap Blocksize Increase: Bitcoin Magazine Popular Webcomic Mentions Bitcoin: PVPOnline   The Bitcoin Magazine piece on the blocksize limit is written …

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Introducing FilmFund.io The Crowdfunding Platform by an Actor/Director and a Crowdfunding Guru

The internet has disrupted the movie industry significantly. The distribution mechanisms are light years away from where it was in the days of Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. Things are changing rapidly, and have been for years, but the way movies are funded have just begun transforming. While the digital pipes of the internet have delivered movies right …

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Australia’s Competition Watchdog to Investigate the Country’s Biggest Banks for Possible Unlawful Practices Against Bitcoin Companies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has confirmed it will launch a formal investigation on the country’s biggest banks for abruptly closing accounts of bitcoin companies and traders, reported the ABC. Queensland Nationals Senator Matthew Canavan, who sent a letter to the chairman of the ACC to warn the authority about these practices, said …

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Hello Markets Adds Bitcoin Features to Tap Into Asian Markets

Financial solutions company Hello Markets has taken another step forward with bitcoin, announcing a new agreement with Danish bitcoin payment solution provider Coinify. The news follows an announcement made last week revealing a partnership with Israeli bitcoin startup Polycoin. Hello Markets kiosk – https://www.facebook.com/hellomarkets/ The new partnership with Coinify aims to facilitate bitcoin payments between …

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Daily Links 9/21/15: 21 inc Makes Something Strange, Storj Gets Big, Another Blockchain Lover Doubts BTC

Verizon Venture Capitalist Loves Blockchain, Doubts Bitcoin: CoinDesk Bank of America Patents Bitcoin-less Blockchain For Wire Transfers: CoinDesk Storj Network Grows Over One Petrabyte: Bitcoin Magazine 21 Inc Announces “Bitcoin Computer”: Wall Street Journal   The comments by Verizon’s Ed Ruth have become a big trend in the finance community. They all seem to love …

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ProTip Is Finally Ready For the Big Time

Advertising sucks. Everyone, with the possible exception of actual advertisers, seems to agree with that. Almost immediately after the invention of mass media, advertisers have been getting their stink on it, interrupting our televisions shows, inserting itself into what would otherwise be considered art, and censoring our journalists. That is why we started CoinJournal, to attempt …

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Xapo CEO Wences Casares: Bitcoin More Robust Because We Don’t Depend on Satoshi

At times, it appears that Satoshi Nakamoto has a cult-like following in the Bitcoin community. During debates on how Bitcoin should evolve over time, his words are often brought up to back specific points or make the case that the protocol should eventually move in a particular direction. While Satoshi’s genius in creating Bitcoin cannot …

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Daily Links 9/17/15: ChangeTip Adds USD, BitPay Gets Egg On Its Face

BitPay 1.8M Hack From December Was Accomplished Through Social Engineering: BizJournal ChangeTip Adds VISA and MasterCard Support: ChangeTip Blog Bitcoin Payroll Company PEY Gets 300,000 Euros In Funding: CoinDesk Original Photo by Dafne Cholet: Flickr   The BitPay story is baffling. It is important to note that they managed to take that loss on the …

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Daily Links 9/16/15: Cops Enlist LocalBitcoin Traders, IBM Building Open Smart Contracts, More

IBM Building Open Source Smart Contract: Wall Street Journal [Paywall] Judge Orders LocalBitcoin Traders To Educate Cops: Bloomberg Augur Crowdfunding Campaign Approaching 5M: All Coin News California’s Bitcoin Bill Fails: Bitcoinist Commonwealth Bank of Australia, already working with Ripple, Joins Global Bank Initiative: Sydney Morning Herald [Note: We try to source the publication that first broke …

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Nine of the Largest Banks Will Contribute ‘Several Millions of Dollars’ in R3 Blockchain Collaboration

Nine of the world’s largest banks have formed a new partnership to help accelerate the broader adoption of blockchain technology in the financial industry. The partnership, led by New York-based fintech startup R3, is comprised of Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS. The …

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Daily Links 9/15/15: Will Augur Corrupt Racing? Nine Major Banks Form Blockchain Partnership

Nine of the World’s Biggest Banks Join to Form Blockchain Partnership: CNBC Could a Augur lead to corruption in racing?: Racing Post Cryptome PGP Keys are compromised, reissued: Qntra Scaling Bitcoin Day 2 Wrapup: CoinDesk An old article about R3CEV, The Company Partnering With The Banks: CoinDesk Original Photo by Dafne Cholet: Flickr   It is …

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Bitcoin’s First Peer-Reviewed Journal, Ledger, Is Asking For Submissions

Peer reviewed journals are at the heart of modern science. Long before Neil deGrasse Tyson gets on FOX and explains it to us plebeians, scientific discoveries of all sorts go through a rigorous peer review period. Virtually every scientific study of note is published in a journal where other scientists read it, express their doubts, …

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Brave New Coin Survey Shows Bitcoin Holders Want Scalable Blocks, Less Centralized Decision Making

Brave New Coin released a survey today that focused on the on-going bitcoin block size debate. While it should be noted that the survey sample was heavily weighted towards American Bitcoin users and more respondents stated that they were involved in the industry because they hold bitcoin as an investment (rather than own a company …

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Lack of Bitcoin Education Curbs the Technology’s Growth in Africa, Experts Say

The lack of bitcoin education is halting the growth of the digital currency in Africa, which counts “probably less than a thousand” of “real bitcoin users,” according to Francois Harris, the founder of Bitcoinzar, an information website for bitcoin enthusiasts in South Africa. A slow start Not many people are embracing the technology despite the …

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