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Bitcoin News Roundup – 5 Jul. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Greeks are turning to the bitcoin as a result of the current banking crisis. According to CNN Money, there is an increasing number of Greeks are registering to online trading platforms, mainly the German Bitcoin.de, in an effort to investigate the benefits of the bitcoin compared to the euro and ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 June 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alerts consumers about the bitcoin use. As Nuno Menezes of NewsBtc writes, in a blog post released by the FTC on the FTC Consumer Information blog, consumers are warned about the risk of using the bitcoin as a legal payment method as well as other ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 20 June 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Ross Ulbricht series is still on. In spite of its lifetime sentence, his supporters are now organizing a fundraiser towards his appeal. According to Inside Bitcoins, the Crypto Show, a crypto-anarchy podcast initiated a fundraiser to raise funds for supporting Ross Ulbricht’s appeal. The bitcoin community members are donating ... Read More »

Drugs Shipment In the News – June 15th

Articles aggregation from the past week related to drugs in the mail. Source, this Reddit thread: drugs shipment news articles from the last week  All credit goes to the posted CookyDough, click the articles for the full text: Soldier, wife face federal drug charges after delivery intercepted in Gulfport This guy seems to have been a vendor of some sort. ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 14 June 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) may revoke bitcoin ban. According to Gola Yashu of NewsBtc, the Russian authorities are reconsidering the ban of the digital currency on the grounds of having acquired an improved idea regarding the blockchain technology and the benefits of its use. CBR is scheduled to ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 7 June 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Bitcoin Cloud Services (BCS) is likely involved in a Ponzi scheme. As Kyle Torpey of Bitcoin Magazinewrites, following several cloud mining scams recently exposed, BCS, one of the leading cloud-mining providers, may be involved in a bitcoin scam. One of the two owners, Esteban Amador Soto Martinez, is associated withthe ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 31 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The “Silk Road saga” is over, the founder of illegal online market Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. US District Judge Katherine Forrest was not convinced that Silk Road was created “out of youthful naïveté.” On the top of the prison sentence, Ulbricht has to ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 24 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The New York Stock Exchange favors the bitcoin, seeking to launch a bitcoin pricing index. As Seth Fiegerman of Mashable reports, following Bloomberg, Google and NASDAQ, the NYSE aims to introduce a leading bitcoin valuation system, providing investors with price information. Tom Farley, NYSE president states that “We are now ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 16 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Euro Banking Association (EBA) considers that the blockchain technology could make banking more efficient.As Evander Smart of CryptoCoins News reports, although the EBA considers that lot of steps should be taken until the bitcoin is regulated, still there is potential for leveraging the financial industry in the blockchain technology. ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 9 May2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Winklevoss twins are strong supporters of the bitcoin and have shared their ideas about the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the recent NY TechCrunch Disrupt. As Sarah Jenn of NewsBtc writes, following their efforts on the first fully regulated bitcoin exchange (Gemini) and the newly-launched ETF that trades in the NASDAQ ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 3 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Ross Ulbricht’s request for retrial is denied. As Andy Greenberg of The Wired reports, Judge Katherine Forrest denied Ulbricht’s defense request for a retrial based on an alleged violation of Ulbricht’s fourth amendment privacy rights due to “warrantless investigative attempts to identify the Silk Road server and insufficient time to ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 25 Apr.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. A New Jersey policeman is charged with receiving embezzled property after allegedly selling stolen cryptocurrency apparatus. As Emily Spaven of CoinDesk reports,Vincent Saggese of Plainfield Police Department has met with an undercover investigator of Somerset Prosecutor’s Office to negotiate the sale of bitcoin mining equipment. Saggese has allegedly accepted $250 ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 18 Apr. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. British authorities are in favor of the digital currency in view of upgrading the current financial system. As Sarah Jenn of NewsBtc writes, in spite of the UK government’s intention to regulate the bitcoin, there are bitcoin devotees, who would love to see London becoming a bitcoin hub. In this ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 12 Apr.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Cavirtex, the Canadian virtual exchange that ceased operations in March due to compromised security information, is expected to re-launch operations following Coinsetter acquisition. As Yessi Bello Perez of Coin Desk writes, Coinsetter, the New York City-based bitcoin exchange, acquired Cavirtex following a negotiated agreement with its voting shareholders. The new ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 4 Apr 2015

UBS Bank’s Bitcoin Blockchain innovation lab in London Finextra reported plans by UBS to launch an innovation lab in London’s Canary Wharf fintech accelerator. The lab, to be set up at Level39, is a break away from purely in house innovation strategies. UBS admits the present environment is ripe for Fintech innovation; the Blockchain represents this shift. The Swiss lender ... Read More »