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Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Mar. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Will UK Bitcoin regulation get clearing banks on-board? Probably the most notable piece of positive bitcoin news, The UK government’s commitment to injecting $ 14.6 million into research on digital currencies. The announcement was made by the UK treasury right about the same time as the annual budget speech by ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Mar.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Ross Ulbricht asks for a re-trial and seeks for a violation of its Fourth Amendment rights by the government’s confiscation of the Silk Road servers. Kate Vinton of Forbes reports that defense lawyer Joshua Dratel claims that Ulbricht was convicted lacking “exculpatory material”, although the government has presented favorable material ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 7 Mar.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. DevCore v2 will be held in London on April 15th, sponsored by the Bitcoin Foundation. According to Inside Bitcoins, following the success of DevCore v1 in Boston in February, DevCore v2 reaches out to the European bitcoin community. CEO of Blockchain, Peter Smith, states that “With DevCore London, the Foundation ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22Feb. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Canadian bitcoin exchange Cavirtex ceases active operations, citing the “safety and security of customer funds”. According to Cavirtex, due to a potential compromise of the databases, the company will no longer offer trading, deposit and withdrawal services to its customers. Customer funds will be returned as “Cavirtex remains solvent and that ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 14Feb. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The bitcoin may be banned in Hong Kong after the filing of more than 25 complaints over a Ponzi scheme involving bitcoins. Michelle Price and Lizzie Ko of Reuters report that lawmakers Leung Yiu-chung and James To, favor bitcoin ban as MyCoin, the Hong-Kong based online platform for bitcoin trading ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 31Jan. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Same FUD – Bitcoin may be used for the funding and recruiting of the Islamic State, globally known as ISIS, in the United States.According to RT, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted an Israeli analyst who claims that he has uncovered “concrete evidence” in an ISIS website that bitcoins are used ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 24Jan. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Following Ross Ulbricht’s trial that started last week, Robert M. Faiella, a bitcoin trader known as “BTCKing” faces four years in prison for his liaisons to Silk Road 2.0 marketplace. As Nick Marinoff of NewsBtc writes, Faiella was exchanging legal currency for bitcoinsto purchase drugs from the illegal online marketplace. Additionally, ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 17Jan. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Ross Ulbricht trialbegan on Tuesday in New York. Ulbricht was arrested in October 2013 and was charged with drug trafficking, criminal enterprise, distribution of drugs over the internet, computer hacking and money laundering.As Nicky Woolf of The Guardian writes, the indictment for Silk Road’s owner and manager refers to reaping ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 11Jan. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Bitstamp has lost “less than 19,000 BTC”according to a statement released by the Slovenian bitcoin exchange. As Stan Higgins of Coin Desk reports, Bitstamp’s wallet system was compromised, leading to suspension of operations and shutdown of the platform. Bitstamp CEO NejcKodrič stated that although the platform’s security has been breached ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 04 Jan. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. India is considering the adoption of the bitcoin. Giulio Prisco of CryptoCoins News reports that Raghuram Rajan, the Chief of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), stated in the show “India Forecast” of the New Delhi Television Limited that the digital currency is “fascinating”. Although India could use the cryptocurrency ... Read More »

Research and News in Tor, Privacy, and Security – Dec 28th, 2014

This article is part of a weekly series covering developments in Tor and the privacy-related tech world Thomas White, aka TheCthulhu, has been releasing updates on the recent compromise of his servers. Last week, he reported that he unexpectedly lost control of several servers, which included multiple exit relays and several hidden services. At this time, he has regained access ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Dec. 2014

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Russia is facing tough times with the Ruble having lost nearly 50 percent of its value against the US dollar. Evander Smart of CryptoCoins News reports that the Russian government is seriously considering banning the bitcoin in 2015. The cryptocurrency is widely regarded as responsible to hurt the ability of ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Dec 21th, 2014

Research and News in Tor, Privacy, and Security – December 21, 2014 This article is part of a weekly series covering developments in Tor and the privacy-related tech world TheCthulhu announced that his mirrors of Globe and Atlas, two popular Tor network index tools, are now available as hidden services. The Globe mirror’s hidden service is available here, and the ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 21 Dec. 2014

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Former Bitcoin Foundation vice chairman Charlie Shrem will be spending the next two years in prison. As Nate Raymond of Reuters reports, Shrem plead guilty in September to “aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.” He was also asked to give up $950,000 for his crimes Previously, Shrem had ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Dec 15th, 2014

Tor Browser 4.0.2 has been released. The new release fixes compiler bugs in Windows, ensures that cache entires are isolated by domain, and prevents user locale settings from being leaked by the Javascript engine. Tor Browser 4.5-alpha-2 is now out. This version includes improvements to Torbutton’s circuit visualization feature, and removes a custom fix to the POODLE vulnerability, implementing Mozilla’s ... Read More »