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Bitcoin News Roundup – November 2nd, 2014

The week’s biggest bitcoin stories from around the web Prominent Figures Jon Matonis, the Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, resigned on Oct. 31st.. Sydney Ember of The New York Times reports that while Matonis, one of the foundation’s founding board members, will remain with the board until Dec. 31st. Matonis was named executive director in July 2013 and spoke ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy & Security – Nov 1st, 2014

News – Tor On Friday, Facebook announced that they were going to begin offering a hidden service to Tor users, at facebookcorewwwi.onion.market. The company intends to use SSL along with Tor, so users can still verify that the website is legitimate. Alec Muffett, a software engineer with Facebook’s security infrastructure group, stated that “Facebook’s onion address provides a way to ... Read More »

Research and News in Tor, Privacy, and Security – October 26th, 2014

Tor Recent Research Alex Biryukov and Ivan Pustogarov at the University of Luxembourg published a research paper titled, “Bitcoin over Tor isn’t a good idea.” The paper discusses possible security risks when using Bitcoin through Tor, and how these risks could possibly be countered. Bitcoin’s reputation system, designed to heighten security, includes protection against DoS attacks. If an attacker were ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin News Report – Oct. 26th, 2014

Providing the top Bitcoin news stories from around the web A well-renowned author, known for his writings on international money laundering and the pharmaceutical industry, has turned his attention to Bitcoin. Chris Matthews of Fortune writes that Jeffrey Robinson, in his new book Bit Coin: The Naked Truth About Bitcoin, argues that the cryptocurrency will end up being nothing more ... Read More »

Weekly Tor and Security News – October 21, 2014

Tor News Earlier this week, the Anonabox raised over $500,000 after launching a campaign on Kickstarter. The anonabox, created by August Germar, is a device designed to route all of a network’s traffic through the Tor network. It runs alongside an existing modem or router, and claims to be fully Open Source. However, after controversy surrounding the project generated quite ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin News Report – Oct. 18th, 2014

Providing the top Bitcoin news stories from around the web Regulation Changes to the BitLicense regulations have been outlined by the superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, Benjamin Lawsky. As Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey of The Wall Street Journal report, the changes included a BitLicense exemption for software developers, bitcoin miners, and other individuals ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – October 11th, 2014

Featuring the week’s biggest news stories on the world-famous cryptocurrency from around the web. Bitcoin Pricing After remaining above the $500 mark for most of the summer, the price of Bitcoin continues to fall. As Michael Hiltzik of The Los Angeles Times notes, the frustrating aspect of the recent loss in value, which led to the currency bottoming out at ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 07.07.2014

Bitcoin continued on its upward trajectory over the past week, rising to $631.48 at the time of writing, up from $598.97 at the start of the week, June 30. Having recovered from some dropback the week prior, the coin is once again comfortably above the $600 threshold; values of which it hasn’t seen since the start of June. Price rises ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Round-Up 22.06.2014

Bitcoin saw gains this week on a number of good-news items, pushing it from the week’s low of $553.28 on June 15, to $591.29 at the time of writing. The coin’s price was spurred upwards by positive government policy news from both Japan and Switzerland, as well as industry news in support of the cryptocurrency. Industry news OpenBazaar is aiming ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 17.06.2014

The past week brought positive news for bitcoin despite a 10% price drop since Sunday 8 July. Price decreases over the past week have likely been caused by speculators selling off on fears of the US Marshall’s sale of seized bitcoins will flood the market. Bitcoin holds a value of $599.92 at the time of writing, an improvement of $7.95, ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 09.06.2014

Bitcoin’s price has dropped slightly this week after seeing exceptional gains of 30% last week following the bitcoin conference in Amsterdam and news that Apple’s app store would take a more lenient approach to allowing use of the virtual currency in apps. Bitcoin currently stands at $646.20, down slightly from $658.79 on Monday 2 June. Despite last week’s solid growth ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 3.6.14

Last week, Bitcoin crossed the $600 barrier for the first time since March 20 and is currently sitting at $660, gaining 4.7% in value over the past 24 hours, or 65% in the last month. Significant rises in value were spurred by announcements that Apple’s app store and DISH Network would start accepting the currency. The coin had suffered a ... Read More »

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  Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to be on the front page of a certain newspaper. Apparently, this is what Lisa Depies and the press consider to be news. It is good for maybe a Facebook post, but for an actual newspaper article…Really? Now if this is what they will put on the front page, I ... Read More »