The Latest Bitcoin News

December, 2016

  • 2 December

    Bitcoin Price Hits 2-Year High Of $781

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    Following Bitcoin’s price has been a wild ride with plenty of ups and downs along the way. November 2013 saw a Bitcoin frenzy with each Bitcoin trading over $1000 a piece, then in 2014 Mt. Gox collapsed and there was a year long decline in price, reaching under $200 per Bitcoin in January, 2015. The price of Bitcoin has slowly …

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August, 2016

  • 31 August

    Blockchain Voting is Coming, But It Won’t Be Online (Yet)

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    Reposted from Blockchain Technologies Corp.’s Blog Forbes recently published an article about the possibility of using blockchain technology to secure elections. With all of the recent talk about hackers targeting U.S. election systems and blockchain hype cycle in full effect, this seems like a natural story to appear. Considering we have been working on ablockchain voting machine for almost two …

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May, 2016

  • 2 May

    Meltdown at Arizona GOP Convention; Blockchain Ensures Smooth NY Libertarian Convention 

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    Former Gov. Brewer “loses” first election in 35 years with dubious results; AZ State Treasurer demands recount NEW YORK, NY – Disputed results due to technical malfunctions at Saturday’s Arizona GOP State Convention further undermines public confidence in the fairness of the Republican nominating contest, as former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she was cheated out of the contest and the …

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April, 2016

  • 26 April

    Blockchain Technologies Corp. Brings Blockchain Voting To New York

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    NEW YORK, NY – Blockchain Technologies Corp. (BTC), the New York-based innovator in blockchain-based voting solutions, has been chosen by the New York Libertarian Party (NYLP) to provide balloted-election services during the party’s 2016 state convention. The event will cover election of officers, members of State Committee and delegates to National Convention, nomination of US Senate candidate, and approval of …

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  • 25 April

    New York City’s Bitcoin ATMs

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    New York City is home to the world’s largest collection of Bitcoin ATMs. Even with the strict requirements of the relatively new “BitLicense” regulations, multiple companies operate Bitcoin ATM Networks across all of New York’s five boroughs. One of the longest running ATMs is located at Bitcoin Center NYC. There are two ATMs to choose from — a classic Genesis machine and …

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March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 24 February

    Electrum Lightweight Bitcoin Wallet To Be Released Under MIT License

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    Summary: Electrum, a popular lightweight Bitcoin wallet, is making a big change with their latest release, version 2.6. It’s not necessarily in the form of fancy new features or major performance upgrades; rather it is in the form of their licensing. Open source software relies on special usage licensing — otherwise it would be trivially easy for someone to take …

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  • 24 February

    Blockchain eAuction Platform Being Tested In Ukraine Government Auctions

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    Summary: In an effort to bring increased transparency and efficiency to the process of auctioning state owned property, the Ukrainian government is looking to a decentralized blockchain-based solution to facilitate the auction process. “With the help of volunteers from Distributed Lab, Oschadbank, Privatbank, Unitybars and Microsoft we developed a blockchain system yet without rivals in the world,” said Lasha Antadze, a spokesperson …

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  • 23 February

    BoostVC To Begin Investing in Ethereum Startups

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    Summary: BoostVC, the venture capital firm founded by Adam Draper, has focused solely on investing in Bitcoin companies since 2012. Now, they say, BoostVC will begin looking at expanding their investments into Ethereum-based startups as well. Although many felt skeptical about Ethereum’s lofty goals as a platform — especially since the project took a long time to have anything to show …

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  • 23 February

    Update: Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 Released

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    Summary: A new version of Bitcoin Core, version 0.12.0 has been released today, 2/23/2016. This is a pretty significant update that brings a number of improvements to the Bitcoin Core wallet and background node service. Changes include: 7x Faster Signature Validation Ability to Limit Upload Traffic Crash Prevention via Memory Pool Limits Option to Send Transactions That Can Be Fee-Boosted …

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  • 22 February

    Bitcoin Center NYC Bitcoin ATM

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    The easiest way to get started with Bitcoin is to buy a small amount and using it to buy things online and off! The easiest way to buy Bitcoin in NYC is by visiting our Bitcoin ATMs! Using it is easy. Walk up to the machine, press “buy Bitcoin,” show the machine a Bitcoin address in the form of a QR …

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  • 17 February

    GAW Miners & CEO Josh Garza Charged With Fraud by SEC, Fined $10 Million

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    Summary: GAW Miners and ZenMiner appear to have been a classic ponzi scheme. Customers believed they were buying into a lucrative “cloud mining” operation with guaranteed profits, when in reality Garza had little or no Bitcoin mining hardware and was paying customers from proceeds of other companies. GAW Miners and ZenMiner are reported to have sold $19 million worth of cloud …

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  • 17 February

    You Can Now Send & Receive Altcoins With Your BitGo Wallet

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    Summary: BitGo has partnered with ShapeShift.io to allow users to send and receive Altcoins directly from their BitGo wallet. This new functionality comes from BitGo integrating the ShapeShift.io exchange API directly into their wallet software. It is important to note that any Altcoins sent or receieved are instantly exchanged for Bitcoin; this does not allow you to directly hold Altcoins …

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  • 11 February

    How Does Purse.io Offer 20% Off Amazon.com Purchases?

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    Summary: For those that have been living under a rock are unaware, Purse.io is a marketplace website that acts as an escrow agent between those with Amazon.com gift cards (or a credit card) and those with Bitcoin. In a reverse-auction style, a user will post an Amazon wishlist along with a desired discount they wish to receive and then give the full purchase …

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  • 10 February

    2016 Iowa Caucus Results Recorded Forever On the Blockchain

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    Summary: Blockchain Technologies Corp. traveled to Iowa for the 2016 caucuses. With the Rand Paul campaign, they were able to get Republican precinct captains to directly post their results to a custom webapp (you can see it at IowaCaucus.net or VoteWatcher.com) that recorded the results onto the Bitcoin blockchain. This is the first time that government election results have been …

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