Weekly Update

Microsoft Accepts Bitcoin, UK Introduces Google Tax, & Lending Club Announces IPO

Microsoft begins accepting Bitcoin, UK and Spain announce “Google Tax,” Lending Club Announces IPO, Bitcoin Price Watch, Liberty Reserve CTO sentenced to 5-years in prison, and Time Inc now accepting Bitcoin for subscriptions.

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Articles

Blockchain.info Requests User’s Passwords After Security Breach

4:10pm December 17th, 2014 by
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By Carlo Caraluzzo Whenever we do any type of business on the internet we receive a warning that our passwords will never be requested in an email. The reason for this is simple: Scammers often pose as legitimate businesses in phishing scams. While requests for passwords are unusual, they are not unknown and sometimes are necessary. Blockchain.info is an excellent example of this and the company has recently requested account passwords from many […]

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Google Shows Bitcoin Popularity Runs Counter to Price Drops

8:19pm December 15th, 2014 by
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Price provides one indication of the value of Bitcoin. Google search statistics provide another. Last year around this time, Bitcoin hovered at a value of more than US$1,000. Since then, the price has dropped as much as 65% and has not returned to the same levels. Many speculate that such price drops are early warning signs that Bitcoin is on the road to failure. The search giant Google contradicts this […]

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Former JPMorgan Chase Managing Director Joins Circle

6:28am December 12th, 2014 by
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Former global head and managing director at JPMorgan Chase, Paul Camp, joins Circle Internet Financial as corporate treasurer, executive vice preside of financial operations, and CFO. Former global head and managing director at JPMorgan Chase, Paul Camp, joins Circle Internet Financial as corporate treasurer, executive vice preside of financial operations, and CFO. “We’re been interested in trying to find an additional partner on the team with highly relevant leadership capacity,” […]

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Bitcoin Crossword Puzzle

9:43am October 22nd, 2014 by
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The following crossword puzzle was created by Gina Spence of CustomizableArt.org and published with permission. Answers are available here.  

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TeraExchange completes world’s first regulated Bitcoin Derivatives exchange

9:04am October 10th, 2014 by
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William Suberg via CoinTelegraph   Derivatives marketplace TeraExchange has announced it has fulfilled the first ever Bitcoin derivatives trade on a regulated exchange.   The trade, in the form of TeraExchange’s USD/BTC swap service, was made between digitalBTC and a hedging counterparty. digitalBTC is itself he world’s first Bitcoin-focused company to commence trading on a major stock exchange.   “There is significant, growing demand for a hedging instrument like this,” said Christian Martin, CEO […]

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