M&T Weekly News Update


Barbados Considers Bitcoin

1:00pm November 30th, 2015 by

Barbados Considers Bitcoin for International Reserves Portfolio The Central Bank of Barbados is considering to include cryptocurrencies in the portfolio of international reserves according to its latest document drafted by Winston Moore and Jeremy Stephen. Most central banks worldwide maintain a portfolio of assets which include gold, foreign exchange and internationally recognised reserve assets to allow countries to settle international transactions. Since the beginning of 2015, central banks such as […]

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Greek Banks Hit with Bitcoin Ransom Attacks

12:50pm November 30th, 2015 by

Greek Banks Asked To Pay Bitcoin Ransom     Written by: Jamie Redman In Athens, three Greek banks have been extorted by malicious hackers for the sum of 15,000 Euros to be paid in Bitcoinby November 30, 2015. The group Armada Collective threatened these institutions with the use of a Denial of Service attack or a DDOS. With a warning to the banks, the perpetrators seemingly were able to knock out […]

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The First Blockchain Backed Index is Here!

12:40pm November 30th, 2015 by

First Blockchain Backed Index comes online     Written by: Bitcoinist.net This is a guest post by: Luke Parker In a first-of-its-kind, new partnership records market-data on the Blockchain. By securing any market feed onto thebitcoin blockchain, Brave New Coin and Smartbit hope to revolutionize markets in several important ways. Today Brave New Coin (BNC) and Smartbit http://www.smartbit.com.au officially announce their partnership and the securing of the world’s first Price-Index […]

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A Q&A with the President of Bitwage

12:30pm November 30th, 2015 by

Exclusive Interview with Bitwage President and Founder Jonathan Chester     Written by: Nuno Menezes Bitwage is an international bitcoin payroll provider.  The company offers a service that enables users to receive their wages in bitcoin. Bitwage is trying to introduce the future of international payroll. Also read: Giving Tuesday is Coming With BitGive Companies using Bitwage can reduce payroll costs, and other benefits while being able to increase visibility […]

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Digital Currency is Becoming More Popular

12:20pm November 30th, 2015 by

Digital Currency Is Slowly Winning The Popularity Contest     Written by: Jp Buntinx There is no denying how Bitcoin is becoming more and more popular, despite stern warnings from central banks around the world. While Bitcoin may pose a risk due to it not being controlled by banks or authorities, that is also one of the selling points of this popular digital currency. Mainstream adoption is still a little […]

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Genesis Mining has More Customers Than Ever Before!

12:10pm November 30th, 2015 by

Genesis Mining Surpasses 100,000 Customers, 11% Orders For Black Friday!     Written by: Bitcoin PR Buzz Genesis Mining, one of the oldest and one of the more reputable cloud mining providers, has recently passed its 100,000th customer milestone; the achievement was coincidental with Black Friday. The promotions and discounts Genesis Mining have recently announced to celebrate this were certainly not. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not […]

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You Can Buy Art on the Dark Web?

12:00pm November 30th, 2015 by

Random Darknet Shopper: Crawling The Deep Web For Art     Written by: Jamie Redman There’s a web crawling bot combing the Dark Net Markets (DNM) buying random goods since 2014. With a weekly budget of USD $100 in Bitcoins loaded into this machine it may sound like something out of a science fiction novel. However, “Random Darknet Shopper” (RDS) is very real. RDS— the laptop that runs constantly was started […]

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Giving Tuesday is Coming Back to Life

11:50am November 30th, 2015 by

Giving Tuesday Is Coming With BitGive     Written by: Jamie Redman Giving Tuesday is coming December 1st and this year BitGive the first 501(c)(3) Bitcoin nonprofit is using its donations towards their Bitcoin Charity 2.0 Initiative. The plan is to create a transparency platform for donors and organizations using the blockchain for philanthropy. Also read: Less Taxes and More Bitcoin Donations with the BitGive Foundation and LibraTax Founded in […]

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Bitcoin is Different from Gold; Gold is Still Declining

11:40am November 30th, 2015 by

Continuing Gold Price Decline Shows How Bitcoin Is Far Different     Written by: Jp Buntinx Over the past few years, Bitcoin has often been compared to gold, as both forms of wealth allegedly rely on scarcity to make them inherently valuable. Additionally, both Bitcoin and gold are generated through a  process called “mining”, albeit both currencies take a different approach to completing this process. Now that the gold price […]

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Next Bank Earns Almost A Million in Seed Funding

11:30am November 30th, 2015 by

NextBank Secures $950,000 in Seed Capital!     Written by: Bitcoin PR Buzz NextBank, the world’s first international Bitcoin bank, announced a launch date in 2016 as well as now taking early registrations due to the successful funding NextBank received. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with NextBank and is not responsible for its products and/or services. In total, NextBank received $950,000 in seed capital investment, which […]

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