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How to make your Bitcoin transactions more anonymous

2:30pm May 26th, 2015 by
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  Bitcoin’s blockchain technology allows users to easily transmit funds while protecting their identities. This particular aspect of the disruptive technology has naturally attracted criminal usage; from online black markets selling drugs illegally, frauds and hacks, sex trafficking, money laundering, tax evasion, funding terrorist activities, etc. However, users who believe in the anonymity principle of the Bitcoin protocol have started going to extraordinary lengths to cover their tracks as they […]

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Independent Reserve Now Allows Trading Bitcoin Using NZD

2:01pm May 26th, 2015 by
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  Sydney-based Bitcoin exchange Independent Reserve has added New Zealand Dollars to its multi-currency order book. Basically, this means that New Zealand residents can now trade Bitcoin using their home currency. The addition comes a month after the Bitcoin exchange added AUD to the platform, making it the first Australian exchange to facilitate Bitcoin trading in both U.S. and Australian dollars. New Zealand residents, interested in trading Bitcoin, can now […]

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An Attempt to Mine Bitcoin on 1960s IBM Mainframe

1:45pm May 26th, 2015 by
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A computer engineer and dedicated blogger, Ken Shirriff, went a little nostalgic in his attempts to mine a Bitcoin block, indicates his use of the good old IBM mainframe from the 1960s. More than an attempt, it was an experiment to study the feasibility of Bitcoin mining operationson vintage machines. Shirriff, as he mentioned in his blog, went through a lot of hardships just to implement SHA-265, Bitcoin’s underlying cryptographic […]

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Nasdaq Plans to Increase Bitcoin Blockchain Trials

1:40pm May 26th, 2015 by
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  American Stock Exchange Nasdaq is planning to increase the number of Bitcoin blockchain trials this year, the finance news network FT reported. According to the available reports, the New York group is hoping to initiate three-to-four trials within the next 12 months, a step that will improve the sluggish confirmation process on US securities markets to a wonderful extent. The decision meanwhile is speculated to be born out of […]

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Bitcoin Investment Available Via CFDs on UK Platform

1:20pm May 26th, 2015 by
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  IG, the United Kingdom’s largest forex provider, welcomed the addition of a portfolio with a bitcoin investment component. Known as Invest Your Way (IYW), this fund allows traders to invest in bitcoin through CFDs or contracts for difference. A CFD is a type of futures contract that allows investors to settle price differences in cash rather than the physical transfer of goods. In this particular case, the CFD will […]

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