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Poll Review: How Important is the Price of Bitcoin? No Comments

Just how important is the price of bitcoin? The question could be considered subjective, and that's why it was the topic of last week's poll (which you can find in the lower right-hand corner of all pages). So, getting right to it, it would appear that the price of bitcoin is a big deal compared to really not mattering. Of 134 total votes, about 64 percent of voters said the price of bitcoin "i...


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There Are Now Over 200 Bitcoin ATMs in Service Globally No Comments

We really started to hear a lot about bitcoin ATMs late last year, when Las Vegas-based Robocoin launched the first two-way ATM in a downtown Vancouver coffee shop (that device went on to process over $1 million CAD in transactions in one month). Since then, to say that this industry has flourished is an understatement. According to the Bitcoin ATM Map -- a service that keeps track of bitco...


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Bitcoin Price Rebound: Up 85 Points in 3-Day Span No Comments

Bitcoin is exciting. Not only do we have this incredible technology at our hands, but the price of this digital currency seems to do very wild things. Many would argue that that's the appeal of bitcoin. It's an opportunity to take part in the changing of how we interact with money, but it's also a new opportunity to make or lose money. Beads of sweat dripped from the faces of many in the commun...


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Week Begins With Continued Bitcoin Price Fall No Comments

Traders in the bitcoin realm are approaching their charts this Monday morning to find that the bitcoin price has continued to fall over the weekend to a 30-day low of $462 at the BitStamp exchange. This updates comes a mere four days following my last Price Watch post (read that here), in which it was then reported that the 30-day low was $503. With a drop of over 40 points in a couple of days...


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Bitcoin Price Declines Further to $503 Thirty-Day Low No Comments

If you've had your eyes glued to the charts, you've noticed that the bitcoin price has been going anywhere but the moon lately. This morning, I'm observing $513 per bitcoin at the Bitstamp exchange, a few points up from the thirty-day low we saw in the past twelve hours, which hit a bottom of $503 per bitcoin. Obviously, such movement has prompted many in the bitcoin community to discuss, exchan...


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In-Depth: The State of Cryptocurrency in New York No Comments

As many may already be aware, July 17, 2014, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued its proposal for the regulation of virtual currencies (Proposed Regulations).¹ At this point, the Proposed Regulations are exactly that – a proposal. There is a 45-day period of public comment, after which the NYDFS may or may not consider the comments it receives. Then, with any revisions...


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Bitcoin Price Slumps Slightly Following Short Period of Stability No Comments

Bitcoin enthusiasts, by now, are accustomed to the sometimes extreme variations in price of this emerging digital currency. For some, they're panic-inducing. Others find them a thrill. But over the past couple of weeks, the price of bitcoin has --surprisingly enough -- remained somewhat stable. This, despite that fact that we've been hearing positive news items are nearly a day-to-day basis, wou...


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Document: Tibanne K.K. Billed Mt. Gox For $200K, Money Possibly Taken From Creditor Funds No Comments

A newly-published post this weekend by GoxDox.org -- a website that collects and publishes documents related to now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox -- reveals that Mt. Gox parent company Tibanne K.K. (led by Mark Karpeles) may have invoiced Mt. Gox for "services rendered" following the exchange's dramatic collapse earlier this year. The document, in Japanese, is heavily redacted, and according t...


Next Major Release of Bitcoin Core to be "Much Smarter" About Transaction Fees No Comments

Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation Gavin Andresen has taken to the Foundation's official blog this Monday to discuss the topic of floating fees for the release of Bitcoin Core 0.10. In short, floating fees add flexibility to the amount of fees paid depending on the amount transacted and acts as a smart tool to help determine which fee amount is most appropriate in order to ensure that tra...


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Prof. Mark T. Williams: "My Concerns Over Bitcoin Remain" No Comments

The chatter on social media surrounding December 2013 comments by Boston University Professor Mark T. Williams (better known inside the community as 'Professor Bitcorn') is as loud as ever as we begin the second half of 2014. Williams had taken to business publication Business Insider to voice his concerns over the digital currency, which was at the time just out of a massive bubble and an all-...


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