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Andreas Antonopoulos Receives a $550,000 Bitcoin Donation No Comments

Most people in Bitcoin are familiar with Andreas Antonopoulos. He is a great speaker at events, successful author, and doesn't get involved in Bitcoin politics. However, one thing most people don't know is how he isn't a Bitcoin millionaire. That is slowly starting to change, thanks to a new donation campaign by the Bitcoin community. A lot of people are surprised Andreas Antonopoulos hasn't ma...


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Kansas Declares Bitcoin Unsuitable for Campaign Contributions No Comments

For the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, Bitcoin's pseudonymity makes it unsuitable for campaign fundraising in local elections. They announced their decision on Wednesday in response to a request from a candidate querying the legality of accepting contributions using Bitcoin. Executive Director of the commission, Mark Skoglund said: Bitcoin is a digital currency... There is no physical ma...


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Maverick Libertarian Senate Candidate Austin Peterson Accepting Bitcoin for Campaign No Comments

Austin Peterson, U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri, has announced that he will be giving his supporters the option to donate to his campaign using Bitcoin. Branding himself as the "opt out" candidate, he believes that voluntary participation should underpin any government service. This extends to Social Security, Obamacare, and also to fiat currency apparently. Being a former Libertarian presi...


Japanese City of Hirosaki Banks on Bitcoin To Boost Local Tourism Industry No Comments

Japan is slowly starting to warm up to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Some people claim the recent Bitcoin price increase is a direct result of this development. It is certainly true locals have taken notice of what cryptocurrency has to offer. The castle city of Hirosaki is now betting on Bitcoin to attract more tourists. An interesting turn of events,  to say the least. The city of Hiro...


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Open-source Video Game Development Engine CRYENGINE Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations No Comments

The correlation between bitcoin and video games has been apparent for some time now. Various companies selling CD keys accept bitcoin payments as of right now. The team behind CRYENGINE, an open-source video game development engine, now accepts bitcoin donations. Another notch in the belt for the popular cryptocurrency, that much is certain. People who follow the video game industry will have c...


WikiLeaks Receives over $2.9 Milllion in Bitcoin Donations So Far No Comments

The decentralized nature of Bitcoin makes it independent of conventional banking and payment systems. The very reason led to WikiLeaks adopting cryptocurrency payments as the main donation option on its website. The whistleblower site created by Julian Assange has the habit of constantly finding itself in the bad books of the governments, which in turn has impacted its access to banking services. ...


Bitcoin Unlimited May Have Received Stolen Funds as Donation No Comments

Bitcoin Unlimited recently made news after it received an unusually large donation of around $500,000 in bitcoins. The donation amount is now mired in controversy after it was claimed to have come from a questionable source. According to few reports, the donation received by the project were allegedly stolen from Kraken, a leading digital currency exchange. There were unconfirmed reports of K...


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UK Parliament Report Shows No Bitcoin Involvement In ISIL Funding No Comments

For quite some time now, there have been unfounded rumors about the involvement of Bitcoin in terrorist funding. A new report by the UK parliament touches upon the funding of ISIL, and where the money is coming from. It is not surprising to see zero references to Bitcoin whatsoever. Instead, all of the money is coming through traditional channels. How ISIL Is Getting Its Funding Together Cuttin...


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Raising Bitcoin To Provide Potable Water for Brazilian Dam Burst Victims No Comments

It doesn't matter how many good deeds you have done, it’s always that one bad move which people always remember. I guess that's what being human means and the same applies to bitcoin as well. While most people consider bitcoin and Silk Road two sides of the same coin, the bitcoin community in Brazil is trying to alleviate the aftermath of the recent dam burst. Earlier this month, a dam in Maria...


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Merkle Trees and Blockchain, Making Bitcoin Donations a Bit Better No Comments

It has been about a month since the “Bit of Support” campaign went live. The campaign available on www.BitofSupport.com is a socially conscious initiative by NewsBTC, KarmaSnap and igot towards the victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal. In the past few days, the campaign on BitoSupport.com has proven that the Bitcoin community cares deeply. To stand proof to this overly generic claim is t...


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