Archive for April, 2016


Plug Pulled On Keza App Allowing Bitcoin Investing In Stocks

The Keza app, an IOS app which allowed users to invest in bitcoin stocks and fixed incomes, has closed down shortly after launching, according to its website. The project had received $ 357,000 in funding backed by Digital Currency Group and Jason Calacanis of HOF Capital. The closing marks a setback for bitcoin investing in stocks […]

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Miners are paid with the mining reward and transaction fees.

The rewards and fees are actually named in reverse. The “reward” is actually the cost of the service. The so-called “fee” is actually a tip. Example, like when you order a meal at a restaurant. The mining reward is the cost of the meal and the fee is the tip you would give, or not […]

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South Africans Supporters of Alleged Global Bitcoin Scam MMM March On

Supporters of MMM, which is accused of being a Ponzi scheme, marched in Soweto, South Africa in celebration of the Financial Freedom Awareness campaign, coinciding with South Africa’s Freedom Day, according to Independent Online (IOL), a South African news source. MMM Global is under investigation by The Hawks, South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation […]

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Russia is considering legislation that would send bitcoin users to jail for up to 7 years – Quartz

Quartz Russia is considering legislation that would send bitcoin users to jail for up to 7 yearsQuartzFor regular citizens who casually use bitcoin, the penalty is 500,000 rubles ($ 7,800 USD) or 4 years in jail; for organized groups, like bitcoin miners who confirm transactions on the network, it's 1 million rubles ($ 15,500 USD) […]

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Will Litecoin Surpass Ethereum in Terms of Market Cap – newsBTC

newsBTC Will Litecoin Surpass Ethereum in Terms of Market CapnewsBTCIf we have to compare Ethereum with Litecoin, one can find few similarities and enough differences. What makes this discussion even more important is the recent news about Litecoin being added alongside bitcoin and ether on Shapeshift. Earlier last …Bitcoin Market Cap Above $ 7 Billion […]

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Coinbase is finally letting you instantly buy Bitcoin with a debit card – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Coinbase is finally letting you instantly buy Bitcoin with a debit cardTechCrunchAnyone who has been a long-time user of Coinbase knows that the cryptocurrency startup hasn't exactly always made it easy to buy Bitcoin. In the early days you had to link your U.S bank account, verify it via two small deposits, and still […]

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British Government Explores Disbursing Research Grants In Bitcoin

The British government is considering disbursing research grants using bitcoin or some other blockchain-based currency, according to Matthew Hancock, the Minister of the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General. In a speech at Digital Catapult, a government-funded think tank., Hancock said the Cabinet Office has begun exploring ways to use blockchains with a particular interest in […]

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Will Litecoin Surpass Ethereum in Terms of Market Cap – newsBTC

newsBTC Will Litecoin Surpass Ethereum in Terms of Market CapnewsBTCIf we have to compare Ethereum with Litecoin, one can find few similarities and enough differences. What makes this discussion even more important is the recent news about Litecoin being added alongside bitcoin and ether on Shapeshift. Earlier last …and more » litecoin – Google News

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Remitly raises $38.5m for global expansion

As it prepares to launch in Canada, US mobile money transfer outfit Remitly has raised $ 38.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Stripes Group. Bitcoin News Feeds Today

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Bitcoin Added To Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Alongside 14,000 terms and phrases, Bitcoin has been added to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged. The company has also revised, updated and enhanced hundreds of entries. Many of the words added to Unabridged have been used in popular culture for much longer than Bitcoin.  That Bitcoin has been chosen, and so quickly after its advent, speaks to the […]

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