Bitcoin entrepreneur Erik Voorhees charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this Tuesday (3rd) that Erik Voorhees, founder of websites like the well-known SatoshiDICE, is being charged for publicly offering shares in two Bitcoin-related ventures without registering them.  Voorhees is known in the cryptocurrency community for being the founder of two famous platforms: SatoshiDICE and FeedZeBirds. While the…

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CoinGecko: Buy, Sell or Hold

Just got dumped? We all know the feeling: you read an article promising wonders, getting all pumped up and then… Well, the one thing that nerds love, data, is helping to solve this social problem when it comes to getting dumped in the world of alternative currencies. In an era of numerous altcoins, deciding which…

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Remittance Relief

“[Bitcoin] produces a market that’s international, that everyone has access to, regardless of race, religion, creed…” – Amir Taaki There is a lot of talk recently of the power Bitcoin has in changing the remittance market.  A remittance is a transfer of wealth from one person to another, mostly amongst the world’s poor. Zach Ramsay…

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50 Cent Catches the Bitcoin Bug

50 Cent announced today that he will sell his new album Animal Ambition for bitcoin through BitPay. As 50 Cent will not be the only artist interested in providing bitcoin as a payment option, BitPay makes it easy for artists to accept bitcoin. 50 Cent is using a Shopify store to sell his latest album…

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John Law Gambles with Bitcoin

This article was first published in Issue 16 of the print edition of Bitcoin Magazine.  Today, John Law is often hailed as one of the greatest financial innovators of all time. What would he say about Bitcoin and other digital currencies? Let’s take a look at this enigmatic man to discover how yesterday’s financial innovations shed…

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Breaking: Apple to Allow Bitcoin Apps in App Store

BREAKING NEWS – In a landmark move, Apple has updated its developer guidelines to officially allow apps that transact in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. According to the Developer Guidelines section 11.17: Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app…

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Bitcoin 2014: Building the Digital Payments-network (reflections on a million-dollar conference)

A Dutch version of this article originally appeared on Coincourant. “The reason I am so committed to Bitcoin and crypto, is that crypto can solve the problem that centralized organizations present to society.” Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne’s fiery opening speech at Bitcoin 2014 is geared straight at the libertarian spirit of Bitcoin-hardliners. In his philosophical…

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The Montreal Economic Institute Addresses Bitcoin

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) has released an economic note on the state of Bitcoin regulation in Canada and around the world. The MEI is an independent research and education organization which, according to their website, “stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms.” In…

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