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Will bitcoin donations become a factor in the next election cycle?

Posted on April 22, 2014

The Federal Election Commission has carefully avoided making a definitive statement on the legality of bitcoin donations to political candidates. Late last year, the FEC went so far as to say that it would be investigating bitcoin donations before the next mid-term elections, but offered no insight about how current donations should be handled. With […]

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Danish political party adopts blockchain-based system for internal voting

Posted on April 22, 2014

Denmark’s Liberal Alliance may not be a dominant force in Danish politics, but it is miles ahead of the rest of the political world when it comes to technological innovation. In the tiny town of Hvidovre, the local division of the party will be using a new internal voting system based on bitcoin’s blockchain technology […]

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MEVU debuts proof-of-concept wearable bitcoin wallet

Posted on April 22, 2014

Much like how cryptocurrencies are reshaping the definition of money, wearable technologies are rethinking how the real and digital worlds interact. Startup wearable tech company MEVU recently unveiled a new, proof-of-concept bracelet that tracks wrist movements. It’s first real-world application is to serve as a bitcoin wallet that can approve purchases with little more than […]

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‘La Maison du Bitcoin’ to open in Paris in May

Posted on April 22, 2014

French bitcoin entrepreneurs Thomas France and Eric Larchev√™que recently announced the launch of La Maison du Bitcoin (‘The House of Bitcoin’), a cryptocurrency technology and culture hub located in the heart of Paris. Slated to open on May 13, the center will include a meeting, workshop and co-working space for bitcoin startups, as well housing […]

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Vault of Satoshi goes beyond audit, announces full proof-of-solvency

Posted on April 21, 2014

In only a few short months of operation, Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Vault of Satoshi has built a reputation for professionalism in an industry still seen by many as the “Wild West” of finance. Last month, the exchange received a full money transmitter license, giving it equal status under Canadian law to a standard international currency […]

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After Heartbleed bug, OpenSSL project now accepts bitcoin donations

Posted on April 21, 2014

Earlier this month, the Heartbleed bug sent a chill of terror across the entire internet. As IT managers across the globe raced to update their servers with the patched version of OpenSSL to keep passwords and user data safe, the terror in the bitcoin world was particularly intense as billions of dollars in bitcoins were […]

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Report: Mt.Gox CEO Karpeles had sole control over exchange’s code and accounts

Posted on April 21, 2014

kkIn an article filed on Reuters today, reporter Sophie Knight paints a complex portrait of Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles. Far from a criminal mastermind or con man, Karpeles is depicted as man who is “shy and fearful of confrontation” whose “escapism into virtual worlds was accompanied by what some former associates describe as a lack […]

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Is the Silicon Valley Bitcoin Job Fair a sign of things to come?

Posted on April 19, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, the Plug and Play Technology Center in Sunnyvale, CA, will be swarmed with tech talent looking to break into the bitcoin world. The Bitcoin Job Fair will feature booths from big-name bitcoin businesses like BitPay, Circle, Kraken, Xapo and Counterparty, all flush with venture capital cash and looking to expand their […]

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Former Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau endorses bitcoin

Posted on April 18, 2014

During a segment on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart,” Raj Date, former Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, gave a clear nod to digital currencies like bitcoin. Date noted that the creation of a faster, more secure financial network is a huge boon for consumers. The thing I like about innovation in consumer finance, […]

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Ron Paul says there should be “no restrictions” or taxes on bitcoin

Posted on April 18, 2014

There are few figures in recent American politics as controversial as former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul. The noted libertarian-leaning Republican from Texas has long been an opponent of the Federal Reserve banking system, and has advocated for more “private money” in the world economy. Although not a supporter of bitcoin per se, Paul has regularly […]

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