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Crypto Currency Definitions Make it into OxfordDictionaries.com 16 Comments

Over the past few years, the use of crypto currency such as bitcoin has rocketed. Once exclusive to gaming, this currency is now accepted by a number of retailers and the use of crypto currency is set to continue increasing over the next few years. An indication that crypto currency is becoming more mainstream is the fact that it is now being included in the online Oxford Dictionary. It has bee...


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UK Users can Use Credit or Debit Cards to Purchase Bitcoin from Coinbase 2 Comments

It has been announced that Coinbase will now be accepting credit card and debit card payments from UK customer who are looking to purchase bitcoin. The new rules also apply to customers in Spain according to reports. Coinbase, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, is a bitcoin wallet and exchange service that operates in more than 25 countries. The company has been in operation since the mi...


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30 day backlog in bitcoin transactions to occur in September as CoinWallet begin stress test 7 Comments

CoinWallet, a bitcoin mining service based in the UK, has announced that in early September it will be carrying out a stress test of the bitcoin network that could potentially create a 30 day transaction backlog and would make most of the regular software wallets completely worthless. Although no exact date has been given yet for the beginning of the stress test CoinWallet has indicated that it...


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Why Banks Need to Start Accepting Digital Currency like bitcoin No Comments

Over recent years, digital currencies such as bitcoin have become increasingly popular in mainstream circles, with more and more people using cryptocurrency for a variety of transactions. However, despite this, only one bank has stepped up and accepted the rocketing growth in its use. Fidor Bank in Germany in the only mainstream bank that has been brave enough to take steps to keep up with the pop...


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Provisional patent filed by NXT-ID for a bitcoin payment system that uses biometric authentication No Comments

The filing of a provisional patent for an electronic cryptocurrency management system was recently announced by the Connecticut-based technology company NXT-ID Inc, which specialises in biometric technologies. The company will also be looking to launch a new smart wallet having gained the public funding it required following a recent public offering. The idea behind the new system from NXT-ID i...


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Issue comes to light with private keys for users of Ethereum on Windows based systems No Comments

The new Ethereum platform has been live for just over a week now and has already hit its first snag, a security alert that relates to the failure of the eth and AlethZero clients running on Windows systems to write the private keys of a number of individuals has been released and has been quickly followed up by an update advising that a hot fix or a new version (these may be the same thing) would ...


Bitcoins true value

Is the value of bitcoin about more than just a constantly fluctuating price? 1 Comment

It seems that these days the only time the mainstream news sites talk about bitcoin is when the prices go through the roof or through the floor, and of course when something bad happens with the digital currency. Since its creations back in 2009 the bitcoin has seen everything ranging from highs to monumental highs on to massive drops followed by the slow but steady decrease and occasional incr...


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Small companies could be helped to go global with bitcoin according to Klarna Exec 1 Comment

  The possibility that the blockchain and bitcoin has the potential to fix a large number of the many problems that the world of payments current faces is something that Brian Billingsley, the CEO of Klarna North America strongly believes to be true. Even with an ever growing number of startup companies offering online checkout services are starting to use bitcoin as an accepted method ...


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Dynamic transactions fees when using bitcoin introduced by BitGo No Comments

In an effort to provide users with more options new dynamic transaction fees have recently been introduced by BitGo, which is a bitcoin wallet with multi-signature security. The reason behind these new dynamic fees is because of the increase in the volume of bitcoin traffic which has led it taking longer to process transactions. The pricing for the fees will be automatically adjusted based on proc...


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Support for the appropriate regulation of bitcoin announced at the G7 summit in June No Comments

Support for an appropriate regulation of virtual currencies was announced at the Group of Seven (G7) summit which was help in Germany in June with the UK present as one if the representative. Along with the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron at the G7, which was held in Bavaria back on the 7th to the 8th June 2015, were heads of state from the largest economic countries in the world including Ger...


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