Bitcoin Essay Examples

BTC Startup Bonafide To Shut Down

Bitcoin startup, Bonafide announced that it will end its operations and start liquidation. An email has been sent to all the shareholders that stated that the startup has been approached by a “leading” bitcoin company though the name has not been mentioned, for a possible acquisition. Yet, the sale was declined as it was considered […]

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What May Have Happened at Mt Gox

by Cameron Winklevoss – Founder, Winklevoss Capital It may be months or years before government authorities and industry experts across the globe get to the bottom of what happened to the ~750K BTC that purportedly went missing from Mt.Gox. By now, the basics of the exchange’s downfall are well publicized, but the actual substance and […]

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Philips Healthcare To Explore Blockchain

Philips Healthcare announced that it will be exploring potential applications for blockchain in this industry. Philips is a diversified technology that focuses on improving the lives of people through a meaningful innovation. Their healthcare business makes up 40 per cent of their global sales revenue. In the fiscal year of 2013- 2014, the company saw […]

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Coinalytics Brings Blockchain Intelligence

Last week, Coinalytics presented its technology, Blockstem, at San Francisco FinDEVr Conference. Coinalytics is a venture-backed startup based in Palo Alto pursuing the mission of “providing real-time intelligence for decentralized blockchain platforms”. Coinalytics’ unique approach applies advanced machine learning and state-of-the-art distributed systems to cryptographic platforms, enabling enterprises to derive real-time business intelligence and risk […]

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Bitfury Invests $100M In A Data Center

BitFury, the global bitcoin blockchain infrastructure provider, and transaction processing company made an announcement that it is planning to invest US $100 million in order to build its second data center in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi and the first technology park. BitFury has privatized a land of 185,000 m2 in Gldani district of Tbilisi […]

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UDLAP Coffee Shop Accepts Bitcoin

Recently, Cafe Punta de Cielo which is located in the campus of Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico has started to accept bitcoin as a payment method. At the moment, there are about 8,000 students enrolled in the university and allowing bitcoin as a payment method is a way for the young crowd to […]

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Everledger To Use Blockchain Technology For Insurance Purposes

Everledger, a London- based startup that provides immutable ledger for diamond ownership and related transaction history verification for insurance companies has come up with a plan to ensure that the insured items are what they are said to be. As stated in the 2012 study from the Association of British Insurers, around 65 per cent […]

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The Bankchain Discovery Summit

Today, itBit organizes a private gathering of financial industry professionals, “Bankchain Discovery Summit”. It is an all- day, invite only event and will be held at one of the Convene locations of the city, a meeting space operating in both New York and Washington, DC. Most of the expected attendees are from the major banks, […]

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Interview With Market Maker BitSpread

BitcoinVOX had the chance to interview Ritika Sen, Marketing Director For Digital FX Wealth Manager BitSpread. Remember Warren Buffet wrote in his last lettter to investors, that volatility is not a risk. Considering the historical volatility of bitcoin, see how you can make it an opportunity. – What is BitSpread ? Ritika Sen: BitSpread is […]

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Bitquest: The Bitcoin Based Minecraft Server

Bitquest: The Bitcoin Based Minecraft Server When it comes to video games, most people seem to take an exception to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. For quite some time now, there has been a lot of talk about integrating bitcoin with video game economies. The advent of bitcoin in the gaming community excites the members and […]

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Does Asset Forfeiture Threaten Bitcoin ?

Kim Dotcom and six people working with him were indicted by a court in Virginia. This is another step towards prosecuting Kim Dotcom, an attempt which has been going on for quite some time now. The charges against Kim Dotcom include money laundering, Copyright Infringement, Racketeering and Wire Fraud. These accusations were placed forward by […]

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PTO Rejects Bitcoin Trademark Request

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has turned down a patent application for a Bitcoin trademark that was requested by the Urban Trend LLC. This was a part of a pre-determined judgement once Urban Trend, the Californian household product company, were unable to submit an answer to Russ Smith, the owner of the […]

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Bittrex Removed 36 Digital Coins

Bitcoin exchange Bittrex informed its users that it has removed three dozen cryptocurrencies from its platform on Sunday. Bittrex also pointed out that they have flagged and warned these wallets for around 30 days. So, no exceptions will be made for funds remaining during execution. The digital coins subject to this decision are not very […]

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BitGold To Go Public On The TSX

Gold and bitcoin start-up BitGold announced it will public, backed by Sprott Inc. BitGold, a gold and bitcoin start-up based in Toronto, is going public after a reverse merger with Loma Vista Capital, a mineral exploration company. BitGold informed that it will keep its name but all trading on the Canadian National Stock Exchange will […]

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CTB Locker – New Ransomware In Town

CTB Locker: The new virus in town Antivirus software such as McAfee and Symantec have recently been baffled by the new virus that is hitting the computers. With spam campaigns that would require you to pay through bitcoin, this ransomware is a new sight for a lot of computer-users who are easily fooled by the […]

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EgoPay Frozen Customers Funds

Electronic payment processor EgoPay has frozen its funds. Clients are also complaining that they have disabled API. Bitcoin exchange processor EgoPay has frozen all clients’ accounts including bitcoin accounts of renowned echanges BTC-e and Bitmarket.pl. Based in Lithuania and registered in Malta, Egopay is an electronic payment processor and gateway which seems to be victim […]

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Interview With Glidera Founder

BitcoinVOX had the chance to interview, Mr David Ripley, CEO and Co-Founder of the Bitcoin Wallet Glidera. Glidera aims to provide consumers and businesses a secure, easy to use online wallet that leverages Bitcoin’s multi-signature architecture to provide transparency and user control. David reveals his plans for Glidera and also some key analysis of the […]

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Trendon Shavers Charged For Ponzi Scheme

Trendon Shavers from Texas was arrested for running a $4.5 million Ponzi Scam. While most people are convinced that Bitcoin will make it in the long run, some sincerely believe that the crypto currency’s days are numbered. One of the main reasons behind this is how the technology makes it very easy for scam artists […]

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BitGo Response To BitLicense

This comment letter is submitted on behalf of BitGo, Inc. (“BitGo”) in response to the request for comment on the proposed Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses specified in the Notice, 236 N.Y. Reg. 14 (July 23, 2014) (“Proposed Rule”) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”). BitGo is […]

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Brisbane Bitcoin ATM Seized

The first bitcoin automatic teller machine in Queensland has been seized as part of an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking network linked to the Bandidos bikie gang. Police gang squad officers seized the ATM on Friday morning in a joint raid with customs officials at the Roastery cafe in South Brisbane. They allege the […]

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Bitcoin Future Applications

The co-founder of the bitcoin developer platform Chain.com, Adam Ludwin, was a venture investor in companies like Slack, Vine, Paperless Post and Kik. He used his experience and published an article on China.com’s website. Majority of the population see Bitcoin as an alternative to traditional payment systems. Many of them do not understand the crypto […]

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Netagio Launching Its Trading API

Netagio, the first British Bitcoin, gold & Sterling exchange, today announced the launch of its Application Programming Interface (API). Institutional investors can now programme their Execution Management Systems (EMS) and Order Management Systems (OMS) and fully automate their trading on the exchange. The API will provide brokers/dealers with easier and faster electronic market connectivity, allowing […]

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