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Friday 19th December 2014
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Bitcoin Bears Say Told You So  

Bitcoins are generated by miners who are rewarded in bitcoin for processing transactions by making complex calculations. Illustration by Tom Hall If you think oil had a rough 2014, consider bitcoin. The digital currency has plunged 54 percent since the beginning of the year. By contrast, Brent crude has fallen 44 percent; the ruble is […]

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Bitcoin, the Solution to Consumer Data Protection.

Despite all the news headlines around data breaches, hackers and identity theft, it is a little known fact that since 2013 over 1 billion consumer records have been stolen by hackers. The estimated cost of this data theft is a staggering $5 billion dollars a year, which inevitably gets passed down to consumers and merchants […]

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HSBC JERSEY SEVERS LINKS WITH FIRM BEHIND BITCOIN FUND

 HSBC has severed ties with the firm behind the world’s first regulated Bitcoin investment fund. Jersey-based hedge fund Global Advisors (GA) claims the bank was worried about “money laundering risk”. GA’s Daniel Masters told the BBC that the development threatens well publicised plans to make Jersey a global centre for digital currencies. HSBC would not […]

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Cryptocurrency News: NSA ‘Outlined Bitcoin-Like System’ and 70% of Bitcoins Unspent.

The price of bitcoin has seen a resurgence over the weekend following 10 days of steadily tumbling prices. Most other major cryptocurrencies have seen a similar upturn in fortunes, with litecoin, dogecoin, peercoin and darkcoin all rising in price by between 3% and 6%. The biggest mover across all markets was fedoracoin. The cryptocurrency, based […]

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THE BIG PROBLEM WITH BITCOIN REGULATIONS

For the most part, we can all agree that a level of regulation plays an important role in consumer protection. Just as we expect stock exchanges and banks to be regulated, so, too, should virtual currency exchanges and centralized companies that store large balances on behalf of consumers, be regulated. This should help prevent situations […]

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“PIRATE@40″ ARRESTED FOR BITCOIN PONZI SCAM

NOVEMEBER 2014, Trendon Shavers, aka “Pirate@40,” was arrested on securities fraud and wire fraud charges stemming from his involvement in a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme*. Shavers was the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BCS&T), which offered and sold Bitcoin-based investments through the Internet. In total, Shavers raised at least 764,000 Bitcoin in BCS&T […]

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BITCOIN BUSINESS FROM REGULATORS

Mike Gropp is the co-founder of the BitBays Bitcoin exchange and is in charge of the company’s compliance to the ever-changing landscape of cryptocurrency law.  After working in the financial sector in California, Mike moved to Beijing in 2010 where he launched his own corporate training company focusing on sales, professional speaking, and negotiations.  While […]

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Canada: The Regulation Of Virtual Currencies In Canada

Canada is engaged in an important effort to reform its payment system. In recent years, there have been important legislative measures to enhance the payment system including the adoption of the Payment, Clearing and Settlement Act, and the Payment Card Network  Act. There was the appointment of an expert task force (the “Task Force”) that […]

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