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MMM Republic of Bitcoin Shuts Down

What is that one thing which always holds true for Ponzi schemes? They all have to close down, and at least some of the investors have to lose money. Now the same seems to be happening with the alleged Ponzi scheme – MMM. As it turned out, the Sergey Mavrodi‘s brainchild yesterday announced that it is[…]

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How To Get Bitcoin – The Merkle (blog)

Getting one’s hands on Bitcoin is still the hardest part of getting involved in the world of digital currency these days. However, there are plenty of options available to buy Bitcoin, ranging from exchanges to peer-to-peer trades and ATMs to brokers. All of these options will be discussed briefly, giving everyone the information they need[…]

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Chainalytics and Europol Take On Bitcoin Money Laundering – newsBTC

Bitcoin is, in the public perception, a traditional form of finance that eludes governments and law enforcement all over the world. Media outlets tend to call the digital currency “impossible to trace”, even though all transactions are publicly listed on the blockchain in real-time. To further solidify that statement, Chainalysis decided to come up with[…]

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Open Website Found Selling Stolen Bank Details For Bitcoin – newsBTC

Bitcoin is often associated with illegal activity on the Internet, even though this does not make the digital currency more suited for criminal purposes compared to bank transfers or cash payments. Hackers target financial institutions and online shopping platforms in an attempt to breach their databases. Bank records of over one million consumers can be[…]

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Bitcoin group scores funds from biggest names in industry – Yahoo Finance

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[Exchange Review] Changer

[Exchange Review] CHANGER This is a review exclusively brought to you by ALLCRYPTOCOINS.NET How quick are we when it comes to exchanging FIAT into bitcoins or bitcoins to altcoins and vice versa? It probably isn’t as quick as the word ‘instant‘. How do we even exchange FIAT to bitcoins in the first place? Oh well,[…]

Brave Browser Seeks To Revamp Web Ad Revenue Model Using Bitcoin – CryptoCoinsNews

Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and creator of the JavaScript programming language, has developed a new browser that will block unwanted web ads and replace them with ads generated by Brave. Eich’s goal is to make the browsing experience easier, to allow users to see ads they are more likely to want to see, and[…]

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China wants to launch its own digital currency – CNNMoney

China’s central bank is mulling plans to launch its own digital currency as soon as possible. The People’s Bank of China said it has been studying digital currencies since 2014 and reviewing what implementation would look like. But in a statement posted on its website this week, the bank didn’t give a specific timeframe for[…]

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Ethereum Will Arrive (and 15 Other Blockchain Predictions for 2016) – CoinDesk

Andrew Keys is the director of communications of ConsenSys and co-founding member of ConsenSys Enterprise, the consulting group within ConsenSys. Previously, Andrew worked for UBS in equities analysis.  Here, he offers 16 predictions for the blockchain and decentralized technologies sector in 2016. 1. Many who used the terms ‘blockchain’ or ‘distributed ledger’ will learn they actually[…]