Interview with Elizabeth Rossiello of BitPesa, Kenya’s Bitcoin to Shilling Exchange

I was recently able to interview Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and founder of BitPesa, a digital currency exchange based in Nairobi, Kenya. BitPesa recently raised $1.1 million USD in funding from noted Bitcoin entrepreneurs and investors such as Pantera Capital. Here at Bitcorati, we are dedicated to bringi...
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Why Cryptoequity May Not Be Securities – Houman Shadab

Lawbitrage is the blog of Houman B. Shadab, a professor at New York Law School and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions. His contact information and full bio is available here. http://lawbitrage.typepad.com/blog/2014/11/cryptoequity-regulation.html Nove...
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Interview Chat with Caleb Chen

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“While digital currency is a relatively new concept, currency is one of the oldest human inventions. What we aim to explore in this program is the likely development pathway of digital currency and give our students insights that they can bring to bear in their profess...
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Chat with Melissa of Gem

 My chat with Melissa of GEM  | Bitcorati Q&A   ERIC: What is Gem ? What exactly does Gem do ?  MELISSA: Gem is a platform for empowering developers to build apps that give individuals control over their own money. Gem uses multi-signature transactions and bank grade security to provide a simpl...
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News That Strengthen Cryptocurrency (XIV)

A weekly section discussing how general events can influence the future of the cryptocurrency sector US Public Debt Reaches Record of $18.14 Trillion On the last day of the year 2014, the total US debt reached to its record-peak around $18.14 trillion. Earlier it was around $98 billion, but encountered...
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6 (More) Bitcoin Myths Debunked

We've all heard them before. As a groundbreaking innovation, bitcoin naturally attracts skeptics just as strongly as it attracts supporters, and the technical and theoretical complexity of the digital currency can cause a considerable amount of confusion with those who are not 'in the know'.Continue rea...
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19 Crypto 2.0 Projects to Watch in 2015

As part of our 2014 recap, CoinDesk conducted a broad survey of the crypto 2.0 ecosystem to determine how the sector's emerging influencers believe it will evolve in 2015. Overall, the community perhaps most concerned with building on the potential of bitcoin's pioneering protocol expressed a bullish se...
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Bitcoin Price Plunges to Decline Lows

Overnight, Bitcoin Price made the plunge to long-term support currently near $270. This is an important juncture in the price chart, and the end of decline is finally in sight. Additional decline is possible, and market participants are advised to wait for confirmation that the low has been struck. Bitc...
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10 Bitcoin Job Openings To Kick Off 2015

Have you been thinking about a career in FinTech? Are you interested in landing a Bitcoin job? If so, we're here to assist you. Companies in the Bitcoin Industry are seeking out skilled professionals to join their teams, and we're bringing you new opportunities every week. Check out this week's Bitcoin...
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Bitcoin Price Falls Below $300

So, it happened. After some time moving in a narrow range in the low $300s, Bitcoin price has plunged below $300. This new Bitcoin price crash at the beginning of 2015 is is a continuation of the downward trend of last year – in 2014, Bitcoin has been the worst performing currency in the world, […] The...
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Happy Birthday Counterparty!

On January 2 Counterparty, the peer-to-peer financial platform built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, announced the celebration of its 1st Year Anniversary. On January 2, 2014, Counterparty emerged as an innovative project with a mission to provide a peer-to-peer financial market within the Bitcoin pro...
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How to Avoid Bitcoin Scams in 2015

2014 has been a monumental year for bitcoin in many respects. Consumer adoption rose significantly and a host of retailers, including huge global corporations, decided to take the plunge into digital currency. What's more, regulators have started to reveal increased understanding of the technology and b...
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The First Bitcoin-Only Porn Website

Bacchus Entertainment, produced by Saffron and Dennis Bacchus, who love to make high-quality niche fetish porn, is according to its creators the world's first Bitcoin-only porn membership site. Also read: xHamster Porn Site Helps You and Bitcoin “Rise a Little Bit” “We started our porn making adventure...
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Bitcoin Price Seems Unwilling to Move

Bitcoin Price continues moving in a narrow range in indecisive trade. Today's analysis is presented during early Asian session market activity and will be updated during the US session in case of any notable chart activity. Time of analysis: 03h00 UTC Bitcoin Price Analysis Readers, I have an all-day co...
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It’s Beginning to Look Like 2008

By Pam Martens: December 30, 2014 We are watching a collapse in industrial commodity prices, including crude oil. Yields on junk bonds (high yield debt) have risen dramatically. Investors have sought out the safe haven of U.S. Treasury notes, driving […] It's Beginning to Look Like 2008 is a story from:...
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10 Bitcoin Resolutions for 2015

A lot can happen in 365 days. A year ago, 1 BTC was worth $770, governments around the world were either terrified of bitcoin or laughed it off as a passing fad and it was a lot harder to find a place to spend your bitcoins.Continue reading at CoinDesk ...read more
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Bitcoin Price Noodles Down

Quiet trade keeps Bitcoin Price in a narrow range just above $300 and 1,900 CNY. On the first day of 2015, the charts have given us a short-term clue for the first time in days. CCN will be providing readers with technical analysis every day throughout the year. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis:...
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PayBase Security Issue Was Cloudflare Glitch Showing Static Data of Customer Sessions – No Data Lost

PayBase security has been rightfully called into question after a security issue was revealed and fixed during launch on 12/30 after a delay. There were widely corroborated reports of a possible security issue in the morning of 12/31. According to GAW's public chat, the issue stemmed from the way CloudF...
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Japanese Police Suspect 99% of Mt. Gox Bitcoins Missing Due to Fraud, Not Transaction Malleability Hack

The joint Japanese and American government investigation into the whereabouts of supposedly stolen Mt. Gox bitcoins has announced a key discovery. The Japan News, Japan's largest English language newspaper, is reporting that fraud is the cause of the “disappearance of 99% of Mt. Gox bitcoins.” According...
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BitMEX to Launch Bitcoin ‘Fear’ Index

Derivatives exchange BitMEX will publish an index on 5th January that it hopes will become the bitcoin world's version of the VIX– the so-called 'fear index' that is used to gauge uncertainty in the wider financial markets. The 30-Day Bitcoin Historic Volatility Index, as BitMEX is calling it, works by...
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The Annihilation of the Middle Class

Daniel Drew, 12/28/2014 “America's like a beacon in the world. But I feel like I'm watching it go down the toilet in front of my eyes. I'm fairly certain that this country is going to have pockets of Third World poverty within […] The Annihilation of the Middle Class is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net...
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Bitcoin Price At Year’s End

Bitcoin Price remains in a narrow trading range. CCN presents 2014's final Bitcoin price technical analysis after a gruelling year of decline. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 10h00 UTC Bitstamp 4-Hour Chart Bitstamp made a slight ascent to the 4-hour 20MA before falling away – again in a slight...
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Microsoft also Exploring Blockchain Technology for the IoT “World of Distributed, Connected Devices”

Since starting to accept Bitcoin earlier this month, Microsoft has not started offering Bitcoin acceptance globally, or for all of its products. Currently, users that wish to load their Microsoft accounts with Bitcoin are limited to $1,000 a day and $5,000 maximum. Microsoft seems to be waiting for furt...
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Bitcoin Price Edging Lower

Bitcoin Price actions seems to be seeing out 2014 doing what it's done best all year. The decline is, by now, extended to the point of disbelief, yet it shows no sign of letting up. We take a look at some technical chart features that may present targets lower down. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of […] Th...
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How 2014 Became the Year of Multisig

Will O'Brien is CEO and co-founder of BitGo, a bitcoin security company and pioneer in multi-signature technologies. In this article, he examines bitcoin security trends from the last year and looks ahead to what 2015 has in store. 2014 was a pivotal year in bitcoin security. Although the industry had a...
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Bitcoin Price Approaching Critical Support

Bitcoin Price is still trading sideways without making a new intraday high or low. We consider some longer term chart analysis while waiting for the Bitcoin price to take direction. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 13h00 UTC Christmas Season Bitstamp 4-Hour Chart A look at the 4-hour chart shows...
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Bitcoin Price Retesting the Lows

Bitcoin Price has been making a slight advance for the past few hours after falling to near its recent lows during muted Sunday trade. CCN seeks to examine this trend and provide you with actionable Bitcoin Price analysis. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h00 UTC Christmas Season Bitstamp Dail...
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How Proof-of-Work… Works

A Proof-of-Work system requires its users to perform some form of work to participate. The work must be difficult for the client but easy for the server/network to verify. For example, an email system that implements proof-of-work might require each sender's computer perform 1-2 seconds of work before s...
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Russia Reconsidering Bitcoin Ban in 2015

Times are tough in Russia. The Ruble has lost about 50% of its value versus the dollar. The West is levying economic sanctions against them for their military actions in the Ukraine. And the Russian Ministry of Finance earlier this year drafted a bill to ban Bitcoin and other “quasi-money” in 2015. Also...
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Bitcoin Price on Holiday

Bitcoin Price shows no clear direction and may wander sideways before making a move in the new year. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 10h00 UTC Christmas Season Jim Frederickson had successfully forecast a price low of $305 (Bitstamp) on 18 December. His forecast included a remark that the Bitco...
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Bitcoin Price 2014: A Year in Review

If the story of bitcoin in 2013 was its meteoric rise in price, which saw it hit a peak of over $1,100 in November, then the tale of bitcoin's price this year is one of plummeting from those heights. The price of bitcoin opened the year at $770, according to the CoinDesk Price Index. By mid-December, it...
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The 7 Biggest Crypto Scandals of 2014

Even though 2015 is right around the corner, some might say that bitcoin was still in its 'Wild West' days throughout the course of this year. While it's easy to appreciate all of bitcoin's best qualities – it's cheap, fast and reliable, to name a few – it's harder to ignore that bitcoin has also been a...
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Bitcoin For Diamonds Anyone!?

More proof that Bitcoin is here to stay: following Microsoft, Dell, and Time Inc, jewelry e-commerce retailer iDIAMONDS is now accepting Bitcoin for diamonds and diamond jewelry. Established online retailer iDIAMONDS.com has caught the Bitcoin bug! The New York City-based company has decided it wants to...
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Want to Spend $150K? Get a .trust Domain

British information assurance firm NCC Group has acquired the right to issue yet another General Top-Level Domain, .trust. Information assurance firms are in the business of making sure data is authentic, and that systems are secure. To get a .trust will be no small task. To begin with, you'll need $150...
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Bitcoin Price Stalled

In the past few days, we advised traders to consider taking profits ~$344. It turns out that the magic number was a few dollars shy of that figure ($338). We also suggested that when the next pullback occurred we could possibly get a test of the long term support line. As I am writing these […] The post...
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Bitcoin Is (Still) Not Doomed

by John Light Washington Post columnist Henry Farrell has just added himself to the Nakamoto Institute's running list of skeptics making bold assertions about the certain demise of Bitcoin. In a post entitled “Bitcoin's financial network is doomed,” Mr. Farrell demonstrates his short-sightedness in the...
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Bitcoin Price – Trading vs Investing

A comment/question was raised on yesterday's article that deserved reply, as well as clarification here. The question centered upon the difference between trading and investing. There is a big distinction between trading and investing. IMHO investors should feel very comfortable buying at these levels a...
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Burning Man Accepts Bitcoin for Their Desert Spectacular That Your Stereotypes Are All Wrong About

In a world where the bitcoin community wants bitcoin accepted worldwide, the bitcoin community should expect bitcoin accepted by everyone. Burning Man, a popular festival in the deserts of Nevada, is accepting donations in bitcoin this year toward their non-profit organization. After accepting bitcoin t...
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ZeusHash Bitcoin Cloudmining Announces Christmas And New Year Giveaways And Upcoming eCommerce And Payment Platforms

Bitcoin Press Release: Cloudmining platform ZeusHash is pleased to announce upcoming eCommerce platform Crazy Wednesday, payment service ZPAY and giveaways for 50 000 current and new customers to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. ZeusHash was launched on October 3rd […] ZeusHash Bitcoin Cloudmining...
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Bitnation Announces a Decentralized Application for Basic Income Based on Bitcoin 2.0 Technology and Voluntary Fees

The Decentralized Application (DApp) basicincome.co will be hosted on the Bitnation core platform – Bitnation Pangea – after its release in 2015. Basicincome.co will be a first experimental attempt to provide a system for a crypto based Universal Basic Income (UBI), entirely based on voluntary ‘taxes' (...
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Trade Bitcoin For Carats, Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry at iDIAMONDS Established Online Jewelry eCommerce Outlet

Bitcoin Press Release: More proof that Bitcoin is here to stay: following Microsoft, Dell, and Time Inc, Jewelry […] Trade Bitcoin For Carats, Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry at iDIAMONDS Established Online Jewelry eCommerce Outlet is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post Trade Bitcoin For Carats, Diam...
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Bitcoin Price Still Going Higher

Bitcoin price has been trading in a relatively narrow range of $320-$334 for the past day or so. I expect that it will break out of this range soon. Overhead resistance had been tested and held on a few occasions, but broke through that resistance as this article was being written. 3-Day Chart To touch...
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Former US Mint Director Edmund C. Moy on Crashing Currencies: “More Citizens are Now Relying on Bitcoin Air Bags for Safety”

Whenever there are crashing currencies somewhere around the world, Bitcoin enthusiasts start “chomping at the bit” to introduce cryptocurrency to the economically unstable space. As the world becomes increasingly connected through the internet, the overall financial inclusion has not followed suit. More...
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Stable Bitcoin Alternative DNotes Launches DNotesVault With Unprecedented Cryptocurrency Deposit Guarantee

Bitcoin Press Release: Packed with multiple functionality, an unprecedented 100% cryptocurrency deposit guarantee, and timed send DNotesVault is the second strategic property created by the DNotes team in pursuit of mass consumer and merchant adoption with the industry's most stable digital currency. Il...
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DNotes Cryptocurrency Savings Plans For Children – First of Many Unprecedented Digital Currency Savings Instruments Sponsored by DnotesVault

Bitcoin press release: DNotesVault, a secure web wallet launched just a week ago has reaffirmed its mission to build a large generation of DNotes stakeholders worldwide by offering a family of CR.I.S.Ps. (Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans) with 100% deposit guarantees. Illinois, USA. DNotesVault,...
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Bitcoin Price Rebounding Strong

As my readers likely know, Bitcoin price has been marching higher for the past 40 hours or so. $304 provided support to stop the panic selling of a couple days back, and has since propelled the price higher. We now see ‘Elliott Waves of 5′ pointing upwards. Hence, we now expect the worst of the […] The...
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Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Claims Litecoin Does Not Need Development; Says Adding Gimmicks Does Not Help a Currency Succeed

Charlie Lee isn't one to often be outspoken, yet sometimes he tells the truth how he sees it. He has big ideas and is busy speaking at conferences, along with giving advice to other developers looking to following in the footsteps of Litecoin. So when he got into a Twitter argument with someone called D...
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How Should We Regulate Bitcoin?

Wences Casares, founder of Argentina's first Internet service provider, has moved into the Bitcoin market by founding wallet provider Xapo. He recently shared his views on Bitcoin regulation with the Big Think knowledge forum. Integrate Bitcoin into Existing Regulatory Efforts Casares offers a simple, s...
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Bitcoin Price Bull Market Has Begun

I wrote the article below late last night after a long day on the road. This morning, more alert and focused, I looked again at the short term charts. What was I looking for? Elliott Waves in waves of 5 going up. As you may know, their return (after a very long absence) will signal that the […] The post...
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In the Wake of The Pirate Bay Shutdown, Tribler Makes BitTorrent Completely Anonymous and Impossible to Compromise

Recently, The Pirate Bay succumbed to a shutdown due to a police raid on their main servers. While The Pirate Bay was able to be torrented itself and brought back to life elsewhere, the effects of the shutdown sent a shockwave through the torrent community. Now, a group of researchers from the Delft Uni...
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Determining the Value of Bitcoin

Anyone who has long been involved with the cryptocurrency community will probably remember Bitcoin's early days. Yes, those days when you had to spend 10,000 bitcoins to get one pizza. It is true that save for the prescient few, most of us despised the days of small beginnings till around November 2013...
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ZiftrCOIN Presale Approaching $500,000

ZiftCOIN, the crypto-commerce altcoin from internet shopping companion Ziftr, recently launched its coin presale with a goal of making cryptocurrency a mainstream payment option. Although more than a month remains in the presale, Ziftr is very pleased with the early returns. Also read: Gems Presale Laun...
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Companies Are Trying to Get Rid of Passwords Entirely, and Launchkey Just Received $3 Million in Funding to Implement a Replacement

In a time where password technology is so easy to breach, the world is ready for a new technology to take over. In response to the vulnerability that passwords hold, some companies have started implementing two-factor authentication. LaunchKey, on the other hand, looks to get rid of password technology...
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Illuminating Shadow Cash

As we have noted here previously, Ethereum will be releasing a comprehensive but not backward compatible upgrade to the blockchain as implemented for Bitcoin. Similar efforts are happening with Counterparty, who intend to provide an upgrade in place. Concealing transactions are a key feature for both of...
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Bitcoin Panic Selling Today

Damage was done to the charts today. These pages have been speculating/forecasting a $316 low for the past two weeks. $316 was broken today, hitting $305 as of this writing. We continue to believe that 12/22 is the most likely date of the low. 12/22 is still four days away. A lot can happen in […] The p...
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It’s All about Trust

It all comes down to trust. The modern world's financial system is built on a foundation of trust, and supported by the framework of law. I remember very clearly the first time I saw a trader execute an over the […] It's All about Trust is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post It's All about Trust a...
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Bitcoin Price Low Getting Close

“It is always darkest before dawn.” Wise words indeed. For Bitcoin bulls and/or people on the outside looking in, it must be starting to look like Bitcoin is a very bad investment. But this selling is (at worst) almost finished. Within days, the market will turn and start an advance that will cause trad...
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Coinkite CEO Says Seeing People Lose Bitcoins Upsets Him Because “It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way!”

There isn't a month that goes by where someone doesn't take to their computer and check their balance in their bitcoin wallet, only to find that there's something missing. It happened with Mt.Gox; it happened with MintPal and it even happened recently with Blockchain.info, a wallet that was thought to b...
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When Banks Become the Lawmakers

Citigroup is the Wall Street mega bank that forced the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999; blew itself up as a result of the repeal in 2008; was propped back up with the largest taxpayer bailout in the history […] When Banks Become the Lawmakers is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net The post When Ba...
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Are You Safe from Bail-ins?

Europe's banks are vulnerable in 2015 due to weak macroeconomic conditions, unfinished regulatory hurdles and the risk of bail-ins according to credit rating agencies. The truth is that banks in most western nations are vulnerable to bail-ins in 2015 and the recent […] Are You Safe from Bail-ins? is a s...
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Bitcoin Price Continues to Fall

The market is continuing to break down as we have been expecting on these pages for the past several weeks. While I believe that the bear market will come to an end rather soon, I also anticipate that the market may finish its bear season with a vicious roar. I have stated on more than […] The post Bitc...
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DNotes Cryptocurrency Savings Plans For Children – First of Many Unprecedented Digital Currency Savings Instruments Sponsored by DnotesVault

Bitcoin press release: DNotesVault, a secure web wallet launched just a week ago has reaffirmed its mission to build a large generation of DNotes stakeholders worldwide by offering a family of CR.I.S.Ps. (Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans) with 100% deposit guarantees. […] DNotes Cryptocurrency Sa...
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Cambodian Free School Raises Dogecoins

Back in June, the Cambodian English School of Higher Education raised funds in an effort to provide uniforms for its students. Also read: Help NGO Doctors Without Borders To Fight Ebola Using Bitcoin Charity in the Face of Such Theft “This week I have been fundraising online, but I wasn't asking for dol...
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10 Bitcoin Job Openings Heading Into 2015

Have you been thinking about your next big career move? Are you on the hunt for a Bitcoin job? If so, we're here to lend a helping hand. Bitcoin companies are looking for skilled professionals to join their teams, and we're bringing you new opportunities every week. Take a look at this week's Bitcoin jo...
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