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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Meet Lawnmower and Factury, Part of Startupbootcamp’s NYC Cohort

Category: Business, Interviews, News, Tech

Meet Lawnmower and Factury, Part of Startupbootcamp’s NYC Cohort

On Tuesday, March 15, Startupbootcamp announced that following four grueling days of pitches, interviews, training workshops and feedback sessions, it has selected a total of 10 startups out of over 400 applicants to take part in the Startupbootcamp FinTech New York accelerator program kicking off this April. “Following the launch of the New York program, we have received an overwhelming response,”…

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Hope for Cryptsy? Hacker Pledges to Regain Stolen Funds

Category: Business, News

Hope for Cryptsy? Hacker Pledges to Regain Stolen Funds

Cryptsy, the embattled bitcoin exchange from which over 13,000 BTC were stolen, appears to have partnered with an anonymous hacker known only as Cryptcracker to regain their funds, according to a signed contract posted on their blog. Cryptsy was founded in 2013 and went on to service over 270,000 customers, according to their website. In 2015, the platform started showing…

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Coinsetter and CaVirtex: A “Substantive and Noticeable” Service Upgrade from Kraken Merger

Category: Business, News

Coinsetter and CaVirtex: A “Substantive and Noticeable” Service Upgrade from Kraken Merger

Bitcoin exchange Kraken has announced that it has purchased Coinsetter and the Canadian CaVirtex in a significant acquisition that concentrates three prominent exchanges under one brand. In an interview with BTCMANAGER, CEO of Kraken Jesse Powell stated that the company has no plans to restructure its services. “Fortunately for traders across North America, Kraken already offers more services than Coinsetter…

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ChangeTip’s #SocialGiving Challenge Enters Final Hours

Category: Business, News

ChangeTip’s #SocialGiving Challenge Enters Final Hours

When it comes to tipping people with bitcoin, ChangeTip is probably the first service that comes to mind. Recently, they have launched a challenge, perfect for the holiday season — The ChangeTip Bitcoin #SocialGiving Challenge. While this is not the first time the digital currency is linked to charitable causes, the campaign aims to bring meals to many of the homeless…

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What BTCC’s 100 Nodes Mean to the Network

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

What BTCC’s 100 Nodes Mean to the Network

On December 25, Chinese mining giant and bitcoin exchange BTCC donated and deployed a total of 100 full bitcoin nodes across 5 continents. The move, which will have a positive impact on the bitcoin ecosystem, has been applauded by the community. But, what do these nodes mean to the network? Bitcoin is designed as a decentralized, peer-to-peer network, reliant on…

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Danish Exchange CCEDK Partners with OpenLedger

Category: Business, Finance, News, Tech

Danish Exchange CCEDK Partners with OpenLedger

On September 15, 2015, Ronny Boesing, CEO of the Danish cryptocurrency exchange CCEDK announced that his company is entering into a partnership with OpenLedger, thus creating one of the most powerful decentralised financial-crypto platforms in the world. The announcement was made at the Global Money Transfer Summit 2015, a gathering of some of the financial industry’s biggest names and upcoming…

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21 Inc. Promises to Support Bitcoin’s Declining Nodes

Category: News, Tech

21 Inc. Promises to Support Bitcoin’s Declining Nodes

In the last couple of months, there have been numerous reports about the declining number of bitcoin nodes. By way of a solution, 21 Inc. has proposed an interesting initiative, which is meant to maintain and encourage the currency’s current critical mass of full nodes. Not many people are aware of them, but nodes are of extreme importance to the…

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Transcript Reveals Judge’s Justification for Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

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Transcript Reveals Judge’s Justification for Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

The Silk Road scandal has been analysed hundreds of times by advocates of internet privacy, but also by lawyers, crypto-experts and last but not least, the bitcoin community. An unsealed transcript reveals Judge Katherine Forrest’s thinking before sentencing Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of being the mastermind behind the online marketplace. In general, transcript showed Forrest defending the current United…

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An Introduction to Bitcoin Debit Cards

An Introduction to Bitcoin Debit Cards

The financial revolution that we have witnessed is bound to thoroughly change the financial system in the years to come. As both Bitcoin and other digital currencies have gained a massive amount of publicity and popularity, more and more crypto‐projects have been created to allow people to pay for their purchases by using Bitcoin. One of these projects, which is…

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Mt. Gox’s CEO Mark Karpeles Arrested in Japan

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Mt. Gox’s CEO Mark Karpeles Arrested in Japan

Japanese police have reportedly arrested Mark Karpeles, the head of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange this Saturday, following fraud allegations that have brought down the company and caused significant harm to the reputation of the digital currency. In November of 2014, bitcoin was valued at over $1200 USD, with exchanges like Mt. Gox handling in excess of 70% of all…

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