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  • Bitcoin Core Developers Weigh in on Side Chain Proposal

    Bitcoin Core Developers Weigh in on Side Chain Proposal

    coindesk.com 10 Apr '14, 7pm

    These days, everyone wants to add new features to the bitcoin block chain, but now one team thinks that it’s found a way to do it responsibly – by creating “side chains” that can interact with bitcoin. The process, known as ‘two-way pegging’, has some hefty backing. It is supported by...

  • Chicago Sun-Times Gets 11% of New Subscriptions in Bitcoin

    Chicago Sun-Times Gets 11% of New Subscriptions in Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 11 Apr '14, 4pm

    The Chicago Sun-Times became the first major newspaper to accept bitcoin in early April and it appears this news has already translated into sales for the US publication. The paper told newsBTC that around 11.3% of new orders over the past week were paid for in bitcoin. The Chicago Su...

  • We Deliver Local Brings Bitcoin to the High Street

    We Deliver Local Brings Bitcoin to the High Street

    coindesk.com 11 Apr '14, 11am

    More than 40 independent and local shops in the UK are now accepting bitcoin. Some of them don’t even know about it. As of April 1st, We Deliver Local , a UK-based e-commerce solution for local shops added bitcoin as an official payment method. We Deliver Local allows registered custo...

  • Barry Silbert Reveals Bitcoin Investment Trust Holds 100,000 Bitcoins

    Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust holds 100,000 Bitcoins

    coindesk.com 11 Apr '14, 2pm

    The Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) now holds more than 100,000 BTC, according to Barry Silbert, CEO of SecondMarket and founder of the trust. Silbert has big plans for the Bitcoin Investment Trust, which is expected to open for public investors sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014. ...

  • Bitcoin Price Index - Real-time Bitcoin Price Charts

    coindesk.com 10 Apr '14, 12pm

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  • China's Central Bank Governor: PBOC Won't Ban Bitcoin

    China's Central Bank Governor: PBOC Won't Ban Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 11 Apr '14, 1pm

    The price of bitcoin recovered from a low of roughly $380 and rose past $420 at press time on 11th April, on the news that Zhou Xiaochuan , the governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), had issued new statements potentially clarifying the central bank’s position on bitcoin. Accor...

  • Welcome to Bitcoin Island

    Welcome to Bitcoin Island

    coindesk.com 13 Apr '14, 10am

    “I own three unspent transaction outputs: A, B and C. In total they represent twenty bitcoins. Here is my proof I am entitled to spend A. Here is my proof I am entitled to spend B. Here is my proof I am entitled to spend C. I hereby reshape my plot into two new plots: one plot 8 units...

  • French Retail Chain Monoprix to Accept Bitcoin Payments This Year

    French Retail Chain Monoprix to Accept Bitcoin Payments This Year

    coindesk.com 09 Apr '14, 12pm

    Major French retail chain Monoprix is making plans to start accepting bitcoin payments on its merchant website this year, according to the company’s director of e-commerce, Patrick Oualid . Oualid made his comments in an interview published yesterday (8th April) on French news site JD...

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