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  • Regulators Block Sale of Bitcoin Miner Avalon

    Regulators Block Sale of Bitcoin Miner Avalon - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 29 Sep '16, 3pm

    A deal that would have seen Chinese manufacturer Shandong Luyitong purchase bitcoin mining hardware firm Canaan is no more. The deal is said to have been scuttled as a result of apprehension on the part of regulators from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, which was weighing whether to appr...

  • CME Group Adds New Exchange to Bitcoin Index

    CME Group Adds New Exchange to Bitcoin Index - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 28 Sep '16, 3pm

    CME Group has added China-based digital currency exchange OKCoin to its bitcoin pricing indexes, first announced in May. Created through a partnership with London-based Crypto Facilities, the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate & CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index are scheduled to go into beta ...

  • FX Firm Joins Mexican Bitcoin Exchange's $2.5 Million Fundraise

    FX Firm Joins Mexican Bitcoin Exchange's $2.5 Million Fundraise - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 28 Sep '16, 11am

    Bitcoin exchange startup Bitso has raised $2.5m to make it easier for the underbanked in Mexico to gain access to financial services. Among the investors is Mexico -based foreign exchange, Monex Group , which last year conducted $160bn in transactions in Europe, the US and Latin Ameri...

  • A Controversial Bitcoin Alternative is Seeking a Comeback

    A Controversial Bitcoin Alternative is Seeking a Comeback - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 25 Sep '16, 3pm

    A controversial bitcoin alternative may be making a comeback. With such a large community, bitcoin has perhaps inevitably seen disagreement about its future development. Having launched earlier this year, Bitcoin Unlimited grew out of an active movement to quickly pick up bitcoin's us...

  • Winter is Coming: Bitcoin Mining for Heat (And Profit) - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 24 Sep '16, 6pm

    For a hobbyist bitcoin miner, the industry is a different place than it was a few years ago. It used to be that you could use your CPU or GPU to mine bitcoin. But then the price of bitcoin started rising and people began to realize how much money could be earned, and – with the result...

  • Winklevoss Exchange Gemini to Launch Daily Bitcoin Auctions

    Winklevoss Exchange Gemini to Launch Daily Bitcoin Auctions - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 21 Sep '16, 12pm

    Gemini Trading, the bitcoin and ethereum exchange founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, is set to begin hosting daily bitcoin auctions. While such auctions are commonplace as a way to determine more accurate closing prices for the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq, Gemini is positi...

  • New Lawsuit Filed Against Bitcoin Wallet Xapo Founder

    New Lawsuit Filed Against Bitcoin Wallet Xapo Founder - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 22 Sep '16, 8pm

    Identity-theft protection company Lifelock has filed another lawsuit against Wences Casares, founder of bitcoin wallet company Xapo. The suit was filed on Monday in Delaware Chancery Court against Casares and his former CFO at digital wallet startup Lemon, Cynthia McAdam, who currentl...

  • US Federal Judge Rules Bitcoin is Money in Coin.mx Trial - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 19 Sep '16, 11pm

    A federal judge in New York has ruled that bitcoin constitutes a form of money. The ruling comes from the ongoing case involving the now-defunct Florida bitcoin exchange Coin.mx and one of its former operators, Anthony Murgio. Murgio, who was indicted on alleged money laundering charg...

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