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  • BlockTrail launches bitcoin analytics platform

    BlockTrail launches bitcoin analytics platform

    gigaom.com 18 Aug '14, 11am

    The Dutch bitcoin research outfit BlockCorp has launched a customizable platform for bitcoin analytics, called BlockTrail . BlockTrail will compete with the likes of Blockchain.info and Blockr to give people insight into cryptocurrency transactions and network data. As CEO Boaz Bechar...

  • Dell seems happy with its decision to accept

    gigaom.com 11 Aug '14, 10am

    It’s kind of trendy for retailers to start accepting bitcoin. Services like Coinbase are making it easier for them to do so, and it provides good publicity, as the cryptocurrency remains outside the mainstream. But that’s not to say it’s just a stunt – Dell opened up to bitcoin paymen...

  • This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin

    This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for

    gigaom.com 08 Aug '14, 6pm

    However, just because people were searching for information about bitcoin doesn’t mean the price would continue to soar. The researchers did find some negative aspects of search in relation to price: “3 of the 4 largest daily price drops were preceded by the 1st, 4th and 8th largest i...

  • Bitbond gets funding for its P2P bitcoin “crowdlending” platform

    Bitbond gets funding for its P2P bitcoin “crowdlending” platform — Tech

    gigaom.com 13 Aug '14, 9am

    The Berlin-based peer-to-peer bitcoin loan company Bitbond has raised a seed round of €200,000 ($267,270) to develop its platform, with investors including Point Nine Capital and BillPay CEO Nelson Holzner. Like BTCJam and BitLendingClub , Bitbond allows bitcoin holders to lend their ...

  • Bitcoin scammer hijacked chunks of traffic from Amazon and others, researchers claim

    scammer hijacked chunks of traffic from Amazon and others, researchers claim

    gigaom.com 08 Aug '14, 3pm

    Dell SecureWorks security researchers have described a series of attacks earlier this year in which someone cleverly got miners of bitcoins and other “cryptocurrencies” like dogecoin to contribute their efforts to his mining pools, sending the proceeds to him instead of them. Bitcoin ...

  • This week in bitcoin: Free payment processing finally takes true advantage of bitcoin tech

    This week in bitcoin: Free payment processing finally takes true advantage of

    gigaom.com 01 Aug '14, 6pm

    Until this week, the notion of bitcoin as a technology and bitcoin as a business hasn’t entirely matched up. The beauty of bitcoin’s technology is its ability to send payments to any address free of charge. This is what’s made it attractive to everyone from the remittance industry to ...

  • First Data acquires Gyft, a digital gift card company beloved by bitcoin users

    gigaom.com 30 Jul '14, 5pm

    Gyft, a mobile gift card company, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by First Data, an Atlanta-based payments giant. The acquisition terms were not disclosed, as first reported by Pando Daily . While it’s not technically a major acquisition of a bitcoin company, Gyft has be...

  • This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters

    This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters

    gigaom.com 25 Jul '14, 5pm

    This week’s bitcoin review takes a look at SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert’s resignation to focus only on bitcoin, even as the price dips below $600. All in on bitcoin Barry Silbert announced yesterday in a company blog post that he is stepping down from his role as CEO of SecondMarket...

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