599
USD/BTC Price
11,923
24h BTC Trade Volume
13,080
Thousand Total BTC
7,835
Million USD Market Cap
149
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NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Depending on where you stand on the issue, the best feature -- or biggest problem -- with cryptocurrencies is the fact that there is no centralized authority in control.

There is no group that can have a closed door meeting and decide to make changes that could dramatically impact currency prices, supplies, or exchange rates. Because of this fact, many nations have already taken what some see as drastic measures to restrict or even outright ban bitcoin completely.

Darnell Jackson | Published on 08/01/2014 - 18:00

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- There has always been a certain amount of confusion in international circles over the cornucopia of names that seem to be associated with the United Kingdom. Britain, Great Britain, the British Isles; all have specific geographical and political meanings.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is however, the official name of the country and refers to a political union between four separate countries, England, Scotland, Wales and the aforementioned Northern Ireland.

Ian Jackson | Published on 08/01/2014 - 16:30

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Last October, Robocoin installed the world’s first bitcoin ATM at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver. Nearly 150 bitcoin ATMs have since popped up all over the world with 25 bitcoin “BTMs” in the United States and 30 in Canada. While the new machines are welcomed by small businesses, they have been met with staunch resistance from some governments and financial institutions.

Kalen Smith | Published on 08/01/2014 - 15:15

Few have more advanced credentials than Juan Llanos when it comes to the regulatory and risk management issues facing Bitcoin. An Argentinean, he was granted permanent residence status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services “by reason of extraordinary ability” in matters of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.

Hal M. Bundrick | Published on 08/01/2014 - 13:15

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- While Tokyo law enforcement officials have finally decided to investigate the collapse of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, new questions are being asked about the operation’s owner Mark Karpeles.

Inside Bitcoins | Published on 08/01/2014 - 08:15

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- The Bitcoin Foundation has filed an amicus brief in what is termed the first state criminal case related to Bitcoin and alleged money laundering. Two South Florida men were arrested in February, accused of selling more than $25,000 worth of Bitcoins to the Secret Service.

The foundation’s amicus brief supports the individual defendant’s motion to dismiss one count charging him with being an unauthorized money transmitter.

Inside Bitcoins | Published on 08/01/2014 - 06:15

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Federal lawmakers are reviewing two new bills that would strengthen laws banning online gambling. However, the law may be difficult to enforce in its current form.

Bitcoin has allowed many online gaming sites to illegally offer their services to U.S. players. Therefore, the government may consider regulating the digital currency in order to enforce the proposed online gaming law.

Kalen Smith | Published on 07/31/2014 - 18:15

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Overstock, the first major national retailer to accept payments in bitcoin, is taking its commitment to the cryptocurrency to the next level: paying employee bonuses in bitcoin, according to Mashable.

Inside Bitcoins | Published on 07/31/2014 - 15:30

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- In a world of deals and agreements, almost everything is paper-based. Lengthy contracts, wills, and administration of estates are some prime examples of how a simple concept, such as selling a house, can turn into a 20-page document that needs multiple signatures (let alone a massive amount of time and patience). But with digital currencies sweeping the Web, an online revolution is quietly sitting on the horizon, waiting for the right moment to arise. This revolution goes by the name of 'Codius.'

David Lock | Published on 07/31/2014 - 14:45

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- NASCAR is teaming up with crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt to make history. The arrangement brings together two talented underdogs: Alex Bowman of BK Racing who is currently ranked 33rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings and Crowdtilt one of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms that you’ve probably never heard of.

The idea is called bitcoin23 and it's mission is to, “Help increase Bitcoin awareness, bringing NASCAR and Bitcoin together.”

Darnell Jackson | Published on 07/31/2014 - 14:00

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