Removal of Bitcoin app Blockchain from App Store causes fans to ditch iPhones

iPhone fans aren't too happy that Apple has decided to remove a Bitcoin application called Blockchain from the app store, with some taking extreme action to show their displeasure to Apple, Bloomberg reported.

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Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox temporarily halts withdrawals

Tokyo, Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox announced on its site that it temporarily halted Bitcoin withdrawals to resolve a technical problem that arose from the increased withdrawal traffic.

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Apple pulls last Bitcoin mobile wallet from App Store

Tech giant Apple has cleared the App Store of all Bitcoin mobile wallet apps by pulling Blockchain from the store on Wednesday without a clear explanation for the move, but retained other non-wallet Bitcoin apps in the said store.

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Hearing highlights more regulation coming for Bitcoin

The hearing held by New York State banking regulator Benjamin M. Lawsky points to more regulation in Bitcoin's future, The New York Times The Dealbook reported.

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BTC China restores Bitcoin-Renmibi trading

BTC China, the biggest bitcoin exchange in the world, has begun allowing users to buy the digital currency using Chinese yuan again, just a month after it halted renmibi deposits because of a bank warning.

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Latest Bitcoin crime elicits Nordic Forex bank warning

Bitcoin' chances to get recognition as a legal form of money or payment has been slimmed down again when a top foreign currency in Sweden, SEB AB, denied its clients' requests to open accounts in the bank to manage Bitcoins the latter owned.

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Executives of New York Bitcoin startup arrested for alleged money laundering

Charlie Shrem and Robert Faiella, both executives of New York-based Bitcoin exchange business BitInstant, were arrested for money laundering in connection to the illegal drug transactions on an online black market, according to the Manhattan US attorney.

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Despite drawbacks, Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies slowly but surely making their way to brick-and-mortar stores- report

Despite the limitations experienced by the Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, HP security and payments expert Slava Gomzin sees the digital currencies making its way to more brick-and-mortar stores.

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Computer retailer TigerDirect accepts Bitcoin as form of payment

Computer and computer-related products retailer TigerDirect has partnered with BitPay to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment for online purchases, a Tom's Hardware report said.

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Japanese restaurant in Pittsburgh accepts Bitcoin

A Japanese restaurant in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh is already accepting the digital currency Bitcoin to pay for Omakase or "chef's tasting menu," a report on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said.

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OAO Sberbank Chief Gref voices support for Bitcoin

Herman Gref, the Chief Executive of state-run Russian bank OAO Sberbank, has called on the Kremlin to prevent restrictions to the Bitcoin as lawmakers consider curbs, Bloomberg reported.

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US financial leaders caution Bitcoin could be used to fund illegal activities

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and JPMorgan Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon cautioned on the dangers of using the Bitcoin and predicted that regulation would most likely end it, the Financial Times reported.

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US Bitcoin investment fund CoinSeed invests $5M in BitFury mining hardware

After recently closing a $7.5-million funding round, US-based Bitcoin focused investment fund CoinSeed acquired BitFury's specialized Bitcoin mining hardware for $5 million to build one of the biggest cryptocurrency mining infrastructures in the world.

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IT training school in India offers students course on Bitcoin

India-based IT training school Koenig Solutions has offered a four-day program to teach students everything there is to know about the digital currency Bitcoin, ZDNet reported.

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Open source software projects reward programmers with Bitcoin - WSJ

Using Bitcoin as a form of reward to programmers working in open-source software projects is rapidly gaining popularity, a report in The Wall Street Journal Blog Venture Capital Dispatch said.

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