Crypto Currencies

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Is Not A Currency
techcrunch.com

Goldman Sachs thinks that Bitcoin believers need to take a cold shower, drink some coffee, and sober up. In the wake of Mt. Gox's collapse, the supposed outing of Bitcoin's creator, and some high-profile arrests, the financial services firm has put …

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Singapore to Regulate Bitcoin Operators to Curb Money Laundering
www.bloomberg.com

Singapore plans to regulate virtual-currency intermediaries including operators of Bitcoin exchanges and vending machines to address potential money-laundering and terrorist-financing risks. The Monetary Authority of Singapore will require …

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BitBeat: Alt.Coins Bitten by Same Bitcoin Bug
blogs.wsj.com

-As the crisis continues in bitcoin exchanges, alt.coins are discovering the downside of open-source software: It means they inherit the same genetic flaws. You'd think that the turmoil unleashed by attacks that exploit a “transaction malleability” bug …

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Digging for cryptocurrency: The newbie's guide to mining altcoins
arstechnica.com

A few weeks ago, when our own "Arscoin" cryptocurrency was first minted, it looked like Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson would control the majority of the coins. He started mining early, and he has a crowd of Linux servers sitting in his closet …

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Bitcoin, Meet Darwin: Crypto Currency's Future
www.informationweek.com

That's the dystopian future facing crypto–currency traders, if the current pace of attacks against Bitcoin exchanges and holders continues. Both could see a never-ending onslaught of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), hacking, and malware attacks …

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Kanye West Names Those Behind 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency
www.billboard.com

In January, the hip-hop superstar sued those allegedly responsible for the cryptocurrency "Coinye West," which is claimed to be a violation of West's publicity rights and trademarks. At the time of the lawsuit, West could only target anonymous …

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Chinese Exchange Huobi to Commence Trading Litecoin
www.coindesk.com

China's busiest bitcoin exchange, Huobi, has announced it will start trading litecoin on 19th March, however, the company's users can begin uploading litecoins to their accounts starting today. Huobi is said to be finalizing tests for implementation …

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BitBeat: Much Good, Dogecoin; So Hip
blogs.wsj.com

They're fun-loving, in a good way, and they're working very diligently to build dogecoin into not only a digital currency, but, to put it in comic book terms, a force for good in this world. In only a few months of existence, it has become the sixth …

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Cryptocurrency News Round-Up: Goldman Sachs on Bitcoin, Dogecoin Charity …
www.ibtimes.co.uk

Litecoin however saw modest growth of almost 5% in the last 24 hours probably thanks to Chinese exchange Huobi commencing trading in the cryptocurrency (see below for more details). Auroracoin, the Icelandic cryptocurrency, however saw a drop of 8.5% …

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Latest Bitcoin Craze? Actual Bank Vaults
online.wsj.com

Bitcoin was supposed to be a frictionless digital currency that required no banks or intermediaries. Yet a raft of bitcoin thefts at exchanges like Mt. Gox is raising the question of whether the sophisticated currency still needs the same sort of …

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