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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:07:47 -0400
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virtual currency news for
Saturday 9/14/2013 - Friday 9/20/2013

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Saturday-Monday 9/14-16/2013

More merchants using Bitcoin: payment processor Bitpay says it has 
surpassed 10,000 clients
http://gigaom.com/2013/09/16/more-merchants-using-bitcoin-payment-processor-bitpay-says-it-has-surpassed-10000-clients/

Bitcoin wallet outfit Armory Technologies raises $600k  ( 
https://www.bitcoinarmory.com/ )
http://www.finextra.com/News/Announcement.aspx?pressreleaseid=51657

World’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Out $10 Million
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/mt-gox/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57603194-93/bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-sues-for-return-of-$5m-from-coinlab/

Bitcoin gathers momentum: The crypto currency Bitcoin is starting to 
take off big time.
http://www.soxfirst.com/30394498/bitcoin_gathers_momentum.php

Australian pub to serve beers for bitcoin
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/16/australian_pub_to_serve_beers_for_bitcoin/

Mining for digital gold: Thailand is urged to update its laws and rules 
to keep abreast with the latest technologies.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/369905/mining-for-digital-gold

Israeli banks combat rise in phishing
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000879547&fid=1725

Fresh Online Currency Converter Tool from ForexMinute Can Now Be Added 
to Forex Brokers Sites
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11116813.htm

Bitcoin News Widget Now Seems Critical for Brokers, News Portals, Says 
Jonathan Millet of ForexMinute
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11116808.htm

So You Want to Invent Your Own Currency
http://climateerinvest.blogspot.com/2013/09/so-you-want-to-invent-your-own-currency.html

CoinTerra Launches Two New Products
http://www.texastechpulse.com/cointerra_launches_two_new_products/s-0051370.html

What CISOs must learn from Bitcoin and a research team at Georgia Tech
http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=1883

Stop those thieves—they have my bitcoins!
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101036995

'Follow the Money': NSA Monitors Financial World   (Good article)
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-the-nsa-spies-on-international-bank-transactions-a-922430.html

Virtual robbery: Bitcoin theft on the rise
http://hereisthecity.com/2013/09/16/virtual-robbery-bitcoin-theft-on-the-rise/

Financial Services Report: Quarterly News, Fall 2013   (Very important 
information if you are in financial services)
http://www.mofo.com/files/Uploads/Images/130916-Financial-Services-Report..pdf

Digital cash for house project
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Digital-cash-house-project/story-19801557-detail/story.html#axzz2fFShObpW
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Tuesday 9/17/2013

Germany endorses Bitcoin
http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20130917/103871.shtml

Bitcoin ETF a Cure for ‘Scary Proposition’ of Buying It Yourself
http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2013/09/17/winklevii-bitcoin-etf-a-cure-for-scary-proposition-of-buying-it-yourself/?mod=BOL_hpp_blog_fof

Whither Occupy Wall Street?
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/09/17/18743362.php

Swift sets course for collaborative compliance
http://www.bankingtech.com/165102/swift-sets-course-for-collaborative-compliance/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/17/tech_quango_reveals_london_of_the_future/
Pizza drones, mad cyclists and Bitcoin-for-arms traders: A vision of 
LNDN 2023

Special Report: Bitcoins and Online Gambling
http://www.onlinecasinoreports.com/news/commentary/2013/9/17/special-report-bitcoins-and-online-gambling.php

Furry of various Winklevoss twins news
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Bitcoin as a hedge against the Fed: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/09/17/bitcoin-as-a-hedge-against-the-fed-cameron-and-tyler-winklevoss/
Winklevoss twins say Bitcoin could become a country's currency
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/17/bitcoin-currency-idUSL2N0HD11K20130917?feedType=RSS&feedName=marketsNews&rpc=408
Winklevoss Twins on the ‘Value’ in Bitcoin
http://www.valuewalk.com/2013/09/cameron-winklevoss-tyler-winklevoss-bitcoin/
Value Investing Congress: Winklevoss Brothers Call Bitcoin ‘The Internet 
of Money,’ Currency’s Anonymity Is ‘Overstated’
http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2013/09/17/vanlue-investing-congress-winklevoss-brothers-talk-bitcoin/?mod=BOL_hpp_highlight_bottom
The Winklevoss Twins Just Gave A Presentation On Bitcoin To A Room Full 
Of Investors
http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-Winklevoss-Twins-Just-Gave-A-Presentation-On-4821739.php
Winklevoss twins: Bitcoins better than gold
http://wtvr.com/2013/09/17/winklevoss-twins-bitcoins-better-than-gold/
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U.S. Bank Offers Western Union Money Transfers on Mobile Apps
http://www.mybanktracker.com/news/streams/us-bank-offers-western-union-money-transfers-mobile-apps/

Corruption Currents: From Novartis to Iran ‘Glitches’
http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2013/09/17/corruption-currents-from-novartis-to-iran-glitches/?mod=wsj_rchome_rcreport

Western Union Kicks off Its 8th Annual Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Fraud 
and Compliance Conference
http://ir.westernunion.com/News/Press-Releases/Press-Release-Details/2013/Western-Union-Kicks-off-Its-8th-Annual-Anti-Money-Laundering-Anti-Fraud-and-Compliance-Conference/default.aspx
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Wednesday 9/18/2013

Federal Election Commission Seeks Public Comment On The Use Of Bitcoins 
As Political Contributions
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/federal-election-commission-seeks-public-30092/

iOption Now Offers Forex Signals and Bitcoin Trading, Reports 
ForexMinute
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11128003.htm

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 18: Bigpoint Games to Accept Bitcoin, 
Network Exceeds 1 Petahash a Second, Armory Technologies Raises $600k
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/09/18/bitcoin-weekly-2013-september-18-bigpoint-games-to-accept-bitcoin-network-exceeds-1-petahash-a-second-armory-technologies-raises-600k/

Will Bitcoin take off in China?
http://www.finextra.com/community/FullBlog.aspx?blogid=8183

Swiss Company-Builder Centralway Opens $50M Fund, Invests $250k In 
Bitcoin Whitelabel Exchange Buttercoin
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/18/centralway-fund-buttercoin-seed/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

My Friend Gave Me A Bitcoin. Now What?
http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2013-08/my-friend-gave-me-bitcoin-now-what
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Thursday 9/19/2013

Money, alcohol and a dirty sex book offered for iPhone 5s fingerprint 
sensor hack
http://www.neowin.net/news/money-alcohol-and-a-dirty-sex-book-offered-for-iphone-5s-fingerprint-sensor-hack

Any publisher can make money using BitMonet’s Bitcoin-powered 
micro-paywall
http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/09/19/any-publisher-can-make-money-using-bitmonets-bitcoin-powered-micro-paywall/

VeggieFresh LED Now Accepting Bitcoin for Purchases of LED Grow Lights
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/bitcoin/prweb11139965.htm

Canadian Mint ready to test its own digital money project
http://www.windsorstar.com/business/fp/Canadian+Mint+ready+test+digital+money+project/8931925/story.html
http://www.theprovince.com/business/fp/a9+getting+into+digital+currency+business/8931922/story.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/minty-fresh-224527601.html]

Pay heed to the internet's Third Wave Cows of Disruption  (Bitcoins used 
to purchase cows)
http://www.zdnet.com/pay-heed-to-the-internets-third-wave-cows-of-disruption-7000020878/

Tech at Night: People don’t care about Do Not Track. Verizon the target 
of a coordinated campaign? Bitcoin and Tor are incompatible with liberty 
and order.
http://www.redstate.com/2013/09/19/tech-at-night-people-dont-care-about-do-not-track-verizon-the-target-of-a-coordinated-campaign-bitcoin-and-tor-are-incompatible-with-liberty-and-order/

What actually are… Bitcoins?
http://www.eurexchange.com/exchange-en/about-us/news/641226/
http://www.eurexchange.com/exchange-en/about-us/news/398678/

Gliph raises seed round for ‘world’s easiest way to send Bitcoin’ 
(exclusive)
http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/19/gliph-raises-seed-round-for-worlds-easiest-way-to-send-bitcoin-exclusive/

Traders seek unusual investment opportunities
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d4a235f2-14ad-11e3-b3db-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2fTNHmLPV

Decentralized Bitcoin Exchanges Become a Reality As Coinsigner Launches 
Revolutionary Scalable Dispute Mediation Service Aiming to Service 
Frustrated Bitcoin Traders
http://www.prweb.com/releases/decentralized-bitcoin/exchange-coinsigner/prweb11045517.htm

Briefing: Are remittances to Somalia doomed?   (For those that dont 
know, Somalia doesnt have a good financial banking system so Bitcoins is 
a good option)
http://www.irinnews.org/report/98793/briefing-are-remittances-to-somalia-doomed

Infobip Launches ¥Coins, Virtual Currency for the Japanese Content 
Market
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/infobip-launches-coins-virtual-currency-for-the-japanese-content-market-2013-09-19
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Friday 9/20/2013

For Virtual Prospectors, Life in the Bitcoin Mines Gets Real
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324665604579079721277783300..html

Texas Coin Maker for Fed-Estranged Files for Bankruptcy
http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2013/09/20/texas-coin-maker-for-fed-estranged-files-for-bankruptcy/

Wired Thinks Bitcoin Could Be the Great Homeless "Equalizer"
http://valleywag.gawker.com/wired-thinks-bitcoin-could-be-the-great-homeless-equal-1356566350

The Regulatory Week in Review: September 20, 2013
https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/regblog/2013/09/the-regulatory-week-in-review-september-20-2013.html

Here's What Banking And Money Will Be Like 30 Years From Now
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-banking-and-money-will-be-like-30-years-from-now-2013-9

Homeless markets in everything, with reference to YouTube, Bitcoin and 
new service sector jobs
http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/09/homeless-markets-in-everything-with-reference-to-youtube-and-bitcoin-and-new-service-sector-jobs.html

A Homeless Florida Man Is Alive Because Of Bitcoin
http://www.businessinsider.com/homeless-on-bitcoin-2013-9

Bitcoin banking? Here's how it works
http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/217211381/scat/45419e6f687dd329

Three months after its big advertising push, illegal drug market 
Atlantis shuts down forever
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4752260/illegal-drug-market-atlantis-shuts-down-bitcoin

Paying with Digital & Mobile Money
http://www.paymentssource.com/conference-connect/Paying-with-Digital-and-Mobile-Money-3015491-1.html

Ten things you should know about bitcoins
http://forumblog.org/2013/09/ten-things-you-should-know-about-bitcoins/

Why Bitcoin Regulation Isn’t a Crackdown
http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/bitcoin-regulation-isnt-crackdown-66570/

ENISA report on top cyber threats
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15616

Infobip launches virtual currency service in Japan
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/infobip-launches-virtual-currency-service-in-japan--968234

The trouble with bitcoins
http://forumblog.org/2013/09/the-trouble-with-bitcoins/

BitPay Now Lets Merchants Track Bitcoin Sales in Quickbooks
http://www.paymentssource.com/news/bitpay-now-lets-merchants-track-bitcoin-sales-in-quickbooks-3015482-1.html
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