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Woz says someone stole 7 of his Bitcoins

Woz says someone stole 7 of his Bitcoins

Speaking about cryptocurrency this week, Steve Wozniak revealed a tidbit about his personal experience with Bitcoin. At an economic event, Woz spoke about the power of Bitcoin and the future of cryptocurrencies in general. In one particularly interesting - albeit short - story, Woz told of the time when he sold a few bitcoins to a buyer who payed with a credit card. That was his first mistake.

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Bitcoin price jolts as Poloniex acquired by Circle

Bitcoin price jolts as Poloniex acquired by Circle

Bitcoin price in USD rammed upward this morning as news broke of Circle acquiring cryptocoin market Poloniex. The two companies had worked together in a non-official sense in the past, and this acquisition makes their two companies one. Circle Trade is "one of the largest liquidity providers of digital assets and cryptocurrency in the world," while Poloniex is one of the world's most popular cryptocurrency exchanges. The Circle app allows users to essentially send money by text.

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Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

This week Elon Musk made an offhand comment which revealed that he did, indeed, own a stash of bitcoin at one point. The amount wasn't especially massive - not by today's standards, anyway. What's important is this wallet's proximity to Elon Musk in the past, and how aware of the amount Musk remains today.

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Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin prices may well jolt as major-player Robinhood launches their newest no-fee trading feature: cryptocurrency. The add-on to the Robinhood app and ecosystem was announced back on January 25th to some relatively major hurrah. Now, just under a month later, said feature was released in full. It is with this move that Bitcoin trading (and other cryptocurrency trading in general) goes mobile.

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This glitch could’ve destroyed Bitcoin, but it didn’t

This glitch could’ve destroyed Bitcoin, but it didn’t

Zaif exchange had cryptocurrencies - including Bitcoin - available for free for approximately 18 minutes on February 16th. Fortunately, the mistake was mitigated. Fortunately, none of that "free" cryptocurrency was allowed to leave the exchange. One user essentially got as far as the front door with 2,200-trilion-Yen (approximately $20-trillion USD) worth of coins - but was stopped in the nick of time.

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Bitcoin Price volatility: Paypal, Petro, and Steven Seagal

Bitcoin Price volatility: Paypal, Petro, and Steven Seagal

PayPal chief financial officer John Rainey spoke this week about the likelihood Bitcoin would become a standard payment method online. At the moment there's too much volatility in the cost of Bitcoin (in USD) for most merchants to adopt the coin. In the very near future, said Rainey, there's a good chance Bitcoin could be accepted far more widely than it already is.

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Tesla cryptojacked for cryptocoins, but no worries

Tesla cryptojacked for cryptocoins, but no worries

Tesla's computing power in the cloud was infiltrated and utilized by a hacker to mine cryptocurrency. Cryptojacking is the process in which a hacker gains entry into a computer system and implants a cryptocurrency miner. With the miner, the user will use the processing power of the computer to generate cryptocurrency - like Bitcoin, but more likely Ethereum-based coins like Monero.

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Bitcoin price keeps rising: Here are 2 reasons why

Bitcoin price keeps rising: Here are 2 reasons why

Bitcoin price continued its steady rise this morning as several major bits of cryptocurrency news came to light. Perhaps most disturbing was news that the South Korean head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination, Jung Ki-joon, was found dead in his home on Sunday. As yet it would seem that his death was due to a heart attack in his sleep, but police have not ruled out foul play.

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Bitcoin price up on White House rep comments

Bitcoin price up on White House rep comments

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi expressed support for the future of Blockchain and the Internet of Things this morning. In combination with what a White House representative said late last week, this should be a pretty good start for this week on Bitcoin news. That representative of the White House was White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president, Rob Joyce.

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Litecoin Cash: Beware today’s “free coins”

Litecoin Cash: Beware today’s “free coins”

This afternoon - or maybe just a tiny bit later - Litecoin owners will be given free Litecoin Cash. It's not quite that simple, but that's the basis for the recent jolt in price of Litecoin across several exchanges. The point at which each Litecoin will be worth a certain amount of Litecoin Cash is at block height 171111 - but what's that mean?

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Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Over the past week a number of banks and credit card companies issued Bitcoin sales brands like Coinbase to switch their MCC code. As a result, loads of cash have begun moving with little to no notice from said banks to Coinbase customers. In addition, it would appear that Coinbase users are having errors in which their accounts are charged multiple times for the same transaction, resulting in hundreds or thousands of dollars gone missing. We recommend you take action immediately.

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Bitcoin price rambles back toward $10k, but there be fools

Bitcoin price rambles back toward $10k, but there be fools

Round prices seem to continue to command the minds of traders in the Bitcoin universe, especially when it comes to the most popular of cryptocurrencies. Just as it happened when the price of Bitcoin VS USD nearly met 20k, now here once again, there's a bit of a hurdle. After Bitcoin went over 19K USD, it tumbled down to $6k. Now not long after that trip, the price is rumbling back up over $9k.

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