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US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTCTwo Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will share in a $1.7 million windfall. Also read: US Marshals Plan to […]

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Florida Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Signatures, Smart Contracts

A new bill introduced to the Florida House of Representatives aims to legally recognize blockchain records and smart contracts.

Miami Bitcoin Conference Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Fees and Congestion

TNABC Miami Event Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Fees and CongestionNext week the popular cryptocurrency event, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) will be hosted in downtown Miami at the James L Knight Center, January 18-19. However, bitcoin proponents got some unfortunate news this week as the event organizers have announced they have stopped accepting bitcoin payments for conference tickets due to network fees and […]

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Bitcoin Cash Used to Pay for Music Records, Gift Cards, Plastic Surgery

Bitcoin Cash Used to Pay for Music Records, Gift Cards, Plastic SurgeryWith BTC transactions taking forever to complete and fees higher than ever, the adoption of bitcoin cash by small businesses and big miners is going strong. The latest examples of this include paying for everything from plastic surgery to music records.    Also Read: After Ripple’s Rise BTC Dominance Falls Below 40% Genesis Mining Cloud-based […]

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Half a Billion Dollar ICO Tezos Stung by Second Lawsuit in Under a Month

Half a Billion Dollar ICO Tezos Is Stung by Second Lawsuit in Under a MonthTezos, a company with over half a billion dollars in crypto assets, have been rocked by yet another lawsuit. Following a record-breaking ICO four months ago, founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman have endured a torrid time after falling out with the head of the Tezos Foundation. Concerned investors filed a class action lawsuit on October 25. […]

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PR: Centra Releases Centra Wallet v2.0 and Announces Upcoming Developments

Centra Crypto Debit CardMiami, Florida: - Centra Tech, Inc., the developers behind one of the world’s first multi-blockchain digital asset/cryptocurrency Prepaid Cards, is excited to introduce the new and improved digital assets wallet: Centra Wallet 2.0.

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5 Cities That Let You Buy Real Estate with Bitcoin

Check up where you can buy or sell real estate with Bitcoin.

Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Criminal hacking is nothing new, but this case has it all: religion, bitcoin, and ransomware. It’s hard to turn away. Unfortunately real people and their lives were impacted, along with the early reputation of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Also read: Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Operator Sentenced to Five and a Half Years in Prison Praise […]

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Bitcoin-Fueled Homeless Outreach Wins Appeal Against County Officials

Last summer, we reported on the charitable outreach, Sean’s Outpost, being threatened with an eviction notice by Pensacola, Florida county officials and the organization’s neighbors residing next to the nine acres of property known as Satoshi Forest. The homeless outreach that has been fueled by bitcoin since 2013 had appealed the eviction, and on September 28 […]

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Vanished Cryptsy CEO ‘Big Vern’ Ordered to Pay $8M in Class Action Lawsuit

This week Judge Kenneth Marra came to a conclusion in the District of Florida class action lawsuit against Paul Vernon and his company Project Investors (Cryptsy). According to the final default judgment, Vernon is liable for the “principal sum of $8.2 million.” Also read: Fork Watch: Take Extra Precaution When Trying to Access Post-Fork Tokens Paul […]

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