BitPay has teamed up with the startup BitStraat to launch the Amsterdam Bitcoin City project. The project aims to establish Amsterdam as the “Bitcoin capital of the world”. Interest and the news spy competition In order to do justice to the news spy title, BitPay and the news spy BitStraat have jointly developed a Bitcoin terminal which is distributed free of charge to exactly 100 dealers in the Netherlands. BitStraat was founded by Max Barendregt and Kasper Keunen and acts as an intermediary between Bitcoin accepting companies and the payment processor BitPay. “It makes perfect… Read Article →

Total market capital fell to 329 billion euros. Accordingly, all crypto currencies of the top 10 had to cope with price losses, but a slight recovery is discernible. The price development of the ten crypto currencies with the highest market capital, which is stated in billions of euros, is shown. For crypto currencies that are currently not directly exchangeable into euros, the respective trading pair was taken with US dollars as the basis and converted into euros. The end of last week was marked by the fall of many crypto currencies. Whether or not the… Read Article →

It is not a question of assessing the current political situation or responsibility. Rather, the examples are intended to illustrate that crypto currencies, and thus Bitcoin first and foremost, can be used as a political negotiating tool. Although Bitcoin’s relevance on the global foreign exchange market may seem tiny, the decentralised and nationless form of money brings with it new scope for action. In theory, Bitcoin can lead to a formal depoliticization of foreign exchange transactions, since institutions such as central banks or financial supervisory authorities cannot exert an institutionally regulated influence on Bitcoin. This… Read Article →

A rather new malware called Clipboard Hijacker is intended to manipulate the clipboard of Windows computers. As soon as the user stores a Bitcoin address known to the system in the clipboard, the address is automatically changed. The crypto currency then ends up in the wallet of the cybercriminals instead of on the desired account. This new variant is part of the recently released “All-Radio 4.27 Portable” malware package. It automatically monitors around 2.3 million Bitcoin addresses. The Bleeping Computer team has identified a particularly sophisticated malicious software for Windows computers The Clipboard Hijacker contains… Read Article →

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