CoinDesk launches proprietary Bitcoin Price Index

Mr. Charles Dow and Mr. Edward Jones probably felt this way at the launch of their now-famous average. A benchmark…

Task force to tackle links between criminal and virtual economies

Thomson Reuters and the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) have formed a task force to look at…

Israeli government reportedly mulling bitcoin tax

The Israeli government is considering taxing profits on bitcoin, said an Israeli paper this week. Business paper Globes reported that…

CoinTerra and HashFast flesh out ASIC miner product lines

ASIC mining firms CoinTerra and HashFast have updated their product offerings as they jockey for position in the 28 nm…

StrongCoin is creating a distributed exchange

Online wallet system StrongCoin is launching a new distributed exchange service to purchase bitcoins. StrongCoin founder Ian Purton already runs…

UK policy makers discuss bitcoin regulation at 10 Downing Street

The potential regulation of UK bitcoin companies was discussed at a meeting this morning at the government’s headquarters, 10 Downing…

Bitcoin development team patches its own security patch

Bitcoin’s core development team published an update to the bitcoin client this week. Version 0.8.4 provides protection against some core…

Feds asked if political campaigners can accept bitcoin donations

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) in the US has been asked to decide whether bitcoin donations can be used in…

SatoshiDice hit by DDoS attack, but bets continue

Bitcoin gambling site SatoshiDice has recovered after being felled for several days by a DDoS attack. The site went down…

VMC closes deal for 28nm ASIC chips in 24.5 TH/sec miners

Virtual Mining Corporation (VMC) has closed a deal with fabless semiconductor firm eASIC to use its 28 nm ASIC chip…