Forget the Moon, Bitcoin Can Now Take You to the Summit of Mt Everest

| Daniel Palmer

Expedition organiser Mt Everest Adventures is now accepting bitcoin for its services – which include summiting Mount Everest itself.

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange Passes ‘Proof of Reserves’ Cryptographic Audit

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Bitcoin exchange Kraken has passed a cryptographically verifiable proof of reserves audit with flying colours.


Bitcoin Regulation Roundup: Bankruptcy, Derivatives and Consumer Protection

| Jason Tyra

In this regulation roundup, Jason Tyra examines the most significant news from the world's regulators and law courts.

Exchange Vircurex Freezes Withdrawals, Claims Lack of Reserves

| Jon Southurst

Exchange Vircurex announced a freeze on BTC/LTC withdrawals starting today, but has promised to pay back all funds eventually.

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International Effort Brings Boost for Bitcoin in Vietnam

| Jon Southurst

A new bitcoin exchange project in Vietnam combines German experience, Israeli technology, and local knowledge to educate and promote.

BTC-e Enables Fund Withdrawals Using MasterCard and Visa Cards

| Pete Rizzo

The new program will allow customers to send money to debit and select credit cards issued internationally.

Mt. Gox Confirms Discovery of 200,000 BTC in ‘Old-Format’ Wallet

| Pete Rizzo

Mt. Gox has confirmed it has found a bitcoin wallet containing 200,000 BTC.

Mt. Gox May Still Hold $118 Million (200,000 BTC) in Funds, Report Suggests

| Pete Rizzo

A Mt. Gox bankruptcy judge has revealed the exchange uncovered a lost wallet with 200,000 BTC.

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Coinbase Hires Big Names From Amazon and Facebook to Bolster Security and Business Development

| Daniel Cawrey

Coinbase has headhunted Facebook's Ryan McGeehan and Amazon's Todd Edebohls for their security and business acumen.

Canadian Bitcoin Exchange Loses $100k in Unorthodox Attack

| Pete Rizzo

A web hosting firm may be responsible for allowing a thief to steal $100k in Canadian Bitcoins' customer funds.