Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

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Surveys Show South Korea Ahead of Japan and US in Bitcoin Awareness

- news.bitcoin.com
07 Dec 2017
Japan is currently the leader in the cryptocurrency market, with the Japanese yen occupying the largest bitcoin trading market share. The country also made bitcoin a legal method of payment for all goods and services back in April. Since then, bitcoin adoption and merchant adoption there have grown significantly. Recently, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a Japanese survey of ...

Price Spikes 500 in One Hour to Top 11 5k

07 Dec 2017
Beginning at 11:00 UTC, bitcoin saw a sudden surge, data from the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI ) reveals, rising from $11,115 to set a new high of $11,655 by the end of the hour. The nearly 5 percent gain saw bitcoin erase its previous all-time high of roughly $11,300.
- coindesk.com

Nicehash was hacked, potentially for as much as 60 million in Bitcoin

- pcgamer.com
07 Dec 2017
Earlier today, Steam announced that it would no longer be accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment, as the transaction fees had become too great. With Bitcoin having broken the $10,000 mark, and currently sitting at $13,400 (and rising), there's a lot of money at stake. The market cap for Bitcoin is over $225 billion at present, and while many suspect the cryptocurrency is ...

Portal Knights' Is the Latest Highly Rated Steam Game to Make to Jump to the App Store

07 Dec 2017
I feel like I've said it a million times now around here on TouchArcade, but one of my favorite things about the App Store recently is how many Steam games are getting ported to mobile that I've heard nothing but good things about but just never really played largely because my PC is in my basement and my iPhone is always with me. (The same can be said for Switch ports, ...
- toucharcade.com

What is Bitcoin? A Step Step Guide For Beginners

- blockgeeks.com
07 Dec 2017
4.) Secure: Bitcoin funds are locked in a public key cryptography system . Only the owner of the private key can send cryptocurrency. Strong cryptography and the magic of big numbers makes it impossible to break this scheme. A Bitcoin address is more secure than Fort Knox.

Bitcoin is ruining the planet

07 Dec 2017
Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the U.S. for one day . And miners are constantly installing more and faster computers. Already, the aggregate computing power of the bitcoin network is nearly 100,000 times larger than the world'S 500 fastest supercomputers combined.
- businessinsider.com

Dennis Gartman Still Won't Buy Bitcoin, Scared

- cointelegraph.com
07 Dec 2017
The Commodities King, Dennis Gartman , continues to say that he will not buy Bitcoin , in spite of recent news that the cryptocurrency has been approved for futures trading on a number of exchanges. Speaking on 'Fast Money ,' Gartman reiterated his view that Bitcoin is in a 'tulip mania' stage and will inevitably pop.

Hackers make off with thousands of Bitcoins whose value keeps growing

07 Dec 2017
One thing to note: as the value of a bitcoin continues to go up, so, too does the value of the heist. As of post time, the value of a single bitcoin has surpassed $15,000 (with prices on some local Korean exchanges already topping $19,000), meaning the value of the heist has, for the time being, surpassed $70 million.
- mashable.com

Bitcoin Could Become the New Gold

- altcointoday.com
07 Dec 2017
Throughout the past month, analysts and investors in both the cryptocurrency and traditional finance markets have criticized Dimon and JPMorgan for their baseless condemnation on bitcoin. Almost immediately after the company's CEO called bitcoin a fraud and a bubble, JPMorgan was fined $4 billion for actual fraud in September.

Hackers Execute 62 Million NiceHash Cryptocurrency Market Heist As Bitcoin Passes

07 Dec 2017
NiceHash would only go so far as to state that it is "working to verify the precise number of BTC taken." However, according to NiceHash users attempting to track down the stolen loot, a wallet address was found with a total of 4,736.42 BTC . Given that Bitcoin is currently trading at over $13,000 , that put the value of this heist in excess of $62 million. Yes, you heard ...
- hothardware.com

Steam continues to get bigger, with another record breaking concurrent user count at 17 6 million

- gamingonlinux.com
07 Dec 2017
I have no doubts that PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is driving quite a bit of this, since it hit an all-time peak player count of 2.9 million around the same time. Honestly, if PUBG was on Linux, I would be playing it too. This is again a part of the reason why the Linux market-share on Steam has gone down (remember though, it doesn't actually mean less Linux gamers!), due ...

Bitcoin jumps nearly 8 in a day to end above

07 Dec 2017
Bitcoin's price climbed as much as 7.9 percent Thursday as it surged above $14,000 (about ¥1,568,000), extending this month's advance to more than 40 percent. The cryptocurrency also set a new record by touching $14,399.99, according to Bloomberg pricing.
- japantimes.co.jp

How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

- tobem.com
07 Dec 2017
Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency-its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready.

I bought 250 in bitcoin Here's what I learned

07 Dec 2017
Bitcoin cracked $1,000 on the first day of 2017. By this week, it was up to $12,000, and then it really took off: The price topped $16,000 on some exchanges Thursday, and $18,000 on at least one. Other cryptocurrencies have seen similar spikes, though they trade for much less than bitcoin.
- money.cnn.com

Bitcoin Price Leaps Nearly 10 Today, Nears

- sleekarena.com
07 Dec 2017
The world's first and largest cryptocurrency struck $12,000 earlier today and, in doing so, expanded to a market cap of $200 billion for the first time in history. That dollar figure represents an 1100% gain since the turn of the year, when bitcoin began trading at $1,000 on January 1st.
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