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Meet SmokeTooMuch, the first German Bitcoiner

20. July 2015 // 1 Comment

SmokeTooMuch CPU-mined large amounts of bitcoin with an ordinary computer. He has never attended a bitcoin conference and has never sought to become a bitcoin evangelist. His view of bitcoin is strongly political: he hopes bitcoin can break the power of the banks and enable people’s direct engagement in society. Today, he is disappointed that bitcoin’s success is measured by how many merchants are paid in dollars through BitPay. This is the portrait of a faceless [...]

Germany’s first Bitcoin ETF launches today!

8. July 2015 // 0 Comments

It might be hard to believe, but it’s true: from this morning German traders can invest in a bitcoin ETF. Exchange Tradegate has included the Swedish BITCOIN XBT in its portfolio. With this, Germany becomes the largest market on which traditional investors can place their bet on bitcoin’s price with an [...]

What the German bitcoin industry thinks about the block size debate

11. June 2015 // 0 Comments

The block size issue has split the community. Do we need bigger blocks? Does bitcoin need to become an everyday global payment mechanism, or does it serve well enough as a form of more expensive, but private and secure money? Should the size of the blocks be increased immediately, or not before every block is full? Should the size be increased from 1 to 20 MB, or is it better to raise it gradually? The German bitcoin scene appears to agree in its views on the matter. [...]

FIDOR Bank and Bitcoin.de launch Bitcoin Express trading system

23. February 2015 // 26 Comments

FIDOR Bank and Bitcoin.de launch Bitcoin Express trading system Europe’s largest Bitcoin market-place is set to become the world’s first trading platform with a direct connection to the classic banking system. As a result, transactions and trading in Bitcoins are not only more secure. Customers of FIDOR Bank AG and its partner Bitcoin.de can now trade Bitcoins within a matter of seconds and conduct the associated euro transactions too. [...]

What is the SuperNET?

12. January 2015 // 6 Comments

The idea behind SuperNET is simple. Take a series of coins that offer genuine innovation and unique advantages. Take a set of services for which there are known and significant markets, and to which cryptocurrency brings new advantages. Put them together under one user-friendly roof and allow everyone to enjoy the collective benefits. So says Brandon Hurst, english author for bitcoinblog.de. To be fair: Brandon is not objective. He has been involved in SuperNET since the beginning and has a financial interest in the project. In this article he gives some insight in SuperNET. [...]

Accounts certified: Bitcoin.de receives seal of approval

4. December 2014 // 2 Comments

Since the insolvency of MtGox back in February this year, many customers of Bitcoin companies have questioned whether their coins are secure. Customers of Bitcoin.de can now enjoy the certainty that they are. Europe’s largest Bitcoin marketplace has had its balances verified by an independent audit firm, after the marketplace and the auditors developed a unique method to verify existing stocks of coins. [...]
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