Weekly Bitcoin News Roundup: Rand Paul Wants Your Bitcoins, Ulbricht’s Trial and BitReserve’s New CEO

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If you haven’t had time to keep up with the news over the past week and are just now sitting down with your coffee in hand, here’s what you missed (each title links to the original article to read in full):

BITQUICK REVIEW: BUY BITCOIN WITH USD QUICKLY

The BitQuick marketplace aims to offer a platform for (pardon the redundancy) fast cash-to-Bitcoin trades, something that other services such as Circle or Coinbase can’t provide. Here Jason Smith takes a look at their process.

ROSS ULBRICHT’S TRIAL ACCORDING TO OPPOSITION OF POST-TRIAL MOTIONS

Despite having a mouthful of a title, John Galt’s article covering the Ulbricht’s trial is one of the most detailed overviews of the proceedings you’ll find online.

BITCOIN EXCHANGE BUTTERCOIN CLOSES AMID LACK OF VC INTEREST

The short lived Buttercoin exchange closes its doors shortly after opening, despite its much publicized launch and having boasted financial support from such backers as Google Ventures and Y Combinator.

BITRESERVE HIRES FORMER BARCLAYS BANKER

Adding yet another notch on the Bitcoin post of high-profile talent acquisitions, BitReserve has hired former CEO of Nike and Barklay bank veteran, Anthony Watson to act as its new CEO.

SCAMMERS ACCESSED COINBASE BACKUP E-MAIL PROVIDER

On April 8th, hackers managed to gain access to Coinbase’s backup e-mail provider as well as a database of users that has been associated with LocalBitcoins and proceeded to send mass phishing e-mails offering investment opportunities.

RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA SAYS NO TO BITCOIN REGULATION

Australia’s Central Bank expressed this week they’re not in favor of regulating Bitcoins as of yet, since they don’t consider it a threat to their current financial structure.

SENATOR RAND PAUL ACCEPTING BITCOIN FOR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 

Kentucky senator and Republican contender Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign this week and surprised many by accepting Bitcoin contributions to his war chest.

MISSISIPI POWER COMPANY SUES GAW MINERS

On April 8th the MPC filed a lawsuit against GAWminers, accusing it of failing to deliver on close to $300,000 in back payments for service charges and installation costs.

A FOUNDATION TO EDUCATE THE MASSES ABOUT THE NXT CRYPTOCURRENCY

The NXT Foundation was formally registered in March of this year, although it’s been working for a while to promote the NXT proof-of-stake cryptocurrency and educate people about it’s potential. Currently the foundation is co-sponsoring the Mind the Gap Expo and will also be the official sponsor of PayExpo this June.

XAPO AND CEVO PARTNERSHIP OPENS GAMERS TO BITCOIN

A new partnership between Xapo and the online gaming platform CEVO has launched with $21,000 in Bitcoin prizes available for distribution for those who link their accounts.

BITGAMER.TV: THE CRYPTO FRIENDLY STREAMING SERVICE

BitGamer.tv s a recently launched streaming service aimed primarily at gamers that allows them to receive donations in DogeCoins, LiteCoins and Bitcoin. In this article we interview the service’s creator, Andrew Normore about upcoming additions to his platform and their recent acquisition by an investor.

SPANISH UNIVERSITY TO OFFER BITCOIN COURSE

The University of Alicante is set to offer a Bitcoin introductory course starting this April 14th, via the online-classroom platform UniMOOC. Course goers will receive accreditation and several prominent Bitcon figures are scheduled as lecturers.


 

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