Bitcoin Roundup April 22, 2016

JPMorgan Hack Link To Bitcoin Bribery Case |

Generally, when court documents are unsealed, you can discover some pretty juicy details. When the case involves a global hacking, those details can be borderline salacious. In this case, they were that, and at the end of that trail, we even found a few bitcoin. 

Cashila Aims to Enable Total Bitcoin Dependency with Instant Repurchases – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Cashila allows bitcoin users to convert bitcoins to euros and vice versa. Users can make payments to bank accounts directly. It serves as a EUR wallet that allows users to transferfiat, receive third party fiat or bitcoin deposits, keep funds in the wallet or convert them to bitcoin. 

HullCoins well spent? City’s ‘Bitcoin for volunteers’ offers a new way to pay | Cities | The Guardian

Once upon a time, English teachers who couldn’t think of anything else to do with their classes always had “the life story of a penny” to fall back on. Roald Dahl remembers having to do it once for “prep”. In his version, a lump of copper is excavated from a South American mine, shipped to England, melted down and cruelly stamped with the king’s head before passing through the hands of bankers, a housewife, a fishmonger and several clumsy boys. 

Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city? | ExtremeTech

The smart city is not a pipe dream, but it is a big, intimidating problem. We’ve become very good at networking together devices and their people. But modern cities are uniquely monstrous entities, often with millions of individuals creating billions of variables each and every day. It’s not just about tracking and coordinating all these variables in an efficient way; it’s also about doing so safely and securely. If you think cyber war is a threat today, wait until it could shut off power to whole areas or individual homes, bring all transportation to a grinding halt, and even mess with the city gardeners! As we inherit the advantages of automation in civil planning, we gain the disadvantages as well. 

Will Bill & Ted 3 Feature Bitcoin, Dark Web? – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Since then, both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves have had illustrious careers. Reeves, of course, starred in the super trippy Matrix Trilogy – a science-fiction film just like Bill & Ted’s. In the original film, both Bill and Ted have dreams of becoming rock stars like Iron Maiden. For Reeves, in real life, he ultimately achieved this goal, sort of,  in his band Dogstar. 

This Bitcoin Developer Is Working Hard to Prepare Projects for Segregated Witness | Bitcoin Magazine

Nicolas Dorier is the main developer behind NBitcoin, which is a comprehensive Bitcoin library for the .NET framework. NBitcoin is used in the backend of multiple Bitcoin services such as Lykke,BitKong, Teambrella and BTCTrader

Steam Could Be Looking To Accept Bitcoin In The Future | Ubergizmo

If you believe that the cryptocurrency bitcoin is the way of the future in terms of making secure payments online, then you might be pleased to learn that there will be at least one more company who has decided to throw their support behind the currency. According to a post on Reddit, it seems that some Steam users have received an email from Valve informing them about it. 

Bitcoin Price Advance Halts At $450 – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin price achieved $450 (Bitstamp) and 2900 CNY (BTCC) overnight. Since then price has entered a pullback that appears incomplete at the time of writing. 

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