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Still Trending: Bitcoin Subreddit Hits 1 Million Subscribers

Reddit is one of the oldest social media sites online, “the front page of the Internet” and a place to share stuff found online. Competitors like Voat.co have come and gone over the years, struggling to battle the network effect of the massive userbase, and while the site predominantly caters to the English-speaking Internet, its userbase rivals that of the United States itself, at 330 million as...

Reddit BTC Mod Resigns, Cites Censorship in Both Subreddits

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Reddit BTC moderator “Jratcliff63367” officially resigned from the subreddit due to its dysfunctional operations and limited discussions. In his official statement, Jratcliff stated emphasized the censorship on both the Bitcoin subreddit and BTC subreddit, expressing his concerns over two of the largest bitcoin discussion communities. For a long period of time, the Bitcoin subreddit operated by...

BitcoinTalk's Theymos On Free And Open Discussions

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BitcoinTalk is the decentralized fountain of so much Bitcoin-oriented dialogue. Often heralded as the original Bitcoin forum, Satoshi introduced BitcoinTalk, in the forum's first post in November 2009, as the second forum for Bitcoin, after SourceForge. Theymos, the administration of BitcoinTalk, had this to say of the forum's importance:  "The free and open discussions on this forum help...

Bitcoin Developers Warn New Core Release Could Be Targeted by State Sponsored Hackers

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Bitcoin.org, the Bitcoin Core website, has warned users to be vigilant downloading binaries for the upcoming 0.13.0 Bitcoin Core release because it will likely be targeted by state-sponsored attackers. Bitcoin.org does not believe it has the resources to defend against the attack. The Chinese bitcoin community is especially warned. A key is recommended for download. Warning: Uses Could Lose Coins...

Does Bitcoinica Founder Zhou Tong Have Some Explaining To Do?

Did Bitcoinica founder Zhou Tong steal funds, return a part of them, then pay someone to keep it quiet? Well that would seem to be the impression created by the latest revelation contained in a Youtube video discussed on Reddit.      Bitcoinica – Some Background Zhou Tong founded Bitcoinica in 2011 at the age of 17. Bitcoinica was an online trading company that enabled users to...

Is Bitcoin Mining Figure Joshua Zipkin Responsible for the Bitcointalk Hack?

What follows is what you might call educated speculation. What we do know is that there are a lot of people, especially in the mining business, who'd have an interest in seeing the premiere Bitcoin forum, Bitcointalk, bite the dust. Bitcointalk is a haven for free speech regarding Bitcoin and issues surrounding it. Support for figures like Ross Ulbricht and criticism of scam artists like Josh...

The Bitcoin Forum At Bitcointalk.org Is Currently Offline Due to DOS

Bitcointalk.org, the Bitcoin Forum, is currently offline with the official explanation being a DOS attack. In the past, Bitcointalk.org has faced hacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and DDOS. According to isitdownrightnow, a service that tells you the status of websites worldwide, bitcointalk.org has been down since at least 17:00 PT. This is corroborated by the first reports on twitter of the...

BitcoinTalk Staff Quietly Bans People for Speaking Out Against Them

BitcoinTalk staff quietly banned multiple accounts that were connected to Sir William's protest against BitcoinTalk for allowing people to buy and sell their BitcoinTalk accounts. MajidBC, the account who messaged SirWilliam in an attempt to purchase his account, is now banned along with the "CozyLife" account as they found the write-up on their practices not to their liking. CCN's policy is only...

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