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|Network total||3340055.779 Thash/s|
|Blocks/hour||5.89 / 612 s|
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The Chicago Sun-Times experiments today with a voluntary paywall. The processing of incoming Bitcoin is performed by BitWall. We wish them good luck and hope, that the paywall continues to be voluntary.
If it is true, what Darius writes, there is another funny story about misunderstanding the system of Bitcoins. The Lithuanian Central Bank warns that Bitcoins is not regulated. So far nothing new. But they are afraid of the risk, that "creators of Bitcoin can disappear with all people's money." Link to original, lithuanian
BTC China reopend the exchange from BTC to yuan despite of the warnings from the People’s Bank of China. This might influence the exchange rates. Also found here.
The Spanish travel agency Destina starts to accept bitcoin from now on. All the offers can be payed with bitcoin, but a few hotels andsome airlines. The exchange rate is based on Bitcoin Best Bid (BBB).
Robert Faiella(BTCKing) and Charlie Shrem (BitInstant.com) got arrested. Both face charges for money laundering.
The adoption of Bitcoin bears ever new fruits as now the world's first University is accepting Bitcoin from students to pay their tuition and other fees. In addition to accepting Bitcoin they offer a master's degree in "digital currency".
Discussions: channel "#bitcoin-hearing" in the "Freenode" IRC-network
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, chaired by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), is holding the first congressional hearing on the future of Bitcoin. The first panel features senior figures from the Obama administration and their comments about Bitcoin have been remarkably positive.
Based on 24h weighted prices.
I had to migrate the database to a new cluster in order to tackle the CSV-API problem (it's not yet working but I'm on it).