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June 19, 2018 20:10

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NamesCon Day Three Explores Crypto and Domaining Intersection

Day’s One and Two are down in the books, and NamesCon Day Three is up to bat. Full steam ahead did the third day lead off with a Domain Name Industry Drivers keynote given by Verisign’s Scott Schnell. Scott discussed and expressed thoughts around a number of items, one being the likely resurgence of .net […]

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Alert: Domainers be Wary of “Bitcoin” Scammers

Although it’s been a slow moving week and day for me personally, Twitter domain activity increased nearing the close of business Friday afternoon when Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options, tweeted in regards to an alleged domain fraudster. Andrew apparently crossed paths with this fraudster using a gmail email address (dmitryfromberlin@gmail.com) and attempting to swindle him […]

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Microsoft “You Can Use Bitcoins to Buy Apps, Games & More for Windows & Xbox Today In The US

In a blog post, Microsoft announced that starting today in the U.S., by using BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor, you can trade-in bitcoin – at current market value — and add it to your Microsoft account. Those funds can then be used to purchase content in the Windows Store, or in stores that […]

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Verisign Asks: Are Domain Name Registrations An Indication Of The Value of Bitcoin?

Can the value of Bitcoin be predicted by looking at the number of  domain names registrations containing the term “Bitcoin”? In its blog post entitled  “Domain Registrations: Is Bitcoin Going Mainstream” Verisign says: “Earlier this year we used Bitcoin as an example of how domain registrations could be an effective gauge of interest in a […]

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Francois Carrillo of Domaining.com Launches BitKoin.com For Crypto Currency Blogs

Francois Carrillo who company operates Domaining.com has launched another news/blog aggregator on Crypto Currency. BitKoin.com now carries 23 feeds from blogs covering Crypto Currency. We reached out to Francois to ask him why he picked Crypto Currency? “Crypto currency is something new and growing fast. People want to know more, get informed. As a proof, […]

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Popular Bitcoin Websites Being Imitated by Phishers

Carolyn Moritz wrote an article on VPN Creative about impersonators using Bitcoin domains that are similar to existing websites for phishing attempts. It seems some of these websites were actually trying to generate advertising revenue and using the strong newsletter numbers of the real Bitcoin websites. From the article: Bitcoin news website CryptoCoinNews (CCN) was […]

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From buying Guns with Bitcoin to Consumer Protection Warnings its the Crypto Corner for 8/12/14

A lot of news over the last two days on the crypto currency front, from guns for Bitcoin to Consumer warnings about the dangers and risks of virtual currencies. Let’s start out with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, they want to let consumers know that virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin are targets for hackers […]

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