Bitcoin & Poker News

Dan Kelly Misses Out on Second Bracelet

Day seven of the 44th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) saw Dan Kelly miss out on winning his second gold bracelet. In 2010, Kelly triumphed in the $25,000 Six-Handed Event, beating a competitive field to win $1,315,518. On Monday (03/06/2013), Kelly was the only bracelet winner to make the final table of Event #6: […]

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Estate Agent Wins WSOP Event

Charles Sylvestre, an estate agent from Canada, has won the third event at this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP). The amateur poker player claimed the top prize of $491,360 en route to winning his first gold bracelet. 3,164 players entered the four-day event, which had a buy-in of $1,000 and a prize pool of […]

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Support for Millibitcoin Gains Momentum

When bitcoin launched four years ago, the virtual currency was worth approximately $3. Today, a bitcoin (BTC) is valued at more than $100. Is it time for a new denomination to be released? Trading in whole bitcoins used to be as easy and natural as trading in whole dollars or pounds. But increased demand has […]

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Redditors Can Now Be Tipped in Bitcoins

Highlighting the growing popularity and acceptance of bitcoin, the world’s most stable decentralised virtual currency, Reddit has developed a program that allows users to tip each other in bitcoins. The bitcoin bot has been created to let redditors help each other financially via subreddits. A subreddit describes any private or public sub-forum that is set […]

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Bitcoin Refresh: May 2013

2013 has arguably been bitcoin’s finest year so far. It’s made headlines across the world due to a ‘bubble’ that never happened and in May this virtual currency that many suspected to be a ‘flash in the pan’, debuted in the mainstream. So let’s take a look back at May and so of the major […]

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Regulators Investigate Link Between Ultimate Poker and Lovation

Launched on April 30, Ultimate Poker made history in the States by becoming the nation’s first officially legal online poker site. But gaming officials are said to be investigating the site’s relationship with Lovation, a firm linked to the Ultimate Bet scandal that rocked the world of online poker several years ago. Online poker had […]

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Paper Wallets Add New Dimension to Bitcoin

Coinbase has announced that it has developed a system that allows bitcoin users to set up, print and use paper wallets. The provider of hosted wallets is already popular among bitcoin users, but the new service is likely to increase the firm’s appeal to people who have flirted with the idea of using bitcoins. That […]

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Blom Wins $1 Million in SCOOP Main Event

Cementing his reputation as one of the greatest online poker players of all time, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom survived intense competition to win the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event for $1,096,200. Featuring a buy-in of $10,000 + $300, the two-day Main Event was a tournament for the high-rollers. 580 players entered the […]

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Bitcoin Enters Mainstream Markets

According to Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, the world is finally ready for bitcoin. And bitcoin is ready for the world. Unlike previous virtual currencies, bitcoin is decentralised. That means no one company, person or organisation controls its distribution. Ordinary people who transact in bitcoins control the fate of the currency, so […]

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ISPT and Red Bull Announce Partnership

Players taking part in this year’s inaugural International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) at Wembley should have no trouble staying awake at the table. Although the 60-minute blinds threaten to induce more than the occasional yawn in players who are new to the WSOP Main Event format, there should be a handy source of refreshment available […]

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