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BitPay | Application - Bitcoin Wiki BitPay is an automated payment processing system for the bitcoin currency. It enables online merchants to accept bitcoins, as a form of payment, just as easily they accept payments from credit cards, debit cards, or Paypal. [1] For the similarly-named mobile wallet application, see BitPay for Android. Merchant Tools For merchants that already have a shopping cart, BitPay's Hosted Checkout can allow shoppers to pay for their order using bitcoins. For merchants that only have a catalog of items, BitPay can provide buttons and widgets for merchants to place by their items, which will add them to a shopping cart at BitPay. Transactions When an invoice is presented for the customer to use when paying, the Bitcoin address to pay is shown. The message "This invoice is valid for 15:00 minutes ONLY" is displayed and a timer counts down the clock. Fees The automated solution and shopping cart is available for all merchants for a fee of 0.99% of the value of the sale. Settlement History See Also

torrentfreak Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group BREIN says it will pursue a similar strategy to its counterparts in the United States and UK by pressuring payment processors like PayPal to stop doing business with file-sharing sites. But BREIN says the processors must go further. Either they can voluntarily hand over the names of the admins behind the site accounts, or they will go to court and sue them into submission. No matter if there are pop-up and pop-under adverts on every page, or a single discreet button where someone can pledge a five dollar donation, thousands of file-sharing related sites need a mechanism by which to convert money into spendable funds. For many the payment processor – PayPal and other similar services – provide their financial lifeline. After years of ignoring this Achilles’ heel, anti-piracy companies are taking steps to exploit this weakness and this week another group announced their plans – and they’re controversial to say the least. The idea isn’t new.

Is the cryptocurrency Bitcoin a good idea Bitcoin Monitor Cybercriminals Have Their Eyes Set on Bitcoin It seems like Bitcoin is gaining popularity not only in the computing industry but in the threat landscape as well. We recently reported a couple of attacks involving malware that installs a Bitcoin mining application into systems. Apart from turning systems into unwilling “miners,” such malware also disrupt usage since the mining process takes up a great deal of system resources. In the midst of talks about security issues surrounding Bitcoin, we found some attacks that target Bitcoin users, albeit through different means. One of our fraud analysts, Maela Angeles, recently brought to our attention the emergence of phishing sites that target users of Mt. Seeing this kind of threat, one cannot help but think that a similar attack was probably used to compromise a certain Bitcoin account, which later led to the drop in the Bitcoin price from US$17.50 to merely cents. The nature of Bitcoin presents many opportunities for abuse as well as utilization for cybercriminal operations.

MyBitcoin Friday, August 5th, 2011 From the desk of Tom Williams, operator of MyBitcoin.com For immediate release. After careful analysis of the intrusion we have concluded that the software that waited for Bitcoin confirmations was far too lenient. An unknown attacker was able to forge Bitcoin deposits via the Shopping Cart Interface (SCI) and withdraw confirmed/older Bitcoins. This led to a slow trickle of theft that went unnoticed for a few days. It appears to be human error combined with a misunderstanding of how Bitcoin secures transactions into the next block. In hindsight we should have credited deposits after one confirmation so they would show up in the transaction history, and held the deposit until it reached at least 3 confirmations. We are in the process of building a claim procedure for the remainder of the holdings now. The claim process will consist of a online form where the claimant will be required to enter their MyBitcoin username and password. Tom Williams

Today | KillerStartups.com™ Bitcoin News Network: Kevin Day Makes Show Of Good Faith In the recent controversy surrounding Mt. Gox and the major security breach they (and the entire Bitcoin community) experienced, the Bitcoin community seems to be in civil dispute about what should happen to the 643 BTC that Kevin Day acquired at a ludicrous rate of 0.0101 USD on Sunday, night of the Bitcoin hackcrash. Community members seem to be trying to burn Kevin at the stake, questioning his actions and morals, some even claiming him to actually be the Mt. Gox perpetrator. In order to clear his name, Kevin Day (Bitcoin Forum Username: toasty) has put the bounty of Bitcoin in escrow at ClearCoin to be donated to the Bitcoin Faucet after thirty days if the whole sticky mess surrounding the scandal at Mt. Read more about Kevin's decision in his official announcement at the Bitcoin forums.

Metasearch engine A metasearch engine is a search tool[1][2] that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. Metasearch engines enable users to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously. Metasearch engines operate on the premise that the Web is too large for any one search engine to index it all and that more comprehensive search results can be obtained by combining the results from several search engines. This also may save the user from having to use multiple search engines separately. The term "metasearch" is frequently used to classify a set of commercial search engines, see the list of Metasearch engine, but is also used to describe the paradigm of searching multiple data sources in real time. Operation[edit] architecture of a metasearch engine Search engines frequently have different ways they expect requests submitted. See also[edit] References[edit]

Bitcoin Wiki Latest News | Tasmania Police Tasmania Police Boosting Numbers Monday, 14 April 2014 - 8:21am Recruitment at Tasmania Police is gearing up to boost police numbers this year. A new recruit course is now scheduled to start at the Police Academy next month, and Expressions of Interest are now open (14 April - 28 April 2014). Police Assistance Line 131 444 Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 11:55am The Police Assistance Line (131 444) is a national number for people to contact police for non-emergencies. Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery Friday, 28 March 2014 - 10:15am The Tasmania Fire Service urges all Tasmanians to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery at the End of Daylight Savings” on Sunday, 6 April 2014. Online Crash Reporting Did you know that if you’ve had a minor crash and you don’t need police assistance, it can be reported to police online with the Tasmania Police Traffic Crash Reporting System (www.reportacrash.police.tas.gov.au) Tasmanian Government phone numbers are changing TasALERT

Trade TotalFinder for bitcoins Bitcoin is the next big thing and I want to support the emerging economy around this new currency. Today I start offering TotalFinder for bitcoins and let people earn some bitcoins by referring TotalFinder to friends. Trade TotalFinder for bitcoins (50% price off) Interested? The price will be 50% of the usual price denominated in BTC <- previous close on MtGox exchange. Get 10% from TotalFinder sales in bitcoins You may refer people to my site by giving them urls with your bitcoin address as a referrer parameter: Technically that referrer parameter will be stored in a cookie for 14 days and passed to my e-commerce provider if the user purchases something. I've just setup a fund of 300BTC for this purpose - which should be enough to get it going until I earn first bitcoins myself :-) Note: This way you may get 10% of your own money back in bitcoins. Asking why am I doing it? I'm a hacker who is super excited about bitcoin idea and design.

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