Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Bitcoin Foundation’s Alternative; Butterfly Labs Resumed; and More

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Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Bitcoin Foundation’s Alternative; Butterfly Labs Resumed; and More

Following are the major Bitcoin news of the day

Bitcoin Core Developer Launches Imminent Lighthouse
Inches away from going live with his gigantic project Imminent Lighthouse, Bitcoin Core Developer Mike Hearn is aiming to provide a decentralized alternative to the Bitcoin Foundation – a Bitcoin advocacy body developing and guiding the current Bitcoin projects. The crowdfunding project is currently is in beta mode. You can read further about it here.

Butterfly Labs Comes Back from Judiciary’s Dungeons, Starts Operations
Controversial Bitcoin mining hardware company Butterfly Labs, which was earlier granted the permission to conduct their business from US District Court, resumed operations this week. The company is now focusing to make up for its three-month long absence by pushing pending refunds and shipping orders to conclusion. You can read further about it here.

South African Bitcoin Exchange Brings Bitcoin to Nigeria
South African Bitcoin Exchange ICE3X recently partnered with VoguePay, a Nigerian payment processing company. Following the announcement, both the companies will be able to offer Bitcoin trading services in cryptocurrency-deprived Nigeria. ICE3X Founder Gareth Grobler recognized Nigeria as one such bazaar that will be more open towards including digital currencies in their day-to-day transactions. You can read further about it here.

Roger Ver Denied Entry to US, Won’t Attend North American Bitcoin Conference
One of the Bitcoin’s earliest adopters and industry entrepreneurs – Roger Ver – was denied entry to his homeland US. As a result, he will not be able to attend and address the upcoming North American Bitcoin Conference. The reason behind the entry denial is speculated to be his renunciation of US citizenship. You can read further about it here.