Auction; Dogecoin Resurgence & Bitcoin Car Leasing
As MtGox puts up for auction, dogecoin sees a resurgence and UK car leasing adds bitcoin support

Bitcoin's price hasn't moved in the last 48 hours, as the main cryptocurrency experiences a relative period of calm following a week of decline as the price stabilises around $620 (£362).

Elsewhere litecoin saw a price jump of almost 4% in the last day, while darkcoin and peercoin saw small drops in price of 0.5% and 1.5% respectively.

The big winner among the main altcoins was dogecoin which saw a jump in value of over 18% in the last 24 hours but it was the urea-linked Uro which saw the biggest jump in value of over 60% in the last day.

Uro is a digital currency backed one-for-one to the value of one metric tonne of Urea which is apparently "the world's most important fertiliser." Last week Uro saw a huge spike in value before an inevitable fall over the weekend.

MtGox CEO puts up for auction

Mark Karpeles, the beleaguered CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange MtGox, has announced that he will auction the high-profile URL which he owns.

The domain name is set to be sold off through US-based auction house Heritage Auctions on 24 July.

The auction will begin with an opening bid of $185,000 but the auction house expects the domain to earn at least $750,000 due to its high value.

Karpeles said he would share some of the proceeds of the auction with his creditors: "We are hoping, with the sale of, to provide some relief to the people impacted by the MtGox bankruptcy and will be putting at least half of the sale amount toward that purpose."

The website is currently used as an information source for everything about bitcoin.

Dogecoin resurgence

Dogecoin has been down in the dumps of late.

Doge Scream

There has been a public spat between one of its founders and the CEO of its biggest exchange. There has been a waning of interest in the previously popular subreddit. And of course there has been the five-month-long price drop.

This has led to some negativity about the meme-based cryptocurrency which previously stood out from the altcoin crowd by being hugely positive, funny and enthusiastic.

But things could be about the return to that point.

In the last 24 hours the price of the cryptocurrency has leapt almost 20% and a post by Reddit user Sku goes into detail about how the future looks bright for dogecoin:

"I am very much looking forward to the next few months, as I think Dogecoin is really reaching an age of maturity. The level of interest in Dogecoin is still insane compared to every other coin, apart from of course Bitcoin. We have survived a pump and dump, survived drama, and proven we are still here, and we are still a powerful force in Crypto."

Lease a car in UK with bitcoin

UK company Intelligent Car Leasing is offering its customers the option to use bitcoin as a method of payment for its handling charge which is applicable to all new cars leased.

The company will be using Coinbase to facilitate payments and the company said that after much research the decision to accept Bitcoin was an easy one.

Craig Day Sales Manager at Intelligent Car Leasing said: "We are always on the lookout to give customers the best online shopping experience possible. Whether this is by giving them more flexible methods of payment or an easy to use website we try to stay ahead of the curve. Being the world's first leasing company to accept Bitcoin we're certainly doing that with this move."