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Posted on 29 June 2015 | 4:32 pm
Bitcoin Press Release: Just launched Crypto Collider is a new and unique, first-of-its-kind Bitcoin Game played with skill and strategy. The game features a transparent “GameChain” ledger and supports most popular digital currencies including Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, NXT, Primecoin, LTC and more. It is fun, innovative and an excellent multi-functional hedging tool / trading platform. Crypto Collider presents a completely new way to increase and/or leverage Bitcoin’s value without affecting its price. It is a game that provides trading utility while also being a fun and entertaining way to hedge, socialise and make profits. Collider has been featured in the official Adobe Flash Showcase. How it Works Collider is a peer-to-peer game so fees are generated only as transfer fees […]
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Posted on 29 June 2015 | 1:50 pm
Friday, June 26, marked the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. Along with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Gov. Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries, a cohort of 70 digital leaders were invited to celebrate the historic event. Included among the 70 was BitGive Foundation founder Connie Gallippi and Alyse Killeen of March Capital, both representing the Bitcoin industry. “It was a true honor and pleasure to be invited to join the United Nations 70th Anniversary Celebration and luncheon for the Top 70 Bay Area Tech Leaders,” Gallippi said. “Attending this event and representing Bitcoin’s philanthropic foundation was truly an inspiring and educational experience.” […]
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A cryptocurrency mining malware developer has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.
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Kraken has become the latest US-based bitcoin exchange to launch services in the Canadian market.
Posted on 29 June 2015 | 10:20 am
Mexican bitcoin exchange Bitso has secured a seed-funding round led by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency group which was participated in by Mexico-based angel investors. With the new financing, Bitso plans to expand its team in Mexico and aggressively push its project to use bitcoin for cross-border payments across South America. Since the majority of the population has no access to bank accounts or credit cards, Bitso aims to provide the nation with a cheaper yet robust mobile payment platform by connecting its bitcoin exchange with Transfer. Transfer is a lightweight banking initiative developed by the Mexican government as a collaboration with Mexican banks and corporations including Banamex, Inbursa, Telcel and Oxxo. Similar to M-Pesa, the popular mobile payment service launched […]
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Posted on 29 June 2015 | 9:04 am
Greece has closed its banks and imposed capital controls to prevent financial chaos after the breakdown of bailout talks with its international creditors, The Financial Times reports. The decision comes at the end of a weekend that brought Greece closer to “Grexit” – the potential exit from the Eurozone and perhaps the European Union (EU) itself – and confronted Europe with a serious crisis. The banks in Greece and the Athene Stock Exchange will remain closed until at least July 6, the day after the referendum on the austerity measures demanded by the country’s creditors. In the meantime, cash withdrawals at ATMs will be limited to 60 euros ($66) and transfers abroad will be forbidden. Greece is the second Eurozone […]
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How Can Bitcoin Businesses Bridge the Gap With Insurers?CoinDesk
And so, as virtual currency businesses (or 'bitcoin
businesses' for purposes of this article) increasingly establish themselves as 'mainstream' enterprises, the logical question arises: what role, if any, should or must insurance play in the process ...
Posted on 28 June 2015 | 4:40 am
Drinker Biddle & Reath's Charles Cowan looks at why insurance companies have so far hesitated to work with bitcoin companies.
Posted on 28 June 2015 | 3:00 am
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Ascribe, a platform which enables artists to record their intellectual properties on the Bitcoin blockchain has raised US $2 million in a seed funding round from investors including Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, Earlybird Venture Capital, Freelands Ventures, and other angel investors. With the new financing, Ascribe aims to improve its platform to make it more efficient for artists to record ownership of their works, to onboard new developers to build on their API that helps marketplaces and platforms to display the registered artwork, and to increase awareness of their platform. Using the Bitcoin blockchain, Ascribe allows artists to create records of permanent and unchangeable copyright and ownership of their artwork that can be verified and tracked instantly. Since the […]
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Posted on 27 June 2015 | 11:40 am
Matt Weiss, Dan Elitzer and Joe Gerber examine how the technology behind bitcoin could assist with emergency and long-term medical treatment.
Posted on 27 June 2015 | 5:50 am
Bitso has closed a seed funding round led by the Barry Silbert-backed investment fund Bitcoin Opportunity Corp.
Posted on 26 June 2015 | 3:31 pm
Kids will have a chance to learn about bitcoin and even take their in-game currency to the real world, thanks to games from Minecraft server PlayMC.
Posted on 26 June 2015 | 10:45 am
In March, Bitcoin Magazine covered the digital economy startup Digital Asset Holdings, headed by the financial superstar Blythe Masters, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive. Digital Asset Holdings uses distributed ledgers to track and settle both digital and mainstream financial assets in a cryptographically secure environment where counterparty risk is minimized, and settlement times are drastically reduced. Now, Digital Asset Holdings LLC announced two acquisitions, Bloomberg Business reports. The company bought San Francisco-based Hyperledger and Budapest-based Bits of Proof for undisclosed amounts. “Hyperledger and Bits of Proof add valuable new dimensions to our product offering and great talent to our team,” said Masters. “We build tools to help clients harness the power of distributed ledgers to serve their own […]
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Posted on 26 June 2015 | 10:14 am
Blockstack, a San Francisco-based firm, is adapting the technology of Bitcoin for mainstream finance, including clearing and settlement. A small group of banks have started beta testing Blockstack’s technology, Bloomberg Business reports. The startup, run by former Google Inc. and Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. employees, is jumping into the competition to use digital-currency technology to tackle financial companies’ slow, antiquated back-office operations. “We’re not trying to destroy banking or financial services as they are today,” said Peter Shiau, Blockstack’s co-founder and chief operating officer, who previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank in product innovation. “We see what we’re building as technology that can help improve the back-office infrastructure that financial institutions are using.” Blockstack’s team also includes Philip Harris, a […]
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Posted on 26 June 2015 | 10:03 am
According to BitcoinRichList.com there are over $750 million worth of bitcoin sitting idle. Magnr, a company dedicated to providing Cryptocurrency Financial Services, is trying to change this by allowing the first-ever blockchain-based “savings accounts.” Magnr currently operates across two verticals: trading and saving. “Magnr allows users to independently verify the safety of their deposit on the blockchain’s public ledger,” says CEO Joe Lee. “Additionally, the interest payout is calculated from blockchain data. This lets users verify they are being paid the correct amounts. This is the first time that savings accounts have received a fintech makeover.” Magnr was created from the founding team of BTC.sx. It is a new, rebranded version of the BTC.sx trading platform. BTC.sx Bitcoin Trading Platform […]
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Posted on 26 June 2015 | 9:58 am
Digital currency exchanges and gateways need to be tightly regulated to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, says the latest FATF report.
Posted on 26 June 2015 | 7:39 am
International bitcoin mobile phone top-up service BitMoby has won two prizes at the technology-focused iAwards in Australia.
Posted on 26 June 2015 | 3:03 am
A bitcoin poker website operator has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of operating an unlicensed gaming website in Nevada.
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 4:02 pm
A new survey published by Goldman Sachs found that just over half of millennials believe they will never use bitcoin.
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 3:20 pm
Chain CEO Adam Ludwin discusses his company's newly revealed partnership with Nasdaq and its interest in blockchain technology.
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 3:01 pm
Blockchain infrastructure company BitFury has selected a number of high-profile figures to serve on its advisory and technical advisory boards.
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 10:01 am
The US Federal Trade Commission has penned a new blog post aiming to give advice to consumers who may pay for products with digital currency.
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 2:15 am
A startup that uses the bitcoin blockchain to digitally establish ownership of art and other creative works has raised $2m in seed funding.
Posted on 24 June 2015 | 4:06 pm
US retail giant Overstock has reportedly lost $117,000 on its investments in cryptocurrencies during the first quarter of 2015.
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