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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has reached a settlement with the students behind controversial hackathon project Tidbit.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
Nearly two years after initial filming began, the official trailer for the documentary "Life on Bitcoin" has been released.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
A new physical bitcoin center and brokerage has opened in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
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One of Canada’s first companies to launch Bitcoin ATMs across the country is expanding its fleet of Lamassu-brand ATMs to Vancouver, British Columbia’s Simon Fraser campus bookstores in Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby. BitSent now has Bitcoin ATMs in 11 locations across the country and is looking to expand internationally in 2015. While other Bitcoin companies are experimenting with newer technology such as QuadrigaCX’s SumoPro Bitcoin ATMs, BitSent has chosen to stick with the Lamassu model despite some hiccups in the operation and maintenance of the earlier models. Their Simon Fraser Bookstore locations will also be the first university bookstore to accept bitcoin as payment for books and other products carried in their stores. Mike Yeung, the founder of the Simon Frazer University […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 11:55 am
On May 11, the leading stock exchange Nasdaq announced that it would begin experimenting with the blockchain technology that powers Bitcoin. The Wall Street Journal reported that Nasdaq will start with a pilot project in Nasdaq Private Market, a recently launched marketplace that handles pre-IPO trading among private companies. “Utilizing the blockchain is a natural digital evolution for managing physical securities,” said Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld in the announcement. Speaking with The Financial Times, Greifeld noted that he wants Nasdaq to be “a leader in the field.” He added that the network could potentially revolutionize the time it takes to finalize deals on U.S. securities markets. “I am a big believer in the ability of blockchain technology to effect fundamental […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 11:44 am
Bitcoin Gains Traction amid Steady Growth in IndonesiaBitcoin Magazine
Indonesia, one of the world's most beautiful archipelagoes and travel destinations, has had a consistent increase in bitcoin
adoption at popular tourist spots including Bali, Jakarta and Denpasar, since the launch of BitIslands in March 2014. Initiated ...
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 11:35 am
Universal Bitcoin services startup Xapo has announced that former executives from Visa and Citibank, alongside a former secretary of the treasury, has joined the company’s board of directors. In a Xapo statement, Visa founder Dee Hock, former Treasury Secretary and President Emeritus of Harvard University Lawrence H. Summers and former Citibank CEO and Chairman John Reed, said they joined the company because of the potential of Bitcoin’s technology and currency to advance financial services. Reed highlighted how Bitcoin could change financial services, noting they have “remained largely untouched by the digital revolution.” He added that Bitcoin is a large improvement over the “historical form of currency,” highlighting the digital currency’s scarcity and divisibility. Summers, who also serves on the board […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 11:21 am
BitQuick is the latest Bitcoin company to integrate Clef’s passwordless two-factor authentication to make logins safe and easy for a big audience. Oakland, CA – May 26, 2015 — BitQuick, the fastest way to buy Bitcoin, announced an integration with Clef today to protect the accounts on their platform. Clef is becoming increasingly popular for Bitcoin companies who are interested in growing their audience, especially companies on the rise like BitQuick. BitQuick has rapidly grown their volume by circumventing some of the traditional requirements for buying Bitcoin and making the process take hours instead of days. In an industry where every millisecond is tracked to help increase sales, speed is a huge asset both for the company and for the entire […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 10:28 am
Bitcoin Press Release: DNotes is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first Digital Currency Employee Incentive Benefits Plan – the latest in a family of unprecedented digital currency financial instruments from the DNotes team. Chicago, Illinois. [May 25, 2015] – DNotes announces the release of their Employee Incentive Benefits Plan, the latest addition to their family of CRISPs (Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans) that already provides an investment vehicle for Children, Students, and Retirement funds. The Employee Incentive Benefits Plan combines knowledge of the employer/employee relationship with macro-economic foresight to maximize its users’ long-term potential benefit. Employee benefits play an important role in the lives of employees as well as their families. Benefits offered by an employer can be […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 10:27 am
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The New York Times technology and finance reporter Nathaniel Popper’s new book “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money” has been praised as one of the best Bitcoin books to date. Popper tells the story of Bitcoin from its geeky, libertarian early days to the beginnings of the current phase marked by significant venture capital investments and growing adoption by the financial community. Popper’s book contributes to the ongoing Bitcoin vs. blockchain debate. Once a bitcoin-like digital currency is adopted by banks and governments, will it still be recognizable as bitcoin, or rather become a sanitized blockchain controlled by central banks, with all the troublesome features of bitcoin removed? “A company like Goldman […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 10:23 am
Gold payment startup BitGold acquired the operations and intellectual property of the leading consumer gold storage company GoldMoney.com. The acquisition of the company will be in exchange for 1,169,794 common shares in BitGold, a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. GoldMoney, since its founding in 2001, has amassed 20,000 customers, 135,000 user sign ups and manages more than $1 billion in assets. In a BitGold press release, the startup said the acquisition will lower its operating cost and give them a ready-made vault storage operation for the company’s in-beta gold payment system. BitGold is currently developing and testing a payment service that will use blockchain technology to facilitate digital gold payments. As part of the acquisition, GoldMoney founder […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 10:21 am
Amsterdam-based Bitcoin payment gateway Coinzone, which now positions itself as a full-stack Bitcoin solution with a focus on Europe, announced that it will launch its wallet – the core of its upcoming platform – in early summer. “Our goal is to assist Europe with all that Bitcoin has to offer the world of commerce,” says the Coinzone website. According to the company, the Coinzone Wallet will make Bitcoin simple for a growing community of European consumers. The fully-featured personal wallet will support country-specific local currencies for bank deposits and withdrawals, transfers and instant payments. “Growing European demand for Bitcoin means more and more consumers want a simple and secure way to transact,” says co-founder and CEO Manuel Heilmann. “We’ve developed […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 10:19 am
Bitcoin services provider has appointed three finance bigwigs, including Dee Hock, founder of Visa, to its newly created board of advisors.
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British Columbia's Simon Fraser University (SFU) announced today that its official campus bookstore would begin accepting bitcoin payments.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
Global online payment processor Payza has said its bitcoin transactions have been rising steadily by about 20% per month.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:30 am
Two of bitcoin's biggest names, Roger Ver and exchange OKCoin, are engaged in a dispute over the Bitcoin.com domain, amid accusations over contracts.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:22 am
A review of Nathaniel Popper's new book 'Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money'.
Posted on 24 May 2015 | 8:23 am
This week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all gave bitcoin the spotlight with lengthy reports and coverage.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:06 pm
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California's money transmitter regulator released conflicting statements today regarding how bitcoin regulation will move forward in the state.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
CoinDesk has rounded up today's Bitcoin Pizza Day's celebrations from across the world.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:09 am
The first fund to offer bitcoin investment as part of a bespoke portfolio has launched on global derivatives trading platform IG.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:40 am
UPDATE (22nd May, 17:2opm GMT): A representative from Bitfinex has indicated it has generated a new hot wallet on a "failsafe machine". It expects deposits and withdrawals will be live "soon", after the wallet has successfully synced. Popular bitcoin exchange Bitfinex today urged customers to halt deposits while it investigates a suspected hack. In a statement released this morning, […]
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:08 am
European payment processor Netopia mobilPay revealed its new bitcoin startup as part of Plug and Play's Retail & FinTech Expo yesterday.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:27 am
Popular digital currency forum BitcoinTalk has been taken offline following a social engineering attack that resulted in a server compromise.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:21 am
Hernán Botbol of Argentina's Taringa! social network is joining the Consensus 2015 lineup, which includes Nathaniel Popper and Wences Casares.
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