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Bitcoin micropayments startup Tibdit has raised £122,080 seed capital through a crowdfunding campaign.
Posted on 30 June 2015 | 9:35 am
As the world watches nervously, Greece, under pressure from the European Central Bank, takes the serious step of imposing capital controls: Banks are closed, ATM withdrawals are limited and funds cannot be sent out of the country. Capital controls will be in place at least until July 7 after Sunday’s citizens’ referendum that will ask Greeks if they want to remain in the European Union and accept their creditors’ terms. Will Bitcoin benefit from the current crisis? There’s lots of speculation that the rate of adoption of digital currencies may increase more rapidly as a result of the current crisis in Greece. CNN makes the case noting: “The world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges tell CNNMoney they’ve seen a surge of business […]
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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 8:48 am
Yesterday, Bitcoin Magazine reported that Greece had closed its banks and imposed capital controls to prevent financial chaos after the breakdown of bailout talks with its international creditors. The decision came 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. Today, Jose Pagliery, the author of “Bitcoin – And the Future of Money,” reports on CNN Money that Greeks are rushing to bitcoin. The article includes testimonials from top bitcoin exchanges such as bitcoin.de, Bitcurex, and China-based LakeBTC, stating that they are seeing a surge of business and inquiries from Greece. This is, according to […]
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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 8:24 am
Bitnet, a bitcoin payments processor from the developers of the largest payment gateway (CyberSource, acquired by VISA) has entered into a strategic partnership with Computop, a leading payment service provider, to allow global merchants to accept bitcoin on Computop Paygate. Since its launch, Bitnet has focused its services to provide an enterprise-grade digital commerce platform with security, reliability and scalability standards demanded by global businesses. Through the Computop and Bitnet partnership, however, the multi-national bitcoin merchant processor is attempting to implement its technologies to allow businesses of any size to accept bitcoin in a simple, safe and secure manner. Bitnet bitcoin processors will be integrated in Computop Paygate, which will allow merchants to expand their businesses globally without cross-border fees. Furthermore, […]
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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 7:55 am
BitGo has announced the release of Verified by BitGo, a tool aimed at allowing customers to provide greater financial transparency.
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Reinventure Group, a venture capital firm backed by Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank, has been revealed as one of Coinbase's Series C backers.
Posted on 30 June 2015 | 1:19 am
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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 1:08 am
Bitcoin accused of wasting shocking amount of electricityRT
It may be an alternative to fiat currencies and traditional banking, but Bitcoin
is using up entirely too much electricity. One critic claims the online crypto-currency uses 5,000 times more power per transaction than VISA and is not sustainable ...
Posted on 29 June 2015 | 5:04 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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Posted on 29 June 2015 | 1:32 pm
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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.
Posted on 29 June 2015 | 1:03 pm
Kraken has become the latest US-based bitcoin exchange to launch services in the Canadian market.
Posted on 29 June 2015 | 10:20 am
The major credit card companies – American Express, MasterCard and Visa – are exploring uses of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology, International Business Times reports. They can see the threat from blockchain fintech, and are considering ways to integrate selected aspects into their own operations. “We are not currently working actively on any bitcoin-based solutions, but we watch the cryptocurrency market closely,” said Andrew Buckley, head of MasterCard products for Europe. “We find them interesting from a technology perspective, but currently don’t see them as a viable solution for mainstream commerce.” “Our focus is on these hundreds of millions of people with a bit of plastic in their wallets,” he added. “How do we get them into this new digital […]
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Posted on 29 June 2015 | 9:42 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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Posted on 29 June 2015 | 8:39 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
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
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
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
RBS confirmed it is undertaking a proof-of-concept with Ripple technology, following a high-profile payments mishap earlier this month.
Posted on 26 June 2015 | 7:03 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
Digital Asset Holdings has announced the acquisition of two blockchain startups: Hyperledger and Bits of Proof.
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 9:29 am
Korea's Coinplug has won a mainstream fintech award for its blockchain-based user authentication system, one that offers significant benefits.
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