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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has taken note of the issues hindering partnerships between bitcoin businesses and banks.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:01 am
The Wall Street Journal reports that Wall Street is exploring innovative applications of digital currencies to mainstream banking and financial issues. The recent wave of Wall Street interest in Bitcoin technology is inspired by a growing appreciation of the inevitability of radical changes in the financial industry, which is long overdue for the kind of Internet-driven cost savings that have affected other industries. The emphasis is on efficiency and cost-effectiveness: Bitcoin technology could slash costs, cut settlement times and reduce default risks. The Journal mentions several recent digital fintech news items, including investment opportunities, announcements, acquisitions and appointments of high-profile financial professionals, reported by Bitcoin Magazine in the last few weeks. “It’s an opportunity for Wall Street to streamline some […]
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:58 am
CoinDesk's Assumptions About the Bitcoin CommunityBitcoin Magazine
Editor's Note: In interest of full disclosure, CoinDesk is a competitor of Bitcoin
Magazine. This article is a guest submission by Tom Hashemi, an experienced professional who has conducted market research for Shell, PayPal, Toyota, KPMG, and the ...
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:06 am
Editor’s Note: In interest of full disclosure, CoinDesk is a competitor of Bitcoin Magazine. This article is a guest submission by Tom Hashemi, an experienced professional who has conducted market research for Shell, PayPal, Toyota, KPMG, and the Digital Currency Council. The same observations he makes about CoinDesk’s representation of the entire Bitcoin community apply equally to Bitcoin Magazine. “Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct, and you can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble.” – Lemony Snicket CoinDesk, one of the premier outlets for news and analysis on digital currencies, has made a request of its readers. Fill in this survey, they asked, and […]
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:05 am
Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem begins his stint in prison today, having been sentenced in December to two years behind bars.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:57 am
Bitcoin Around the World: TurkeyInside Bitcoins
When one looks at a map of the world, it might seem a little odd that Europe and Asia are considered to be two separate continents. The distinction is arbitrary only in the sense that even the boundaries themselves have shifted from time to time ...
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Barbados-based startup Bitt is launching a digital currency exchange today, having secured $1.5 million in seed funding from Avatar Capital
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In an interview with CoinDesk, developer Chris Ellis discusses the ProTip project and how it hopes to solve past micropayments challenges.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:40 pm
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 3:07 am
Houston, we have a problem. We need more cutting edge tech entrepreneurs. Luckily there’s a new space in Houston, Texas, built just for that, provided by Cryptospaces, which is backed by bitcoin consulting company, FinalHash. Located at 6907 Almeda Rd., the Houston Bitcoin Embassy is an incubator/ coworking space dedicated to tech startups. There are also plans to install a bitcoin ATM in the facility by the end of April. The Embassy is home to the Texas Coinitiative, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of Bitcoin in Texas. The Coinitiative mission statement reads: “We believe that our growing community will help to shape progress in this field. Come network with traders, entrepreneurs and innovators working in one of the […]
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Posted on 28 March 2015 | 3:22 pm
VC Fred Wilson shares his thoughts on New York State's revised Bitlicense regulations and the impact they may have on companies in the sector.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 8:00 am
A special agent with the US Secret Service spoke out against bitcoin this week, arguing its primary use case is in illicit transactions.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 4:15 pm
Lawnmower has opened its spare change-to-bitcoin service in beta, in what it hopes will be a product that successfully entices novice investors.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 3:51 pm
The 30-day period for public comments on the latest draft of New York’s BitLicense proposal comes to a close today, March 27th. While the original comment period did result in tremendous developments to the proposal, many in the bitcoin intustry felt that there were still many onerous components that inhibit the development of new companies. Fred Wilson, founding partner at Union Square Ventures, said on his blog that startups should have to follow all the rules and laws of the land. “However, the arrival of new technologies should always be seen as an opportunity to review and update our laws and regulations in accordance with the benefits and challenges brought by these new technologies.” http://avc.com/2015/03/comments-on-the-proposed-bitlicense-regulations/ But Wilson argued that the revision […]
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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 3:23 pm
This week media coverage galvanized around positive stories reflecting the increasing interest of Wall Street in bitcoin technology.
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A few weeks ago Bitcoin Magazine reported that the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) was about to become the first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. On Thursday, the BIT received formal approval for listing on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX exchange. The fund is listed with the symbol GBTC, and trading is expected to begin early next week. Barry Silbert announced on Twitter that the BIT fund is live and waiting for eligible shareholders to deposit their shares and sell. The BIT is the first product from Silbert’s new Grayscale Investments, a digital-asset management firm being launched concurrently by his Digital Currency Group. The Wall Street Journal notes that the BIT is the latest addition to the growing number of bitcoin trading […]
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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 9:29 am
As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, they will continue to threaten revenue streams of the traditional banking system, according to a new report from the British Banking Association (BBA). A section of The Digital Disruption: UK Banking Report looks specifically at cryptocurrencies and the impact they have already had, and will continue to have, on people's […]
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 7:47 am
Bitcoin-to-cash service Bit2Me has cancelled its commission fees in a bid to remain competitive in the Spanish market.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 5:19 am
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Attorney Jared Marx explores a recent SEC decision on crowdfunding - and the implications for startups.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 3:18 pm
Grayscale director Michael Sonnenshein discusses the launch of the newest among a group of companies in Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 2:20 pm
A Swedish bitcoin brokerage has gone to court with the country’s tax authority to prevent an audit of its customer information.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 12:20 pm
Many people know the symbol of Bitcoin. Many people might know the symbol of Litecoin. Even fewer know the symbol of a Dogecoin. There are hundreds of cryptocurrencies that have been developed, but what’s the symbol for “cryptocurrency?” Brand Me Crypto, a design contest sponsored by Vogogo and Cryptsy, is hoping that one concise brand can be created that will epitomize the true brand of cryptocurrency. “I found myself and our designers struggling to visually articulate cryptocurrency as a whole without inundating our designs with 5+ more coins just to communicate the overarching cryptocurrency conversation and message,” said Chantel Meeley, head of marketing and creative at Vogogo. But it wasn’t as simple as just hiring a design firm to come […]
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:42 am
Could a decentralised system where off-blockchain bitcoin transactions are sent over a network of micropayment channels solve blockchain scalability?
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:16 am
Digital currency businesses will have to comply with the Isle of Man's anti-money-laundering laws from 1st April.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 7:57 am
Staying on the right side of the taxman just got a bit easier for businesses dealing with bitcoin and other digital currencies. On Tuesday, Libra, makers of LibraTax accounting service, introduced two new products in their suite of tax-reporting services. They also announced a new partnership with Bitpay, the world’s largest bitcoin payment processor, designed to help merchants stay on top of their bitcoin-related payment transactions. Libra Business and Libra Pro LibraTax has been offering tax-reporting solutions and helping to educate accountants and tax professionals with digital currencies since early in 2014. With the addition of Libra Business and Libra Pro, both businesses and tax professionals alike can keep track of all their digital currency transactions. With regulatory bodies in […]
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Posted on 25 March 2015 | 3:33 pm
A senior Hong Kong official has said that the government does not see a need for legislation that would regulate bitcoin.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 2:50 pm
Whether it’s going to legacy payment technology trade shows or partnering with legacy payment processors, Bitcoin companies have found that there is something to be said for partnering with the old rather than just forgetting it exists. Bitnet today announced that it had joined forces with Cardinal Commerce, a global provider in the remote payments industry. Now, all of the companies in the Cardinal Commerce platform will have the option of implementing bitcoin acceptance. These include international retail giants such as Lenovo, Toshiba, GameStop, Tiffany & Co., and Urban Outfitters. It also includes leading travel companies such as Delta Airlines, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Hotwire. As with many of the bitcoin payment processing technologies, merchants will be able to price their goods in one […]
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Posted on 25 March 2015 | 8:39 am
Merchants using CardinalCommerce for alternative payments processing are now able to accept bitcoin through a partnership with Bitnet.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 8:31 am
Bitcoin wallet and technology provider Coinkite has announced Bitkit, its bitcoin wallet API, is now available on Tor.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 7:58 am
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