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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bitcoin Consumer Fair to be Held in Atlanta Atlanta, GA (March 19, 2015) – The Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta is slated to host the 2015 Bitcoin Consumer Fair on the 18th of April. The event is geared toward both consumers and merchants who are interested in expanding the use of Bitcoin in the Atlanta area, as well as those interested in working on the business and technology side of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency which employs encryption techniques to regulate generation of currency units and verify transfer of funds. Bitcoin is not associated with and operates independently from any central bank. “You can put a bank in your pocket. That’s pretty amazing,” said […]
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:39 pm
Starting tomorrow, potential users will be able to start buying Factoids, the currency that powers Factom, from Koinify. Factom is described as “a data layer for the blockchain” that will help businesses manage their data. To gain access to that Factom network, though, requires Factoids, a digital token designed specifically for the Factom network. Starting tomorrow, these new coins will be available for sale. However, they will not be dispersed until May 15th. This is where ShapeShift comes into play. ShapeShift allows for users to instantly convert from one cryptocurrency to the other. A user could trade their bitcoin instantly for litecoin or convert from dogecoin to Ripple. This ease of transferring from one currency to the other is the catalyst for this partnership. […]
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:32 pm
In a new report, the Australian government has cited bitcoin as a potential threat to its tax collection efforts.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 2:26 pm
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Two undercover agents who contributed to the US government's efforts to take down Silk Road are expected to be arrested on Monday.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:52 am
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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 […]
The post Barclays CEO: The Banking Sector Has Not Yet Felt the Full Disruptive Force of Technology, but It Will appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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
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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
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:23 am
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 3:46 pm
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
This week media coverage galvanized around positive stories reflecting the increasing interest of Wall Street in bitcoin technology.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:05 pm
Bitcoin airtime merchant, Bitrefill, has partnered with New York-based Bitcoin exchange Celery to enable bitcoin remittances of phone minutes to more than 100 countries – without the sender ever having to touch the digital currency. “The integration uses all of the benefits of Bitcoin but hides the complexities from the user, just uses Bitcoin as settlement rails,” said Celery CEO IIya Subkhankulov. The process does not require a user to buy bitcoin or handle the digital currency. Airtime purchases made from Celery’s exchange take the money straight from the person’s bank account, similar to the process of buying bitcoin. In addition, Bitrefill is eliminating fees for airtime remittances to India. The U.S.-India corridor contributes largely to the $70 billion worth […]
The post Bitrefill and Celery Make Bitcoin Remittances Easy: A Conversation With CEO Sergej Kotliar appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 11:19 am
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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
Attorney Jared Marx explores a recent SEC decision on crowdfunding - and the implications for startups.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 3:18 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
In a surprise move, e-wallet provider and payment processor Neteller quietly started to accept bitcoin deposits at zero fees. Neteller customers will now be able to top up their accounts by exchanging Bitcoin into one of the currencies offered by Neteller. Neteller, owned and operated by publicly traded British global payments company Optimal Payments PLC, is used by millions of consumers in more than 200 countries and especially popular in the foreign exhange and online gambling sectors. This announcement follows the entering into of an agreement between Optimal Payments and Bitcoin payment processor BitPay. “We recognize the important role that cryptocurrencies play in the future of payments,” said Optimal Payments President and CEO Joel Leonoff, “and we look forward to […]
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 11:15 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
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
Bitseed has launched the first plug-in bitcoin node to encourage users to contribute to the bitcoin network, hassle-free.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 10:36 am
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