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A bill introduced to the California legislature aims to bring virtual currency businesses more clearly under the state’s Money Transmission Act.
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Bitcoin Value Trading By ClockworkCryptoCoinsNews
It wasn't the news. It wasn't an announcement about regulation. It had nothing to do with Silk Road – it was simply the Time of Day. As has been the case for three days running, the Bitcoin
price was sold-off on the hour at 12h00 UTC in heavy trade.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 1:26 pm
A security technology startup is aiming to challenge Apple Pay and other mobile payment solutions through a blend of hardware security and bitcoin.
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QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest bitcoin exchange, is poised to become the world’s first publicly traded bitcoin exchange. It is set to trade under the public company name of “Quadriga Fintech Solutions” and its listing has been submitted and approved. Public trading is expected to commence with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE/CNSX) ticker symbol “XBT” by early April. Last month, the company completed its financing and raised nearly $850,000 CAD — more than double their original pre-listing goal of $380,000. Four of Vancouver’s top brokerage houses, Haywood Securities, Jordan Capital Markets, PI Financial and Wolverton Securities, were involved in financing the deal. Since the company will have to undergo a full financial audit, QuadrigaCX also is hoping to earn the title of […]
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 9:22 am
Cryptocurrencies offer a money-laundering platform for freelance criminals, a new Europol report says.
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Australian firm digitalBTC has launched digitalX Mintsy, a service that allows users to lease and trade processing power for cryptocurrency mining.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:36 am
Commentary by Giulio Prisco. Google has announced an upcoming mobile payments framework called Android Pay, Forbes reports. Android Pay will not be a separate payment app, but a platform that enables developers to integrate mobile payments into their apps using an API layer. Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Google Apps Sundar Pichai announced the upcoming payment platform at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “We are doing it in a way so that anybody else can build a payments service on top of Android,” he said at a press event. “In places like China and Africa, we hope that people will use Android Pay to build innovative services.” Android Pay will be an Android service that developers […]
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:09 am
Coinplug Enables Bitcoin Buying at Over 7000 Regular ATMsCoinDesk
South Korean bitcoin
services company Coinplug has enabled bitcoin
purchases with credit cards through over 7,000 regular cashpoint ATMs across the country. As well as being the first to sell bitcoins
through ATMs not specifically designed for that ...
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 3:32 am
South Korea's Coinplug has enabled bitcoin purchases with credit cards through a network of over 7,000 traditional ATMs across the country.
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The European Central Bank has released a new report on digital currencies, calling them an "inherently unstable" yet innovative technology.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 3:50 pm
A new iOS app allows users to help save mankind from a “reptilian alien invasion” and earn bitcoins in the process.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 2:15 pm
Volabit and SatoshiTango have opened a bitcoin-powered international money bridge to transfer fiat between Mexico and Argentina.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:25 pm
ALFAquotes has launched a Fair Bitcoin Price indicator to illuminate the value of bitcoin when factoring its cost of production.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:25 am
The Wall Street Journal reports that Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) is about to become the first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. The BIT will be an interesting option for traditional investors looking for exposure to Bitcoin who prefer not to trade Bitcoin as currency. The BIT is sponsored by Grayscale Investments, a part of Silbert’s Digital Currency Group. Currently, the BIT, launched in 2013, is a private, open-ended trust that is invested exclusively in bitcoin and derives its value solely from the price of bitcoin. It enables accredited investors, with annual incomes greater than $200,000 or assets of more than $1 million, to gain exposure to the price movement of bitcoin for a minimum investment of $25,000 without the […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:28 am
A common theme among bitcoiners is the desire to make the world a better place. This week, Decentral Talk Live focuses on a couple of organizations that are trying to do just that. Connie Gallippi is the Founder and Executive Director of the BitGive Foundation and a founding member of the Women’s Crypto Association. This week on DTL, Connie describes some of the many projects that the BitGive Foundation has been involved in, especially in Africa. They include Medic Mobile, Save the Children and the Water Project. She also discusses the role she played in getting ChangeTip to add the charitable donation option to their service. Connie then addresses the issue of inclusion and how the Women’s Crypto Association is […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:11 am
If you operate an exchange, bitcoin automated teller machine or any other money services operation that does business with Quebec residents, you will need to comply with its updated Money Services Businesses Act regardless of where in the world you are based. This new policy document was first made public on February 1, 2015 (updated to March 1, 2015), and experts have been trying to determine what it means for bitcoin businesses both within Quebec and outside its borders. The document says that anyone offering money services (that is, currency exchange; funds transfer; issue or redemption of traveler’s checks, money orders or bank drafts; check cashing; and operation of an automated teller machine) must be licensed by Quebec’s Autorité des […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:07 am
Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper have become the Bitcoin Foundation's newest board members following the recent election.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 9:43 am
The bitcoin price spike over the last four days, which saw it gain 12% to hit a high of nearly $262, has been attributed to positive newsflow.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:26 am
The Bitcoin Investment Trust is set to become the first publicly traded bitcoin fund, having received approval from US securities regulator FINRA.
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 3:59 am
The process was “messy” but the results are in. The new board members for the Bitcoin Foundation are Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper with 63 percent and 60 percent approval respectively. Michael Perklin finished third with 52 percent approval followed by Bruce Fenton with 50 percent. Out of 595 confirmed voters, 440 votes were cast (74 percent). In order to be elected, candidates had to be approved by at least 50 percent of eligible voters. In the first round of voting, none of the 13 candidates met that 50 percent approval threshold, so a run-off election among the top 4 candidates was held. Olivier Janssens, a libertarian and voluntaryist, ran on a platform of decentralizing core development, bringing full transparency to the Foundation, and focusing on widespread adoption of […]
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:28 am
Can the blockchain be used to build the first unstoppable prediction market? The six-person team behind Augur are betting the answer is 'yes'.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 6:30 am
To Ƀ or not to ฿? That is the question posed by designer Melissa Volkmann, who wants bitcoin companies to rethink the industry's creative direction.
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 7:30 am
Decentralised crowdfunding platform Swarm is offering startups up to $50,000 in funding thanks to a partnership with Focus Investments.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 4:00 pm
MGT Capital has entered into an agreement with Tera Group that would find the regulated bitcoin derivatives platform operator going public.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 3:15 pm
A recent consumer survey suggests US consumers feel bitcoin is a safer payment method than mobile wallets and apps.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:00 pm
A guest interview by Jeff Handler Silicon Valley has become a symbol of technological innovation and achievement in the digital age – a shining beacon of progress and “disruption.” It’s hard to find someone in the Bay Area who isn’t working on some app or technology that promises to change the world forever. As Bitcoin has grown from an obscure, niche technology embraced by a few small, highly technical circles into an actual (though still obscure) “industry,” it shouldn’t surprise anyone that San Francisco/Silicon Valley has become the de-facto go-to spot for American Bitcoin companies to set up shop. While the Bay Area is certainly a great spot for a Bitcoin start-up, I invite you to hop on the 101 […]
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