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CoinDesk launched its Expert Briefings with a new State of Bitcoin and a panel with Circle and Elliptic. General Bytes showcased its latest ATM.
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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.
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South Korea's Coinplug has enabled bitcoin purchases with credit cards through a network of over 7,000 traditional ATMs across the country.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 3:30 am
US Application for Bitcoin Trademark Turned DownnewsBTC
United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently rejected a patent application (Reg 86135516) for the trademark 'Bitcoin
' filed by Urban Trend LLC, a Californian household product company. Bitcoin
trademark. The motion came to rest as a part of ...
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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
Is $518 the Fair Price of Bitcoin?CoinDesk
Ask your average bitcoin
enthusiast, and he or she will be quick to list the reasons why the price of bitcoin
, even at $260, is undervalued, or at least, not properly reflective of its long-term value. Now, however, those with a more bullish outlook ...
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:38 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.
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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.
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The Bitcoin Investment Trust is set to become the first publicly traded bitcoin fund, having received approval from US securities regulator FINRA.
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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'.
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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.
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Bitcoin mining giant BitFury has announced it has completed the manufacturing of its previously announced 28nm ASIC chip.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:05 pm
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 lawmaker from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia is speaking out against bitcoin on the grounds it is part of a US conspiracy.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 12:35 pm
Having recovered from the bad news fatigue that riddled the headlines last week, the mainstream media seems to have engaged in the bitcoin debate.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 11:40 am
Pay your taxes in bitcoin? Maybe, if you live in one of three states now considering bills in support of that option. In January, Utah Republican state representative Mark K. Roberts introduced a bill, H.C.R. 6, to create a Council on Payment Options for State Services that will study how Utah could accept Bitcoin as a valid form of payment. The bill includes the possibility for Utah residents to pay state taxes using Bitcoin. In February, eight New Hampshire state representatives introduced a bipartisan bill, NH HB552, to propose that New Hampshire should officially accept Bitcoin for taxes and fees. The bill calls for the development of a detailed implementation plan, followed by operational acceptance of Bitcoin by the state […]
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 9:47 am
Speakers from the top companies in the Bitcoin industry will present a full-day mini-conference of Bitcoin-related content during the SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival. The event will take place Monday, March 16, at SXSW’s Startup Village in the Austin Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Downtown in Austin, Texas. The event will feature five sessions focusing on topics about the Bitcoin industry, with information from basic to advanced. Good and bad myths will be addressed, and speakers will share their vision for a future with Bitcoin. The hour-long sessions for the day are titled “What is Bitcoin?,” “Bitcoin 2.0,” “A Future with Bitcoin,” “Impact on Developing World,” and “Real World Applications.” Speakers for the event include: Nic Cary, co-founder at Blockchain Stephen […]
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 9:30 am
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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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 8:55 am
Australian bitcoin company Digital CC Ltd has published the results for its half-year period up to 31st December 2014, posting a net loss.
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