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Nine-year Deutsche Bank veteran Marcelo Miranda is launching FlowBTC, an institutional bitcoin exchange for Brazil tomorrow.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:06 pm
Five individuals have been arrested by Hong Kong police in connection with the collapse of MyCoin, an alleged bitcoin trading platform.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 3:35 pm
A new report from security firm Symantec claims that the number of Trojan malware programs targeting bitcoin users has fallen in the past year.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:25 pm
The US Marshals Service (USMS) has announced that 14 bidders participated in today's auction of 50,000 BTC.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:00 pm
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Nobody Buys Art With BitcoinNew York Observer
But if you read the headlines, you'd think Bitcoin
and other tech marvels are making a huge splash in the art world. The Winklevoss twins—who are serious Bitcoin
enthusiasts— recently put their money behind online auction site Paddle 8, that would ...
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:46 am
Canada-based bitcoin exchange Quadriga has entered into a reverse takeover agreement that will find it going public.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:01 am
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Decentral and MaRS today announced the first ever Decentralized Technology (DEC_TECH) event will be held at MaRS Discovery District on March 17, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop, antonopoulos.com) Bitcoin evangelist and author of Mastering Bitcoin, on the event’s theme: “Bitcoin and the Future of Payments.” “As one of the most recognizable names in the cryptocurrency space, we’re thrilled to feature Andreas M. Antonopoulos at our inaugural DEC_TECH event,” said Anthony Di lorio, CEO and Founder of Decentral and host of DEC_TECH. “Antonopoulos has spoken at events around the world and is a highly sought-after consulting authority.” Last year, Antonopoulos addressed the Canadian Senate and recently helped make the case for Bitcoin before the Australian Senate. […]
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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:23 am
Bitcoin’s “killer app” has long been a topic of speculation. What is the compelling use case that will cause millions to adopt bitcoin, knowingly or unknowingly? It just might be Abra. Announced on the final day of Launch Festival 2015, Abra is a company that is looking to take a slice of the $550 billion global remittance market. With legacy companies such as Western Union charging 10 percent and more to remit money internationally, Abra offers the potential for instantaneous money transfers at a fraction of the cost. At the event, CEO Bill Barhydt said: “Our mission with Abra is to turn every smartphone into a teller that processes withdrawals. This is not just another bitcoin app. The wallet is a full-fledged […]
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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:06 am
New research from New York University uncovers how mining has changed from a solo activity to an industry dominated by powerful groups of miners.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:25 am
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San Francisco-based Ripple Labs, the startup behind the digital payment network Ripple, has joined the International Payments Framework Association (IFPA). The Association, whose members include the likes of ACH, NACHA and SWIFT, provides rule sets, best practices and guidance on how to improve cross-border payments. Nilesh Dusane, director of business development at Ripple Labs, said that […]
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Former Netscape Director Launches Bitcoin Remittance App AbraCoinDesk
Bill Barhydt, the entrepreneur and former Netscape director who is credited with giving the first TED Talk on bitcoin
, has debuted a bitcoin
venture called Abra. The announcement, which came on the final day of Launch Festival 2015, ends seven months ...
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 4:45 pm
Bill Barhydt, the entrepreneur and former Netscape director who gave the first-ever TED Talk on bitcoin, has debuted a bitcoin venture called Abra.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 4:35 pm
Online privacy company Abine has launched Bitcoin Anywhere, enabling Coinbase users to make bitcoin purchases at any e-commerce site.
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US-based bitcoin mining company MegaBigPower is launching a hardware buyback program that aims to help miners struggling with unprofitable rigs.
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A ChangeTip user has been banned from the service for attempting to tip the terrorist group, the Islamic State.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 12:30 pm
Speaking before the Institute of International Bankers this week, the US Comptroller of the Currency discussed virtual currency.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 11:41 am
CoinDesk is pleased to announce the launch of a new in-depth analysis service, CoinDesk Research, and its first report focusing on regulation.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:55 am
A stone’s throw from the New York Stock Exchange, in the heart of New York’s financial district, is a 6,000-square-foot facility called the New York Bitcoin Center. The Bitcoin Center is known for educating the public on Bitcoin and crypto-economics at their events and inviting high-profile speakers. It has become a central part of the global Bitcoin movement in it’s own right and was recently featured on CNN in Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man. This year, they are working on their new incubator. John Lilic, the Head of Investor Relations and Operations at the Bitcoin Center, spoke to me about the Bitcoin Center’s new direction. “We are very busy with our incubator and seed accelerator,” Lilic said. The Bitcoin Center has invested […]
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:37 am
Huobi's bitcoin futures trading platform BitVC has replaced the unpopular socialized losses risk system with 'automatic counterparty deleveraging'.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:28 am
Bitcoin evangelist Andreas M Antonopoulos has appeared before the Australian Senate to make the case for bitcoin.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:02 am
CoinDaddy has released what it calls its WHOIS for assets as part of a larger series of releases meant to support digital asset trading.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:45 pm
A security technology startup is aiming to challenge Apple Pay and other mobile payment solutions through a blend of hardware security and bitcoin.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 1:05 pm
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 | 12:09 pm
CoinDesk launched its Expert Briefings with a new State of Bitcoin and a panel with Circle and Elliptic. General Bytes showcased its latest ATM.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 11:01 am
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
MGT Capital Investments announced a planned merger with Tera Group, which operates the first regulated U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange. The merger will create the first publicly traded U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange. As observed by The Wall Street Journal, this is a reverse merger where Tera will take a controlling stake in MGT. Tera doesn’t seem too interested in MGT’s gaming operations, so the operation is primarily a way for Tera to go public. In other words, Tera is buying a public listing on the stock market for its Bitcoin operations. Tera has played a leading role in the development of Bitcoin derivatives. In September 2014, Tera launched TeraExchange, the first regulated U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange, and TeraBit, a spot Bitcoin […]
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:23 pm
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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