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Is it Possible to Purchase Bitcoin Through PayPal?newsBTC
For starters, bitcoin
buyers can always perform a chargeback, which is a demand by the issuing bank or credit card company that funds are returned to a buyer due to a disputed or fraudulent purchase. Unfortunately, there really is no way for a seller ...
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Bitcoin Could Be Your Traveling CompanionnewsBTC
At the start of this month, air traveling payment network UATP announced to integrate Bitcoin
payments to its platform after inking a partnership with Bitnet, a payment processing platform. Though, this was not the first time that a traveling business ...
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 12:45 pm
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Why Greece Should Not Switch To BitcoinTechCrunch
In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin
. At first glance, bitcoin
may appear to be the cure. But if the euro is the problem, switching to Bitcoin
would be like trying to cure ...
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 8:01 am
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 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 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
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 […]
The post Bitcoin Takes the Stage at SXSW 2015 Interactive appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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 […]
The post Bitcoin Goes Hollywood: An Interview with Gem COO Ken Miller appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:54 am
Bitcoin firm igot has expanded to Kenya following the acquisition of a local cryptocurrency exchange and integration with a mobile payments platform.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 5:34 am
A former executive director of Goldman Sachs in London has launched a bitcoin derivatives exchange called Crypto Facilities.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 1:50 pm
Crypto Facilities Ltd., a London-based broker founded by former Goldman Sachs Executive Director Timo Schlaefer, has announced the launch of its bitcoin derivatives trading platform. In financial jargon, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity, in this case the exchange value of bitcoin. Crypto Facilities trades financial products such as bitcoin options and futures, allowing users to “go long” and bet that the price of bitcoin will rise, or “go short” and bet the price will fall. The first derivative offered by Crypto Facilities is a forward contract – a contract to buy or to sell an asset at a specified future time at a price agreed upon today – on […]
The post Former Goldman Sachs Director Launches Bitcoin Derivatives Brokerage Crypto Facilities appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 11:52 am
CoinSpark has released a new version of its protocol that allows users to send private messages tied to bitcoin transactions.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:03 am
Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has announced that it will be amending its fees at the beginning of March.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:54 am
Prepaid bitcoin voucher service Bitupcard is now available at an additional 270 locations in Turkey, taking the total to 300.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:00 am
Coinsetter has launched Project High Line, a blockchain-based technology that aims to improve how trades across Wall Street are executed.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 4:17 am
The proposals were submitted to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors following its publication of a draft framework for bitcoin licensure.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 3:16 pm
CoinJar Swipe debit cards, which have been on trial since September, are now available for all customers in Australia for use at stores nationwide.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 2:00 pm
WordPress co-founding developer Matt Mullenweg says the company hasn't given up on bitcoin, despite it disappearing from the platform's checkout page.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 1:30 pm
It was an interesting experiment, but the Bitcoin Foundation’s bid to hold on-blockchain elections today seems to be over. In a letter sent to members dated February 25, 2015 at 12:46:33 a.m. EST and posted on the Bitcoin Foundation blog, the Foundation’s Director of Communications, Jinyoung Lee Englund, announced that the run-off elections being held to fill two board member seats would be utilizing a new voting platform in co-operation with Swarm. “The Foundation’s mission is to advance blockchain technology and this is an important new avenue of innovation,” said Patrick Murck, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, in the announcement. “While we may not have had the smoothest experience in this experimental launch, it’s important for us to push […]
The post After Chaotic First Day, Bitcoin Foundation Reboots Run-off Election appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 1:28 pm
Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award nominated director of “Super Size Me,” is CNN television’s “Inside Man.” In 2014, he spent a week living on bitcoin. The resulting “Inside Man” episode aired on February 19, 2015, affording a large television audience an in-depth Bitcoin experience that was no doubt a first for many viewers. The episode begins with a brief explanation of Bitcoin founder Satoshi’s goals, as defined by the white paper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. “[Satoshi] wanted to create a global currency that existed outside of a central bank or government,” Spurlock explains. Starting at the Bitcoin Center in New York City, Spurlock buys his first bitcoin from the live auctioneer at the site. He then proceeds to make […]
The post CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Spends Week “Living on Bitcoin” appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 8:01 am
BitGo, a leader in Bitcoin security, announced Tuesday it had secured first-of-its-kind insurance coverage for bitcoin theft from the global, A-rated XL Group insurance companies. With this announcement, BitGo joins the list of industry leaders including Xapo and Coinbase that offer insurance for bitcoin stored using their services. All of BitGo’s paying customers are eligible for protection under the XL policy for up to $250,000 in covered theft claims, just by signing up for BitGo services. Customers can increase the amount of protection available to them for an annual fee. “We are proud to partner with XL Group and Innovation Insurance Group on this game-changing insurance product,” said Will O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of BitGo. “The entrance of an underwriter […]
The post BitGo Unleashes FDIC-like Insurance Ushering in a New Era of Bitcoin Security appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 6:59 am
German Bitcoin exchange bitcoin.de and Fidor Bank have announced a new “Bitcoin Express” option for Fidor Bank customers to buy and sell bitcoin instantly on the exchange. The new option addresses the delays involved in exchange transactions. Bitcoin exchanges like BitStamp, which are not licensed banks, must often wait hours or even days for a transaction to be cleared by an external bank. But because Fidor Bank is fully licensed, it is able to provide a direct interface to the mainstream banking system, eliminating transaction delays. As a result, holders of a “Fidor Smart Giro Account” are now able to purchase bitcoin directly from a bank account and receive bitcoin immediately after the purchase. They can also sell bitcoin to […]
The post German Fidor Bank Brings Bitcoin to Mainstream Banking, Expands Overseas appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 12:18 pm
Decentral, Toronto’s home to tech start-ups, announced it’s organizing the 2015 Canadian Blockchain and Fintech Expo for the second week of September as a follow up to last year’s successful Bitcoin Expo. Toronto will again play host to Bitcoin enthusiasts as event organizers assemble a growing list of all-star speakers for the Expo, including Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood and Anthony Di Iorio of Ethereum, David Johnston of DApps Fund, Matthew Roszak of Tally Capital, Brock Pierce of ChangeTip, Tether, and the Bitcoin Foundation, David Bailey of BTC Media, Joel Dietz of Swarm, Paul Snow of Factum, Shawn Wilkinson of Storj, Jason King of Sean’s Outpost, Jamie Robinson of QuickBT, Jeff Coleman of Kryptokit, William Mougayar of Start-Up Management, Michael Terpin […]
The post Decentral Announces 2015 Canadian Blockchain and Fintech Expo appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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