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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
British Columbia's Simon Fraser University (SFU) announced today that its official campus bookstore would begin accepting bitcoin payments.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
Gold payment startup BitGold acquired the operations and intellectual property of the leading consumer gold storage company GoldMoney.com. The acquisition of the company will be in exchange for 1,169,794 common shares in BitGold, a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. GoldMoney, since its founding in 2001, has amassed 20,000 customers, 135,000 user sign ups and manages more than $1 billion in assets. In a BitGold press release, the startup said the acquisition will lower its operating cost and give them a ready-made vault storage operation for the company’s in-beta gold payment system. BitGold is currently developing and testing a payment service that will use blockchain technology to facilitate digital gold payments. As part of the acquisition, GoldMoney founder […]
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
The New York Times technology and finance reporter Nathaniel Popper’s new book “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money” has been praised as one of the best Bitcoin books to date. Popper tells the story of Bitcoin from its geeky, libertarian early days to the beginnings of the current phase marked by significant venture capital investments and growing adoption by the financial community. Popper’s book contributes to the ongoing Bitcoin versus blockchain debate. Once a bitcoin-like crypto-currency is adopted by banks and governments, will it still be recognizable as bitcoin, or rather become a sanitized blockchain controlled by central banks, with all the troublesome features of bitcoin removed? “A company like Goldman […]
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 9:27 am
Bitcoin Press Release: DNotes is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first Digital Currency Employee Incentive Benefits Plan – the latest in a family of unprecedented digital currency financial instruments from the DNotes team. Chicago, Illinois. [May 25, 2015] – DNotes announces the release of their Employee Incentive Benefits Plan, the latest addition to their family of CRISPs (Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans) that already provides an investment vehicle for Children, Students, and Retirement funds. The Employee Incentive Benefits Plan combines knowledge of the employer/employee relationship with macro-economic foresight to maximize its users’ long-term potential benefit. Employee benefits play an important role in the lives of employees as well as their families. Benefits offered by an employer can be […]
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 9:11 am
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Global online payment processor Payza has said its bitcoin transactions have been rising steadily by about 20% per month.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:30 am
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:51 am
Two of bitcoin's biggest names, Roger Ver and exchange OKCoin, are engaged in a dispute over the Bitcoin.com domain, amid accusations over contracts.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:22 am
A review of Nathaniel Popper's new book 'Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money'.
Posted on 24 May 2015 | 8:23 am
On June 3, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, will host “Digital Finance 2015,” Canada’s first fintech and banking innovation conference, at the Vancouver Club on West Hastings in the city’s trendy West End. Digital Finance 2015 will feature two keynote speakers: Peter Vander Auwera, co-founder of Innotribe innovation will talk about “Innovation in banking: from tactics to strategy.” Sam Maule, emerging payments expert with Carlisle & Gallagher, and one of the “top innovation influencers” will talk about “FinTech’s Disruptive Force in Banking.“ Other speakers include representatives from Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), Citi (New York), and Overstock (New York). White Paper on Women in Fintech will be released Organizer Christine Duhaime of the […]
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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 11:07 am
Posted on 23 May 2015 | 7:01 am
What might the new UK government's plans for bitcoin regulation look like and is it capable of creating a bitcoin hub?
Posted on 23 May 2015 | 5:00 am
This week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all gave bitcoin the spotlight with lengthy reports and coverage.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:06 pm
Bloomberg Brief has published a Special Report about Bitcoin. Written as an introduction for financial professionals and busy investors with little previous knowledge of Bitcoin, the report gives far too much space to marginal aspects such as price swings, scams and bankruptcies. However, while the depth of the analysis doesn’t match that of recent reports by Goldman Sachs and other top financial institutions, the Bloomberg report offers interesting insights and opinions that highlight current trends and issues in the Bitcoin space. Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Group and creator of the Bitcoin Investment Trust, the first Bitcoin investment vehicle publicly traded in the United States, focuses on the price of bitcoin and hopes it will increase. […]
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:04 am
The first fund to offer bitcoin investment as part of a bespoke portfolio has launched on global derivatives trading platform IG.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:40 am
Bringing together more than 40 startup pitches on both the retail and fintech verticals at the consortium, the Plug and Play Tech Center Expo day included three keynotes from the founder of Plug and Play Tech Center Saeed Amidi, Managing Director of Citi Ventures Debra Brackeen and founder of the Lending Club Renaud Laplanche. Saeed Amidi started the day off with remarks summing up the mission of Plug and Play to bring together software for two industries and create a matchmaking haven where corporations could come to find solutions to their vexing technological problems, understand emerging markets and nurture and mentor the next generation of technological advancement. Debbie Brackeen was excited to describe Citi Ventures fund as a proving ground […]
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:02 am
UPDATE (22nd May, 17:2opm GMT): A representative from Bitfinex has indicated it has generated a new hot wallet on a "failsafe machine". It expects deposits and withdrawals will be live "soon", after the wallet has successfully synced. Popular bitcoin exchange Bitfinex today urged customers to halt deposits while it investigates a suspected hack. In a statement released this morning, […]
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:08 am
Popular digital currency forum BitcoinTalk has been taken offline following a social engineering attack that resulted in a server compromise.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:21 am
Hernán Botbol of Argentina's Taringa! social network is joining the Consensus 2015 lineup, which includes Nathaniel Popper and Wences Casares.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
A bill calling for specific regulation of digital currencies has been approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
Following an investment in Ripple Labs, Seagate's senior vice president Dave Morton discusses why his firm is excited about blockchain technology.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:38 am
A new report suggests Benjamin M Lawsky will seek to advise clients on matters relating to digital currency when he leaves office in late June.
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This is a guest post by Joe Ciccolo, DCC Member and CEO of BitAML. Background The Ripple Labs settlement agreement, the first civil enforcement action brought against a digital currency exchange, demonstrates the perils of piecemeal AML compliance and delayed implementation. Last week, Ripple Labs, the popular payment system, currency exchange and remittance network, reached a settlement with FinCEN and the US DOJ in which it acknowledged AML compliance violations and agreed to fines in excess of $1.1 million. And that’s just the beginning. (More on the true financial and operational cost to Ripple Labs in a moment.) So what happened? And how can we learn from this enforcement action? Analysis When Ripple Labs began blazing its trail in the world […]
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