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Convicted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht faces decades, if not life, in prison at a sentencing hearing tomorrow in New York.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
Bitcoin attackers present "a new frontier" for cybercrime, a gathering of top security specialists heard in Barcelona this week.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
Addy Yeow, the developer behind Bitnodes, has released a new hardware bitcoin node. According to the website, which monitors bitcoin node performance worldwide, the Bitnodes Hardware B1 model comes equipped with the latest version of Bitcoin Core and is said to be a "low footprint quad-core single-board computer built and configured to operate a dedicated bitcoin full node". In […]
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
Pinn Wins Top Prize for Hand-Free Bitcoin Payments AppCoinDesk
For example, Pinn enables merchants to accept ACH transactions, or direct debit transfers from consumer bank accounts. This means US dollar payments on Pinn's network would cost just 1% for merchants to accept, the same rate bitcoin
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 11:28 am
Pinn placed first at a recent demo day for a solution that enables bitcoin and fiat payments without the user every touching their cell phone.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 11:15 am
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) plans to begin using the Ripple network to settle payments between its subsidiaries soon. Commonwealth Bank chief information officer David Whiteing revealed the large bank’s interest in Ripple technology yesterday during a speech at an event hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). Technology news outlet CIO reported Whiteing said, “Bitcoin is a protocol which is now being replicated by non-asset based vendors like Ripple and others. We absolutely see that’s where it’s going to go. The bank has a role to play in that.” “As a result, we have done a whole bunch of experiments with it. We are about to launch using Ripple as a means to transfer payments between our […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 10:56 am
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:42 am
Tembusu Systems Pte Ltd., a digital currency platform provider based in Singapore that counted Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis among its advisers, announced that it will soon begin implementing digital currency payments using its TRUST framework. According to the Tembusu website, Tembusu’s TRUST framework is a global infrastructure that lets verified individuals transfer and manage assets instantly, securely, simply and inexpensively. Based on blockchain technology, it enables payment using different currencies – real-world, digital or even gold and silver. The system was developed to integrate traditional currency platforms with the emerging blockchain technology that drives digital currencies such as bitcoin. “TRUST is taking its first step into getting widespread adoption and integration with existing systems,” said Tembusu co-founder and CEO […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:23 am
Bitcoin Press Release: 12charge.com launches worldwide mobile recharge, utility bills payment, TV, Internet, Skype and more; aiming to “charge everything” with Bitcoin and other options, in just a few clicks. Accepting Cryptos Hong-Kong based company Sam Sien Trading Ltd recently launched startup 12charge.com. This global online recharge service allows users from 110+ countries to top up their mobile phones or buy airtime from over 450 providers and to pay utility bills, loans, TV, internet and other services in some of these countries with Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and other payment methods. Besides topping up cell phones and paying for utility bills, 12charge allows to recharge a variety of global services like IP telephony (VoIP) including Skype, travel sim cards top up, as […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:10 am
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:08 am
A new bill by proposed by two New Jersey assemblymen could mean tax and regulatory breaks for digital currency companies operating in the state. According to The Star-Ledger, the bill would lessen burdens for cryptocurrency companies in an attempt to incentivize job creation in the state. Proposed by Assemblyman Rai Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), the 30-page bill would create a regulatory framework for digital currency companies to operate within as well. The bill comes two months after New Jersey’s Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance committee held a two hour hearing about Bitcoin. The New Jersey Treasury officially recognized the digital currency in April when it wrote that digital currency transactions were subject to sales tax and would […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 8:53 am
European Bitcoin exchange BitStamp launched a pre-paid debit card that can be loaded with bitcoin on Wednesday. According to the London-based exchange, the debit card is accepted at anywhere major credit and debit cards are accepted. The card’s balance can be denominated either in British pounds, euros or American dollars. The debit card has three stages of verification, each with its own spending limit. The most basic stage requires no know-your-customer verification and allows for €2,500 worth of transactions annually. Government ID, proof of residence, and a certified source of funds document is required for the highest annual spending limit, €125,000. Crypto Debit Card The debit cards can be ordered now. They are first received in a digital form that […]
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 8:39 am
Bitcoin Price Hammering SupportCryptoCoinsNews
Whether already underway or still to unfold, a wave “C” to the upside may target 1500 CNY / $242 – the location of the longer-term upside resistance level previously discussed in these articles. We take a close-up look at Bitcoin
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 7:25 am
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Block Chain Summit, the exclusive bitcoin event held on Richard Branson's private island, has revealed a surprising advocate of blockchain technology. According to tweets from Necker Island, actress Lucy Liu – better known for her work in Hollywood blockbusters and Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary – joined participants for a Skype discussion on how the blockchain could play a […]
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 4:56 am
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A bill submitted to the New Jersey legislature proposes tax incentives for digital currency businesses that support local jobs.
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 5:06 pm
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 11:36 am
An Australia-based sustainability think-tank has claimed that bitcoin could eventually consume 60% of annual global electricity production.
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 11:25 am
Bitcoin exchange Kraken has announced that financial compliance veteran Howard Bernstein has joined the company as chief compliance officer as the trading platform looks to expand to the United States. Bernstein, who has more than 20 years of experience in American financial regulations, constructed the entire anti-money laundering program of the publicly traded investment bank Merriman Capital, Inc. He also helped Merriman comply with SEC and FINRA requirements. Much like the current state of Bitcoin regulations, the compliance requirements for the SEC and FINRA were new and very unclear at the time. According to a Kraken blog post, Bernstein will help manage the company’s day-to-day compliance program and begin to engage regulatory officials and lawmakers. But the new CCO also […]
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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 10:45 am
With the news of SoundCloud’s integration with Changetip, it only makes sense that there is a surge in appeal toward Bitcoin news and analysis podcasts. While constantly refreshing the most popular Bitcoin news sites is addictive to some, it does not always capture the true passion behind digital currency enthusiasts because they lack one thing podcasts have: a passionate voice. Whether you’re traveling on a WiFi-free flight, or waiting for the next price change, the Bitcoin podcasts below are sure to satiate your appetite. Decentralize.fm Bitcoin Magazine had the chance to speak to Decentralize.fm’s Tony Sakish, who spoke about how they “did not want to be a podcast exclusively about Bitcoin, as there are plenty of those.” This led […]
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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 10:44 am
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In March, after receiving more than 120 replies to a call for information on digital currencies, the U.K. government released a Treasury document titled “Digital Currencies: Response to the Call for Information,” which summarizes the submissions received and outlines the government’s views and proposed next steps. In particular, the government is launching a £10 million (U.S. $14.6 million) research initiative on digital currencies. One of the replies to the U.K. government call for information came from the global bank Citi. The bank is persuaded that digital money adoption is inevitable, and the U.K. government should consider issuing its own digital money, Finextra reports. The full text of the Citi document was obtained by CoinDesk via a Freedom of Information request. […]
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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 10:26 am
Two New Jersey legislators have introduced a Digital Currency Jobs Creation Act that calls for tax breaks for bitcoin businesses.
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 9:44 am
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has reached a settlement with the students behind controversial hackathon project Tidbit.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
A new physical bitcoin center and brokerage has opened in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
The UK government should apply regulation to bitcoin wallets, multinational management consulting company Accenture has advised.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
One of Canada’s first companies to launch Bitcoin ATMs across the country is expanding its fleet of Lamassu-brand ATMs to Vancouver, British Columbia’s Simon Fraser campus bookstores in Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby. BitSent now has Bitcoin ATMs in 11 locations across the country and is looking to expand internationally in 2015. While other Bitcoin companies are experimenting with newer technology such as QuadrigaCX’s SumoPro Bitcoin ATMs, BitSent has chosen to stick with the Lamassu model despite some hiccups in the operation and maintenance of the earlier models. Their Simon Fraser Bookstore locations will also be the first university bookstore to accept bitcoin as payment for books and other products carried in their stores. Mike Yeung, the founder of the Simon Frazer University […]
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Posted on 26 May 2015 | 11:55 am
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 10:25 am
Banks need to understand blockchain technology, according to the chairman of the European Banking Association working group.
Posted on 26 May 2015 | 6:28 am
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
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
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