Slovenian startup Bitstamp just did something that no other digital currency startup was able to do – launch the first nationally licensed Bitcoin exchange (BitEx). As it usually goes, the startup could not receive a license in its home country, so it took advantage of registering themselves in one of most business-oriented countries in the European Union. Luxembourg granted the license which will be valid in all 28 EU countries, meaning starting July 1, 2016 – 508 million EU citizens should be able to access a Bitcoin exchange under the same operating restrictions and protections as the banks and stock exchanges. “We believe that this is stability-inducing – that people will see this
Bitcoin has crashed to below $200 levels. Should the cryptocurrency community be worried, or is there hope for better things in the long term?
The Winklevoss twins have filed to list 1M shares of a Bitcoin Trust ETF on Nasdaq, which introduces new investment strategies in the cryptocurrency.
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In an interview with 99Bitcoins’ Ofir Beigel, he shares how Bitcoin’s value is still driven by speculation, which can limit its potential for mass adoption.
The value of Bitcoin will go beyond its use as a virtual ‘currency’, but will extend to how the Blockchain operates as a ledger of transactions.
Blockstream has an ambitions goal to build on Bitcoin’s underlying technology to securely transfer more than just virtual currency, but also data and more.
Taipei-based Bitcoin entrepreneurs have found a way around Taiwan’s Bitcoin ban, thereby making Taiwan’s ultra-convenient convenience stores even better for those in the market for some BTC.
With Bitcoin-oriented startups gaining ground with institutional investors, we take a look into the challenges ahead for companies and the cryptocurrency community.
The recently relaunched magazine named the wrong person in a scoop claiming to reveal the creator of Bitcoin.
With BlockChain raising a $30 million in Series A funding, Bitcoin-related startups gain more support from mainstream investors. What are the prospects for Bitcoin in the long run?
A hacker claims to have access to the usernames and passwords of nearly 7 million Dropbox users and will post them all if he or she is paid in Bitcoin.
In an interview Bill Gates removes any doubts about his position on Bitcoin.
Upon the FTC’s request, a federal court has ordered the shutdown of Butterfly Labs, which specializes in building computers for Bitcoin mining. The FTC says the company has delayed shipment or failed to deliver paid-for products, thereby resulting in losses to its customers.
PayPal has started accepting payments made with online cryptocurrency Bitcoin in some jurisdictions, although the functionality will be limited as the company tests the waters for consumer and merchant interest.
With Bitcoin gaining popularity and then some semblance of stability in its real-world value, will the cryptocurrency remain in the lead amongst other digital tender? Virtual currencies are not exactly new. While purely digital currencies like Bitcoin are often the subject of news today, technology startups have explored virtual currencies as early as the 1990s. Take for example Beenz.com, which launched a currency called “Beenz” meant for earning loyalty points and paying online. After raising $100 million in VC funding, the startup failed to gain traction and eventually folded in 2001. Even virtual currencies used in multi-player online games do hold real-world value in terms of their
As Bitcoin becomes more and more boring (and standardized) the amount of companies that begin to accept it increase ever more. A few months ago, TigerDirect announced that they would be accepting Bitcoin and that clearly has motivated other etailers to do so as well. So, it comes as little surprise that Newegg today announced that they will also be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment for products on their site. There are no restrictions on what can be purchased with Bitcoin on Newegg’s site, which makes it incredibly attractive to anyone looking to spend their extra Bitcoins. Even though sites like Amazon haven’t
Not too long ago I received a message from a friend, linking to a mining rig/case on FrozenCPU. I took a quick look at it and thought that it was just what I had been waiting for. Over the last year I have gotten into alternative currency mining. During that time I have assembled a few rigs. For housing the multiple gpu rigs I had jerry-rigged them on wire shelving. The kind of wire shelving that you can find at Target or Wal-Mart for less than $50. This has been working out nicely for me up to now. I am trying to redo my office