U.S. Bitcoins draw interest of corporations

The number of users globally is increasing exponentially but it’s the technology behind the Bitcoins that has investors excited.Yet it’s all a long way from the days when Bitcoin in the US was associated with drug deals and hackers. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami, Florida.

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Santander experimenting with Bitcoin

According to Santander R&D chief Julio Faura, the bank’s early investigation of the technology focused primarily on bitcoin and how the digital currency – it being a network of pseudonymous actors who don’t need to trust one another to transact – would impact its business. But it was after the Sibos banking conference in Boston, […]

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Coinify and Bitcoin Vietnam launch country’s first blockchain payment processing platform

Bitcoin Vietnam Co. Ltd. Vietnam’s first bitcoin exchange and Coinify ApS the market leader in blockchain currency merchant processing officially announce a new strategic partnership that will bring advanced blockchain merchant processing tools to the Vietnamese market. Both parties expect that the close cooperation between Bitcoin Vietnam Co. Ltd., boosted with a firm understanding and foothold […]

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Bitcoin firm buys industry publication CoinDesk

Digital Currency Group, a holding firm focused on investing and developing businesses that deal in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has acquired the industry publication CoinDesk, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The editorial and business teams at CoinDesk will merge with DCG’s new events platform, doubling its size and forming a new New […]

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Mike Tyson is the new face of Bitcoin

The face of bitcoin has a new face. And that face has a very famous face tattoo. On Monday in Las Vegas, Bitcoin Direct named Mike Tyson as the spokesperson of a new product called the “Mike Tyson Digital Wallet.” It’s being billed as the first mainstream service allowing consumers to buy and sell bitcoin, […]

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London startup develops NFC-enabled Bitcoin mobile app

Plutus, a London-based startup, has announced the development of a new NFC-enabled mobile app that will enable users to send bitcoin payments to more than 32 million merchants worldwide, according to a press release. The company said the app will use the blockchain to enable users to convert bitcoin to fiat currency and then load […]

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2,5 million MobilePay customers can now buy Bitcoin

Are you looking for an original present this Christmas? Try giving bitcoin as an investment or for shopping in 150,000 stores globally. If you are one of the 2.5 million Danes who use the popular mobile payment app MobilePay developed by Danske Bank, then we have some great news for you: From today, you will […]

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Citibank and Nordea invest in Bitcoin

As global financial institutions become more interested in bitcoin and blockchain technology, some are beginning to invest and work with startups they believe will empower them with the tools to one day engage with the industry. Today, this means partnerships like that between UK banking giant Barclays and bitcoin compliance startup Chainalysis. The two companies […]

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How Bitcoin Could Make Basic Income Possible

In today’s political climate, you might laugh at the idea of doling out basic income to everyone on Earth. But cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have technological quirks that make the utopian dream easier. Or at least more efficient. There are a zillion reasons why people think universal basic income is an attractive welfare option—futurists like it […]

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Russians embrace Bitcoins, the West sticks with PayPal

One day, as you’re busy surfing on one of your favorite online stores, you stumble upon a pair of chic shades … they’re the very ones you’ve been looking for, for quite some time. And that’s not it. Best of all, they are really cheap. So you add the sunglasses to your shopping cart, proceed […]

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