Airbnb just just acqui-hired a team of bitcoin and blockchain experts

Home-rental company Airbnb has “acqui-hired” the majority of the team behind ChangeCoin, a startup that runs a bitcoin-based micropayments service, according to four people with knowledge of the deal. The alternative lodging site has been looking at a few bitcoin and blockchain startups, according to two sources, to study what the technology could do for […]

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Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology tested successfully by Wall Street

Banks including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. have successfully tested the record-keeping technology behind bitcoin on credit-default swaps, a move that could help it gain a foothold in mainstream finance. The swaps are essentially insurance contracts that pay off if a bond goes bad, and the process of keeping track of the […]

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Bitcoin Gives Afghan Women Financial Freedom

In Afghanistan payment processing can be quite difficult. PayPal does not operate in Afghanistan, and while Western Union is available, its fees are very costly. Fereshteh Forough – founder of Code to Inspire (CTI) – said that to deal with the issue of payment CTI turned its attention to Bitcoin. “With my former foundation Digital Citizen […]

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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 on DLD

Don Tapscott, a leading theorist of the digital age, explains why the blockchain technology will fundamentally transform the institutions our societies are built upon. Because the blockchain technology powers the digital currency Bitcoin, it will not only affect how business is being made, but also our legal systems. Ultimately, the effect of the blockchain technology […]

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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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