The Wall Street Journal reports that Benjamin Lawsky, the superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) who is expected to issue this month a new regulation for digital currency businesses called BitLicense, which has been widely criticized for being unnecessarily strict, will leave the NYDFS in June. Lawsky said that he will […]
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.” […]
What might the new UK government’s plans for bitcoin regulation look like and is it capable of creating a bitcoin hub?
This week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all gave bitcoin the spotlight with lengthy reports and coverage.
Since the middle of the last year, the Russian government has been discussing the possible ban and criminalization of digital currency. Some Bitcoin related sites have even been blocked in a move that forced many of the Bitcoin Russian startups to close or go overseas. Last week, Russian courts overturned the ruling about blocking sites. […]
California’s money transmitter regulator released conflicting statements today regarding how bitcoin regulation will move forward in the state.
This morning we published our twice-daily bitcoin price watch analysis piece. In the piece, we speculated that – while we had seen some volatility overnight in the bitcoin price – we may get the breaking of a range during today’s action, and if so, we suggested a couple of the levels we would be keeping […]
CoinDesk has rounded up today’s Bitcoin Pizza Day’s celebrations from across the world.
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 […]
Bitcoin trading platform Bitfinex is back in the news, but unfortunately, this time for the wrong reason. The trading platform has requested its customers to desist from depositing cryptocurrencies to old deposits addresses after a suspected compromise. Bitfinex issued an announcement, Urgent action required today: “Dear Customer although we keep over 99.5% of users’ BTC […]