CANADA’s First Fintech and Banking Innovation Conference is Coming to Vancouver

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.” […]

Russia Lifts Bitcoin Ban

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. […]

Bitcoin Price Breaks, Range Then Holds; What’s Next?

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 […]

Bloomberg Special Report Highlights Current Trends and Issues in the Bitcoin Space

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 Compromised, Issues Warning

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 […]