Naughty America’s CEO says the firm has seen a surge in demand for bitcoin following the launch of its virtual reality (VR) products.
International law researcher Aiga Gosh briefly examines China’s economic history, its currency controls and the rise of bitcoin in the country.
Russia’s Ministry of Finance has developed a new version of its proposed law that would both outlaw and apply criminal penalties for bitcoin use.
The Coinigy Team and The Rational Investor are back again with another exciting round of technical analysis on user-voted Altcoins and Bitcoin. This episode we’ll be discussing the CFTC’s new ruling classifying cryptocurrency as a commodity, and the impacts it may have on your favorite exchange. DON’T MISS THIS ONE! Make sure to tune in, […]
Only a week after ruling that bitcoin and other digital currencies are commodities, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on Thursday that they have settled charges filed against TeraExchange LLC (Tera) for arranging a “non-deliverable forward contract” last October. Neither of the parties entering the trade were looking to profit off of future […]
LedgerX, an institutional bitcoin trading and clearing platform, announced this week that Mark Wetjen, the ex-commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Comission (CFTC), will join its board. Nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as one of the five CFTC commissioners, Wetjen both helped to implement the first […]
A number of companies have been looking into bitcoin micropayments as a means for funneling donations or tips online. After all, the cryptocurrency promises lower transactions costs compared to traditional payment methods such as credit cards or PayPal. Online tipping can be made to express appreciation for an artist’s work on the internet, such as […]
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified blockchain technology as one of its six mega-trends in a new report.
A US district judge has denied a motion by the one of the founders of Liberty Reserve to dismiss a federal indictment filed two years ago.
BitPay, the Bitcoin payment processor, has endured a troublesome week. First, it was made public a hacker gained access to the CFO’s email account and coaxed the company into sending nearly $2 million. The company recently made major changes to its free plan, as well as apparently laid off numerous employees. The company filed a […]