American academia has offered courses across the country on cryptocurrencies for a couple of years now. New York University, Duke University, Princeton and others have all offered courses on Bitcoin. The Stanford University School of Engineering in Stanford, Calif. offers a new course, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, for the Autumn semester. 100 students have enrolled and […]
The use of bitcoin has been on the rise in Africa, prompting some governments and monetary authorities to consider cryptocurrency regulation. In particular, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is looking to propose a set of rules to protect consumers and investors of digital currencies. Just as in some parts of Asia and South America, […]
BitFury will invest $100m in building a 100MW bitcoin mining data centre in Georgia, according to a new report.
The managing director of Santander Group’s venture capital firm believes that Israel will become a reference market for blockchain applications. Mariano Belinky, who has recently invested into an Israel-based payment application, expressed his faith in the technologically advanced nation, explaining how it is equipped with all financial and talent resources to build innovative blockchain-based applications […]
In a rare move in the Bitcoin space, KeepKey has simultaneously begun to take orders for and to ship their flagship bitcoin hardware wallet. As of Wednesday, customers are able to purchase the USB device for USD$239 on Amazon, or directly from the KeepKey website using bitcoin. Worldwide shipping is included in the cost. The […]
Security researchers have discovered that the malicious app campaign plaguing Apple’s App Store is far worse than initially thought, with over 4000 App store applications affected by the XcodeGhost malware. The post XcodeGhost Malware Infects over 4,000 iOS Apps appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.
On September 22nd, the winners of the European division of the BBVA Open Talent Competition were announced in Barcelona, Spain. This year, three of the 15 finalists come from the Bitcoin and blockchain sector: Everledger, Safello and Vaultoro. The purpose of the competition is to discover and support up-and-coming innovators in financial technology who are […]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has confirmed the launch of a formal investigation about the abrupt termination of banking support for many bitcoin companies in the country. “It appears to me to be an amazing coincidence that a number of large banks have all of a sudden decided to deny services to fledgling Bitcoin […]
The blockchain technology is now sitting at a stage of evolution that is somehow similar to the that of the internet in the 1990s; No one can overlook the millions of dollars invested, the hefty merchant adoption and the large number of businesses inspired by bitcoin and the blockchain technology. Nevertheless, the lack of standardized […]
In a new interview, DCG founder Barry Silbert opens up about the current state of bitcoin and why greed may be the industry’s biggest asset.