Brazilian Bank Itaú Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

Itaú Unibanco, the largest private sector bank in Latin America has announced a partnership agreement with private blockchain consortium R3, making it the first Latin American bank to join the banking blockchain collective. Joining the ranks of over 40 other global banks, Itaú Unibanco, a Sao-Paulo based bank has joined distributed ledger or blockchain consortium R3CEV, […]

Proposed Bitcoin Ban in Russia Could Be Revised in the Future

While Russian authorities are currently going through the notions to enforce a ban on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the hardline stance could change in the future. The Federal Financial Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation (also known as Rosfinmonitoring) has revealed that while the cryptocurrency ban is being considered as an applicable measure, it does not […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Operating Your Own Bitcoin ATM

The post A Beginner’s Guide to Operating Your Own Bitcoin ATM appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. The following post is a guest post by Joe Ciccolo, the Founder & President of BitAML. He can be reached at [email protected] There’s a great deal of excitement around the bitcoin ATM space. And why not? Terminals are popping up all […]

Bitcoin Price Testing $450 From Above

Bitcoin price pushed above $450 and 2900 CNY overnight and at the time of writing is retesting a resistance level it pushed through to make the new high. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the […]

Why US FinTech is a Joke

In this opinion piece, Freemit CEO John Biggs takes aim at what he argues are out-of-touch big banks and timid FinTech investors.

Police Arrest Suspect in Bitcoin Exchange Scheme

Police arrested Michael Murgio in Palm Beach, Fla. for participating in a scheme to pay bribes to allow the Coin.mx bitcoin exchange gain control of a New Jersey credit union, according to Fortune. Prosecutors claim the scheme stole information on 100 million people. Murgio, 65, who serves on a Palm Beach County, Fla. school board, was […]

U.K. City’s Cryptocoin Offers Exchangeable Token For Volunteer Work

Will the blockchain really empower the disadvantaged as some of its advocates claim? If Lisa Bovill and Dave Shepherdson have anything to say about it, it will, according to The Guardian, based in London, U.K. Bovill, a public servant who specializes in welfare rights, and Shepherdson, a colleague, are trying to implement a new type […]