Unocoin to Focus on Security Upgrades, Expansion After $1.5 Million Funding Round

Prominent Indian bitcoin startup Unocoin has raised a national record-setting $1.5 million in a Pre-Series A funding round from a group of international and Indian venture capital funds. The funds were raised from Indian investors Blume Ventures, Mumbi Angels, ah! Ventures, and international investment firms Bitcoin Capital, Bank To The Future, Digital Currency Group, Boost VC […]

Interview: Dash and Coinfirm on Digital Currency Compliance Partnership

The effective management of regulatory requirements is vital to the continued advancement of the digital currency industry. Dash, a privacy-centric, open-source, digital money ecosystem, has therefore chosen to integrate AML/KYC solutions designed to manage these concerns, in cooperation with blockchain compliance provider Coinfirm. Some are hailing this move as a key milestone in addressing vulnerabilities […]

Op-Ed: Yuan Internationalization Will Lead to Growth for Bitcoin

On October 1 of this year, the IMF added the Chinese Yuan (CNY) to the Special Drawing Rights basket of currencies. Only Big Boy currencies are included, and now China is part of the club: USD, GBP, JPY, EUR and now CNY make up the basket. The IMF could not ignore the currency of the […]

Cook County to Use the Bitcoin Blockchain for Property Conveyance

Properties in Cook County, Illinois, will be the first to be conveyed in the blockchain by a government agency, according to, a news source for commercial real estate technology. Velox, a blockchain technology provider, will provide the technology that will furnish better information on vacant Chicago buildings to prevent fraudulent conveyance. A pilot program will test […]

Blockchain And Identity Verification: Anonymity Versus Trusted Participant

Blockchain technology has won accolades for improving efficiency and transparency in business operations. It has also been seen as improving security. But blockchain security is a complex issue that pits anonymity against trust, according to IBM’s Security Intelligence, a thought leadership and technical expertise hub for executives who manage enterprise risk and security. Permissionless blockchains such […]

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heading Into The Weekend!

So it’s time to draw our bitcoin price watch analysis to a close for the week. Things have been ok today, and we managed to get in and out of the markets on a couple of occasions for a quick profit. When we first kicked off today, we were a bit concerned about our risk […]

The Government of Poland Discussed Bitcoin this Week, Encouragingly

Earlier this week, the Polish government opened up the floor to bitcoin and blockchain issues, with an open meeting organized by a member of parliament that saw participation from the Polish Bitcoin Society. In a first of its kind meeting this Monday, October 3rd, an open televised session organized by economist and member of parliament […]