Norwegian Bank Grants Access to Bitcoin Investments Through Online Banking

Norwegian online bank Skandiabanken now recognizes bitcoin as a new investment class and allows its customers to access their bitcoin holdings through its online banking platform, according to a Norwegian media report. Through an integration of the Coinbase wallet, which enables the buying and storing of cryptocurrency holdings in bitcoin, ether and litecoin, the bank’s […]

Four Quick Questions and Answers About Ransomware and Bitcoin

Bitcoin got caught in another media storm this week, though only in a supporting role this time around. The ongoing ransomware attack by the name of “WannaCry,” sometimes also referred to as “WannaCrypt0r,” “Wcry,” “WanaCry,” “WannaCrypt” or “Wana Decrypt0r,” infected over 230,000 computers in over 150 countries over the past couple of days, and demands […]

Irish Banks to Test New Blockchain-Based Interbank Payment System

Irish lenders Allied Irish Banks, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have teamed up with global consultancy Deloitte to work on a pilot program that will leverage blockchain technology to increase the speed and security for the country’s domestic interbank payments. The collaborative project carries the name Project GreenPay and will use technology developed by Ulster […]

Everything You Would Want to Know About Bitcoin Casinos

Anyone with an internet connection is presumably familiar about online gambling in today’s world, but what a lot of netizens are discovering for the first time is bitcoin gambling. In the wake of bitcoin’s explosion in collective public consciousness recently, the form of gambling involving cryptocurrencies is experiencing increased traction. Online gambling is a multibillion […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Outlook Not as Bearish as It Seems

Much of the world has now heard about Bitcoin due to the global WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware, which should continue spreading over the course of next week. Optics for Bitcoin aren’t great in situations like this because it furthers the notion that Bitcoin is used for nefarious means. You can follow a live feed of the […]

Ethereum Project QUANTUM Closes ICO with $4.12m Funding

Quantum, an Ethereum-based liquidity pool, announced on its website the close of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on May 15th 2017, with $4.12 million raised. A total of 486 investors from all across the world participated in the ICO. The fund, which is generated by the selling of Quantum’s native tokens QAU, powers the project’s […]