Canadian Senate Says No to Regulating Digital Currencies

The Canadian Senate’s Banking, Trade and Commerce (BTC) committee released its final report Friday asking the federal government to use a “light touch” in dealing with digital currencies. “We’ve heard, and we agree, that blockchain technology is at a delicate stage in its development and use,” the report reads. “This is why we urge the […]

Commentary: Bitcoin Adoption in the United Kingdom

This is a guest post by George Basiladze of Cryptopay.me. Following mentions of U.K. chancellor George Osborne’s desire to make Britain a Bitcoin Capital last year and proposing a government investigation into the potential of the cryptocurrency and related technology, 2015 would appear to be an exciting time for Bitcoin in the United Kingdom The […]

36% of Australians Would Trade Banks for Better Digital Money Services

A recent survey conducted by personal finance company Fair Go Finance has found that a large chunk of Australians are ready to leave the traditional banking system and move to digital money. The survey received responses from 3,148 people, and the questions involved everything from bitcoin to Facebook money transfers. The online survey was conducted […]

BitTorrent Client to Reward Users with Bitcoin for Seeding

In order to encourage torrent seeding on its platform, a BitTorrent client called JoyStream is venturing into rewarding its users with bitcoin. For now, it is on alpha release for a limited time for users who have signed up on the Bitcoin Testnet. The company was founded by Dr. Bedeho Mender who sought to improve the levels […]

Coinomi Wallet Integrates with ShapeShift.io API

ShapeShift.io, an instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange service this week made their latest announcement. The instant exchange is integrating their API with Coinomi, a free, open-source wallet for Bitcoin and multiple crypto-currencies, available as an Android application. The latest API integration allows Coinomi wallet users to quickly convert between each supported altcoin within the wallet […]

Experimental Bitcoin Stock Market Gets Fined by SEC

Sand Hill, an experimental stock market using bitcoin, has been fined $20,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged violations of the US Security Law. The company is a Boost VC graduate which allows investors to purchase synthetic shares in unlisted Silicon Valley companies, similar to a fantasy sports version of the stock market. “An […]