Xapo, the bitcoin wallet, has formed an advisory board that includes three-well known financial visionaries: Dee Hock, the founder of Visa; Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and John Reed, former chairman and CEO of Citibank. The three will enhance Xapo’s status as a progressive bitcoin wallet. All three individuals see bitcoin as […]
For many, faucets are their very first interaction with Bitcoin. Lead developer Gavin Andresen was the originator of the idea, and until late 2012 his site was giving away whole bitcoins in some cases. Look at this transaction, for example. In today’s value, 18 BTC is worth over $4,000. Not too shabby. If you’re interested, […]
In the ongoing correction below significant chart resistance near $243 (Bitfinex) and 1507 CNY (BTC-China), the Bitcoin price chart is unfolding a complex corrective price pattern. Today’s summary article outlines the market condition, with more extensive analysis to follow on Monday. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full […]
A review of Nathaniel Popper’s new book ‘Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money’.
Abigail Scarlett is a professional photographer who lives in London and recently started her plan to live for six months via only bitcoin. She has some excellent work, and I do recommend visiting her site to take a look for yourself at abbybitcoin.com. Having been introduced to bitcoin in early 2014 by an housemate of […]
The mobile payment revolution is changing the way individuals and organizations conduct business. Given bitcoin’s ability to facilitate mobile transactions, it makes sense for the two movements – bitcoin and mobile payments – to work in tandem. Hence, bitcoin and digital payments will take center stage at the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, Sept. 9 […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that Benjamin Lawsky, the superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) who is expected to issue this month a new regulation for digital currency businesses called BitLicense, which has been widely criticized for being unnecessarily strict, will leave the NYDFS in June. Lawsky said that he will […]
On June 3, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, will host “Digital Finance 2015,” Canada’s first fintech and banking innovation conference, at the Vancouver Club on West Hastings in the city’s trendy West End. Digital Finance 2015 will feature two keynote speakers: Peter Vander Auwera, co-founder of Innotribe innovation will talk about “Innovation in banking: from tactics to strategy.” […]
What might the new UK government’s plans for bitcoin regulation look like and is it capable of creating a bitcoin hub?
This week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all gave bitcoin the spotlight with lengthy reports and coverage.