Would a central bank ever take the step of issuing its own cryptocurrency? A new report by Deloitte explores how one might go about doing so.
The fires of one of bitcoin’s hottest recurring debates raged on this week, with its potential use as a safe haven asset coming under the microscope.
The government of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, has published a consultation paper on the risks and regulations for virtual currencies, including bitcoin. The report will be similar to that of Financial Action Task Force previously covered by Bitcoin Magazine. However, the government of Jersey is engaging in a public virtual currency consultation […]
American credit-card company Visa has once again showed its interests for bitcoin at WIRED Money held in London. Jonathan Vaux, executive director of new digital payments and strategy at Visa Europe, who attended the session on behalf of Visa announced: “The one thing I often get asked about is bitcoin. I do see … a separation […]
In May, Bitcoin Magazine reported that the leading stock exchange Nasdaq would begin experimenting with the blockchain technology that powers Bitcoin. In June, Nasdaq announced a partnership with San Francisco-based Bitcoin API startup Chain to implement the first blockchain technology pilot projects in Nasdaq Private Market, a recently launched marketplace that handles pre-IPO trading among […]
Block26, a new venture capital firm with eyes on the “block chain market,” has made its first selection, leading an expected 1.25 million dollar seed funding round for the San Diego-based Airbitz mobile Bitcoin wallet. Readers may be familiar with the wallet, which won first place in the start up competition earlier this year in […]
Another of America’s major cities will now have its own Bitcoin Center, opening today in Chicago after an announcement at the Inside Bitcoins Conference happening there now. The effort is funded in part by Tally Capital, a local venture capital firm that sees the potential of block chain technology. The new center will be located […]
Can bitcoin conquer Argentina? CoinDesk explores the evidence in an attempt to discern whether the digital currency can really take off.
Those who lost money in the Mt. Gox implosion and would like to get some or all of it back have been given an extension to file their claim with the failed exchange’s bankruptcy advocate. It is unclear what effect making a bankruptcy claim through the online method will have for customers who are seeking […]
The existence of Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous founding programmer behind the Bitcoin project, has long interested artists and writers of all genres. In the below short film produced by Mike Anzel, a real-life Satoshi Nakamoto is sought after in much the same way he is “hunted” in last year’s comic, The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto. […]