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Interview with Roger Ver: 10 Questions to Bitcoin Angel Investor & Evangelist

Every week CoinSpeaker interviews famous people involved with Bitcoin, Blockchain, Internet of Things and FinTech industries. Roger Ver, an early Bitcoin adopter and voluntaryist, has been closely involved with ... Read More

Bitcoin Price Surges by 12%, Setting Weekly High

The price of bitcoin jumped 12% today, setting a weekly high of $368.51 at 12:30 (UTC). According to the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), the digital currency opened the day at $328.98 before ... Read More

ISIS parks its cash in Bitcoin, experts say

Just days after the hacker group Anonymous pledged to hunt down Islamic State members and launch cyberattacks against their accounts, a separate group of techies claims it has identified a key ... Read More

Commonwealth Bank Seeks Leading Blockchain Role with Sydney Conference

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia will host a two-day blockchain conference in Sydney next month in an attempt to explore the technology’s potential. According to a Computerworld report, the ... Read More

Bitcoin Has Come Crashing Back to Earth

Bitcoin‘s recent rally has reversed in a major way. While the virtual currency is still about 20 percent higher than it was a month ago, it has fallen sharply in recent days. ... Read More

Australian Banks Close Bitcoin Exchange Accounts

Banks and businesses in Australia are shunning virtual currency Bitcoin. Thirteen leading banks have simultaneously frozen or closed Bitcoin exchange current accounts effectively closing off the banking system to ... Read More

First Bitlicense approval for a Bitcoin Startup

NYDFS BitLicense is First Comprehensive Regulatory Framework for Firms Dealing in Virtual Currency Such as Bitcoin BitLicense Includes Key Consumer Protection, Anti-money Laundering, Cyber Security Rules to Help Safeguard ... Read More
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Coinkite Processes $250 Million in Third Quarter; 10% of Total Daily Bitcoin Transactions

Leading bitcoin platform, multi-sig vault service provider and bitcoin merchant payment processor Coinkite has powered more than USD$250 million over the past three months, processing around 10 percent of ... Read More

Bitcoin Is Officially a Commodity, According to U.S. Regulator

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission makes its mark. Virtual money is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat. So says the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which on Thursday ... Read More

Russian Firm Plans Local Version of Bitcoin Digital Currency

A leading Russian payment services provider is developing the country’s first virtual currency — the bitruble. If the company, Qiwi, can overcome resistance from Russia’s financial authorities — which ... Read More
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