Latest Bitcoin News by Category: Bitcoin Exchanges

Report: CoinLab drops Mt.Gox bankruptcy filing objection

Posted on 10th June, 2014

Last month, Seattle-based bitcoin services company CoinLab filed an objection to a plan that begin the rehabilitation of shuttered Tokyo-based exchange Mt.Gox. Late last week, however, CoinLab announced that it was withdrawing its objection and is now supporting the Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing. The Wall Street Journal reports that while CoinLab does not change the […]

Mt.Gox parent company Tibanne to sell off “bitcoin” trademark and domain

Posted on 28th May, 2014

Named after Mark Karpeles’s cat, Mt.Gox parent company Tibanne owned more than a shockingly insecure bitcoin exchange. The company also held the Japanese and European Union trademarks on the word “bitcoin,” as well as the now-quite-valuable domain name. With all of Mt.Gox’s operations effectively dead, save for a sliver of hope by some that […]

Bitstamp passes audit from Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn

Posted on 27th May, 2014

Last week, Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn and Richard Muirhead of Firestartr subjected U.K.-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp to a proof-of-reserve audit. Bitstamp is widely thought to be the largest bitcoin exchange in the world in terms of trading volume, and is under increasing scrutiny from investors to verify its deposits as bitcoin gains mainstream attention. According […]

Proposed Mt.Gox plan slapped with objection by CoinLab

Posted on 27th May, 2014

Long before Mt.Gox revealed that lost hundreds of millions of dollars in customer funds due to bad coding, security issues and negligence, the Tokyo-based exchange was involved in another high-profile case with Seattle-based virtual-currency startup CoinLab. With a proposed plan to settle most of Mt.Gox’s bankruptcy debits working its way through the international legal system, […]

Kenya’s BitPesa enters beta testing for bitcoin-based remittance service

Posted on 24th May, 2014

It’s hardly a secret that Africa’s remittance fees are some of the highest in the world. In April, a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) revealed that large money-transfer companies like Western Union were charging huge rates in some of Africa’s poorest nations, with average fees of around 12% for sending $200. The ODI […]

BIP 70 protocol gains ground with Coinbase integration

Posted on 23rd May, 2014

If there is a single technical development likely to increase bitcoin’s mainstream appeal, it’s BIP 70. The protocol, introduced in the March 0.9.0 update of Bitcoin Core, is arguably the first major toolset for making the bitcoin experience user-friendly. Among other innovations, BIP 70 allows users to display their addresses in human-readable text rather than […]

Canada’s Vault of Satoshi announces instant deposits, pre-paid debit cards and more

Posted on 22nd May, 2014

Canadian virtual currency exchange Vault of Satoshi (VoS) recently announced several major new services for its rapidly growing customer base. The announcement is the first of two major “Summer Update” announcements, with the second planned in the near future. VoS Director of Marketing Adam Cochran posted the announcements to several popular bitcoin forums, as well […]

Report: Huobi and OKCoin discuss bitcoin’s future in China

Posted on 19th May, 2014

China’s six-month banking crackdown on bitcoin-related businesses has resulted in huge headaches for the entire cryptocurrency community. Due to the People’s Bank of China strangling of local bitcoin exchanges’ access to the country’s banking system, there is significant doubt about the future of bitcoin in mainland China. Many smaller exchanges, such as FXBTC, have already […]

After months of speculation, Circle finally unveils its business model

Posted on 16th May, 2014

In October of last year, tech entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire announced he would soon be launching a new bitcoin-related project called Circle. It was hailed by insiders as one of the biggest developments in the bitcoin to date, launching with over $9 million in venture capital investment. A few months later, another $17 million in VC […]