Latest Bitcoin News by Category: Bitcoin Tech

Robocoin debuts new “bank-like” bitcoin ATM

Posted on 10th June, 2014

Las Vegas-based bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin unveiled it’s next-generation machines today, the “Robocoin 2.0.” The two-way ATM features a new, more user-friendly software system and several hardware tweaks and upgrades from its previous model. The entire system has been overhauled, presenting a more bank-like experience for Robocoin “branch” customers. According to the company’s recently updated […]

Banking giant Capital One advertises for data scientist with bitcoin knowledge

Posted on 9th June, 2014

Banking technology is changing at a never-before-seen pace, and it’s hardly surprising for a massive bank holding company like Capital One to advertise a position for a data scientist focused on emerging technologies. Even a company with over $286 billion in assets needs to keep on top of the trends, after all. What may be […]

Report: Is bitcoin the start of the “coming digital anarchy”?

Posted on 9th June, 2014

In a story published today by major U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, technology reporter Matthew Sparkes claims that the rapidly growing bitcoin network is more than the decentralization of money. As Sparkes sees it, blockchain technology is actually the “gateway to a coming digital anarchy.” While such views are nothing new within the fringes of the […]

Dogecoin and alt-coin tipping apps approved on Facebook

Posted on 6th June, 2014

Cryptocurrency culture has made more progress into the realm of social networking thanks to two new tipping apps recently approved by Facebook. The Doge Tipping App and the Multicoin Tipping App provide simple tipping functionality much like that seen on Reddit and Twitter. Late last month, QuickCoin introduced a tipping-friendly bitcoin wallet for Facebook. The […]

eBay’s John Donahoe confirms that bitcoin integration is coming

Posted on 5th June, 2014

It’s not exactly a secret that eBay CEO John Donahoe has a soft spot for bitcoin. While he has been coy about announcing any concrete plans to formally integrate eBay and PayPal with a bitcoin wallet, he has made a variety of statements over the past six months indicating that such a move is likely. […]

Wallet app CoinJar returns to the iOS App Store

Posted on 5th June, 2014

The CoinJar wallet is now back in the iOS App Store, at least in the U.K. and Australia. The once-popular mobile bitcoin wallet app, which as been offline since January after Apple insisted its core functionality be removed, is apparently back with all features fully restored. It’s unclear when, or even if, the app will […]

Bitcoin ATM launch blocked by Swiss regulators

Posted on 4th June, 2014

Switzerland-based bitcoin brokerage and ATM operator Bitcoin Suisse AG was forced to halt plans to launch a new machine in Zurich today after the country’s financial authority, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), requested a review of the legal issues related to its proposed services. Bitcoin Suisse already has a handful of operational bitcoin […]

First bitcoin ATM in Poland launched

Posted on 4th June, 2014

Would-be bitcoin buyers in Poland now have a new option: The country’s first bitcoin ATM opened in Warsaw this week. According to a report on CoinDesk, the machine is housed at the recently opened Bitcoin Embassy Warsaw, and will be the first of a network of Lamassu-made machines across the country. Speaking with CoinDesk, Bitcoin […]

Report: Xapo bitcoin debit card may launch this month

Posted on 4th June, 2014

Speaking with payment industry trade publication PaymentsSource, Xapo founder Wences Casares said his company’s much anticipated bitcoin-backed debit card will debut later this month. First announced in late April, the debit card is tied directly to a Xapo-hosted hot wallet, with coins instantly sold and converted to local currency. Although other bitcoin services offer debit […]