Latest Bitcoin News by Category: Finance

Roger Ver announces anti-hacker bounty site

Posted on 17th September, 2014

This morning, bitcoin evangelist Roger Ver announced the launch of a new site intended to help law enforcement agencies take down online criminals and malicious hackers. Although the technology behind the site is new, the idea is very, very old. In effect, Ver has created a marketplace for the bounty hunters of the digital age. […]

Bitcoin use now a “punishable offense” in Bangladesh

Posted on 16th September, 2014

In a new warning issued yesterday by the central bank of Bangladesh, any transaction in “bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency is a punishable offense.” According to a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP), bank officials said that anyone found guilty of using or selling bitcoin in the country could be sentenced to up to 12 years […]

Banking access severed for bitcoin companies on Isle of Man

Posted on 16th September, 2014

Bitcoin startups on the self-governing British possession of Isle of Man have a major new issue to overcome: Banking access. CoinDesk reports that Capital Treasury Services (CTS), the major financial services connector between Mann’s rapidly growing digital currency industry and banks on the British mainland, has been severed. CTS is a subsidiary of Capital International […]

Circle teases new iOS and Android apps

Posted on 16th September, 2014

Even though they’re still in an invite-only beta test, bitcoin-brokerage Circle clearly has plans to break into the mainstream in the near future. CoinDesk reports today that the company gave an exclusive preview of their new iOS and Android apps at the CoinScrum meetup in London yesterday, giving several hints about Circle’s near-future plans. CEO […]

Canada’s bitcoin-focused Vogogo becomes a publicly traded company

Posted on 15th September, 2014

Calgary-based bitcoin payment processing and regulatory compliance company Vogogo announced today that it will be trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange’s Venture Exchange (TSXV) under the ticker symbol “VGO.” Although not strictly a bitcoin company, Vogogo made headlines recently for raising $8.5 million to develop a new bitcoin payment system, possibly intended to become Canada’s […]

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex launches cloud-mining contracts

Posted on 15th September, 2014

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange and derivatives platform Bitfinex announced a new product today: Cloud-based mining contracts. The contracts are being offered in a limited quantity during the “live beta” phase of testing, allowing Bitfinex’s team to “tweak” the product as needed after the initial tranche of 100 TH/s mining power. Should the offering prove successful, […]

Nonprofit giant United Way partners with Coinbase

Posted on 15th September, 2014

In terms of donations received, the United Way Worldwide is the largest privately held nonprofit organization, raising over $5 billion per year. With over 1,800 offices in 45 countries, and with 2.8 million volunteers, United Way is also a titanically large and truly global organization. As of today, it also accepts bitcoin through a new […]

Russia may formally ban bitcoin in 2015

Posted on 14th September, 2014

There are few places in the world where bitcoin’s legal status is more unclear than in Russia. In February, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said that “money substitutes” such as bitcoin are explicitly illegal. In July, the Bank of Russia (the country’s central bank) said that digital currencies “should not be rejected” and said it […]

What is Overstock’s “top secret” bitcoin project?

Posted on 14th September, 2014

Something very big appears to be in the works at Overstock.com. Details are few, but at least two key facts are known: It’s a “top secret project” requiring a “high degree of discretion,” and it’s very clearly being built with cryptocurrency in mind. According to a series of job postings made on the company’s Careers […]