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Report: The 10 most promising blockchain-based startups

Posted on 6th May, 2014

In a report published today on Business Insider, bitcoin-business consultant Tim Swanson names his top 10 startups that use blockchain-based technology. Swanson limited his list to companies no longer operating in pre-launch “stealth mode,” and which he believes to already offer a viable service. Several of Swanson’s picks are hardly unknown in the bitcoin community: […]

BitPay joins Bitcoin Foundation

Posted on 23rd March, 2014

Atlanta-based BitPay is one of the rising stars of bitcoin payment processing, but until recently it didn’t have a seat at the table of bitcoin’s best-known advocacy group, the Bitcoin Foundation. Yesterday, the BitPay formally joined the foundation with a bang, joining at the “Gold” sponsorship level. While a “Gold” membership doesn’t come with many […]

BitPay expands with new offices in New York and San Francisco

Posted on 19th March, 2014

Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processing company BitPay announced today that it will expand operations with new offices in New York and San Francisco. The company’s physical expansion into new markets has long been expected, and both cities are logical choices for new offices. San Francisco is a huge tech hub and home to many venture capital […]

BitPay’s new payment protocol may make Bitcoin shopping easier

Posted on 21st February, 2014

Bitcoin payment service provider BitPay just unveiled a powerful new tool for simplifying merchant transactions. The Bitcoin Payment Protocol enables users to simply “click on a payment link, or scan a QR code, and the wallet software offers two simple choices to the user, pay or don’t pay.” Current Bitcoin payment systems generally require users […]

BitPay announces Bitcore, new open-source project for Bitcoin apps

Posted on 15th February, 2014

Bitcoin processor BitPay announced the beta launch of a new project called Bitcore yesterday. According to the project homepage, “Bitcore is a complete, native interface to the Bitcoin network, and provides the core functionality needed to develop apps for bitcoin.” BitPay’s announcement provided a few key details about the fundamental concept behind Bitcore, explaining: At […]