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Vault of Satoshi ceases US operations

Posted on 7th March, 2014

Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Vault of Satoshi announced today that it would be halting all U.S. operations, effectively immediately. Citing concerns about the “increasingly hostile” regulatory environment in the U.S., the exchange announced their decision via their Facebook page. The post also mentioned the warnings of Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant founder Charlie Shrem in a recent […]

Bitcoin ATM coming to largest mall in North America

Posted on 27th February, 2014

The West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, recently unveiled a new Bitcoin ATM. The mall is the largest in North America, and serves as a major tourism destination in Alberta, with 30.8 million shoppers passing through its doors every year. The Robocoin-made ATM is the first in the region, and is owned and operated by […]

Bank of Montreal closes Cointrader’s accounts

Posted on 19th February, 2014

On Monday, Vancouver-based Bitcoin exchange Cointrader announced in a blog post that their corporate and customer account have been closed by the Bank of Montreal. The decision by Canada’s forth-largest bank follows recent negative comments about cryptocurrencies from Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Flaherty’s comments noted that Bitcoin and related currencies represented a “threat” to […]