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The Bank of England releases extensive new report on bitcoin’s potential impact in the U.K.

Posted on 11th September, 2014

The Bank of England released a pair of cryptocurrency-related articles today, prompting waves of commentary throughout the global financial press. The articles, pre-released from the BoE’s forthcoming Quarterly Bulletin 2014 Q3 report, focus on defining bitcoin’s core innovation — the trustless, distributed ledger better known as the block chain — and on examining the economics […]

U.K. bitcoin ATM operator says £38,000 processed in one month

Posted on 10th September, 2014

The Bristol Post reported today that a single bitcoin ATM located in a health food store has processed more than £38,000 ($61,000) in one month of operation, strongly suggesting a growing interest in cryptocurrency in the region. The Superfoods store hosts a two-way bitcoin ATM built by RoboCoin, and managed by regional operator Satoshipoint. The […]

U.K. Chancellor says government to weigh bitcoin innovation against regulatory needs

Posted on 6th August, 2014

As Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has the tricky job of handling the U.K.’s financial policy in a time of both incredible economic pressures and uncanny technological innovations. When the Chancellor speaks about an economic matter, it’s destined to become major news across the country, and perhaps even the world. Today, Osborne is […]

Relaunched ZipZap brings bitcoin buying to 20,000 retail locations

Posted on 24th June, 2014

In March, San Francisco-based bitcoin payment startup ZipZap was forced to halt its ambitious plan to bring retail-level bitcoin-buying to a huge network of brick-and-mortar businesses. As the price of bitcoin became increasingly erratic following the collapse of Mt.Gox and the fear that Chinese authorities were on the verge of banning cryptocurrencies, ZipZap’s payment processing […]

SatoshiPoint launching three bitcoin ATMs in U.K. next week

Posted on 26th May, 2014

The race to become the largest bitcoin ATM provider in Britain is heating up. Later this week, U.K.-based bitcoin startup SatoshiPoint will activate two new Robocoin ATMs in London. A third ATM is tentatively scheduled to be debuted on June 3rd in Bristol. The machines are currently connected to Bitstamp, and will charge a 5% […]