With the integration of bitcoin by GuestLogix, air passengers can now pay in bitcoin onboard aircraft and at other points throughout their travel journey. CoinFox reached out to GuestLogix to find out more.
Of the 21 million bitcoins that can be in circulation, 14 million have been mined by now
Invoiced, a billing system that helps freelancers and small businesses to create invoices and receive online payments from their clients, has announced it is integrating bitcoin via the Stripe payment processor.
Two former federal agents have been charged with stealing bitcoins while investigating the case of the Silk Road black market website, according to an affidavit filed to the San Francisco District Court by a special agent Tigran Gambaryan.
A joint report on digital disruption by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, looks at the challenges and opportunities presented by digitization from the point of view of banks.
Control of the computer network that had been locked following a hacker attack has now been restored, New Jersey news agency reports. Not a bitcoin was paid to the extortionists.
The Stockholm-based BTCX exchange received a request from Skatterverket, the Swedish tax agency, to disclose information about its customers’ transaction history. The company has characterized the request as “extremely intrusive”.
The closure of the anonymous Sheep Marketplace in the dark web in December 2013 had been nicknamed “the Perfect Bitcoin Scam”. Customers had lost 40 million USD. The owner of the website, Thomas Jiřikovský, is in hiding. But a luxury house he had allegedly bought with the proceeds of his crime has been seized by the local police.
Kaspersky Lab and Interpol researcher Vitaly Kamluk has created an experimental computer virus that could enter PCs connected to the blockchain. He presented it at the Black Hat conference in Singapore.
The government of the Isle of Man has updated its list of regulated businesses subject to the Anti-money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, adding cryptocurrency businesses to it.
Bitwage has announced the launch of new payroll cards in partnership with Xapo that will allow people to receive salary in bitcoins and spend it in dollars, pounds sterling, and euro. Xapo confirmed to CoinFox that the company teamed up with Bitwage and revealed that they have been working on the deal for a few months.
Two bitcoin startups and one blockchain business have been selected to join the Techstars-affiliated Barclays Accelerator that takes place in London this spring. Greg Rogers from Techstars shared his views on the significance of both bitcoin and the blockchain for the future of the financial industry with CoinFox.
The American company BitWage and Xapo, a bitcoin company, have issued the first payroll cards that allow people to receive part of their salary in bitcoins and spend it in dollars, pounds sterling, and euro.
A Netherlands startup has introduced the concept of email postage. To be able to send an email to a customer of the startup, others have to pay a fixed fee that goes either to the recipient of the email or to a charity foundation.
Professor K. C. Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, believes that bitcoin regulation is not yet necessary in Hong Kong. The same opinion seems to prevail in mainland China.
Peter D. Gray, Founder & CTO of Coinkite, talked to CoinFox about using the Tor network for cryptocurrency transactions. The bitcoin wallet and software provider has recently announced the launch of its BitKit API, available over Tor.