Elegant, a Flemish green energy company, becomes the first in Belgium to accept bitcoin payments.
Bitcoin Suisse AG has installed the first bitcoin ATM in Basel. Several new machines are planned to appear in Switzerland within next 6 weeks.
SecondMarket Inc. did not succeed in its bid for the Silk Road bitcoins that were auctioned off last Thursday, according to Bloomberg. The government agency running the auction has confirmed the end of the auction but its winners remain unknown.
A new digital currency bill, sponsored by Utah state representative Marc Roberts, received a favourable report from the relevant committee of the State Senate. The bill would create a special council that would look at the possibility of integrating digital currency into the state’s payment system.
A recent uTorrent update is bundled with Epic Scale, a piece of Litecoin mining software. Users claim they were tricked into installing it.
The public discussion period for the draft law that bans ‘surrogate money’ in the Russian Federation is now closed, says the Russian Integrated State Web Portal.
Instant cash withdrawals from a bitcoin wallet are now possible with thousands of Spanish ATMs. A user may even choose between different providers – the service is offered by two different bitcoin startups, BTCPoint and Bit2Me.
A panel session of the Business Forum in New York sponsored by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication was dedicated to cryptotechnologies.
Marcelo Miranda, MBA and former head of equity trading in the Brazilian division of Deutsche Bank, is setting his sights on conquering the Brazilian digital currency market. On March 5th, he opened a new bitcoin exchange, FlowBTC.
The Hong Kong police has arrested two men and three women who were allegedly collecting money from clients in connection with the MyCoin case, the South China Morning Post reports.
The third U.S. Marshals auction of the 50,000 BTC confiscated from Silk Market finished on Thursday.
Bitcoin’s growing popularity in Ukraine is the result of the national currency crisis and government attempts to control the exchange of fiat currencies, as CoinFox reported earlier this week.
Consumers can pay in bitcoin for anything on the internet with a new beta service Bitcoin Anywhere announced by Abine, the operator of Blur Masked Card.
Tech Bureau Inc, a Japanese venture capital company, has relaunched the largest monacoin exchange in the country. The new service, Zaif, trades monacoin, bitcoin, and Japanese yen.
A global campaign celebrating women’s achievements in digital currency will be launched on March 8th under the name of Bitcoin Women’s Day.
A new bitcoin startup, winner of the San Francisco Launch Festival, aims to build a global network for remittances.