The BitcoinExpo conference has finished in Vienna. Officials, academics, and businessmen came together to discuss pressing problems issues, says Coinfox CEO Yury Yemshanov.
People in Ukraine are turning to bitcoin in their search for a means to preserve their savings while the national currency is heavily affected by the inflation and the capital controls introduced by the authorities.
European Central Bank: Virtual currencies could become dangerous if they are not regulated on a global level
In its February 2015 report on “virtual currency schemes”, the ECB analyzes existing and potential benefits and threats of cryptocurrencies. It believes them to be insignificant at the moment but potentially dangerous in the future.
QuadrigaCX has announced the start of public trading with a Canadian Securities Exchange ticker symbol XBT from early April.
A Californian lawmaker has introduced a bill concerning virtual currency in order to improve the current law regulating money transmission.
After more than six months in beta period, LazyCoins begins to operate officially. It aims to avoid the mistakes made by other bitcoin exchanges and to become a leader in digital currency.
The non-profit organisation Youth Business USA has decided to support bitcoin businesses as part of their programme to help under-served young adults in the U.S. to set up their own businesses.
In the future, the Bitcoin Investment Trust plans a listing on a national stock exchange, the fund’s representative Terrence Dempsey told CoinFox, noting that the “timing for this yet to be determined”.
Bitcoin Investment Trust gains approval of American regulator to become the first publicly-traded bitcoin fund
The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has approved the Bitcoin Investment Trust’s application to start official trading on the OTC Markets Group platform. This means that traders may soon be able to officially invest into bitcoins without buying digital currency themselves.
Should bitcoin be regarded as money or as a commodity? The question is causing a serious rift within the Dutch bitcoin community.
Chinese bitcoiners sent each other $1.6 million in Chinese New Year gifts, according to OKCoin.
BitPay has announced a partnership with PeachDish, an online service providing its clients with everything needed to cook an elegant dinner for two.
Coinsetter, the New York-based exchange, has introduced “Project High Line” and its new “On-Blockchain Settlement” system that enables Coinsetter’s users to settle trades directly on the blockchain.
The price of bitcoin has experienced a dramatic increase, starting at 03.30 GMT on Friday, February 27th. In about half an hour, the price jumped from $236.54 to $251.59, according to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index.
People in Turkey can now buy bitcoins in 300 shops across the country. BitupCard, a Dutch startup, is now selling special receipts through payment kiosks. Later, customer can submit the information from the receipts to the BitupCard website and receive their bitcoins.
CoinJar has released a new bitcoin debit card, CoinJar Swipe. It allows users to pay in bitcoins anywhere where ordinary cards are accepted and to use it at any ATM for withdrawals.