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.
The state of New York has begun to accept public opinions on BitLicense 2.0. Industry leaders are ready to voice their concerns about the new rules.
BitGo has partnered up with Innovation Insurance Group and XL Group to offer customers a new service of insuring their online and offline funds.
The London office of RE/MAX, a worldwide real estate franchise network, has launched the option to pay for property rentals in three cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin.
A bitcoin enthusiast is planning to develop bitcoin business in one of the smallest principalities in the world. He says he has already secured the support of the ruling family.
William Luther and Josiah Olson have published a research paper in the Journal of Prices & Markets arguing that the cryptocurrency bitcoin, like memory, functions as a public record-keeping device.
Syscoin has confirmed that Ryan Kennedy, Ex-CEO of Moolah, and his accomplice Chelsea Hopkins, were arrested by the UK authorities on charges of theft of more than 3,700 BTC from Mintpal. Syscoin, which lost around 750 BTC, is leading its own blockchain investigation.
In a little more than a year, the number of bitcoin wallets hosted by the most popular wallet service provider has tripled.
A police department in Midlothian, in the suburbs of Chicago, had to pay $606 in bitcoins to criminals to get back access to data on their computer, Chicago Tribune reports.
FIDOR Bank AG, an Internet-based bank licensed in Germany, and the bitcoin marketplace Bitcoin.de have announced a new “Express Trade“ system that allows customers of either platform to exchange and trade bitcoin for euros.
Assembly.com, an online collaboration platform, has started to use the so-called “Colored Coins” blockchain technology. This allow engineers, copywriters, or designers to record their contributions to collective projects and later claim their share of profits.
The creators of the first bitcoin ATM release new software enabling any ATM or kiosk to accept, provide, or transfer bitcoins.
The Guardian asks what decisions can be made to help Greece resolve its current crisis.
The trade in derivatives was born soon after the advent of commodity exchanges. The main motivation behind their development was optimizing the risks related to possible changes in commodity prices.