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.
The Toronto-based bitcoin wallet and software provider Coinkite has announced the launch of BitKit, its new developer’s API that is available over the anonymous Tor network.
A partnership between BitPay and Libra Tax aims to make life easier for thousands of bitcoin-accepting merchants who are working with BitPay.
The bitcoin trading website BitYes, which belongs to the Chinese-based exchange Huobi, has launched a margin trading option. Additionally, the company now offers P2P lending services to its clients.
The first bitcoin exchange in the Caribbean is expected to launch on March 30th.
Noble Markets, a New York-based bitcoin start-up, and Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. have entered into a partnership that will allow Noble Markets to use Nasdaq’s trading technology to matching users’ orders, The Wall Street Journal reports. The technology is currently used by more than 30 exchanges worldwide.
Overstock, one of the leading companies using bitcoin, declared $340,000 in cryptocurrency-denominated assets on December 31st, 2014. In 2014, the company lost $8000 due to bitcoin price volatility.
Safello has been selected among 10 other startups to join the Techstars-affiliated Barclays Accelerator that will take place in London this spring. This is the first time that a bitcoin company will participate in the scheme.
During the weekend, the bitcoin exchange BTC-E appeared to temporarily suspend bitcoin withdrawals. Users speculated this was done to track down bitcoins stolen on the Evolution marketplace.
The ‘Future of Money’ event organized by Zebpay ends up being the largest bitcoin meeting ever held in India.
The bank Credit Suisse has introduced bitcoin to its clients with an explanatory article on the bank’s main website. Jonathan Horlacher from the Macro Research division of the bank wrote that bitcoin is already a de facto currency.
Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation promised today that the bill banning “surrogate money” will be signed into law by the end of this year.
GuestLogix, a global provider of onboard payment technology to over 80 travel operators, has announced the adoption of bitcoin on its retail platform.