A major producer of bitcoin ATMs is simplifying access to its machines. This change might reflect the reported shift of the company’s focus towards software.
The highest financial authority in Italy confirms that dealing in virtual currencies is legal but implies that there are many risks that users, and banks in particular, should be aware of.
Coin Center has published a detailed comparison of the revised BitLicense, released by the NY Department of Financial Services on Wednesday, with the previous version. The organisation’s leaders, Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh, found the changes that have been made to the proposal “encouraging”.
Ross Ulbricht, a key person behind the Silk Road website, today was found guilty on 7 charges.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has finally published the official version of BitLicense 2.0. The first version net with criticism from many representatives of the US bitcoin industry in the summer of 2014.
Taking payments in bitcoin might be incompatible with new European laws, says a tax lawyer.
Coinfinity, an Austrian bitcoin company, has made bitcoin purchases possible at 600 locations all over the country.
The Swedish bitcoin and litecoin mining company KnCMiner has closed an investment round of $15 million. The company plans to use the raised funds to increase its mining capacity.
Thanks to a new partnership between Adyen and BitPay, it has become much easier for businesses to start accepting bitcoin. Adyen services are used by Ryanair, AirBnB, and Facebook, to name just a few.
247exchange, a Belize-based bitcoin startup, has launched a new payment feature that allows users to withdraw bitcoins to their Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards.
The first global bitcoin event ever to occur in Africa will bring together different people interested in promoting bitcoin on the second-largest continent in the world. The event may become a breakthrough in the spread of the cryptocurrency.
Bonafide, a new startup, has raised $850,000 to build a bitcoin reputation system. Many users see it as a threat to the anonymous character of the bitcoin.
Ryan X Charles, Reddit's former cryptocurrency engineer, has announced he is going to start a new business, Bitcoin Wireless, which will use bitcoin to pay for wireless internet. Commenters on Reddit have noted the similarities between his proposal and BitMesh, a platform that allows other people to connect to your Wi-Fi and pay for it in bitcoins.
Star Xu of OKCoin ranks the social aspect of bitcoin as at least as highly as the financial one. He wants to work in both domains.