On January 14th, 2015, there were 114,787 bitcoin transactions.
The price of bitcoin has rebounded in the morning of January 15th. According to Coindesk, around 10:00 GMT one unit of the digital currency cost around $210, growing by 21%. It was still rising at 10:50 GMT was still rising.
Perfect Money, an online payment processor, has introduced bitcoin accounts, according to the company’s website. Users can add money to their bitcoin wallets through listed certified exchangers.
PayPal accounts, also called Digital Wallets, cannot be regarded as digital currency, the company claims in an official report submitted to the Australian Senate in late December explaining the payments giant's views on digital currency and, specifically, bitcoin.
A digital currency company based in London recognized to be as secure as a traditional bank
The sharp decline in the price of bitcoin has shocked many users of the digital currency. Nikolai Kolesnikov, Chief Technology Officer of Coinfox.info, argues that the fall of bitcoin is based on the combination of several factors. One of these factors has a name: Bitstamp.
On January 13, the price of bitcoin fell dramatically from $267 to a low point of approximately $170 before bouncing back to around $200 as of 09.30 GMT on January 14th, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.
Coin Center, a non-profit educational and research organisation for promoting digital currency, has launched a new website this month.
The website was blocked around 10:00 GMT on January 13th without advance notice. According to local media, the website was blocked by order of the court in Nevyansk, a town in the Ural Mountains.
The price dropped around midnight on Tuesday, reaching the bottom point of $241.57 around 04:00 GMT
In the new year, the Forbes magazine has significantly increased its coverage of bitcoin. The periodical began January with an article about the role of bitcoin in the Internet of Things and now continues with tax advice for bitcoin holders and miners.
Zed, a new mobile app launched by ZipZap in 2015, is designed specifically for migrant workers who want to send money home to their families, the company’s website claims.
A new bitcoin platform, Slur, is planning to launch by April 2015 if it gets enough funding. The idea is to create an anonymous marketplace for all kinds of secret information.
An article on MONEY, the financial section of Time’s web portal, explains that big companies like Dell, PayPal, Expedia, and Microsoft partner with bitcoin operators like Coinbase or BitPay in order to accept customer payments in bitcoins.
BitStamp exchange resumed operations after 5-day stop. Management moved main servers of the trading platform from Europe to San-Francisco