The bitcoin-friendly online gold exchange Amagi Metals has announced that it will pay a portion of salary to its entire staff in Bitcoins. CEO Stephen Macaskill will accept $40,000 of his yearly salary in digital currency.
Founder of Bitstamp exchange Nejc Kodrič informed clients of the company, that their balances held before 5th of January are safe. Meanwhile Reddit users are posting messages about movement of stolen bitcoins.
The Vault of Satoshi trading platform has announced the closure of all operations at the beginning of February. The company posted the announcement on its website on the same day that Bitstamp announced a temporary suspension of all operations.
Manhattan tour buses are carrying advertisements with references to Bitcoin.
Bitstamp, a major bitcoin exchange, has temporarirly suspended services, reports the company’s official Twitter account.
Anthony Kosner at Forbes suggests that bitcoin should be seen as a “necessary building block” in the future of the world economy.