The public discussion period for the draft law that bans ‘surrogate money’ in the Russian Federation is now closed, says the Russian Integrated State Web Portal.
Instant cash withdrawals from a bitcoin wallet are now possible with thousands of Spanish ATMs. A user may even choose between different providers – the service is offered by two different bitcoin startups, BTCPoint and Bit2Me.
A panel session of the Business Forum in New York sponsored by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication was dedicated to cryptotechnologies.
Marcelo Miranda, MBA and former head of equity trading in the Brazilian division of Deutsche Bank, is setting his sights on conquering the Brazilian digital currency market. On March 5th, he opened a new bitcoin exchange, FlowBTC.
The Hong Kong police has arrested two men and three women who were allegedly collecting money from clients in connection with the MyCoin case, the South China Morning Post reports.
The third U.S. Marshals auction of the 50,000 BTC confiscated from Silk Market finished on Thursday.
Bitcoin’s growing popularity in Ukraine is the result of the national currency crisis and government attempts to control the exchange of fiat currencies, as CoinFox reported earlier this week.
Consumers can pay in bitcoin for anything on the internet with a new beta service Bitcoin Anywhere announced by Abine, the operator of Blur Masked Card.
Tech Bureau Inc, a Japanese venture capital company, has relaunched the largest monacoin exchange in the country. The new service, Zaif, trades monacoin, bitcoin, and Japanese yen.
A global campaign celebrating women’s achievements in digital currency will be launched on March 8th under the name of Bitcoin Women’s Day.
A new bitcoin startup, winner of the San Francisco Launch Festival, aims to build a global network for remittances.
The BitcoinExpo conference has finished in Vienna. Officials, academics, and businessmen came together to discuss pressing problems issues, says Coinfox CEO Yury Yemshanov.
People in Ukraine are turning to bitcoin in their search for a means to preserve their savings while the national currency is heavily affected by the inflation and the capital controls introduced by the authorities.
European Central Bank: Virtual currencies could become dangerous if they are not regulated on a global level
In its February 2015 report on “virtual currency schemes”, the ECB analyzes existing and potential benefits and threats of cryptocurrencies. It believes them to be insignificant at the moment but potentially dangerous in the future.
QuadrigaCX has announced the start of public trading with a Canadian Securities Exchange ticker symbol XBT from early April.
A Californian lawmaker has introduced a bill concerning virtual currency in order to improve the current law regulating money transmission.