Chaoji Li, an independent Chinese developer, has created an iOS app that allows users to save “digests” of important documents in the blockchain. This is not the first attempt to use the public ledger as a kind of cloud storage service – in 2014, BlockSign introduced a similar option.
Brothers Rohani from Isfahan in Iran have shared their experience of overcoming sanctions with the help of bitcoin with The Village, a Russian media outlet.
Bitcoin exchange in South Africa will increase confidence in Nigerian products, entrepreneurs believe
Ice Cubed and VoguePay suggest to use bitcoin “more as control of currency as opposed to be a currency in itself”. “The idea is to have people in the international community be confident of buying products from a Nigerian supplier and knowing that … credit card details aren't going anywhere,” Gareth Gobler, ICE3X founder told IamSatoshi.
According to local news, investors might have lost more than $300 million in a bitcoin exchange crash. One Bitcointalk user believes that the figures are grossly exaggerated and estimates the losses at $65,000 at most.
Cryptocurrencies are ‘surrogate money’, according to a new draft of the cryptocurrency law proposed in Russia. Gift certificates, air miles, and other marketing bonuses are not.
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.