Multi-function crossover ATM operator Planet Capital has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is joining its board as an advisor and director.
Bill gates surprised listeners in an interview with Jimmy Fallon this week, saying that the future of increased financial liquidity in Africa for the everyday user lies in mobile payments, and not in the expansion of the traditional financial framework.
A startup local currency has just launched the Ithaca dollar in Ithaca, NY, designed to not only promote investment in local businesses and bring the community together
In a marketing effort, 7-Eleven Mexico announces the launch of its own virtual currency dubbed "Big Coins." The company is looking to retain customers and build its online presence by rewarding engaged consumers.
The Blockchain Summit on Richard Branson's private island has attracted digital currency's top names, and even the likes of Hollywood's Lucy Liu.
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This list of 10 reasons for someone to get started with Bitcoin should help the new-to-intermediate user of Bitcoin get a better understanding of how Bitcoin and its ecosystem will work in the real world as we go forward.
The Bank of England released a report today after what it termed a lengthy investigation about digital currencies like Bitcoin.
The tiny South American nation of Ecuador has begun its experiment with virtual currencies. The government announced earlier this year that they would be creating a government backed virtual currency in as a way to shore up a sagging economy that is currently being buoyed up by the US dollar.
The Californian state assembly is considering legislation that would require all “virtual currency” businesses to acquire a US$5,000 license to operate legally.
Leading global bank Citi has called on the government of the United Kingdom (UK) to adopt a digital form of legal tender to reduce the cost of moving money, increase consumer spending and add greater liquidity to the market.
Entertainment news is buzzing with reports of Taylor Swift’s controversial decision to pull her music from online streaming site Spotify. We have reached a tipping point where artists are beginning to rebel against both legal and illegal downloading and the resulting shrink of their bank balances.
The UK government announced a US$14.6 million research fund to look into opportunities in digital currencies.
Andy Haldane recently proposed that the UK should switch from a fiat to a digital currency based economy to support the UK’s economic growth.
Isle of Man digital currency startup Crypto Next PLC unveils public beta global exchange platform at Inside Bitcoin Conference in Tel Aviv.
The growth in the bitcoin-funded debit card world shows a future path for the digital currency.
As the digital currency sector faces increasing scrutiny from law enforcement and regulatory authorities, are the days of peer-to-peer services numbered?
Swiss banking giant UBS is developing a new blockchain-based currency "settlement coin" – a digital currency that’s backed by fiat money and fits into the existing regulatory framework.
The days of high commission digital currency exchanges may be gone, for now. A trend developing in the digital currency exchange world has seen the costs of using these services fall as the developers work harder to attract and keep their user base.
Secretary of the Financial Services of Hong Kong, Professor KC Chan announces no intention to specifically regulate cryptocurrencies.
The former bitcoin trading division of SecondMarket, has relaunched under the new name Genesis Trading in bid to become "the partner of choice for large institutional buyers and sellers" in digital currency trading.
For a month starting May 3, The Treasury of the Australian government will be accepting submissions from interested parties to comment on a newly-released discussion paper entitled ‘GST treatment of digital currency’ as part of the 2016-17 Budget.
Rumour has long been that Homeland Security in the United States has been interested in Bitcoin’s role in the buying and selling of drugs and other illegal goods and services.
China exploring digital currencies. Wants to reduce costs of production of money and achieve greater control over transactions
CRA has announced it views Bitcoin and digital currency as “specified foreign property” for tax purposes.
A bill placed before the North Carolina Senate could see the Old North State implement mandatory licensing for companies operating with digital currency.
According to the Financial Times (FT), cash transactions in the UK fell to 48% of overall payments last year, down from 52% in 2013.
The latest survey by the Digital Currency Council (DCC) reveals a record 12% of US consumers were either “likely” or “highly likely” to use Bitcoin in 2015.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is investigating the use of digital currencies and blockchain technology for investment products, notably financial assets and derivatives.
The Spanish tax authorities have published a statement classifying bitcoin; Some of the UK's top bankers are to discuss bitcoin among a fintech discussion panel and more news
Adam B. Levine calls “The Age of Cryptocurrency” by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey “a very positive book about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.”
If you want to be viable player on financial markets then the rules of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) measures need to be central to company policy. Fundamentally Bitstamp’s management misjudged the issue, in the development of their client base.
Sir Richard Branson explains why he endorses the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association and supports Bitcoin in an op-ed.
Ecuador has announced that its government-backed digital currency will be ready for circulation by December in a move which analysts dispute is tantamount to replacing the US dollar as its legal tender.
Isle of Man-incorporated Bitcoin startup Crypto Next, announces it has signed up 10 digital currency exchanges in only one month after public beta launch of its white label exchange platform. The company hopes to have as much as 50 exchanges live by the end of Q1 2015, says CEO Sharon Greenberg.
As digital artists try to spruce up selling GIFs and videos, some of which remain online for free, the challenge remains on how to put a price on digital art that can easily be duplicated.
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