Paul Koster, Director of the Netherlands Stockholder’s Association (Vereniging van Effectenbezitters), went on a rant against Bitcoin in a January 15 article calling for the Central Bank to completely ban the cryptocurrency.
Perianne Boring is the president of the Digital Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will be hosting an Anti-Money Laundering Boot Camp at the North American Bitcoin Conference 2015 in Miami on January 16 and 17. Boring took time from her schedule to speak with Cointelegraph about the boot camp and the importance of compliance with AML regulations for companies in the Bitcoin industry.
BitMex, one of the world’s most advanced Bitcoin derivatives exchanges, recently announced the addition of a futures contract for Bitcoin. Now that the cryptocurrency’s value has fallen to below $300 for the first time in nearly two years, the expansion of trading alternatives could give Bitcoin the boost that it needs.
Emin Gün Sirer, the Cornell professor who recently said that ChangeTip needed to die a quick death has returned to the offensive on the issue of privacy. ChangeTip CEO Nick Sullivan recently criticized Sirer´s statements saying that it felt “like a charity being yelled at”. What Sullivan did not do though was to explain how ChangeTip could even remotely be considered a “charity”.
The Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. has issued a report entitled Bitcoin: Technical Background and Data Analysis. The recently released report, dated October 7, is a technical analysis of Bitcoin and the Bitcoin protocol. While mostly accurate, it contains a number of assumptions and self-serving statements suggesting that, despite a great deal of empirical research and terabytes of data, the Federal Reserve lacks a fundamental understanding of Bitcoin.
Most people have no idea how insecure their credit and debit cards are. Scary Fact: A child with an old-style VCR can use it to obtain the information stored on a bank card's magnetic strip. It is that easy to defraud both banks and banking customers. A recent report issued by Trend Micro outlines the problem in graphic detail.
Warren Buffet is one of the most well-known investors in world. He has been in the news a great deal over the last few years after he publicly criticized the wealthiest members of society for paying lower income tax rates than most people. In March of this year, Buffet came out as an opponent of Bitcoin, as revisited in a recent article in Business Insider.
The world of Bitcoin is coming to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, sponsored by a huge partnership between BitPay, Circle, Kraken, Bitmain, Blockchain, Bitstamp, Private Internet Access, Robocoin, and yBitcoin. The world of Bitcoin show will feature ten different brands that are shaping the Bitcoin and virtual currency industries.
Whenever we do any type of business on the internet we receive a warning that our passwords will never be requested in an email. The reason for this is simple: Scammers often pose as legitimate businesses in phishing scams. While requests for passwords are unusual, they are not unknown and sometimes are necessary. Blockchain.info is an excellent example of this and the company has recently requested account passwords from many of its users.
Bitcoin has a large presence on and off, the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This makes sense when we consider that this is one of the finest technical colleges in the world. The University itself has not become directly involved in cryptocurrency in the past, but it seems that this is about to change. The fall semester will be offering “Computer Systems Security 6.858” and a few of the modules in the class are related to cryptocurrencies.