A Cashless System – What are the Benefits and Costs?

Bloomberg editorial board has become one of the more recent advocates in calling for a cashless economy, following calls from some banks, economists and governments to remove hard currency from use. ‘Bring On the Cashless Future’ claimed that ‘dirty, dangerous, unwieldy and expensive’ cash had had its day and the...

E-Coin Gains 100,000th Customer After One Year

E-Coin, the London-based bitcoin debit card company, claims to have welcomed its 100,000th user one year after launching. The company says its user base has grown consistently over the past 7 months, processing now over $2 Million in monthly transaction volume. Supporting USD, GBP and EUR,  E-Coin has issued more...

Bitpay Makes Open Source Bitcoin Full Node Available on Microsoft Azure

Earlier in January, Microsoft revealed the addition of Bitpay as a new partner in the blockchain as a service (BaaS) platform on cloud service Azure. The payment service provider's open source Bitcoin full node and development platform Bitcore is now available for Azure users. Bitpay' senior software engineer, Chris Kleeschulte, stated: We built Bitcore to lower the barrier to...

First Global Credit Recruits Trading Talent for Bitcoin-Subsidized ‘Private Trading Group’

A week after announcing support for bitcoin-backed trading of LSE shares, First Global Credit says it is recruiting trading talent for membership in its 'Private Trading Group', which provides access to a professional grade stock and currency trading account on the Geneva-based company's platform. First Global Communications Director Marcie Terman commented: I am so excited...

The Mixed Results of Digital Currency-Powered Crowdfunding

Recently, I wrote an article about monetizing content production on the Internet that also examined and compared tipping and micropayment options in the cryptocurrency and fiat currency spaces. In the article, I covered two crowdfunding platforms, Patreon and Beacon Reader, as they both were recurring fundraising models and specifically focused...

CoinReserve Buying Bitcoin at Significantly Above Market Prices

New York based cryptocurrency trader, CoinReserve is bucking the last months downward trend in bitcoin prices by increasing its bitcoin purchasing to higher above the market value than it has offered before – currently 15% more. Tom Juno, founder and CEO of CoinReverse, stated: "We're aiming high achievements with this...

BSave Launch New Savings Platform at Miami Conference

Bitcoin product and infrastructure provider BSave has announced that it will attend and sponsor the Bitcoin Miami Conference, during which BSave will be launching its new Bitcoin saving account, which is open to all Coinbase customers. After a number of months of beta testing, BSave is opening its service to...

Bitcoin Group’s Australian Share Offering Closes 25 Jan

After months of difficulties with the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) regulating agency and multiple application delays, Bitcoin Group's initial share offering on ASX seems set in stone as the offering closes at the end of business on Monday, January 25, 2016. Investors wanting to buy shares in the Australia-based bitcoin...
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Block Chain Conference Program Announced

Next month sees the Block Chain Conference take place in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Centre on February 10th. During the day, the conference aims to showcase blockchain use cases for industries such as securities, banking, payments, insurance, legal, accounting/audit, and energy and healthcare. In addition, it will...

First Global Credit Adds Bitcoin Backed Stock Trading of LSE Shares

First Global Credit, a firm that enables bitcoin to be used as collateral margin to trade stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs), has added shares traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The Geneva-headquartered firm already offers a mix of technology, entertainment, Internet and health care stocks and ETFs that cover geographic growth areas like Brazil, Russia, China...
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