Oh Canada! Coinbase Expands Services to Land of Canucks

Bitcoin exchange and wallet giant Coinbase on Monday announced the expansion of its services to Canada. Users in Canada can buy and sell bitcoin with CAD using Coinbase's Buy/Sell service, as well as trade the BTC/CAD currency pair on Coinbase Exchange. As part of Coinbase's effort to make bitcoin easy...

Ripple Labs Hires Former Paypal Payments CFO

Ripple Labs announced that it has hired Bret Allenbach as Chief Financial Officer. Allenbach was CFO of Payments at PayPal, as well as Visa's VP of Finance. At PayPal, Bret helped develop a finance risk model that took the company to the next level. Ripple Labs CEO and co-founder Chris Larsen noted: Bret adds...

[Q&A] ChangeTip Helps Direct Relief Raise Bitcoin for Liberian, Sierra Leonean Mothers

ChangeTip partnered up with leading charity Direct Relief to provide 2000 expecting mothers in Liberia and Sierra Leone with prenatal vitamins. The bitcoin-raising campaign started on August 19th, which was World Humanitarian Day. Originally planned to finish on August 26th, the campaign is still open with 12.98 BTC raised of 40 BTC goal ChangeTip's Victoria Van Eyk, VP of Community Development, answered some...
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Overstock’s Blockchain Startup Trades Diversified Crypto Assets – Private Equities, Public Securities, “Short Tokens” this month launched its own blockchain-based trading venture, called t0, at the Nasdaq stock market headquarters in New York City. The new venture is fully utilizing blockchain technology to offer customized private digital assets, public securities and short-selling tokens. Using the Bitcoin Blockchain as a ledger, t0 provides a...
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London Mayor Candidate George Galloway Plans Blockchain-Based Public Expenditure Management System

London mayoral candidate George Galloway recently adopted blockchain technology for his 2016 campaign. With the election coming up in May 2016, Galloway has plans to harness the Blocknet platform-as-a-service and the Horizon decentralized business platform to develop a blockchain-based public expenditure management system called MayorsChain. The team behind Blocknet indicated that blockchain...
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Symbiont Creates Smart Securities for Investors, Founders & Employees, Promises Continued Counterparty Support

Blockchain technology play Symbiont recently rolled out smart contract-based financial instruments that are built on the Bitcoin Blockchain. That should not be surprising as three of the four co-founders of Symbiont, Robbie Dermody, Evan Wagner, and Adam Krellenstein, launched the Counterparty open source protocol on the Blockchain back in January...

IDC Says Ripple “Best Placed to Take Market Share” of Payment Systems

International Data Corporation (IDC) has presented research that projects the Ripple protocol becoming market leader in banking transaction systems. IDC summarizes the findings of the research: IDC expects that payments through Ripple or similar protocols will grow exponentially in the years ahead. As such protocols supersede Bitcoin, the distinction between...

Bitcoin Metals Debuts FinTech Jewelry, Pledges BitGive Donations

Online jewelry vendor Bitcoin Metals & Co. officially launched their website The online retailer says that it hopes to raise awareness of digital currencies like bitcoin and their underlying technology, while giving a percentage of sales back to the community. The online store features a range of bitcoin jewelry for both men...
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Blockchain-Secured IoT Platform Filament Raises $5M from Bullpen, Verizon, Samsung, DCG, Others

It seems completely natural to see convergence of two of the hottest, most disruptive technologies, Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things. Filament, a startup that is harnessing blockchain technology to provide smart industrial infrastructure connecting machinery and equipment to a wireless sensor network, just closed a $5 million in funding led by Bullpen...
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Dash Releases “Most Tested, Stable” Version of Core Client, Plans Testing Decentralized Budget System

The development team behind Dash, formerly known as Darkcoin, has released the much anticipated twelfth version of its core client. Dash is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency fork of Bitcoin that aslso utilizes a proof-0f-work algorithm, but is designed to be more private and energy efficient. Dash’s lead developer, Evan Duffield, states:...
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