29 Oct '13, 10am

Bitcoin regulation? New London-based exchange Coinfloor will worry about that later

London’s greatest strength as a startup hub is its financial technology (fintech) scene, so it may come as a surprise that it’s taken until now for a fully-fledged Bitcoin exchange to open there. But then again, that new exchange — Coinfloor — is taking a bit of a chance as the UK doesn’t offer much regulatory certainty around the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency yet. Coinfloor opened for registration on Tuesday, ahead of going live in a week’s time (it needs to perform anti-money-laundering identity checks on its customers before they start swapping pounds sterling for Bitcoin). It promises “sophisticated charting packages,” simple integration of Bitcoin payment functionality into websites, and a “state-of-the-art trading engine [that] can handle trade volumes up to 50x higher than other Bitcoin exchanges without breaking a sweat.” The company is backed by Passion Capital ...

Full article: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/29/bitcoin-regulation-new-londo...

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