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  • ProTip App Proposes Bitcoin Solution for Content Monetization

    ProTip App Proposes Bitcoin Solution for Content Monetization

    coindesk.com 29 Mar '15, 6pm

    “This is about building tools that help facilitate conversations in markets.” So says Chris Ellis of the ProTip micropayments project that is seeking to create peer-to-peer (P2P) mechanisms for people to support musicians, artists and other creators of digital media using bitcoin. Pro...

  • British Banking Association: Bitcoin is a Real Threat to Banks

    coindesk.com 27 Mar '15, 1pm

    As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, they will continue to threaten revenue streams of the traditional banking system, according to a new report from the British Banking Association (BBA). A section of The Digital Disruption: UK Banking Report looks specifically at cryptocurrencies...

  • Isle of Man Introduces Regulation for Bitcoin Businesses

    Isle of Man Introduces Regulation for Bitcoin Businesses

    coindesk.com 26 Mar '15, 1pm

    Digital currency businesses will have to comply with the Isle of Man's anti-money laundering (AML) laws from 1st April and will likely fall under the remit of the Financial Services Commission from the summer. The Isle of Man government has amended the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008 so it...

  • Bitcoin Investment Trust Sponsor Launches Ahead of Market Debut

    coindesk.com 26 Mar '15, 8pm

    Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) has received approval to list on the securities marketplace OTC Markets Group, meaning shares could begin trading as soon as next week. In preparation for the debut, the private investment vehicle owned by Digital Currency Group (DCG ) has announced the ...

  • Bitcoin glossary - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 28 Mar '15, 8pm

    The act of hashing a bitcoin transaction successfully into a transaction block, and cementing its validity. A single confirmation will take around 10 minutes, which is the average length of time for a transaction block to be hashed. However, some more sensitive or larger transactions ...

  • Spare Change-to-Bitcoin Service Lawnmower Aims for Main Street Investors

    Spare Change-to-Bitcoin Service Lawnmower Aims for Main Street Investors

    coindesk.com 27 Mar '15, 9pm

    "There’s a metaphor to it," CEO Pieter Gorsira explains, addressing his startup Lawnmower, and its, by bitcoin industry standards, unconventional name. If the name Lawnmower at first keeps users at a distance, however, the explanation does much to illuminate the novel concept the Boos...

  • Bitcoin in the Headlines: Wall Street Goes 'Nuts'

    Bitcoin in the Headlines: Wall Street Goes 'Nuts'

    coindesk.com 27 Mar '15, 7pm

    Bitcoin in the Headlines is a weekly look at global bitcoin news, analysing media and its impact. While bitcoin's ability to deliver on its potential is still an open question, the number of Wall Street supporters for the technology grew this week, a development that was not lost in t...

  • Fred Wilson on the Proposed Bitlicense Regulations

    coindesk.com 28 Mar '15, 2pm

    Fred Wilson is a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures. USV invests in bitcoin companies, but not the currency itself . Fred is interested in bitcoin because he believes it can be and possibly will be the financial and transactional protocol for the global Internet. Here, he share...

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