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  • FireEye Founder: Bitcoin Could Secure Our Global Payments Infrastructure

    FireEye Founder: Bitcoin Could Secure Our Global Payments Infrastructure

    coindesk.com 21 Aug '14, 10pm

    The promise of digital currency technology and its potential applications has drawn a number of investors to the ecosystem, each with unique backgrounds and expertise. For example, bitcoin mining company PeerNova announced in July that it had received funding from Ashar Aziz , a cyber...

  • Ben Lawsky: New York Can’t Risk Getting Bitcoin Regulation Wrong

    Ben Lawsky: New York Can't Risk Getting Bitcoin Regulation Wrong

    coindesk.com 21 Aug '14, 7pm

    The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced today it would extend the comment period for its proposed bitcoin regulations by 45 days, citing significant public interest in the rules as a key reason behind the decision. In a new interview with CoinDesk, NYDFS superi...

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    Wedbush: Wall Street Sees Opportunity in Bitcoin's Volatility

    coindesk.com 21 Aug '14, 4pm

    A new report from Wedbush Securities suggests the price of bitcoin will continue to be volatile – but adds that this is necessary for the market’s growth and maturity. Entitled Embracing Volatility: Trading as Bitcoin’s First Killer App , the latest report from the financial services ...

  • QwikBit Launches Isle of Man’s First Bitcoin ATM

    QwikBit Launches Isle of Man’s First Bitcoin ATM

    coindesk.com 21 Aug '14, 12pm

    QwikBit will launch the Isle of Man’s first bitcoin ATM today at a pub in the island’s capital, Douglas. As the Thirsty Pigeon’s customers can already buy food and beverages in exchange for bitcoin, the venue was “an obvious choice” to home the Lamassu machine, QuikBit said. Robert Mc...

  • China’s ‘Big Three’ Bitcoin Exchanges: BitLicense Would Harm Overseas Markets

    China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges: BitLicense Would Harm Overseas Markets

    coindesk.com 21 Aug '14, 3am

    China’s ‘Big Three’ bitcoin exchanges, OKCoin, BTC China and Huobi, have joined forces to submit feedback to Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), regarding his agency’s recent BitLicense proposal. In a newly published open letter , ...

  • Industry Chief: Payments Firms Warming to Bitcoin Partnerships

    Industry Chief: Payments Firms Warming to Bitcoin Partnerships

    coindesk.com 19 Aug '14, 9am

    Due to bitcoin’s perceived benefits as a more efficient and less costly alternative to traditional payment options, many in the digital currency industry view incumbent payment service providers as antiquated competitors – firms that will be disrupted out of business when the technolo...

  • How Cryptoagency is Building Bitcoin’s Better Business Bureau

    How Cryptoagency is Building Bitcoin's Better Business Bureau

    coindesk.com 19 Aug '14, 10pm

    Cryptocurrency forums are littered with stories of scams and bad customer service. Now, a cryptocurrency ratings agency is hoping to quantify the community’s view of various bitcoin businesses. Cryptoagency.org will use a reputation system to reflect a company’s quality. But, the ques...

  • Bitcoin API Developer Chain Raises $9.5m in Funding

    Bitcoin API Developer Chain Raises $9.5m in Funding

    coindesk.com 20 Aug '14, 12pm

    Block-chain API provider Chain has raised new investment of $9.5m, bringing its total funding so far to $13.7m. The company, which helps developers build bitcoin apps by providing fast access to the block chain, received the funding from a number of investors including Kevin Ryan, Bar...

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