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  • Bitcoin Firm Enables Remittance Withdrawals at 450 Philippine Bank ATMs

    Bitcoin Firm Enables Remittance Withdrawals at 450 Philippine Bank ATMs

    coindesk.com 17 Dec '14, 4pm

    Philippine bitcoin exchange and remittance service Coins.ph has added an 'instant' remittance' service to its list of options, allowing recipients to withdraw sent funds directly from a bank ATM. Using the company's mobile app, customers anywhere in the world can deposit cash via a bi...

  • Major Japanese Rewards Scheme Now Pays Out in Bitcoin

    Major Japanese Rewards Scheme Now Pays Out in Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 18 Dec '14, 11am

    Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has integrated with a popular rewards-point service to allow consumers to receive their payouts in bitcoin. The exchange's latest move to boost bitcoin's appeal in Japan comes via a new relationship with PointTown , a "major integrated points collect...

  • Aspen Institute CEO: Bitcoin Micropayments Will Change Banking

    Aspen Institute CEO: Bitcoin Micropayments Will Change Banking

    coindesk.com 17 Dec '14, 6pm

    Walter Isaacson, author and CEO of the Aspen Institute, has said the advantages offered by disruptive technologies such as bitcoin will help shape the payments space in 2015. Speaking to CNBC's Squawk Alley yesterday, Isaacson emphasised that, while payments innovations like Apple Pay...

  • Time Inc Becomes First Major Magazine Publisher to Accept Bitcoin

    Time Inc Becomes First Major Magazine Publisher to Accept Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 16 Dec '14, 2pm

    Time Inc, the publisher of more than 90 magazines, is now accepting bitcoin for select properties. The integration was made possible through a partnership with California-based merchant processing services provider Coinbase , and will begin with a rollout on Fortune , Health , This Ol...

  • 98.5% of TorrentLocker Victims Refuse to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

    98.6% of TorrentLocker Victims Refuse to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

    coindesk.com 17 Dec '14, 1pm

    98.55% of victims targeted by TorrentLocker do not pay the virus' bitcoin ransom, according to a new report. TorrentLocker (aka Win32 or Filecoder.DI) is a strain of bitcoin ransomware that works by encrypting users' files. Victims are requested to pay up to 4 BTC to decrypt their doc...

  • Student Aims to Boost Free Speech with Bitcoin Messaging App

    Student Aims to Boost Free Speech with Bitcoin Messaging App

    coindesk.com 16 Dec '14, 5pm

    A computer science student in the Netherlands has developed a cheap and censorship-resistant messaging service built on top of the bitcoin blockchain. The new tool was developed by Krzysztof Okupski as a graduation project while at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Notably, the ...

  • Romania's Only Bitcoin Exchange Mandates Withdrawals Citing Security Risk

    coindesk.com 17 Dec '14, 7pm

    Update (18th December 3:30 BST ): Updated with comment from Coinzone. BTCXchange, Romania's only order-book bitcoin exchange, has issued a statement encouraging all users to withdraw funds from the platform by Friday, 19th December. Exchange users were asked to withdraw funds denomina...

  • Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Payments for Xbox Games and Mobile Content

    Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Payments for Xbox Games and Mobile Content

    coindesk.com 11 Dec '14, 4am

    Global computing giant Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for a variety of digital content across its online platforms. According to the company’s payments information page, US-based customers can now use bitcoin to add money to their accounts, which can then be used to p...

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