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  • MIT Digital Currency Director Talks Taking Bitcoin Mainstream

    MIT's First Digital Currency Director Talks Taking Bitcoin Mainstream

    coindesk.com 01 May '15, 9pm

    "If you would have explained Uber or Lyft five years ago, you would have had to explain it as digital hitchhiking, because that's what it was." That analogy, according to newly appointed MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Brian Forde, illustrates where bitcoin and the blockchain...

  • Be Vigilant on Compliance, Coinbase Warns Bitcoin Startups

    Be Vigilant on Compliance, Coinbase Warns Bitcoin Startups

    coindesk.com 02 May '15, 11am

    One of the largest players in bitcoin has warned fledging startups to remain vigilant on regulatory compliance issues. Coinbase 's associate counsel Sarah Hody urged entrepreneurs to follow the firm's "proactive" stance in front of a packed audience at bitcoin developer meetup in San ...

  • Sweden's Nasdaq Exchange Approves Bitcoin-based ETN #cryptocurrency #bitcoin via @crypcoin

    Sweden's Nasdaq Exchange Approves Bitcoin-based ETN

    coindesk.com 29 Apr '15, 3pm

    Sweden's Nasdaq exchange has approved a bitcoin-based exchange traded note (ETN), opening up investment in the digital currency to those who do not want to directly purchase and hold bitcoins. The Bitcoin Tracker One, launched by Stockholm-based XBT Provider AB, which is owned by the ...

  • Bitcoin in the Headlines: Media Ga-Ga for Goldman Sachs

    Bitcoin in the Headlines: Media Ga-Ga for Goldman Sachs

    coindesk.com 01 May '15, 4pm

    Bitcoin in the Headlines is a weekly look at global bitcoin news, analysing media and its impact. Ever-hungry for product launches and splashy funding rounds, the mainstream media was sent into a frenzy this week as Circle announced the closure of its $50m round and Coinbase confirmed...

  • Remove Satoshi as Founding Member, Says Bitcoin Foundation Director

    Remove Satoshi as Founding Member, Says Bitcoin Foundation Director

    coindesk.com 30 Apr '15, 9am

    As part of a newly published roadmap for the Bitcoin Foundation, executive director Bruce Fenton has suggested removing bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto as a founding member. Though he called for the removal of all founding members from the organisation, Fenton singled out Nakamoto's ...

  • Richard Branson to Host Bitcoin Summit on Private Island

    coindesk.com 28 Apr '15, 9am

    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is set to bring "the greatest minds in cryptocurrency" together to discuss bitcoin and the blockchain on his personal private island this May. Taking place on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands from the 25th to 28th, Branson's event wi...

  • Spanish Bitcoin Community Celebrate Bitcoin's VAT Exemption: Spain's bitcoin community is

    Spanish Bitcoin Community Celebrate Bitcoin's VAT Exemption

    coindesk.com 23 Apr '15, 11am

    Spain's bitcoin community is celebrating following confirmation that the cryptocurrency is exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country. Bitcoin had always been exempt from VAT, but a spokesperson from Spain's tax office, Ministerio de Hacienda, told CoinDesk the decision had been...

  • Coinbase Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the UK

    Coinbase Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the UK

    coindesk.com 28 Apr '15, 11pm

    Coinbase has launched its bitcoin wallet, exchange and merchant services in the UK. The UK is only the second country, after the US, to gain access to the San Francisco-based company's bitcoin trading platform – Coinbase Exchange . Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong said the ...

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