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  • Bitcoin in the Headlines: Kingpins and Dark Markets

    Bitcoin in the Headlines: Kingpins and Dark Web Markets

    coindesk.com 28 Aug '15, 7pm

    Despite a few high-profile stories, the bitcoin and blockchain industry ended the calendar summer on a down note, with media outlets mostly rehashing well-worn stories. Still, the notoriety of the publications providing coverage was of note, with The New Yorker and Rolling Stone addin...

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    Blockchain Tech Could Save Global Business $550 Billion Per Year

    coindesk.com 29 Aug '15, 10am

    Jeremy Almond is cofounder and CEO of PayStand, a payments-as-a-service platform. He is a frequent speaker on next-generation payment technologies, including bitcoin and the blockchain. Here, he examines whether open Internet standards and blockchain technology can rescue the last bas...

  • Canadian Pension Fund's Venture Arm Exploring Bitcoin Investments

    Canadian Pension Fund's Venture Arm Exploring Bitcoin Investments

    coindesk.com 28 Aug '15, 8pm

    The venture arm of a major Canadian pension fund is reportedly looking at making investments in bitcoin and blockchain startups. The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, or OMERS , is one of Canada's largest municipal pension funds. The fund's venture arm, OMERS Ventures , r...

  • USAA: Bitcoin and Blockchain Are FinTech Game-Changers

    USAA: Bitcoin and Blockchain Are FinTech Game-Changers

    coindesk.com 28 Aug '15, 2pm

    Vic Pascucci is quick to use the phrase "game changer" when talking about bitcoin and blockchain technology. The current USAA head of corporate development and board member at its portfolio startups including Saffron , ID.me and Automatic Labs says he hasn't seen many technologies tha...

  • Commonwealth Governments Urged to Regulate Bitcoin

    Commonwealth Governments Urged to Regulate Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 27 Aug '15, 11am

    Commonwealth governments should regulate bitcoin to address the risks associated with digital currencies without stifling innovation. This was one of the recommendations put forward by the Commonwealth's Virtual Currencies Working Group during a three-day conference held in London thi...

  • ChangeTip Users Can Now Turn Bitcoin Tips into Gift Cards

    ChangeTip Users Can Now Turn Bitcoin Tips into Gift Cards

    coindesk.com 28 Aug '15, 10am

    ChangeTip users can now swap their digital currency tips for real-life goods, thanks to an integration with digital gift card provider Gyft. The bitcoin tipping service, which has raised $4.25m in funding to date, brands itself as a 'love button' for various social media channels incl...

  • Oxford Dictionaries Adds New Definitions for 'Blockchain' and 'Miner' #bitcoin

    Oxford Dictionaries Adds New Cryptocurrency Terms

    coindesk.com 27 Aug '15, 7pm

    OxfordDictionaries.com, the online language resource owned by the Oxford University Press, has added new cryptocurrency-related definitions. The site outlined its latest additions in a new blog post , a list that also included "hangry", "butt-dial", "Redditor", "rage-quit" and "bants"...

  • BitFury Backs BIP 100 Blocksize Proposal #bitcoin

    BitFury Backs BIP 100 Blocksize Proposal

    coindesk.com 27 Aug '15, 12pm

    The best-capitalised mining firm in bitcoin has waded into the block size debate – stating it must be resolved by consensus. BitFury, previously silent on the hot-button issue, said it will join bitcoin's biggest mining pool in backing Jeff Garzik's "market-led" BIP 100 proposal , whi...

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