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  • Mexico's TAR First Latin American Airline to Accept Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 02 Jun '15, 5pm

    Mexico-based airlines TAR Aerolineas has become the first in Latin America to accept bitcoin payments. The airliner will accept payments in the digital currency following a partnership between Openpay – a Mexico-based payment service provider – and payment processor BitPay. In a state...

  • Taringa’s Content Creation Surges Following Bitcoin Integration

    Taringa’s Content Creation Surges Following Bitcoin Integration

    coindesk.com 01 Jun '15, 5pm

    Argentinean social network platform Taringa has seen creative content generation rise by an average of 40 to 50% after users joined its new bitcoin tipping initiative. The programme , 'Taringa Creadores', combines an ad-revenue sharing model with the social network's unique ranking sy...

  • BitMex Founder: Grexit Will Not Spark Bitcoin Use: Bitcoin will not see a surge in Greece

    BitMex Founder: Grexit Will Not Spark Bitcoin Surge

    coindesk.com 02 Jun '15, 2pm

    Bitcoin will not see a surge in Greece following this week's debt payment decision, BitMEX's founder has said. The comment comes as the Greek government is due to make four payments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) worth $1.8bn this month, with $3.3m due this Friday . There ar...

  • BitFury to Release Light Bulbs that Mine Bitcoin in 2015

    BitFury to Release Light Bulbs that Mine Bitcoin in 2015

    coindesk.com 02 Jun '15, 12am

    Following the revelation last week that BitFury had developed a prototype light bulb capable of mining bitcoin, the company has announced it plans to take steps to bring the devices to market in 2015. Though much about the market strategy remains in early stages, the news follows incr...

  • Ripple Appoints DTCC’s Former CEO as Advisor

    coindesk.com 01 Jun '15, 12pm

    Digital currency startup Ripple Labs has appointed Donald Donahue, former CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as an advisor to the company. DTCC is the main clearing house for US securities and derivatives, processing more than $1.6 quadrillion in transactions pe...

  • In September, Kiev will host the second annual Bitcoin Conference

    coindesk.com 02 Jun '15, 2pm

    Europe, June 2, 2015 at 12:35 BST On September 24, 2015, Ukraine will host the second Bitcoin Conference that will bring together professionals of cryptocurrency community from around the world and people wishing to get first-hand knowledge about the currency, which has the potential ...

  • Ecuador Mandates Bank Participation in National E-Money Initiative #bitcoin

    Ecuador Mandates Bank Participation in National E-Money Initiative

    coindesk.com 01 Jun '15, 8pm

    Ecuador’s e-money initiative, which kicked off earlier this year after the country outlawed bitcoin, is about to see wider institutional involvement following a government directive. The country’s banks were ordered late last month to adopt the payment system within the next year, acc...

  • How Bitcoin's Technology Could Make Supply Chains More Transparent

    How Bitcoin Tech Could Make Supply Chains More Transparent

    coindesk.com 31 May '15, 9am

    Reid Williams is a senior designer and engineer at IDEO Futures, where he works at the intersection of technology, design, and new venture creation. Alongside Joe Gerber, he is kicking off the Bits + Blocks Lab , a pop-up blockchain startup creation lab hosted at the Harvard Innovatio...

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