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  • UK Trade Mission Brings Bitcoin and FinTech to Southeast Asia

    UK Trade Mission Brings Bitcoin and FinTech to Southeast Asia

    coindesk.com 04 Aug '15, 7pm

    Last week, wallet provider Blockchain became the first bitcoin company to take part in an official government trade mission. CEO Peter Smith was one of 31 executives to take part in a trade delegation, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, to promote the UK's FinTech businesses in Sout...

  • LOT Polish Airlines Now Accepts Bitcoin

    LOT Polish Airlines Now Accepts Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 04 Aug '15, 9pm

    LOT Polish Airlines is now accepting bitcoin payments, meaning the digital currency can be used to pay for flights to more than 60 global destinations. Tickets can be purchased on LOT 's desktop and mobile websites. LOT does not accept directly, but exchanges the digital currency for ...

  • Mt Gox: The History of a Failed Bitcoin Exchange

    coindesk.com 04 Aug '15, 5pm

    The arrest of Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles on Saturday is the latest twist in a lengthy plot surrounding the now-defunct bitcoin exchange. Arrested in Japan over allegations he manipulated Mt Gox's volumes prior to its demise in 2014, Karpeles' detention has captivated worldwide attention...

  • Klarna Exec: Bitcoin Could Help Small Merchants Go Global

    Klarna Exec: Bitcoin Could Help Small Merchants Go Global

    coindesk.com 04 Aug '15, 9pm

    To Klarna North America CEO Brian Billingsley, bitcoin and the blockchain hold the promise to solve many of the "great problems" affecting the payments space. However, he says his Sweden-based company, which boasts more than 1,200 employees in 18 markets , isn't ready to join the list...

  • Japan Weighing Bitcoin Exchange Rules Amid Mt Gox Investigation

    Japan Weighing Bitcoin Exchange Rules Amid Mt Gox Investigation

    coindesk.com 04 Aug '15, 10pm

    Japanese government officials are weighing whether to regulate bitcoin exchanges in the wake of new developments in the ongoing investigation of Mt Gox. Media reports from The Japan Times and The Japan News suggest that the government, including those from the country's Financial Serv...

  • Australian Senate Committee Seeks to Overturn Bitcoin Tax Ruling

    Australian Senate Committee Seeks to Overturn Bitcoin Tax Ruling

    coindesk.com 04 Aug '15, 12pm

    Digital currency transactions should be treated in the same way as fiat currency transactions for the purposes of Goods and Services Tax (GST), according to the Australian Senate Economics References Committee. A new report from the committee suggests changing the way in which transac...

  • You May Soon Get Bitcoin-Bought Cannabis Delivered by Drone

    coindesk.com 31 Jul '15, 4pm

    A company near San Francisco has come up with a novel way to deliver bitcoin-purchased marijuana, via drone. Trees, which claims to sell the "highest quality" medicinal cannabis to people holding a medical recommendation, accepts payments in bitcoin alongside traditional payment metho...

  • Robocoin Faces Lawsuit Over Bitcoin ATM Refund - CoinDesk #bitcoin

    Robocoin Faces Lawsuit Over Bitcoin ATM Refund

    coindesk.com 03 Aug '15, 4pm

    Embattled bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin is facing yet another upset, this time in the form of a looming customer lawsuit. Bitcoin Solutions , a Canadian outfit operating three bitcoin ATMs across Alberta and Saskatchewan, announced its intention to sue Robocoin in a Reddit post Thursday ...

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