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  • Finextra: Wells Fargo and JPMorgan take contrasting stance on bitcoin

    finextra.com 24 Jan '14, 12pm

    Wells Fargo and JPMorgan take contrasting stance on bitcoin 22 hours ago | 1997 views | 1 Wells Fargo and JPMorgan have highlighted the contrasting views in US banking circles over the future viability of bitcoin, with the former willing to engage and the latter airily dismissing the ...

  • Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin

    Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin

    finextra.com 08 Nov '13, 6am

    Bitcoin acceptance in China has now extended into real estate with a residential developer in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech park in Shanghai finding a new way to promote sales through the acceptance of Bitcoin virtual currency. Shanda Group, one of the large IT giants in China, through its real ...

  • Finextra: Start-up raises $9m to take bitcoin mainstream

    finextra.com 01 Nov '13, 12am

    Start-up raises $9m to take bitcoin mainstream 22 hours ago | 1743 views | 0 US start-up Circle has secured $9 million in funding as it bids to bring digital currencies such as bitcoin to mainstream businesses and consumers. Despite the hype it has garnered in recent months, bitcoin i...

  • US judge rules bitcoin is real money

    finextra.com 08 Aug '13, 9am

    Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Trendon Shavers with running a bitcoin Ponzi scheme through his Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST), which raked in 700,000 bitcoins, worth $4.5 million, from unwary investors. Shavers argued that the case should be ditched becau...

  • Finextra: Bitcoin firms meet UK govt officials as regulation looms

    finextra.com 06 Sep '13, 11am

    Bitcoin firms meet UK govt officials as regulation looms 7 hours ago | 1042 views | 0 Representatives from the bitcoin community met UK government officials in Downing Street this week amid claims that the Financial Conduct Authority is considering regulating the virtual currency. Rep...

  • #Bitcoin is real - get over it... via @Finextra my latest post

    Bitcoin is real - get over it...

    finextra.com 08 Aug '13, 6pm

    Regulators are primarily concerned about Money Laundering and anonymity when it comes to BitCoin. While no regulator really imagines that Bitcoin will ever replace a currency like the USD or EUR, there is a perception that leaving Bitcoin unregulated will allow the free flow of illega...

  • Finextra: Tradehill suspends bitcoin trading in face of regulatory heat

    finextra.com 30 Aug '13, 12pm

    Tradehill suspends bitcoin trading in face of regulatory heat 23 hours ago | 1304 views | 0 Bitcoin exchange Tradehill has temporarily shut down trading, citing "banking and regulatory" issues related to its credit union partner. In a statement on its Web site, the firm says the "deci...

  • Make mine a pint of Bitcoin: UK pub chain takes virtual currency via @Finextra

    Finextra: Make mine a pint of Bitcoin: UK pub chain takes virtual currency

    finextra.com 12 Jun '13, 10am

    Make mine a pint of Bitcoin: UK pub chain takes virtual currency 5 hours ago | 1019 views | 1 A pub chain run by a former Cambridge University scientist has started accepting bitcoins in exchange for pints of beer. Stephen Early, a director and co-founder of Individual Pubs Limited, i...

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