techcrunch.com Archives - 30 September 2014, Tuesday

  • Jeremy Allaire Opens His Long-Awaited Bitcoin Product Circle Up To The Public

    techcrunch.com 30 Sep '14, 12am

    When you have one of the most experienced CEOs in the industry, who led Macromedia and oversaw the development of Adobe Flash in the 2000s and then changed online video again by taking Brightcove public, people pay attention. So when Jeremy Allaire said he was entering the Bitcoin spa...

  • Jeremy Allaire Opens His Long-Awaited Bitcoin Product Circle Up To The Public

    techcrunch.com 30 Sep '14, 12am

    When you have one of the most experienced CEOs in the industry, who led Macromedia and oversaw the development of Adobe Flash in the 2000s and then changed online video again by taking Brightcove public, people pay attention. So when Jeremy Allaire said he was entering the Bitcoin spa...

  • Taulia Nabs Another $13M From Singapore’s EDBI And BBVA Ventures To Open New Offices Overseas

    Taulia Nabs Another $13M From Singapore’s EDBI And BBVA Ventures To Open New Offices Overseas |

    techcrunch.com 25 Sep '14, 1pm

    Taulia provides an electronic invoicing and supplier financing platform that helps suppliers get paid faster while lowering the cost of goods their customers purchase through dynamic discounting. That seems to be a win-win for all parties involved, which has helped the company rapidly...

  • Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug | TechCrunch

    techcrunch.com 23 Sep '14, 7pm

    This morning, PayPal rolled out broader support for bitcoin , allowing merchants to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for digital goods. The reaction to bitcoin itself has been immediate and positive. The PayPal integration is minor — users won’t be able to start stashing their bit...

  • Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug | TechCrunch

    techcrunch.com 23 Sep '14, 7pm

    This morning, PayPal rolled out broader support for bitcoin , allowing merchants to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for digital goods. The reaction to bitcoin itself has been immediate and positive. The PayPal integration is minor — users won’t be able to start stashing their bit...

  • PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods

    techcrunch.com 23 Sep '14, 6pm

    Bitcoin’s momentum among key merchants and platforms on the web keeps accelerating. After hinting at it a few weeks ago when Braintree enabled Bitcoin-based transactions for PayPal developers, the company is now enabling Bitcoin across the PayPal network for merchants of digital goods...

  • PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods

    techcrunch.com 23 Sep '14, 5pm

    Bitcoin’s momentum among key merchants and platforms on the web keeps accelerating. After hinting at it a few weeks ago when Braintree enabled Bitcoin-based transactions for PayPal developers, the company is now enabling Bitcoin across the PayPal network for merchants of digital goods...

  • PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods

    techcrunch.com 23 Sep '14, 5pm

    Bitcoin’s momentum among key merchants and platforms on the web keeps accelerating. After hinting at it a few weeks ago when Braintree enabled Bitcoin-based transactions for PayPal developers, the company is now enabling Bitcoin across the PayPal network for merchants of digital goods...

  • Bitcoin Slips Back Under $400

    techcrunch.com 19 Sep '14, 11pm

    After a steady decline from former, mid-year highs, bitcoin is now back under the $400 mark. The cryptocurrency hit that mark in April, at which point TechCrunch pointed out that the stuff was off 60 percent from its record highs. The price of bitcoin recovered. And then it un-recover...

  • Bitcoin Slips Back Under $400

    techcrunch.com 19 Sep '14, 11pm

    After a steady decline from former, mid-year highs, bitcoin is now back under the $400 mark. The cryptocurrency hit that mark in April, at which point TechCrunch pointed out that the stuff was off 60 percent from its record highs. The price of bitcoin recovered. And then it un-recover...

  • Bitcoin Wallet And Platform Coinbase Opens To Europe

    techcrunch.com 10 Sep '14, 10pm

    In a really big deal for San Francisco-based Coinbase, one of the world’s leading Bitcoin wallets and merchant processing platforms, the startup is opening its doors to European customers in 13 countries. This will be its long-awaited first foray outside of the U.S. The company is one...

  • Bitcoin Wallet And Platform Coinbase Opens To Europe

    techcrunch.com 10 Sep '14, 10pm

    In a really big deal for San Francisco-based Coinbase, one of the world’s leading Bitcoin wallets and merchant processing platforms, the startup is opening its doors to European customers in 13 countries. This will be its long-awaited first foray outside of the U.S. The company is one...

  • Gem Is A Bitcoin API To Seamlessly Build Bitcoin Services With Bank-Grade Security

    Gem Is A Bitcoin API To Seamlessly Build Bitcoin Services With Bank-Grade Security

    techcrunch.com 08 Sep '14, 10pm

    , a new bitcoin startup with a different take and a focus on developer tools. Gem provides a highly available, scalable API for bitcoin developers to abstract the bitcoin storing layer. In other words, Gem will store, encrypt and backup your users’ bitcoins so you don’t have to take c...

  • PayPal’s Braintree Embraces Bitcoin, One-Touch Payments |

    techcrunch.com 08 Sep '14, 6pm

    Nearly a year after PayPal acquired it in an all-cash $800 million deal, online and mobile payments platform Braintree is unveiling one-touch payments and is integrating Bitcoin. Bill Ready, who led the company through its sale, says that mobile conversion rates are still far off from...

  • PayPal’s Braintree Embraces Bitcoin, One-Touch Payments |

    techcrunch.com 08 Sep '14, 6pm

    Nearly a year after PayPal acquired it in an all-cash $800 million deal, online and mobile payments platform Braintree is unveiling one-touch payments and is integrating Bitcoin. Bill Ready, who led the company through its sale, says that mobile conversion rates are still far off from...

  • Fantasy Bit League Wants You To Bet Bitcoin On Football

    techcrunch.com 07 Sep '14, 9pm

    Facebook LinkedIn Fantasy Bit League Presents | Disrupt SF 2014 Hackathon On stage this morning at the Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon , Fantasy Bit League pitched its creation: A way to wager bitcoin in your fantasy football league. As it turns out, betting on fantasy football is legal in ...

  • Fantasy Bit League Wants You To Bet Bitcoin On Football

    techcrunch.com 07 Sep '14, 9pm

    Facebook LinkedIn Fantasy Bit League Presents | Disrupt SF 2014 Hackathon On stage this morning at the Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon , Fantasy Bit League pitched its creation: A way to wager bitcoin in your fantasy football league. As it turns out, betting on fantasy football is legal in ...

  • KnCMiner Raises $14 Million To Take Bitcoin Mining To The Moon

    techcrunch.com 04 Sep '14, 9pm

    Swedish maker of bitcoin miners, KnCMiner , has announced a $14 million Series A to help build out new mining chips along with hosted mining services. Founded by Sam Cole and Andreas Kenner, the company raised with GP Bullhound advising. Creandum led the round. “The funding will enabl...

  • KnCMiner Raises $14 Million To Take Bitcoin Mining To The Moon

    techcrunch.com 04 Sep '14, 9pm

    Swedish maker of bitcoin miners, KnCMiner , has announced a $14 million Series A to help build out new mining chips along with hosted mining services. Founded by Sam Cole and Andreas Kenner, the company raised with GP Bullhound advising. Creandum led the round. “The funding will enabl...

  • KKBOX announced that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC

    Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas

    techcrunch.com 28 Aug '14, 6pm

    KKBOX , a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). KKBOX co-founder a...

  • Korean Bitcoin Exchange Korbit Raises $3M Series A

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 9pm

    Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital, with participation from BAM Ventures, and returning investors Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Tim Draper, Pietro Dova, and Strong Ventures. The startup told TechCrun...

  • Korean Bitcoin Exchange Korbit Raises $3M Series A

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 9pm

    Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital, with participation from BAM Ventures, and returning investors Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Tim Draper, Pietro Dova, and Strong Ventures. The startup told TechCrun...

  • Korean Bitcoin Exchange Korbit Raises $3M Series A

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 9pm

    Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital, with participation from BAM Ventures, and returning investors Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Tim Draper, Pietro Dova, and Strong Ventures. The startup told TechCrun...

  • Gold Dealer Drops Credit Card Payments For Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 6pm

    The world of gold bullion sales is often peopled by the odd and interesting. Joseph Castillo is one of the latter. The owner of Agora Commodities , his company now only accepts Bitcoin for online sales, a move that has reduced fraud and improved his service. Castillo talked to Coindes...

  • Gold Dealer Drops Credit Card Payments For Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 6pm

    The world of gold bullion sales is often peopled by the odd and interesting. Joseph Castillo is one of the latter. The owner of Agora Commodities , his company now only accepts Bitcoin for online sales, a move that has reduced fraud and improved his service. Castillo talked to Coindes...

  • Gold Dealer Drops Credit Card Payments For Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 6pm

    The world of gold bullion sales is often peopled by the odd and interesting. Joseph Castillo is one of the latter. The owner of Agora Commodities , his company now only accepts Bitcoin for online sales, a move that has reduced fraud and improved his service. Castillo talked to Coindes...

  • LibraTax Looks To Solve Bitcoin Tax Accounting-Related Woes

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 9am

    With new IRS guidance on taxing crypto-currency trading, it can be a bit complicated for Bitcoin enthusiasts to figure out how much capital gains and income tax they owe. Losses and gains are subject to a capital gains tax, which means you have to remember Bitcoin’s valuation at the p...

  • LibraTax Looks To Solve Bitcoin Tax Accounting-Related Woes

    techcrunch.com 25 Aug '14, 9am

    With new IRS guidance on taxing crypto-currency trading, it can be a bit complicated for Bitcoin enthusiasts to figure out how much capital gains and income tax they owe. Losses and gains are subject to a capital gains tax, which means you have to remember Bitcoin’s valuation at the p...

  • San Francisco Open Exchange Aims To Be The E-Trade Of Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 23 Aug '14, 3pm

    Y Combinator-backed startup San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX) is an online trading platform that helps people find the best bitcoin prices at various exchanges. In other words, it would like to help you buy, sell and invest in bitcoin exchanges kinda like and investor buys and sells ...

  • San Francisco Open Exchange Aims To Be The E-Trade Of Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 23 Aug '14, 3pm

    Y Combinator-backed startup San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX) is an online trading platform that helps people find the best bitcoin prices at various exchanges. In other words, it would like to help you buy, sell and invest in bitcoin exchanges kinda like and investor buys and sells ...