techcrunch.com Archives - 16 September 2014, Tuesday

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '14, 3pm

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get t...

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '14, 2pm

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get t...

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '14, 2pm

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get t...

  • The Bitcoin-Litecoin Decoupling, Redux

    techcrunch.com 19 Aug '14, 12am

    The price of litecoin and bitcoin, two of the most prominent cryptocurrencies, once saw their prices go up and down in something approaching a consistent ratio. That’s to say that bitcoin was always worth far more than litecoin, but the two coins saw their value rise and fall roughly ...

  • The Bitcoin-Litecoin Decoupling, Redux

    techcrunch.com 19 Aug '14, 12am

    The price of litecoin and bitcoin, two of the most prominent cryptocurrencies, once saw their prices go up and down in something approaching a consistent ratio. That’s to say that bitcoin was always worth far more than litecoin, but the two coins saw their value rise and fall roughly ...

  • BlockTrail Secures Cash For Its Bitcoin Transactions Analysis Platform

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 2pm

    BlockTrail is a new platform for bitcoin analytics launched today by Amsterdam-based researchers BlockCorp . It’s secured €500,000 ($669,310) in funding from BlockCorp, which was set up by entrepreneur Boaz Bechar and VKontakte co-founder Lev Leviev. Competing with Blockchain.info and...

  • BlockTrail Secures Cash For Its Bitcoin Transactions Analysis Platform

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 2pm

    BlockTrail is a new platform for bitcoin analytics launched today by Amsterdam-based researchers BlockCorp . It’s secured €500,000 ($669,310) in funding from BlockCorp, which was set up by entrepreneur Boaz Bechar and VKontakte co-founder Lev Leviev. Competing with Blockchain.info and...

  • ChangeTip Wants To Kill Clickbait With Social Bitcoin Micropayments

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 12pm

    ChangeTip is hoping to drive mass adoption of micropayments on the web by using Bitcoin plus existing social networks as the medium to deliver feeless micro donations to content creators. Which means part of its mission is “to spell the end of clickbait “. And that’s something anyone ...

  • ChangeTip Wants To Kill Clickbait With Social Bitcoin Micropayments

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 12pm

    ChangeTip is hoping to drive mass adoption of micropayments on the web by using Bitcoin plus existing social networks as the medium to deliver feeless micro donations to content creators. Which means part of its mission is “to spell the end of clickbait “. And that’s something anyone ...