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Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Microsoft partners with ConsensYs to launch blockchain-based enterprise solution. As Jemima Kelly of Reuters reports, the tech giant confirmed on Tuesday, November 10 the launch of a cloud-based blockchain platform to provide financial institutions with the tools to experiment with the decentralized ledger technology. The new platform will be available ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 8 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Santander launches blockchain challenge. As Nikhil Gupta of NewsBtc reports, via its fintech venture capital fund, Santander InnoVentures, Santander joins forces with OneVest investing and equity crowdfunding startup to launch a blockchain challenge. In detail, the bank is actively seeking for blockchain-based startups operating in mortgage processing, trade finance and ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 1Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web.  Microsoft and Consensys join forces for implementing Ethereum on Azure. As Ian Allison of International Business Timeswrites, Microsoft has signed a deal with Ethereum New York-based collective Consensys for the development of new Ethereum blockchain as an enterprise solution. The partnership aims to facilitate business customers everywhere to set up ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 25 Oct. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Virtual currencies could encourage terrorism financing. As Grace Caffyn of CoinDesk writes, a recently released report by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) entitled “Emerging Terrorist Financing Risks” considers the bitcoin as a potential threat for fueling terrorist financing. FATF notes that “digital currencies have attracted the attention of various ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 18Oct. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. George Kerevan of the Scottish National Party is a strong advocate of the bitcoin. As Yessi Bello Perez of Coin Desk writes, the Scottish MP, speaking at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, has urged his party to consider a trial of the ScotPound, a national digital currency that would coexist ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 11 Oct. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Gemini bitcoin exchange is live. As P.H Madore of CryptoCoins News writes, the Winklevoss Twins have announced in the company’s blog that their long-waited bitcoin exchange has officially opened its doors to institutional and retail investors on October 8th. Gemini offers the four pillars of business, product, security, licensing and ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 04 Oct.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Europol releases report on the bitcoin, stating it could become the go-currency for digital criminals in the EU. According to The Paypers, Europol’s Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment for 2015 focuses on criminal financing and how the cryptocurrency technology is used for criminal activity. Given that the bitcoin accounts for ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Sep. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Chief economist at The Bank of England (BoE) views the bitcoin as a replacement for cash. As Giulio Prisco of Bitcoin Magazine writes, BoE’s chief economist, Andrew G Haldane, stated that the U.K. government might issue a digital currency to mitigate the failure of central banks to stimulate economic growth, ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 19 Sep 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Nine leading investment banks join forces on a blockchain startup. As Justin O’Connell of CryptoCoins Newswrites, Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS, all partnered to integrate the blockchain technology into their services. The initiative aims to launch new industry ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 13 Sep. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Scotland should launch its own digital currency. According to a report released by The New Economics Foundation, Scotland has all the potential to introduce the “ScotPound” and capitalize on the benefits of a digital currency. The independent economic committee thinks that such a scheme would create a new field for ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 6 Sep. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. UBS envisions on making the virtual currency mainstream. According to Anna Irrera of The Wall Street Journal, the leading Swiss bank is working on a “prototype virtual currency” that it will hopefully be used asa “utility settlement coin”. Even if two financial institutions that use different platforms built on blockchain ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 30 Aug. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. U.S teenager has been arrested for facilitating ISIS with bitcoins. As Deepak Tiwari of Bitcoinistwrites, Ali Shukri Amin, 17 has been sentenced to 11.3 years in prison for funding ISIS. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Amin was arrested for providing advice to ISIS supporters as well as instructions ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 23 Aug. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. An American startup unifies Internet of Things with the blockchain technology. As Stacey Higginbotham of Fortune reports, Filament has raised $5million in a Series A funding round led by Bullpen Capital to leverage blockchain for IoT. Filament has built Tap, a rugged sensor package and technology network that allows its ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 16 Aug.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Following 2 years of analysis of the cryptocurrency technology and its impact on the financial services, PricewaterhouseCoopers issues “Money is no object: Understanding the evolving cryptocurrency market” report. As SaadAsad of 99bitcoins writes, PwC’s 17-page report identifies the key benefits of the cryptocurrency as well as the major players in ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 08 Aug.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web meXBT acquires CoinRepublic as part of its planned expansion inthe Asia-Pacific region. According to Joseph Young of Bitcoin Magazine, through the acquisition of Singapore-based CoinRepublic, the leading Mexican bitcoin exchange aims to capitalize on the established relationships with local banks and major financial institutions and expand its customer base. CoinRepublic’s ... Read More »