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Bitcoin News Roundup – 31 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The “Silk Road saga” is over, the founder of illegal online market Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. US District Judge Katherine Forrest was not convinced that Silk Road was created “out of youthful naïveté.” On the top of the prison sentence, Ulbricht has to ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 24 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The New York Stock Exchange favors the bitcoin, seeking to launch a bitcoin pricing index. As Seth Fiegerman of Mashable reports, following Bloomberg, Google and NASDAQ, the NYSE aims to introduce a leading bitcoin valuation system, providing investors with price information. Tom Farley, NYSE president states that “We are now ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 16 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Euro Banking Association (EBA) considers that the blockchain technology could make banking more efficient.As Evander Smart of CryptoCoins News reports, although the EBA considers that lot of steps should be taken until the bitcoin is regulated, still there is potential for leveraging the financial industry in the blockchain technology. ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 9 May2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The Winklevoss twins are strong supporters of the bitcoin and have shared their ideas about the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the recent NY TechCrunch Disrupt. As Sarah Jenn of NewsBtc writes, following their efforts on the first fully regulated bitcoin exchange (Gemini) and the newly-launched ETF that trades in the NASDAQ ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 3 May 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Ross Ulbricht’s request for retrial is denied. As Andy Greenberg of The Wired reports, Judge Katherine Forrest denied Ulbricht’s defense request for a retrial based on an alleged violation of Ulbricht’s fourth amendment privacy rights due to “warrantless investigative attempts to identify the Silk Road server and insufficient time to ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 25 Apr.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. A New Jersey policeman is charged with receiving embezzled property after allegedly selling stolen cryptocurrency apparatus. As Emily Spaven of CoinDesk reports,Vincent Saggese of Plainfield Police Department has met with an undercover investigator of Somerset Prosecutor’s Office to negotiate the sale of bitcoin mining equipment. Saggese has allegedly accepted $250 ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 18 Apr. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. British authorities are in favor of the digital currency in view of upgrading the current financial system. As Sarah Jenn of NewsBtc writes, in spite of the UK government’s intention to regulate the bitcoin, there are bitcoin devotees, who would love to see London becoming a bitcoin hub. In this ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 12 Apr.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Cavirtex, the Canadian virtual exchange that ceased operations in March due to compromised security information, is expected to re-launch operations following Coinsetter acquisition. As Yessi Bello Perez of Coin Desk writes, Coinsetter, the New York City-based bitcoin exchange, acquired Cavirtex following a negotiated agreement with its voting shareholders. The new ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 4 Apr 2015

UBS Bank’s Bitcoin Blockchain innovation lab in London Finextra reported plans by UBS to launch an innovation lab in London’s Canary Wharf fintech accelerator. The lab, to be set up at Level39, is a break away from purely in house innovation strategies. UBS admits the present environment is ripe for Fintech innovation; the Blockchain represents this shift. The Swiss lender ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Mar.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The British Banking Association (BBA) sees the bitcoin as a serious threat to the traditional banking system. Gola Yashu of NewsBtc reports that, according to the latest UK Treasury Report, Chancellor George Osborne highlighted the need to accelerate the efforts to control criminal activity with the use of digital currencies. ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Mar. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Will UK Bitcoin regulation get clearing banks on-board? Probably the most notable piece of positive bitcoin news, The UK government’s commitment to injecting $ 14.6 million into research on digital currencies. The announcement was made by the UK treasury right about the same time as the annual budget speech by ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Mar.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Ross Ulbricht asks for a re-trial and seeks for a violation of its Fourth Amendment rights by the government’s confiscation of the Silk Road servers. Kate Vinton of Forbes reports that defense lawyer Joshua Dratel claims that Ulbricht was convicted lacking “exculpatory material”, although the government has presented favorable material ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 7 Mar.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. DevCore v2 will be held in London on April 15th, sponsored by the Bitcoin Foundation. According to Inside Bitcoins, following the success of DevCore v1 in Boston in February, DevCore v2 reaches out to the European bitcoin community. CEO of Blockchain, Peter Smith, states that “With DevCore London, the Foundation ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22Feb. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Canadian bitcoin exchange Cavirtex ceases active operations, citing the “safety and security of customer funds”. According to Cavirtex, due to a potential compromise of the databases, the company will no longer offer trading, deposit and withdrawal services to its customers. Customer funds will be returned as “Cavirtex remains solvent and that ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 14Feb. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. The bitcoin may be banned in Hong Kong after the filing of more than 25 complaints over a Ponzi scheme involving bitcoins. Michelle Price and Lizzie Ko of Reuters report that lawmakers Leung Yiu-chung and James To, favor bitcoin ban as MyCoin, the Hong-Kong based online platform for bitcoin trading ... Read More »