Bitcoin, Online Payments and the Scourge of PayPal

Bitcoin, Online Payments and the Scourge of PayPal

Richard MacManus is the founder and former editor of ReadWriteWeb, a popular tech blog that was launched in 2003 and later acquired by SAY Media in 2011. He now publishes… Read more »

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Bitcoin Earns Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation

Bitcoin Earns Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation

When it comes to online payment standards, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is finding it difficult to engage the bitcoin community. “It’s proven easier to get a bank to… Read more »

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Bitcoin Earning Bad Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation

Bitcoin Earning Bad Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation

When it comes to online payment standards, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is finding it difficult to engage the bitcoin community. “It’s proven easier to get a bank to… Read more »

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Alaskan 'Judge' Wants Pope Francis to Endorse the Blockchain

Alaskan 'Judge' Wants Pope Francis to Endorse the Blockchain

An Alaskan conservative commentator and self-styled judge has called for the world to embrace blockchain technology. Anna von Reitz, who frequently writes about social justice and the US, argues that… Read more »

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Putin Advisor: Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Russia is a Crime

Putin Advisor: Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Russia is a Crime

An advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly spoken out about bitcoin, going as far to suggest that taking payments in the digital currency is a criminal act. Recently… Read more »

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UN Commission Calls On Caribbean to Become Digital Currency Hub

UN Commission Calls On Caribbean to Become Digital Currency Hub

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published a report examining digital currencies and how they can be used to address regional payments issues. Written with the aim… Read more »

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Private Retreat to Unite Bitcoin Execs for Scaling Debate

Private Retreat to Unite Bitcoin Execs for Scaling Debate

The invitation-only Satoshi Roundtable conference is set to convene for the second year in a row, this time at an undisclosed location in North America. To be held from 26th… Read more »

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Simplex Raises $7 Million for Credit Card Bitcoin Buying Service

Simplex Raises $7 Million for Credit Card Bitcoin Buying Service

An Israeli bitcoin startup focused on enabling bitcoin purchases with credit cards has closed a $7m Series A funding round. Backing Simplex are bitcoin mining firms Bitmain and Cumberland Mining, and FundersClub, a… Read more »

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Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin's Pressing Problem is Civil Law

Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin's Pressing Problem is Civil Law

Andrew “Drew” Hinkes is Counsel at Berger Singerman LLP, a business law firm in Florida. Hinkes represents companies and entrepreneurs in state and federal commercial litigation matters, representation of court-appointed… Read more »

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Chilean Bitcoin Exchange SurBTC Raises $300k

Chilean Bitcoin Exchange SurBTC Raises $300k

Chilean bitcoin exchange SurBTC has closed a $300,000 in seed funding. Digital Currency Group, Sauzalito Ventures, and Fernando Barros, founder of Chilean law firm Barros & Errazuriz, took part in… Read more »

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