Another country joins China and Japan in cracking down on bitcoin exchanges

Another country joins China and Japan in cracking down on bitcoin exchanges

Following moves by China and Japan to regulate digital currencies, Australia is attempting to crackdown on money laundering and terrorism financing with plans to regulate bitcoin exchanges. Hon Hai Precision… Read more »

Lightning Bank Ledgers? Bitfury and Ripple Demo New Twist on Bitcoin Tech

Lightning Bank Ledgers? Bitfury and Ripple Demo New Twist on Bitcoin Tech

Bitcoin’s much-anticipated Lightning Network is now compatible with seven different payment networks. Today, blockchain infrastructure firm Bitfury and payments network provider Ripple are releasing new code that makes it possible to conduct Lightning-style… Read more »

Coinbase Awarded Patent for Bitcoin Security Concept

Coinbase Awarded Patent for Bitcoin Security Concept

Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has been awarded a new patent related to private key security, public records show. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published the patent yesterday, entitled… Read more »

Bitcoin Prices Reach New All-Time High of Over $4,500

Bitcoin Prices Reach New All-Time High of Over $4,500

[Updated] Following two days of near sideways trading, bitcoin prices have once again reached record levels. Since setting its most recent all-time high of $4,483 on August 15, prices have fluctuated in… Read more »

Australia Takes Aim at Cryptocurrencies With New Money Laundering Bill

Australia Takes Aim at Cryptocurrencies With New Money Laundering Bill

Australia is moving to introduce a new bill that would extend the country’s anti-money laundering rules to cover domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. In a statement this morning, the Ministry of Justice announced that the… Read more »

Bitcoin Prices Reach New All-Time High of $4,491

Bitcoin Prices Reach New All-Time High of $4,491

Following two days of near sideways trading, bitcoin prices have once again reached record levels. Since setting its most recent all-time high of $4,483 on August 15, prices have fluctuated in the… Read more »

Anonymous Email Service ProtonMail Adds Bitcoin Payment Option

Anonymous Email Service ProtonMail Adds Bitcoin Payment Option

ProtonMail has revealed it is adding bitcoin as an official payment option and that other cryptocurrencies may soon follow. The service, founded by a group of CERN scientists, has unofficially… Read more »

$80,000 Up for Grabs: Zcash Foundation to Launch Grant Initiative

$80,000 Up for Grabs: Zcash Foundation to Launch Grant Initiative

The non-profit overseeing development of the zcash blockchain is offering $80,000 in new grants to innovators and technologists who can help advance the platform. In a blog post to be issued… Read more »

ASX Calls for Review of Distributed Ledger Settlement Platform

ASX Calls for Review of Distributed Ledger Settlement Platform

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will soon have to decide if it’s going to become the first global stock exchange with a distributed ledger settlement system, or if it will… Read more »

Investor Naval Ravikant Wants to Disrupt Twitter With Blockchain 'XPRIZE'

Investor Naval Ravikant Wants to Disrupt Twitter With Blockchain 'XPRIZE'

An early investor in Twitter wants to see a blockchain alternative to the microblogging service. Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, would like to see a Twitter-look-alike with no central… Read more »

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