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Drugs and dosh: The new untraceable money

Drugs and dosh: The new untraceable money

JESS MCALLEN Last updated 05:00, May 10 2015 Chris Skelton / Fairfax NZ Craig MacGregor has developed what he claims to be the first truly anonymous crypto-currency. In 2008 Craig MacGregor… Read more »

Suril Desai: ‘If the Industry Does It Right, Not Much Regulation Should Be Needed’

Suril Desai: ‘If the Industry Does It Right, Not Much Regulation Should Be Needed’

“We’re fighting a cyber war for Bitcoin.” — Suril Desai Suril Desai is an analyst at Nishith Desai Associates, one among a handful of law firms in India trying to… Read more »

Bitcoin not biting for Canberra commuters on ACTION buses

Bitcoin not biting for Canberra commuters on ACTION buses

Canberra’s first two-way bitcoin ATM in the Canberra Centre. Photo: Jamila Toderas A failure by Canberra commuters to embrace alternative currency bitcoin has prompted the withdrawal of the payment option  for an app for ACTION… Read more »

Demo Day Recap: 5 Boost VC Bitcoin Startups on the Rise

Demo Day Recap: 5 Boost VC Bitcoin Startups on the Rise

Featuring 25 startups, 22 of which are focused on bitcoin or its open ledger, the blockchain, Boost VC’s Tribe 5 Demo Day showcased a flurry of early-stage companies, all bidding… Read more »

Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State

Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State

New York state’s top financial regulator has granted the first license to a Bitcoin exchange, allowing it to open legally to customers across the country. The exchange, itBit, said Thursday… Read more »

Zynga beats analysts’ expectations in terms of Q1 bookings

Zynga beats analysts’ expectations in terms of Q1 bookings

San Francisco-based social gaming giant Zynga enjoyed higher-than-expected bookings of $167.4 million for the first quarter as ‘Words With Friends’ lured more gamers, the company announced. Analysts had predicted bookings… Read more »

Financial services giant USAA to study use of bitcoin technology

Financial services giant USAA to study use of bitcoin technology

Financial-services firm USAA is studying the underlying technology behind virtual currency bitcoin to help make its operations more efficient. USAA managing director of corporate development Alex Marquez said the firm… Read more »

itBit can now openly deal in bitcoins

itBit can now openly deal in bitcoins

Bitcoin exchange itBit can now openly deal in the controversial digital currency as New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted it the required license. With the license,… Read more »

USAA Creates Research Team to Study Use of Bitcoin Technology

USAA Creates Research Team to Study Use of Bitcoin Technology

USAA, a San Antonio, Texas-based financial institution serving current and former members of the military, is studying the underlying technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin to help make its operations… Read more »

Gadget Ogling: Virtual Sensations, Radio-Wave Charges and a Bitcoin Keeper

Gadget Ogling: Virtual Sensations, Radio-Wave Charges and a Bitcoin Keeper

Hello, and welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the first-look gadget column with more style than any of the Met Gala’s attendees. Except maybe Beyoncé. And all the other invitees…. Read more »

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