ChangeTip users can now withdraw bitcoin from the platform in the form of gift cards, thanks to an integration with Gyft this week.
Overstock’s crypto subsidiary tØ has acquired Wall Street firm SpeedRoute, a move CEO Joseph Cammarata termed a “quantum leap” for securities trading.
A new bitcoin micropayments tool has launched to take aim at the global freelance and on-demand services market.
FinCEN has issued a new ruling applicable to US businesses seeking to tokenize commodities for blockchain-based trading.
Leading global credit card processing firm Visa will soon begin researching bitcoin and blockchain technology, according to a new report.
The European Securities and Markets Authority has published new submissions from a recent call for information on digital currencies.
Eris COO Preston Byrne talks misconceptions about his firm, which is among the more notable to claim the blockchain can exitst without bitcoin.
Diamonds are forever, and now a new startup – Everledger – is making a case that diamonds are for ledgers.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police is reportedly pursuing fraud charges against Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles.
Bitcoin exchange itBit is hosting a private gathering of financial professionals in New York on Monday.
Last month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded bitcoin startup Bitsoko $100,000 to help troubleshoot Africa’s mobile money systems.
An Australian cryptocurrency firm is facing fresh delays on its road to debuting on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Two operators of Coin.mx were arrested today and charged with unlawful money transmission and money laundering.
What impact, if any, would a UK encryption ban have on bitcoin businesses? A few company representatives have spoken out about the government’s plans.
Bitcoin wallet provider Airbitz has raised $450,000 from new industry-focused VC firm Block26.
Emerging markets-focused bitcoin services provider BitX has launched services in Nigeria.
CoinDesk speaks with Ascribe CTO Trent McConaghy, who co-founded a startup behind a blockchain-powered IP ownership platform.
Romanian mobile payments provider Netopia mobilPay is now backing a proposal to leverage microSD cards to conduct offline bitcoin transactions.
Bitso has closed a seed funding round led by the Barry Silbert-backed investment fund Bitcoin Opportunity Corp.
A startup that uses the bitcoin blockchain to digitally establish ownership of art and other creative works has raised $2m in seed funding.
Bryan Micon, former operator of bitcoin poker website Seals with Clubs, is set to face a Nevada judge this week.
San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Kraken has launched a new dark pool for bitcoin trades.
Taiwanese startup Maicoin has launched a system that lets users buy bitcoin at 10,000 convenience stores in the territory.
Blockstream has announced the release of the first open source code for sidechains, its signature project aimed at bitcoin scalability issues.
Stellar has entered a legal battle over roughly $1m in disputed funds that continues between Ripple Labs and former exec Jed McCaleb.
A business in Southern California was the target of a police crackdown last month in connection with alleged gambling tied to an alternative cryptocurrency.
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 for coveted investor interest.
As stated by event emcee and Boost VC CEO Adam Draper, this particular demo day promised more bitcoin startups on one stage “than there have ever been in history”, meaning the task of standing out, and making progress on funding goals, was no small feat for those involved.
In a 3rd May blog post, Melotic indicated that the cost of operating its platform had become prohibitive. The exchange, which hosts a number of altcoins and decentralized app (dapp) tokens, appears to have fallen victim to low trading volumes.
According to the post, users will have until 15th May to withdraw their balances, and deposits. After 15th May, the exchange will be shut off.
One of the largest players in bitcoin has warned fledging startups to remain vigilant on regulatory compliance issues.
Coinbase‘s associate counsel Sarah Hody urged entrepreneurs to follow the firm’s “proactive” stance in front of a packed audience at bitcoin developer meetup in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
Hody, who worked at several different law firms prior to joining the cryptocurrency space, noted that a number of other sectors, including food services and the automotive industry, have regulatory bodies that ensure consumer protection.
Bitcoin exchange CEX.IO has expanded its operations to the US enabling customers in 23 states to deposit and withdraw fiat currency.
Citing Coinbase as its main competitor stateside, Helga Danova, chief editor at CEX.IO said that she was confident that they could become a “great alternative for US citizens and broaden the possibilities of buying bitcoin and trading other cryptocurrencies.”
The US launch comes amid a continued pivot away from mining services. The company halted its cloud mining operations in January citing bitcoin’s declining price as a motivating factor.