Tagged: bitcoin

Square Now Letting Some Users Buy & Sell Bitcoin Through Cash Mobile App

Financial service company Square is reportedly now testing out bitcoin on some of its Cash mobile app users. The new feature will allow users to buy and sell the cryptocurrency through the app.  The Square Cash App claims to be the simplest way to pay… Read More

Investoo Group Nabs Crypto Investor Resource Bitcoinmag.de

Investoo Group has acquired Bitcoinmag.de, expanding its reach into the DACH cryptocurrency market. The German language site Bitcoinmag.de is a resource for crypto investors, providing purchase and price information, and allowing visitors to compare exchanges and platforms. The site will sit alongside an existing portfolio of… Read More

CME Launches Bitcoin Futures, People Rush In

Alistair Milne, a crypto guru who runs the Altana Digital Currency Fund, put together a google doc that indicates robust interest in cryptocurrency following the announcement by the CME Group it would launch Bitcoin Futures in Q4 of 2017. The CME Group, the largest derivatives… Read More

Bitcoin & Digital Currency Conference CoinAgenda Global Announces Startup Competition Winners

Organizers of the bitcoin and digital currency investor conference, Coinagenda, announced on Wednesdays the winners of this year’s startup competition. The event included more than 40 contestants, many of which are currently preparing to launch ICOs.  Coinagenda is described as a new conference that combines the… Read More

CME Group Will Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q4

The CME Group has announced the launch of Bitcoin Futures, an event that should drive both liquidity and overall acceptance higher for the popular cryptocurrency. The launch is pending all regulatory requirements but expectations are this is a lock. This comes at a time when… Read More

Seasoned Investor Jeffrey Wernick Joins Qtum Advisory Board

Potential Unicorn Qtum, a blockchain application platform that combines the advantages of Bitcoin Core, an Account Abstraction Layer allowing for multiple virtual machines, and a proof-of-stake consensus protocol aimed at tackling industry use cases, has added veteran investor Jeffrey Wernick to its advisory board. Warwick’s… Read More

Ben Bernanke Thinks Bitcoin will Fail

Ben Bernanke, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve who toughed it out during the Great Recession, doesn’t thing too much about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. Speaking to a standing room only audience at the Ripple Swell conference in Toronto this week, Bernanke was… Read More

SinglePoint, a Bitcoin Based Payment Solution for Cannabis Industry, Receives $1.4 Million in Funding

United American Healthcare Corporation (OTC:UAHC), via their subsidiary UAHC Ventures, LLC, has invested $600,000 with SinglePoint, (OTC:SING) through the purchase of a Secured Promissory Note and Warrant. The $600,000 is part of a larger $1.4 million funding round that may move up to $4 million in… Read More

Ponzi Scheme: SEC Posts Final Judgement Against Bitcoin Mining Company Gaw Miners & ZenMiner

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its final judgement against Homero Joshua Garza and his two Bitcoin mining companies GAW Miners and ZenMiner. Garza is liable for $9.182 million for restitution and pre-judgement interest of $742,774. This ends the litigation against Garza with his… Read More

Goldmoney Adds Bitcoin & Ethereum to Holdings Platform

Canada fintech firm and direct online access to securely vaulted and insured precious metals, Goldmoney, Inc. (TSX: XAU), announced on Thursday the addition of vaulted Bitcoin and Ethereum as secure and fully-reserved offline investable assets within the Goldmoney Holding. This will allow qualified clients to buy, sell, and exchange cryptocurrencies… Read More

Dr. Garrick Hileman on ICOs, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their first benchmarking report on the emerging global Blockchain market. Earlier this year, CCAF published a benchmarking report on the global cryptocurrency markets.  CCAF has established themselves as the leading research in the alternative finance… Read More

British Columbia Securities Commission Grants First Bitcoin Investment Fund Manager Registration

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has announced the first registration of an investment fund manager in Canada solely dedicated to cryptocurrency investments. The approval by the BCSC was described as a landmark event. The BCSC granted First Block Capital Inc. registration as an investment… Read More

Payza’s Cryptocurrency Address Manager Now Live: Bitcoin Management Made Easy

Payza, the Montreal-based payments technology company, has introduced a new cryptocurrency feature, Cryptocurrency Address Manager. This new feature enables Payza members to generate and manage cryptocurrency addresses from within their Payza accounts. With this launch, Payza members will be able to generate their own Bitcoin… Read More

Questions Arise on Bankera Initial Coin Offering as BitcoinTalk Forum Levels Serious Accusations

Following the announcement of Bankera’s forthcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO), a reader pointed out a discussion taking place on BitcoinTalk that is making serious accusations against the ICO and its founders. Several users on the forum have alleged that Bankera co-founder, Vytautas Karalevičius, is a scammer…. Read More

Loylogic & Coinify Team Up to Offer Loyalty Currency Conversion into Cryptocurrency

On Thursday, Loylogic Inc., an e-commerce and e-payment solutions for loyalty programs, and Coinify ApS, a blockchain payment service provider, announced they have formed a strategic and innovative global partnership for a new loyalty currency conversion. According to the duo,  the new feature continues to offer millions… Read More

What’s Next For Token Sales & ICOs After the SEC’s Recent Warnings

  Disclaimer: Although I am a securities attorney, I am not your securities attorney, so the following is in no way legal advice. If you are thinking about doing an ICO or token sale, I highly recommend talking to and hiring your own attorney. If you’ve been… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

Coinsource Announces Bitcoin ATM Installation in Oklahoma

Coinsource, a bitcoin ATM network, announced on Thursday its bitcoin ATM installation in Oklahoma State. The company’s new market entrance came in the wake of repeated resident requests for access to bitcoin in Oklahoma City, now the 27th most populous city in the country. The… Read More

Singapore Fintech Firm Trying to Make a Bitcoin Visa Card

TenX, a fintech firm based out of Singapore, is trying to bring cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ether, out of the digital world and into the real world through the creation of a pre-paid Visa card that will instantly convert cryptocoins into real spendable cash. Bitcoin… Read More

SEC Issues Investigative Report on ICOs. Cautions Investors that Issuers are Subject to Federal Securities Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative report today that may chill the booming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that has experienced hockey stick like growth in recent months.  The SEC cautioned market participants that sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are… Read More