Tagged: bitcoin

Ethereum Quickly Catching Up to Bitcoin’s Transaction Volume

According to an article published on Trustnodes today, Ethereum is now handling almost half the transaction volume of Bitcoin. That might not sound impressive but you have to consider the fact that Ethereum launched less than 2 years ago whereas Bitcoin is over 9 years old…. Read More

Instantly Delivered: eWallet Provider Payza Introduces New Bitcoin Options

Payza, a global mobile payment platform, announced that it had become one of the first eWallet providers to treat Bitcoin like any fiat currency. Members can now hold their bitcoins directly in their Payza eWallets, no longer needing a separate Bitcoin Wallet to perform Bitcoin… Read More

Global Cryptocurrency Crowdfunding Platform FundYourselfNow Announces First Quarter 2018 Launch

FundYourselfNow, a global cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform, announced earlier this week it is set to launch in the first quarter of 2018. The funding portal revealed: “The year 2016 saw over $200 million worth of cryptocurrency investments raised though the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) process. But… Read More

Bitcoin Lending Platform Bitbond Secures €5 Million Debt Commitment From Obotritia Capital

Just a few months after securing $1.2 million in equity capital to continue global expansion of its SME lending, Bitbond announced it received a €5 million debt commitment from German commercial real estate firm, Obotritia Capital. As previously reported, Bitbond received a regulatory license by German… Read More

Is the Initial Coin Offering Market at Risk of Becoming a Bubble?

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been making headlines lately. Just last week, news broke that Gnosis sold out of its offering in under 10 minutes raising over $12 million and putting its valuation at over $300 million. Yesterday, Cryptocoins News reported that since Gnosis’ ICO last week… Read More

Bitcoin Alternative Dash Collaborates With Coinapult to Launch Gateway for Regulated Crypto to Fiat Conversion

Dash, an alternative to bitcoin company, announced on Wednesday it is now live on the Panamanian-based broker and wallet Coinapult. The collaboration will allow individuals and businesses to easily and instantly buy and sell the digital asset against 20 national currencies. According to Dash, Coinapult’s partnership… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiaomi Opens Xiaomi Lending to Android Users On April 11, Xiaomi Corp., China’s leading mobile phone maker, launched the mobile application Xiaomi Lending in Android market, signaling a strong ambition to expand in the country’s booming Internet Finance sector. When Xiaomi Lending was first launched… Read More

New Law in Japan Officially Recognizes Bitcoin

Only a few weeks since the SEC denied two separate bitcoin ETF applications, there may be some good news coming out of Japan for supporters of Bitcoin. On April 1, a new law went into effect in Japan allowing for the country’s first officially recognized… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes First Global Cryptocurrency Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its first study on digital currencies, its usage and the emerging ecosystem supporting the new type of currency. As the report explains, “the world of money and finance is transforming before our eyes.” The “Global Cryptocurrency… Read More

Bitcoin & Blockchain Exchange ShapeShift Secures $10.4 Million During Series A Funding Round

ShapeShift AG, an instant exchange for Bitcoin digital currency and other blockchain assets, announced on Tuesday it secured $10.4 million Series A funding round, which was led by Berlin-based Earlybird with participants from Lakestar, Access Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, and Blockchain Capital. The company, which was founded… Read More

Why Your Initial Coin Offering Is Probably Regulated By Securities Law

It seems that at least once a week nowadays, I get a call asking whether an initial coin offering (ICO) is regulated at all, and the question came to a head at a recent Legal Hackers LA discussion on smart contracts by Daniel Rice. The… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Marketplace Remitano Expanding Globally

Vietnam-based peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace platform Remitano is continuing its global expansion into the English-speaking market. Remitano is already operating in the U.S., Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. Cryptocoins News reported that CEO and Co-Founder Dung Huynh who is also the company’s Lead Product… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced it had joined the R3 blockchain consortium. Through this partnership, SFC will test applications of blockchain on record and settlement of securities and futures trading with the… Read More

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation (Document)

The Bank of Canada is out with a paper that reviews the advent of digital currencies, IE Bitcoin, and how it may impact the more traditional type of fiat currency. Drawing a comparison to back in the day when private bank notes circulated alongside government issued… Read More

Philippines: Central Bank Will Regulate Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies

The central bank in the Philippines laid down regulations last week for virtual currencies, including bitcoin. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was prompted by the surge in the number of money transfers across borders.  More specifically, the financial body is looking to mitigate risks, such as… Read More

Banks, Startups and Trolls to Duke Over Blockchain?

Reports came out during the holiday season last year of banks quietly stocking up on blockchain patents.  Banks will compete with startups making the same moves.  They will also compete for patents with trolls who suppress innovation. The future of blockchain innovation depends on who… Read More

Jason Butcher Joins NCFA’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program

“Together we can create it all. Crowdfunding helps to bring us together,” stated Jason Butcher. The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) tapped Parallel Payments founder Jason Butcher to join its Association’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program. Crowdfunding Ambassadors, leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of an inclusive and broad-based crowdfunding industry… Read More

The Federal Reserve Publishes Report on Blockchain: “Could Reduce or Even Eliminate Operational & Financial Inefficiencies”

The Federal Reserve released a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain last week. The document reviews the potential and challenges for the new technology to disrupt and benefit financial services.  The Federal Reserve is correctly reviewing DLT – just as other central banks… Read More