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The process was “messy” but the results are in. The new board members for the Bitcoin Foundation are Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper with 63% and 60% approval respectively. Michael Perklin finished third with 52% approval followed by Bruce Fenton with 50%. Out of 595 confirmed voters, 440 votes were cast (74%). In order to be elected, candidates had to be approved by at least 50% of eligible voters. In the first round of voting, none of the 13 candidates met that 50% approval threshold, so a run-off election among the top 4 candidates was held. Olivier Janssens, a libertarian and voluntaryist, ran on a platform of decentralizing core development, bringing full transparency to the Foundation, and focusing on widespread […]
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:28 am
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 10:01 am
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 8:01 am
To Ƀ or not to ฿? That is the question posed by designer Melissa Volkmann, who wants bitcoin companies to rethink the industry's creative direction.
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 7:30 am
Bitcoin mining giant BitFury has announced it has completed the manufacturing of its previously announced 28nm ASIC chip.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:05 pm
Having recovered from the bad news fatigue that riddled the headlines last week, the mainstream media seems to have engaged in the bitcoin debate.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 11:40 am
A guest interview by Jeff Handler Silicon Valley has become a symbol of technological innovation and achievement in the digital age – a shining beacon of progress and “disruption.” It’s hard to find someone in the Bay Area who isn’t working on some app or technology that promises to change the world forever. As Bitcoin has grown from an obscure, niche technology embraced by a few small, highly technical circles into an actual (though still obscure) “industry,” it shouldn’t surprise anyone that San Francisco/Silicon Valley has become the de-facto go-to spot for American Bitcoin companies to set up shop. While the Bay Area is certainly a great spot for a Bitcoin start-up, I invite you to hop on the 101 […]
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 8:55 am
Australian bitcoin company Digital CC Ltd has published the results for its half-year period up to 31st December 2014, posting a net loss.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:54 am
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Bitcoin firm igot has expanded to Kenya following the acquisition of a local cryptocurrency exchange and integration with a mobile payments platform.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 5:34 am
A former executive director of Goldman Sachs in London has launched a bitcoin derivatives exchange called Crypto Facilities.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 1:50 pm
Crypto Facilities Ltd., a London-based broker founded by former Goldman Sachs Executive Director Timo Schlaefer, has announced the launch of its bitcoin derivatives trading platform. In financial jargon, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity, in this case the exchange value of bitcoin. Crypto Facilities trades financial products such as bitcoin options and futures, allowing users to “go long” and bet that the price of bitcoin will rise, or “go short” and bet the price will fall. The first derivative offered by Crypto Facilities is a forward contract – a contract to buy or to sell an asset at a specified future time at a price agreed upon today – on […]
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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 11:52 am
A two-day event that brought together representatives from the Commonwealth Secretariat has ended with the commission of a formal bitcoin report.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 11:15 am
CoinSpark has released a new version of its protocol that allows users to send private messages tied to bitcoin transactions.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:03 am
Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has announced that it will be amending its fees at the beginning of March.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:54 am
Prepaid bitcoin voucher service Bitupcard is now available at an additional 270 locations in Turkey, taking the total to 300.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:00 am
OKCoin says its 10m yuan bitcoin giveaway gained it "roughly half a million new users" over Chinese New Year.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 7:01 am
Coinsetter has launched Project High Line, a blockchain-based technology that aims to improve how trades across Wall Street are executed.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 4:17 am
The proposals were submitted to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors following its publication of a draft framework for bitcoin licensure.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 3:16 pm
CoinJar Swipe debit cards, which have been on trial since September, are now available for all customers in Australia for use at stores nationwide.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 2:00 pm
A new secure mobile payment solution for Android will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress, March 2 – 5 in Barcelona, Spain. The new payment app developed by Rivetz and other partners – an Android alternative to Apple Pay with Bitcoin support – will be available in the second quarter of 2015 and is compatible with over 350 million existing Android devices, including Samsung smartphones. Demonstrations on a Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphone will be held daily at the Samsung partner booth (Hall 8.1), Trustonic booth (Hall 7, Stand 7G81), and at the Intercede booth (Hall 7, Stand 7B81). “We are very pleased to be combining trusted computing technology with the innovations in Bitcoin and blockchain technology to offer consumers […]
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Posted on 25 February 2015 | 9:37 am
BitGo, a leader in Bitcoin security, announced Tuesday it had secured first-of-its-kind insurance coverage for bitcoin theft from the global, A-rated XL Group insurance companies. With this announcement, BitGo joins the list of industry leaders including Xapo and Coinbase that offer insurance for bitcoin stored using their services. All of BitGo’s paying customers are eligible for protection under the XL policy for up to $250,000 in covered theft claims, just by signing up for BitGo services. Customers can increase the amount of protection available to them for an annual fee. “We are proud to partner with XL Group and Innovation Insurance Group on this game-changing insurance product,” said Will O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of BitGo. “The entrance of an underwriter […]
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Posted on 25 February 2015 | 6:59 am
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German Bitcoin exchange bitcoin.de and Fidor Bank have announced a new “Bitcoin Express” option for Fidor Bank customers to buy and sell bitcoin instantly on the exchange. The new option addresses the delays involved in exchange transactions. Bitcoin exchanges like BitStamp, which are not licensed banks, must often wait hours or even days for a transaction to be cleared by an external bank. But because Fidor Bank is fully licensed, it is able to provide a direct interface to the mainstream banking system, eliminating transaction delays. As a result, holders of a “Fidor Smart Giro Account” are now able to purchase bitcoin directly from a bank account and receive bitcoin immediately after the purchase. They can also sell bitcoin to […]
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