30 July 2014

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

China Bitcoin Exchanges 2.0

24 July 2014  |  1483 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Seven months after the PBOC's crackdown on bitcoin exchanges in China and we're seeing a resurgence in talk about what Chinese bitcoin exchanges are doing and where they are going. While accusations of falsifying trading data and questions about bitcoin's future in China still abound, China's bitcoin exchanges want to move on and forget the past,...

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Mark CourtneyGBGroup - Chester

Bitcoin could reap many rewards from regulation

27 June 2014  |  4482 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Earlier this month the Dutch central bank DNB issue a warning to banks across the country about the potential pitfalls of dealing with Bitcoin-related businesses. The issues raised are regularly expressed, with DNB’s concerns founded on the integrity risks posed to banks that involve themselves with Bitcoin and the problems associated with anonym...

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Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Is Bitcoin mo' money or no money?

29 May 2014  |  1165 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Last month the Bank of England wrote an in-depth explanation of money, in which it explained why Bitcoin is more like a commodity - e.g. gold - than a currency. Basically it isn’t popular enough. Yet....

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Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Bitcoin: underperforming on trust

20 May 2014  |  1084 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

For me, last week was all about innovation and Bitcoin with Amsterdam hosting several large events on the crypto currency. This got me thinking about what makes new payment methods successful or not....

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Otmane EL RHAZICiti - London

Zero-fee currency banking - Bitcoin digital banking

16 May 2014  |  917 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Bitcoin world just noticed the awake of the start-up Circle. A bitcoin currency service that was founded in 2013. Circle has emerged today with the launch of bank-like services that will propel the cr...

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Jane AdamsCurrently looking for a job - Edinburgh

A cryptocurrency for Scotland

02 April 2014  |  1002 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I rarely recommend reading the reader comments at the Guardian Online (or indeed any other newspaper site) unless you need a fast cure for low blood pressure or get a kick out despising your fellow ma...

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Mark CourtneyGBGroup - Chester

Will the penny drop? Lack of security inhibiting Bitcoin

13 March 2014  |  2577 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

New York’s financial regulator has today called on companies to submit proposals to regulate Bitcoin and other digital currencies. This follows news that the EU has recently issued warnings on the saf...

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Jeanne CapachinCapachin Research - Norfolk MA

Bitcoin, Currency, and the Elements of Trust

25 February 2014  |  1005 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Bitcoin in particular, and crypto-currency, in general are coming under scrutiny by regulators in the US, Israel, and other jurisdictions in 2014. To provide some context, I thought I’d share some of ...

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Bitcoin may need to shed its world of intrigue to grow more

31 January 2014  |  1120 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Bitcoin enthusiasts were buzzing about the arrest of a high-profile promoter of the digital currency at Monday night's weekly Bitcoin trading session in Manhattan's financial district. Charlie Shrem'...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Bitcoin vs real life

29 January 2014  |  3157 views  |  6  |  Recommends 2

Heated polar debates over Bitcoin are in full swing. Even the banking community, let alone non-fin companies, are divided in their opinion. With over 80 (!) competitors and wannabes, Bitcoin is not ...

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