21 April 2014

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Jane AdamsConsult Hyperion - Guildford

A cryptocurrency for Scotland

02 April 2014  |  865 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 man. However last week I did actually learn something interesting from the comments to a Guardian article about Bitcoin. In common with countries suc...

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Mark CourtneyGBGroup - Chester

Will the penny drop? Lack of security inhibiting Bitcoin

13 March 2014  |  2096 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 safety of Bitcoin and the Chinese government recently announced a ban on payment companies clearing the digital currency. While the news out of New Yor...

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Jeanne CapachinCapachin Research - Norfolk

Bitcoin, Currency, and the Elements of Trust

25 February 2014  |  882 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  |  907 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  |  2799 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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Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

THE MISSING BIT IN BITCOIN

26 January 2014  |  2475 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Why Bitcoin is not a currency and why can't it be one just yet? It's because a currency is more than a medium of exchange. A currency represents a value (in equivalent labour or means of subsistence) ...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Of Bitcoin ATMs and regulation in Asia

09 January 2014  |  1101 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over the past week, Robocoin Technologies announced they were expanding their Bitcoin ATM offering into Asia with planned ATM installs in Taiwan and Hong Kong. If you're not familiar with the Bitcoin...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Coinye West: Bitcoin's first celeb branded currency?

03 January 2014  |  1318 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Just when you thought the world of Bitcoin might be sobering up for January like the rest of us, comes the news that rapper Kanje West is being celebrated with his own Bitcoin issue - to be known as C...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Bitcoin in China: so where are we now?

23 December 2013  |  1561 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It sounds trite if you’ve read my other posts on Bitcoin in China, but ‘wow! What a week it has been for Bitcoin in China’. With the PBOC effectively cutting off (legal) funding of accounts on exchang...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Is PayPal talking to a lighthouse?

12 December 2013  |  2052 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Aircraft carrier is an awesome sight: it's huge, full of energy, impressive in all respects. It's worth a lot of money too. However, when you see an aircraft carrier on the horizon heading towards you...

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