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Bitcoin value tops gold for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:16:15 AM
. A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time. ...
Mark Carney: internet-only lenders pose risk to UK financial system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:24:20 PM
....The UK is expected to become a global leader in online lending, putting pressure on the Bank to adopt regulations that protect customers without stifling a still young industry. Bitcoin is the best known digital currency, but swings in its value have undermined consumer confidence and limited its growth. ...
China crackdown sends Bitcoin sliding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:04:34 AM
. Chinese spot checks on Bitcoin trading have hit the digital currency's value. ...
Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:52:23 AM
. Digital currency Bitcoin has seen its value top $1,000 (£815) for the first time in three years after it ended as the best-performing currency of 2016. ...
Bitcoin tops $1,000 for first time in three years as 2017 trading begins image
. Bitcoin has started 2017 with a bang, with its value hitting a three-year high of more than $1,000 (£815). ...
Bitcoin enjoys end of year price surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:16:42 PM
. The value of the Bitcoin virtual currency has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900 (£730). ...
Get off my land! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:03:44 PM
.... But sometimes producers don't get paid when food companies think farmers haven't delivered what they promised. So Freshmarte for Provenance has developed a mobile app that enables food companies and farmers to operate digital smart contracts based on blockchain, the technology underpinning the Bitcoin digital currency. ...
Is bitcoin the answer if traditional investments are letting you down? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... Since then his stake has more than doubled. Bitcoin is a paperless, bankless, stateless currency which exists on computers, and carries with it a whiff of peril for investors. ...
Bitfinex users to share 36% of bitcoin losses after hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 01:06:07 PM
....The impact of the loss will now be shared across the site's users. One Bitcoin expert said the move to "socialise" losses had serious implications for digital currencies. ...

MPs reveal their summer books: Jeremy Corbyn reads study of Chernobyl, while Brexit minister picks The Beano
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....Meanwhile John McDonnell, the Labour shadow chancellor and Mr Corbyn’s closest political ally, appears to be preparing for government, according to his picks. A Better Politics: How Government Can Make Us Happier by Danny Dorling and Blockchain Revolution, a book about the digital currency Bitcoin, by Don and Alex Tapscott both make the list. ...
Kim Dotcom plans 2017 relaunch of Megaupload image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 10:36:39 AM
....He is also fighting attempts to extradite him to the US to face trial over his control of Megaupload. The tweets suggest that the new Megaupload service will involve the Bitcoin virtual currency. ...
Handy bank? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:08:54 PM
....Payments providers, peer-to-peer lenders, "robo advisers", trading platforms, and foreign exchange companies have all been catching investors' attention. For instance, global Bitcoin-based payment app Circle raised $60m (£45m) at the end of June in a cash-raising exercise led by Beijing-based venture capital company IDG Capital. ...
Welcome to a cashless future where retailers recognise our faces image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of June 2016 07:08:55 AM
....Credits has recently signed a deal with the UK government’s technology provider, Skyscape Cloud Services, to deliver blockchain-as-a-service to the UK public sector. Currently, blockchain is best known as the giant ledger system that records global Bitcoin transactions. ...
Zimbabwe’s trillion-dollar note: from worthless paper to hot investment image
. What’s been one of the best-performing investments of the past seven years? Shares in Facebook? London property? Bitcoin? Up there with the best, believe it or not, are Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar notes. ...
Bitcoin: Craig Wright promises new evidence to prove identity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 03:08:54 PM
....But for some of his original supporters, those discrepancies are already enough to prompt disavowals of Wright’s claims. Gavin Andresen, formerly the chief scientist at the currency’s guiding body, the Bitcoin Foundation, had been the most important backer of the man who would be Satoshi. ...
The battle over the future of bitcoin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 07:00:48 AM
....Related: Australian Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is a paperless, bank-less, state-less currency that allows people to pay directly for goods and services. ...
Australian Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto image
....Related: Who is Craig Wright and how likely is it that he's behind bitcoin?. His claim was backed up by Jon Matonis, one of the founding directors of the Bitcoin Foundation, who said he “had the opportunity to review the relevant data along three distinct lines: cryptographic, social, and technical”. ...
'Barclays shut my accounts and told me to go - no explanation' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 07:27:20 AM
.... . • Five ways you'll be 'sacked' by your bank - and it's getting worse • Banks 'dump' thousands of loyal customers • 'Barclays closed down my bank account after Bitcoin trade' . ...
Don’t use this crisis to ban cash and banknotes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 07:53:00 PM
.... . Criminals who wished to evade tax or engage in illegal activities would still be able to bypass the system: they would start using foreign currencies, precious metals or other commodities as a means of exchange and store of value, or turn to new, private digital monies a la Bitcoin. ...
€500 bills 'may be used by terrorists', EU warns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 11:52:12 AM
.... . The review will also examine the role of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, in allowing terrorists to move money despite anti-money laundering efforts to stop them. ...
Bitcoin and darknet are making it harder to track online child abuse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 12:07:06 PM
....However, the problem hasn’t gone away. The use of personal credit cards and bank accounts to pay for content is now rare, but the trade has simply moved to alternative digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, and other anonymous forms of payment. ...
The fintech revolution that promises to finish off the big bad banks for good image
.... Bank of England  Photo: PA. A recent report by Santander InnoVentures, the Spanish bank’s fintech investment fund, estimated that blockchain, the digital settlement technology that lies behind the virtual currency Bitcoin, could alone save lenders up to $20bn a year in settlement, regulatory and cross-border payment costs. ...
Is the Bitcoin experiment doomed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 01:23:28 PM
. A high-profile Bitcoin developer has said the crypto-currency has failed and he will no longer take part in its development. ...
Nasdaq makes first share trade using blockchain technology image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 11:36:16 AM
....  . Blockchain, the database technology used to power the Bitcoin online currency, logs each transfer of an asset in an ecrypted "block" that is added to a permanent, transparent chain showing every deal associated with that asset. ...
Argentina's peso dives as controls end image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 03:48:30 PM
.... . Argentines also found other creative ways to circumvent restrictions, from organised day-trips to neighbouring Uruguay to get US dollars from cash machines to Bitcoin trading. ...
Argentina to relax forex controls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 08:06:31 PM
.... . Argentines also found other creative ways to circumvent restrictions, from organised day-trips to neighbouring Uruguay to get US dollars from cash machines to Bitcoin trading. ...
Ex-Barclays chairman David Walker takes blockchain job image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 08:41:44 PM
....  . Its most famous use to date is with the digital currency Bitcoin, and Setl’s chief executive and founder, Anthony Culligan, also founded Roolo, a bitcoin trading site. ...
Sydney police raid 'Bitcoin founder' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 07:57:01 AM
. Australian police have raided the Sydney home and office of a man named by technology websites as the creator of the virtual currency Bitcoin. ...
Cash may no longer be king but notes and coins are here to stay, says Mark Carney image
. Cash will not be wiped out by Bitcoin in Britain, according to the Governor of the Bank of England, who said digital payments and currencies would complement banknotes and coins and not replace them. ...
Digital currency pays users to walk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 12:10:07 AM
....A digital crypto-currency has launched that is generated by human movement. Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers. ...
Europe plans crackdown on Bitcoin after Paris attacks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 04:12:48 PM
.... . Bitcoin allows users to transact anonymously  Photo: Jim Urquhart/ Reuters. ...
Bitcoin battered by Jamie Dimon and Christine Lagarde image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 08:31:31 PM
. Two of the biggest names in global finance have attacked virtual currencies, claiming that services such as Bitcoin will never be widely used. ...
'Light touch' Bitcoin regulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 12:49:14 PM
....John Harris from the Jersey Financial Services Commission said they would not have to pay a fee or face tougher regulation until they had an annual turnover of £150,000. Robbie Andrews, who founded a group to campaign for Bitcoin regulation, said there were already companies waiting to move to Jersey. ...
Bitcoin is tax-free, European court rules image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 04:03:59 PM
. Europe's highest court has declared that Bitcoin is exempt from VAT, giving a huge boost to its potential as a rival to established currencies. ...
Online giants work on gold standard for internet shopping image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 05:00:10 AM
.... . “For the best chance of success, we will work with emerging payments such as the mobile payments being used in Africa and Bitcoin,” said Mr Telford-Reed. ...
US agent jailed for Bitcoin theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:34:25 PM
.... . Silk Road allowed its users to buy and sell illicit good including drugs and weapons anonymously using Bitcoin. ...
Turnbull's financial system changes: how they affect you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:19:23 AM
.... Labor said it had already indicated it would support urgent passage of such legislation but the Coalition kept “re-announcing” the plans. The government is also planning to clarify regulatory powers for new payment systems, such as the digital currency Bitcoin and others systems as they emerge. ...
£1984: does a cashless economy make for a surveillance state? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 02:52:42 PM
....These make people concerned. One reason to value cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is that they are the only way to do electronic transactions without commercial banks acting as intermediaries. ...
Greece’s real tragedy is that it’s just the second act in a ‘crisis trilogy’ threatening the rest of the world image
.... So Haldane believes it may eventually have to think much more radically – perhaps even levying a negative interest rate. He says that this might be made possible if central banks could harness similar technology to that used in the virtual currency Bitcoin. ...
Negative interest rates could be necessary to protect UK economy, says Bank of England chief economist image
.... This could slow, rather than boost, the economy. It would be possible to get around the problem of hoarding by abolishing cash, Mr Haldane said, adding: "What I think is now reasonably clear is that the payment technology embodied in [digital currency] Bitcoin has real potential. ...
Founder of Bitcoin exchange MtGox charged with embezzlement image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 02:49:36 PM
. Japanese prosecutors have charged the head of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox with embezzlement, amid fraud allegations over the disappearance of hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars-worth of the virtual currency. ...
Bitcoin chief charged in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 02:32:59 PM
. The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange - has been formally charged by prosecutors in Japan with embezzlement amid an investigation into losses of nearly $400m. ...
Barclays tipped as first bank to accept virtual money Bitcoin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 05:24:00 PM
.... And the financial giant is also helping a charity look at how the technology can be used. At the moment British banks aren't allowed to accept or deal in Bitcoin as it is unauthorised. ...
Ashley Madison boss emails examined image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 11:28:08 AM
.... . Indeed, security blogger Brian Krebs reported last week that spam emails demanding Bitcoin payments were targeting email addresses found in the Ashley Madison data. ...
Bitcoin could split, say developers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:24:33 PM
....A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. ...
....In the past few days alone, two fintech lending businesses, Seedrs and Iwoca, have raised close to £20m between them. The sector spans everything from money transfer and payments businesses to alternative finance and from Bitcoin pioneers to innovators in big data and analytics. ...
Cannabis smokers in California can soon pay for pot using Bitcoin and get it delivered by drone image
....A start-up is awaiting regulatory approval in California to take pot smoking to the next level. Trees delivery has put together a service that allows smokers to order marijuana it their laptop without speaking to anyone, pay for it with Bitcoin and receive it by drone. ...
Executive arrested over disappearance of $390 million in Bitcoins image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:46:20 AM
. Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed MtGox Bitcoin exchange, over the disappearance of about $390 (£250 million) worth of the virtual currency, local media said. ...
Bitcoin chief arrested in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:34:07 AM
....That total amounts to about 7% of all the bitcoins in existence. Bitcoin is a virtual currency built around a complicated cryptographic protocol and a global network of computers that oversees and verifies which coins have been spent by whom. ...
Ex-boss of MtGox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan over lost $390m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:04:30 AM
....When it filed for bankruptcy in February 2014, MtGox said 750,000 customer bitcoins and another 100,000 belonging to the exchange were stolen due to a software security flaw. Related: Bitcoin bots bought millions in the last days of Mt Gox. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:05:01 AM
.... . Talking at a digital currency conference in New York this week, Ms Masters threw plenty of red meat to Bitcoin enthusiasts by claiming that virtual currencies could have a “gigantic impact” on markets. ...
Financial singularity: is it a mirage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 11:13:10 AM
....But the real problem with this vision of financial singularity is not the Grossman-Stiglitz conundrum; it is that real-world markets are nowhere close to it. Computer enthusiasts are excited by things like the blockchain used by Bitcoin (covered on an education website called Singularity University, in a section dramatically titled Exponential Finance). ...
VIDEO: Should Greeks turn to Bitcoin? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 11:44:52 AM
.... But how volatile is this as an investment?. And is it still possible to purchase Bitcoin within Greece? Produced by Marcus Thompson, Reporter: Mohamed Madi. ...
Bitcoin could destroy the global financial system, one of world’s biggest banks admits image
. Bitcoin, the electronic payment system, could create a “total disruption” in the financial world that could render much of it “redundant”, according to one of the world’s biggest banks. ...
You need never use a bank again. Here's why image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of July 2015 02:36:07 PM
.... The small but highly innovative Brixton Pound offered mobile payments ahead of the high street banks without the need for a smartphone. Bitcoin is still hitting the news regularly, with Cumbria University announcing last year that some of its students will be allowed to pay their tuition fees using the digital currency. ...
Greece crisis: Greeks turn to Bitcoin as cashflow restricted image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 10:14:25 AM
. Bitcoin could be one answer to restricted cashflow in Greece, according to a report by Al Jazeera. ...
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VIDEO: Does Blockchain technology work? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 12:00:04 PM
....A fraud-proof system of transacting money is being developed - called Blockchain. It is the model on which Bitcoin - the virtual currency is built. ...
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Spinning gold into dollars: how BitGold intends to become a new standard image
.... The idea for the latter probably predates recorded history, while digital currencies are in the midst of radically redefining the very meaning of the concept, and in the very earliest stages of what could prove to be an enormous shakeout in the way global financial systems function today. Bitcoin, of course, is the most familiar variant of these digital currencies. ...
Bitcoin's baby births new revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of May 2015 11:26:24 PM
. For Bitcoin, 2014 was not a good year. ...
Fintech revolutionaries storm the barricades of traditional banking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 06:55:08 AM
....Then there is digital currency. Bitcoin is growing, but what’s really exciting investors is the underlying Blockchain technology – a vast, decentralised ledger which records all Bitcoin transactions. ...
Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of April 2015 11:02:30 PM
.... . The small independent island in the middle of the Irish Sea is now hoping to give a wholesome boost to the bad boy of digital currencies, Bitcoin. ...
'Barclays closed down my bank account after Bitcoin trade'   image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 05:57:48 AM
.... . However, he suspects that his buying and selling of “Bitcoin”, the controversial digital currency, is behind the bank’s decision. ...
Undercover agents 'stole Bitcoin' while investigating Silk Road image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 09:53:26 PM
. Two undercover federal agents in the investigation of Bitcoin market Silk Road extorted and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the virtual currency for themselves, the US has said. ...
Silk Road agents charged with theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 06:41:19 PM
....Two former US special agents have been charged with stealing large amounts of digital currency while investigating the notorious Silk Road marketplace. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Shaun Bridges stole more than $800,000 (£540,000) in Bitcoin. ...
Banks vulnerable to liquidity squeeze as digital shift hastens capital flight image
.... . In particular, Mr Browne pointed to virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, which he said had raised concerns about money laundering, since Bitcoin companies are not subject to the same anti-laundering legislation as banks. ...
Bitcoin is being used by African migrant workers to send money home image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of March 2015 01:08:14 PM
.... The most important thing is that you can do it on the most basic of cell phone because Africa isn’t a smart phone continent yet,” Shapshak told the Guardian. Bitcoin works with this local economy. ...
US auctions 50,000 Bitcoins seized from Silk Road image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of March 2015 11:03:31 AM
. A batch of 50,000 Bitcoins seized from the Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht will be auctioned by the US government on Thursday, just weeks after he was convicted for drugs and money laundering offences. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:11:51 AM
....The Bank’s chief cashier, Victoria Cleland, whose signature will appear on banknotes for the first time next week, was interesting on virtual currencies after the tour of the old-world folding stuff concluded. She doesn’t believe that Bitcoin, the leader of the pack, is going to take off or replace normal payment methods in its current guise. ...
Bitcoin revolution could be the next internet, says Bank of England image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of February 2015 03:47:18 PM
.... . Cashless forms of payment like the cryptocurrency Bitcoin “potentially combined with mobile technology, may reshape the mechanisms for making secure payments”, the central bank said. ...
Can a Bitcoin-style virtual currency solve the Greek financial crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of February 2015 08:00:07 PM
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Ross Ulbricht: Silk Road creator convicted on drugs charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 09:25:16 PM
....Ross Ulbricht, 30, was convicted by a Manhattan jury on all seven counts including narcotics and money laundering conspiracies. Prosecutors said more than a million drug deals took place on Silk Road, earning Ulbricht about $18m in Bitcoins. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 03:31:19 PM
. Has Bitcoin’s moment passed? One of the UK’s leading forecasting agencies today predicted the value of transactions using so-called cryptocurrencies could more than half this year. ...

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