It’s a day of firsts for Bitstamp. The Europe-based bitcoin exchange announced this morning that Luxembourg has granted the company a license as a “fully regulated” payment institution, making it Europe‘s first licensed bitcoin exchange. It will now be able to operate in 28 countries. As opposed to the U.S.,Read More
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Standard Chartered Bank has stopped processing wire transfers for bitcoin transactions, InsideBitcoins is reporting. The news is all the more jarring considering that Standard Chartered is one of the more innovative banks in the world. Additionally, the development may portend a most comprehensive backlash against bitcoin from big-league financial institutions. InsideBitcoins reports thatRead More
The news broke yesterday that the world’s first bitcoin ATM, produced by a Nevada company called RoboCoin, was open for business at a Vancouver coffee shop. But wait, didn’t the world’s first bitcoin ATM machine open in Cyprus back in April? It turns out, despite all the fanfare at theRead More