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SoFi, Coinbase Get the Green Light to Operate in New York

SoFi, Coinbase Get the Green Light to Operate in New York

by January 19, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Ah, New York: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, but to even try, you need a license. Luckily, SoFi and Coinbase just got theirs. After waiting a year, the lender SoFi received the thumbs up to operate in New York, CFO Michael Tannenbaum said recently.Read More

Coinbase vs. the IRS: The Privacy Battle Rages On

Coinbase vs. the IRS: The Privacy Battle Rages On

by January 18, 2017 at 11:31 am 1 comment

Digital currency exchange Coinbase obtained a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services, a grant that officially authorizes the exchange to operate (that is, to receive and transmit money and virtual currency) within the Empire State. Announcing the license, Coinbase wrote on the company’s blog: We believe theRead More

Circle Cedes Bitcoin Trading to Coinbase, Expands Messaging Functions

Circle Cedes Bitcoin Trading to Coinbase, Expands Messaging Functions

by December 7, 2016 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Still want to buy some bitcoin? It’ll currently cost you about $764, and your options for places to do so are dwindling. The currency exchange service Circle will no longer facilitate the buying and selling of bitcoins, the company announced in a blogpost yesterday. Instead, those functions will be handled byRead More

In Blockchain News: R3 Releases Corda, Chris Larsen Talks Ripple

In Blockchain News: R3 Releases Corda, Chris Larsen Talks Ripple

by December 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm 2 comments

Welcome to another crazy week in cryptocurrency! There’s been a lot for blockchain enthusiasts to digest this week, but let’s start with consortium news. The R3CEV blockchain consortium of banks opened its Corda codebase up to the larger developer community this week, in the hopes that independent experiments based onRead More

What would Gandhi have thought about Bitcoin?

What would Gandhi have thought about Bitcoin?

by November 30, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

  Bitcoin is anti-establishment. It is feared by most governments and banks. Yet Bitcoin is also a driver of innovation – which drives productivity and wealth creation which is what citizens want their governments to focus on. That is why the relaxed attitude to Bitcoin in wealthy Switzerland, where theRead More

Putting Bitcoin Where It Belongs, Circle Partners with Barclays in U.K.

Putting Bitcoin Where It Belongs, Circle Partners with Barclays in U.K.

by April 6, 2016 at 11:18 am 0 comments

It seems like Circle has cryptocurrency all figured out. The point of Bitcoin isn’t just to use Bitcoin, despite what anarchists might think — it’s about using the digital currency to enable smoother, easier financial transactions. Circle has always gotten this, and that’s why it is moving from success to success inRead More

the doors are opening.

USAA Takes the Bitcoin Baton from Microsoft

by March 17, 2016 at 9:07 am 0 comments

A lot has happened in the bitcoin multiverse this week, some seemingly positive for the embattled cryptocurrency, some decidedly negative. Starting with Microsoft dropping online bitcoin support for obscure, possibly bureaucratic reasons to the same announcement’s heavy backlash from disgruntled users wondering what in the computerized world is the ostensible motivationRead More

Circle Forges Ahead with BitLicense, Non-Bitcoin Functionality [VIDEO]

Circle Forges Ahead with BitLicense, Non-Bitcoin Functionality [VIDEO]

by September 30, 2015 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Where is Circle going? Last week, consumer bitcoin app Circle revealed it was the first company to be granted a BitLicense by New York State (license number BL 000001), and also noted that it will enable peer-to-peer transactions in dollars, without involving bitcoins in any way. This amounts to investing a largeRead More

New Bitcoin Email Service Compounds Digital Currency Complexity

New Bitcoin Email Service Compounds Digital Currency Complexity

by July 13, 2015 at 11:17 am 0 comments

It is called “cool” on Reddit, but the new bitcoin email transfer service called MoneyPacket.org just adds complexity to the movement of cryptocurrency, rather than eliminating it. MoneyPacket.org’s founder, known on Reddit as loveforyouandme, explained that he launched the service last weekend to help newbies to bitcoin: I see this beingRead More

A Bitcoin IPO such as Coinbase could trigger mainstream merchant adoption

by March 18, 2015 at 2:22 am 0 comments

Warning: speculative futurology alert. An IPO today is more of a branding event run by the CMO than a funding event run by the CFO. If your venture has a lot of market traction and you want $100m, get your CFO to call a couple of funds. If you wantRead More