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Britain could legitimize Bitcoin through regulation

It’s been a good week for Bitcoin.<p>In addition to Blocksign’s Bitcoin-based electric signature launch on Tuesday, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is signaling that the UK wants to regulate Bitcoin, or virtual currency systems like it, as legal, digital cash, reports the Daily …

Hacker Redirects Traffic From 19 Internet Providers to Steal Bitcoins

Among all the scams and thievery in the bitcoin economy, one recent hack sets a new bar for brazenness: Stealing an entire chunk of raw internet …

Apple's New Patent Filing Offers A Rare Glimpse Into The Company's Mobile Payment Strategy

Apple could launch a mobile wallet as soon as next month, when the company will reportedly announce the iPhone 6. Experts have speculated that an Apple mobile wallet, which would allow iPhone users to pay in stores with their phone, will likely build on Passbook and use the iPhone's Touch ID …

Social Sharing Site Reddit Seeks 'Cryptocurrency Engineer'

Here’s a potentially interesting bit of news for cryptocurrency enthusiasts that may be looking for a job.<p>Social sharing website Reddit.com (which …

Zuckerberg Confirms: A Mobile Payments System Will Come To Facebook Messenger

Zuckerberg warned, somewhat testily, that payments were coming in the long-run, "years," to be precise, not the short-run. Facebook wasn't going to take "the cheap and easy approach and just try to put ads in or do payments and make some money in the short term. ... we're not going to do that."<p>But, …

Apple eyes mobile payments with wallet app for iPhone 6

Mobile payments are in vogue and Apple is getting with the program. A new report from the Information cites sources familiar with the company’s plans …

Android 4.4 KitKat may finally change the way we do NFC payments

Just yesterday we reported on how the LG Nexus 5 utilized a BCM20793M NFC chip. What made this stand out is that this particular chip lacked the secure element needed to work nicely with Google Wallet. At the time it was speculated that this meant Google was getting ready to introduce a new system …

Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

3 min read<p>Apparently Jeff Bezos’ team listened up when he pushed them to focus on payments.<p>Evidence: Amazon now thinks it is hip to beat Square and PayPal.<p>If you haven’t already heard, rumors are percolating that the nation’s biggest ecommerce powerhouse could soon shake up the mobile-payments …

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A New Technology Is Breathing Life Into The Stalled Mobile Payments Industry

Mobile payments are still far less common than credit cards or cash for transactions in stores, but a new feature found on over 200 million Android …

Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

Popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info is releasing a major new version of its Android app, allowing you to store, receive and send bitcoins directly from your Android phone. The key thinking behind the update is to make bitcoin more accessible. It hides the complexity of the protocol in …

New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Elizabeth Stark taught technology policy at Stanford and Yale and was a key organizer of the movement against SOPA. She is the founder of Threshold, a company building new ways to fund open innovation.</i> <i>Ryan Singer is an active entrepreneur in the bitcoin ecosystem. Ryan co-founded</i> …

Stripe Backs Non-Profit Decentralized Payment Network Stellar, From Mt. Gox’s Original Creator

There’s Bitcoin, the asset and hedge against fiat currencies and the politics of their central banks.<p>And then there’s Bitcoin, a fundamental innovation around a distributed public ledger of transactions. Many crypto-currencies try to split or play with the distinction between the two.<p>An early …

Arizona's First Bitcoin ATM Goes Kablooey

Lightning strike stymies Tucson cryptocurrency machine<p>Is there a deity out there who hates cryptocurrency? To the list of disasters that have befallen the bitcoin economy in 2014, including the bankruptcy of the enormous Mt. Gox exchange as well as the theft of about $2.7 million in bitcoins from …

Google Adds Support for Bitcoin Conversion

Google's currency conversion added support for bitcoin, a virtual currency introduced in 2009. If you search for [1 bitcoin to usd], [1 BTC in USD], …

Dear John: Once again — Bitcoin is a joke

<b>Dear John: I read you all the time. I appreciate your willingness to see through spin and propaganda and try to present information unapologetically,</b> …

Bitcoin Banned in Ecuador as Government Plans Own Cryptocurrency

<b>Want to Trade Bitcoin? ForexNews RecommmendsClick Here To Learn More.</b><p>In a strange turn of events, the socialist government of Ecuador decided to ban …

Trojan virus secretly uses Tor network to hide bitcoin extortionist

An unusual ransomware Trojan, discovered by cybersecurity experts last month, is the first of its kind to secretly use a Tor anonymizing network to …

To Dream Of Bitcoin

Ancient Greek philosophers learned the importance of dreams: that dreams tied into our reality somehow, but notably that we must first dream of …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Payment Protocol Explained

What do you do with bitcoin? Why, you spend it of course! Or more precisely you <b>pay</b> for something or some service using it. The specific process to …

Bitcoin

Kakao to launch mobile payment service

By Chung Ah-young<p>Kakao, the nation's top mobile messenger service provider, will launch a new payment service in September in collaboration with nine …

Tokyo Police Formally Investigate Missing Bitcoin

By<p>Takashi Mochizuki<p>Takashi Mochizuki<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mochi_wsj<p>takashi.mochizuki@wsj.com<p>The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that it has launched a formal investigation into the disappearance of bitcoins from defunct exchange Mt. Gox.<p>When it collapsed in February, …

Bitcoin trading website accused of defrauding thousands of customers

A major bitcoin-to-gold trading website is facing a class-action lawsuit after allegedly defrauding thousands of customers.<p>Coinabul LLC, a service based in Wyoming that exchanges bitcoin, an online currency, for precious metals, continued accepting bitcoin payments despite allegedly stopping …

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Square to support chip-and-PIN cards

Square has had quite the exciting week. On the heels of announcing integration with IFTTT, Square has announced their intention to support …