Bitcoin price plummets after Dimon calls it 'fraud', BTCChina calls it quits

BTCChina, a major Chinese bitcoin exchange has announced that it will stop all new user registration and trading on Sept. 30 due to increasing regulatory pressure from the Chinese government. The result of this announcement, in conjunction with the Chinese...

Bitcoin value drops on news of Chinese exchange shutdown

Between Thursday and Friday last week, Bitcoin value dropped 7.3 percent following reports that Chinese regulators were forcing the shutdown of that nation's virtual currency exchanges. By noon Friday, the currency had rallied somewhat, making up about 3 percent of...

Bankera launches regulated banking platform, pre-ICO

Digital fintech solution platform Bankera has announced the launch of its regulated banking platform and offered details about its pre-ICO. Launched in 2017, Bankera is an operating subsidiary of SpectroCoin, a cryptocurrency exchange, e-wallet, debit card and payment processor. Although...

'A really stupid idea': Entrepreneur regrets decision to open Malta's first bitcoin ATM

The first and only bitcoin ATM on the Island of Malta has not been a resounding success. Shortly after launching the machine in the city of Sliema, the owner, Romanian entrepreneur Gabriel Cretu Torica began to receive complaints about the...

Kik Interactive aims to raise $75M in Kin token distribution event Tuesday

Kik Interactive, the creator of the Kik chat platform, will hold the token distribution event Sept. 12 for its Ethereum-based Kin tokens. Kin tokens will be used as transaction currency for the chat platform.

Payza intros Cryptocurrency Address Manager for full bitcoin wallet functionality

Payza, an online payments technology company, has announced the launch of a new desktop feature, Cryptocurrency Address Manager. According to a press release, the new feature allows Payza members to generate a bitcoin address and QR code for their Payza account in order to easily receive bitcoin from other bitcoin wallets.

Cobalt joins BT Radianz Cloud to allow organizations to access P2P, blockchain services

Cobalt, a post-trade processing network built on blockchain technology, recently joined the BT Radianz Cloud, a financial community. Organizations on the cloud can now access Cobalt's blockchain and peer-to-peer services, according to a press release. Cobalt's platform uses encryption, digital...

Populous partners with luxury rewards platform

Populous, a blockchain finance platform, has inked a partnership with Luxure Global Brands, a luxury rewards platform, that will allow investors to finance invoices that Luxure raises to the luxury 'blue chip' brands for commissions, according to a press release....

China Union Pay seeks patent for blockchain-based ATM networking method

China Union Pay has developed a blockchain-based solution for networking ATMs and has now filed a patent application for the process with the People's Republic of China State Intellectual Property Office, according to numerous news outlets. Translated from Chinese, the...

Loylogic, Coinify partnership lets consumers turn loyalty points into cryptocurrency

Loylogic Inc., a provider of e-commerce and e-payment solutions for loyalty programs, and Coinify ApS, a blockchain payment service provider, have formed a strategic partnership to offer bitcoin as a redemption option on the Loylogic Reward Experience platform. According to...

Conference explores blockchain potential for UN member nations

The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology was the site of an Aug. 17 global blockchain technology conference focused on the importance to the U.N.

Blockchain ID solution simplifies login for wikiHow users

Civic, a blockchain identity verification technology, has announced a strategic partnership with the wikiHow how-to website. According a press release, the partnership will help deliver a more streamlined, secure experience for wikiHow users, who will be able to log in...

Cryptocurrency scheme lets customers purchase legal marijuana with bankcards

Pro-cannabis cryptocurrency startup GreenMed has become the world's first one-stop shop for electronic payments in the legal marijuana industry, according to a press release. The GreenMed platform allows customers to pay for legal marijuana with credit and debit cards. Apart...

BTCS signs letter of intent for merger with Blockchain Global

BTCS Inc, a blockchain technology company, has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to merge with Blockchain Global Ltd. Australia-based Blockchain Global provides an exchange platform and bitcoin mining, and serves as a blockchain startup accelerator and technology consultancy, according...

ICOBox raises $8.3M in presale to fund startup ICOs

ICOBox has announced that its eight-day presale attracted about $8.3 million, all of which is earmarked to launch ICOs for projects deemed worthy by the blockchain community. According to a press release, the purpose of the ICObox token sale is...

Sex ads, stylometry and bitcoin transaction stamps: A formula for ferreting out human traffickers

A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from bitcoin, the primary payment method for online sex ads. The researchers — computer...

Consortium prepares to unveil pre-alpha version of Ethereum-based multimodal logistics app

The International Multimodal Logistics Application, a consortium of logistics services and IT companies, has announced that it will finish the first pre-alpha version of its service by Sept. 10. The new technology, based on Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts, aims...

BBVA warns of speculation bubble in ICO industry

Spanish bank BBVA recently warned investors at a blockchain event of a potentially "dangerous bubble" growing in the blockchain initial coin offering space. The bank warned that speculation is creating this bubble and that investors should "hit the brakes on...

Swiss private bank to offer bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin

Falcon Private Bank, a Swiss financial intermediary and asset manager, has announced it will offer ether, litecoin and bitcoin cash to its clients as part of a collaboration with Bitcoin Suisse AG. The bank's clients will be able to purchase,...

BlockMason announces SEC-compliant ICO

Blockchain developer BlockMason has announced an upcoming ICO for its credit protocol. The protocol allows users to "track, record, and settle debts anywhere in the world in any currency … ," according to a BlockMason blog post. Customers can use...

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