Bitcoin

Bitcoin's $1000 hit came from online sex industry - report

A report noted that speculators who are looking to acquire Bitcoins by selling sex through certain Reddit subsections are rising at an alarming rate.

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2014 poised to be the year of Bitcoin, property, and other asset bubbles - report

Some industry observers believed excess liquidity spurred by central banks' economic monetary policies could result to asset bubbles in niche markets by year 2014.

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Bitcoin speculators may opt for cost-effective Litecoin instead

Jason O'Grady offers Bitcoin speculators a more cost-effective investment in Litecoin, a crypto-currency which is second to Bitcoin in terms of market capitalization.

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Bitcoin's unfamiliarity with most of US is speculators' gain - study

Recent study about the unfamiliarity of Bitcoins in most of Americans deduced that unless the virtual currency actually collapses, speculators, especially early investors, could continue reap gains as the virtual currency continuously rises.

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Wall Street will be moving hundreds of millions into Bitcoin - SecondMarket chief

SecondMarket founder and chief executive Barry Silbert claimed in an article on Entrepreneur that Wall Street will soon invest their money in hundreds of millions into Bitcoin.

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EU joins China, Germany and Norway about the danger of using Bitcoin

The European Union through its European Banking Authority expressed warning similar to China, Germany and Norway regarding the risks associated in using Bitcoins as payment.

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Bitcoin-focused Coinbase nabs $25M in Andreessen Horowitz led-round

Coinbase, a digital wallet services provider, raised $25 million in a Series B funding round participated by Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital.

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Ernst & Young director approves Bitcoin, says has potential to be a game-changer

EY director Colin Pickard said Bitcoin has the potential to be a game changer in the financial services industry as long as governments start regulating the digital currency.

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Bitcoin is not a currency - PayPal CEO

PayPal president David Marcus played down the factors Bitcoin obtained in recent months as a potential currency and insisted that it is rather an asset, according to a VentureBeat article.

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Less than a thousand own half of Bitcoins - report

A Business Insider report said the few hundred people who owned the digital currency Bitcoin are the ultra-rich, as estimates indicate that each owns at least $1 million worth of Bitcoins.

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Bitcoin arbitrage on China ends, highlights capital controls of mainland

A report said the price gap of Bitcoins sold on BTC China and the virtual currency on foreign exchanges had tempted some traders to take advantage by conducting arbitrage.

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JPMorgan Chase applies for US patent of Bitcoin-like payment system

JPMorgan Chase has filed an application for a payment system that is similar in many ways to the controversial Bitcoin, according to a Financial Times report.

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Cyberattacks in exchange for ransom rise because of Bitcoin- report

Bitcoin has fueled a rise in cyberattacks where computers and data are held hostage until the owner pays the ransom in the digital currency, according to a report.

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Bitcoins no longer accepted on Baidu

After the government announced a ban on the use of Bitcoin for financial institutions, China's biggest search engine Baidu Inc announced that it would no longer be accepting the digital currency as payment.

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Bitcoin extends reach to average consumers with mobile apps

The market in mobile payment or transaction apps using Bitcoin as a payment option is being fueled by a growing interest in average consumers who view payments via their smartphones as an easy way to settle their dues.

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