Bitcoin

Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoin as payment into space

A Hawaiian stewardess made history on Friday by becoming the first person in history to purchase a USD 250,000 Virgin Galactic ticket by using Bitcoin. Virgin Galactic CEO, Sir Richard Branson has announced during an interview with CNBC.

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Lightspeed: Here is why we invested in BTCChina

We've been bullish about the opportunities in Bitcoin for a while and are excited to be able to announce that, together with our partners in China at Lightspeed China Partners, we are investors in BTC China.

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Bitcoins to pay for university tuition fee

The University of Nicosia, a private school located in Cyprus, boasted that it is now the first university in the world wherein you can pay your tuition and other fees through Bitcoin. This also part of their publicity efforts to promote its new Master of Science Degree in Digital Currency.

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Bitcoin gains momentum in market, reaches USD700 as US Senate discusses regulation

As the value of the Bitcoin reached a landmark USD700 valuation, The US Senate committee held a hearing with experts, lobbyists and federal regulators to discuss about the potential threats, risks and benefits of virtual currency.

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Bitcoin records a new high, soars past USD600

An analyst said that the involvement of Bitcoin in the Silk Road online marketplace scandal provided enough boost for the digital currency to receive support from the market, and even US government agencies, as an accepted investment and payment technology solution.

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Bitcoin exchange BTC China nabs USD5 million in Series A investment

Bitcoing exchange BTC China received USD5 million in Series A investment from Lightspeed China Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners to fund its general operations, but indicated plans to expand its business.

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itBit creates Bitcoin exchange platform

itBit is a digital currency exchange that provides the latest platform for Bitcoind trading in differing currencies such as the US Dollar, Singaporean Dollars and in Euros.

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itBit debuts bitcoin exchange with USD3.25 million in funding

Singapore-based Bitcoin exchange startup itBit secured USD3.25 million in a new funding round to be used for the launching of its Bitcoin exchange currency and the expansion of its operations worldwide.

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Bitcoin's shows signs of a bubble via record price points - report

Some industry observers see the rise in Bitcoin value as a bloated valuation.

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Circle to raise Series A investment to encourage mainstream use of Bitcoins

Circle Internet Financial's USD9 million Series A investment would be the biggest funding received by a digital currency startup.

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Future of Bitcoin, digital currency market seen bullish in Europe, China - observers

Despite the negative press Bitcoin received due to the Silk Road black market scandal, industry observers believed that there would be a renewed investor interest in digital currency.

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Dwolla closes its Bitcoin payment services business

Payment processing company Dwolla told its customers through an email statement it would no longer accept Bitcoin currency starting the end of this month.

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Bitcoin value sinks after FBI busts Silk Road

According to a Reuters report, the value of bitcoins had decreased following the arrest of Silk Road, an underground website allegedly selling illegal products and services.

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FBI shuts down alleged Bitcoin marketplace

The Federal Bureau of Investigation had shutdown Silk Road, an alleged online bitcoin marketplace used to perform illegal activities, said a Reuters report.

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Venture capitalists invest in startups related to Bitcoin

According to a Reuters report, venture capitalists showed no signs of shying away from startup investments related to Bitcoin even as authorities increased scrutiny among numerous virtual currency firms.

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