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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China's central bank the People's Bank of China (PBOC) stressed the need for its domestic banks to avoid transactions using Bitcoin and other virtual currencies and vowed that it will launch countermeasures against illegal activities using the alternative online payments.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Bloomberg Television today that despite the high trading value of the Bitcoin, the virtual currency holds no intrinsic currency value like with real physical money.
A video footage of a college game fan holding a sign that read "Hi Mom send Bitcoin" was caught by ESPN's College Gameday yesterday, with The Verge confirming on its article that the fan raised around USD22,000.
According to Financial Times, the Bitcoin fever has caught on to Silicon Valley with digital currency companies getting venture capital financing in their early rounds.
In a bid to ensure the user security of in its platform, popular Bitcoin trading exchange Mt Gox announced today that it is implementing a new one-time password card system.
A report on the Financial Times recounted the similarities of the rise, and possible downfall of the popular Bitcoin to early virtual currency favorite e-gold.
BitPesa Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Rossiello claimed that the startup will reduce money remittances transaction costs and its turnaround time, which will challenge major players Western Union and MoneyGram International Inc.
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