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Apple Pay Goes Live in Spain While Samsung Pay UK Release Pushed Back to 2017
December 2nd, 2016

Apple Pay continues its European expansion and Samsung delays the next launch of its mobile payment service.

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Ordered to Hand Over 2 Years of User Records to IRS
December 1st, 2016

The IRS suspects that some individuals could have hidden taxable income for the specified period.

Blockchain Consortium R3 CEV Open-Sources Its Distributed Ledge Platform Corda
November 30th, 2016

R3 aims to encourage collaboration and contribution to the Corda platform by giving developers an access to the source code.

1,000-Year-Old Royal Mint Partners with CME Group to Offer Gold Trading Based on Blockchain
November 30th, 2016

The market will be underpinned by up to $1bn in gold bars, or around two tonnes at current prices.

Ernst & Young Switzerland Becomes First Advisory Firm to Accept Bitcoins for Its Services
November 29th, 2016

EY Switzerland launches the first bitcoin ATM where customers will be able to exchange Swiss francs for bitcoins and vice versa.

Blockchain Consortium R3 CEV to Receive $59 Million From Major Banks
November 26th, 2016

A blockchain startup R3 CEV is going to raise $150 million in its first funding round and some of its original members have already expressed their intention to invest.

The Inevitable Blockchain [Infographic]
November 25th, 2016

The technology behind bitcoin is expected to transform traditional business models in the financial industry, according to Sopra Banking Software.

Don’t Miss Deals As Bitcoin Black Friday 2016 Begins!
November 25th, 2016

Around 150 merchants are expected to take part in Bitcoin Black Friday 2016 offering a wide range of products from video games, diamond jewelry, cryptoart to new computers.

Morgan Stanley Might Leave Blockchain Consortium R3 CEV
November 24th, 2016

Morgan Stanley can follow Goldman and Santander that have recently unveiled their plans to leave R3 consortium.

Online Wallet Provider iPayYou Enables Bitcoin Payment for Amazon
November 23rd, 2016

A new payment service called Amazon Direct allows Amazon users to pay for purchases in bitcoin.

Siemens and U.S. Startup LO3 Energy Partners on Blockchain Microgrids
November 22nd, 2016

Siemens to take part in a new project with the US-based blockchain startup that will enable energy transfers through the distributed ledger technology.

Goldman Sachs and Santander Leave R3 Blockchain Consortium
November 22nd, 2016

R3 CEV is starting fundraising with most of consortium participants expressing their interest in investing.

Coinbase Promises to Fight the IRS in Court Over Data on All Active US Bitcoin Traders
November 21st, 2016

The Internal Revenue Services sent Coinbase a summons asking for information on all users basing on three isolated cases when people used bitcoin to evade taxes.