Bitcoin is getting a very real boost on Monday, January 26th, 2015 with the opening of the first licensed U.S. Bitcoin exchange by Coinbase.
Bitcoin’s drawbacks and advantages were discussed during Paypal’s TechXploration speaker series in Town Hall auditorium, San Jose (CA).
The Federal Reserve vice president David Andolfatto sees huge potential in bockchain for banks and financial institutions.
Coinbase has raised $75 million in Series C financing, the largest funding round to date for a Bitcoin company.
IBM has published a draft paper on the Internet of Things system ADEPT, developed in collaboration with Samsung.
Bitcoin is getting off to a poor start in 2015 after a rough ride last year as the price falls to 20-month low.
Last year was hard for bitcoin. The value of virtual currency recorded a decline of 60% since January 2014. At that time Bitcoin was traded at $1,000 and now – at $267.
The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF filed an amendment to its Securities and Exchange Commission prospectuson to sell 1 million shares on the Nasdaq exchange.
“Bitcoin is gold for nerds. It is something that a whole new generation of people believe in. The online nature of their lives and their economy, and so bitcoin, resonates with them.” — Nicholas Colas, Convergex
PeerNova, a vendor of hardware and software for enterprises, has obtained investments of $8.6 million that will be used to finance the company’s new blockchain enterprise software.
The hacker, who had stolen money from Blockchain.info, has returned all the funds back to the company, claiming the bitcoins were taken to protect the users.
Bitcoin developers believe Sidechains that allows creating new currency within the bitcoin network could turn bitcoin in the main Internet reserve currency.