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Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion

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Singapore-based startup Coda Pay is bringing Bitcoin and alternative payment processing to South East Asian markets with its recent capital injection. The company has just announced it has raised $2 million USD to push its efforts forward. Also read: Amazon-Rival Rakuten Forms Blockchain Lab Coda Pay Progressing to Leverage Asian Markets Coda Pay is set to make its mark in Asian markets with...

Bitcoin.com Price Watch: Bulls About to Charge?

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The price of bitcoin has been trending upwards this past week, giving a bullish sentiment to traders. The price per BTC is $584 USD at press time, and it looks as though we may see more spikes. Also read: France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin Bitcoin Price Moves Away From the Bears' Grasp Bitcoin has seen some significant demand over the last week, moving...

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Want Bitcoin, Nothing Will

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One particular YouTube video perfectly sums up how the economy works. And if it doesn’t make you want to buy bitcoins (or wish you had more), then perhaps nothing will. Also read: Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero Economic Stimulus 101 In simple, easy to understand language, this video - which is just over one minute in length - gives a simple economics...

Verizon Applies for Blockchain Patent in Strongest Push Yet

US communications giant Verizon has filed a Blockchain patent for its digital media rights following three years of investigative research.  Also read: New FCC Rules Could Block Your E-Wallet Verizon: Patent for 'Passcode Blockchain' Verizon, the largest communications company in the US, made the application in May but has declined to comment on its plans behind the move. The patent, a copy of which was...

Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy?

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Is the US Federal Reserve still capable of reducing negative effects from recessions and other economic shocks? Not without drastic measures, says a critic. Also read: The Federal Reserve Gets on Facebook, Greeted by Angry Bitcoiners More Extreme Measures The answer is yes – at least, according to a paper by the Fed's own deputy director of its research and statistics division. Closer...

Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero

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Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has been making waves in the community as of late. Most recently, it has been revealed that the digital currency will be used by leading Dark Net Markets. Also read: Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity Oasis & Alphabay Will Implement Monero According to a recent Reddit post on the Dark Net Markets (DNM) forum, Monero will be...

France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin

Paymium Bus

The third largest bus company in France, Isilines, has started accepting bitcoin as part of a six-month test-run. Isilines is the first company in its sector to accept a cryptocurrency. Also read: Dash Across America: The Bitcoin.com Bus Begins its Journey  Partnership with Paymium To accept bitcoin payments, Isilines has partnered with a French startup, Paymium, an online exchange. Paymium offers merchant processing...

Is the NSA Baiting the Shadow Brokers with Seized Bitcoin?

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According to a recent post from crypto-blogger Krypt3ia, the wallet of the Shadow Brokers group who are auctioning NSA hacking tools, has been receiving the very same bitcoin that was seized from Silk Road. Also read: Alleged Silk Road Forum Operator ‘Roped Into’ U.S. Extradition Shadow Brokers Wallet 'Tested' by Seized Silk Road Bitcoins Last week, Krypt3ia stated that the Shadow Brokers are getting small...

Major Turkish Exchange Shuts Down Following Banking Suspension

Bitcoin in Turkey has come under renewed pressure as longstanding Turkish exchange BTCTurk has its bank accounts shut down.  Also read: Bitwala Steps Up to Replace PayPal with Bitcoin in Turkey BTCTurk: Bitcoin Trading 'Risky' BTCTurk, which started trading in 2013, said it was currently trying to refund customer balances in the face of the unexpected withdrawal of banking relations. "The closure of the...

Mitsubishi & Hitachi Trial Blockchain-Based Checking

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The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Hitachi are working on a blockchain-based prototype that processes and verifies the integrity of check payments.  Also read: Mitsubishi Confirms Testing Its Own Cryptocurrency Hitachi & Mitsubishi Test Blockchain-Based Checking Blockchain technology has become quite popular in Japan to financial institutions that reside in the region. According to Nikkei, this particular project will be taking place...