Why Bitcoin Could One Day Replace ATMs

Why Bitcoin Could One Day Replace ATMs

Tony Gallippi, co-founder and executive chairman at BitPay, a leading bitcoin payments processing platform for merchants, revealed that ATMs in Las Vegas are charging over $124 in transaction fees for withdrawals through debit cards. Though there was n…

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Competition: Win Bitcoin Merchandise From BitcoinShirt Store

Competition: Win Bitcoin Merchandise From BitcoinShirt Store

After reading a recent Reddit post from the owners of Bitcoinshirt.co, we fell in love with their latest designs and got in touch with them about collaborating on some ideas for CoinJournal. In the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing some exciting…

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South Korea’s Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment

South Korea’s Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment

Last month, Hanatour, South Korea’s largest travel agency suffered a major security breach, as hackers stole the personal information of over one million users. According to local news publications, hackers have demanded that Hanatour pay a one-time ra…

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Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Impact on Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Security

Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Impact on Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Security

Earlier this week, Mathy Vanhoef of the Imec-DistriNet research group, discovered serious weaknesses and vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol which is used to secure all modern Wi-Fi networks. Vanhoef’s paper noted: “An attacker within range of a victim…

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Australia’s Regulation Bill Includes Bitcoin for the First Time

Australia’s Regulation Bill Includes Bitcoin for the First Time

Australian authorities are updating their AML/CTF regulations which would regulate bitcoin exchanges for the first time. Last month, the Australian government announced the first stage of reforms to strengthen its anti-money laundering (AML) and counte…

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SEC Panel Debates the Merits of Bitcoin as a Store of Value

SEC Panel Debates the Merits of Bitcoin as a Store of Value

Late last week, The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee held a public meeting that included a discussion regarding blockchains and other forms of distributed ledger technology in the context of securities markets. Throughout …

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Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Russia’s president has come out and called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as they bear ‘significant risks.’ On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin was at a meeting in Sochi with top financial officials with the topic of digital currencies o…

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Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Over the past month, following The PBOC’s crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume, overtaking the US by a significant margin. According to various market da…

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Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation

Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation

A prominent Indian economist believes that bitcoin needs to be regulated in India before it will become a legal currency. In a Q&A interview with the Economic Times, Dr S.P. Sharma, chief economist at the PHP Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was questioned on whether he thought bitcoin would be accepted legally in the country. […]

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Circle Unveils Open Source Blockchain Project For Digital Wallet Interoperability

Circle Unveils Open Source Blockchain Project For Digital Wallet Interoperability

Consumer finance startup Circle has unveiled Cent Routing Exchange (CENTRE), a new open source project that aims to use blockchain technology to allow disparate digital wallets – consumer wallets and merchant wallets – to exchange money and value directly, cheaply and safely. The CENTRE Network will enable wallet interoperability both for person-to-person and person-to-merchant payments […]

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