SolidX Looks to Launch Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange

SolidX Partners Inc., a company that specializes in blockchain-based identity services, has registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch the SolidX Bitcoin Trust, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will provide shareholders exposure to the daily change in the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin, minus expenses and liabilities of the trust, as measured […]

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Bitcoin Service Bitwala Partners ShapeShift to Enable Altcoin Transfers Globally

Bitwala, a crypto-to-SEPA service that allows fiat currency transfers towards settlements from users who pay in bitcoin, ether and other crypto, has teamed with ShapeShift.io to allow customers to make payments, transfer funds and top up their debit cards using altcoins in addition to bitcoin. Customers will be able to send funds globally by paying the […]

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Blockchain Social Platform Steemit Suffers Cyberattack

Blockchain-powered social media platform Steemit, a new novel experiment in social media that sees users rewarded in the token cryptocurrency Steem has been the target of a cyber attack. Steemit, a new social media website that has grown tremendously since its launch two months ago has seen its token cryptocurrency Steem’s value explode over the […]

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Bitcoin Price Steaming but Not yet Explosive

Bitcoin price has been traded up in a mild fever during the latter part of today’s market action. Is this a good place to join a potential uptrend? The chart technicals don’t suggest ongoing advance into a profitable advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

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Report: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles out of Jail on Bail

Mark Karpeles, CEO of now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has been released on bail from a detention house in Tokyo, according to a local report. A news report by local Japanese media outlet news24 has revealed that Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles paid ¥10 million (approximately $95k) to be released on bail from a Tokyo […]

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Former Google Engineer Develops Blockchain Core OS for Banks

Paul Taylor, a former Google engineer and founder and CEO of UK-based Fintech startup Thought Machine, is developing a blockchain-centric operating system, Vault OS, a modern banking engine and core software that runs on the cloud. Before delving into the blockchain space, Paul Taylor held a prominent position at Google as the head of the text-to-speech […]

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Cloud Storage Provider Seafile Chooses Bitcoin, Ditches Paypal

Seafile has announced that they will ditch Paypal payments and instead turn to bitcoin. This is an interesting decision with an even more interesting rationale and implication. In 2013, Seafile emerged as a business-oriented cloud-based storage solution, with a different approach. They provided their customized storage solutions within a company’s previously existing private cloud. The service then […]

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Reddit’s CEO Stopped By The Coinbase Office And Talked “Super Interesting Stuff”

Reddit’s CEO, and original founder, Steve Huffman stopped by Coinbase’s San Francisco offices today. This has left Bitcoiners discussing in depth what, if anything, is afoot. Reddit, the entertainment, social networking service and news website boasts 542 million monthly visitors. Popular subreddits include news, gaming, movies, music, books, fitness, foot and photo sharing. Throughout 2015, […]

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Bitcoin Startup Plutus Raises $1 Million in a Crowdsale

In just nine days, the mobile Bitcoin wallet, UK-based Plutus, has raised more than $1 million in a flash crowdsale, allowing the company to complete their platform and make the Bitcoin Tap & Pay application a reality. In a bid to make paying with bitcoins simpler, the Near Field Communications (NFC) firm has connected with […]

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