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Msantori Bitcoin Law Expert Marco Santori Joins Blockchain

September 9, 2014 Andrew Tri

Blockchain has announced that Bitcoin regulatory expert Marco Santori will be joining the Blockchain team as its Global Policy Counsel.

Marco is a seasoned technology transactions attorney and a recognized authority on the law of digital currencies. As Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and in private practice, he has served as a longtime adviser to, and representative of, …

bitgivelarge BITGIVE FIRST BITCOIN CHARITY TO RECEIVE 501 (c) (3) DESIGNATION

August 25, 2014 Andrew Tri

(SACRAMENTO – August 25, 2014) – BitPay, Xapo, LibraTax, Roger Ver and others are kicking off an initial fundraising campaign that begins today for the BitGive Foundation. BitGive has received its official 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS, a major achievement that validates BitGive’s approach and efforts.  They are raising initial funds to build their long term fund for …

santander-bank-logo European Bank Santander partners with Yegii to study impact of Bitcoin on Banking System

August 25, 2014 Dave Sutter

European bank Santander has commissioned a study to “Analyze the impact of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on banks and devise a strategic course of action.”

The study is being facilitated as a challenge through Yegii, an ‘Insight Network’ founded by Trond Undheim. Undheim is also a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as Managing Director at Tautec …

logo Slovenia to host first CEE Bitcoin conference

August 19, 2014 Emma Ohanyan

Whether you are a Bitcoin owner, or technologist, developer, entrepreneur, or just Bitcoin enthusiast, you can participate in the first Bitcoin Central & Eastern European Conference to be held in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, on September 11-12.

The conference is to raise attention to cryptocurrencies as a business tool.  International speakers will cover a broad range of topics related to …

Logo-with-slogan1-1024x412 New Economy Movement set to launch

August 19, 2014 Andrew Tri

NEM – the New Economy Movement – is set to launch in November , after almost nine months of development.

It has a fair distribution model, 100% original codebase, and important advancements in the underlying technology. The ecosystem is based on a new algorithm for transaction verification called Proof-of-Importance – an evolution from Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work and the Proof-of-Stake …

hashOava BitPay beefs up San Fran office

August 15, 2014 Andrew Tri

ATLANTA, GA — August 14, 2014 — BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the bitcoin digital currency, has expanded its San Francisco office with several new hires.  As part of the recent growth, the company has named Sonny Singh as its Chief Commercial Officer to oversee all sales operations.  With over 15 years of experience in helping to …

blockchainlogo Blockchain Reaches Milestone with 2 Million Wallet Users

August 12, 2014 Andrew Tri

United Kingdom, August 11th, 2014 – Blockchain announced that their popular bitcoin wallet surpassed two million users, making them the first company in the industry to celebrate this major milestone.

Blockchain reached 1 million wallet users in January 2014, but after the iOS wallet was
re­launched in the Apple App store in late July, wallet downloads exploded ­­ over 41,000
downloads within the first week …