Banks and the blockchain: Do they fit together?

Banks and the blockchain: Do they fit together?

Banking giants are moving toward the blockchain at an increasingly aggressive pace. But, are they right for the blockchain? Will their efforts translate into apps? What does it mean for the bitcoin industry?

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in March, and what we can learn from them.

What might be ahead for virtual currency in 2016

What might be ahead for virtual currency in 2016

Bitcoin recently celebrated its seventh birthday. It has come from humble beginnings, but this year bitcoin prices and blockchain tech are ready to explode.

How can virtual currency help the financially underserved?

How can virtual currency help the financially underserved?

Virtual Currency Today, a sister publication of Mobile Payments Today, recently spoke with Bryne Reese about his money transfer company Uphold and what role bitcoin can play with today's financial services.

Bitcoin could be a life saver for financially underserved in Africa

Bitcoin could be a life saver for financially underserved in Africa

Zimbabwe residents recently went through horrific hyper inflation, which eventually led to the abandonment of their national currency altogether. Bitcoin could be the solution not only to Zimbabwe's problems but those of financially underserved populations in Africa.

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

The annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., included discussions about virtual currency and the role it might play in financial services.

The blockchain's future opportunities

The blockchain's future opportunities

Bitcoin has an aura of rebellion, danger and newness that gets much of the media attention. However, the technology powering bitcoin has remained in the background until recently.

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Technology offers new ways for consumers to hold, control and spend their money. This summit promises to help execs get their arms around the former and meet the expectations of the latter.

Bitcoin's place with restaurants

Bitcoin's place with restaurants

Do food and bitcoin mix? What does the virtual currency offer to restaurants specifically?

New York's BitLicense in review

New York's BitLicense in review

When the New York BitLicense landed last month, it created a massive storm of protests. It brought the debate on virtual currency regulations front and center.

Bitcoin 'rebittance': serving the financially underserved

Bitcoin 'rebittance': serving the financially underserved

With remittance fees as high as 12 percent, many migrant workers are stuck in a bind. Hence, some migrants are turning to bitcoin "rebittances" as a less expensive alternative.

Does virtual currency's past dictate its future?

Does virtual currency's past dictate its future?

Excerpted from the author's opening remarks at the Virtual Currency Today Summit last week in Boston.

States still wrestling with virtual currency regulation

States still wrestling with virtual currency regulation

Last week at the Virtual Currency Today Summit hosted by Networld Media Group, representatives from the Massachusetts government and the FTC discussed their views on the virtual currency regulatory landscape from the state and federal level.

Bitcoin, mobile payments share some consumer adoption problems

Bitcoin, mobile payments share some consumer adoption problems

Executives from across the bitcoin ecosystem gathered in Boston last week for the first Virtual Currency Today Summit.

So, what is this bitcoin thing?

So, what is this bitcoin thing?

Bradley Cooper, who is the Technology Editor at Networld Media Group, takes a dive into the cryptocurrency and offers a high-level view of the market.

5 major misconceptions about cryptocurrencies

5 major misconceptions about cryptocurrencies

With all the heated rhetoric surrounding the topic, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to people who work with cryptocurrencies on a daily basis to get to the bottom of the most common misconceptions.

The bitcoin-ISIS connection

The bitcoin-ISIS connection

An analyst says he has found proof that the terrorist organization is using virtual currency to fund its operations.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Circle adds NFC functionality to Android mobile bitcoin wallet app

Circle adds NFC functionality to Android mobile bitcoin wallet app

Company is cautiously optimistic it might be able to attract new customers thanks to the recent buzz around contactless payments.

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