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.

Andreessen: Bitcoin's viability not based on day-to-day value

Andreessen: Bitcoin's viability not based on day-to-day value

Investor defends cryptocurrency in a series of tweets after 72-hour price drop happened over the weekend.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

Lawsky announces changes to proposed bitcoin regulations

Lawsky announces changes to proposed bitcoin regulations

"In a new area like this, with very complex issues, it's very important for regulators to listen and see where the regulations makes sense -- and course-correct where necessary."

The retailer side of the bitcoin equation

The retailer side of the bitcoin equation

Three merchants discuss why they began accepting virtual currencies for payment – and how accepting bitcoin has changed their business.

Virtual currencies: bitcoin and beyond [infographic]

Virtual currencies: bitcoin and beyond [infographic]

An array of virtual currencies are making their presence known.

BitPay preps Florida city as bitcoin haven as bowl game approaches

BitPay preps Florida city as bitcoin haven as bowl game approaches

As the lead sponsor for the St. Petersburg Bowl, the processor wants the area's merchants to be able to accept the cryptocurrency at their stores.

Respatialization of currency: Cryptocurrencies & mesh networks

Respatialization of currency: Cryptocurrencies & mesh networks

Thomas Yohannan examines a possible future link between bitcoin and proximity payments involving mobile devices.

Virtual currency dominates day one of Money 20/20 conference

Virtual currency dominates day one of Money 20/20 conference

Ben Lawsky, New York's superintendent of financial services, addressed the status of the state's controversial BitLicense regulatory framework.

Virtual currencies are very much a global reality

Virtual currencies are very much a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

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