Revel Systems POS platform adds Bitcoin integration

Revel Systems, an iPad POS provider, has added Bitcoin integration to its platform. Now, users of the Revel POS can accept bitcoins as payment, giving their customers even more ways to pay. According to a news release, Revel is currently...

Mint integrates Bitcoin wallet into personal finance app

Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase and Mint, Intuit's personal finance app, have partnered to allow users to view their Bitcoin transactions processed by Coinbase alongside their traditional financial accounts. U.S.-based Coinbase supports 840,000 Bitcoin wallets, while Mint links to 20,000 banks,...

Germany's Coino enters crypto-currency marketplace

A new digital currency called Coino entered the crypto-currency market on Jan. 18. According to a press release, Coino was conceived in part by a German online marketing agency with revenues of Euro 8 million ($10.9 million) per year.

KryptoKit releases Bitcoin merchant directory

Bitcoin online wallet provider KryptoKit is providing a shopping directory of e-commerce websites that accept Bitcoin for payment. Toronto-based KryptoKit specializes in encryption and digital currencies. KrypoKit announced its Bitcoin shopping directory at the first North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami on Jan.

NBA's Sacramento Kings accepting Bitcoin

The Sacramento Kings, a U.S. professional basketball team, said it has become the first professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin.

South Korean Bitcoin exchange receives $400k Silicon Valley investment

The South Korean Bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $400,000 from a number of well-known Silicon Valley angel investors. According to beSUCCESS, the list is: DFJ's Tim Draper, AngelList's Naval Ravikant, SV Angel's David Lee, Pietro Dova of XG Ventures, Michael...

Wells Fargo launches Bitcoin consultative group

Wells Fargo has set up a group of experts to discuss rules of engagement with Bitcoin, according to the Financial Times. The group is made up of finance executives, virtual currency experts and representatives of the U.S.

Bitcoin payroll API released by Bitpay

Bitcoin processor Bitpay has released the beta version of its Bitcoin payroll API (application programming interface) for employers that enables employees to receive a portion of their net pay in Bitcoin. Atlanta-based BitPay enables merchants to accept Bitcoins as a... partners with Coinbase for Bitcoin acceptance

The online discount retailer has partnered with Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase to add Bitcoins to the range of payment options available on its website. Coinbase, which said it has 19,000 business customers, allows merchants to accept customers' Bitcoins as...

Alibaba, Bundesbank add to Bitcoin setbacks

Taobao, a subsidiary of Chinese online marketplace Alibaba, has banned Bitcoin as well as Bitcoin mining software and related material, citing new government regulations, according to the South China Morning Post. The ban takes effect on Jan.

Bitcoin price spikes on Zynga test

Bitcoin prices passed $1,000 on Monday, Jan.

Coinbase releases new wallet and merchant apps

Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase has released a point-of-sale app enabling merchants to accept Bitcoin payments in-person on a mobile device, along with an updated Android 2.0 consumer app. The San Francisco-based company has so far raised $31 million in investment,...

Indian Bitcoin exchange closes amid regulatory warnings and tax inspections

India's largest Bitcoin trading platform,, closed on Dec. 26 as a result of regulatory warnings from the Reserve Bank of India, according to The Hindu. On Dec.

With virtual gift token patent, eBay signals PayPal currency plans

A patent for gift tokens filed by eBay at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office could signal the creation of an alternative to Bitcoin for use with PayPal, according to PandoDaily. "Systems and methods are disclosed for giving gifts in the form of secure tokens," reads eBay's patent, which was published on Dec.

European Banking Authority issues virtual currency warning

The European Banking Authority has issued a warning about the unregulated nature of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, and the risk to consumers of buying, holding or trading these currencies. The EBA, a regulatory agency of the European Union, said...

Coinbase passes 650,000 user threshold

U.S. Bitcoin wallet Coinbase said it now has more than 650,000 users.

Bitcoin price tumbles after China processing ban

This month has been neither merry nor bright for Bitcoin. Since Dec.

Bitcoin firm Coinbase raises $25 million

Bitcoin wallet and platform provider Coinbase has raised $25 million in Series B funding. The San Francisco-based company said it now has 600,000 consumer users of its Bitcoin wallet along with 16,000 merchants, and is averaging 10,000 new customer sign-ups...

JPMorgan patent application looks a lot like Bitcoin

Is Bitcoin vulnerable to similar products? JPMorgan Chase & Co. apparently thinks so. ValueWalk, citing a story in the Financial Times (which requires a subscription), reports that the banking giant has filed a patent for a system that sounds quite similar to Bitcoin.

Chinese Central Bank bans banks from Bitcoin transactions

The People's Bank of China has ruled that Bitcoin is not a proper currency and has barred Chinese banks from handling it, Finextra reports. According to the site, the People's Bank of China said Bitcoin is a virtual good, not...

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