Minecraft teaches children how to use bitcoin

Popular video game Minecraft has revealed a new server that lets children learn how to use and spend bitcoin on in-game items.

FBI issues ransomware warning, offers tips for prevention

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center says that ransomware continues to spread, posing a threat to individuals and businesses alike.

'Dope' movie to accept bitcoin for tickets

An indie film with a bitcoin-based plot, will be the first movie to accept bitcoin as payment.

GoGoin, Ziftr announce merger plans to compete with bitcoin processors

The companies plan to integrate to provide a platform that offers incentives for buyers to use virtual currency.

MasterCard goes to war against virtual currencies

MasterCard is on the warpath, petitioning the U.K. to impose stricter regulations on bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Final BitLicense rules released

New York has released the final version of BitLicense, solidifying the regulatory framework in the state.

Blockchain mobile wallet app error leads to users sharing a single wallet

Bitcoin mobile wallet app Blockchain is currently dealing with an error that led to several Android users sharing a single wallet, leading to a loss of funds.

FinCEN fines Ripple Labs $700K for multiple violations

FinCEN said Ripple Labs willfully violated several requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act by acting as a money services business and selling its virtual currency, known as XRP, without registering with FinCEN.

Bitcoin mobile wallet provider selects Intercede for security

Intercede said by securing the wallets with the secure Trusted Execution Environment already present on many leading devices, the app, along with data and transactions made by it, is protected against threats that may be present on the handset.

Robocoin rolls out Romit cash remittance app

The company will exit the Bitcoin ATM business in order to focus on implementation of Romit software, which enables ATMs, kiosks and human cashiers to send money around the globe

Coinzone debuts in Czech Republic

Merchants are able to accept bitcoin mobile payments through Android and iOS apps, and the Coinzone platform features easy-to-install plugins for dozens of popular e-commerce platforms.

Bitcoin ATM rollout pending for Canadian exchange

Starting in June, the QuadrigaCX bitcoin exchange will begin an installation push in major Canadian cities, with units to be brought online in batches of five.

BitSpark secures funding, announces partnership with Bitgo

The cryptofinancial services provider says it has completed an external funding round and launched 100 percent multisignature reserves for the Bitspark Exchange platform.

Bitnet powers Rakuten's bitcoin acceptance

Bitnet said that benefits to merchants include guaranteed payment, instant global reach with no cross-border fees, no price volatility, and no fraud risk or chargebacks.

PayStand debuts mPOS product with bitcoin acceptance

The PayStand mobile app is a being offered as an extension of its payments-as-a-service platform.

Japanese ISP Rakuten adds bitcoin acceptance

The company will integrate Bitnet's payment processing platform on a number of its marketplaces.

Report: Bitcoin users to hit almost 5 million by 2019

Juniper Research has found that the number of active bitcoin users worldwide will reach 4.7 million by the end of 2019, up from just over 1.3 million last year.

Bitcoin ATM-maker Coin Outlet buys LibertyX network

Additionally, the company announced a new backend system that will allow any ATM — traditional or bitcoin — to transact on the Coin Outlet platform.

Bitcoin exchange gains access to M-Pesa through acquisition

The bitcoin exchange, named igot, buys TagPesa crypto exchange and remittance gateway.

Firms seek to secure bitcoin wallets, e-commerce apps on Android

Intercede and Rivetz partner to enable software developers to integrate a security product into their apps.

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