JPMorgan tests blockchain for loan streamlining

The banking giant has begun to experiment with the blockchain. It plans to utilize the technology for loan settlements.

Mobile Payments Today report shows consumers not ready to embrace change

This year's state-of-the-Industry report contains 50-plus pages of charts, comparison data and actionable advice.

Netflix executive considers bitcoin for payments

Recently, Netflix launched its streaming service to more than 130 new countries; however payments remain a challenge. During a Q&A session, Netflix CFO David Wells brought up bitcoin as a possible solution to this problem

London startup develops NFC-enabled bitcoin mobile app

Plutus has announced the development of a new app that will enable users to send bitcoin payments to more than 32 million merchants worldwide.

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Uphold adds more P2P funding options

This is the second phase of the company's global rollout, following the recent rollout of similar functionality in Europe announced in October.

Microsoft working on faster blockchain

Microsoft is launching its own version of the blockchain, which reports indicate is almost 40 times faster than the bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin founder nominated for Nobel Prize in Economics

A ULCA professor nominated the anonymous bitcoin founder known only as Satoshi Nakamoto and has offered to accept the prize on his behalf if he does not show up to claim it.

Bitcoin to be sixth largest reserve currency, research says

By 2030, bitcoin will be the sixth largest global reserve currency, according to new research. Developing economies and blockchain investment will be the primary drivers of growth.

Blockchain Alliance forms to tackle bitcoin crime

The Chamber of Digital Commerce and Coin Center recently announced the formation of a public-private forum for the bitcoin community, the Blockchain Alliance, which plans to tackle the issue of bitcoin crime and open dialogue with law enforcement.

Winklevoss twins' bitcoin exchange receives BitLicense

The Winklevoss twins' new bitcoin exchange, Gemini, has become one of the first to be approved for a BitLicense from the NYDFS.

First BitLicense application approved by NYDFS

Payments company Circle Internet Financial has become the first company to receive an approved BitLicense.

US bitcoin company expands to Singapore retailers

U.S. based bitcoin company Coinbase has expanded to Singapore retailers to offer buy and sell operations.

Major UK bank to accept bitcoin

Barclays plans to begin accepting bitcoin later this year for charitable donations.

Survey participants wanted for 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report.

Greece to receive 1,000 bitcoin ATMs

BTCGreece and virtual currency provider Cubits are planning to deploy 1,000 bitcoin ATMs in Greece, in the wake of economic malaise.

Detroit businesses adopt bitcoin payments

Several businesses in Detroit are beginning to accept bitcoin as a payment option.

New Jersey smoke shop welcomes state's first bitcoin ATM

The deployer, Kointron, plans to expand to additional locations in New Jersey and New York.

Bitcoin companies offer services to Greek citizens

Since the Greek debt crisis began, there have been a number of reports on whether Greek residents were making use of bitcoin. However, several companies are now beginning to offer services specifically to Greek residents.

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.

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