Greetings from Bitcoin Island.

September 12th, 2015|

No place on the planet has welcomed digital currencies as warmly as the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man is a strange place. Home to four-horned sheep, cats without tails, and perfectly preserved Victorian-era steam locomotives, this rock in the middle of the Irish Sea is perhaps best known for hosting the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race, the […]

Bitcoin Venture Capital Markets Heating up as Five Bitcoin Startups Raise $45 Million

September 10th, 2015|

This week, five Bitcoin startups, including Chronicled, Chain, Abra, Case and Coinalytics, have raised more than $45 million in funding from Wall Street investors and banks, Silicon Valley venture capital firms and angel investors. The recent funding rounds also showed a significant increase in corporate investors, rather than just traditional venture capitalists. These five funding announcements […]

Second Bitcoin company all set to get listed on the Australian stock market!

September 7th, 2015|

Australia-based start-up, the ‘Bitcoin Group,’ is set to become the second company to get listed on the Australian stock market! The company is zealously also striving to raise $20 million via issuing 100 million new shares to the public at 20 cents each.

As per the plan, the company is hoping to start trading on the […]

Why are banks suddenly taking Bitcoin seriously?

September 6th, 2015|

All hail the Financial Revolution!

Dominic Frisby explains why financial institutions are waking up to blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin

YOU PROBABLY studied the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions at school. You are now living through the Financial Revolution.

This is all happening thanks to a breakthrough bit of tech called ‘blockchain’.

“There is so much pull and interest on this right now,” […]

Haven Investor: Generating Income from Bitcoin through peer to peer lending

September 5th, 2015|

Holding Bitcoin, as an alternative asset to safeguard wealth compared to precious metals has several advantages from being free and easy to store to being able to generate a good source of income through peer to peer lending.

There are currently 3 big platforms that are strong players in peer to peer lending of Bitcoin to […]

BitLendingClub beats BTCJam in Bitcoin loans volume!

September 5th, 2015|

Online bitcoin loans marketplace BitLendingClub has announced via a blog post that it has officially become the world’s biggest bitcoin lending marketplace by servicing more than $430,000 worth of loans in June. With this, the company defeated its closest competitor BTCJam which served $415,000 for the same time period.

However, the success didn’t come to the […]

Chinese Capital controls may create next Bitcoin Boom

September 5th, 2015|

Over the past year, investment money has been flowing out of China’s markets at a record pace, creating great instability in not just China, but globally. The largely state-controlled economy has seen new measures to stem the tide, and massive capital controls may be on the horizon, creating a great opportunity for Bitcoin to peak […]

Barclays goes for Bitcoin!

August 31st, 2015|

Barclays set to become first UK high street bank to accept bitcoin as it starts taking charity donations in the virtual currency

Company set to partner with a ‘bitcoin exchange’ or spending platform
Has two bitcoin ‘labs’ in London and has been collaborating with start-ups
Bought with real money and traded online, a bitcoin is worth around $230
It […]

Bitcoin comes to Cuba

August 28th, 2015|

The first reported bitcoin transactions between the US and Cuba mark the latest innovation brought to the island’s complicated economy, as the two countries normalize relations.
Fernando Villar, the Cuban-American founder of a group called BitcoinCuba, told Crypto-Currency News that he made the transaction this week using public wi-fi networks that Cuba’s socialist government has started […]

Iran’s first bitcoin exchange opens in effort to exploit ‘huge untapped market’

August 28th, 2015|

The first ever bitcoin exchange in Iran has opened, opening up the cryptocurrency to a previously untapped market. BTXCapital will offer instant deposits and real-time buy and sell orders to users in the country through Draglet’s exchange platform, though regulatory issues surrounding bitcoin in Iran remain unclear.

There are more than 46 million internet users in […]