Will Banks Wake Up to the Competitive Threat of Bitcoin? March 24, 2014Banks can help prevent disintermediation by digital currencies by providing faster payments. Why Bitcoin Won’t Die March 07, 2014Despite the headlines following Mt. Gox, Bitcoin is stronger and more resilient than it appears. What's the Matter With Bitcoin Exchanges? March 04, 2014The downfall of Mt. Gox highlights the instability of many virtual currency trading markets.
How New York State Is Looking to Regulate Bitcoin February 21, 2014A New York State regulator emphasized the need to balance preventing money laundering with encouraging innovation in a public Q&A on Reddit yesterday. Most U.S. Consumers Uncomfortable with Using Alternative Currencies February 07, 2014A new survey shows that U.S. consumers are mostly unaware of Bitcoin and the concept of alternative currencies, and also would never use them. Bitcoin Now Accepted Here, NBA Team Says January 17, 2014Pro Basketball Team the Sacramento Kings is the first major pro sports franchise to accept the virtual currency.
Banking on the Death of Cash December 13, 2013Virtual currencies and new types of digital payments could reduce consumers’ reliance on cash. Startup Set To Introduce First Bitcoin ATM October 28, 2013The first ATM that exchanges cash for Bitcoins is set to go live tomorrow. The Future Marriage of Virtual Currency and Mobile Payments in Canada September 27, 2013Virtual currency and mobile payments could make a perfect combination in Canada, which could also lead to wider virtual currency adoption elsewhere.
Regulators Take Closer Look at Bitcoin August 14, 2013The Senate committee on homeland security and the New York State Department of Financial Services are both examining new ways to regulate virtual currencies. Court Rules Bitcoin Is Real Money August 08, 2013The court ruled that Bitcoin is real currency and can be regulated as such by the U.S. government. How Regulators Should Treat Virtual Currencies June 13, 2013Regulators have turned an alert eye on the emerging virtual currency market, and it is only a matter of time before they formulate anti-money laundering and fraud prevention rules specific to the new market. Bottoms Up For Bitcoin June 12, 2013The virtual currency popular with libertarians is now being accepted by a chain of U.K. pubs.
Amazon Launches Digital Currency for Kindle Fire Customers May 13, 2013After filing an application for a mobile wallet patent last month, Amazon continues to make moves in payments by adding a new digital currency, Amazon Coins, for its app store. Is Bitcoin Becoming a Bank? December 07, 2012A European Bitcoin exchange says it has been granted payments service provider status by French officials.
BitPay Exceeds 1,000 Merchants for Bitcoin September 14, 2012Bitpay, a payments service provider for virtual currencies, offers tools for merchants to accept Bitcoin.
Fifth Third Expanding Remote Currency Manager Services September 11, 2012The Cincinnati-based bank is partnering with Loomis Armored courier service to provide its RCM services to more retailers nationwide.
Has Bitcoin Finally Arrived? September 04, 2012A New Hampshire state representative recently added a donation option on his website to accept the digital currency. Capital One Bank To Pay $210 Million in Refunds and Penalties for Deceptive Marketing Practices July 18, 2012Capital One agreed with regulators at the CFPB and the OCC to pay penalties and customer refunds for failing to monitor its vendors that were deceptively marketing its credit products. J.P. Morgan Enhances Web Currency Services Portal January 18, 2012J.P. Morgan enhances web currency services portal; upgraded online system is designed to help banks gain a variety of detailed views of cash transactions and analytical dashboards.