Tag Archives: Bitcoin

Jack Dorsey’s ‘Future Defining’ Plan To Bring Bitcoin To 1.2 Billion People

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has struggled to find its place in the developed world— where payments are easy, corruption is (relatively) low and infrastructure is in place. The bitcoin price has, however, climbed this year, largely due to interest in bitcoin and crypto from technology giants including Jack Dorsey’s social network Twitter and iPhone-maker Apple. Now, Dorsey, the chief executive of both payments ... Read More »

Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece

The move takes it to 20% above the level it stood at on Friday, according to the Luxembourg-based Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp. It started the year at around $1,000. Virtual currencies are largely unregulated and bypass traditional banking systems. Their growth is of increasing concern to international regulators. China and South Korea have banned any new virtual currency launches and have been ... Read More »

Government Seeks Public Views on Future of Bitcoin

HIGHLIGHTS Indian govt has sought public views on digital currencies like Bitcoin Govt has invited suggestions on its online discussion platform MyGov Use of Bitcoins is increasing in India day by day Should Bitcoin be banned, regulated, or subjected to self-regulation? The government has sought comments on this question from the public for deciding the viability of virtual currencies (VC) ... Read More »

It’s not just Bitcoin anymore…

Blockchain’s Peter Smith speaks at the Consensus 2017 conference in New York The price of Bitcoin, a digital currency once located at the fringe of finance, has been rising to new records in recent months as digital assets move into the mainstream. On Tuesday, it shot past $2,200 (£1,700), more than doubling from just two months ago. And a newer ... Read More »

From Here To Where? Bitcoin And The Future Of Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: Image Courtesy of Coindesk There’s a number of reasons why cryptocurrencies are so inherently popular. They are safe, anonymous and utterly decentralized. Unlike conventional currency, they are not controlled or regulated by some singular authority, their flow is determined entirely by market demand. They are also nigh impossible to counterfeit, thanks to the paranoidly complicated code system that encrypts ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: An Electric Motorcycle Maker, Bitcoin Trading Platform, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in an auto rickshaw aggregator, platforms for lifestyle product discovery, Bitcoin trading, expert advice, and a maker of electric motorcycles. Jugnoo Paytm announced Monday that it led the Series B funding of $10 million in Chandigarh-based Jugnoo. The auto-rickshaw hailing and hyperlocal delivery mobile app received $5 million from Paytm and the remaining from ... Read More »