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Bitcoin Tech—Minus Bitcoin Currency—Could Make Big Players Bite
The new digital currency entrepreneurs are stripping the bitcoins from Bitcoin, building new iterations of the underlying blockchain technology without clinging to any digital currency token.
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Former senior JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive Blythe Masters is heading a cryptocurrency startup that aims to overhaul the way traded assets are settled and recorded. more »
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Apple Pay and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have a lot of appeal for banks looking to stay at the cutting edge of digital payments. But security and compliance risks are part and parcel of these innovations. more »
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Francisco Gonzalez, who has been warning for almost a decade of the technological transformation set to engulf the financial industry, said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 4 that his bank would define itself as a software company. more »
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The Bank of England will research whether issuing a digital currency such as Bitcoin would help it achieve its monetary policy, financial stability and regulatory goals. more »
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Home meal-prep delivery company PeachDish is working with Bitcoin processor BitPay to enable payments in the virtual currency. more »
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A technology-savvy German bank's plan to open a branchless banking platform in the U.S. could eventually pave the way for more mainstream use of cryptocurrency platforms, such as Ripple and Bitcoin. more »
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Hong Kong people who invested with a venture describing itself as a bitcoin platform are concerned their money may be gone, according to Leung Yiu Chung, a lawmaker who has taken up their case. more »
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The New York Department of Financial Services has published revisions to the agency's proposed framework for regulating virtual currencies. more »
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The New Jersey Assembly is weighing whether to pursue legislation that would make the state a haven for digital currency businesses. more »
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Opinion
The Federal Reserve appears to have looked at Bitcoin as a potential set of rails for real-time payments in the banking system but shelved the concept for now. more »
Reggie Kimble, director of business development for NCR Small Business
The launch of the U.S.'s first regulated bitcoin exchange gives an already curious merchant base more of a reason to jump into virtual currency. more »
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If consumers, designers and artists led the discussion about how we make payments in the future, they would likely come out with a vastly different system than the one technologists are creating today. more »
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