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South Africa’s Second Largest Supermarket Chain Pick n Pay Trials Bitcoin Payments

A major supermarket chain in South Africa, Pick n Pay, has started a trial to accept bitcoin payments in-store at its head office location. A payment technology company named Electrum provides the payments platform, with bitcoin exchange Luno providing the Bitcoin payment infrastructure. Also read: Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses Pick n Pay […]

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September 18, 2017 0

The Bitcoin Cash Network Continues to Grow With an Ambitious Roadmap

It’s been over forty-eight days since the hard fork, and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is alive and well. Also Read: Bitcoin Exchange BTCC to Halt Trading as Regulatory Storm Brews in China Five Different Development Teams Are Working With the Bitcoin Cash Project As the blockchain’s days continue, BCH developers have been revealing the upcoming […]

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September 18, 2017 0

Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses

Many universities across Russia have added new courses to their existing finance curricula that are focused on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. They will offer these courses for the first time this academic year due to high demand. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Courses A number of top universities in […]

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September 18, 2017 0

Expert: Seven Reasons Why Chinese Regulators Shut Down Bitcoin Exchanges

A professor at China’s Renmin University has offered his interpretation of why the regulators are shutting down Chinese bitcoin exchanges. He outlined seven key reasons. Also read: China’s Regulatory Crackdown Forces More Bitcoin Exchange Closures Professor Yang Dong is Deputy Dean of Renmin University’s Law School and Director of Renmin’s Centre for Fintech and Internet Security. […]

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September 17, 2017 0

After the Boss Calls Bitcoin a ‘Fraud’ — JP Morgan Buys the Dip

notesJust recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on JP Morgan executive Jamie Dimon calling bitcoin a “fraud” and claiming he would fire any employee from his firm who traded the digital currency for being “stupid.” Now it seems JP Morgan has been caught red-handed purchasing a bunch of XBT shares, otherwise known as exchange-traded-notes, that track the price […]

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September 16, 2017 2

Bitcoin Journalism Wanted – We Are Hiring!

News.bitcoin.com is hiring! We are looking for an assistant editor and another staff writer/editor, preferably based in Asia (Japan/China/India) or the EU (if you live in any of the US time zones, there is no need to apply).  Bitcoin.com operates from several locations globally including Hawaii, Florida, St Kitts, Stockholm, Budapest, and Tokyo. We’ve also got […]

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September 16, 2017 0

Bitcoin Proponents Respond to JP Morgan Executive’s Statements

Bitcoin Proponents Respond to JP Morgan Executive's StatementsBitcoin proponents got fired up last week when JP Morgan executive Jamie Dimon called bitcoin a “fraud” and told the CNBC news outlet that cryptocurrency markets would end badly. Following Dimon’s opinions, many crypto-enthusiasts responded to the banker’s recent statements. Also read: GMO to Invest 10 Billion Yen in Its Own 7nm, 5nm and 3.5nm Dedicated Bitcoin […]

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September 15, 2017 0

GMO to Invest 10 Billion Yen in Its Own 7nm, 5nm and 3.5nm Dedicated Bitcoin Chips

GMO Releases Details of 7nm ASIC Chips and Bitcoin Mining FarmMore details on the Japanese Internet Giant GMO’s plans to enter the Bitcoin mining market have been released. The company has revealed the hardware and performance specifications for its upcoming 7nm process ASIC mining chips which feature very low power consumption requirements. GMO also divulged its plans to produce and sell PC-ready ASIC mining cards […]

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September 14, 2017 0

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Face Stricter Regulation and Licensure

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges May Face Stricter Regulation and LicensureChinese Bitcoin Exchanges May Face Stricter Regulation and LicensureOver the past week, bitcoiners everywhere have been focused on the speculative news of China ‘banning’ bitcoin and wondering if the stories were true. According to recent reports from local media and the country’s National Internet Finance Association (NIFA), bitcoin is not ‘illegal,’ but exchanges may face tighter regulatory supervision and might have to cease […]

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September 13, 2017 3

Calvin Ayre Asks Crypto Community For Hurricane Aid – Will Match Donations

Calvin AyreLongtime Antiqua and Barbuda resident, Calvin Ayre, wants people to send immediate relief aid to the islands. Hurricane Irma recently plowed over the island system and caused tons of damage. Ayre has been involved in the bitcoin and gaming ecosystem for many years. He implores everyone in the community to bring much-needed disaster funding to the […]

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September 12, 2017 0