• Fri, Jan. 20, 1:22 PM
    • Grayscale Investments has filed for the launch of the Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX:GBTC) on the NYSE.
    • Already pending are offerings from Winklevoss Capital (Pending:COIN) and SoildX (XBTC).
    Fri, Jan. 20, 1:22 PM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Jan. 11, 8:44 AM
    • The price of Bitcoin (OTCQB:BTCS, COIN) fell by around 10% after the People's Bank of China announced plans to inspect Bitcoin enterprises.
    • The checks will include evaluations of correct licenses, implementing anti-money laundering systems and whether there is market manipulation.
    • Following the announcement, the crypto-currency fell from around $915 to as low as $784.56.
    Wed, Jan. 11, 8:44 AM | 12 Comments
  • Tue, Jan. 10, 8:14 AM
    • Islamic militants based in the Middle East used bitcoin (OTCQB:BTCS, COIN) and online-payment services such as PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) to fund terrorist activities in Indonesia, WSJ reports.
    • "They used virtual money because that would make it harder for us to track the transaction," according to the country's financial-transactions agency, but it didn't disclose the amount that had been sent.
    Tue, Jan. 10, 8:14 AM | 21 Comments
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  • Mon, Jan. 2, 7:19 AM
    • The crypto-currency kicked off 2017 by jumping above $1,000 for the first time in three years, having outperformed all central-bank-issued currencies with a 125% climb in 2016.
    • Bitcoin (OTCQB:BTCS, COIN) may have been boosted in the past year by increased demand in China on the back of a 7% annual fall in the value of the yuan, the currency's weakest showing in over 20 years.
    • Data shows most bitcoin trading is done in China.
    Mon, Jan. 2, 7:19 AM | 82 Comments
  • Dec. 30, 2016, 2:20 PM
    • Bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) is tracking toward ending the year just short of the $1,000 level, according to quotes provided by CoinDesk.
    • The digital currency hit a high mark of $969.63 earlier today before falling back. The last time Bitcoin traded near the $1K level was late in 2013.
    • Looking ahead, SA contributor David Deuchar asks if Bitcoin could reach price parity with an ounce of gold in 2017?
    Dec. 30, 2016, 2:20 PM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 23, 2016, 4:39 AM
    • The price of Bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) has just topped $900, taking its gain this year to 107%, beating every major currency, stock index and commodity contract in 2016.
    • The last time it was at such levels was in January 2014, when the cryptocurrency was tumbling from its record price of $1,137 following the implosion of the MtGox exchange and tightening Chinese controls.
    Dec. 23, 2016, 4:39 AM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 22, 2016, 5:38 AM
    • Doubling its level from the start of 2016, bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) has crossed the $875 mark to record a new market cap all-time high of around $14.05B on the Bitstamp exchange.
    • Analysts cited several reasons for the continued surge in prices, which range from a falling Chinese yuan, the increasing demonetization of cash and the recent restriction on physical assets.
    Dec. 22, 2016, 5:38 AM | 8 Comments
  • Dec. 21, 2016, 11:02 AM
    • Bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) broke over $800 for the first time since February 2014 (right before the Mt. Gox hack).
    • The Bitcoin Price Index from Coindesk.com is registering at $827.04, more than double the level from a year ago.
    • Chineses traders are reported to be big Bitcoin buyers this year.
    Dec. 21, 2016, 11:02 AM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 16, 2016, 10:54 AM
    • Overstock.com is the first publicly-traded company to offer bitcoin trading on its shares.
    • The company distributed 126K shares this week on the bitcoin blockchain in a test of the new model. The Series A offering sold on the tØ blockchain platform for $15.68.
    • Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne calls the Bitcoin initiative a "Sputnik moment" for the burgeoning form of trading.
    • The blockchain version of Overstock's shares will trade under the OSTKP symbol.
    • Related stocks: OTCQX:GBTC, OTCPK:BTSC.
    • Related ETF: COIN.
    Dec. 16, 2016, 10:54 AM | 11 Comments
  • Nov. 9, 2016, 7:47 AM
    • Donald Trump's historic victory has pushed up bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) prices, boosted by safe-haven demand, with the cryptocurrency about 3.5% higher at $733.84.
    • Since Nov. 4, bitcoin has been stuck around the $700-709 trading band.
    Nov. 9, 2016, 7:47 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 31, 2016, 6:48 AM
    • New York's financial regulator had sights set on becoming a global hub for bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) when it adopted trailblazing virtual currency rules last year, but the state lost momentum when the agency's chief left, putting a licensing process in limbo.
    • Since then, the Department of Financial Services has issued just two BitLicenses, according to a spokesman. Another 15 applications are still pending, with four others withdrawn and four denied.
    Oct. 31, 2016, 6:48 AM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 20, 2016, 2:48 AM
    • A federal judge in New York has ruled that bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) constitutes a form of money.
    • The ruling comes from the ongoing case involving the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx and one of its former operators.
    • Anthony Murgio, who was indicted for money laundering, sought to dismiss the charges against him in part by arguing that bitcoins don't count as "funds" in the context of U.S. law.
    Sep. 20, 2016, 2:48 AM | 21 Comments
  • Aug. 18, 2016, 9:55 AM
    • There's some good news out of the U.K. for Bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) after the Gambling Commission decided to add BTC to its list of accepted payments methods.
    • CalvinAyre.com's Rebecca Liggero says online gaming operators could benefit from the development.
    • "Its possible to receive a payout in Bitcoin as a player or an affiliate and convert it instantly into the fiat currency of choice, meaning you don’t even need a Bitcoin wallet or knowledge of how Bitcoin works in order to use it," writes Liggero.
    Aug. 18, 2016, 9:55 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 15, 2016, 7:38 AM
    • Bitfinex's plan to impose losses on all its trading clients for the theft by hackers of $72M in Bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) and be granted "BFX tokens" rests on two flawed pillars, according to lawyers.
    • Imposing losses on customers who were not hacked appears to go against the company's terms of service, said Ryan Straus, a Fenwick & West lawyer.
    • The exchange's tokens could also be problematic, said Zach Zweihorn, a lawyer at DavisPolk.
    Aug. 15, 2016, 7:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 8, 2016, 10:50 AM
    • The U.S. government plans to auction over 2,700 bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) that were forfeited during several cases, including the prosecution of the creator of the online black market known as Silk Road.
    • The online auction would be held on Aug. 22, and that potential bidders must register by Aug. 18. According to Bitstamp exchange, the bitcoin are worth nearly $16.1M.
    Aug. 8, 2016, 10:50 AM