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Tokyo Financial Exchange to launch Bitcoin futures

Tokyo Financial Exchange has formed a working group as part of an early effort to start listing futures contracts based around Bitcoin cryptocurrency, according to Bloomberg News. Cited by CoinDesk, this would constitute a first step toward pushing for a change in Japanese national law that would clear the runway for a Bitcoin future. The disclosure…

Bitcoin Bubble Burst lets you know in advance if the bitcoin bubble is bursting

From its initial worth of only about USD$0.08 (RM0.33) a unit, the price of bitcoin has risen to an all-time high of over US$10,000. With this rise, more and more people, believers and skeptics alike, are preparing for the inevitable burst of the Bitcoin bubble. If you’ve sworn allegiance to the former camp, then you…

The Pirate Bay is mining cryptocurrency with visitor’s CPU

It has been discovered that torrent site The Pirate Bay has been operating a cryptocurrency miner. The site’s visitors learned that The Pirate Bay exploits a user’s CPU to mine Monero digital coins, through JavaScript code found on the torrent site.   When users browsed specific pages on The Pirate Bay, they found a significant increase…

Bitcoin platform Luno expands to new markets across Europe

Luno, a popular Bitcoin platform, has announced its expansion to 35 new markets across Europe.   Moreover, the platform also received USD 9 million in a Series B funding round, led by London-based Balderton Capital. New investors AlphaCode and existing investors Digital Currency Group also participated in the round. This follows Luno’s USD 4 millionSeries…

Google, Apple could start accepting Bitcoin payments via new API

  Developers at Google, Apple and other tech companies have created a browser API that enable users buying goods and services online with cryptocurrency.   The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with the help of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and Mozilla initiated the project in 2013. Currently, the API is being implemented in browsers including…

Burger King to accept Bitcoin in Russia

Russian Burger King restaurants have announced that they are due to start accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.   A Moscow branch of the burger chain has started piloting Bitcoin payments, with officials now confirming a nationwide rollout. Burger King has also begun the hunt for an IT professional able…