AuthorJoseph Bradley

Wirex Launches Free Bitcoin Virtual Debit Card

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Wirex gets it.  Cryptos are only as valuable as the accompanying level of usability. Is this what mass adoption of bitcoin looks like? UK-based group Wirex is now offering a free virtual debit card through its pre-existing app. A user can easily download the app, register their account, download the card and then choose to load it with a variety of currency options.(Currently EUR, GBP, USD or BTC...

Cloud Storage Provider Seafile Chooses Bitcoin, Ditches Paypal

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Seafile has announced that they will ditch Paypal payments and instead turn to bitcoin. This is an interesting decision with an even more interesting rationale and implication. In 2013, Seafile emerged as a business-oriented cloud-based storage solution, with a different approach. They provided their customized storage solutions within a company's previously existing private cloud. The service...

PwC Partners BitSE to Expedite Blockchain Rollout in China, Hong Kong

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PwC continues to ramp up their blockchain offerings with a new partnership in China. PwC brings credibility and size to the table while BitSE brings blockchain specific knowledge.  PwC recently announced a partnership with BitSE in order to accelerate adoption of blockchain in China and Hong Kong. BitSE is a Shanghai-based start up that founded by ex-IBM, Louis Vuitton, and Alibaba employees and...

U.S. Department of Health Calls for Blockchain Research

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just put out a call for White Papers that address the utilization of blockchain in healthcare. Let's see what happens. A Call For Papers HHS recently offered a press release [PDF] that asked for registrants to register and respond to the prompt, "Blockchain and Its Emerging Role in Healthcare and Health-related Research.” Within the release...

New Partnership Enables Bitcoin Payroll in Mexico

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"Brexit" or not, interconnected economies are a reality. It is here to stay and technology can certainly increase the potentiality of labor mobility. One of the lynchpins has always been the massive friction that comes with cross-border payments. Bitcoin make a lot of sense as a solution. Enter the new relationship in Mexico between Bitso and Bitwage. Bitwage and Bitso A quick refresher...

Colbitex, Colombia's First Bitcoin Exchange Released In Testnet

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On June 3, 2016, Colombia's first Bitcoin exchange, Colbitex, launched in testnet. The Colombian market seems to have all the right characteristics for increased adoption and the embrace of exchanges. Time will tell. The Vision For Colbitex The project was founded by Roman Parra, an industrial production engineer and marketing specialist, and Carlos Mesa, a computer systems engineer. When...

Industry Heads Convene to Talk Public Blockchains on a Private Island

Bitcoin Blockchain Summit Necker Island

Blockchain Summit 2016 is here. From June 4th through June 7th many thought leaders of blockchain tech will converge on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. No doubt idea exchange will be flowing. So too will the irony that the future of blockchain, a tech that is defined by enabling trustless exchange, is being discussed on a private island. Summer is a great season. Sun, surf, longer days...all...

National Guard Personnel Busted In Bitcoin Driven Scheme

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It's true. Bitcoin can offer some degree of anonymity. The tell has always been in the "on" and "off" ramps connected to the ledger. These knuckleheads, as many before them, sought to utilize a system they did not understand for nefarious means. And as many before them, they were caught. Only this time, they worked for the National Guard. Recently, five members of the District of Columbia Army...

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